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(The Four #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,253 ratings  ·  199 reviews

Next to me. In front of me. Behind me. Below me.
It mocks me.
My prison.
My hell.

I don’t know who I am. Where I am. How long I’ve been here.
Decades? Centuries?
It’s felt like an eternity.

For all the unknowns, one truth has grown stronger with the torturous passing of time...
I wish I was dead.

Or, at least, I did until I heard her.
She gives me hope. A purpose
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published October 23rd 2018
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I’d die a million deaths before I let her go.”

Styx is book one in the brand new series, The Four, by Layla Frost. I haven’t read many books by Layla but the ones I have read have completely wowed me! I read that this is her first paranormal book and I just can’t believe that! This book has everything that makes a book great, for me anyway. Mystery, danger, an amazing heroine and a very sexy hero. Fantastic secondary characters! There is danger and plenty of heat! I smiled, swooned, sighed a
Holy heck! Holy freaking heck! I am completely stunned and staggered by not only the ending of this book but everything leading up to it. How does anyone come up with this stuff? This wonderful, amazing, stuff? Obviously Layla Frost has the ability within her twisted mind.


First, I’ll warn you against reading reviews that give too much away. I went into this as blind as possible with nothing more than the blurb to lead me. I refused to read excerpts or teasers and it was torture. But I’m so glad
Mindy Lou's Book Review
This gets my double whammy heroine praise. Not only was Denny sassy, which I love, but she was also pretty kick ass! 9 times out of 10, I read books for the hero, but Layla Frost's books give me that coveted 1% of heroine awesomeness.

I'm not going to reveal a whole lot for this book because you get one shot in this series to be surprised and this book is that one shot. You'll be in the know for the next book. What I can say is this was a super fun book.

Per my mention above, the heroine was hig
Stacey is Sassy
I do eventually get to the nitty-gritty…

***4.5 Stars***

I can take or leave “spoilers” to be honest. If I have a trusted author releasing a book, I don’t want to know ANYTHING about what’s next/going on. Layla Frost is in this category and I know that every book will be a surprise. I don’t even want to see the ratings of other readers before it hits my Kindle. But, If I’m curious or tempted by a new author, I need to know a little more before I even contemplate buying.

So, this is a review for rea
I knew I liked this author for a reason!

Well, wasn't this fuuuunn!

This book was more romance than UF, the plot part is only now starting (and what a good story it will be). It's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, I wanted a bit more action when it comes to the big picture.

You know how UFs work, right? There's a mystery to solve that uncovers a bigger, save-the-world kind of plot. Well, we discovered the plot, all right. And how I loved the spinoff, we have (view spoiler)
Gi's Spot Reviews
5 ‘ Holy mother of MYSTERIES’ Stars

THIS BOOK! Seriously, this book will knock your socks off! In the most paranormal and surprising of ways! It sure did to me and I loved every second of it! Refreshing, funny, smoking hot and just BRILLIANT!

I’ll do something very Un-Gi like here and keep it very short because for once in a very, very long time – if ever – I’ll tell you you need to go into this gem that is Styx ABSOLUTELY BLIND on all things. You seriously just need to know you will no doubt be s
1 puny star and DNF@50%

Are there two Layla Frosts? because I either love her books or loathe them entirely. One one side, she writes these deep characters like With Us or Give in, and the other has these annoying caricatures that think theyre in a rom com.

Lets start off that the first 25% of the book; it's the heroine going out on badly written dates with caricature-esque type wimpy/clueless men. And then for the next ten or so pages you get to hear a very long recap of the date *you just read
5+++ stars!! So I’m a fan of this author for sure, but this book, HOLY HELL (no pun intended). I loved this book from the first page to the last, every word. Nate is the absolute perfect hero. I loved Denny just as much which is saying something. This book had me laughing and swooning. The secondary characters were fantastic and added ALOT to the story. I can’t wait for Juno’s book. And I’ll just say the cover is amazing!!
Eve (Between The Bookends)
This one was OK. A little slow and boring. I think the first part of the book could have been tightened up. I didn't need to read 500 pages of bad dates, how horny the heroine was, and vibrator talk...but whatevs. I enjoyed it enough to still check out the second book.



