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VII: Seven

(War of Roses #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  499 ratings  ·  113 reviews

Ellen Winthorp has no choice but to rely on the protection of Mischa Stepanov—the vicious mafia leader who captured and disfigured her. But the more she learns about him, the deeper she falls into a world of violence, deception and intrigue where danger lurks around every corner.

As long as she plays by his rules, Mischa seems content to dr
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published June 12th 2019
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
description CHRIST ON A CRACKER...Two books down, one to go. And this book was just as fantastic as book one. The writing is phenomenal. It is well paced. The plot continues to be crazy engaging with twists and turns galore. Mischa was slightly more palatable in this book. SLIGHTLY (lol) The guy acts like a serious child sometimes, but the character showed growth and that is what you want to happen in any multi book series. The same goes for Ellen. I wasn't sure which way her character was headed after the
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio...4 stars
Story....2.5 stars

Not enough happened in this book to move the story along which makes me wonder if the only point of the trilogy was monetary. I get that authors have to make a living, but writing pointless books in a series will only make a reader like me hesitant to buy any more books by such an author.

At this point, I'm in no rush to get to book 3.
Kerrie Campbell
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Freaking so good!
Had me gripped till the end.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it

Ellen aka Rose its time to get your shit together!!
I really don't know how to rate this book. Some parts of this story were engrossing and beautifully written. And other parts were repetitive and tedious.

Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is a great book and read. You get further into the psyches of both the main characters. The book is filled with many revelations that will weave you into a more entagling web of the stories, theroies, your hunches, etc.

You get more details about both the characters and it makes you understand them a little better. Mischa is the most fascinating one from all. He tries so hard to be a monster but there are small things that prove the opposite to be true. Similarly, Ellen tries so hard to be tha
Jennifer / JG's Reads
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2019
This book picks up right after the end of XV (book 1) and is written in first POV (Ellen). Like I said in my review of the first book, Ellen and Mischa's story is not a romantic love story. Their story is brutal as they continue to battle each other and all of the other outside forces that trying to get to them (or get Ellen away from Mischa). During the course of this book, Ellen experiences even more physical trauma, but none of it is from Mischa. The author starts showing a subtle shift in th ...more
M Chapman
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly! If you thought Book 1 was intense book 2 is going make you reevaluate what intense really means.

Poor Ellen. How much can one person go through? She never asked to be any part of this war and somehow she ended up smack dab in the middle just trying to survive. She just figured out how to play Robert’s game and now she has to figure out Mischa’s.

Mischa. You just want to reach through the pages and shake that man. He is so frustrating!! On way hand you can totally sympathies with him b
Rating: 3.25 Stars

In the second installment, we learn more about Ellen and Mischa. And it was slow, long and painful. We had the standard mafia drama and a bunch of reveals, one small slither at a time. I felt like this really did not cover much ground. I felt like this book did not advance the story forward. Yes, we learned more, but it was a slow death to get those few details. Another book inside of Ellen's head. I wonder how many times she thought of Robert. It was just too much. I needed h
Johanna Bixby
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A most brutal and excellent series!

This series is brutal, devastating, and so good I sat and read it in one sitting! I'll leave the story replay for other reviews and just say this. I rarely review books, but when I do they are a 5 + stars from me and strangle me emotionally! It is of course one hell of a cliff hanger, but Lana Sky is so gifted a writer that I cannot wait for the series to conclude before I dive in! Excellent and totally worth the $📚💜
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
“Humanity is a battle for him, one he has to fight tooth and nail”.

F*ck me running! This cliffhanger was EPIC!
This series is so good but it’s killing me..slowly. I need more. Lana Sky take pity on me.
So many twist and turns. Please..take my recommendation and read 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 (Writ
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mischa & Ellen's story continues in 'VII: War of Roses Book 2', & what a story. It is intense, horrifying, dark, haunting, brutal & utterly mesmerizing.
Ellen (Rose) continues to be swirled deeper & deeper into the dizzying, dangerous & absolutely vicious world of Mischa & the Mafiya of which he is one of a few terrifying controllers. She is swept into the riptide known as Mischa, & every time she thinks she may get a few strokes ahead, catch her breath, that she is beginning to understand at lea
Katie Bug
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
VII: Seven War of Roses Book 2 by Lana Sky

Ellen has been through hell and back after being taken by Mischa. Memories that she had long forgotten have come back to haunt her.

Mischa Stepanov has taken the one thing that could break Robert, his wife. He can’t kill her like he thought but instead he will protect her even if it makes him look weak.

Ellen Winthrop has been pulled into a blood feud between the Winthrops and the Mafia that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Stuck between a
PP's Bookshelf
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lana Sky has written another riveting tale of secrets, survival and seduction in VII : Seven. Where the angels hide behind the tainted souls, beauty hides behind scars of ugly trauma and love hides behind betrayal but when they come out of their dark corners even momentarily, that is a spectacular and overwhelming feeling.

The story of Miscah and Elle continues in VII. And the more the story progresses, the more I get intrigued by Miscah. He is an enigma. He has layers that I have not even start
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought book one left me breathless. It did, but wow, book two took my breath away more than I ever imagined it could. Book two picks up where book one left off so you do need to read them in order.

Ellen and Mischa's "relationship" is more than messed up. Ellen endures even more trauma in book two, you wonder how she's managed to stay alive to this point. Mischa is just plain cruel, or is he? He physically and emotionally abuses Ellen. However, we are given glimpses into a man who may care mo
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pure Helll with a side of Heaven!👍👍👍👍👍
Incredibly twisted and I demand more. Powerful dominating and disturbing is the best way to describe the brilliance of this amazing read. It's cold cruel riddled in darkness and cripples you with emotions rattling your senses and stirs your arousal for more. The storyline pushes you harder drilling deeper making me feel and see with a realistic hold that is impossible to escape and at times hard to digest dominating your control feeding your addiction page b
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
I hinted before that I was not sure which friends were really friends and if the supposed enemies were truly enemies. Now I am even more unsure of who to trust.

