WOW!!! I am literally at a loss for words. WOW!!! WAR OF HEARTS was absolutely EPIC!!! It is obvious that Nina Levine has put everything into the story of Zara King and Ryan "Fury" Hayes, and she has once again done it with class. Their story was so worth the wait. It was emotionally draining, heartbreaking, intense, sensual, dramatic and very violent. Nina's writing was beyond brilliant, it will pull you into her story and her characters into your heart.
He looks at me with the kind of raw hunger I've never seen in a man's eyes. It's carnal, and it matches every wild desire I have for him.
Zara King. Daughter of Lily and King .. I say no more! Zara is struggling with an event that has altered her life, but her strength is amazing. This woman is strong, opinionated, sassy, feisty. She is also lost, confused and an emotional mess. Ryan "Fury" Hayes. He is ALL man!! He is a smooth, dirty talking, alpha male who has his sights set on the wrong girl ... his president's daughter ... and he's already been warned ... DO NOT TOUCH!!!
"Your heart might be black, but I've seen patches of red. And I've also seen the way you look at me. You can't deny you're interested."
"I might want to put my hands and mouth on you, but I can't. That can never happen between us. Not while your father is my president."
Such is the dilemma that Zara and Fury face. Do they go with their heart or do they allow their heads to rule? I enjoyed watching the development of their friendship, the way they were at ease with each other. Their banter, especially when texting, could be quite amusing at times. Fury's love of her cake baking and her (a...) backside was just perfect.
"Princess, you don't just make a f...... cake, you f..... boss it. You put every other cake maker out there to shame." (Quote altered for Amazon reasons)
"I'm gonna cut you some cake. If you feel the need to get your fill of my a— go for it. After that, we're gonna find a new show to watch. And then I'm gonna fall asleep on you."
Just when you think everything is going to be fine and run smoothly Nina has to come along and ruin it all ... she just cannot help herself. However it does allow for Zara to grow and work on healing herself. But really Nina, I think you could have done it differently ... just saying.
One aspect that I really enjoyed about this story was the way in which Nina portrayed the relationship between Fury and King. They are so alike at times that it's truly scary. King is like a father to Fury, the one he never had when growing up, and when King believes that Fury has betrayed his trust he's hurt, but his anger takes over. The dynamic between these two men was really something to be seen.
As with all Storm MC novels, the club plays a vital role in this story. Nothing is ever easy for the Storm and it looks like things have just gotten a lot worse. Nina has written quite a few violent scenes in this one, but they are appropriate for the storyline. This is where she shines with her action and her drama for the Storm.
From beginning to end this story was simply superb. I cannot count how many times I yelled, threatened to punch a character, cried tears of sorrow and joy, was completely wordless or just sighed out of utter contentment. That is what Nina's writing did to me. WAR OF HEARTS is everything and so much more. I had my heart ripped apart, put back together and then shattered again ... just so many feels.
Absolutely exceptional and highly recommended. Top read for 2019 from Nina Levine.
Wow. This book was so intense at times i forgot to breathe. Nina Levine poured her heart and soul into every word and it showed in every chapter. I keep saying that every book i read of ninas it's my favorite one and is better then the last but hoky hell this one knocked all of those out the ball park. I couldn't put this book down it had everything. I love King and how protective he is and Fury is just like him Zara was strong even with her battles in the beginning she was still a force to be reckoned with. Absolutely loved it. Well done Nina well done.
I was lucky enough to received and ARC and voluntarily leave my honest review! WOW!!!!!! What a journey we were taken on, sooooooo worth the wait for this one. From the beginning to the end I was completely hooked. This author's character and world development is just perfection in my eyes and I highly recommend her to anyone who will listen. Loved that it was told is dual POV as well. I'll start off by saying that Fury has overtaken King for my heart, he was so swoon worthy with his alpha ways and protectiveness for those he loves. Fury has won my heart! Everything about him I loved and could rave and rave about him, his loyalty, strength and determination, throw in his hotness and your guaranteed to be putty in his hands. Now Zara I initially had my doubts about (really shouldn't have I know) about how much I would like her but wow did she win me over early on. It was amazing to see her overcome/deal with the events that she experienced, what an emotional roller coaster! This one I felt had us diving back into the gritty MC world (YAY) that the Storm MC are known for. So much intense action, drama and violence and it flowed so smoothly and while the overall plot wasn't concluded and will continue into the next book, I wouldn't exactly call it a cliff hanger. Really, really looking forward to seeing how things play out in regards to the MC drama's in the next book. Lots of King and Lily as well along with many mentions of the Storm brothers that I just inhaled (as I don't want to let them go). Can't wait to get to know the Melbourne chapter brother's more. Not sure if it's just me but when I love a book as much as I did this one, I never feel like my review expresses just how much I enjoyed it and just how highly I recommend, not only this book but ALL the previous books from this author. One-click it now, you seriously wont be disappointed. Overall an AMAZING addition to the series and am really looking forward to the next one!!
