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My family is everything to me.

When my life was ripped away from me, I found them.

Silas, Gabriel, and Baron—my hearts, my family, my home.

Together, we’re a dangerous family of assassins, but I’ve never been happier.

Until a member of our family goes missing.

He went out for a simple job and never came back.

Now it’s up to Baron, Silas, and I to bring him home—but what if he doesn’t want to be found?

What if the family he’s found is better than the one we have here?

And what if I find myself caught up in their web of lies while becoming strangely drawn to someone I shouldn’t be?

All I know is that I can’t live without my family, and I’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Even if that means facing the truth.

We’re nothing if we’re not together—all of us.

342 pages, Paperback

First published January 13, 2022

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Sara Cate

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Sara Cate is a USA Today best-selling author of steamy romance and sexy book boyfriends. Although she writes a wide range of tropes, Sara is best known for her age gap and taboo romances. One thing you can expect from her entire collection is heaps of steam and plenty of angst.

Living in Arizona with her husband and kids, Sara spends most of her time reading, writing, or baking.

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360 reviews5,065 followers
April 26, 2022
Not ANOTHER man falling in love with this infuriating girl. Is that it? Am I just not annoying enough for a harem of my own?

“I already share you with my brother and my dad…now you want me to share you with my cousin, too?
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1,709 reviews331 followers
January 16, 2022
How can I be expected to make all of them happy, all the time?

Five is the follow up to this duos book, Four. This one has the past coming back to haunt our four favorite characters, and all I’ll say is that they get some fun and not so fun surprises along the way. It was an entertaining read, and I highly recommend it if you enjoy RH/poly reads that have that dark and forbidden aspect to them.
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151 reviews158 followers
May 5, 2022
Okay this is just getting worst and even more idiotic than the first. The only reason i read this was because of my 𝐆𝐎𝐃𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐍 𝐎𝐂𝐃 and the itch to finish what i started but this was just excruciatingly boring. At least the first one made me laugh with it absurdity, this just annoyed me. And i'm kind of angry because if you take the 𝐌𝐌𝐂'𝐬 individually there not that bad.
I honestly think this would have been better as an 𝐌𝐅 story rather than a 𝐑𝐇 one. But the 𝐅𝐌𝐂 just irritated me, idk if it's because this was written by two authors but sometimes i wondered is she was 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜, because she legit acted like one.
She says one thing but contradict herself in the next paragraph. She acts one way and then in the next scene do a complete 180 to the point where i honestly couldn't tell 𝐖𝐓𝐅 she actually wanted. Same with some of the others too, they had their own weird schizo moments. Also they were 𝐀𝐋𝐋 very repetitive in their inner monologs and dialogues. Never in my life have i been this bored with a four 𝐏𝐎𝐕 storyline. And that 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐝, 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜, 𝐈𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜, 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐦.
This book should have been shorter and less dramatic. Four was like watching a 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐧 while high on mushrooms and Five was like watching a 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝𝐲 while high on 𝐋𝐒𝐃. I think that says it all.
Well one more thing, in what world is this a dark romance. Now I know my dark scale tether towards the pitch black but come on, except for the detailed sex scene which make this an Adult Romance with explicite content, it doesn't make this into a Dark story. Okay now i'm done.
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629 reviews159 followers
January 10, 2022
One of my favorite things about Five was the multiple POVs. It was such a treat to get a front row seat to everyone like that. This book needed it and it did not disappoint.

Iris was so much stronger this round and had really grown into her badassery. She was fierce and wouldn't let those guys play her. She knew her worth and she'd make them see it.

Silas, Baron and Gabriel were pure fire. I think this time around Gabriel was my favorite. Although, there is a new player in the game of assassins of reverse harem and my likey.

Movie night shall never be thought of the same after reading this one! Gahhhh pure hotness.
This was a great addition to these characters. It was exciting and captivating, dirty and filthy... oh so good!
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505 reviews121 followers
February 6, 2022
Ummm… excuse me 🙋🏽‍♀️ Rachel and Sara, I NEED ANOTHER BOOK. I want to see those last two chapters play out in much more detail. I’ll be patiently awaiting more from you two 😉 no there’s no cliffhanger, I’m greedy and need more is all

If you haven’t read FOUR 🛑STOP🛑 and go read that book before continuing. You’re going to want to meet and get to know the RH before you continue into this book.

