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Release: July 22nd, 2019

From the shadows, I’ve tracked her every move.
I was just supposed to watch her. But now, I can’t stop.
She’s my obsession. My addiction. My poison.
Watching her isn’t enough.
The savage in me won’t be satisfied until I take her and make her mine.
One taste and I’m hooked. Too bad for her… I’m never letting her go.


Stalked. Hunted. Captured.
He took me from my life and locked me away in his compound.
The ex-con. The big bad biker. Inked, bearded, and inhumanely sized.
And yet, every time he looks at me, I melt.
This broken beast hides demons behind those brutal eyes. I hate him… and I crave him. His touch, his words, his lips.
When my enemies come for me, he vows to protect me as long as I do what he says. I’ll be secure in this prison he created for me.
But who will protect me from him?


First published July 22, 2019

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A. Zavarelli

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A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.

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Profile Image for Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾.
2,000 reviews11.8k followers
July 10, 2019

Birdie Blue was my fucking nightmare and salvation wrapped up into one terrifying package. She’d left her mark on me, branding it into my rusted up broken-down heart.

I've been itching for Birdie's story ever since she was introduced in Confess, but I never expected for her story to blow me away quite like this. I was riveted to the pages. I was rabid in my need for more. I was addicted to the story and the characters and I couldn't get enough. Convict was one deliciously gritty ride that was packed full of emotion and an unorthodox kind of romance that you can't help but root for. It was freaking fantastic is what I'm trying to tell you here, people!!

Zavarelli is one of my go-to's when it comes to dark romance. This series is somewhere in the middle. It's dark, but not too dark. It's gritty. But it's certainly not a walk through the park either. It's perfectly balanced and I loved that about it.

Ace owned my attention from the second he appeared on the pages of Confess, but when you get a peek inside his head? Stick a fork in me, I'm done! This beautifully broken man that's damaged almost beyond repair stole my heart and I never want it back. You know that this man has been through something dark in his past, but nothing prepares you for the reality of it. He's this perfectly imperfect character that you can't help but fall for.

Birdie is quite the damaged character herself. If you've read the first book then you already have a pretty good idea about her dark childhood. But what you didn't know and discover here, is the amount of depth she has. This is not quite the happy go lucky little sister that you think you know from the previous book. This is a woman with her own hidden demons and a heart of gold. She's strong and a fighter and I connected with her from the very first page.

Now when you put the two of them together? Instant fireworks. Ace essentially kidnaps Birdie and keeps her on lockdown for her own protection. But there's plenty of secrets that Birdie has that throw a few wrenches in those plans. There's so much that happens here that I can't even begin to describe nor do I want to, because you simply must experience it.

But what I'll tell you is that it's action packed and quick paced and darkly spell bounding. It was a page turner from beginning to finish. The chemistry between Ace and Birdie is incendiary. i couldn't get enough of the two of them together and the author did an incredible job with the pacing and the development of their relationship. It was perfect. In short, I fucking LOVED this book!

ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review

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2,733 reviews1,299 followers
June 18, 2019
Gah!!! The minute A. Zavarelli even hints that there is a new book on the horizon it's all I can think about. Her storytelling and imagery and just the way she can make me feel all the emotions seriously just rocks me on another level. When I saw that Convict would be a standalone follow-up to Confess and would feature Birdie and Ace I was ready for double the amount of emotions and feels. And boy did she deliver. This story was AHMAZINGGGG! I fell so hard for this damaged couple and never wanted it to end!

Without going into any details or spoilers just know that Birdie Blue is the exception to every rule that broody, growly Ace Fallon has in life. He is such a damaged and lost soul who makes it his mission to protect Birdie from her vices even if it's at the expense of her own freedom. But what Ace does not expect is for the blond bombshell to completely eviscerate everything he knew to be true of what he needed and wanted out of life. 

Gah!! This novel honestly is one of the best stories I have read this year. I held my breath at certain parts watching these two damaged people find strength in one another. The writing was just flawless and the way the author captured my attention from the get go with both Ace and Birdie's pain kept me enthralled all the way to the last word. I loved that these complete opposites were able to make each other feel again. Birdie was Ace's gamechanger. She blew up the sanctity and solitude of his existence and in just a year, burrowed so deep under his skin and into his heart despite him keeping her at a distance. Prior to meeting her, he just existed, but having her in his life gave him a reason to live and breathe. Ace likewise was someone Birdie could rely on and seek shelter from her demons and the storms of her life. He was her safe place. What an incredible read!

