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Once upon a time, there was a girl who stopped believing in fairy tales after her innocence was stolen.

Morgan Myers is tired. So damn tired. Most people either push her around or brush her off, and she's not putting up with it anymore. Determined to reclaim the life that had been stolen from her, she puts her trust in the last person she ever expected to: the notorious
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published February 6th 2017 by J.M. Darhower
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5 Stars!!

“Maybe we’re all crazy. Maybe the trick in life is just to find someone whose crazy plays well with your own.”

Once again, J.M. Darhower managed to amaze me with her talent! I don’t have enough words to tell you how much I loved this story. I absolutely loved every single aspect of it, 'Grievous' being without a doubt one of the best (in every way) conclusion I’ve read so far. Lorenzo and Morgan ‘Scarlet' ’s story was amazingly written, so addictive and original, so…perfect. If you
Hulya Kara Yuksel
22nd May,2018
So far I read this book 3 times and still it's so freaking good. I'll never get tired of this crazy man! <3

“For the first time in a long time, I feel this strange twinge inside of me. It’s hard to describe. It’s a tightening in my chest. It’s a tingling in my fingertips. It feels as if my lungs are trembling, like the weak punk bitches are trying to stop functioning.
The woman has got me all fucked up here, flipped upside down and inside out.
It’s like the striking of a match.
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3 Stars

This was a super solid read.

JMD writes good mafia, that’s indisputable; however something kept me from loving this...or just full on “really liking this” per the classic 4-star GR definition. And I have no idea what that something is. Cause it was solid. And I loved Lorenzo. So much.

So it’s probably just me being a nit picky asshole unsure of exactly which nit to pick. So I’m just gonna say I read this wrong and call it a day.
*baffled shrug*
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

She wants the fairy tale with the happy ending. All I have are bullet holes in a house with no soul.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a fan of duets or trilogies. It always starts out great and then fizzles out for me at the end. That's why I'm so blown away right now after finishing this book? Because this was quite possibly the best conclusion that I have ever read. Period. It couldn't have had a better ending. Talk about going out with a bang. DAMN. I'm still calming my tits over


If I thought I loved Lorenzo while reading Menace, nothing, and I MEAN NOTHING, could have prepared me for what I felt for him while reading this.

There really isn't much I can say about Grievous without revealing major plot points from book 1 or spoiling everything from this book. But I can say Grievous picks up right where Menace leaves off.

I can say this book is filled with action, revenge, crazy twists and turns, and some scenes that were so emotional
"I've got you."

J.M. Darhower has done it again! Grievous is the second book in the Scarlet Scars series, and it is flawless. With strong characters, an intense plot, passion, and non-stop action, my emotions were on overdrive the entire read.

"Stupid little suka, you will always be mine."
Grievous picks up directly after Menace. Lorenzo and Scarlet have been thrown together in the midst of a tornado. Scarlet is desperate to get back what she has lost, and although Lorenzo is a cold hearted
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
4.25 STARS

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“You can call me sir if it gives you the tingles. Otherwise let’s just stick with Gambini.

This is why I love J.M Darhower. Her ability to reel you in and leave you tethering on the edge of your seat while throwing back shots like it’s going out of style because there’s no way you’re getting through this story sober.

This is why I love bad ass alphas. They’re take no prisoners attitude and knowing one way or another, these guys are gonna sh*t done. They’re lawless, fearless,
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scarlet-scars
Lorenzo Gambini deserves way more than five stars. I'm pretty sure that he is my soul mate.

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Things that I love about Lorenzo..


I could go on but I think you get it.

If you haven't met Lorenzo Gambini, you are sooo missing out because he is the mother fucking man!!
Jennifer Kyle
4.25 Stars
Amy | Foxy Blogs
I need a moment to catch my breath. GRIEVOUS was everything I had hoped for and more. I've been anxiously waiting for this second part knowing that Ms. Darhower was going to blow this out of the water. I never doubt her abilities to write the best dark books out there.

