Fall of the Stars
And there isn’t a thing I can do about it.
I am once again a prisoner to Wessex, captured by King Egbert because holding me hostage will bring them to him—my two Vikings who will risk heaven and earth to save me.
But I don’t need saving.
I am Princess Emeline, and I was taught by the best, and his name…Skarth the Godless.
The man whom I love more than an ...more
ABSOLUTELY FLABBERGASTED,I CANNOT
What even is this woman doing with my damn emotions.
Book two came in packing an almighty punch and slaughtered me.
Emeline was everything I thought she'd be. Bloody thirsty, fierce and loyal to a fault, this woman was nobody's fool and despite the horror show that was her life.. she took the best parts of it all and THRIVED. Now that's not to say it was easy. This woman went through hell, literally. S ...more
Monica James has done it yet again. She has eviscerated me with another all-in, ball-busting, heart-stopping, action-packed, out-of-the-box romance read. The battle between England and the Scandinavians, life vs love, good versus bad, and the battle of herstory vs history are alive and well.Emaline and Skarth are in love and out for revenge. Skarth’s old best friend, Ulf, is more prominent than ever, and where does England reside in all of this? These are just some of the questions we get answer ...more
Skarth, Emeline, and Ulf are back for the war they were intended to fight. Lives will be lost, revenge will be had and love will be tested. But all’s fair in Love and War. . .
My mind is at war with itself.
Decisions, Decisions. . .
I can’t decide!!!
Well Monica has done it again taking an unexpected romance to an all time next level. If you didn’t love Skarth and Ulf in “North Of Th ...more
Monica's talent never stop to amaze me. She writes masterpieces every time she gets a plot on her mind. Now this is a historical romance, but even if your not a big fan of this trope, give it a try. If there's an author who can change your mind about something, that's for sure, Monica James. Every single word ...more
Fall of The Stars is a beautiful story with so many twists and turns I literally felt like my heart would burst out of my chest. Emeline and Skarth have my heart, and Emeline’s character was a pleasant surprise to say the least. However, the ...more
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Star Rating : 4/5 Stars
POV : Dual
Pace of the story : Moderate
Angst Rating : 4/10
Heat Rating : 5/10
Overall Opinion :
The sequel is finally here!! Monica killed in this genre as I saw in the first book of this series and I have been waiting for this second book in this series forever. The characters are amazing and the storyline just hooks you in from the start.
The best thing about this author is her heroes and their arrogance, ...more
This was a masterpiece. Emaline is such a strong heroine. The book is part of a duet and Oh my. The book, like the first one, is dark, gritty and raw. The love story is amazing, of course and I fell in love with both Skarth and Ulf.
The book is dark, so beware before you go in. The author did an amazing job with this story. It's one of my top favorites and one that I will reread! I highly recommend it. ...more
I am not doing a plot summary as i ...more
From the ashes of a burning England, we find a Princess and the Viking(s) who will stop at nothing for those they love. They fight wars in and outside the castle walls. They fight wars that stain the soil red. They fight for love, for revenge, for freedom.
Monica James delivers an epic story of one of the most independent and strong heroines I’ve read in a long time. She is fearless and powerful and many times completely underestimated. Emel ...more
I love Monica's books, whatever genre she writes in, but this duet is definitely something pleasantly surprising different.
The first book was like a tsunami of actions and emotions, but this book was just WOW!
Incredible fascinating adventure in a brutal and sinful world of Emeline's "hugrekki" the warrior Queen of England and her Vikings 😍🔥😍
I don't even know how to describe it without spoilers, but holy shit, this book is an unbelievable g ...more
This story is full of ups and downs with jaw-dropping twists and some of her HOTTEST scenes!
Monica put her all into this book! From start to finish, I felt like I was holding my breath because I knew something was going to happen. I just didn't know what or when.
This book is gritty, it's raw, and quite graphic at times. Yet, ...more
And Ulf, omg, UNFORGETTABLE.
I was tongue-tied at the end of book 1, but with book 2, I had no choice but to sign over my soul to these characters
Fall Of The Stars is gory, filled with bloodshed, loss, love and a fight for freedom.
( okay, let's not forget SMUTTY AF, it was 🔥🥵 )
I was left speechless.
Emeline's story was not one that I expected. Monica James, the mastermind that she is, weaved magic into every line and I was enraptured by this fie ...more
OMG!!!! MY HEART!!! I was at the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. I NEEDED to know what's going to happen. Monica had my aniexty through the roof!!! I was this close to read the ending first, but I didn't. LOL
What a battle!!! I'm just going to leave it at that because I don't want to spoil anything, but there were things that happened that I tend not to like in books. BUT oh man. Monica makes it WORK. She's always pushing me o ...more
STEAM, ANGST, BETRAYALS, WARS
HISTORICAL ROMANCE AT ITS BEST
"Love is a complicated beast. It doesn't make sense because it shouldn't. Matters of the heart never do."
Have you ever read a standalone, a duet, a series, and thought... WOW, that really needs to be a movie? Monica James' In Love And War duet is one such read. North Of The Stars, book #1, set the expectations high for the c ...more
Let me preface this review with the fact that the covers for this duet are sublime. They always are (hello Lochie) but for this series? Yeah, these books, totally encompass Skarth and the setting of the whole story. I said it in the first book review, and I will say it again, this author has managed to make me, a non-historical book reader, a fan of historical romance but with a spin on it. It is depraved, gruesome, and unforgiving. These weren't easy times, yet, she still made it feel aut ...more
Monica has kept me on my toes during this book. So many twists and turns, highs and lows but worth the anxiety. I didn’t know what was going to happen next, but I had to find out. The more you read, the more you fall in love and enjoy every moment. But Monica knows how to pull at your love and hate strings of emotion, that you can’t seem to put the book down for second without wanting to know more!!!
The love of a Northman is so intense.
“North of the stars is ...more
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“Nothing compares to this—nothing. And I want to feel this way for the rest of my life. I want Skarth forever, which is why we make the sacrifices we do.”
I love a good historical type story and the old English and Vikings tales are one of my favorite. I loved that the author used the names of the territories and characters that I recognize from actual history but spun a fictional tale of love and war.
“Your pain is mine ...more
I couldn't wait to get my hands on Fall of the Stars and finally discover the future of Emeline, Skarth and Ulf. Monica James once again wrote a novel packed with surprises, violence and emotion. I loved this final installment in the In Love and War Duet that had me gasping from all the action and shocking moments.
Emeline showed herself more than ever as a true fearless leader. She's selfless and devoted to better her country. She fights for her people and creat ...more
After the way book one ended, I have been desperately waiting for this book to arrive and it did not disappoint! Emeline is even more fierce and more determined to seek her revenge than ever before and she will not be ...more
I felt, however, that it got a bit lost in the middle as there was almost too much going on….I wanted more of the humour and light touch from the first book. I also wanted more from the new interesting characters that were introduced.
But one thing yo ...more
Emeline is a BA! She is a warrior and can really take care of herself. She has been through a lot, but she used that to fight. She is fierce and loyal to those she can truly trust. I loved seeing how much she grew throughout the course of the first book and this book. She is a true Queen. Skarth and Ulf….I don’t even know if there are words to describe these t ...more
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.
She is a bestselling author in the U.S., ...more