But who said the devil was a he?
In my world, she was out to cause havoc on all our lives.
She’ll use the one thing I care most about to control me—force me into her Elite world, filled with sin, deceit, and power. And under her spell, I’ll lead a sinister brotherhood of seven at one of the m ...more
I love how intertwined these stories are. The characters stay consistent and the plots are continuing as they become fully developed. This story was about Pride and all the ways that Mason had to swallow his in order to survive.
Mason suffered so much. Those he was supposed to trust, those responsible for his safety, were the very ones to make him unsafe. It was all he could do to protect his little sister, no matter the cost. So b ...more
I love it when authors get together and write a series with each other!
This book is “Pride’s” book; and Mason has been given the sin and the responsibility of ruling the other young men ...more
Type: Book 2 of 7 from The Elite Seven series
POV: First Person - Dual
Since a young age Mason Blackwell learned the hard way to never rely on others. But his pride took a hit when his whole life was put on the line and pulled on strings in a devious game he couldn’t get out from. A task for him was just a way to earn his leash, until he realized things wouldn’t be as simple as it seemed when it came to Megan Thorne.
From the ending of last book, I was intrigued of ...more
Hmmm...this book (like book one) was a little bit of a mixed bag. I felt the romance in this one was a bit more developed but still took a backseat to Mason's background and the whole "Elite Seven" storyline. Which for me is the highlight of these books. I did like the fact that we didn't get too much OW stuff. The hero wasn't a manwhore. I didn't much care for the fact that this was an older woman/younger man story and the first sex scene was a little much. Mainly because it seemed SO over the ...more
Type: Book 2 of 7 from The Elite Seven series
POV: First Person - Dual
❝My pride would destroy anyone beneath me to reclaim what I'd lost.❞
Mason Blackwell grew up in foster homes always protecting his little sister and making sure they were safe. Little did he know what he had to do to earn his safety and to protect his sister. In a night to escape his me ...more
"Pride is more than the first of the seven deadly sins; it is itself the essence of all sins."
Holy freakin' God!!!! Well played, guys!!!! Well played!!!
And by guys, i mean all these authors that are participating in writing this series!!!!
Well, the second book of the series was even better than the first one... I have to admit that this one was my first book by this author and I wasn't disappointed!!!!
And yes, i finally understood how ever ...more
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Pride is the second book in The Elite Seven series and brings us back to St. Augustine. This time for Mason Blackwell aka Pride's story. I have to say, I wasn't fully invested into this story as I thought I would be. It starts before the Seven are brought together and eventually leads up to that but it seemed a little slow for me in the beginning and I wanted to get more into the heart of things. I just felt like everyt ...more
Mason Blackwell had an unstable past, but having his sister to protect kept him grounded until the choice was taken from him. Selected to be the alpha of the pack, Mason oversees his Elite brothers even though it comes with a price. Of course, Mason has his own agenda and isn’t willing forget about certain transgressions against him. Yet, Mason is tested in ways he couldn’t foresee when he meets Meghan Benedict.
“I’m not a fucking monster.” “Aren’t you, though? Agreeing to bow down to the dev...more
They say pride comes before the fall.
I am Mason Blackwell.
I am PRIDE
You can't help but you'll be obsessed with this series, I know I am!!! I am getting immersed in the story of the Elite society.
Mason's story is an ugly one but we learn more about the liaison with the new Elite recruits.
But I wonder about the tasks, are they real or just the means to an end?
Part of the The Elite Seven Series and are best enjoyed when read in order.
Ker Dukey:“ The stories are connected. The love stories a ...more
5 Pride is the Deadliest Sin CROWNS
I absolutely loved this story. From the very beginning, the story of Mason and Evie sucked me in. The anguish and torment these siblings endured was heartbreaking, and I absolutely needed him to get his HEA.
Mason Blackwell is a man who has suffered so much and for his sister, a girl who he was sworn to protect. You see him complete some dishonest tasks, but his motivation behind them creates sympathy for his character. It a ...more
I can’t get over how twisted and deranged this novella is. J.D. Hollyfield pulled this series along, giving us deeper glimpses into The Elite Seven’s corrupt and devious world while skilfully keeping this intertwined with Lust. Sinfully delicious and compellingly manipulative, Pride will captivate your attention in its darker, more erotic entirety. I can’t seem to turn away from this enormous clusterfuck!
With the thirst for revenge and hate flowing inside me, there was no room for anyth...more
I finished this with an "Oh my frickin god, it's heating up and I want to get burned"
Now it's starting to feel like a series and one to get excited about, definitely, if you like suspense and a little dark, hell yes, I can't wait for the next book now.