4.5 stars which I may bump up to 5 once the series is complete.

Really liked this one, loved the whole different spin on the paranormal genre that kept me guessing. Add to that fantastic characters and I was hooked.

Can't wait for Juno's book!
Dora Koutsoukou
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 💖💖💖💖🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️❣️❣️❣️

Michelle Claypot_Reads
WOWSA! This one's definitely a 2018 Favourite!!!

Going in blind for this one was the best decision I ever made. My almost 3am bedtime should tell you how much I loved it. I could not put it down. Such a fresh story - a really amazing book that had me reading as fast as I possibly could. I was asked to proofread but I was LOVING it so hard that I ended up having to read it twice (no hardship mind you) because I was reading so quickly that I knew I'd missed typos.

I haven't been this giddy reading
Oct 28, 2018 added it
Shelves: beta-read
I’m a lucky, lucky girl who got introduced to Denny and Nate awhile ago when I beta read Styx. I don’t rate beta reads but you need to read this. Quirky, sexy, and fresh, this was a whole new genre for Layla and she freaking nailed it. I can’t wait to get Juno’s book in my greedy little hands.
B.J. Bentley
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I went into this book blind. The only knowledge I had was that it was a paranormal romance. I had no expectations except that I knew it was going to be epic because that's what Layla Frost always delivers. My expectations were not only exceeded, they were blown out of the water. No, out of the stratosphere. No, out of this DIMENSION.

There are so many twists and turns, that by the end of the book, my eyes were as wide as saucers and I was whispering 'what the fuck?!' every other page. By the tim
Heather Blair
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
So good!
Hm, this is rather different approach to a paranormal story.
Not sure what would I get when I started but the story pull me in and it was a very interesting story ❤️❤️❤️.

Yep! Waiting for Juno’s book now 😘

Just in case you wonder about the title, that’s come from a rock band which popular in the 70’s:)
The next book tittle though, original come from Rolling Stones? LOL.
Indelicate Reviews by DD
Sep 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Only made it to 44%. This had a great funny heroine but the storyline was bland. The hero up to the point I stopped reading had never materialized so to speak.

I’m gonna have to find something short and smexy after this.

Happy reading! DD 💕
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god I want MORE! That ending!

So I’m not going to lie, I went in 100% Blind to this book, I didn’t read blurbs or teasers or anything before starting. Layla Frost is an automatic one click, must have it now and devour it as soon as possible author for me so I decided to just let the story surprise me...

And holy wow. I went in so Blind I didn’t even realise it was a paranormal... but I wasn’t disappointed at all. The storyline was unique and interesting with enough questions and twists to k
Such a mysterious start to this new series!

I was reading a few reviews because the blurb wasn't giving me any info on what the story is about. I thought it was going to be a dark kidnapping story and that's not usually my thing, so I was hunting through reviews to get some idea, but since it is newly released there weren't too many reviews. The ones that were out there didn't give anything away. Since I did like some books by Layla Frost I decided to give it a try, and I am so glad I did!

I won't
Don't know why the book is named "Styx". Totally misleading.

Characters were bland, totally not dark, too happy, too sweet. Everything just went smoothly.

And I don't want to read about Heroine going on "dates" with horrible, horrible men. It wasn't funny, it wasn't witty. I just got upset that the Heroine didn't grow a pair and put a stop to these things.

I just had a totally different book in mind. This one read like a funny rom-com. And I was prepared for something darker, mysterious, underworld
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
3 1/2 "Horsemen meets slapstick." Stars!

