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Lucian's Reign

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  720 ratings  ·  156 reviews
Power. Money. Status. 

All the riches this world has to offer belong to me. 
Whatever I want, I get. 
And those who stand in my way?
They don’t live long enough to tell their tale. 

I’m a villain thriving in darkness, who seeks no redemption.
A hunter who sets his sight on an irresistible prey. 

There is a monster reigning inside me who covets to stake his claim and drag her to
Kindle Edition, 382 pages
Published March 24th 2021
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☘ Lily ☘
Survive, Lucian.
Survive until you can beat them.

I am obsessed about this book. I have such a low expectation at first because I have been let down by so many mafia romance this year. But this one...


May I introduce you to Lucian Javier Cortez, one of the most enigmatic sexy as hell possessive obsessive bazilionaire. Everything this man did or said is lust-dripping. Being inside his head is like listening to a dirty-mouth poet. He's so scarred, my heart broke for this man despite the numerous
Alexandraa XX
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Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous read that captured me from page one. This book was just amazing: flawless writing, dark, twisted, blazing hot, packed with thrills and action, and with the kind of complex characters I love....This book is definitely going on my "favorites" shelf, and I would absolutely, without a doubt, recommend you read it. This author should not be missed! And the model on the cover is absolutely gorgeous...🔥 ...more
'I don’t forgive.
I don’t forget.
I don’t give second chances.'

Lucian and Esmeralda didn't have an easy past. Lucian grew up fatherless on the wrong side of tracks, suffering through almost every degrades a human kind can inflict. When his father found him he was a changed man, he experiences something more different where he is consumed with revenge. He ticks out all the men he could eliminate, those who abused him in the past and who are still continuing to harm people. Among this he found an in
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, 6-stars
6 beautiful dark stars 🌟
V. F. Masons stories are always filled with dark heroes and villains that readers love but also love to hate!
Lucian is a homeless and abused child by despicable rich people who have more money and less morals.
As an adult he is the charismatic villain of this story, until he meets the beauty with the lilac hair. Now he has become an obsessed beast who will capture Esme and keep her as his own.
This story was phenomenal and so well written that I did not want it to end!
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

I love this series a whole lot and this author is my go-to for hot and twisted serial-killer romances. This is Lucian and Esme’s story they are the parents of Santiago one of the four horsemen and as usual, this brought the goods managing to draw me in and invest me in the unfolding narrative.

This was again told in the usual way with a series of flashbacks that built the memento providing all the pieces that will eventually slot together to form the whole picture and it was brilliantly done.

CourtRocks (Villains Do It Better)
2.75 Stars

Eh. Nothing special or original.

Safety: Safe

No manh*e

h virgin

No ow/om drama

No cheating

There are triggers but nothing too descriptive
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
V.F. Mason is a master at creating unforgettable characters and dark, emotional stories that are hard to put down. Lucian's Reign is an incredibly captivating story about a deeply complex anti-hero and the woman who becomes his greatest obsession. Lucian and Esmeralda's story had angst, scorching heat, and a fantastic plot that kept me guessing.

"Willing or not, she will be mine. And I will kill anyone daring to think they can take her away from me."

Both Lucian and Esme were great characters wh
Literary Temptations

RELEASE DATE: 26 March 2021

ARC was kindly provided for an honest review

I’ve read several of this author’s books before and she always brings it with her dark, twisted worlds and characters with ambiguous moral compasses, yet you find you have no choice but to love them. And I loved Lucian.

When Lucian’s grandfathers are too stubborn to put the children’s needs before their interests, they set in motion events that condemn Lucian to a life of misery and horrendous
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing



Star Rating : 4.5/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Lucian

Heroine : Esme

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 7/10

Triggers Involved : Past Torture

Plot Summary :
Lucian is a man on a mission. A mission to destroy all those who hurt him for years. And now it was his chance for payback. Unfortunately for Esme, she was caught in his web. He needed to capture her and make her his to draw out h
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw the book title - “The land where sinners atone” I was immediately intrigued. But then I read several reviews and also comments on fb posts in certain book groups and concluded that it wasn’t for me. But I still had an eye on VF Mason books coz she writes about serial killers and anti heroes and those are my jam!!
I’ve added several to my TBR but haven’t read them yet until I stumbled on this book and after reading the blurb, I immediately had to read it like STAT!!

