Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Review: Blackest Red by P.T. Michelle (GIVEAWAY)

Title: Blackest Red
Series: In the Shadows, #3
Author: P.T. Michelle
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

*Copy received in exchange for a fair and honest review*
New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling series

No matter how hard I’ve tried to let go of Mister Black, the memories of us together torture me. They’re an unforgettable reminder of a life I can’t have for many reasons.

Burying myself in work mostly keeps thoughts of him to a screaming minimum, until he's thrust into my life under circumstances beyond my control. Despite my need for his protection, this time I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to survive with my heart intact. 

He is Black: a fierce protector and irresistible charmer.

I am Red: a trouble magnet and rainbow weaver.

Together we ignite. Explosive colors merging at the hottest melting point.

NOTE: BLACKEST RED is meant for readers 18+ due to mature content. This is part 3 in the IN THE SHADOWS series and is approximately 369 print pages. The series must be read in the following order: MISTER BLACK (part 1), SCARLETT RED (part 2), and BLACKEST RED (part 3). 

BLACKEST RED is the passionate and explosive conclusion to the IN THE SHADOWS series 

My Review

Oh my gosh! I absolutely adore this series and Blackest Red was a perfect ending for Sebastian and Talia. The book is probably my favorite out of the entire series. The first book was hottt, the second book was combustible, but Blackest Red is beyond words. It was steamy, sensual, sexy, but sweet and endearing as well.

What Sebastian and Talia go through in this book was amazing. Yes, they were tested in every book, but it felt like they were really challenged in this one. But they overcame the obstacles that were thrown at them. And for that, I very much admire them.

They did have a bit of a rocky start and they really did have a lot to overcome together, a lot they had to learn from and about each other. It did take them awhile, but when they finally put all those fears and insecurities to the side and fully opened up, my heart swelled so much for them. I also saw amazing growth in both characters. By the end of the book I saw their fears finally being conquered and their hearts finally opening to the love they held so deeply for each other. I can’t explain how much that just made me happy!

I loved the intensity between them (of course), as I have in the first two books, but the chemistry felt more intense and more passionate. I could not get enough of the chemistry that sparked and ignited between Sebastian and Talia. I adored the push and pull between them, but I loved when they finally started to truly love and trust each other. Those two are perfect for each other.

I loved that the book is a brilliant blend of gritty, mysterious, and intense, yet at the same time sensual, deep, and sweet. The book was a flawless balance of all those elements. There were a few things I didn’t see coming, but I loved that I couldn’t really figure out some of the plot factors in the book. I was on the edge of my seat and mouth on the floor at so many points in the book.

I felt the book built up nicely and everything came to a boiling point quite intensely. The pace also flowed quite well and I enjoyed the dual perspectives of Sebastian and Talia. I also felt that Sebastian’s POV was just right and just enough as well.And the ending, oh my gosh, it really was a perfect and satisfying ending. I felt it was well deserved for Talia and Sebastian! Though I do hate it is the ending, it was a breathtaking ending. 

All in all, I'm so happy to have been a part of this story. It's a must read for those who want an alluring romance. 



Series Book Trailer 

Also Available

#1 Mister Black


#2 Scarlett Red


About the Author:

P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMESUSA TODAY and International Best Selling author of the New Adult/Contemporary romance series IN THE SHADOWS, the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS (listed under Patrice Michelle). 

She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.



  1. I really need to read this series! I have all of the books and everything. I know I'm going to love them. Awesome review Magen!

  2. I'm with Teresa. I need to read these especially since you love PT so much! I'm really glad this ended up being just what you loved too- all of the elements you described sound like I will love it too! Wooo!

  3. This was fantastic... I just loved the ending, so good!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. I always love a story with character growth, and this one sounds like it'd be right up my alley! And love those quotes, too! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one and that it was a perfect ending for these characters. Amazing review! Love you to the moon!


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