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I (One) (War of Roses Book 3)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  75 reviews

As the secrets surrounding the Winthorp and Mafiya war come to light, Ellen and Mischa are forced to trust each other or risk losing themselves to the turmoil.

But war comes with a terrible cost...

And as new enemies and old lies begin to crawl from the wreckage, they must find a way to break the cycle...

Or let the violence consume them, once
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published July 10th 2019
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
description Whew...this series has been SOOOO good!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Crazy dark, twisted, sexy, violent. I was a tad bit nervous going into this third book. I didn't love the way this author wrapped up her previous duet (The Savage Fall), so it worried me we would be left hanging again. Thankfully, that was not the case here. Everything wasn't tied up with a neat little bow, but I felt satisfied with the way she left things. 👍


The writing in all three books has been phenomenal. They were all well paced. The plot was
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Rose/Ellen cried and sobbed all the time! she was abused, used... No backbone what so ever... She didn't even tried to acknowledge that the kid was her son, just so she didn't need to deal with it...
She was always in a state of confusion, lack of sleep and hunger or having sex with a guy that 80% of time treat her like a whore, was offensive and insensitive...
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
as always, Lana’s books have left me speechless. This being book 3, expectations would naturally be high and I can say that it has definitely exceeded my expectations. Loved it.
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
I-The most lonely of the numbers!!

one also A-1 (ā′wŭn′)
adj. Informal

First-class; excellent, this is my thoughts about this amazing series! Lana Sky created a very dark, violent, inhumane world, full of Mafiya and death
It's there where we meet Misha and Ellen (Little Rose) and where we say goodbye to them, and their family in this last book.
Finally, secrets are revealed and true wins.This couple evoluted with the storyline,the fearsome, lonePahkan learned how to love and our sweet little rose
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: four-star, indie
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

This book is a dark romance with scenes of explicit sex, mentions of sexual abuse, graphic violence and mentions of physical and psychological abuse that may be unsuitable for some readers. Please take this into consideration before reading.


I: (One) brings us to the end of a brutal war between two powerful armies; the Mafiya and the Winthorps. Each instalment geared us up for a devastating end, with both sides taking huge blows. Unfortunately, I wa
Sierra Clothier
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As I mulled over this final book in the War of the Roses series, I couldn't help but think immediately of a super hero cliche: With great power comes great responsibility. This of course comes from Spiderman, and I can easily apply it here.

As Mischa and Ellen become closer, they become stronger. And the mafiya war intensifies, possibly including those close to home. So who do they trust? They turn to each other, and Mischa finally admits why he's so angry and distrustful of Ellen.

“He told me ab
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
"Hell isn't a rose. Hell is love. The agony of blind desire. Trust in the face of inevitable destruction. The acceptance of death to protect the breath of another. "

When I first started this trilogy I was torn. Ellen seemed so ... lacking? That's not that right word but yet it is. As the story progressed she began to bloom. By the close, she had become, in her own right, a force to be reckoned with. In some ways, I truly believe that Mischa was the catalyst for her self discovery. Without his cr
Katie Bug
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
1: (One) War of the Roses, Book 3 by Lana Sky

Ellen (Rose) Winthrop is about to find out that the rules in the game of her life have changed. With more than just her life on the line can she play to win.

Mischa Stepanov has saved Ellen more than once, but can he trust her to save him this time? Can he give her that power?

Ellen has been given information about her past that makes her question her loyalty to both men in her life. One that used her to make himself seem sane and the other that doesn’t
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, out of the three books in this series, this one has edged out to be my favourite. It was more than I could have possibly hoped for. Secrets are revealed and true motivations are shown. I think Ellen comes into her own in this book. She goes from being a sheep sent to slaughter to a wolf willing to take anyone down who gets in her way. And it’s Mischa who helps her see her potential. I love their relationship because so much of it is unspoken. They have learned to communicate with ...more
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think there couldn't possibly be any more deception, secrets, lies, backstabbing, and betrayal in Ellen/Rose and Mischa's lives Ms. Sky proves you wrong.

