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(The Zodiac Queen #5)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  323 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Twelve men. A virgin queen. One arranged marriage.

Sebastian Stone is a collision of passion and thorns. He shares a side of himself that few people witness. Hot-headed one minute, and sweet and tender the next—we mix like fire and air, igniting a chemical explosion that consumes us both.

But our foundation shakes under distrust and insecurities, because tragedies have visit
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Published August 29th 2020

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Cécile Smits
YES! Leo’s month is here!
I was waiting to hear more of Sebastian,to find out what this man is made of...
And what i saw was a man that really wants Novalee...but.
There are too many secrets,one of them being Lilith,Novalee’s half-sister.
Then there’s a curse,and a number of rules.....
Inbetween getting to know eachother better,he explains as much as he can to Novalee.
This month is different,not in the least because of the way they spend it.
There is also Landon and Elise’s wedding.
Sebastian needs Nov
Betty Shreffler
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this series

I love this series. Every new book that comes out, I read in its entirety that night. I'm eager for more and hope Sebastian and Novalee get their HEA.
Amanda Divine
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Are you ready for Sebastian??? You better hold on because this story is packed with pride, love, jealousy, anger and explosive chemistry. I couldn't stop reading. I've longed for Novalee and Sebastian for so long, and the book is finally here and was everything I wanted it to be. The only problem is that we have seven more houses to visit before I know if they end up together. Without a doubt, Gemma James has more twists and turns in store for her readers.

I must admit that I love the angst, dra
Short and Sweet Reviews by Sam
Before I begin my review for Leo by Gemma James I would personally like to thank the author for the opportunity to read this ARC and I have reviewed it honestly.

The following review may contain minor spoilers. If you have not yet read books 1 through to 4, do so before reading my review!

“He’s fire and I’m air.”
Leo is here. Facing the lion in her month with house Leo, Novalee is as conflicted as ever with Sebastian’s hot and cold emotions. Desire and passion is doused by mistrust as secrets
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
And just like that Gemma James gave us the Sebastian Stone we were all waiting for. Hot damn and holy cliffy!
Payne’s Bookworm Reviews (Samantha Payne)
“Leo” is book five in Gemma James’ latest series The Zodiac Queen which is a twelve part collection.

This series follows Novalee Van Buren a twelve year old Queen who has been contracted out by her Uncle to the Zodiac Brotherhood. When she turns eighteen she is to spend 12 months, a month each with each brother before being auctioned to be married to one. But the one catch is she must remain innocent and untouched until her wedding night.

Novalee doesn’t want to leave her home and move to a forei
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When it comes time for Novalee Van Buren to move into the House of Leo, she is both excited yet also uncertain. Sebastian Stone can be such a contradiction, as she never knows how he will respond to her and any situations that arise. One thing she has learned since arriving at the Zodiac Estate is that it is in her best interest to try and satisfy his requests, whatever they may be. While Novalee and Sebastian both feel an extremely powerful pull toward one another, she is not fully convinced if ...more
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I need to start off by saying that I’m not overly patient and this series novella format is really not my thing where each installment is less than 100 pages. That being said, I am completely intrigued with the underlying mystery of the Zodiac Brotherhood.

Novalee is left in the care of her uncle after her parents pass. He has arranged for her to be auctioned off to one of the 12 members of the Zodiac Brotherhood, but first she has to spend one month with each of the men. In book 5, we finally ge
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"He's lighting me on fire, and I'm burning brighter than the sun."

