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Adrenaline (In Secret We Sin, #1)

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I watched my father fall to his death at the hands of another.
When I grew up, I hunted down the man who killed him.
I got caught and did my time.
When I got out, I tried rebuilding my life.
Katrina Tavares was part of that.

She gave me something I’d never had before.
But she destroyed us.
So I became someone I recognized again.
A blood thirsty wolf.

Now she’s
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Published August 25th 2022
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

Adrenaline is the kind of book that makes you FEEL more than anything. When I finished it, my thoughts and feelings were extremely conflicting and all over the place. Honestly, they still are. I keep going back and forth on so many things that happened and even what I think of the couple themselves.


Whether you love it or hate it, you will have strong emotions regarding the characters and the events that take place. Not all of those emotions are good. I was angry for a lot of this book. I wa
I’m going to need the next book right now, please.

AL Woods is a new to me author, one who I can now see myself binging all her works. She’s that good.

This is a dark, M/F, enemies-to-lovers, stand-alone novel that will haunt you in all the best ways.

(Don’t go into this expecting reverse harem. I was tricked before with Credence. Adrenaline does have warnings before you even open this book.)

Not gonna lie, I forgot I was even reading this book at times because I felt like I was watching it play ou
Aug 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Adrenaline has soared to my top reads of 2022 and honestly it’s quite possibly one of my favorite books I’ve ever read.

OMG this book! I literally don’t know how to put into words the way this story affected me. From the moment I read the first page I was obsessed and had a hard time putting my kindle down. I literally dreamed about these characters, I thought about them when I wasn’t reading and I even made my husband listen to my ranting when I had to take a step back because things were so int
Jenn the Readaholic
Aug 15, 2022 rated it really liked it
First, this is a long book. Like, 800+ pages long. And while I found myself thinking “this isn’t necessary” at times, it then made sense later why the book is this long. You need to get into Katrina’s head completely to know the torment, the angst, the misery, the desire to be loved and to belong. And to feel the absolute CRUSHING defeat and annihilation that is pressing down on her head and shoulders and body. You also need time to get into Adams’s head. Because while his friends are being trul ...more
naïka❅ (damon’s version)
Aug 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-romance, arcs

╰─▸ ❝[adrenaline]❞
*thank you to greys promo and a.l woods for sending me an arc*

❥ 5/𝟓
↳ [i need the next book.
this is my first book by this author and holy sh*t, they’re now in my top favorites.

reading this book felt oddly like watching it go down, in real life. i loved the writing, it made the story so much more captivating. i was completely drawn to the story and couldn’t put it down. the title was also very well chosen. the ADRENALINE i felt while reading? unbelievable.
Aug 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I will start out my saying this is not a love triangle or an RH even though there is some MM and MFMM. Now, with that said... what a ride I just went on!

The main focus of this book is around Katrina and Adam but the other guys are apart of it also, and are helping them get past their struggles and become one again.

This story is solely based on revenge but with little things here and there. The steam is off the charts, the characters are very well written, and the premise was phenomenal!

I do h
Aug 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This book is very long but it was so addicting and I got so consumed by it I don’t even notice. There’s is so many things that made me dislike the heroine Katrina and made me want to give the hero Adam a massive koala hug. They were a incredible duo to read about even though us was hard at times cause I genuinely had a love/hate relationship with Katrina but this book was impeccable and even though she doesn’t do anything that pushes my boundaries in books (cause I literally have none lol) I jus ...more
Aug 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Adrenaline had me an emotional wreck. Katrina & Adam were intense. They both went through a lot together and on their own. At first I was nervous when I saw it was a pretty long book. Once I started I didn’t even notice, I was too engrossed on the revenge, longing, angst, heartbreak, spice and over all well written characters/plot. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Aug 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Where to start with this book. I absolutely loved every part of it. Amanda has out done herself with this beauty of a book! I adore the world and characters she’s built in her books😍 My one of my favourite parts was chapter 30 - steamy yet beautiful 🖤 I am extremely excited to read the rest of this series. If you’re thinking of taking a chance on this book, do it. You will not regret it one bit.
I need some time to think of the wording for this review. This review is not going to do the book justice. I really suck at reviews. This book is so good, so hard to put down. The whole mystery between, Adam and Katrina and then there is the "brothers". The relationship between Adam and Katrina is so hateful, so angry but deep down the feelings are still there. They are just not able to get over the past. There is a mystery, a past between Adam and Katrina that is not revealed right away. Which ...more
Aug 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Holy cow! I couldn't put this 800+ page book down. From the opening chapter with a heartwrenching event, this story did not let up. I was glad I read Veritas and Lies before this so I was able to meet Katrina and her family beforehand and understand the dynamics among all the characters.