As loyal Nina fans, we've all waited patiently for this book for about a year (some more than others) and I for one, can say with absolute truth that the wait has not been in vain. When we first meet Fury it doesn't take long to see the anger and painful memories have filled his soul with ice. Life has taught him very few good lessons and when Zara crashes into his life, it takes him a while to see, believe and come to grips with what's right in front of him. To trust another when you've been scarred so deeply is possibly the hardest thing a human can do, and both of the main characters in this book have deep trust issues. The little bits we see of what's happened in Zara's life, build until we get the full story and as we do, so does Fury. That's when we start to see the ice and chains he's wrapped himself in start to fall away and we really see just how deep his capacity to love runs. When life has handed these two more than their share of lemons, they've not made lemonade, they've made a kick-ass Margarita! The feels that this book is soaked in reach out from the pages and pulls you in for the ride. You can feel the rawness, the pain and confusion; the realness that life is sometimes a cold-hearted bitch and doesn't stick to your well laid out plans. I've loved each and every book that Nina has written and I wasn't sure if she could top King's two books... but she has. This series is gold class from the very first book. I can't wait to see what comes next!
Omg Fury has just stolen every bit of my heart. I was so excited for this book to come out I thought I loved King and Winter but wow I didn't expect Fury to swoop in that quick.
Fury has such an amazing heart for what he went through as a kid seeing what his dad did to his mother and still come out the way he did.
I loved that from the moment he saw Zara at that party when she chucked on him, he was there to help her go through all the hard time. Even being so attracted to her and not touch her was heart whelming for me to read.
I loved how strong willed Zara is. She's def like her mum which I loved. King had no hope with telling her what to do.
As much as I love King I so could of killed him the way he reacted to Fury and Zara but was glad he finally came to his senses and let them be together and not kicking Fury to stay in melb with Winter.
Nina you have out did your self with this book I def can say it was worth the wait for you to Re do the book. Can't wait for more Winter and Birdie in the next book 😍😍
WOW!!! WAR OF HEARTS is absolutely EPIC!!! Zara and Fury’s story was so worth the wait. It was emotionally draining, heartbreaking, intense, dramatic and very violent. Nina has a way of just pulling the reader in with such heart and conviction. Zara King is strong, opinionated and feisty but she’s also struggling with an event that has altered her life. Whilst she is super strong she’s also lost, confused and an emotional mess. Ryan "Fury" Hayes. He’s a man who’ll go to any lengths to keep the one he loves safe ... even if it means falling for the one thing he can’t touch - his prez’s daughter. This is an exquisitely written story filled with such heart, angst and danger. Don’t miss this read!!! You’ll be taken on one hell of a journey!!! * I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book *
I loved Zara and Fury’s story!! I honestly wish their book was longer but I hope we see more of them in the next book.
I loved that Zara and Fury didn’t rush into anything even though they had some major chemistry 🔥😍 The way Fury cared for and helped Zara overcome and deal with some really scary/serious stuff that happened to her just made me fall harder for him. He’s one of the best boyfriends I read.
There’s so much to love about this book. A definite must read for fans of MCs
I just can’t get enough of these Storm boys 😍 Nina I don’t know how you keep doing it but you’ve done it again, you’ve written another amazing book that I couldn’t put down!😘 I can’t wait to read the conclusion!!!
I could not wait to read this! When Nina explained the delay for this release because the story wasn’t working and she needed to rewrite, I just knew it would be an epic tale. And my goodness was it ever!! The passion and pain Fury and Zara go through was just ARRGGHH!! So beautifully written! I loved the action in this story too, a true MC story with a great balance of alpha-gravely voiced-hot as sin male with a strong-yet-relatable female mixed in with some graphic action makes this an absolute 5 star recommendation! Congrats Nina!!