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(The Elite Seven #3)

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I’m a motherless son to a father who hates me. Fury has lived and breathed in my black heart for so long, it’s a part of my soul now. The only thing that’s ever mattered to me is protecting my twin sister, Sabella, from my father’s temper.

So when the chance to join a secret society presents itself, there’s no question I’ll do whatever it takes to become a member and earn
Published March 11th 2019
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Eve (Between The Bookends)

descriptionI went into this one with lowered expectations regarding the romance aspect and thank god I did because AGAIN the romance was the weakest part of this book. In fact, at this point I think I would enjoy this series more had it been an erotic thriller series, with no romance at all. There was also too much OW sex in this one. (view spoiler)
This was just an ok read for me. I found it very hard for me to become emotionally invested in the main characters . Also, the love story theme in this third instalment just didn’t take a front seat to anything. In fact, I wouldn’t even call it a romance. I’m eager to move on to the next instalment but my expectations for a romance are going to be lowered quite a bit.

Thanks Steph for another Buddy read together!!!❤️
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
3.5 Hulk Smash stars

Samuel Gunner/Wrath is a very angry young man. He's suffered years of abuse, more than his share in order to protect his twin sister, and he's fed up. Now that he feels like he's grown, he's more likely to solve his problems with his fists rather than his words. His fists allow him to unleash his rage. His fists give him the space to breathe. His fists are his answer to most everything. Even entrance to The Elite. When a man feels like he has no heart, he's willing to do just

Seeing all of the 5 Star reviews that this book has I'm really starting to thing that I'm the problem when it comes to this series. I love these types of books and there are so many things that I'm enjoying about this series as a whole, but I just did not love this book and it's really bumming out.

I will say that there was a good portion of the story that I was enjoying. And I did like Samuel and finding out about his path to becoming Wrath. He and Patience also had a pretty interesting relation
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Type: Book 3 of 7 from The Elite Seven series
POV: First Person - Male
(4.25 stars)

From a very young age, Samuel Gunner learned the hard way how it felt to be unwanted. Even though he came from a wealthy family, life had no meaning if it wasn’t for his sister. Craving independence, he wanted to be part of the Elite Seven but things were not as easy as it seemed especially when Patience Noelle was thrown into the equation.

One thing this book is successful in achie
Sentranced Jem
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-2019, 3-5-stars
Finally a book in this series that has a resembles to it's sin.

In a world where everyone and everything is controlled and calculated, there is Samuel Gunner: The untameable. So much anger. so must distain.

Samuel is filled with so much anger. I kept waiting for him to snap and smash everything in his way. Kinda reminds me of hulk. oops.

Patience wasn't my favourite character but she's ok.

Wrath has so far been the only book in this series so far that I have enjoyed?? I don't know what it is but the
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Furious!!!!" stars***

“We’re in this together—whatever the fuck this is.”

A secret society...
Seven sins...
Seven men...
Seven authors...
Seven different stories...
And as i have told before, I'm very impressed from the way that all these authors are synchronized between them and they are giving us a perfect result... The stories are interwined together, even though they are about different people with different lives... Those men are connecting between them and I'm positive that at the e
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-romance

★★★ A Blushing Book Review ★★★
Wrath by Claire C.Riley

GENRE: Dark Romance
NARRATION: First Person - Samuals POV
This is Book#3 in the Elite 7 Series


Samuel Gunner AKA Wrath is certainly one angry and aggressive young man! The abuse he suffered by his grandparents and nannies all his childhood has made him this way. He fights with his fists, his built-up anger taken out on those less deserving of his rage.

Desperate to escape the hold his father has over hi
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: March 11, 2019
Genre: New Adult. Romantic Suspense.
Series: The Elite Seven series #3 (should be read in order)

Wrath is the 3rd book in the Elite Seven series which follow a group of men (college aged) as they become part of an elite club within St. Augustine. At first this club seems to be the best thing that could ever have happened to them. The get wealth, privilege, and power for being part of the Elite. But soon, they realize that they need to make serious sacrifices. And

Samuel “Wrath” Gunner was raised in a privileged home, but never felt the love or adoration of a parent. Learning to protect himself and his sister, Samuel harnessed the hatred and remained focused on revenge. Becoming part of the Elite is his ticket to independence, but Samuel will have to decide to follow his plan or take a risk and deviate.

