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Hopechest by Kailee Reese Samuels

Title: Hopechest
Series: The SOS Series Book 4
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Published: July 2, 2017
Kaci agreed to the most important question of her life.
And then she had her fiancé taken hostage.
He played her game and trained for battle. 
And now he is completely unprepared to lose. 
Loving her once, Sal fell for her eccentric, wild pixie. She used her abilities—aiming her target to get revenge—but Kaci stumbled into a dangerous love, putting Sal through a gut-wrenching hell. 
Can Sal ever forgive her sins of the past? 
With the questions on the table, one inescapable truth looms before their relationship. His calculating mind and intimidating body built for the greater good, leaving Sal changed. No longer the curious submissive boy of the past, his new outlook is one of defiance, kink, and control.
Will Kaci embrace the changes – or – is the end closer than she ever imagined?
There is nothing he can do—
No praying on his knees for forgiveness
No bargaining with the devil to save their relationship 
In this heartbreaking battle, Sal will lose.
In the fourth and final book of The Story of Salvatore, Sal Raniero begs to reverse the clock as reality leaks into his perfect bubble. With his love of the fetish world shoved to the backburner, he learns not only the meaning of love, but how precious time is. 
The war begins when Sal rages into Sugargrove—
Nothing safe from his wrath
Nothing sacred in his path 
…including the Hope he longed to keep. 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The thing with D/s relationships is that it's so much more than just kink. It's about discovering what makes you tick, what makes you unique, and most of all, it's about discovering who you are by trying new, different and sometimes scary things. Sal, after having fallen in love with Kaci so many years ago, had to discover what it meant to live again even after she left. There's nothing more harder than having to find yourself after such a terrible loss, and even more so when you know you have responsibilities but all you need to do is take care of yourself, no matter how destructive it may be. It's difficult to be able to put to words what the difference is between a D/s relationship and a 'vanilla' one... that would almost be comparing different religions - there are so many differences that you can see right from the first glance, but when you really look at it, there are many similarities. In the end, Kailee Reese Samuels does a great job at truly getting to the heart and soul of what this often misunderstood relationship really is. 

The way that Kailee brings her story to life, it's almost like a song. It brings you along, whether you want to or not. It touches you when you least expect it. And it tells a story with a deeper meaning, maybe not on purpose, but you just know there's something to learn when you finish her book. I've read all her books; seen the changes in the way she introduces each new book in the Juliet world. Was even privy to her writing in the first person rather than the third, and each time I pick up one of her books, I can't help but know that in each book, you feel her. Her characters are real, Sal is real. He's hurting and he needs to feel alive again. That, trust me, you feel too. You feel his rebirth after his suffering (I'm neither going to admit or deny the tears escaping my eyes... maybe on more than one occasion). 

Did I love Hopechest? Absolutely. It's the story that doesn't just tell you there's life after death, it shows you. It pulls you in whether or not you want to know more about Sal and Kaci and even the women that have touched him in one way or another. And then it tells you more about the man that is going to influence the girl that has been haunting his dreams ever since her husband asked him to protect her. These stories about Sal and his friends aren't just that; they are journeys and I simply can't get enough of them and absolutely love being able to be part of it. 


Hopechest is a beautifully written, emotional book.” ~Two Darlin’ Dolls and a Book Review

“A binge worthy series that will leave you with one hell of a book hangover.” ~Amazon Review (Jamie)

“Kailee really knows how to pull you into a book & make it hard for you to put down.” Amazon Review (SJ)
Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse. Storyteller. KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her character’s ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries. Creativity is the way to change. 


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