Pretty Dark Vows (Ruthless Hearts Book 1) by Callie Rose

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I JUST finished โ€˜Pretty Dark Vowsโ€™ by Callie Rose and it was FREAKINโ€™ FANTASTIC ๐Ÿคฏ! (FYI, Iโ€™m not affiliated with the author and there are NO spoilers! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป)

You guyyyyysssโ€ฆ this was AMAZING ๐Ÿคฉ!!!! And itโ€™s not widely known (less than 250 ratings on Amazon at the moment!) But it is so, so, so GOOD! Likeโ€ฆ so GOOD! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

If you like Den of Vipers ๐Ÿ”ฅ, by K.A. Knightโ€ฆ this is TOTALLY for you! If you like Demons and Debts by Kyra Alessy (another lesser known, fantastic series!)โ€ฆ this is ALSO totally for you ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! This is a great cross between these two FABULOUS ๐Ÿ’‹ series and at the same time, is unique and really stands out as something special on its own โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ!

OK โœ…! So this starts off with a FMC who is a stripper ๐Ÿชฉ ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ“ฟ and is absolutely A-OK ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป with her profession. Sheโ€™s sassy ๐Ÿ’‹, STRONG ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป, and FIERCLY protective ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป(and providing for ๐Ÿ’ฐ) her little sister ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ. This is world FULL of GANGS ๐Ÿ”ซ and she is working & living in Reapers โ˜ ๏ธ territory, just doing her best to scrape by! But it doesnโ€™t take long for her life to get INTERTWINED ๐Ÿชข with the GANGS, despite her best efforts, and she is forced to approach THREE of the roughest, baddest, and HOTTEST ๐Ÿฅต of gangsters for help! Exceptโ€ฆ what will they ask her to do ๐Ÿ˜ฎ? What is she willing to do ๐Ÿ˜ฒ? For their help?? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

So this is an enemies-to-lovers ๐ŸฅทโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’˜ contemporary romance Why Choose, centered around crime & gangs ๐Ÿ”ซ. Itโ€™s a seedier, steamy ๐Ÿ”ฅworldโ€ฆ and I am HERE FOR IT ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป!

I was HOOKED from the very first paragraph! Riley is BOLD, FIERCE ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป, and tells it like it is! She is not only smart, but street smart ๐Ÿง ! It was refreshing to see her actually THINK ๐Ÿค” and SPEAK ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ the things that I myself would have been THINKING and SPEAKING, if I were in her shoes! And she stays that wayโ€ฆ the WHOLE BOOK ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ! FIERCE ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป until the VERY end and I LOVE IT ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป!!!

And the guys!! HOT ๐Ÿฅต ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต! DANGEROUS โš ๏ธ! And UNIQUE ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! I LOOOOOVE a Why Choose where the guys all stand a part form one another! I loved each of them in their own wayโ€ฆ especially Logan, who reminded me of โ€œDโ€ in Den of Vipers โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ! I think he was my favorite, although I really loved Danteโ€™s swagger ๐Ÿ˜‰ and Maddocs authority ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป!

And the STEAM ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Is HOT ๐Ÿฅต HOT ๐Ÿฅต HOT ๐Ÿฅต! Itโ€™s actually JUST the RIGHT ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป amount! We can tell early on this author knows how to WRITE SPICE ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ! But it doesnโ€™t dominate the book! The non-romantic plotline takes a big roleโ€ฆ all the way to the very end!

Ohhhhhhhโ€ฆ. and THAT ending ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ!! Mother of all CLIFFHANGERS ๐Ÿชจ & TWISTS ๐ŸŒช๏ธ !! I recommended this to my book bestie and she stayed up ALL night ๐ŸŒ™ reading it in one sittingโ€ฆ and she sent me msg after msg where she was going nuts over the book! I woke up ๐Ÿฅฑ to alllll kinds of excited msgs ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚!! Especially over that cliffy ๐Ÿคฏ!! We were both SUFFERING because Book 2 wasnโ€™t out yet ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ! But โœ‹๐Ÿป! Good news ๐Ÿฅณ!! Book 2 JUST came out ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! And speaking ofโ€ฆ Iโ€™m off to read it now! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

So if you love an enemies-to-lovers ๐ŸฅทโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’˜ with Den of Vipers vibes, FANTASTIC SPICE ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ (but not as much as DOV,) a FREAKINโ€™ AMAZING cliffy with a big a$s TWIST ๐ŸŒช๏ธ, a FIERCE ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป FMC that is proud, realistic, and smart ๐Ÿง , and ROUGH ๐Ÿ”ซ guys that will make you SWOON ๐Ÿ˜ and want to know MOREโ€ฆ give this a shot! Itโ€™s free on KU and you never know, it may be the Pretty Dark Vow that will SHOCK ๐Ÿ˜ฑ you too!