LORDS OF PAIN | ANGEL LAWSON & SAMANTHA RUE

Updated: Mar 17

“She’s like sand slipping through your fingers. Water through a sieve. You can’t keep what you can never grasp.”



Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5


Spice Rating: 8.5/10

Characters: 9/10

Atmosphere: 9/10

Writing: 9.5/10

Plot: 9/10

Intrigue: 9.5/10

Logic: 9/10

Enjoyment: 9.5/10


Hero: Killian (Killer), Dimitri (Rath), & Tristian

Heroine: Story (Sweet Cherry)


“Dimitri kisses with his whole body. It’s always intense with him, but also...very easy to fall into. Comfortable.”


“Tristian kisses like he’s got something to say with it. He’s all about the flash. But it has this way of making you feel like you’re the only girl in the room.”


“Killian kisses like he’s trying to claw his way inside your skin. It’s hard and it hurts, but you don’t really realize it at the time. Sometimes, with him, the bad stuff seems good. It’s confusing.”


Cliff-hanger: Yes

Triggers: Sexual Abuse, Dub-Con, Assault, Humiliation, Violence, Manipulation, Step Siblings, Reverse Harem


Pages: 411

Style: Forbidden, College, Dark, Taboo, Reverse Harem, Contemporary


From the moment I opened the first page, I WAS HOOKED!!!


This story totally consumed me. The writing is absolutely amazing, and these authors know how to suck you in and keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride. Keeping you wanting more from start to finish.


It is a relatively slow burn with the perfect pace and balance between dialogue and description in a way that is so captivating and completely immersive.


The character development is next level. I was fascinated by each of the main characters and loved the depth and well-defined distinct personalities that each of them held. They were each certainly flawed and covered in red flags... but my god were they delicious!


This book was so well crafted with a unique spin on a few different tropes. It is an enthralling read filled with forbidden attraction, mind games, suspense, twisted and psychotic heroes, a likeable and resilient heroine, and plenty of scorching sexual tension that will keep you totally addicted.


Definitely a top read for 2022 – now onto book 2 | Lords of Wrath – bring it on!


“They think they’re the scariest thing in my tiny little world. Scary, yes. But they aren’t the worst.”