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Control: Hayley's Spiral (Spiralling Ink #3)

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“You see, I've been watching you since I came back. I've seen the way you move people around as if they were all chess pieces to your queen...” his hand slid across my belly and wound its way to my hip.
“But you see, you may well be the queen...” his hand smoothed over my arse, his fingers digging tightly into my flesh. “But I’m the king.”
He yanked my body into his and fina
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Published April 21st 2017 by Karen Raines
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Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

I was more than ready to start reading Hayley's story in Control. While most other readers despised Hayley, I just knew beneath her scarred, sarcastic, and bitter facade was a woman who needed to heal from the tragedy that struck her group of friends in Loved, the first book in the Spiralling Ink series. It wasn't long and I was laughing and crying along with the crew and hesitant to finish Hayley and Del's story. They are everything that you co
Janet Harrall
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I loved books 1 and 2 Ive got to say Control has become my favourite. This story is amazing. I love that the gorgeous Del never stops trying to win Hayley's affections and the way he calls her Red. I love the fact that although Hayley is a sarcastic sassy bitch she wants to be loved but feels unworthy, ugly and doesn't need anyone. The sex scenes in this book had me breaking into a sweat !!. This story was full of deep emotions and fears as well as laughs and good banter between the cha ...more
Amanda Andrews
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Control is book three in the Spiralling Ink series and it is fantastic!! I absolutely LOVED Haley's sass in the first two books, but it was nice to see the other sides of her that she works to keep hidden. I love seeing the relationship between characters build, and watching Haley and Del's grow was beautiful, not to mention hot! I also liked that the rest of the group made their appearances, and it made me wish I had a group of fr ...more
Autumn Bryant
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in the Spiralling Ink Series focuses on Hayley. Hayley is the fiery, beautiful, red head of this group of friends. She likes control and thrives on it. When she was attacked and left with a scar her control is taken away. No longer feeling beautiful she starts pushing her friends away. As always with this group of friends and a very persistent man, she learns that sometimes you have to let go of your control, to find who you really are.
Mona williams
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
omg another awesome story in this series! this one is about a woman who was scared for life on her face. she sees her scar as being ugly. along comes a man to make her see she is beautiful. it looks like her past has come back to haunt her. can she move on and be happy? thanks for giving me a chance to read this book!
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just knew under all that snark Hayley was going to be magic! This is Hayley's story of coming back from that terrible night! AN absolute must read!
Launa Rae
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The third book in the series, (which can be read as a standalone, making it a true series), we follow Hayley and her spiral from the devastating event that left this close-knit group (of now 6 friends) torn apart. In one fateful night, they lost their friend Matt, their friend Claire was raped, and Hayley was forced to watch with a knife held to her face, in which the man doing it also left her marked.
While appearing unnoticeable to most, it becomes so much more to Hayley, having to hide from h
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ LOVED AND STRENGTH the first 2 of the Spiralling Ink Series!

KAREN you have done it again!

~Del and Hayley~

Hayley's Spiral is beautiful love story of a broken girl trying to find her way. Hayley is nothing short of a control freak. She freely admits this and those who love her the most except it of her. Her best friends and her have been through so much together and over came so much in return.
Del is Matt's older brother, When Matt died Del hadn't seen him in yea
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This is Hayley's story and the third book in the sensational Spiralling Ink series. It centers on Hayley's struggles, changes, and recovery from a dreadful incident that has profoundly affected not just her but her closest friends and family too. It is dark, painful, and sad, but at the same time, bursting with hope, love, and inspiration.
Unlike Kit and Claire (the heroines of the series' 1st and 2nd books) who have charisma and are naturally likeable, however, Hayley is an acquired tas
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I read the first two books Loved and Strength and was just emotionally pulled to their stories. You can not read Control without the first two. Too much has happened and it helps with the background knowledge of this story. We lost Matty and it has left a physical and emotional scar within the circle of friends. Hayley's scar that she sees day in and day out is a constant reminder of that night. She no longer knows what beauty is from the inside out. Until she meets her "One". Del! He saves them ...more
Romaine Heart
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Control: Hayley's Spiral (Spiralling Ink, #3) was FABULOUS!!! 5 stars+++ I could really relate to Haley's story since I'm also a fiery Irish redhead with a scar from my eye to my jawline. Her story touched my heart so deeply emotionally that I cried and yet her smart mouth made me laugh hysterically.
A damaged and broken woman losing control of her life as it's spiralling downwards. Haley's story would not be complete without the love and support of the other amazing main characters.
This story
Yomari Suarez
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sensational!!!! I just get more and more drawn to the series with every book that gets released and it just keeps getting better and better. The writing style and main theme as in Loved and Strength is kept in Control. Hayley's inner turmoil is explained, and the gang make their appearance like in the previous books. One of the things I really liked is that Del is the other main character. Nate and AJ are great, but since his first appearance there was something special about Del and is great to ...more
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book one in this series set the pace for the books to follow but . . . then there was the story of Hayley and Del. They didn't know nor did they really see what was happening to her. They didn't see just how broken she was. She couldn't let them see, it was her job to protect them. Olivia showed her things and opened her up to see and understand. Then there was Del no way was she ever getting close to him, no way no how. She doesn't know it yet but she is going to be in my bed. Need I say more a ...more
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First, if you haven't read Loved and Strength...STOP! Get them and start at the beginning, you will not regret it.

Karen Raines has done it again, I am more in love with the friends of Spiralling Ink than ever before! Control is the best book yet!!