Overall, this novel was so so sexy and emotional and once again showcased Zavarelli's remarkable prose and storytelling ability. I absolutely loved this! Bravo! 5 stars! ~Ratula 
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755 reviews2,493 followers
March 19, 2023
I have to be honest. When I first read the blurb for this book, I thought it was going to be a story I've read many times before. Weird, slightly unhinged, alpha dude stalks beautiful woman, kidnaps her, and keeps her in a basement tied to a bed or a chair or something. You know the one. I'm not knocking this type of book mind you. I have enjoyed plenty. I'm just saying I've read it before.

Why would I choose to read this book if I believed that to be true? Well, because Ashley Zavarelli wrote it!! Her writing is absolutely phenomenal, and she has created one of my favorite series and some of my favorite characters of all time. There isn't really anything I wouldn't read from her. If she asked me to read her grocery list, I would do it and probably pay her for the privilege.

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That being said, my assumption was totally wrong. Birdie, the heroine of the story, is a badass thief that robs wealthy men to protect herself and her sister, Gypsy, from someone that is blackmailing them with information and a video she can never let see the light of day. Ace is a biker that spies on Birdie at her sister's request and grows marijuana on the compound where he lives.

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Ace and Birdie are forced together when Gypsy decides that her little sister needs more supervision and protection. She hires Ace to kidnap Birdie and keep her prisoner at his compound. Birdie doesn't have to reside in a basement though. She has a bedroom, and Ace cooks for her and takes care of her needs.

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The chemistry between these two is off the charts, so it's not long until they begin to struggle with their desire. Both coming from a traumatic past, neither think they are worthy of love, so they fight it. Watching them battle each other's demons warmed my heart and learning what those demons were broke it.

Convict is gritty, intriguing, emotional, and full of suspense! The romance is steamy, and the characters are three dimensional. If you've enjoyed any of Ashleigh's other books, I suggest you give this one a try! If you like your romance on the action packed and fast paced side, this one's for you!
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2,196 reviews641 followers
July 11, 2019
well, i have been stunned to silence...*gasps* this is a second book in a row that I loved that has a "bikers" trope written all over it...my, oh my LOL and yet, this is far from the usual MC novel, trust me...it's simply the background scenery and the main show is the portrayal of two broken people that become unlikely connected on the more essencial level...

this seemingly simplified storyline will, in fact, stun you cause of the deeply complex characterisation of the H and h...another *gasp*

Simply loved it...

the action, the turmoil, the emotional span of these two people, both deeply ruined by their past and upbringing and yet their emotional inability to process any notion of true love will in fact bring them together on a path of mutual understanding and final acknowledgment of healing...

these two, especially the H - Huck William Fallon aka Ace, just might be my new fave guy...

of course, inspired, teasers are coming right up....

once again, Ashleigh showed how she's growing and shining even brighter than before, if that's even possible...

Birdie Blue is a con. She tricks rich men into seductive game then she takes their money. She's on an automatic mode, feeling nothing, noticing nothing other than her objective. And she's almost compulsively addictive in her actions cause she's driven by the blackmailing pervert from hers and her sister's past, holding an action that would incrimnate her over her head.

Her sister Gipsy, now married to Lucian, the same man who saved Huck William Fallon from unjust rotting in jail for the crime he never commited but the cruel circumstances played a nice trap for him to do the sentencing...and take the fall, makes a plea for him to watch over Birdie.

As she's worried, she could soon fall overboard in her turmolous ways and she would get hurt...

Huck, now a memeber of a motorcycle gang is taking the task of watching Birdie, as a favor and out of respect for Lucian, the man he owes his life to...

At first, he thinks of Birdie as a nuissance, she's trouble, she's a menace BUT what he soon realizes he's fixated on her in every single detail.

She's becoming a part of him, through out his inner obsessive nature, she's his drug, and addiction he can't get rid of, nor he wants to...
She was a sorceress. A witch. Some kind of mythical creature sent to destroy me.

BUT he's also so broken by his past that he's unable to compartmentilize the unknown notions about her...he's uncapable of feelings, he doesn't KNOW HOW to FEEL...he never learnt, he never had anyone to show him HOW...until HER.
I'd been a criminal. A prisoner. A fucking pariah. And even if I hadn't done the things I'd gone to prison for, those years had changed me. I wasn't a good man. I wasn't even a decent man. But I was a man who knew what he wanted, and a man who would do anything to get her back.

and the road to redemption and healing is hard and full of pain and tough decisions BUT the one thing is certain, Huck aka Ace won't back down in saving Birdie, from herself, her inner demons and the real ones looming and trying to hurt her until she breaks...

