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(The Zodiac Queen #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  361 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Twelve men. A virgin queen. One arranged marriage.

Three teaspoons.
Two men.
One choice.

That’s what awaits me in the House of Cancer. Vance Morgan’s gift is unexpected—an evening spent with any member of the Brotherhood I choose.

My heart gives me two options.
My body wants the lion.
But my mind wants the truth.

And those three teaspoons I mentioned? They contain an elixir that l
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Published June 23rd 2020
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Cécile Smits
YES! Cancer is here!
Part 4 of a delicious series,and i’ve been waiting for it!
This time it’s dr Vance Morgan who gets Novalee for a month.
She still needs to remain a virgin,but he sees no harm in starting out with a little....teasing.
Three spoons of an elixer,that’s what he makes her take right at the beginning.
Those three spoons throw her in a world of need.....without any chance of release!
Next,he allows her a night with the man of her choice.
She wants to pick one,but chooses another.
Just to
Payne’s Bookworm Reviews (Samantha Payne)
“Cancer” is book four 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 fo
Catherine Perkins
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series continues to amaze me. I'm fully invested from beginning to end. This novel made me realize that each in each book Novalee learns something new, not only of each man, but of herself. Looking forward to the next step in her journey. ...more
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My fascination with the world created for The Zodiac Queen series continues to increase with each new story released, and the fourth book added to my captivation with the reactions of featured characters and its riveting premise. The twelve men of the Zodiac Brotherhood who are competing for the possibility to marry Novalee are all so distinctive, and the one with the current power over the woman who will be their queen is not at all like those before him. As I learned new details about any secr ...more
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This latest installment in the Zodiac series has a bit of everything. There is steam but there is also an unveiling of sorts. I had previous ideas of Vance but they seem to have changed after this story. He is different to the other men. I think it was good for Novalee to have this time with him to help her get some balance after what she's experienced so far. He was a very likeable character. Also I have changed my ideas slightly about Lilith. Her interactions with Novalee have shown that despi ...more
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Enjoyed it but didn't love it like the rest of the series. However, I will say I am on the edge of the cliff- teetering for Leo! OMG, I can't wait for Sebastian to lay his hands on the Queen and see what unfolds.

Cancer, the fourth novella in the Zodiac Queen series brought more information to the surface. We see Novalee become more headstrong in her quest for the crown and what lies before her, but also see that her 'rose colored' glasses are slipping from her eyes. These gentlemen are actually
Connie Lafortune
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Zodiac Queen series, just keeps getting better and better!!! Who would have thought, the evil Dr. Vance Morgan that we met earlier, would turn out to be one of the Zodiac Brotherhood's most interesting men.

Cancer was one of my favorites so far! Now, I'm holding my breath, until The House of Leo rears his sexy head. Sebastian and Novalee are surely going to set my kindle on fire and I can't wait!

Gemma James first grabbed my attention with her Condemned series and I've been hooked ever since
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW. I could NOT put this novella down. I tried to quit reading it 3 times and simply couldn't. I read the whole thing in a hour tops! I am so obsessed with The Zodiac Queen series! Each installment seriously just keeps getting better. No matter what I'm reading I drop it like a hot potato to devour these books as they come out. Cancer surprised me in every way. I did not expect to like Vance as much as I did. He was a pleasant surprise and one of my favorite stories. It was mild in comparison t ...more
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not as intense

If you're looking for a book to read, stop, go to book one and start there. This series must be read in chronological order.

Cancer is a tame story compared to the angst in the other books. As I finished the story it felt like I was holding my breath right along with Novalee.

More secrets have been hinted at, I am no closer to the truth and now I'm entering the house of Leo... Oh boy!
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cancer is a wonderful installment on The Zodiac Queen series. Novalee continues to seek out answers to her questions in this sexy tale. Whose telling the truth? There are secrets, lies, deception and manipulation at hand. What will happen as Novalee gets closer to the auction? Gemma James has me completely intrigued with this series. I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be steamy, intoxicating and mysterious. I feel I am on the journey to answers with Novalee. This is a must read series. Le ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
So intrigued! This is the fourth book in the series and you do need to read the previous three to understand what is currently going.

Novalee’s time in this story is with Vance, a doctor with an elixir that has some interesting effects depending on how much is taken. Nova Lee is still searching for answers to her questions without much satisfaction. What will her fate be during this month?

I’m enjoying this series so much, and can’t wait for the next book to come out!
Nicole Strycharz
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another epic installment. Thank god I’m buddy reading these things, I need the emotional support haha.

The steady pace of secrets, new information, answers, then more questions is keeping me reading and I love that. The dynamics of the different houses is still brilliant and Novalee is a great character to follow into this world.

I love it. Now diving into Leo !
Virginia VanSaders
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 4 of The Zodiac Queen Series

This is the story of Novalee (The Queen) & Cancer (Vance). She has to be with Vance for a month. He gives her a potion and she has to choose someone for the night, but she's in control, not the other way around. She picks Liam because she has to find out answers from him, to find out if he's the one who wants to harm her in the house, with her uncle. She thinks she's found validation after she speaks with him. She gets along well with Vance. Very interest
Amanda Divine
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cancer has my mind racing. I can’t help but wonder who the good guys and bad guys are. Gemma James just keeps us guessing as she adds more and more layers to this story with each book in the series. Cancer focuses on her month with Dr. Vance Morgan. He is all gentlemanly and kind to Novalee, and they build a friendship that she just might need to rely on in future months. An interesting twist allows us more insight into Lilith Astor. I haven’t decided what to think of her yet, but she has defini ...more
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gemma-james
Book 4 in The Zodiac Queen Series and the previous 3 books MUST be read first!