Since the attack that altered the course of their lives, the Spiralling Ink Crew have been dealing in any way they can. In Hayley's case, being a raging bitch and trying to control everything is dealing with in, until it isn't. Just when it seems she is
Dee Winston
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I rate this book 4 1/2 emotional stars. I thought Claire's spiral was emotional, but Hayley's is more. Hayley's spiral took on self hatred. She let her friends think the worse of her so they wouldn't know what was she was really going on. Then came Del who saw behind the facade and was determined to break through her walls. He saw what she didn't want the world to see, and through that he was able to love the real her. Sometimes giving up control means getting what you want in the end. This Spir ...more
Jamie Ellis
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Loving this series so hard and cannot wait for Neil's story. Loving all the little twists, revelations, sex scenes, and a storyline that just flows flawlessly. Seriously this series is brilliantly written. I devoured all three books in three days couldn't put my kindle down. I saved it in my last review and say it again in this one, you will love the cast off characters and their closeness with each other. This band of misfits just really fit well together and the love is an amazin
Tamara Harrington
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
I was super excited to get my hands on Hayley's story as when reading the first two books, you sort of develop a little bit of a hate on for her. However, we know she went through the same tragedy and this gave us a chance to see behind the facade. Even though Hayley is still not my all time favourite of this group, I love Claire the most, Hayley wormed her way into my heart and made me love her and everything that she has been throug
Julie Clark
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third in the Spiralling Ink series and I'll admit I went into this book not really liking Hayley all that much after her bitchy behaviour during Strength and if you feel the same, please don't be put off. Karen had some work ahead of her redeeming Hayley's character but it was a job well done.

As with both of the other books in this series each story covers one friends journey to recovery after the attack on the group. None of these books can be considered a light read as they all de
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Control is the third book in the Spiralling Ink Series. Hayley's story is a bit darker than I was expecting but I loved it! If you've read Loved and Strength then you will now understand why Hayley is the way she is. I liked the way Del was determined to win her over and let everyone get to know the real Hayley. I loved Del and Hayley together and the way their relationship progressed. Karen Raines has written another great book. It's well written and the characters are well developed. This auth ...more
Shannon Ellis
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting a long time for this book. I loved the first two and couldn't wait to open this one up. This book is about Haley "Red" and Del. I will say that in the second book I had no love for Del. I thought he was a drunk and a jerk. I didnt think I was going to like his character. I am so glad i was wrong. I fell in love with Del. He was patient amd unrelenting. He was cocky and bold. In my opinion he was the perfect fit to Haleys spunky, bitchy insecure self. This book was emotional. ...more
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book in the Spiral Series, Haley's Story.
After suffering the attack in which Haley was brutally knifed across her face, leaving scars externally and mentally. Unable to deal with the daily reminder Haley finally spirals out of control.
Haley's heart wrenching story of healing, finding control again, finally accepting herself and love. Karen Raines has hit another 10 with this book. Beautifully written and a must read in the Spiraling series.
Megan Jacob
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hayley watches her friends heal from the attack, however she finds herself spiraling out of control. With support Haley is slowly healing, however she's finding some unorthodox ways to help herself cope. Del has his sights set on Haley. when del helps Haley learn to accept things, it was touching to watch their story unfold. You could feel the love on the pages for this group of people. I volunteered my review for a copy of this book
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this is the third book in the "Spiraling Ink" series and they just keep getting better! Karen Raines has a way of writing great storylines and well defined characters that just yank the reader in and holds them hostage until the very last page! I definitely look forward to reading more from this amazing author!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was great, it gives you another view point of the attack, this time Hayley and how this affected her. She saw her self as different from what others saw. She tried to be the same person she was before the attack but failed. Can't wait to read more of these.
Melinda Mcleod
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome read by Karen Raines! It was just at good as the first two books of this series. I would suggest that you read the first two books in the series before this one so you get to know the other characters a bit. It was emotional and steamy!
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Completely and utterly love Del. He is alpha and dark and so good for Hayley!!! Karen brings characters to life with real life problems and feelings.
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Firstly you need to read the 1st two books in this series Loved & Strength to get to know the lovable bunch of friends in the series.

Lust, passion, hatred, heartbreak, hidden truths this book is a spiral of emotions.


The book takes you back to the dreadful day that they all lost their best friend, and how all their lives went spiralling out of control in the blink of an eye.

Hayley is a Control freak in all aspects of her life, and she definitely likes to be in control
Jay Williams
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is Hayley's story, Hayley lives her life drinking, having rough sex & has sarcastic manner. Though it is just coping mechanism for her due a tragedy that happened to her & her group of friends.

Del has a crush on Hayley though she does not seem to reciprocate it. However he does not stop trying or give up on her. Eventually he wins, this was a fab read & I look forward to the next book
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Control is the third book in the Spiralling Ink Series. I've been hooked since book once and this installment was everything I wanted it to be! We get a better understanding of Hayley and why she acts the way she does. We get hot as hell Dell, and man is he sexy. Totally made me swoon! The two of them together are explosive in the best possible way. I was hooked from the first page. Great job! This is now my favorite book in the series. Rarely do series get better, but this one does. I need more ...more
Laura Watson
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoy these characters and this authors writing style.
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Other Books in the Series

Spiralling Ink (3 books)
  • Loved: Kit's Spiral (Spiralling Ink, #1)
  • Strength: Claire's Spiral (Spiralling Ink, #2)