"Just tell me you're here," she whispered against me.
"And I think everything will be okay."

Even though she could feel me, and I could feel her, she needed that assurance. I wouldn't deny her. Never again would I deny her.

"I'm right here." My lips settled against her forehead, brething her in.
"I'll always be right here, Birdie."

and that's that, folks...pure emotional fulfillment.
July 31, 2020
The perfect storm of two strong but damaged souls brought together!

This story checked all the boxes I really like. The Hero Ace, was tall, dark, tattooed and muscular (handsome too). He had some inner pain to work through, prior to which he did not believe he would be any good in a relationship. He was a complete alpha who basically stalked the heroine and becomes obsessed with her but not in any crazy or creepy way. It was his job to keep tabs on her, the her sister basically told him to kidnap her for her own protection.

Birdie, the heroine, is a con artist and does her best to take care of herself and her own problems, she is tough and has survived a traumatic childhood. She is the perfect woman for Ace in that she is not just a damsel in distress and she can give as good as she gets, but there are also times when she is hurt and vulnerable. The romance between the two builds naturally and is sizzling hot.

The storyline about her past and the people from her past coming back to haunt her is good and adds a lot of action and intrigue. I read the book in one sitting and it held my attention the entire time.

I was generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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2,042 reviews694 followers
July 20, 2019
Wow! Talk about raw and gritty! This book was like a daggers edge scrapping over my every emotion. There was never a respite from the beautiful agony these characters had lived and were still battling. I loved every heartbreaking, breathtaking moment of it!

This book intersects with Confess, book one of the series and zooms in at the moment that Ace is sent to pick Birdie up. Her past continues to haunt her as she is scrambling to get possession of the evidence of her crime. With Ace’s interference, she’s frightened of what the end result will mean to her sister, Gypsy, and her new family.

Ace’s own past has left him broken and unable to have any type of romantic relationship. Pain has been his salvation when emotions begin to overwhelm him.


A year of watching Birdie has become a bit of an obsession for him but when he’s instructed to take her and keep her safe, his whole life is ripped open and he’s left to figure out how to respond to the blonde tornado who has upended it all.

”Birdie Blue was my f---ing nightmare and salvation wrapped up into one terrifying package. She’d left her mark on me, branding it into my rusted-up, broken-down heart. I didn’t know why I was still fighting it. Good or bad, right or wrong, she was the other half of my soul that I’d always known was missing. And consequences be d*mned, I was keeping her.”

Birdie and Ace were both so completely broken. And yet, together, despite their many errors, they find a way to bring peace into each other’s life. These characters were so well developed that at times I was sure my heart was cracking open just from the sheer pain they each had to carry. There were so many ups and downs with them. From the simple task of sharing a job, to the emotionally draining experience of facing their own demons, I was compelled to continue reading until this couple could reach a satisfying conclusion.

”Huck didn’t even penetrate my body, but he penetrated my mind. Nothing about this afternoon was mechanical or routine. I was a slave to the chemical high he provided, and I wanted more.”


Throughout all the angst fueled scenes, we were given moments of pure joy as Ace and Birdie slowly learned to open up to one another. The chemistry between them was evident from the first moment Ace interrupted Birdie’s con in Confess and it only escalates here as it blazed across the pages of this book. However, their times together were not a simple “rinse and repeat” formula. This author brings just as much depth and emotion into their intimate moments as those outside of them. The characters are constantly growing, evolving, and while they each certainly take some steps back, their essence is always moving forward.


From the first page this story explodes and there is no slowing down afterwards. The heat level is intense, the pains from the past sometimes graphic, and the secondary characters add greater understand to the hero and heroine. I freaking loved every moment of it as I cheered and cried, clutched my heart repeatedly and felt fury unlike any I’ve ever felt before while reading a book. And then A. Zavarelli does what she does best…she gave me the sweetest, swooniest epilogue that soothed my heart and assured my soul that this couple were now and would always be okay.

Highly recommend this to anyone who loves deeply broken characters, a hero with a “mine” persona, and can handle some of the dark subject matter contained within.

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1,424 reviews743 followers
July 9, 2019
It's a wide eyed look at the underbelly of Sin city. Once again Ash has managed to freak me out. A world exists just beyond the shiny lights and jingling coin machines in Vegas. It's foul smelling, Putrid and decaying. Filth of sexual slavery and debauchery is flowing down the sewers of the city and the rich step over it and poor get caught in it.