Oh gosh why di
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-romance
The author never fails to slay me with her words. Her impeccable writing style and masterful ability to weave together a story that is dark, sexy, and suspenseful never ceases to captivate my attention. Lucian’s Reign is not for the faint of heart. This novel immediately pulled me into it’s clutches and I was unable to put it down! The story is dark and the characters have heart wrenching backstories that will leave you gasping. Yet, the characters are resilient, strong, and most definitely uniq ...more
April Symes
 Lucian's Reign by V.F. Mason is a dark and deliciously twisted love story that will have you engaged from the very start. This is sheer anti-hero at its best. This is Lucian and Esmerelda's story. We also do get to see a peek at how/where the "four horsemen" came from. Both main characters have rather dark childhoods and learned to overcome their pasts. Yet when Lucian laid eyes on Esmeralda he became completely obsessed with her. He makes it where she is his and no others. Their pasts are inte ...more
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was actually such an incredible book with depth, powerful love and character development.

It IS a dark book and suspense sort of thing and I LOVED it. Mafia book readers would also love it.

Esme and Lucian.

Do you love OTT OBSESSIVE POSSESSIVE heroes? Loyal ones? Women who are strong? I LOVED esme and Lucian. He was this crazy obsessive possessive guy completely obsessed with Esme and so so romantic for her as well in his thoughts but in this macho possessive way.

My heart broke for his upbr
Feb 16, 2022 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2022
⭐2 I'm so confused stars⭐

So, I made the mistake of reading the first three chapters of Santiago's Conquest before my girls advised me to start with The dad in Lucian's Reign. After finishing the first chapter, things started to feel so confusing and I started checking the covers to understand what was going on. Through the fourth chapters, I caved and read the reviews. Guess what? Same story, different names. So, nope.
Sampada Nemade
Apr 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
4.2 ⭐
This was my first book of this author, and it did not disappoint.
The book was well written. 95% of the mafia / dark romance books have a shitty plot and are written with a lot of immaturity. However, this book was amongst the 5%. It had a good plot and didn't fail to keep me hooked the whole time. There was mystery and suspense and spice 🤪
All in all, I loved this book. I'm gonna read all the other books by this author.
Mar 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
V.F. Mason never disappoints. Lucian's Reign is another winner in her long line of dark and twisted romances that will have you rooting for the bad guy! I love that her "heroes" are anti-heroes so damaged by their pasts that they deem themselves unworthy or incapable of love. She does not shy away from creating characters that push boundaries. Lucian is no exception. She does not gloss over his violent actions. She shows us how his past pain, cunning, and seasoned control have created the perfec ...more
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The moment Lucian sees Esmeralda he knows two things he wants to own every aspect of her and he also wants to protect her with everything he has. Lucian is dark and twisted and I obviously loved him lol. Esmeralda is timid and has had so much tragedy in her life she enjoys being alone and people around her do nothing but annoy her but that’s with good reason. At first Lucian calms the storm that no one but her knows about until he doesn’t!
Lady Bonny Reading
May 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Overall a Good, Captivating Story (though the final resolutions with the villains were rushed)

I've read several V.F. Mason's books and have enjoyed them immensely. She's very good a writing dark romance where villains are heroes (not exactly innocent), though they do have their redeeming qualities and valid reasons for their villainy.

Of the ones I've read, there are two that deal with heroes from the same family (father and son), although they are each stand-alone stories. I read the son's story
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4 stars!!

This is a stand alone story which also intertwines itself with other books. She has what I call psycho serial killer series and I love all of them!!

Ok so Lucian is said “villain”, and can I say he definitely has “BDE” (if your are unsure what that is please google or comment below and I will answer)!! He is so sexy and possessive. I didn’t think I would like it but Esme is one lucky ass girl.