Leo is the house I have been waiting on and boy did it not disappoint!! I am still reeling and trying to mentally process that ending. Holy mother of epic cliffhangers!! I am surprised I can even write this review I'm still so speechless. I honestly can not stress how much I adore this series. Each book leaves me more and more obsessed with Novalee's journey. I have honestly never seen a author who can cram so much into such s
Kathy Wideman
This is the fifth book in the series and they must be read in order. It is time for Novalee to spend the month is the house of Leo with Sebastian. This month may prove to be the most difficult so far. Sebastian and Novalee have had some interesting interactions so far in the series. Sebastian and Novalee are attracted to each other and there could be more between them but there are the others. Nothing is simple. Novalee loves two men. Then there are the other men of the tower. No matter who wins ...more
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read. The reader gets to see a different side to Sebastian but as much as it was nice to see Novalee having some normal interactions with him, I am still very much in favour of another someone. There is a great deal of tempers flaring and chemistry combusting between Novalee and Sebastian. I must say, Novalee's predicament is not ideal. It really hit me again that regardless of who Novalee marries, she will only spend a month with them anyway. It kind of seems cruel that ...more
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“He’s fire, and I’m air. Together, we’ll set the universe ablaze if we’re not careful.”

Leo was the book I’ve been waiting for since the first book. From the first time they met, Sebastian and Novalee shared something electric between them. As the series progresses, their feelings become enticingly addictive and they can’t keep away. I absolutely loved the vulnerability of Sebastian in this story. I loved how he let Novalee in and showed her there’s heart behind that fury. There was bond solidifi
Bonnie Natola
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book 🖤🖤🖤
Entering the lions den was an experience in itself I will never forget. Book 5 of the Zodiac Queen series literally left my heart racing at the end and completely speechless! No book has EVER made my heart race for an ending! You are not ready for Sebastian.
As far as the zodiac brothers he’s been the most anticipated and Gemma delivered on all points with his book, he will honestly break you after you fall for the enigma that is Sebastian Stone.
Leo is absolutely raw with emotion
Jenny B
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sebastian and his time was too quickly devoured for my reading preferences. His and Novalee's chemistry is one I had been immensely looking forward to and it did not disappoint. Their steam was incredibly hot and leaves the reader not wanting to read this one alone. I loved learning so much more about Sebastian, his background and his personality and the way he connects with Novalee. The secrets are starting to come out and then wham another twist is thrown into the whole story once again and no ...more
Connie Lafortune
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Leo is the highly anticipated fifth installment in The Zodiac Queen series and Holy Hell it was HOT!!! But, then again, we knew it would be since the chemistry between Novalee and Sebastian has been off the charts since the very beginning. A lion is patiently waiting for his prey, while Novalee anticipates his 'attack.'

I devoured this book, much like Sebastian consumed Novalee. I just couldn't read it fast enough. Although, I wanted to take my time and savor every word, I just wanted to find out
Mary Mooney
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think I fell for Sebastian from the very first book and I know that my love for him will last. Well, he better make good on the cliff-hanger at the end, because WOW!
Novalee has moved on for another month to the house of Leo. She is drawn to Sebastian, the sparks between the sizzle. It makes you wonder if the fire will burn out or if it will burn them both.
You may think you are ready for Sebastian but hold on tight, this roller coaster ride of emotions, lies, secrets, and mistrust is just getti
Heidi Watson
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ugh I’m even more frustrated than before Leo! Sebastian just dropped to the bottom of my list. Ugh and now I have to wait a whole month for the next😤 ok after my little crab session....I loved the book! I wish they were longer and I wish Sebastian had his crap together. All the ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ok this was a snooze fest. Sorry.

I was looking forward to this one because finally Novalee is with Sebastian but they barely had any time together because they kept staying away from eachother after having spats over jealousy. Yawn.

I thought this would be a RH but it's actually a love triangle/square depending on how you view Sebastian's feelings.

I'm still going to continue reading because I want to know what happens but I really just skim read them.

The ending of this one as well with the 'plot
Clara Atkinson
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intense ,emotional, passionate, powerful with an undercurrent of doubt ,sadness, hurt and yearning.

Leo is the fifth book in The Zodiac Queen series by Gemma James.

You must read the first four books in the series first.
Novelee Van Buren was a carefree little girl until the sudden death of her parents at the age of twelve with that tragedy her whole world turned up side down.
Now the Queen of her nation in name only because her Uncle Rowan has taken away her life. As her guardian he holds a
Christian Persky
Sep 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Let down...