Oh. My. Goodness!! This third book in the War of Roses series pulled me in and wouldn't let go. I couldn't put it down. I think I was holding my breath most of the time I was reading. With all that Ellen has had to endure her whole life it's really amazing she hasn't given up and just let death claim her before now. That's what I
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18+
Mischa Stepanov has brutalized my body in ways I could have never imagined. My face bears his permanent mark, and he made me sever my own ring finger to feed his lie. He’s toyed with me. Mocked me.
But this is the cruelest torture he’s inflicted. His aim isn’t to merely hurt me.
He’s after my soul.

I absolutely loved this book and the very first chapter brought me to tears. I was constantly on my toes to know what was going to happen and honestly(like i have said about Lana's writing for 1000 time
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Man, I'm not sure how I feel about the War of Roses trilogy being over, because it's been that good! While I wanted all the answers, and I feel that I got most of them, I sure don't want to say goodbye either. Of course, I have to state for the record that this is Book 3, and the conclusion, so YOU MUST READ BOOKS 1 & 2 FIRST! Seriously though, you'll be so confused if you don't follow it in order because the diabolical Lana Sky wrote layers upon layers of twists! Like there were twists turn ...more
PP's Bookshelf
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lana Sky can take me to the depths of the darkest hell and then show me the light of hope. I (One) is about breaking down completely into tiny pieces and then emerging as a whole new person. This mafia romance bathes in blood, betrayal and secrets. And the pure all consuming love comes out of the mess.

I (one ) completes transformation of Ellen aka Little Rose. She is so far from the beaten, bruised and intimidated woman she used to be. Miscah has forced her to face her worst fears and realize h
Jennifer / JG's Reads
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 2019
Yes! This book answered all of the questions that I had while reading the first two books! The author begins this book soon after the end of the second book and she does a great job of developing the next phase of the storyline. Once again, there is a lot that happens in this book. But the focus of this book seems to shift from the battle between Mischa and Ellen to the two of them trying to navigate all of the politics and intrigue in the mafiya. Over the course of the book, the reader learns m ...more
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Lana wrote an outstanding conclusion to the War of Roses series. She left me speechless, what a phenomenal story. I couldn’t stop until I reached the end. The storyline completely absorbed my mind.

Secrets, lies, falsehood and betrayal are back. War is coming, enemies are approaching and it’s time for Mischa and Ellen to become allies and face their enemies. Their demons will no longer stay in the shadow neither in their minds, they’re coming for them. They’re running out of options, it’s all a
WendyW ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Books

What a conclusion to an outstanding and remarkable series. It is dramatic, theatrical and completely unexpected. 𝐀 𝟓* 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫, 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐚!! Lana Sky has presented a sumptuous serving of dark romance with her War of Roses trilogy. This story will keep you on your toes and begging for more. I have yet to pick up a book written by this author where I have not gotten completely wrapped up in her writing and the characters. Each story more captivating than the previous one. Stories that I didn’t
Jess Lee
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 stars

I didn't want Ellen and Mischa story to end!! This is the 3rd book of the series War of the Roses by Lana Sky. I highly recommend you read XV and VII if you haven't yet. Ellen is still coming into her role. Mischa is still learning to trust. This story brings out more twisted truths buried beneath lies. Every character has their role and place in the story. Ellen has completely come into her own, the sheep has become the wolf. Mischa's hard edges
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First off, this is book three in the War of Roses series. This is not a standalone read as the story of Mischa and Ellen continues in this book. What a continuation it is. I loved reading how Ellen continues to get stronger in herself and realizes that she was no where near her potential in this world with her husband. Mischa's intentions of breaking Ellen is working as by breaking her, he is also enabling her to restructure and rebuild and be so much more. As Mischa and Ellen's world continues ...more
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! Mischa & Ellen's story winds up in an ever increasingly swift & dizzying swirl of secrets, violence & mafiya intrigue.
This is one ride that revs up to & exceeds warp speed as the reader travels deeper & deeper into the danger & lethal enemies (& allies) that surround them, both Mischa's Mafiya & Ellen's husband Robert Winthrop.
Neither Ellen or the reader is ever sure who is the enemy, who is an ally, who is neutral~~ waiting to see which faction pulls the wi
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

As the secrets surrounding the Winthrop and Mafiya war come to light, Ellen and Mischa are forced to trust each other or risk losing themselves to the turmoil. But war comes with a terrible cost. And as new enemeies and old lies begin to crawl from the wreckage, they must find a way to break the cycle, or let the violence consue them, once and for all.

