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A Vow of Thorns

(Blackest Gold #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  1,076 ratings  ·  198 reviews
Spring 2017

Never disobey the court.

Never disobey the crown.

And never tame that vicious heart.

In A Vow of Thorns, sacred laws are broken when a beauty holds an iron heart.
Paperback, 1st Edition, 322 pages
Published May 3rd 2017 by Library and Archives Canada
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1.) Vein Of Love ★★
2.) Body of The Crime ★★★

“You will be my equal, my queen, my night sky of darkness. I would wage war for you. I would move mountains and steal stars. Anything, anything…”

Good dear Lord, this was one of the best Fantasy Romance books I’ve ever read.

The previous two books mostly took place in Manhattan, and even though they heavily had fantasy aspects, they always still read like contemporaries. Then R. Scarlett gave me a medieval castle, and fall equinox hunts, and feasts,
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Vow Of Thorns - R. Scarlett:

A Vow of Thorns is book three in the Blackest Gold series by R. Scarlett. I just finished reading this book five minutes ago. I can’t breathe, my heart is racing and I can hardly put a coherent thought together. Should I wait to write this review so I can calm down? Or should I attempt to convey my thoughts now when it is all fresh? I’m going to try. So here I go!

A Vow Of Thorns - R. Scarlett:

What a ride this series has been. What changes have occurred from the first book until now! Let’s start with Tensley Knight. This part
R. Scarlett
Feb 03, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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She owned that iron heart.

"You won't be alone."

A Vow of Thorns is the third book in the Blackest Gold Series. The series must be read in order. This Series is a Paranormal Romance Reader's Paradise as with each book this fantastical world unveils more terror and more passion. As the plot continues to thicken, the fate of Tensely Knight and Molly Darling is left to be determined.

"He'd rip their throats out with his teeth. The predators out there had never met the real beast."
Tensley and Molly have finally come to an
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
That End! OMG I'm not okay right now... :'(

Tensley. My beast. My heart.... <3

“I love you, Molly Darling. I realized I don't give a fuck about what I am, who I'm supposed to be and the things I'm forbidden to say. I love you with my whole cruel heart. It's wild and ruthless, but it beats for you and only for you, my dolcezza. You've turned a sullen, dark, pitiful heart into a living, pounding beast.”
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books

Okay so... Words cannot describe how freaking incredible this love story was. Not only was there an aspect of suspense that as a reader myself whom likes dark romance, and the mystery of finding out the truth in a story in which not only is the climax the main point of it all, but the plot itself makes me want to rip my hair out and find out for MORE! R. Scarlett has become one of my ultimate favorites
Natalie The Biblioholic
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, arc, dual-pov, paranormal
It's LIVE & on Blog Tour!!

What. The. Actual. Fuzz! R. Scarlett... I don't know whether to hug you or hit you. I'm playing *squeeze* It's just that right now I feel like my heart has been ripped right out of my chest.

So cruel.

I don't even know how I really feel at the moment. Crazy? Insane? Bewildered? Lost? WTF!!!

On the one hand, I absolutely loved Molly in this installment. She held her shite together and was the perfect complement to Tensley. And on the other hand, Tensley wrecked me. I
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


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descriptionMama Mia am I enjoying the hell out of this series. I'll admit I have the attention span of a 2-year-old when it comes to multiple books featuring the same couple. I start to get frustrated and lose interest. And to be 100% honest I DID feel a bit of that when we reached the end of this one. Not the
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
R. Scarlett keeps on delivering an entertaining and very thrilling storyline. Wow. I was on the edge of my seat numerous times and that cliffy. Wowza. It was heartbreaking and cruel but so interesting for the story and the next book. I’m so in love with this series and especially Molly and Tensley. They keep evolving and show so many layers and nuances. My love for them and R. Scarlett’s talent knows no bounds. She takes the characters to the edge and makes them take the plunge. I appreciate tha ...more
This is the third book in this series and it's my favourite one yet!!!! It ends on a major cliffy and I'm dying to begin the last instalment!!! Review to come!
Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance



May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The third installment could easily be named "the evolution of Tensley Knight" cause the fact that this anti-hero changed completely, from scratch, fighting and winning his inner turmoil and struggles within that we've experienced in previous two books. It escalated into the notion that everything is possible, even for a ruthless cruel, cold blooded demon to grow a heart.
You fucking changed me

what they feel towards each other goes beyond comprehention, especially for Tensley,
Every single m
Melanie (mells_view)
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Well that just happened.

Tensely & Molly definitely turn up the heat in book three of this four part series! This book picks up close to where we last left off. With Molly away in Paris for her internship, and Tensley trying to keep Fallen off of her scent and the Scorpios alive and in charge.

So many things happen in this book, but I don't want to ruin it, so I'm going to keep it on the down low. What I will say is this is another incredibly well written installment where R. Scarlett throws
Sissy's Romance Book Review
' A Vow of Thorns' by R. Scarlett is book Three in the 'Blackest Gold' series. This continues the story of Tensely and Molly. I do feel strongly that you have to have read the other books to fully enjoy this one. There is also another cliffhanger that leads into the next book in this series.
In this book Tensely finally goes with his feelings and knows that Molly is his life. I like how he was 'stepping up to the plate' in this book. Molly too was stronger in the book and shown how much she has
5+ "Black Soul" Stars

Vows. Greed. Soul destroying LOVE.

I am speechless.

One of the BEST books I've read this year and this series just keeps getting better.

A Vow of Thorns picks up where Body of the Crime left off. Tensely and Molly are trying to keep themselves safe and not fall prey to the evil plans of those that wish to take Tensely's legacy. But as Molly fully comes into her own, she's right by Tensely's side and will not let him fight alone. They're in it together until the end. But wit
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-favorites
O.M.G!! I can't believe what I just read! My heart has been ripped out!