Adam Ryan is an angry, broken young man with a dark secret. After finding a girlfriend who makes him want to be a better man, he feels that he could finally be happy until she goes digging into his past and start
Kelly Eudy
Aug 20, 2022 rated it really liked it

MF/enemies to lovers/second chance/HEA/on page violence/kidnapping/stalking/dubcon/mentions of past abortion/off page animal cruelty/sexual assault/blood&knife play/murder/death

Book 1 of the In Secret We Sin series, a new dark romance series set with in the Reflections Universe. While this is not a reverse harem, there are MF, MFM, mild MM, and MFMM scenes.

When a traumatic event in Adam’s childhood kills his father, his world is forever changed. He spends his days buying his time and m

"I'd been an open book, his to read, line by line, chapter by chapter, but he'd been an enigma."

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5

Spice Rating: 8/10
Characters: 10/10
Atmosphere: 9.5/10
Writing: 9.8/10
Plot: 9/10
Intrigue: 9/10
Logic: 8.5/10
Enjoyment: 9.5/10

Hero: Adam
Heroine: Katrina (Little Rabbit)

Cliff-hanger: No
Triggers: Murder, Abuse, Stalking, Violence, Animal Abuse.

Pages: 814
Style: Contemporary, Second Chance, Enemies to Lovers, Dark, Twisted, Suspense, MF, MM, MFM.

"She was f*cking mine. Mine to
Aug 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

I watched my father fall to his death at the hands of another. When I grew up, I hunted down the man who killed him. I got caught and did my time. When I got out, I tried rebuilding my life. Katrina Tavares was part of that. She gave me something I'd never had before. Stability. Hope. Love. But she destroyed us. So I became someone I recognized again. A blood thirsty wolf. Now she's put herself back o
Aug 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Before I begin, go pre-order this book now. This book was a masterpiece I enjoyed it so much, it truly is the best book I’ve read this year. If you enjoyed The Devils Night Series you will definitely enjoy this book, trust me!!!!

This is the book that pops into my mind when someone says second chance romance, suspense, mystery, literally everything. It is a pretty lengthy book but DO NOT let that discourage you I promise you won’t even realize how long it is. Everything is so set at such an amazi
Dark and Angsty
Aug 25, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sins-reads
4/5 ⭐️
3/5 🌶

"There was strength to be found in fear if you learn to wield it"

First, this needs to be said, this is a very long book, but when you get to the end you will understand why. I also really liked that it didn't end right where you thought it would. The author didn’t leave you feeling unfulfilled or wondering where they went from there. When I first read the blurb I thought it was going to be RH, and in the end she does make a choice. The author navigates the dynamic within the relation
Aug 29, 2022 rated it really liked it
This story was so unique and twisted that I devoured it. It was a tad long so it took a few days to get through and a lot of people are mad at Adam, but I found myself loving and sympathizing with him the most Adam and Katrina had a great thing going, but one action by Katrina ruined it all. Adam asked her not to dive into his past, he wasn’t ready to share that part of him and yet she went behind his back to see what he was hiding. While it may have been an innocent move on her part, she still ...more
Aug 31, 2022 rated it really liked it
Four years ago something tore Adam and Katrina apart. Their reunion is not a happy one when they’re brought back together again. There’s resentment, betrayal, and hurt just to name a few. Even though Adam wants nothing more than hurt Katrina and tries convincing himself and his friends he hates her, he can’t ignore forever how much he still wants Katrina. He does his best to push her away because he’s not the person from 4 years ago. That person was fake, a lie he created to be worthy of Katrina ...more
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This book is not a weekend read, the book is long and very detailed. It is an amazing story though and despite its length and the constant checking of my progress I really loved it. The story managed to keep my interest the entire way through, which I think is very hard to do. The characters are very well defined which was helpful since there are a lot of them. I could usually tell who the author was referring to by their personalities and thoughts. I felt like I knew them which helped keep me c ...more
Adrenaline triggers the body's fight-or-flight response. That's exactly what this book will make you feel.

"She was my personal adrenaline. Nothing I did, nothing I sought, would ever compare to her." A. L. Woods

Let's start off by saying this book was phenomenal. As I was reading, I had a physical reaction. My pulse raced, I got goosebumps and I loved every minute of this cat and mouse chase. Not to mention the amount of research into Massachusetts was rather impressive.
For reference, bang a-ue
Aug 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars for this mesmerising dark tale!