So for the good stuff, from the title alone I expected there to be a new member joining the group but I never expected it to happen the way it did. Iris’s new man sure does come in one delectable package.

It’s been two years since Iris took the last name Black. And in that time she and her men have fallen into a schedule. No ones more important than the other but in the end daddy Silas still has the final word. And that’s starting to bristle Gabriel’s 20yo self the wrong way. Where last book it was Baron rebelling, we now see Gabriel going through a similar phase.

When a job that seems too good to be true comes through for the Black’s, Gabriel being the stubborn bastard he is goes on his own, against all rulings from Silas and to spite Baron. The man they were hired to kill is known as El Basileus, the head of a Mandola Cartel, and the largest drug dealer is Mexico. And surprise, he’s Gabriel’s biological family member. Something he long though lost to him.

After Gabriel fails to come home and is untrackable, the Black’s hop on a jet and go to Mexico to find him. Silas, ever the logical and over protective dad, is worried and tries to put a plan in place. But Iris in her impulsive ways goes on her own to ‘save’ Gabriel and in turn is ‘abducted’ herself. All the quotes because that’s not really how it went down but it’s what it looks like in the Silas and Baron. So instead of needing saving Gabriel is on a get to know you job interview and Iris is being hidden for her protection.

In all hilariousness, Iris sleeps in the bed of the Cartel leaders son who miraculously abstains from defiling her every night. Quentin Morales is far from a saint but the nerdy, glasses wearing, cartel trained, and seemingly hardened man is a big softie who wants consent and accepts ‘no’ as an answer. But when he’s unleashed, good gawd he’s a beast that I think we need to see more of on page. I mean the things he whispers in Iris’s ear while Gabriel’s watching 🥵🤤🔥 He’s so different from Baron, Silas, and Gabriel.

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“𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞, 𝐬𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧, 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐧𝐭. 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞. 𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐦𝐲 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐭.

𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐈𝐫𝐢𝐬. 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐝. 𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦. 𝐌𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭’𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭. 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐩, 𝐬𝐨𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞, 𝐈𝐫𝐢𝐬, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞���� 𝐈 𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠.” ~ Quentin

Can’t tell me that’s not enough to make you think about dropping your panties for a guy. But it’s what he does to her later that sealed it for me. The man literally uses his own come to lube up his fist 🤜🏼 until he has her squirting across his body. Talk about YES please!!

The one thing I had a problem with in the story literally started off with a bang but digressed into a slow moving, angst filled captive-savior adventure. Took me until 70% to fall back into the story and that last 30% was so worth it!! Those final pages flew by and I was so sad when it was over.

🚫 NOT a standalone
🗡 RH adding a new member
🗡 dad, son, adopted son, & a new guy
🔥 MFM, MF, MFMM + M observer
🚫 no MM or incest
🗡 kidnapping x2
🐈‍⬛ stray kitty named Punk
🥵 fantastic group scene where’s she’s bred
🔥 claiming during an assassination by Baron
🩸 blood play and mini-branding by Gabriel
🏏 ass paddling by Silas
🤤 fisting until she squirts
🍆 Gabriel has so many piercings on his body

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I’m still on Baron’s lap as Gabriel’s mouth devours me, and I know this situation is escalating quickly.

And if someone doesn’t stop it soon, this family night could turn into a much different type of family night.

“Iris,” a deep voice commands from across the room, and I pull away from the kiss, feeling hazy as my head swims with lust. Looking over at Silas, he gently pats his lap. “Come here.”

Without hesitation, I slip to the floor and crawl over to the man in the leather chair. Climbing into his lap, I bite my lip, giving him a coy smile. For a second, I think he’s putting an end to this little game, but then he pulls my face closer and presses his lips to my ear.

“𝐁𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐲𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨.”

… “𝐘𝐞𝐬, 𝐃𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐲,” I whisper as I lower to the floor on my knees in front of him. His eyes are on me as I pull down the zipper of his pants, eager to feel his warm, hard cock in my hands.

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650 reviews41 followers
January 14, 2022
3.5/3.6 ⭐️

The Four consisting of FMC Iris Ann Pavetta Black, Gabriel Black, Baron Black and Silas Black are back in the sequel Five by co-authors Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh. But this time, the story is told through multiple POVs.