My issue is the book didn’t move as well as I had hoped. It stayed a little stagnant and the bac
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.2 stars

If this author writes it, then I am reading it as soon as I possibly can. There is something so special with the way that she crafts a sentence or sets a scene up. Oftentimes, it feels almost tangible as if I become part of the story and experience the same thoughts as the characters or the setting the way that they do. I LIVE for those moments in the story that I can become consumed by the words.

As with all of the stories by this author, there is a certain element of darkness to it be
Aug 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
“ and desire in my family are a curse. And it seems I just found mine.”

As usual, I'm mentally berating myself for reading Santiago's Conquest before starting with Lucian's Reign. Why?

Because this book felt like an exact replica of the second book. Wait, I mean, the second book is the replica of this one. I rated the other book with five stars but I didn't enjoy reading the same stuff all over again over here.

The way the books begin, how they get to know about the female lead's existence,
Aug 09, 2022 rated it really liked it
Lucian and Esme

I wished I had read this before reading Santiago as to know about Lucian and Rebecca/Esmeralda is where it all started.

Each book written by this author just keeps getting better and always the alphas story interconnects with each other and they’re brought to their knees by a certain woman. I love the chemistry, the storyline the plots the twist the darkness and the crazy’s, for every one you end up having loveable characters that you makes you 😂 and 😊. Lucian’s two helpers Harol
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
After reading this very intriguing book, I like it. The book is a little long, but the author makes up for it by giving her readers an suspenseful and entertaining book. The book reads at a fast pace, which I liked. The action and graphic details of some situations is great. The book has a number of areas where there is long narratives. I would liked to see those shortened a little. Maybe add more dialogue with the characters. The chemistry between Lucian and Esmeralda is a heated one, but I fou ...more
K.  Ramjohn
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Lucian's Reign is a dark, suspenseful, well written page turner that held my interest until the end. The story will take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride with it's intriguing well developed characters whose backstories will break your heart.
Filled with twists and turns, romance, intrigue, action and suspense this tale will have you at the edge of your seat as we go on this journey with a complex anti hero and the woman who was his biggest obsession. There are trigger scenes in this novel
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Really good haven't read a book by V.F.Mason for a while a great read. ...more
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex – 3.5 / 5
How explicit are the sex scenes – 3.5 / 5
Story – 5 / 5
Overall: – 5 / 5

Lucian’s Reign is a standalone dark enemies-to-lovers romance which is written by author V.F. Mason. It tells the story of Lucian Cortez and Esmeralda Hugh, and I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. V.F. Mason has a way of writing that completely engulfs me. Not only are her storylines gripping, but the characters are so well developed and complex. I seriously couldn’t turn the pages fa
Cherry Lips
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The plot and characters are similar with others "psycho" series, since the universe is same.
How the unreasonable rich hawt handsome psycho 'monster' deeply fall to innocent holly angel looks alike creature. Despite abnormal 'dating' and continous 'stalker' pursuing ...the angel absolutely open her heart, body&soul embracing the darkness + smexyness + unholly 'christening' and they life happly ever after
Pamela with Dreamer's Books
Lucian is set on a path of destruction due to having a horrific childhood. Esmeralda has lost everyone she loved to a killer. She paints to escape her pain and meets Lucian at her friends wedding to his best friend. Lucian is a bad man and takes what he wants, he kills people that are not good but still has a stain on his soul. He becomes obsessed with Esmeralda and wants her for his wife. Will the two come together? A dark deep read about two complicated people living with trauma.
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
What happens when the hunter falls for his prey? Lucian's Reign is yet another twisted dark romance from V.F. Mason. This author is definitely a must read for everyone who enjoys broken morally ambiguous characters getting their happily ever afters. When beautiful yet deadly monster Lucian sets his sights on the enigmatic artist Esmeralda, he seals both of their fates. Caught in a deadly game between the most dangerous of predators, Esmeralda is haunted by her past as she's trying to navigate he ...more
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