I liked it. I especially liked Nate. Denny is kinda annoying but not too bad. It's a very different take on The Horsemen. I need more information... I'm sure I'll read Juno's book. Happy reading!
I wish I could somehow convey the dazed state I sat in after reading this book. You know how some authors have a certain writing style or genre that they stick to? And when they stray from their wheelhouse, it shows? Yeah, Layla Frost is not that author. Every book that she has done is different from the last (Styx is PNR; "Give In' is taboo/with some D/s; "With Us" is mafia, etc.), yet each story has Heroines that are likable, strong, funny and quirky without being annoying, Heroes that are str ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not quite what it seems...

I loved and hated this book for several reasons.
#1: love the Hero, only had eyes for the h
#2: like-bordering-on-love for the h who was funny and had an awesome bestfriend
#3: love the bestfriend and the bestfriend's fiancee (hoping they get a novella someday. hint,hint)
#4: loved the twist. Totally didnt see that coming.
#5: hated the ending because I do not do well with series. Patience has never been my virtue. Nevertheless, I will be first in line to get the 2nd book w
Tara Smith
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

First let me start by saying, I have never been a fan of fantasy/paranormal romance. Like ever. It's just never been my thing. So going into this book my expectations weren't as high as they normally would be. Of course, leave it to Layla Frost to prove me wrong and make me love this book!!! And I truly did love every single second of this story.

This book is full of twists and turns. Mystery and suspense. Passion and devotion like I have never experienced before. It will keep you on the
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Every thick inch. Every brutal thrust. Every bizarre truth. Every single amazing thing that made Nate who he was.
Have you ever been surprised by a book? Like it turned out to be something completely different than you were expecting? Styx was that book for me. I knew it was paranormal but I thought it was going to be a minor part of the story, like a ghost or something. Nope. Styx was amazing, surprising, endearing, fun and sexy, I had the time of my life reading it.

I don't think S
Varied Books
I loved the plot but the execution was not there to back it up.
I LoL at some parts. Author didn't expand at the meat of the story. Details that weren't needed could have been cut out.
I am interested in the next story in this series.
Under the Covers Book Blog
Haden “Denny” Underwood has inherited her grandmother’s house. The house and the lady herself are her only happy memories of her childhood, which she spent living with her domineering and abusive father. But, when she moves in, the last thing she expected to inherit was a ghost. At first she thinks she must be going insane…she is hearing a voice in her head after all! But as she listens and even befriends him, she realises he’s just as much a person as she is. Only he’s trapped in the house, ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Haden “Denny” Underwood has inherited her grandmother’s house. The house and the lady herself are her only happy memories she has of her childhood spent living with her domineering and abusive father. But, when she moves in, the last thing she expected to inherit was a ghost. At first she thinks she must be going insane…she is hearing a voice in her head after all. But as she listens and befriends him, she realises he’s just as much a person as she is. Only he’s trapped in the house, cursed to r ...more
Sarah Nadal
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
wow, just wow. I am flabbergasted, this book was so good; it had everything, drama, comedy, danger. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book, even tho I shouldn't be since it's a Layla Frost book, the story was amazing, it kept me in the edge of my seat trying to guess what was going on and when I realized it I was speechless. Nate is my new book boyfriend, he was so cute and hilarious, he had me swooning for most of the book. Mrs. Frost you delivered once again and I can't wait f ...more
Island Girl Romance Reads
✨This. Book. Is. Amazing!!✨
Gah Layla Frost is an awesome storyteller!!
I normally don’t read paranormal but so glad I’ve read this book.
Denny is an amazing kick @ss heroine. Despite her heartbreaking childhood, she turned into a strong woman. I freaking love her. She and her best friend Lula had me laughing many times throughout this book.
The Hero was amazing. Protective, charming, sweet and bad@ss. And his love for Denny..swoon😍
Can’t say much about the plot because you have to go in blind. But
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Layla Frost has always been a rebel. A true badass.

Growing up, Layla used to hide under her blanket with a flashlight to read the Sweet Valley High books she pilfered from her older sister. It wasn’t long before she was reading hidden Harlequins during class at school. This snowballed into pulling all-nighters after the promise of “just one more chapter”.

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