Many years may have gone by, but Iris, Gabriel, Baron and Silas are still together juggling their relationship, whilst continuing their leading their dangerous family life of being assassins.
However when one member wants more, it leads to him finding himself in trouble. But when you have an over protective family like the Black family behind you, it means doing whatever to save the ones you love.

The story takes you on a wild journey that consists of a lot of different things within the events and situations that occur. From the drama that occurs between the guys within their positions in the family. The mystery from the twists thrown in with the unexpected appearance from the mysterious new family given the ties they share, causing some more drama especially with the appearance of Five. Whilst all entailing a whole load of suspense build taking in all the revelations that continued to come out, some of which were surprising to say the least. But it’s what made Five an adventurous story overall.
It should be said, while the narrative was there, it wasn’t as strong given the predictability of the obviousness into what would occur and take place all through. But that’s not to say the storyline wasn’t good, because it was. Mostly because it revolved a lot around my favourite character Gabriel, who made the story well worthwhile IMO.
Though it should be said, the story was definitely more top heavy when it came to the bucket loads of Smoking, Red-Hot, Fiery Steam that often came about. Not to say it was a bad thing, but it just seemed to take away the focus from the overall story. One which was already lacking in the strength department to begin with.

As for character development, with Silas, Baron and Gabriel, we definitely got to see them grow more and become more of distinguishable separate individuals, mainly through the showcasing of their own perspectives. It helped to set them apart from each other and understand just exactly what they were seeing, thinking and feeling.
Especially in Gabriel's case given the independent journey he sets upon with learning about himself and his family on a deeper level. As well as finding and understanding his place in his family and life.
However when it came to Iris, I felt there was a big step back in her regards. In fact so much so that I disliked her a lot more in this book, having not been a fan of her and her behaviour. Especially given what she did, something that should’ve impacted her relationships. The fact that she expected her guys to accept all her decisions and choices without even consulting them, it not only made her very self centred and selfish. But it made the relationship between her, Gabriel, Baron and Silas feel unbalanced IMO. Especially given that if the tables were flipped she would’ve never allowed the guys to do the same. Something she made well clear and known throughout.

Overall Five was a good read by Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh, but only because of the saving grace that was Gabriel. Given that without him there wouldn’t really have been a narrative to follow IMO.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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1,000 reviews252 followers
January 13, 2022
Steamy af RH with a cartel backdrop and new addition, hence five. Silas will always be my favorite but the new guy … quirky, hot, playful.

The four -- Silas, Gabriel, and Baron, and Iris, find themselves three years later firmly entrenched as a family of assassin killers, but a headstrong member wants to grow, wants to make his own decisions. But the Black family is nothing if not protective of his members. This is a story of cartel dealings, family twists, and number 5.

Character development was good with each character, especially the guys, clearly recognizable. The story is told in multiple points of view. Iris was not as much the badass as in book 1, deferring a little bit more to the guys though she was still the queen. And as such, there was some distinct imbalances in their relationship with Iris' making her choices without consent of her guys and being very much catered to while the guys had to stay steadfast to her.

Great pace and fair amount of intrigue, this book was more spice than story -- not that I'm complaining! Simply, not as much complexity in the way of storyline. The sexual tension was heavy, and the sex was hot. Overall, an entertaining read. I'm still a fan of Silas.
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227 reviews
November 30, 2022

Really enjoyed the continuation of this story and was super intrigued by the idea of introducing a new member to an already established relationship dynamic.

I didn’t love what happened with Gabriel’s character, but he’s young, so I guess I can forgive him and his actions in the book.

Loved the movie night scene 🥵🥵 one of those scenes that you’ll remember long after you finish the book. Lol

These books are definitely worth a read, especially if you’re willing to not take them too seriously.
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2,114 reviews309 followers
January 9, 2022
Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh delivered all the filthy steamy sizzling hot reverse harem deliciousness in Five. It was full of action and twists till the last page. And you have to know how the Four became Five...

