Thank you to Alta Hensley and the Dangerous Press team for the advance reader copy of Ace of Diamonds, the third and final book in The Wonderland trilogy.
Time for the final instalment in this amazing trilogy!
I am a member of the Dangerous Press review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true.
“The winner takes all…
I had her. She was mine. They took her away.
Lyriope Morelli is the dream I’ve been chasing. My obsession isn’t gone, my hunger’s not satiated. I won’t rest until I find her and claim her again. I won’t rest until I’ve dragged her safely back to Wonderland.
Villains don’t get the happily ever after written for them in the story. And I’m the villain of this story–vicious and calculating, terrifying in my whims. Which is why, when it comes to my queen of hearts…
The game has just begun.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: This is the final instalment in Lyriope and Nick’s story and if you have not read the first book, King of Spades I highly recommend you do. I will try not to spoil anything, you should just go read the first two novels because this is a top-tier Dangerous Press story. Going into this last chapter of our story, Lyriope is stuck in a really shitty situation. Any reader can be sympathetic to how she is finally getting what she always wanted yet it is not turning out the way she hoped. I loved the push and pull of Lyriope’s family and Nick. Speaking of Nick, I really enjoyed his character arc. He starts angry and determined, maybe even a bit shaken. As he calmed down, he played everything in quite a smart manner. He was incredibly calculated and I loved that about him.
- Setting: This story is set like them all in New York City and Bishop’s Landing. We spend quite a bit of time at the Morelli house, and it was interesting to see the Morelli house become Lyriope’s prison. The best setting is Wonderland, and it finally gets to be the star of the show in this book. We get a great sequence that really shows Wonderland in all its glory.
- Pacing: The pacing in this book was great and the book flew by at a great clip.
- Romance: I loved this final arc of Lyriope and Nick’s story. It was wonderful to see Nick fight for their love. He definitely flexed his boss-man muscles in like the hottest way possible. Lyriope and Nick are hot together both in and out of the bedroom. Their love has this immense intensity that made it so fun to cheer them on.
Ace of Diamonds receives four out of five stars.
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Thank you again to Alta and the Dangerous Press team for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!