*REVIEW* – The Archer, by Ruby Rodrigo

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Aslin joined the Tirian army disguised as her younger brother, intent on saving his life. Skilled with a bow and fluent in Almanian, she quickly earned the trust of her fellow soldiers, all the while keeping her identity hidden. When a covert operation goes horribly wrong, Aslin finds herself a bound captive in an Almanian fortress. Nothing about her imprisonment is what she expected, least of all her captor Ero, an enigmatic captain of the Almanian army. They both have secrets to keep and weapons to wield, but they have one thing in common: an undeniable, magnetic attraction.

Aslin will do whatever it takes to keep herself alive.
Ero will do whatever it takes to keep Aslin.

The Archer is a dark fantasy romance with explicit sexual scenes. It is for mature readers only. There are scenes of rough sex, reluctance, and violent combat. This is a standalone work with a happy ending.

My Review

A Joy to Read – 5 stars

What a great find this book was! This dark fantasy romance is a fabulous read and contains one of my favourite tropes, enemies to lovers. It’s also got plenty of steam, forced proximity, a strong and determined heroine and an alpha to to die for. It manages to be both sweet and sizzling at the same time.

Aslin, masquerading as a male soldier – an archer, is captured whilst on manoeuvrers and finds herself strung up in the enemy’s dungeon awaiting rough questioning and possibly worse. Her ruse is soon discovered by Ero, the army’s captain, who cuts her down and installs her in a locked room in his fortress whilst he decides what to do with her. He will not mistreat a woman, even an enemy and cannot understand why his adversaries are allowing women to fight. I loved Ero – he comes across as an honourable man,  a man who likes to take charge; a true alpha. As for Aslin, she is a complex, being brave, stubborn and kick-ass when she needs to be.

I enjoyed how they are immediately drawn to one another and how their attraction swiftly grows and develops over the course of the narrative. There are some steamy and explicit scenes and these are beautifully written, as is the rest of the book. The plot contains plenty of passion and adventure for both hero and heroine as they navigate their relationship and unfolding events. They discover much about each other, including a number of secrets and unexpected revelations before their HEA is achieved. The worldbuilding held my interest without overpowering the central romance and thrust of the narrative. My interest was also piqued by a number of side characters whom I hope to see in any future books the author decides to release.

If you like enemies to lovers romances within the fantasy genre this steamy read is one I recommend.

Reviewed by Tina Williams

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A Dark MC Romance!

January 11th, 2023

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Haunted by the part she played in her brother’s death, Frey Heywood once believed there was just one final way she could ever atone for her sins. But the man who saved her from the brink is a far cry from the angel she once thought he was.

Daze Keaton tried to walk away from the murky, criminal threads of his past—but he should have known better. The secrets you keep will always follow you. Left with no choice but to go all in, Daze will do anything to regain the power he begrudgingly relinquished—no matter who or what might get in his way.

As their paths collide once more, Daze and Frey must find a way to survive the mounting threats coming for them… without losing their souls or their newfound relationship.

A brand-new dark romance trilogy full of mystery, suspense, angst, and spice.

Sinners & Saints is a trilogy with books one and two ending in cliffhangers. 

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“Do you want to know how I prefer you to look at me?”

She bites her lower lip, and I can’t stop the sound I hiss out in return.


No more games. I lift her wrists above her head, arching into her. At the same time, I rake my gaze over her body without holding back.

“Like you don’t want to grab my hand and pray. You don’t want to talk, either,” I say, watching her chest rise and fall with every panting breath. “You look at me like all you want is for me to…”

My Review – 5 stars!

Gripping, sexy and suspense-filled  

Rogue Angel gets off to a fast-moving start following events at the end of the previous book, Sinners and Saints. The plot is full of danger and suspense as Frey and Daze navigate the mounting threats against them, Frey’s search for the truth and the development of their relationship. I particularly loved how the author weaved such an addictive storyline which kept me guessing throughout as to where the plot would go to next.

I enjoyed how both Daze and Frey develop as individuals, and as a couple as danger and deceit close in on them. Frey grows in strength in this instalment, and Daze starts to realise just what she means to him and the lengths he will be obliged to go to keep her safe. He needs to come to terms with past events and embrace the present and his future.

The suspense really ratchets up in the book as we slowly get hints of what is really going on between the Saints MC, Silas and Frey’s family and associates. I found my loathing for Frey’s father increasing in this book as we find out more about his past and what he plans. Whilst Frey starts off the series as an innocent, she certainly must toughen up fast. The read contains scorching hot scenes between herself and Daze, plus scenes of violence and reference to drug use.

As Frey continues to search for answers surrounding the circumstances of her brother’s death, she faces ever more danger. What is her father’s game plan? How much does she really know about Daze, and what is his agenda? Who can she trust as she seeks the truth whilst trying to protect herself and deal with her growing feelings for Daze, a man with a criminal past and who seems to have so much to hide? Can Frey keep herself safe and will Daze be left standing as his enemies seek to destroy him?

I was glued to the read throughout. The book ends on another cliffhanger and I am counting the days until the third and final instalment of this couple’s story is released.

Reviewed by Tina Williams

Please note, a copy of this book was given to me by the author and I am voluntarily posting a fair and honest review.


Lana Sky is a reclusive writer in the United States who spends most of her time daydreaming about complex male characters and parenting her Cockapoo Joey. She writes dark, twisted romance across several genres. Her titles include everything from mafia romance to vampires.


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