Be sure to put away a bunch of time as this is a long book ... it's like three books in one. It will take all your concentration as little pieces of information in the beginning take on a different meaning by the end. This book is like nothing I have every read before and I was glued to it! Make sure you're ready for this dark tale ... it will have your head spinning as to who the bad guys actually are. I didn't read the Reflections Trilogy and I wish I wou
Ms Cat's World
Aug 25, 2022 rated it really liked it
The first standalone dark romance in the author A.L. Woods In Secrets We Sin sub-series, set within the Reflections universe... Plus, very lengthy! Print length is 814 pages🎡

Love the blurb's paranormal analogical spin of wolves hunting their Little Rabbit in this second chance, enemies to lovers trope in which Adam seeks to claim Katrina as his mate again.

Katrina Tavares, youngest sibling, caught in a world in which she struggles to find herself, making choices that negativity affect her family
Aug 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Adrenaline is a fitting title for this book on numerous levels. From the traumatic events to the characters actions, you're going to feel it running through your entire body from cover to cover!

There are several heavy subjects covered, yet I loved every moment. I took my time with this book because there is a lot to absorb. It will help you open up your mind and allow your own adrenaline to whip through your body, immersing you in a twisted story. Every character is flawed - drastically flawed.
Christy Davisson
Aug 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Absolute Must Read!!! This is a dark and twisted tale of an Enemies to Lovers/Second Chance.

AL Woods just brought a master piece of a dark, angsty, and suspenseful read that has soared to the top of my 2022 reads. If you like dark and suspenseful books with an array of emotions peppered throughout then you definitely need this book ASAP! My review is gonna be a bit vague because honestly this book needs to just be experienced blind.

This book has a lot twists and turns with so many things that
"I was the queen of starting Wars I couldn't finish–so u kept going, because what was life without danger? And what was danger without the promise of pleasure?"

Yes Katrine is a go hard or go home kind of girl which makes her a very tough heroine 😊 who is not afraid to challenge the predators in her life , this little rabbit can run & spoilers 🐇

🐺 The Brothers Of Wolves
Adam leader, Gabe, Vince and Max and they all have 1 rule

"we honoured it. When one of us found someone we liked, we did
Teresa Juckett (Give Me All The Book's)
This book was just Wow!! I knew just from the blurb I needed to read it as I've read some if this arthurs other book's. What I didn't expect was the emotions I'd be taken on as I kept reading. There just so many thing's that happened in this book, so many twists and turns and then that plot twist with that freaking stalker I had it narrowed down to 2 of who it could've been. Needless to say I was surprised.
Katrina has tried to live the life her family wants her to live, which is why she was str
Aug 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
4:5 🌟
I’ve read every single book from this author and it is becoming extremely difficult to pick the best one of them all!
(Rain is I think my number one, but after that…🤷‍♀️ your guess is as good as mine).

I didn’t think it would be possible to fall in love with Sean again, but yes I think I did.

I loved the way Trina needed to break down completely to realise her self worth, albeit with morally grey characters! Nevertheless she did. She has risen like a Phoenix from dust only to become the wol
Aug 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Another masterpiece by my favourite author. I am so honoured to be one of the first to read this book and words can’t actually describe the experience of it. But I will try 😌

The book is all about second changes, revenge and the acceptance of oneself. I loved all the characters and the lessons that Katrina learned from each of the men. You feel the frustration and pull between the love interests and how they all test and worship each other.

The storyline is complex and you are always second guess
Aug 20, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: darker
Thank you to PeachyKeens and A.L. Woods for this eARC. I am leaving this review honestly and willingly.

Adam watched his father pass tragically at the hands of someone else. As he got older, he hunted the man down and made him pay for it. He was caught, did his time in jail, and when he got out he tried to rebuild the life he neglected before going in. Katrina Tavares, Little Rabbit, was part of that rebuild.

She gave him everything he wanted, until she destroyed them.

While urban exploring, she pu
Michelle Schwartz
Aug 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Let me preface this review with saying that this is the first book that I have read by A.L. Woods. I am thrilled that I started here, because Adrenaline is an epic read and I will definitely continue to follow her, because of it.

Adrenaline is long. Very long, and very descriptive. There were most definitely times where I felt that some things could have been left out and not have harmed the storyline, whatsoever. With that being said, the story of Adam, Katrina and his ‘chronies’ is addictive. T
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A.L. Woods is a bestselling author of roller coaster romances, caffeine aficionado, and collector of Sailor Moon paraphernalia.

She lives 40 minutes west of Toronto, Ontario with her 8lb larger-than-life miniature dachshund, Maia.

She believes that burritos should be in their own food group, loves the fall, winged liner, and listening to metalcore at an offensive level.

Website: https://amandawrite

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