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Beautiful Vengeance

(Vengeance #5)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  287 ratings  ·  47 reviews
They made her into the perfect weapon.

Kiyomi Tanaka is the final piece needed to unlock the deadly threat stalking the remaining Valkyries. After years of sacrifice as the ultimate femme fatale, she’s prepared to give up everything to find justice. But suddenly that’s not such an easy choice anymore, because now she has more to lose than she ever thought possible: her free
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Published March 31st 2020 by Kaylea Cross Inc.
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Vengeance (noun): punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense: RETRIBUTION

Vengeance. Retribution. Powerful words, right? And perfect words for describing the actions the surviving Valkyries are planning to exact on those who’ve injured them. Most especially the one known as the “Architect.”

And vengeance is just what Kiyomi Tanaka is after in Beautiful Vengeance—to make those people pay for taking her choices, her chance at a “normal” life. She’ll do anything to keep the fami
This is the last book in the Vengeance Series and it really, really good. Marcus and Kiyomi are both deeply flawed and deeply scared and deeply wounded characters. They have found peace with each other in a purely platonic relationship that both value and both want to change, but each is afraid to take the first step. After all they have been through as individuals, no two characters deserve an HEA more. But, peace and lasting happiness for the Valkyries, and the men who love them, is impossible ...more
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 5 stars

Action packed and steamy conclusion to this series. We met the Valkyries when they were hunted after each other their stories. It's the culmination of everything, plus this is Kiyomi's story. After all the ache and torture she experience even while training she gets her freedom also vengeance. Usually revenge plots are not easy to like but here I get it they've been put through so much, lied to and deceived.

Marcus has always been the safe house for them since the start and there was so
Anne - Books of My Heart
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7arcs, coyer, 2020
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from Publicity team. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This series, Vengeance has an overall story of finding all the Valkyries who have been burned and keeping them from being killed, bringing them into the team.  There is also the goal of finding out who is hunting them to extinction, a mole in the covert ops family.
The final book, Beautiful Vengeance is a fitting finale to t

Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The title says it all❤️

The final Valkyries book is here and I admittedly took my time reading it, as I really never wanted this series to end❣️It’s full of bad@ss women with skills galore and the men that have their backs😱 I especially loved this story as it was for Marcus and Kiyomi and both have had difficult pasts, both feel they are broken in someway but still find the ability to find something worthy in each other and before they know it, feelings are involved as well😍

I hope at some point w

I've read all of this series to date, despite not knowing that it was tied to a previous series. I've enjoyed them all, but I think this one is my favorite of the series.

Kiyomi and Marcus were characters that had gone thr
Sandy S
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--BEAUTIFUL VENGEANCE is the fifth and final instalment in Kaylea Cross’ contemporary, adult VENGEANCE romantic, suspense series focusing on a group of women once known as the Valkyrie-members of a secret CIA government project. This is thirty-one year old, Valkyrie Kiyomi Tanaka, and former SAS agent Marcus Laidlaw. Any important information from the previous instalment is revealed where necessary but I recommend reading the series in order for backstory and cohesion as there is an on ...more
Kari Hansen
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marcus is a former SAS agent who is still trying to deal with the aftermath of his career. He owns the Valkyrie’s a debt that he can never repay as they rescued him when he was being held hostage so now he is returning the favor.

Kiyomi is the Valkyrie who was trained to use her physical attributes against their enemies, and it worked to perfection until the last mission which forever changed her. She has always looked at men as a means to an end but the more time she spends with Marcus the more
His Devotion!!!

Kiyomi Tanaka who'd been introduced to us in COVERT VENGEANCE was the final piece that was missing to get to those that were hunting and killing the Valkyries pay for what they have done. For years she'd been playing a femme fatale now she was prepared to give up everything to get justice for her and her fellow Valkyries. Only this time around she had much more to lose than before.

She was going after those that harmed her and the women she'd come to know and love as her fami
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect way to close out this series. I'm sad to see this one end. And as sad as I am, I can only imagine how sad Kaylea Cross must have felt finishing this one off. Finally we see Kiyomi and Marcus's story. They both loved each other but didn't want to admit it to each other because they knew they had no chance together unless and until Kiyomi got revenge on her captor as well as finding out who The Architect was. Would they have their happy ending?