“I’m not the good guy, and I’ve never claimed to be. I’ve surrounded myself with rage and darkness, embracing the hateful side of myself for so long, i
***5 Stars***

*Jaw drops, eyes boring into the Kindle as my finger keeps tapping the screen even though NO. MORE. WORDS. Are showing up*



That’s where things are left???


I get that there is crazy in the book, but that’s just not cool…

Not cool at all.

*Takes a very slow, deep breath in, then a slow, deep breath out*

Ok. I’m good.

Samuel aka Wrath is intense. I loved him, but boy did I want to reach out and shake some sense into him because when he goes big. He. Goes. B
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡

The Elite Seven continues as dark, deranged and dangerous as before. I’m learning to expect the unexpected; don’t assume we’ll receive answers and romance isn’t a priority in this series. I wanted to love Wrath—a man hellbent on enacting revenge on an unloving father with a penchant for sexual deviance used to conquer and destroy an innocent woman called to me. However, the execution was lackluster.

I don't love like most. I love darkly, cruelly, and brutally, or not at all.

Driven by
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
“Deep down, we all have dark desires, but none are as dark as my own, and most don’t act on those urges. But I’m not most people. I’m Samuel “The Machine” motherfucking Gunner. Wretched brother to a twin sister, shameful son to a dead mother, an undefeated champion in the ring, and a master of sin in the bedroom.”

This quote pretty much sums everything up, but of course I need to ramble about how much I enjoyed this book!! Prior to this installment, we’d seen very, very little of Samuel Gunne
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Samuel had a horrible, horrible childhood, spending it being abused by his grandparents and father, all to protect his twin sister, Sabella. So now that he's in college, he's grown into a WRATH-filled young man, angry at the entire world. He uses his fists and violence now, to express himself and to earn money to get out from under his father's thumb. He wants entry into The Elite Seven, but will the initiation be something he can't do, will take away what little humanity he's found in himself?

Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter
How does it just keep getting better and better. What a piece of work Jillian aka "The Cunt" is...........and what the heck just happened at the end!! Sebastian I know I am missing some, but seriously WTF did you do.
Denise ☾ Chatterbooks Book Blog ☾







My first Claire C Riley book and she didn’t disappoint!

She brought so much emotion, an interesting backstory, a strong hero, a sweet heroine, a second chance romance, and a super angry Wrath by the last page!

This series just gets better and better.


Samuel Gunner.

He is
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it

This isn’t just my chance, it’s my legacy and reckoning.
I am Samuel Gunner.

The third book in The Elite Seven Series is again a solid four star read. The series is getting better with each sin.

Wrath, Samuel Gunner, has a story that is not one a child should have, turning him in the angry jerk he is. But, in light of his circumstances, his behaviour is understandable and I think he is a likeable and honourable character.

Wrath has lost all contact with his childhood friend and crush
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
3.5/4 CROWNS - I honestly can’t decide.

Wrath is an intriguing story, and as a part of the series, I would completely give it four stars. It is, however, Sam’s and Patience’s complete story and it left me wanting in places.

Sam is one angry man, which she truly be expected. I got his anger. I understood his behavior, and I enjoyed who he became when he finds his peace within Patience. Patience was a little under developed for me. She serves the purpose of evolving Sam’s character, but beyond tha
Keri Loves Books
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Expect the Unexpected
You think you know what’s going to happen, but you don’t.

When you let the ghosts of your past dictate your future...everything crumbles. Sam will be tested. His anger consumes him. He needs to control his WRATH or his fate will be sealed.

Sam grew up protecting his sister, no matter the cost. He took all the pain, so that she wouldn’t have to. It fueled his anger, his need to fight.

Now Sam’s all grown up and wants to shed the tethers of his family. He wants both him and his s
Kathy West
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On to book three...WRATH.

Samuel stole a piece of my heart.

Even though he grew up with privilege, Samuel did not have an easy childhood. His dad hated him, blaming him their his mothers death. This grandparents despised him. He reminded them of his mother, who they believed was not worthy.

The only person who has every loved Samuel was his twin sister Sabelle. And she is the only person he has ever loved. But there is someone from his past he has always cared about. Even though she is now gone, sh
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Oh my damn. Oh my damn. Oh my damn. That's all I keep saying after finishing this book.