Built for sinful pleasures, she's honed her talent as a weapon to protect herself and her loved ones.
"On the surface, she was an enchantress, glowing with pleasure and sin. But I’d had plenty of time to pick her apart. She was exhausted. Anxious. Flighty. There had to be a reason why she subjected herself to this,"
Birdie is fluttering bird caught in a cage, literally fighting for her life and freedom, held captive in the tight fist of Joe and then Ace. She doesn't have a say in her own fate and is cruelly subjected to blackmail and then captivity at the hands of these men in her life.


"She’d never been treated right. She’d never known love. Her whole life was a desolate landscape of one user after another."
It's tough seeing right from wrong, separating malefactor from benefactor. Situations become murkier, survival becomes dangerous and with enemies lurking in every corner, running becomes the only deadly option.
I loved Confess and convict carries the same excellence forward. Birdie seemed juvenile in comparison to gypsy at first but she really develops in to a strong personality and develops equally responsible and street smart as Gypsy.


Ace was a conundrum at first. His quietude was a result of torture for years and the trauma had made him a hard, unfeeling man. Physically strong yet emotionally vulnerable, he's more like Birdie than you could imagine
"My whole fucking life I’d been out of options. Trading one exploitation for another was all I’d ever known. Jumping from one frying pan to a different fire."
Their chemistry was off the charts hot, their understanding very disbalanced but nevertheless there!!
It's a Scintillating, thrilling bike-ride through the barren desert of Nevada. Get ready to be wind-burned as ash races you on a live-or-die chase through some perilous hairpin curves.
Hang on tight for the ride of your life!!!
5 stars cause "someday, everything will be perfect"
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1,473 reviews443 followers
July 30, 2019
Birdie caught my attention in Confess where she came across as untamable. I wondered how her story would manifest and was pleased once again by the way Ms. Zavarelli crafted this world and the story held within it.

”What I wanted from her was more than she could ever give. It was everything. Her breath, her words, her ****ing mind.”

Birdie is a complicated woman with flaws that humanize her almost larger than life persona. Ace is a man with a past that allows Birdie to see a side of him nobody else gets. Their chemistry was palatable. The build up of the sensual tension made the plot even better.

”My body was his. Everything but my heart, that would only ever be mine. At least that’s what I wanted to believe.”

The plot took us on a journey of discovery and healing. It brought together two people that needed one another in ways they hadn’t imagined. I loved every second.

Complementary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.
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2,434 reviews4,564 followers
July 23, 2019
❤️4 STARS❤️

I love this series a lot and I enjoyed this one as much as I did with the first book!Ace and Birdie are two broken characters who finds love to each other.I loved how their relationship starts and my heart was aching for their past.

This story wasn't dark, it was intense,sexy and emotional.Ace and Birdie was perfect for each other, their moments together was intense and I couldn't get enough of them.

"What I wanted from her was more than she could ever give. It was everything. Her breath, her words, her fucking mind.

She made me feel, and it wasn’t something I was used to."

If you are looking for an addictive story this is perfect!


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1,208 reviews222 followers
March 23, 2023
Reread 3/22/23

Contempt is book 3 and it's coming out April 25, 2023 and while it will be a standalone it will feature cameos from books 1 & 2 and since I remember loving this book, it was time for a reread. I still loved Convict from beginning to end and Ace is my favorite type of damaged male.

Original Review 7/24/19

Convict is book 2 in the Sin City Salvation series and before starting I was apprehensive because I wasn't sure what to expect. First, I didn't love book 1 and had some issues with Gypsy and Lucian but my expectations were definitely met, and I was reminded why I love this author. Convict wasn't always pretty; Ace and Birdie had a very difficult and heartbreaking childhood and their demons continued to follow them. While I had some issues with Birdie and her decisions, I completely understood why she made them. Overall Convict was an awesome read for me and I look forward to more from this author.
July 4, 2019
Magnificent read!
Dark, dirty and deliciously sexy! This series is so good.
We meet Birdie in Confess. My view of her completely changed in her book. You never really know what a person has gone through to make the decisions one makes. Birdie is inspirational.
Then there’s Ace....I love a broken H. He survived so much and definitely deserves Birdie.
I’m tickled pink with their story. The characters in this series are second to none.
Highly recommend this series!
Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5
Secondary Characters~ 5/5
The Feels~ 5/5
Pacing~ 5/5
Angst~ 5/5
Steam/Hotness/Chemisty ~ 5/5
Theme or Tone~ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)~ 5/5
Originality~ 5/5
Ending~ 5/5
Series~ Sin City Salvation Book 2
Source~ Kindle eBook - ARC for honest review
Would I read more from the author? Hell Yes
Would I recommend this book? Hell Yes
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6,122 reviews215 followers
August 27, 2019
I liked this book a bit more than the previous one.

