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REVIEW - Joyless

Title - Joyless
Author - Nyla K.
Name of Series - Albaster Petitionary #2
Series Type - Standalone
Genre - Dark MMF Romance
Release Date - 30th Sept 2021
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Alabaster Penitentiary, Volume 2 Correctional officers get a bad rep. But in our case, it’s fully justified. We’re not 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 people… We’re guard dogs. As twisted as the inmates we patrol, courtesy of the monster who created us. Prisoners ourselves on an island of manipulation, we’ve spent years drowning in vices to dull reality. If these walls could talk, I’m telling you… they’d scream. They call me Velle, but that’s 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦 to you. Hands dirtier than my mind, I have no qualms with staying ruthless to keep these creatures in line. And I’m not alone. 𝘑𝘰𝘺 𝘑𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘯 is my partner in crime, and my ex. Together we rule Alabaster Isle like Bonnie and Clyde, only prettier and far more dangerous. It’s the two of us against this wicked, secluded world. Until he shows up… Although we need him, the rookie is a problem. Flipping me upside down, using my own hidden desires to tempt me. 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘬… with his green eyes and country boy smile… He has no business luring me into something that will get everyone hurt. Let it be known, denying myself and dominating this role is my default setting. But with him in the picture, I’m struggling to keep it intact. The mask is slipping, control I can’t lose wavering as we welcome our newest psycho to the roster. Let’s hope, for all our sakes, 𝙄𝙣𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚 #101 doesn’t do anything stupid. **Joyless is a MMF romance with its own HEA, and while it explores new characters, it is highly recommended that you read Volume 1 first, as the timeline mirrors that of Distorted and there will be references to Distorted in Joyless that could spoil book 1.**

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My Review 💋

It’s my kingdom. I’m the Prince of fuckin Darkness in this bitch.”

Star Rating : 4.5/5 Stars

POV : Three Person

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Velle , Rook

Heroine : Joy

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 6/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

Triggers Involved : Past Trauma , Non Con

Plot Summary :

Joy and Velle have been a team ever since they arrived at the alabaster penitentiary. They tried dating but knew that long term and feelings were something none of them were capable of. So they broke it off and became the best team ever. What they didn't know was that they had been missing their third part all along. The person who held them both together. And that link came in the form of a new guard. Rook was a straight man who had recently learned the meaning of heartbreak because of his wife cheating on him. His new job was the scariest part ever and the broody guard with the most ruthless personality wasn't making anything easier for the man. If only he wasn't attracted to him. If only he wasn't attracted to the guard's ex too. His life would have been so simple but simple was something he never had in this prison. With the welcome of the new prisoner, things are sure about to change and not in a good way. Or maybe in the best way possible.

He looks good leaving … They always do, which is why I’m not supposed to want guys like him anymore. It’s always me standing around alone in the end.”

Overall Opinion :

I have been waiting for so long for this book! I still remember the time when Nyla totally messed up my mind with the book 1 of this series and u was pretty much ready to exchange my first born to get my hands on the next installment and the time has finally arrived 🤣🔥

Joy, Rooke and Velle totally consumed my heart. I wasn't a big fan of Velle in book 1 because of his mind games but damn a part of me knew that this man might be one of my top heroes when his own boom came! And I was right. Velle is one hell of a moody anti hero who will surprise you in the best of ways. By the time you will get to know him, all you'll want is to hug the man because he is the most pretty soul ever.

The book started and hooked me right into it. I wanted answers about book 1 and I am so glad to say that I got a lot of them. Things now make sense and the loopholes that the author had left in book 1 , she made sure to fill each one of them. Another thing that I loved was that we also got to meet the upcoming characters of the series. This is like a freaking cycle, now I want book 3 so bad 🥺🥺🥺

I am Definitely recommending this book to all MMF romance loving people! This one is filthy and unfolds in the best way possible. I won't say that it is similar to the first book but trust me when I say that this one is special in its own way and was everything I wanted from these characters and this author!

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