Violent Things is the first in the new Chaos and Ruin series by Callie Hart, you need to have read the whole Blood and Roses series first to follow the story line and one or two twists that arise. It's time line crosses over with Hell's Kitchen so be prepared for a few Italian's causing issues for Zeth, hot action and everyone fighting to do the right thing. It's an intense, emotional and action filled quick read but full of what we all wanted: more Zeth and Sloane, a surprise or two and an ending that leaves you begging for more!!
This is a short read with Zeth and Michael working together at the Blood and Roses gym whilst keeping eyes forever open for anyone looking to cause chaos in their lives, just as Charlie's gone doesn't mean their won't be consequences for them. One night their bloody sparring is disturbed by Mason Reeves; a desperate and driven young man with the weight of the world on his shoulders, Zeth sees something within Mason but can he be the man to help him in his hour of need? He's a mechanic by day and needs extra cash so fights by night to raise the cash he so tragically needs, but being in such a position leads people to make choices they usually wouldn't, will Mason make the right decision when offered a chance to make money?
Sloane is still focussed upon her work, settled in her new role as Zeth's girlfriend but can she ever make amends with Oliver Massey, her co worker, or has too much happened to make things right between them? One thing is clear Zeth and Sloane still have a deep connection and will cross any line to be together. Their intense, passionate and still pushing one another's limits but Zeth has become more open with Sloane and it's far from made him softer, it's made him more determined to protect, care and provide for Sloane and Micheal, not that he'd ever admit it out loud.
This first instalment sets the scene for a new chapter in Zeth and Sloane's lives and questions can you ever leave the ghosts of the past behind.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **