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Three Trials

(The Dark Side #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  20,441 ratings  ·  1,298 reviews
So, I've checked off some life goals and added a few new ones to my list.

Goal #5: Get out of hell's belly without letting my ungrateful charges die.

Goal #6: Get a new name that's more badass.

Goal #7: Stop wasting my breath on lectures and start annoying the quad hell squad every time they annoy me. Fight fire with fire. Ha! Another hell pun.

Goal 8: Find out who the
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published December 2nd 2017
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Dec 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
If you didn't know, Kristy Cunnings also writes as, C. M. Owens and S.T. Abby. Pick any book of hers and you will get stories that are insanely fun, engaging, with characters that are multidimensional. And although I enjoyed the first book (Four Psychos) immensely, this otoh is indulgent and vapid, which made it quite tedious to finish.
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

It's official! I'm in love with this series and these characters! 😍 We get some answers in this installment as to what Keyla actually is, and why she has a connection to the boys. The story is unique, the characters are hilarious, and the romance is hot!! I had a ton of fun reading Three Trials, and I really wish I didn't have to wait for the next one! 😭 The author said it shouldn't be too long, and I sincerely hope she means that! If you like paranormal reverse harem, you do not want to mis
Even better than the first one!
Our heroine, Ghost Girl, is snarky and hilarious. The four guys have become less assholish, which is awesome, but they are still a bit on the moody side. Luckily, Ghost Girl figures out their mood-swing problems. See, they are VERY bonded and they live together and do everything together. What happens when girls do this:

"I think I know why you're all so moody... You all have your man-periods at the same time....Episodes of homicidal rage. Uncontrollable lust. Mi
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Re-read 10th - 11th August 2018.

Original review.

I’m absolutely loving this series but this book went by far too quickly, I tried to slow down but I couldn’t since my curiosity to find out what happened was stronger than my need for this book to last longer.

This picks up where the previous book Four Psycho’s left off with the third trial (yes you must read that first) and it’s brutal, designed by the devil himself. It soon becomes apparent that no one is meant to survive this trial and Keyla has
Sep 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series is so good! This is book two in the paranormal reverse harem series and we get so much more information about our heroine and her connection to the heroes. We get a lot of suspense with the guys going through another trial and such interesting reveals. I hate it when series wait until book four to reveal anything, so I'm really happy this book gave us so much so early on. There's still a lot of questions and information we need, but I'm so excited to learn more in the next two books. ...more
I love this series.

This book did't disappoint, it made me laugh from the start, I was so hooked I couldn't stop.

Entertaining, humorous, sexy. A great second installment.

The book starts right where the first one left off. So much so, that if you read them back to back you won't even realize that the story is separated in different installments. I only wish we could have had more in depth development of each of the guys so we could know them better.

I can't wait to read the next one.
Just as funny and sexy as book one, and with more romance. We finally find out just how much all four guys love her!


just did a reread (for the third time) and i've decided this should be upgraded to 5 stars! it's just so fun and obsessive. super funny too! and i love the characters of course ;)
Jessi ❤️ H. Vojsk [if villain, why hot?]
Still really weird.

Finally this book has a real plot.
(And it’s getting interesting)

4 ✨

”Actually, you were numbered based on the order I saw you in,” I tell him as I step across a bleeding rock.
Yes. The rock is bleeding. I’m not sure if it’s dangerous, but if it’s bleeding, I’m gonna say it’s not a good rock.
Certainly not sanitary.
Or maybe it’s on its period, so I assume stepping on it would really piss it off more than usual

so this book open up where we left off from the previous one, in hell. gotta say, i liked this one better, mainly coz it was more action-packed

haven’t foun
Sophia Triad
Just a suggestion: When the Devil says, “Lets the games begin,” see if you can run in the opposite direction.

If book 1 (Four Psychos) was the book of questions, book 2 (Three Trials) is the book of answers.
And (Shh! Don’t tell that I told you!) it is the book that the guys will finally grab the ghost girl.

With an even more intriguing book cover and a title that includes the word “trials”; it is obvious that games will be integrated in the main characters’ attempts to learn who they really a
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

This is the second book in the series and starts right back where we started with Keyla and her boys ready to enter the trial initiated by the devil himself.
It's full of twists and turns throughout and we finally get some answers regarding the origins of all five.
In regards to the heat factor here, things are heating up in more ways than one, in fact, its only Jude that's really holding himself back the others all seem to be openly competing for the position of her current favourite.
Keyla's powe
Montzalee Wittmann
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow, lots of new secrets in here!

Three Trials by Kristy Cunning takes the story even farther and deeper into Hell ! More secrets about the guys are revealed, the girl, and details about the trial in Hell! One of the five is attacked, one dies, so you have to read to see who, what, when and where! Very exciting! This book gets very steamy!
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
(Update on 1/24/2022 - I finished the series and would give it a 3-3.5 rating; this one gets a 3)

Still not quite sure what to think about this story... But I am seriously going to send this author a thesaurus because there is way to f'ing much SMIRKING going on. FIND ANOTHER WORD!!

One sexy scene, and it was pretty steamy, but seemed a little impersonal the way that it went until the end, and I wasn't as big a fan of that.