THIS is what I have been waiting for in this series!! Claire definitely took this series to the next level.

Wrath is the third book The Elite Seven series. While each book is about one particular brother, there is an underlying plot playing out in every book so it is best to read them all in order. And this book truly needs to be before reading the next book, which is Envy.

Wrath is my favorite book so far in th

I am Samuel "The Machine" Gunner... Wretched brother to a twin sister, shameful son to a dead mother, an undefeated champion in the ring, and a master of sin in the bedroom."

The story of Wrath become my favorite sin, the book exploded on every page, consumed your quest for answers and rocked so hard. Samuel is a complex character that has built up this wall of hardness to protect his broken heart and troubled life. You see him rise and fall over and over again.

"You don't move, you don't touch,
Steph's Romance Book Talk
4.5 Stars / 5 Steam Fans

This book, this series is getting even more twisted as each book is released!! Samuel "Wrath" has every reason to embrace his rage. To avoid spoilers I will leave it there. I can't wait to see what happens next!! I have this strange feeling about The Elite and I look forward to finding out about Envy because that ending....OMG!!

This specific video review will be included in the March 2019 wrap-up.

For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel: Steph's Romanc
Ralou by Collector Of Book Boyfriends

This series is simply insane and without a doubt one of the most bloody perfectly inspired ideas that has ever been created. The pure rawness that runs through every corner of The Elite Seven world takes you hostage and changes you. An experience that never can be forgotten.

Book after book, story after story, character after character establishes, even more, its majestic darkness and deliciousness. You just can’t help yourself from being pulled to it
The Smutbrarians
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 4
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Samuel Gunner and his twin sister Sabella were born to a father that hates them. Fury has fueled Samuel’s black heart for so long that he can barely remember when it wasn’t a part of him. When the Elite offer him an escape from his family and a way to save his sister, he will do anything to earn his place. But what happens when his task is to take down his childhood friend and confidant, Patience Noelle. When
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars ~ Jess

Well, now I see why Samuel has been given the sin of Wrath. He might just be one of the angriest characters I have ever read. Most of his anger comes with solid reasoning; a not-so-great childhood coupled with a zero-loving family, followed up years of using his fists rather than his words.

When Samuel finally makes it to the Elite he feels like he has found the solutions he has been looking for. BUT like the others have learned, the Elite is not for the faint of heart. While we
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This third book in the serial follows the same formula as the previous two books, with a man struggling through his teen years, who has the misguided belief that membership to the Elite will fix everything. Silly boy!

One thing I've noticed with this series, is each man's childhood seems to top those featured in the previous books, in terms of awfulness. Of the three stories so far, I was most sympathetic to Samuel's, who is raised by a father and grandparents who loathe his mere existen
Vanessa (When Vane Reads)
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
English/spanish version

Gahhh, what did I just read????, this series gets better and better, and this particular story had me with a racing heart and eating my nails through the whole plot, but I could not put it down, really, are they going to leave us like this?, I need Envy as my next breath.

Samuel, our Wrath, is a character so charged with guilt and pain, I wanted to enter the book and embrace and comfort him, he is at a crossroads, he needs to sacrifice the girl he loves to achieve his goal
Romance Schmomance (Malia)

Bah, this series is killing me, but sometimes in the best way possible. It's definitely becoming more clear about who might be behind The Elite Seven. And the guys are all just pawns in this game of Chess. Every move is being watched, where one move forward always takes them one step back. I'm still not entirely sure what the end game will be and I'm sure we won't get any sense of that until the very last book. With every sin's book, questions are answered and more are brought up. This was a my
Julie Workman-Bookaholic Sisters Blog
WOW...I knew Claire was a genius but Damn!!! She knocked this right out of the ball park, if I could give it 10 stars it still wouldn't be enough.

This is the best one yet, the others were amazing but Sam **deep sigh** he's deep and soulful, dark and dangerous, they make an interesting combination.
The fire in his belly and hate in his soul is a disaster waiting to happen, hes like a ticking time bomb that could go off at any moment, but underneath his hard exterior is a beautiful soul that you ca
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Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with over twenty novels of various genres to her credit, available in kindle unlimited and audiobook.

She’s a genre-jumping book nerd who likes to write about psycho stalkers, alpha males, anti-heroes, and the end of the bloody world! She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters, and ridiculously naughty rescue

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