If you're wondering what kind of work our anti-hero, Lorenzo, does he has summed it up for us:
"We bribe a bunch of motherf*ckers to look the other way as we funnel the good sh*t in from Cuba. I deal with our connections and
3.5 Stars

**Please note that I had a crazy packed weekend away from my books/iPad right after finishing this. Please forgive me if I miss any details or get anything wrong, as I seem to do best if I write my reviews right away (which didn't happen here) **

Overall Opinion: This was a cute conclusion to the duet. I liked it, but not quite as much as the first. I really wanted some more HEA moments! Maybe another (and further) jump ahead epilogue?!? I loved, loved, loved the H's interactions
Jacqueline's Reads
3.5 Stars

I wasn't a huge fan of Menace. I gave it three stars and so you are probably wondering why I would read the second book? Well it's a single parent book duh!

The book started out good. It has been some months since I read the first one and so I went into this one with a fresh outlook and open mind.

I liked the beginning and I liked the relationship between the Heroine and Hero.

I just found some parts dragging. It's been two weeks since I read a decent book so I'm kind of in a moody
5 "Dark and Fluffy" Stars

I am in love with this series! And I'm in love with J.M. Darhower and her dark heroes and strong heroines. This duet was perfectly executed and gave me everything I wanted and more. Grievous is the conclusion to Menace and I can't recommend this duet enough.

Grievous picks up where Menace ended. Lorenzo and Morgan are searching for a way to find Morgan's daughter and to finally put the nail in the coffin that is her past. But first they have to find and get rid of her
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
5 - Buster the Badass Bunny - Stars

Lorenzo is the perfect anti-hero....I absolutely love his personality.
“Why all the fucking staring? Do I got something on my face?” Ha-ha. Fuck you.

And Lorenzo and Morgan/Scarlet together....Let me just say....
"I found myself starting to give a fuck about you."
I don’t like it, not at all, because as she says those words, I come to realize, in the moment, that feeling might be mutual.

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If you read book 1, then you know when we last finished there
“They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Is it really any wonder why mine are fucked up?” – Lorenzo

“I see it when I look him in the eyes. I see the agony he feels. He’s tortured, twisted, all tied up in knots. He’s busy beating himself up inside. But most people don’t see that, because they don’t look at him. They turn away from the surface, terrified, because what he shows the world can be downright fucking scary. But if they just took a second to really see him, they’d know what I

5 "I love this dangerous, menacing asshole" stars!

Holy crap that was good! I think this is my favorite J.M Darhower book. Loved! I can just feel the book hangover starting and I just finished 5 minutes ago.
4* scarlet heart STARS!!



Long version:
Menace really left me hanging with WTF will happened next. When Morgan Myers was desperate, Lorenzo Gambini decided to step into her life. Lorenzo claimed he's not a white knight but he will do anything to help her. He's no fairy tale for her, but he will give her the happy ending she deserved.

They have a complicated chemistry, but definitely not love. They're just enjoying each other company for now. Big surprise

3.75 "Lorenzo" stars
Face your fears and wipe your tears

And the conclusion came...

Honestly, the ultimate bright point of this story is in fact the main character!

I loved Lorenzo!
he was nothing like I am used to reading about mobsta men, he was a refreshment in his glorious dark persona filled with sarcasm and brisk snappy lines that just spoke to me on a deeper level


unfortunately, the story itself wasnt that thrilling at all, in fact at times i even felt a bit annoyed with the
Hana ♡

Wow... what an amazing continuation to this series. After the cliffhanger from book 1 I was so eager to get into this story and learn more about Morgan's little Scarlet S. I just can't express how much I loved everything from the characters to the plot, the action, the romance - it was just so perfect! I could not put it down!