A Vow of Thorns has just gone on my favorite books list of the books that I've read so far this year. Rebecca Scarlett has such a way of luring you in and making you fall hook, line and sinker in love with this story and these characters. I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT!

There's not much that I can say without giving anything away and this is a story that you don't want anyone to ruin for you. I can say that I love Tensley a
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4.5 Stars *****

Cannot be read as a standalone.

My goodness.... This book is incredibly good! A Vow of Thorns is so far my favorite in the series.

Tensley and Molly are now up against Fallen, the king of all demons. And these two come together beautifully to get out of an impossible situation.

I think one of the reasons why I love this book better than all the others is because of the transformation of the characters. Molly isn't fighting the attraction and she learns to put her trust in Ten
5 'WHAT THE FUCK' stars!!!

"My bride. My confidant. Someone you should show some goddamn respect to."

How does Tensley react to news Molly has for him?

What happens when Scorpios is thereatened?
Make them bow.
Make them cower.
Make them think twice before threatening them.

How does Tensley protect the ones he loves when all odds are against him?

How will Molly be able to handle the cruel changes?
His bloody hand touched her wet cheek, and then, her parted lips, smearing his blood and the king
Oh. My. Lord. You have got to be kidding me!!! How can it end like that? How will I ever recover from this? Noooooo. No no no. MY HEART IS BLEEDING. I think I stared at that last page, on those last few lines for several more minutes, in denial that it was already the end of A Vow of Thorns. I stared stupidly, wishing for more chapters to magically appear! I feel completely and pathetically BROKEN. R. Scarlett—congratulations, you just freaking broke me. I think I left my shattered heart on the ...more
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing

You know those books that make you put them down just to say "are you fucking kidding me" out loud to your dog, the only one who's there to hear my rants at 3:00 am. Well, this is one of those books.

After falling completely in love with Molly and Tensley Knight in Body of the Crime, I am no longer surprised by how easily R. Scarlett pulls me in with her storytelling. Fantasy, action, suspense, and a swoon-worthy romance–this book has it all.

A Vow of Thorns set the bar high and shattered it, tak

5 ✨ 5 ✨ 5 ✨ 5 ✨ 5 ✨

No. Nope. Didn't happen. OMG that was the end.

Cliffy. I'm *eyes and mouth wide open* yes that's me with that expression after this ending AND I thought this was it but NOOOOO there's another book. Why! Why! Why! Is this happening.

*coughs* okay now that's over I LOVED it. Well not the ending but the beginning gave me a story that was feeling a little too to slow and heartbreaking to the middle that kind of yeah was like meh meh which wa
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
★5 Stars! A vow of thorns... Captivating, powerful, compelling, alluring, magical and emotional read from the very beginning to the very end!
“You will be my equal, my queen, my night sky of darkness. I would wage war for you. I would move mountains and steal stars. Anything, anything,”
Colleen Scidmore
Ok wow. This series just keeps getting better!
I love Tensley and Molly together. The games have stopped they have each other's backs through thick and thin. But the thick just keeps getting thicker. At every turn they are tested.
And getting through unscathed looks harder and harder.
This book also leaves off on a cliff hanger that has me aching to read the next book. But I have to be patient. I've got way more on my TBR list, but I'm seriously thinking of chucking that to the wind to see what th
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Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Please give me an eternity to process these thoughts and emotions.

It's been a while since a book has left me utterly speechless but oh my god. This one had everything!!! It was fast-paced, it was exhilarating, and that ending?! I wasn't ready!
Like seriously, the words don't come to me as I type. I didn't expect anything this book gave me and yet I ate it up like it was the last book I would get to read!

I have already fallen DEEPLY in love with these characters and it's no surprise
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Ohmyohmyohmyohmyohmy...... ** Freaking out here **

I don't know how the story is going to progress from here out , but that cliffhanger was B-R-U-T-A-L ... I mean wow ... R.Scarlett definitely didn't hold back any punches in this story .. The first two books looked like preludes in comparison to what happens in this exciting follow up . The world building is fantastic , the characters are intriguing ( even if they were the bad guys ) and I don't think I need to say this
Julia ⏃  ✦ The Romance Rebels ⏃ ✦
***6 Heart-Wrenching Stars***

"If I had a heart, " he whispered darkly, her piercing eyes finding his in the heavy fog of desire and heat, " it'd be yours."


I'm writing my review as tears fall down my cheeks. My heart has shattered into a million pieces, I feel empty inside. It hurts to breathe as I comprehend what went down in the last few chapters. The Blackest Gold series is by far my all time favorite PNR reads to date! Tensely and Molly's story is so beautiful, heart-wrenching, and simp
Hanna's Book Obsession
This book is absolutely Perfect!! R. Scarlett never ceases to amaze me and she freaking hit it out of the park with this one. It is officially one of my All Time Favorite books!! This story is everything. Tensley and Molly are one of a kind couple! They have my whole heart! This book was absolutely marvelous! So much happens in this! I was constantly surprised and I never knew what was going to happen next! I don't want to give anything away so all I'm going to say is that Tensley and Molly have ...more
RATING: 5 Hearts!

This book was AMAZING! A truly wonderful PNR series that checks all my inner PNR fanatic boxes. All I can say is, I need the final book now cause that cliffhanger is a killer!
Crystal B
holy shit! each one of these books keeps getting better ! 4.5*
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R. Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel.

When she's not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car rides,

Other books in the series

Blackest Gold (4 books)
  • Vein Of Love (Blackest Gold, #1)
  • Body of The Crime (Blackest Gold, #2)
  • To Crown A Beast (Blackest Gold, #4)