Author: Quirah Casey
Series: Brutal Winter #4
Publication: August 21, 2023
Genre: Dark Romance
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We weren’t ready for the fall…
Deception, lies, betrayal…We’re finally in the end game and only Giovanni knows what awaits us on the other side.
The men who’ve kept me prisoner for almost a year now are the last ones I expected to side with. But with the truth about my father and mother laid out in front of me, I won’t be able to get revenge without them.
Since Vicious Fall is being divided into two parts this will be a review for part one. I can’t explain enough how much I love this series. I’ve enjoyed many dark romances books in the past but this series has quickly climbed to the top for me. Vicious Fall continues where the previous book, Cruel Summer, left off. Winter has themed up with the men who have kept her prisoner for almost a year to take revenge on her father. It’s going to be a vicious fall indeed.
I’ve said this in previous reviews already but I have loved seeing Winter grow throughout this book. She went from a mouse (as Maximo is fond of saying) to someone who stands up more for herself and someone who dares to talk back to the Costa’s (even if she gets punished for it). This book (part one) has probably been my favorite where Winter is concerned because of how she’s actually more assertive in it and I love that so much for her. I can’t wait to see more of this in part two.
As for the four men in Winter’s life (Giovanni, Maximo, Enzo and Vito). I can’t help but love them all. I hope Winter gets to keep them all. There I said it. They also had a lot of character growth since the first book since it feels like they actually care for Winter and if she gets hurt. I feel this goes for Enzo especially in this book, for not letting Maximo step all over him in particular. But in the end I have a soft spot for them all and can no longer choose a favorite. And I hope they fuck up Maddox in the finale.
My only slightly minor point is that it felt like it took forever to get a sex scene. I get that we’re getting at the end of the book and a lot has to be tied up so there’s probably not a lot of space for sexy times but still I kinda missed a little more steamy scenes. But I also have to say that the sex scenes that were in the book were very hot indeed. Quirah Casey is very skilled at writing them. I also wanted to see a little more of Maximo in this book. It felt like he was more in the background this time around.
I’m glad that there’s another part coming so I don’t have to say goodbye to the characters just yet.
About the author:
Quirah is still a new author, but not new to writing. She has been writing since the first grade, and has been winning awards since kindergarten, when she told her teacher about her trip to Chicago. Her teacher wrote down the story for her and she won the young authors contest at 5 years old! Quirah plans on working hard in the next couple of years to publish as many books as possible from her chöąts world.