Well it seems like Kiyomi had two
NICUnurse Stephanie
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Vengeance by Kaylea Cross is the heart-pounding conclusion to her Vengeance series. It is a contemporary romantic suspense that technically you could call a standalone title, but there’s one mystery that is woven throughout the entire series that might throw a reader off a bit if you don’t start with book one. And I’m always one to recommend reading a book series in order, anyway, even if they are standalone titles because you always get a richer reading experience. Just trust me––this ...more
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kiyomi Tanaka and Marcus Laidlaw have been on a slow burn relationship for several books now. I would say finally after all the teasing of these two that their book comes to be. However, their time was not ready until now, I can see that the book, Beautiful Vengeance (Vengeance #5) by Kaylea Cross is perfectly timed.
I had thought that the first book or maybe the last books in this series were my favorite but hold on, Kiyomi and Marcus simply blew me away. Always well crafted stories by Ms. Cros
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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We got introduced to Kiyomi back in book two (Covert Vengeance) when Amber saved her from torture. Since then we've gotten sprinkles of her story and I have been waiting on bated breath for her and Marcus' story.

The final book in this amazing series was everything I wanted and more. It definitely had those moments where it seems like everything was coming together and then I'd see I had a large chunk of book left and was like "Oh shit what
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Kaylea Cross brings the final mission to set the Valkyries free in Beautiful Vengeance. And, let me tell you I was anxious and on the edge of my seat for the entire book!

Both Kiyomi and Marcus have been through so much physically and emotionally. They have both lived through what they shouldn’t have survived. They understand one another and give each other strength even though they are both still healing. They are so in love and perfect for each other . . . except circumstances have it that thei
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's always a bit hard to read the final book in series I love, to say good bye to the characters that touched me.

Marcus Laidlaw has been key to the successes so far. The Valkyries have an ally in him and his home has been the perfect headquarters while they find each other and begin to unravel the mystery of who wants them all dead.

Kiyomi believes that the man who captured her holds the key to the identity of the Architect. She also thinks she needs to be the one to kill him in order to find pe
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kyomi and Marcus...

the long-awaited final Valkerie story is here and it was seriously worth the wait but also a little bittersweet knowing it's the last in this awesome series.

I have loved each and every story Kaylea Cross has written and the Valkerie series was no different it is full of amazing kick-ass take no prisoner women and the guys they choose to spend the rest of their lives with... Once they finally realize they have a life to really live...

Kyomi and Marcus have been dancing around t
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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What a way to end an amazing series! We have seen Kiyomi and Marcus in almost all of the books in the series and they were definitely ones I have been anticipating. The way Kiyomi was introduced in book 2, Covert Vengeance, my heart broke for what she had endured and then to finally get her story and more of her history was even more heartbreaking. All of the Valkyries are such strong and fierce warrior women, but something about Kiyomi really resonated with me. And to have her matched up with M ...more
Beautiful Vengeance brings the fabulous Vengeance series to an end with Kiyomi and Marcus's story, and ultimately reveals the answers to the biggest question who is the architect and why are they so desperate to get their hands on Kiyomi.

And what a story it was, with a build up that includes the Valkyries and Marcus heading to Syria, forcing Marcus and Kiyomi to face their demons. Before a confrontation with the architect ensues, and all of this had me on the edge of my seat.

Not to mention there
Dawn Cruikshank
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Vengeance

OMG! What a FANTASTIC story! This was a very emotional story for all of the women! It was especially hard on Kiyomi. Marcus has been a trooper for all of these women, opening his home to them to heal. Marcus started falling in love with Kiyomi the first time he saw her. It took Kiyomi a little longer to start falling in love. She didn't think she could but Marcus changed her mind. It was shocking and sad to find out who the Architect was - Amber and Megan's aunt. I definitely
Yvonne Cruz
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you are new to this series, this series is about the Valkyries, a group formed by the government that trained strong , resourceful female operatives to go beyond the expected. They were also trained never to get close to anyone.
All but one, Kiyomi Tanaka, have found their soulmates. She’s a survivor.
Marcus Laidlaw, while in a prison worse than hell and sure to die, is saved by a Valkyrie.
When they are thrown together to hunt down the evil that surrounds them, and feelings are obvious, will th
Jennifer Muraski
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I knew this was going to be a great book going in because not only is the author a great storyteller but I had become so invested in these characters throughout the series. And yes, I do recommend reading all the books in order that way you will become super invested like I was. Kiyomi and Marcus were the ones that I needed to read their HEA because they were such amazing and in their own ways damaged. They each had their own demons that you wanted to see them overcome so they could have the lif ...more
Elena Pietrantonio
I can't believe this is the last book of the series! What a fantastic read that I will be re-reading many times over. I'm glad Marcus' story was last, we were all rooting for him to find "his one".