Convict is the second installment of the Sin City Salvation series. In it, you will meet Ace/Huck and Birdie. Even though we met them in the first book of this series.. we do get to understand/know them a hell of a lot more in this one.

Birdie kind of had her world turned upside down once Ace came back into her life. It sucks that she found out him and Trouble were both lying to her. However, it doesn't hurt because she has feelings for Ace. Likewise for him as well. I was patiently waiting for these two to tango in bed and I didn't have to wait long either.

The romance was so good. Of course with all the sex these two were doing lead to a pregnancy - because what are condoms, birth control, or plan b in books anyways? Non-existent if you ask me. Anyhoo, I was beyond happy that these two were together. It didn't help that they had their fair share of drama to deal with either. Ugh, especially with Birdie sort of facing her past.

Long story short, I really liked the ending and it made me so happy that I got to see everyone being a big happy family. Ace and Birdie were adorable and I was really happy to get to know them more with this book. No idea if there's going to be another one but I would be down to read it.
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1,698 reviews325 followers
July 24, 2019
3.5 From the moment I first saw Birdie, she was a tragedy I couldn’t avoid.

Two people who have HORRIBLY damaging pasts, and who also are drawn to each other in ways they’ve never been drawn to anyone else. Birdie is seemingly a beautiful wild card, but there is so much more than what may seem obvious. Ace is just trying to protect Birdie, but he is also pretty much obsessed with her, and with the way she makes him feel. There is some push and pull between these two, but it works considering their back stories.

All in all this is a good read. There is a ton of smutty bits, and there’s a bit of suspense. The romance is insta, but also the relationship takes time to grow. That probably doesn’t make sense, but it also will once you read the story. This story gets a little dark. There are some violence and assault triggers in this one.
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288 reviews262 followers
July 23, 2019
Once again Ashleigh has not disappointed in this installment in the Sin City Salvation Series.

I thought Birdies story was a very fitting for her and it kept within Confess Huck is such the perfect match for her. They are both damaged characters. Birdie is a strong character, she certainly doesn't play the pity card she is a fighter.

Huck is mysterious, broody , tough and everything the anti-hero should be.

Ashleigh has a way with her words, the characters she creates are not faultless they feel real and tangible and often relatable. Perhaps that is what always draws me in.

Quote from the book I loved:
Birdie Blue was my fucking nightmare and salvation wrapped up into one terrifying package. She’d left her mark on me, branding it into my rusted up broken-down heart.

I was generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review
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446 reviews91 followers
January 2, 2022
For my first read of 2022... another conflicting rating for a book by A. Zavarelli.
2.5 frustrating stars rounded down to 2*

This book was so frustrating, even more so considering the heavy past of both main characters. Having read it so close to the first book, Confess, I found a lot of similarities between them and in a lot of ways, the first book dealt better with the child abuse and child trafficking topics.

Any way, let's dig in!

🕮 MC romance
🕮 age-gap (12 years to be exact)
🕮 captor/captive
🕮 gypsy heroine + con artist
🕮 main characters with abusive pasts
🕮 insta-love / insta-lust
🕮 hero hates everybody except her
🕮 virgin and possessive/stalker hero
🕮 surprise baby

Trigger warnings:
⚡ Child trafficking / child abuse (semi-descriptive)
⚡ Assault (descriptive)
⚡ Murder (descriptive)
⚡ Torture (descriptive)
⚡ Wrongful imprisonment
⚡ Weed consumption

And this was my first read of the year, folks!

Safety: aside from trigger warnings above, 3+ sexual explicit scenes; no talk about protection, hence surprise baby 🤯

Hero - Huck aka Ace
- born and raised in a religious cult
- physically and mentally abused by his father
- wrongfully imprisoned for 13 years

Heroine - Birdie Blue (is it just me or this is a great hooker name?)
- survivor of child trafficking and child abuse
- con artist
- feisty yet fragile