Iris has found her own family with the Black family who are trained assassins. She is part of their team too. Silas and his sons Baron and Gabriel all fit to her heart. Then Gabriel decides to go on a mission in Mexico against Silas' advice and he is taken by the cartel associated with his past. Iris cannot let it happen. What will they find when they try to rescue Gabriel?
This reverse harem is a bit taboo so don't read if you are going to judge their choices. Iris has become more fierce and sassy and deadly. She is stubborn and bada## and she loves unconditionally. Silas is the level headed and definitely the "daddy" you will love. Baron is stuck somewhere between hating his father and also falling in love with his crazy family. And this mission will consolidate them as a family for sure. Gabriel is the unhinged gothic one and he can be a lot impulsive and reckless. They are all bound by their deep love and intense passion. The suspense was excellent and it was no less thrilling than action movie. The part is Mexico will keep you on edge. And you get to meet the computer genius Quentin who is Gabriel's cousin. Oh wow brain and brawn in one guy and that's my weakness. It was super hot..like you have to hide and take care of yourself kind of hot. And also full of emotions. This gang is everything!

I reviewed an early copy voluntarily
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473 reviews6 followers
January 13, 2022
Looking for a hella hot steamy RH with a ton of action mixed in for a little suspense?! If you answered "YES!!" Well you better GRAB this BOOK!

OMG Sara and Rachel brought some serious heat with this book. I thought Four was intense and hot, but this book was like double the heat and intensity off the charts. I wasn't sure how I was gonna like a new guy thrown into the mix but they did a fabulous job making room for the new guy. I definitely felt like this new guy was the perfect addition and it help complete what was kind of missing of sorts from before. You will definitely understand once you read this book. Just be prepared for some extremely hot and steamy moments with this group.

Yes you obviously have to read Four before you dive into this book since it picks up a few years after Iris has been in a relationship with her three hot alpha assassin boyfriends. This book is a bit taboo but what do you expect with a RH book really lol. It's full of hot steamy moments and a mystery of Gabriel's past showing back up. There is a ton of things happening with this group and it keeps the storyline moving at a good pace. You never have a lagging moment and everything just flows along with purpose. It really has a great mix of heat and action packed moments to keep you pulled into the story. I loved how we get a bit of each character's insight on what they feel with Iris and how having to share her in a relationship is like for each of them.

I'm the first to admit I have a hard time with RH books. I'm picky and I really want to like all the characters not just some of them. This book has a great mix of characters and its not hard to like each one for a different reason. I feel like this is one of those RH books that has a bit more to the storyline that keeps me wanting more. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes RH or wants to try one out.

I voluntarily signed up for an ARC for this book to give my honest opinion/review with nothing to gain. I hope these two authors decide to jump back into this series again because I feel like it was kinda left opened ended for more. Which I will totally be up for more of these insanely addictive characters if they so choose to dive back in.
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154 reviews8 followers
January 8, 2022
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Once again Sara Cate has managed to take a plot I was hesitant to read and make it into something I loved. Five is a RH made up of a dad, his son, and adopted son with Iris at the center. We meet them in the first book, Four, and I absolutely fell in love with their dynamic. Except in Five, there's a new addition. I was VERY hesitant going in. How was I going to be ok with adding another to the group? Won't this be awkward with the current guys? Won't this disrupt what they already have working for them? I'd never read a RH befoew that adds another later on. Well....without any spoilers, just know I got all of the answers to those questions and gave this a solid 5 stars 😉 Sara and Rachel did an excellent job with the writing in this. The plot, the spice, the ending....*chef's kiss*
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475 reviews93 followers
January 16, 2023
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1,133 reviews44 followers
May 2, 2022
I honestly didn’t know what to expect with this story but holy cow the one I got left me shocked! I was completely hooked and just eagerly devoured this book! I was wholly unprepared for the twists and turns Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh had up their sleeve! Iris, Baron, Gabriel and Silas’ story was piping freaking hawt! That one scene literally had my jaw on the floor! I dreaded every moment that brought me closer to the last chapter because I did not want it to end!
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93 reviews22 followers
March 24, 2022
This book HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL for a sequel. The taboo, forbidden romance had me hooked. I was excited to see what the crew was up to ……

And then it just was 300 pages of nonsense

I’m not sure what the authors were thinking. Honestly I kept going because I need to see how it ended.

I didn’t realize why this title was named “5” until almost halfway through. And then I was here for it.


and that’s when I found out I strongly dislike the cheating trope because honestly that’s what she did. It was full on disrespectful to the harem. A harem is built out of trust and she completely ran that into the ground.

AND THE INSTALOVE? It all ended up being a horrible written fanfic that I was disappointed I spent my time on.