This is the third book in this series so you need
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lana Sky has created an outstanding series. I think it’s one of her best. The final book in War of the Roses, I (One), has wonderfully crafted characters who come alive on the page, is full of twists and turns, and a plot that keeps you on your toes to the very last page!
I felt so many emotions while reading these books, but especially this one. I wanted to jump up and down for Ellen with a fist pump, reach out and shake Mischa, cry as traumatic events unfold. Mischa helps Ellen find herself, he
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 2019
*Sigh* Let me gather my thoughts. . . This book was chaotic and suspenseful, bloody and painful, shocking and poignantly beautiful. With so much to wrap up in this series, it was a tall order to ask for any author to be able maintain the same level of intensity and emotion through each book, but Ms. Sky was able to do it. With emotionally complex characters, such as Ellen (Rose) and Mischa, there is a possibility that the characters could become flat or the reader could disengage from them emoti ...more
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this, again, in one sitting. It was worth it. I talked a lot about the series in my previous reviews, but I’m going to keep it short in this one.

I thought it was a really good conclusion to one of my favourite series. And, throughout the series leading up to I, there was a lot of justification of character changes and development, something I thought was lacking in the savage fall duet. Mischa and Ellen change organically, it doesn’t seem forced. Also, I really liked the introduction and
Ga Books LoverX
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a conclusion to the series! My gosh, I cannot rave enough about Lana Sky's books, but she really outdid herself with the War of the Roses series! Hopefully if you have stumbled on this review you have already read the first 2 books in the series, if not, rewind and go to XV and check it out right now!

Ellen (Rose) is growing into her own now and watching it is like watching a rose bloom. Mischa is not an easy man to know, but is that a bad thing? Heck no it isn't! The thing about a brute is
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED IT! Didn't Want It To End
The intensity of words are driven straight into your mind bringing out powerful expressive outbursts and head shaking quips that are impossible to get around at every turn. Frantic daunting twists with gutt-wrenching drama that pulls and tugs at your emotions filleting you open and bare completely stunned as the force of the words burrow deeper continually adding more salt to every throbbing word as you feed off exciting adrenaline high with anticipation for the
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookbub, reviewed
Perfectly perfect!

When started with this series I wouldn't dream of such a great conclusion. Full of suspense, unpredictable events, made me tremble with anticipation as to what awaits me and characters on the next pages.
In this world you never know who to trust and you need to play the game to outsmart your enemies.
Not always people who present them as allies are what they seem to be. More lies, more deception, enough twisted events and action that bring full range of emotions that made my hear
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "I (ONE) (WAR OF ROSES) OMG!!!!! This series was brilliantly written by Lana Sky what a talented writer this was the conclusion to this phenominal Trilogy.
This starts off pulling you right in from the first page such an addicting series so full of drama, deceit, intrigue, suspense, danger, violence, secrets, lies, betrayals, steamy erotic passion, surprises, twists that you don't see coming.
Mischa Stepanov and Elle Winthorp go through so much in this final journe
Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
Nooooooooooo! I don’t want this trilogy to end. Please give us more with Mouse, Eli and the next generation.
Mischa and Rose were a wild rollercoaster ride of hot sexy times and so much more.
So many much depth...ughhh.
Major book hangover...I’m dying for more words.
This is not a must read the first two books first.
Do it won’t regret reading this dark mafia romance trilogy.

Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5
Secondary Charac
Heather Whitaker Red Hatter Book Blog
The best description I can give if this book is chaos.... Just when you think you have everything figured out you get slapped in the face with another truth. There are so many secrets and lies I'm not even sure how the author kept everything straight. WOW! What is that saying. What a tangled web we weave when we set out to deceive... Definitely describes this book to a T.
Poor Ellen that poor woman has been put through the ringer, and continues to land on her feet. We get a lot more questions in
Lisa Roberts
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story couldn't ask for anything more it was so addictive I couldn't put it down, we get it all dark, twisted filled with lies and what to believe and who with a whole lot of deceit that takes you on an intensity of emotion as Mischa and Ellen become entangled on so many different levels as confused feeling arise these two are so intense you never know whats coming next as they challenge each other at every single thing and it makes them stronger and I loved their private discussi ...more
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