The premise of the story was interesting but I found the execution lacking.
Ace takes Birdie against her will to his house in the MC compound to keep her safe. She can't go anywhere and in the beginning he talks to her like she's a small child. He introduces her to weed as therapy for pain and sleeping.
There is a lot of miscommunication, mistrust and overall low self-esteem on both sides, as expected. They end up having sex (shocker!) and he's the first in her life that she chooses. That's the extent to which the author deals with any remaining child abuse sexual trauma. He is an asshole afterwards and practically ghosts her cause he's so thorn about his deed... way to build her self-esteem mister! This shit happens twice!
There is zero talk about safety before/during sex. There are a lot of clichés as well... virgin hero yet he's the biggest and the best. She doesn't even bat an eye at what happened to her when she was young.
The past catches up with Birdie in in the form of a brutal assault. Ace takes her to the hospital and is beside himself with worry. Back home, bruises and pain matter not cause sex is a must! Is this for real?
And don't get me started on the honey-kissed skin and whiskey - colored eyes. Are there no synonyms out there for these colors?
More shit happens and the suspense was the main reason I didn't DNF this book... THE END!

Glad it's over!
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3,318 reviews429 followers
July 26, 2019

I’m not really sure where to start with my review. There’s a lot here to like.
I loved Ace and if anyone ever deserved happiness it’s him.

My problems mainly surrounded Birdie. I’ll admit I wasn’t totally sold on her in the previous book. But I assumed she’d come into her own here.

Now don’t get me wrong I understand she has trust issues. If I’d lived her life I wouldn’t trust easily either. But I found it annoying the way she seemed determined to deal with everything herself. If she’d just confided in others it could have gone a whole different way.

I found this annoyed me throughout the book.

There’s a certain amount of push and pull between Ace and Birdie. Considering their pasts it’s not surprising.

All things considered I enjoyed this book I just didn’t love it.
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47.3k reviews4 followers
June 20, 2020
Unputdownable thrill ride!

I listened to the audio version and I absolutely loved this book. A. Zavarelli’s skills and incredible talent for compelling characterization and well-crafted tales shine on every page! From the get-go, I was drawn into Birdie and Ace/Huck's story and didn’t want to put it down. The plot is tightly woven, the characters complex and intriguing and the chemistry between them is off-the-charts hot.

I wholeheartedly loved Huck and Birdie together. These two damaged souls have been through so much, they have this crazy connection that makes their relationship completely messed up yet, so beautiful to read about. They both deserved peace and happiness together.

The narrators Aaron Shedlock and Kelsey Navarro did a wonderful job to bring the characters to life. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I’m more than happy with the outcome of Huck and Birdie's rollercoaster journey to their HEA. Can't wait to read Contempt, book 3 in the seriously exciting Sin City Salvation Series.

”What I wanted from her was more than she could ever give. It was everything. Her breath, her words, her f@cking mind.”

”She was a sorceress. A witch. Some kind of mythical creature sent to destroy me.”

”He was a God of war. And I was a mere mortal unequipped with the powers to resist such human temptations.”
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908 reviews266 followers
November 22, 2022
Hmm… it has intense scenes and writes intense feelings but somehow… something was missing. I didn’t get at all why they wanted and loved each other. DID they love each other? Or just obsessed with having sex with each other. Kinda like 2 animals in heat rather than love…
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1,214 reviews119 followers
October 14, 2019
As many who read my reviews know I love this author. I haven't read all her books, but most of them and the ones I've read I loved!

Also a fact everyone knows I love captive stories! Don't get me wrong if I get kidnapped tomorrow I wouldn't love it like I love those romance reads!