Lorenzo made this book for me - his thoughtfulness towards Morgan was so adorable. Particularly because he's allergic to emotions. He is not good
Beatrice Masaluñga
I put all my current reads on hold to start this sequel because I'm so hooked with Lorenzo Gambini and Morgan Myers. I can't resist and HOLY. MOTHER. OF. MAFIA. this exceeded beyond my expectations. It puts me on the edge of my damn seat. It's more intense, action-packed, explosive plot twists, and some scenes truly stirred my emotions. Dammit, I almost cry over it.

It begins from the last part of Menace as Morgan is running out of time to save someone and Lorenzo is willing to help her at any
5+++++ stars

"I pity whoever might cross this man if he ever truly lets the coldness consume him. He’s clinging to a life raft right now. The moment he says fuck it and lets go, everyone’s going to drown in the waves he creates because he’s not going down alone. Should that scare me? Probably. Does it? Nope."

What do I love the most about Lorenzo? You never know how he is going to handle a situation. Everytime you think you have a handle on who he is, he surprises you. Out of all of the heroes I
I am so happy I've found this series and so thankful to J.M.Darhower for crafting these amazing characters which connected so effortlessly with my feelings. I loved every minute of this book and waited anxiously for the end, because I knew it will be something different and not the average HEA we romance lovers crave every time.

"Grievous" is far more alert and complex than "Menace" because it settles another pace, with a lot of action and breathtaking moments. Our favorite heroes, Morgan and
Melanie A.
Audio: 5 STARS!
Story: 4 STARS!
Should have just tossed the grenade and ended it before it started.
Truer words . . . but I'm not AT ALL sorry I read it!

This duet was nothing like I thought it would be. In fact, I don't think I've ever been more confounded by my expectations-to-reality ratio.

But once I got into the swing of things - and accepted the slightly farcical nature of this story - I found myself enjoying it more and more.

In this installment, the characters hit their stride . . . and
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

4.5 fabulous stars!

'She wants the fairy tale with the happy ending. All I have are bullet holes in a house with no soul.'

And…..breathe! Well, that was one suspense laden ride! What a thrilling end to a fabulous duet. The Scarlet Scars Duet started with the more mellow Menace and culminated in the heart stopping, gritty edge of your seat conclusion, Grievous. What a bloody fantastic read this was!

J M Darhower really knows how to thrill and entertain a reader. Whether we're grinning like fools
5 Stars!
Damn I'm glad real life went my way for me the past few days because once I started Menace I was so damn happy that I could instantly start this one! I seriously didn't want to put either book down once I started!
Loved this one just as much as the first!!! Lorenzo went straight to my favorite bad boy shelf! I loved him! I can't help but to love the assholes with a heart! Him and Scarlet cracked me up so many times! They were funny and super sexy too! My feelings were all over the place
If this duology had been shoved into just a single book, I would have rated it higher. But as it stands, the first book was good because it had interesting character development, and this book was good because it had a lot more action to it. Together that would have been a great book, but separated it's just a good half of a story that didn't need to be this long. I mean, I listened to the audio book and the main problem for the characters was already resolved but there was still 2 hours left in ...more
Ah-mazing!!! Loved this series, but it's not for the fainthearted..
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

Time to regroup
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This story took my breath away, like seriously, these men these amazing authors dream up, lordy, they leave me breathless
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I was sucked into this story in Menace and man did it play out absolutely brilliantly in Grevious. The ride that this author takes you on, you are definitely guaranteed a bumpy, turbulent ride, so I suggest taking your motion sickness pills.
I absolutely need more, I want more, I crave more!! Lorenzo and Scarlet have this amazing story, this connection, I
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I’m not exactly keen on waiting for anything.
Nor am I good at planning, for that matter.
I’m the shoot first, ask questions never type... you know, the kind to toss a grenade in a packed room to solve a personal problem?”
“You see, people don’t really listen anymore, no... they just sit around waiting for everyone else to shut up, waiting until it’s finally their turn to talk. Back and forth, an endless cycle that gets us nowhere, because nobody really gives a shit about what’s being said.” 7 likes
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