Retaliation against Mischa leaves 'little rose' with her petals crushed.
Robert's secrets are exposed.
Sergei, I'm not sure if he has the best of intentions or is working his own agenda.
Vanya, his kindness confuses me, almost makes me think something is off. He could be a key player in this puzzle.
Mouse, there is a story there.

XII gav
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I receved a copy of this book from the publsiher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Ellen Winthrop has no choice but to rely on the protection of Mischa Stepanov- the vicious mafia leader who captured and disfigured her. But the more she learns about him, the deeper she falls into ta world of violence, decepton and intrique whre danger lurks around every corner. As long as she plays by his rules, Mischa seems content to drip feed her information about her family and the secrets shroud
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy heck what have I read?

VII is the second book of the series War of Roses. It is the story of Ellen, the woman who is caught up in 2 mafia freud and Mischa, the lead Mafia.

The further you read the book the more details and information are revealed about Ellen and Mischa. VII is a captivating story with so many secrets and so many revelations.

In the last book, I personally found Ellen very interesting however in this book, I just can’t get my head around Mischa. Mischa’s character is just so
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntatily reviewed a copy of :VII:SEVEN WAR OF ROSES" Phenominally well written storyline you just can't get enough of this series it is dark, intense, twisted, brutal, violence, suspense, kidnapping, abuse, rough angry sex scenes, emotional trauma.
Mischa and Ellen aka Little Rose have the most explosive brutal chemistry he wants to own her body, heart, soul, mind but he makes sure to tell her she not worthy, and she so tired if it all she just takes it.
Ellen gets kidnapped by Nikolaus one o
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

In Short

- This is a very dark book.

- Mischa is an obsessed, twisted but addictive character who is very unpredictable.

- I feel attached to Ellen and her cruel life.

In Long

Lana Sky is an author that has managed to take me through every emotion you can think of in such an intense form with this book. It was a real whirlwind of everything.

VII is dark, with so many dark, violent scenes. I did find these tested me and really pushed me to my limit because of the
Misty Schott
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, the second book in this series is an intriguing, twisted, dark read!!!!

This is book two in this dark, twisted series and you must read book one, XV : Fifteen, before reading this book. Also this book ends on a cliffhanger to lead you into book three, I : One.

Note: There may be some content in this book that can be triggering to some readers.

Mischa is cruel in his treatment of Ellen Winthorp because he believes she is in love with her husband and is complacent in the way he treats others. No
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As this series continues, my love for dark romance comes out. There are times that this kind of story just intrigues me, not because of the violent behavior, but because of how people react to different circumstances. This book does just that and I am completely immersed in Ellen and Mischa's story.
It picks up right where we left off in book 1, and the abuse Ellen takes from Mischa continues. Though not loyal to her husband, she refuses to give any information to Mischa. She is a strong woman, a
Sierra Clothier
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a true psychological drama, where the dialogue is what matters the most in the story. We catch up with Ellen and Mischa, and Ellen is dragged even deeper into Mischa's mafia world. Mischa is an enigma...he keeps Ellen on her toes with information that may or may not be the truth.

I was riveted by the scenes between the two lovers...or are they enemies? It's not very clear for a while. What is clear is that Mischa has an agenda, and Ellen 's role may not be accidental. Perhaps the fact th
Heather  Red Hatter Book Blog
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok I'm pretty sure this review is going to be all over the place. Please bear with me as I'm trying to put all of my jumbled thoughts in it. I read this book in one sitting. The plot and storyline pull you in, and have you sitting on the edge of your seat just begging for a morsel.
If you thought the first book left you wanting hold on to your kindle, because you are in for a treat with this book. I just need to know. How much can one person take? The mind games and the whole I hate you, but I w
WendyW ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Books
𝐀 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫. 𝐀 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐫. 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫.

Mischa Stepanov is one hot blooded mercurial, volatile and broody dude. He has my head spinning so fast I don’t know if I want to bang him like a screen door in a hurricane or put him down like the rabid dog he is. But beneath that temperamental spasmodic demeanor is a gentleness, a benevolence that peaks through every so often.

Ellen Winthrop is put through a blender and battered physically and mentally since her captivity. She is a survivor, she has endured
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY HELL! This next book in the War of the Roses series/trilogy only whetted my appetite for more! Just in case you didn't catch it, YOU MUST READ XV (Fifteen) FIRST! Even if I wanted to, and I really don't to be honest, I'm not going into any detail at all because as far as I'm concerned, the blurb is enough. In this book, there are more twists, yeah, I couldn't believe the diabolically brilliant Lana Sky could come up with more but she rose, so my f-bomb dropping was crazy & non stop. My rag ...more
Briannan (littleloversread)
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book I think re defines the term INTENSE in a romance novel. If I thought I was in love with the first book, I have no IDEA how I can describe the second one.
Seven is truly the epitome of enemies to lovers, where you are completely unsure at all times whether they actually love or hate each other and it is AMAZING.
This book will be up there with the stories that my my actual heart hurt, and Im not even being dramatic. My heart was literally burning with the emotions that I w
Ga Books LoverX
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This legit might be my favorite series by Lana so far, and y'all that is freaking hard to do. I think I actually began my love of dark romances because of her... no pressure at all right?

This book starts right at the end of Book 1 and and we get a deeper dive into just exactly who Ellen and Misha are and y'all it is pretty freaking crazy! We get insights in to what makes Ellen tick and also what makes Misha all ragey.

This is not a happily-ever-after book and being that it is right smack dab in
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