Ace is a soft man but that's a side very few get to see and Birdie is one of those people! I didn't see those twists and turns coming so I was very surprised with how it all went! Maybe at times it could've been better turned, but on the other side who am I to say that? It added extra to the story and more tension too!
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454 reviews43 followers
July 17, 2020
Oh I have been wanting to read this book forever, I had a lucky day and won a amazon gift card from A. Zavarelli so the first thing I did was buy this book!! Thank you for that :) anyhoo this book broke my heart into pieces, two damaged souls finally brought together to start to heal. This book has turns that I would have never guessed, love so strong, parts that might be a trigger for some( but they were written very well), strong heroine and hero ( the things these two have been through will make your heart hurt) suspense and finally a hea!!! I would recommend reading the first book Confess before this one. You don't have to but it will help you understand more about Birdie and her sister.
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278 reviews18 followers
February 5, 2021
Dopo Confessa, eccoci al secondo libro Il Condannato, che ha come protagonista Birdie la sorella di Gipsy che abbiamo conosciuto nel primo libro con la sua storia. Una bellissima lettura anche questa che non ha deluso le mie aspettative.
La storia di Birdie e Ace parla di due personaggi molto profondi e dal carattere forte e complesso. Sono accomunati da un passato pieno di ingiustizia e dolore e da tanti demoni da combattere.
Grazie al doppio pov, entreremo in empatia con i loro tormenti interiori e i loro segreti oscuri.
Il ritmo narrativo e i dialoghi sono travolgenti, pieni di suspense e di colpi di scena, alternati a momenti di passione e scontro tra i due.
Con l'angoscia del passato che torna a chiedere il conto, tante sono le paure e le incertezze.
È stata una lettura travolgente che mi ha commossa più volte e mi ha tenuta incollata alle pagine fino alla fine. Una menzione per l' epilogo meraviglioso e dolcissimo😍
Per chi non ha dimenticato Confessa, ritroveremo anche la sorella di Birdie, Gipsy, e il suo meraviglioso marito Lucian, che ho tanto amato nel primo libro❤
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421 reviews80 followers
June 18, 2021
4.5 STARS! This book follows Birdie & Ace and picks up right where the first book left off and I really loved it. It's kind of a captive/captor story, but Ace does it for Birdie's protection and at the request of her sister to keep her safe. Also, if you read Confess, you know Ace & Birdie have been around each other before so Ace is not a stranger. I think I liked this one better than Confess actually. This story is less of a tangled mess than book 1 and focuses more on Birdie & Ace's feelings for each other and I really appreciated that. Two tortured souls coming together is one of my weaknesses. Ace is definitely a beast!
"My dick was inside you last night, Birdie. Your ass, your pussy, and even that goddamned mouth I want to duct tape all belong to me. Get that through your head. You're owned."

Fucking savage, I love it!!

The only reason I didn't give this a full 5 stars were because there were some things in this book that were repeated from book 1 and didn't feel original to the story. Some of the details and the way things played out were too similar between the books. Either way, loved it!
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729 reviews108 followers
July 22, 2019
3.5 stars

”She made my head a warzone of emotions. I didn’t like to feel but she made me feel.”

Convict was my first book by this author and I’m deeply impressed by her captivating writing style.
And even though you can read Convict as standalone, I personally felt that I would have had a better connection to the world set-up and the already established characters, if I had read Confess first.
So my recommendation to you is, read Confess first, Convict second.

”He was a God of war. And I was a mere mortal unequipped with the powers to resist such human temptations.”

With Ace and Birdie the author created some beautiful but troubled souls who found their match in each other. Due to their pasts they have a deep understanding for each other and their needs.
Those two take their time to give into their attraction and into temptation, but once they do, they create a force to be reckoned with.
After a slow start and with about 50% into the book it suddenly turned into a page turner, leaving me with the “one more chapter” thought until I finished the book at 2 in the morning.

”She was a sorceress. A witch. Some kind of mythical creature sent to destroy me.”

Convict is an intriguing and thrilling love story of two broken souls that touches many sensitive topics and sucks you into a world of darkness where love is your only light and savior.

”Good or bad, right or wrong, she was the other half of my soul that I’d always known was missing.”
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3,438 reviews239 followers
July 15, 2019
Oh man! This book drained me emotional. Like wring me dry. The tears, the fear about what was going to happen. My broken heart for both Ace and Birdie. My hope that they would get their justice. It was just amazing. That’s the best word I can come up with. It wasn’t an easy read. All these characters are on a ride for their lives and I think the author did a perfect job making me love each of these characters and rooting for their success. I want to say sooo much. I want to rant and yell about some parts of this book but they made it what it was. I’m not sure if there will be any other books in this series, but if there are, I’ll be the first one jumping to read them. 5 stars #2OCCJD
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681 reviews373 followers
July 23, 2019
WOW! What an incredible intro to a new author!!!
Birdie Blue was my fucking nightmare and salvation wrapped up into one terrifying package. She’d left her mark on me, branding it into my rusted up broken-down heart. …Good or bad, right or wrong, she was the other half of my soul that I’d always known was missing.

I have been wanting to get my hands on a book by A. Zavarelli for a while now because I stalk her on social media and her stories seem very compelling. But a crazy busy blog schedule has made that impossible… Until Convict and OMG!!! WOW… Convict was quite the introduction to a new author. I am still processing this one because DAMN! this book was a rollercoaster of dark & deliciously sexy.
For over a year, I’d dissected Birdie’s every move in an effort to understand her. But in the process, she burrowed her way inside my head, contaminating all my thoughts. Now she was in my space. My lungs. On my flesh. I breathed her in, I felt her everywhere. Her scent, her silky skin, her butterscotch hair. She was driving me goddamned crazy and it had only been a day. One motherfucking day.