7 authors, 7 books, 7 sinners, I for one need to confess that I loved the excitement the whole plot delivered.
Pride AKA Mason has been manipulated and blackmailed into being in the Elite. Mason went from foster care with his sister to ...more
JD Hollyfield is up in the second book, Pride. I was intrigued by Mason in the first book, wondering why he was deemed the leader - why did he seem a little closed off and intense and cold?
Well, we learn early what caused Mason to go cold. ...more
This was definitely a start to Mason's book, and Pride was definitely his book, his sin. Most definitely. It played very well into his upbringing and the way he handled his business, but it was a rough start. Tumultuous doesn't even begin to describe this book. Having said that, I did have a hard time in the beginning and this hard time weaved itself throughout the entire book. It was so frustrating to see how everything started out and played into Mason's wo ...more
We pick up in part to with the sin of Pride. He is in charge of the other six. This could be a stand alone but some items are better developed in past one. To help show character arcs in some of e the characters.
Mason had a rough childhood. After his parents were killed, Mason and his sister went into the foster care system. But life in the system isn't always the best. Luckily Mason made a friend in Micah, a friend that will show back up later in his life.
When things take a turn for the worse with his new foster family, Mason finds himself in trouble. Trouble that actually never happened. All of this trouble is thanks to his foster mom Lillian. (I ...more
How to effectively write this review without it being refused? Just read it. If you thought the first instalment was great, Pride is even better. I can't get enough of this series and can't wait to get my grubby little hands on the next one!! ...more
Genre: New Adult Romance. Forbidden Romance. Dark romance.
Actual Rating: 5 stars
Damn! J.D. Hollyfield did this book JUSTICE. I really enjoyed Lust, but so far this is my favorite! I can tell that this is going to be an EPIC series. For those who are new to these books please note that they are new adult, college romances, with DARK elements. These books, while the romance aspects can stand alone, should be read in ORDER. You will miss out on too much if you r ...more
Mason Blackwell, AKA Pride, had me wiping away my tears for him as I read about his horrific childhood. His only concern is the wellbeing of his sister and he’ll go to every length to protect her.
“Pride is more than the first of the seven deadly sins; it is the essence of all s ...more
This series has quickly become an all-time favorite. And throw in a little taboo romance and I’m totally sold! I do not want to ruin all the the secrets you will discover as you read. Just know that you will get sucked into this story and you will ALWAYS want more!
Mason is PRIDE. He's the alpha of his group of the Elite Seven. That's a big burden to take on and it's not as if he was given ...more
The second book in the The Elite Seven Series, you must read these in order, start with Lust by Ker Dukey. This series is more about the secrets that surround the elite, in my opinion, the romance is just a bonus. And I'm ok with that. I want all the answers, peeling back each layer is exciting, every gritty twist leads to another.
Pride isn't cut from the same cloth as the other elite ...more
Well J D Hollyfield you just raised the bar then raised it some more!!
Amazingly gripping read that hooks you with the turn of every page.
Book 2 in the elite 7 continues with pride,Mason is the alpha of the brotherhood but not by choice, since being younger every choice has been made by the puppeteer pulling his strings making his life hell and he does it all for the protection of his sister Evie,but his biggest test is the sin he is given,can he forfil his sin to protec ...more
Took 80% into the story to continue from what was left off from Lust, & the story was very repetitive & boring to my taste. Hopefully the next one improves for me. It's hard to accept that a guy at a bar would easily have a full blown one night stand without worrying if that woman that came on to him has a disease or simply could be a concubine. That threw me off from the story & was harder for me to enjoy it after that.
MY TAGS BORING & REPETITIVE
FREE READ WITH KINDLE UNL ...more
There isn’t much new to say here, except I really liked Mason and Megan. They’re both multi-dimensional characters. I have a feeling that this series will never churn out a five star for me, but the sex and suspense is good enough to make it never dip below a four. All in all, these books are good reads, even if you don’t remember them forever.
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OH ... MY ... GOODNESS. What kind of rabbit hole have I fallen into?! Ker Dukey had me hooked on the Elite Seven with LUST. With Pride up next in the line-up, I completely devoured it. But I swear, these people are completely twisted and a bit bat sh*t crazy, I however can't seem to turn my head away.
The deeper we go down the allure and mystery of the Elite Seven secrets are revealed, more questions begging to be answered, and so many moments that' ...more
Best selling author J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son's and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and b ...more