2 stars ⭐️ ⭐️
January 7, 2022
"Our love is not divided. It's multiplied"

I loved Four. So when I heard it was getting a sequel my first thought was "aww theyre getting a baby" not "awww they're adding another man to the mix" boy was I wrong and I AM SO HAPPY I WAS! Because this book wayyyyyy exceeded my expectations!!! I knew it would be good. Because I LOVE these authors so much. And I loved the way they both weaved through each of the different ways they wrote in the last book. But with this one? WOW. The new guy, he was just EVERYTHING. I AM SO IN LOVE WITH HIM. The tension they kept at bay for so long made me feel like I had a chastity belt on myself. COME ON DAD LET ME TAKE IT OFF ALREADY!!!!!
The passion between Iris, Baron, Gabriel and Silas in Five was OFF THE CHARTS. They have been together longer, they have grown more, they have trust and a bigger bond therefore... a bigger sexual appetite. So with this new guy coming in, the question remains, will he be ENOUGH for her? Will he fit in with this family and will he satisfy her in the ways that they do? Does she even need this guy now that she has settled with the Black family?
I loved each man in the last book SO much but in this book, each man did something MORE for me in a different way.. I am not going to say what each of them do because I don't want to spoil any growth or setbacks any may have. You need to read this for yourself to see. I NEED YOU TO.
But let's talk about some of the dark stuff for a second because it isn't ALL sex. Even though THAT IS MY FAVORITE PART! The killing, bloodshed, mafia type assassin stuff in this book was so intense in this book, you aren't understanding me when I say, I had my eyes one centimeter away from the screen and was shaking because I couldn't wait to find out what was happening. I did NOT want to miss a thing. I was a total mess. These authors had me worried out of my mind!!!!!! Iris is so fiesty, she wants to protect her guys but she sometimes thinks LIKE a guy, like she can just go grab a gun and try to save her family because she is impatient. But she don't realize WE ARE ALL WATCHING HER AND WALKING AROUND OUR HOUSES SMOKING CIGARETTES AND DRINKING WHEN WE DON'T SMOKE AND DRINK. (aka ME)
So, it is safe to say, this book took me for a ride! A ride that I never want to get off of. I AM READY FOR SIX!!!! HAHAHA I NEVER WANT THIS WORLD TO END!! FIVE stars. It is poetic (heehee)
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714 reviews41 followers
January 7, 2022
This book is a great read and is a real dark mafia, reverse harem romance book that you will love and I was gripped from the start. I loved Four and when these authors get writing together there work is absolutely fantastic and when I found out that they were writing a second book with these characters I couldn't wait to read it.

Iris is a strong and very independent woman that knows exactly what she wants. She loves her men with so much passion and the chemistry that they all have is awesome. There is steam and sexy sexy love and no matter what they all will protect each other no matter what the cost. There are dark moments that will have you on the edge of your seat and the story flows throughout perfectly. I loved the drama and the connection between her and the guys and I loved that this book is a reverse harem. This book captivated me from the start and the Black family was great to read about and these authors bring it all to this story and bring it to life amazingly. Their style of wring is amazing and I hope they both carry on writing together because these books are absolutely sizzling hot and I recommend reading them both in order so the story flows and you truly get to see who each of the characters are.

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2,966 reviews6 followers
January 8, 2022
After she loses her family Iris finds a new family in the four men who opened their home and arms to her at the worst time in her life. From them she has learned how to defend herself, take down the enemy, and of course the true meaning of love. They are unified group who never does anything without the others... but when one decides to go against their usual code and goes out on a simple job and things go array, the group must band together to find their missing man. But nothing could prepare them for the fight they are in for now...

Once again we find ourselves in the thick of Iris's chaotic life and the men who managed to steal her heart. Just as the first installment the pages of Five are action-packed, captivating, and uber steamy! From beginning to end these uniquely crafted group of characters will keep you enthralled and on the edge of your seat! I loved my little reunion with them, so much so, that I got wrapped up in the pages and finished their story in one late-night sitting! Highly recommend you pick this one up, it's words will tempt, torture, and mesmerize you every step of the way!

I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest and unbiased opinion.
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296 reviews20 followers
January 8, 2022
I received an ARC of this book and this review is my opinion only.

Five is the second book in this duet. It follows Four and must be read in order.

I don’t really know how to write this review as while I didn’t love it I also didn’t hate it either. For me, I didn’t enjoy the first half, but that could be because I had just read a book that I was so engrossed in that it still sat in my mind.