I have been waiting for Leo's story and I have to say it was a total let down.I feel like the first couple of books were great, but it has just been down hill from there. Leo was supposed to be the book full off explosive passion and it just seemed like a firecracker you lit, but never did what it was supposed to. A total dud. What is even more upsetting is I had to pay for this super short book that I read within the day I purchased with several breaks in between. Gemma was originall
Miss S
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have eagerly been anticipating "Leo" ever since I started reading the Zodiac Queen and you cant tell me that you haven't been either.
Ever since we were first introduced to the raw magnetism of Sebastian and the insane attraction and chemistry between Novalee and him, we knew that her time in the House of Leo was going to be explosive and you're not wrong.
Twists and turns, turbulence and turmoil all await you in this book. You'll smile, you'll sigh and you'll scream.
Love love loved this.

Just g
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tensions arise and just when you think all is well in the house of Leo... BOOM! Something is a miss! Gemma is brilliant at slipping in a missing piece of the puzzle right when you least expect it, and man, does it make you go “oh Shi-naz!”

”unique way we fit together, like a lock that only opens for the right key.”

I feel like these books are getting shorter or maybe they are just getting more addicting and better as I am flying through them. House of Leo, with Sebastian was all about stubbornnes
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series gets better and better, it’s sexy, hot and still full of intrigue, although definitely not long enough. We are now into the fifth month, the house of Leo with Sebastian Stone, Novalee has been drawn to him from when she first entered the house month’s ago at the start of her journey and has been looking forward to this month with him, the chemistry is hot but he has his own apprehensions regarding her feelings for Liam, although Sebastians own behaviour and secrets could destroy any ...more
Jodi Loe
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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April Symes
"Leo" is Book 5 in The Zodiac Queen series by Gemma James. I was so happy to finally get Novalee and Sebastian's story. It's raw, intense chemistry, twists/turns, steamy heat, dark jealously, lies/secrets, and deep emotions.
It's a wild ride from the 1st moments Queen Novalee is in the House of the Leo and her stay is filled with sizzling attraction between her and Sebastian, along with insecurity that does he feel what she feels ? There is so many twists, turns, steamy scenes, along with that e
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a highly anticipated book from this series and Gemma James did not disappoint. This book centered around Novalee’s time in the House of Leo with Sebastian Stone. I’ve been eagerly awaiting their time together and from the first hours of her arrival at the House of Leo, their chemistry and passion exploded from the pages. And just when I think they have their differences all resolved; Ms. James drops a bombshell of an ending! This is a truly addictive series which needs to be read in chr ...more
Catherine Perkins
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story for Leo starts with a loud roar and finishes with an even bigger one. Wow, the chemistry between Sebastian and Novalee, is off the charts and sparks fly from the pages. Will they be able to keep and control the fire between them, or will it consume them. We learn more about both characters and more about the Brotherhood. I'm enjoying the bit of intrigue. As she leaves the house of Leo for the house of Virgo, will the revelation by her "rival" douse the flames. Eagerly looking forward t ...more
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Oh jeez, The house of Leo with the irresistible Sebastian...
Novalee has always had a deep attraction to Sebastian, as he has with her and they finally get their month together.
It's not exactly straight forward for them, I think they're quite alike with insecurity, but just as they think it's settling itself out...bam!

A good fifth book, please note this is a series and you DO need to read the previous books!

Really enjoyed it and can't wait for more!!!

*I voluntarily received an arc from the author
Virginia VanSaders
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 5 of The Zodiac Queen Series.

This is the story of Sebastian & Novalee. Sebastian shows various sides of him, including his vulnerability. Do I dare say that that they love each other? Things could change in a minute. I love all the sides of Sebastian. There are revelations revealed by both characters. They both have tempers, and both have deep feelings. There is an unexpected surprise at the end, to leave a cliffhanger. This story of the fifth month of Novalee's journey was great.
Olive Chimwaza
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Gemma James is a USA Today bestselling author of sexy contemporary and dark romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant seduction to fascinating villains. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rain

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