Novalee, The Queen who has to marry one of The Zodiac Men but it's not up to her who wins her hand, and this is series is a look at each month which represents a different man, this month was Dr. Vance, House of Cancer. He seems to be one of the better guys but I'll leave it up to you to get his full story because as with everything else - nothing is straightforward!!!

Novalee not only learns about each man each month
Mary Mooney
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! This series is getting hotter and hotter with each zodiac sign that Novalee goes through.
It seems to me that in each book we learn something new about the man that Novalee is spending the month with. Also, she learns more about herself and how she is going to handle things that might come up.
I am so ready for the next book which is Leo, which means four down and eight to go. Can Novalee make it to the end and marry the man she wants or the man she needs? Will she learn more about her pa
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Every new book in this series is one with a new discovery that turns Novalee’s world upside down a little bit more. Gemma James makes sure readers are kept on their toes with a new twist at every story’s end and a mystery to leave the readers wanting more. I also must commend her on how she manages to keep a story without sex so sexy. Trust is hard to come by when every one has secrets and sly dealings unbeknownst to Novalee. In this book, you feel her anguish as she faces her feelings for Liam, ...more
Nicky Markin
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Marina Mariles
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cancer is the fourth installment of the zodiac series and it did not disappoint. Novalee is an 18 year old queen who must, against her will, spend one month with a man from each zodiac. Which she find someone she can trust and love? I can’t wait for Leo! I’m in the edge of my seat waiting to see what will happen next.
Bonnie Natola
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cancer book 4 of the Zodiac Queen series adds more secrecy, scandal, lies and another layer to the story that is Dr. Vance Morgan, if you thought the first three zodiac men were hot wait until you meet Vance! He quickly grew on me and is now one of my favorites in the series!
Gemma keeps outdoing herself with this series and it gets better with each zodiac sign that is introduced to us, the raw passion is off the charts and will leave you so hot and bothered, the story will leave you wanting more
Kerri Vogel
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th installment of the zodiac queen and each month just keep getting better. Each month the Queen gets more answers to the question she has about her life, but it seems she gets more questions for each answer. This month we get to find out all about the Doctor and his desires as well and learn more about the roller coaster of feelings she has towards both Liam and Sebastian. Another fantastic read that leaves you wanting more!
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can not put these books down! In book 4 Cancer Novalee gets to spend her month with Dr. Vance. He proves to be kind to Novalee and not interested in her romantically which is a good thing since Novalee is torn between two other men at this point and is still trying to figure out who of the zodiac bothers is trying to harm her. This is a must-read series and I can not wait for the next installment!
Martha Lindblom
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an difference in this house. The Dr. has made an arrangement with Sebastian that the Queen has no orgasm during her time there and the Dr. is in love with someone else. All these men are so different and some of like able and others you can hate. Looking forward to reading the rest of the books. Enjoy
Gizel Alvarez
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
1st filler book

Since the start there has been a reveal, or a seduction for the queens heart however in this book we got the reassurance on the doubts placed before, and brought new fears to the queen.

I don't want to be cryptic but I'd hate to give away this series that's kept me hooked, even what I'd labelled as a filler still held me still cover to cover.
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Seeing Novalee’s evolution is incredible, and Cancer gives us such a good inside on it! I love how the book explored her relationship with the characters, mainly the interactions with Sebastian – the sexual tension... oh god, I live for it. And Dr. Vance Morgan? Clearly an interesting character, I might say he’s one of my favorites from the twelve until now. The 4 stars given to this book are well deserved, I’m just in love with Gemma’s writing!
Debbie Ballard
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved reading the amazing and awesome fourth book in The Zodiac Queen series. Even though it is time for Novalee to spend a month in the house of Cancer with Dr. Vance Morgan, Novalee is still drawn toward Sebastian & Liam and can't believe the things her brother has told her about Liam. Read the highly recommended, wonderfully written with captivating characters, and a riveting story line. Can't wait to read the next story in the series! ...more
Nicole Sargent Kunkel
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Novalee continues her journey through the houses stopping at the House of Cancer. She gets to know the good doctor, Vance. She is still confused about who she can trust and the feelings she has for two of the men. Liam and Sebastian are still the leading men in her heart. An unwanted guest has Novalee questioning what she thought she knew about both. The book ends with The Queen heading into the House of Leo!
Crystal Wilke
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gemma keeps you on your toes and lusting after characters in this series. You'll need a cold shower after you read each one of them. In Cancer we learn about Vance. You'll get sucked in with his story. The soon to be Queen will learn new things, hold onto secerts and try to not let her true feelings show. ...more
Jill  Kirtley
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The intrigue continues with Cancer (The Zodiac Queen #4) as the sexy doctor Vance Morgan gets to spend his month with Novalee. And what a month it is! And there’s definitely more mystery, heat, and domination to come in this fantastic, deliciously hot, unique series. I loved it and can’t wait for more!
R Rais
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
No secret I'm waiting for house of Leo cause Sebastian, but following the end of Gemini and the mystery Novalee face and then the intrigue in Cancer with Vance... I think this series is getting hotter.
And like Novalee say in the end of Cancer, she might have an Ally in Cancer, I believe so too. For all the secrets in the castle, she is going to need atleast one on her side
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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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