I’ve come to expect disappointment when the series gets to the 4th book or 5th book, Not in this case, each one is better than the last. Exciting plots that keep you involved to the very end. As always the excitement keeps you turning the pages. It’s an intriguing story-line with many twists, surprise
Michelle Graves
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
That is soooo fucked up when they finally found out who the architect was. It took a long while b4 she could really find closure and heal herself. It was good that they came 2gether and did what they did best, survive and help the world b a better place even though it was against their wills growing up like they did. Even though he was injured he would do anything 2 save her even if it was 4 her own good. But they both had things in common and 2 overcome in their pasts 2 have a much better futur ...more
Ana Paula
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kaylea Cross series about the Valkyries is electrifying, sexy with a lot of action. Marcus and Kyiomi have been hinted in other books and now we can read their path to find each other romantically. It also has a lot of good action scenes and we can see the characters from the other books.

I love Kaylea Cross's writing style, she can create tough women that can handle guns, fighting but at the same time they are sweet, have emotional fauts and suffered a lot. The characters speak for themselves an
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Vengeance is a beautiful conclusion to this series! Kiyomi’s story has been gradually told throughout the series and now she and Marcus finally have their chance at love. The brokenness in each of them calls to the other. There is a sweetness to their relationship, in spite of the pain they’ve both endured.
We also find out the identity of the Architect. The depravity of this person knows no bounds. This is a book that you will definitely want to read, but make sure you read this series
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
“The end, 5 stars”

Can I just say that I am sad to see the end of the Valkyries? This series is what introduced me to Cross and I couldn’t be more thankful. Beautiful Vengeance is packed with action, growth, and heat. I loved Marcus and Kiyomi. Both damaged in their own ways who have to let all that go and embrace one another. Beautiful Vengeance made both of them look hard in the mirror and dang did it make you feel. If you take a chance on Beautiful Vengeance
Tracey Warren
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bitter, sweet

Phew that was a journey and a half! Honestly I had a hard time getting started with this book not because I didn't want to read it, I was desperate, BUT I didn't want the series to end. I laughed, sighed, gasped and ugly cried my way through this story. My heart with team Marcus, he so deserved to find his person as much as Kiyomi. Their journey and the rest of the Valkyries was a consuming, exciting, thrilling journey, never dull and will be seriously missed. Cannot wait for the n
Val Woolley
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in this series The Valkyriers have now been rescued and living together with their other halves.they were all brought up to be on their own given different trades .Kiyomi was beaten and ill treated badly .Marcus who was also treated badly and has injured,they both compliment each other their attraction .develops into a loving relationship.All the team work together to discover who he Architect is.They all go their separate way Kiyomi and Marcus return to the Manor and star ...more
Yoshitha : BookJunkieJane
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Valkyries! Speechless! I could give 🔟⭐ for this! Kiyomi & Marcus embibe on this remarkable journey together! Beautiful souls, there couldn't be 2 characters who were so perfect for each other! 💕

It was so good to see the rest of the Valkyries come together for the final mission which was Bam! 💣💥 The villain had it coming!

This will go down as 1 of the Top series! 💯 Female power, stunning action, intriguing plots & beautifully written characters! Kaylea Cross once again shines! 👏👌

Don't miss this
Patti Correa
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a perfect ending to the Valkyries. I really enjoyed this series of strong powerful women finding their own happiness after their lives were literally taken from them as children. This story was the most amazing of them all, as we finally get to see who the mastermind is behind all of the attempts to capture Kiymoi and boy is it a shocker. Marcus is just as broken if not more, but he is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the woman he has fallen in love with. I love the ups and down ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nation ...more

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