As a new reader, I can tell you even though Convict is the second book in the Sin City Salvation series, it’s written as a standalone. I am now dying to get my hands on Confess, the first book in the series. I love so much about Convict and I’ll likely miss something in this review but regardless, this was an outstanding read. This age gap, enemies to lovers, romance is a dual POV story that’s going to suck you straight into Birdie and Ace’s turbulent tale. It’s truly easy to get lost in Convict as its fairly fast-paced and unpredictable. I was truly expecting it to take a different direction from the story the author told, and I loved the variation and volatility of the book. It was perfect for the storyline!!! And the seXXXy was the have your batteries charged or your spouse on standby hawt... *shew* I am positive a cold shower wouldn't be enough!!! 😉
Gone was the man from the night before who’d fucked me like he wanted to crawl inside my soul and never leave. Today, he was an animal, and his only intent was to take.

Readers will quickly become immersed in a dark, gritty, and intensely sexy story about two very broken characters. The jagged edges and individualities A. Zavarelli penned create a complex puzzle that is only whole when you merge Birdie and Ace. They just fit! Ace had a traumatic and disturbing past that hardened the man, and this rigid, OCD structured, quiet man quickly drew me in. I wanted to unravel him as Birdie did. His loyalty is absolute. Totally swoon-worthy! Birdie is nothing like I expected either. She’s broken in her own ways and while she does things with a purpose, she still puts herself in danger again and again until someone has to step in, and step up, to protect her from herself!
"She’d never been treated right. She’d never known love. Her whole life was a desolate landscape of one user after another."

Convict might contain triggers for some as the content isn’t rainbows and unicorns romance. You should be a fan of dark romance if you’re considering undertaking this one, but if you are a dark romance fan, you simply must grab this book immediately. On the spectrum from lightly dark (0), to a true dark romance (10), I would tell you this one is 4 but damn. what. a. ride!!! I can’t wait to read more by this author and I highly recommend Convict!
She was too pure for a devil like me. I would corrupt her. Taint her. Ruin her. Depravity was the only way to describe this fixation.
She could never be mine.

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1,312 reviews67 followers
July 21, 2019
A. Zavarelli brings us Birdie and Ace’s story. And what a story it was! This dark romance had me hooked. Two damaged people and the chemistry and heat they bring off the pages of this book is unreal. You get sucked in and have so many feels as you are on a rollercoaster ride of emotions with Birdie and Ace.

The tortured past both endured brings these characters to find solace within each other’s arms. Despite their rocky start you could always see the tension is nothing but chemistry and connection between Ace and Birdie. They fill the void within each other and find love when they least expect it.

Convict is full of suspense and the angst will have you captivated and wanting more until you finally finish the book. You will fall in love with these troubled characters from their passion to their intensity. Birdie and Ace will have your feeling warm and fuzzy as their relationship develops and as A. Zavarelli brings us their hea. This is a must read!
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2,164 reviews173 followers
July 22, 2019

4.5 stars

Heartbreaking and still a story that fills your heart with love.
Sometimes in life we don’t have the opportunity to choose our future because the innocence it’s stolen and other people are deciding what comes next. This happened with both Birdie and Ace.
A lot of twists and turns in the story but real love finds a way to overcome everything when and where least expected.
There are many things happening that may not be for everyone but it’s expected to be like this because life it’s not all pink and flowers for everyone and also even the villains are good and bad bad ones, with a heart that will find love and experience those feelings with their perfect match.
Read it and you won’t regret it
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490 reviews23 followers
July 21, 2019
In Convict, second book of the Sin City Salvation series, A. Zavarelli once again enthralled me with her thrilling storyline.

Ace (Huck) and Birdie caught my attention in Confess, so I was more than happy when I started reading their story. 

They are wonderfully endearing characters, whose demons and scars broke my heart. Their cat and mouse game mixed with mystery and danger kept me on edge all along.  

"She was a brat. A misguided, spoiled, entitled brat. But beneath her high maintenance exterior, there was a tragedy."

Birdie and Ace's connection was incredible. The alternating between hot and cold, high and low in their relationship gave me chills as they fought their feelings and emotions. 

"I wasn’t going to think of her. She was too pure for a devil like me. I would corrupt her. Taint her. Ruin her. Depravity was the only way to describe this fixation."

Under their strong personalities, their vulnerability gripped me. 

The doubts matched the degree of the passion of those two broken souls. Birdie kept pushing the buttons, challenging Ace at every turn. I loved his caring and protective personality although he worked hard to hide it under is gruff demeanor. Ace is the alpha biker you will love to fall for. I heard a lot of readers already staked their claim...

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