The second half was much better, there was more action. I liked the different pov chapters so we could really see into what the characters were thinking.

The steam was hot in this book too like it was in Four. There was also a particular torture scene that completely grossed me out.

If you like dark reverse harem books with assassins then this book is for you. It also had trigger warnings so be prepared.
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273 reviews8 followers
January 6, 2022
One job changes everything and the Black family must now save one of their own.
I loved this story. The amazing, passionate, and delicious tension between them all is still there and it only grows as the story goes on.
Iris is madly in love with her guys so when one is at risk, she does what she has to do to get him back.
There is so much angst and passion throughout. It's incredibly sexy and full of lust and love. Danger around every corner and new truths that change their lives forever. There is so much that happens to this family that you sometimes wonder how they'll make it but, they don't let anything stop them from being together. No matter how hard the outside world tries to rip them apart.
This was such an amazing continuation from FOUR.
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222 reviews9 followers
February 5, 2022
I wasn’t sure how Four could become… well, Five.

Iris and the Black boys seemed content – perfect, even. Gabe, Baron and Silas were all starting to come around (pun intended) to this new and unusual relationship they developed with Iris.

Then shit happens.

And Q enters the scene.

The missing piece and PERFECT addition to the harem they didn’t know they needed.

My God, this boy.



Nerdy, swoony, and that dirty talk? Threw me TF off. Because holy shit I wasn’t expecting that.

Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh make an awesome duo!
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1,399 reviews134 followers
January 24, 2022
Iris and her men are back and what a dark intense and steamy story it is ! I was so excited when I heard we were getting another book with my favorite family of assassins and these two authors didn’t disappoint! It’s action packed full of steam drama and suspense the twists and turns kept me on my toes the whole way through another must read ! Find out how this family of four became five !
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778 reviews189 followers
May 11, 2022
Listened on audio! This is the second instalment of the series and I absolutely loved it! I loved seeing the dynamic that Iris, Silas, Baron and Gabriel had 2 years on from Four.

As per usual Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh kept us guessing with the plot twist and made sure to bring allllll the spice!

A fantastic RH.
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454 reviews1 follower
October 12, 2022
Didn't like this as much as the first, the writing kind of lacked for me. I wanted them to have more conversations instead of it seeming like their relationship is purely sexual. Like they say they love each other but besides chemistry I don't feel any connection between them.
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209 reviews4 followers
January 8, 2022
Loved FOUR, and now there's FIVE... And its even better! Absolutely loved it, its all go go go from the first page, so much hot steaminess With Iris and her Boys, bloodshed and angst, you definitely won't want to put this down! So so good!!!
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867 reviews134 followers
January 12, 2022
Silas, Gabriel, Baron.
Two sons and a father who all got their happy ever after with one girl, Iris.

Or so we thought.

Their will probably going to be two reactions to this story. One? Iris has a huge heart, she opened it to one more guy. Two? Iris is a whore. And to be honest, I went back and forth on my opinion. 😂

Gabriel unexpectedly finds out more about his birth family and well, it’s a lot more then he bargained for. A few kidnapping’s and failed rescues later, Iris lands in the hands of the devils son, Quentin. A nerdy tech genius working for his evil father, he’s intrigued by Iris who ends up in his care.
It’s pretty insta-lust.
Lines are blurred whether you will see this as a cheating book. I’m pretty laid back on the topic but even I think Iris crossed some major boundaries in this book.
I found myself liking her less in book two.
However, this book is called Five for a reason and another boyfriend is added on which means yes to an HEA. 3.5⭐️
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2,828 reviews143 followers
January 3, 2022
Edited Manuscript

I wasn’t sure how a fifth would be added or even if it could. I can’t wait for readers to see what these authors did with the Black family!
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1,509 reviews73 followers
January 7, 2022
Five by Rachel Leigh and Sara Cate is a dark assassin reverse harem romance.

The book does come with a trigger warning: "Five is a dark reverse harem romance that contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find uncomfortable, such as murder, torture, and abuse."

I was so excited when Rachel and Sara announced they were doing this sequel to Four. They knocked it out of the park! I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next! The chemistry between Iris, Silas, Gabriel, Baron, and Quentin is off the charts! I loved that we got all of their points of view throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

I would highly recommend this series if you like dark romances, reverse harem romances, assassins romances, mafia romances, or romantic suspense.
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