Plot --- 3/5
Main Characters --- 3/5
Supporting Cast --- 3/5
Steam Level* ---
Melanie (mells_view)
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’m just sitting here trying to pick a favorite psycho!

People. If you like supernatural romance with a heavy dash of reverse harem and you’re not reading this series then you are TRULY missing out.

In book two we get so many answers to ghost girl, and the four psychos pasts/presents. I honestly had no clue what any of them truly were, but once the author lets us in on their true back story it all makes perfect sense.

The tensions from book one are fulfilled and I will say it was well worth the wai
Anonymous Girl
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Reverse Harem Lovers
Recommended to Anonymous Girl by: Kaz.
Shelves: 1st-pov, 2020-read
Triggers / Warnings? ~ Some mild violence & killing to those that deserved it!
Publication Date ~ December 2, 2017
Series Years ~ 2017-2018
Narration ~ 1st POV Keyla
Total pages Kindle Book ~ 210
Total Chapters ~ 17
Ending ~ Cliffhanger

The 4 guys go through some trials and they learn of whom they are and more answers are given throughout.

Thoughts: Really enjoyed it.

Buddy read with Kaz
Kat Kennedy
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay, so whilst there is a lot of action in the physical sense in which monsters needed to be slain and lives were on the line, I continue - and I can not express this strongly enough - to be searching through the pages wondering when the explosive, all-consuming and wickedly-delightful sex scenes are going to appear.

Like, I’m sorry, is this author even dedicated to the craft of whacking as many orgies in as taste and common decency allows? Have they no appreciation for our needs?! If I can coun
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
This was such a good sequel! The reveal about who the heroine and 4 heroes are was epic. This picks up right where book 1 left off with the series of brutal, violent trials the MCs have to survive. So when I say it’s action packed, it’s action packed. The romance picks up and deepens here as well (and it’s hottt). I just love these characters and all the ridiculous humor!
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbe-dark-side
Love love love Keyla. She is my most favorite chick right now. Also.... Team Kai here!!! ❤️

Bring on book 3!!!
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This woman has never written a bad book, has she?
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: demons, paranormal, rh
4 Moody Stars

The guys and Keyla (how they named ghost girl) are on the last trial. The hilariousness continues, the guys are still moody and assholes, but start to come around, at least 3 of them. This one is more action packed than the first book. We discover who they are, both the buys and ghost girl too.
Im still enjoying this very much..but the "favorite" matter starts to piss me off. I wish she would drop this stupid thing already (even if I know its a game between them). Oh..and we finally
Paige ♠
Jul 15, 2021 rated it liked it
This was really good! But the ending left me feeling a little mehhh so I think I still like the first one better

THE TRIALS OF HELL were fun to read and I enjoyed getting to explore all the creative ways in which hell really sucks haha. I'm always a big fan of "trial" or "tournament" plotlines

I DID NOT LIKE HOW EASILY some of the trials were solved though. It seemed like Keyla would just think of something bizarre that happened to work and idk... seemed too easy for me

Al *the semi serial series skipper*
This book set me on fire, I had to pause to drink some water because I was so thirsty .

I see there's no expected publication date for book three even though she said it was ready before this was released which was 4 months ago, what is going on?! We don't even have a cover! I need more sex drama with my boys.
devoured the shit out of this book.

Three Trials was a book that brought these five closer together. Now when I say these five, I mean the five people you met in the previous book: Jude, Gage, Kai, Ezekiel, and Keyla. Their chemistry and relationships are definitely growing and getting stronger. They just need to stop pissing off Keyla and making her feel unappreciated. Mostly because she saves their asses way too many times for them to do that.

I really enjoyed this book because we got to know mo
Here for some Reverse Harem Action.
Mostly Bland.
Not all that exciting.
Flat characters.
Supposed great legacy.
More talking and less action.
Skipping over things.
Everything is just a little too easy and perfect for MCs.

Anne S.
4.5 stars

So glad she isn't making us wait for these! Come on book 3! Really liking this series!

RTC once series is finished
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Four Psychos ★★★★★

This book. This was so good.
Kai is my current favorite. Gage is such a close second.
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one was sooooo much better than the first book!
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I loved learning more about this world and characters.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

More fun, more snark, more action, more hotness.
I'm thoroughly enjoying this series. It's an easy read and perfect for the times when your brain just needs to shut down for a while.

Also, this is surprisingly (and blessedly) non-smutty, so if you're looking for some dirty Erotica, these books aren't for you.

I did like the first one more, though, since there was quite a bit of info dumping in this one, and the trials felt a little drawn out.
Sarah (thegirltheycalljones)
I have way less excuses for picking up this second book than when I decided to read the first of the series.
I was less exhausted by then and I still chose to continue this series instead of starting a decent book I already had on my TBR.
I didn't really enjoy it but kept reading anyway.
I didn't finish it because I got my senses back by about 80% (yes I know it's pretty late).
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Kristy Cunning always loves a good laugh, and lives and breathes the emotions of the characters she becomes attached to.

Though she came from a family of musicians, she has zero abilities with instruments; she sounds like a strangled cat when she sings; and her dancing is downright embarrassing. Just ask anyone who knows her. Her creativity rests solely in the written word. Her family is grateful

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