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Josh Miller. That's his name, but I just call him DG for Do Gooder. This guy is relentless. All-American, baby-faced, blue-eyed band dork who's not a band dork at all, because you can't be a dork when you're getting scouted to play college soccer. When he's not doing music or sports, DG is counting up his Boy Scout badges or front-rowing it at the First Baptist church. DG Josh Miller. That's his name, but I just call him DG for Do Gooder. This guy is relentless. All-American, baby-faced, blue-eyed band dork who's not a band dork at all, because you can't be a dork when you're getting scouted to play college soccer. When he's not doing music or sports, DG is counting up his Boy Scout badges or front-rowing it at the First Baptist church. DG is my new stepbrother. Little brother. I'm a whole year older, not that he knows. I don't think he knows I'm starting senior year a whole year late. And he definitely doesn't know why. I've got secrets I'm taking with me to the grave. Everyone thinks I came to play varsity football, but I've got other plans, and DG's trying to thwart them all. He's making my life worse than it already is. Having him around is a damn plague. But I can fight back. I found out a little secret about Mr. Perfect. He plays for the "other" team. That ball bat he's got stuffed into his gray sweatpants—it swings "that" way. The best part about this twisted game is when I find out it gets hard for me. The Do Gooder...he wants me. I don't know why. But I know how to make him pay. -- Wrath is an emotional, forbidden MM romance that will be the fourth standalone in the bestselling Sinful Secrets collection, where each book is inspired by a sin and centered on a devastating secret.


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Josh Miller. That's his name, but I just call him DG for Do Gooder. This guy is relentless. All-American, baby-faced, blue-eyed band dork who's not a band dork at all, because you can't be a dork when you're getting scouted to play college soccer. When he's not doing music or sports, DG is counting up his Boy Scout badges or front-rowing it at the First Baptist church. DG Josh Miller. That's his name, but I just call him DG for Do Gooder. This guy is relentless. All-American, baby-faced, blue-eyed band dork who's not a band dork at all, because you can't be a dork when you're getting scouted to play college soccer. When he's not doing music or sports, DG is counting up his Boy Scout badges or front-rowing it at the First Baptist church. DG is my new stepbrother. Little brother. I'm a whole year older, not that he knows. I don't think he knows I'm starting senior year a whole year late. And he definitely doesn't know why. I've got secrets I'm taking with me to the grave. Everyone thinks I came to play varsity football, but I've got other plans, and DG's trying to thwart them all. He's making my life worse than it already is. Having him around is a damn plague. But I can fight back. I found out a little secret about Mr. Perfect. He plays for the "other" team. That ball bat he's got stuffed into his gray sweatpants—it swings "that" way. The best part about this twisted game is when I find out it gets hard for me. The Do Gooder...he wants me. I don't know why. But I know how to make him pay. -- Wrath is an emotional, forbidden MM romance that will be the fourth standalone in the bestselling Sinful Secrets collection, where each book is inspired by a sin and centered on a devastating secret.

30 review for Wrath

  1. 4 out of 5

    Llakshmi

    Would’ve been way better if half the chapters didn’t exist

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    4 solid stars up to 90% of the story. 2 stars for the last 10%. This one really worked for me. 📌 Very angsty, emotional. 📌 Loved the pace the author gave to make the enemy to lovers transition feel believable. 📌 The guys' connection was off the charts, 📌 super chemistry 📌 hot as hell What I didn't like: ⬇⬇ The miscommunication. ⬇⬇ The last 10% of the story. (view spoiler)[IMO, Ez and Mills story could have ended at Xmas. (hide spoiler)] It felt like the author wanted to wrap everything in a perfectly tie 4 solid stars up to 90% of the story. 2 stars for the last 10%. This one really worked for me. 📌 Very angsty, emotional. 📌 Loved the pace the author gave to make the enemy to lovers transition feel believable. 📌 The guys' connection was off the charts, 📌 super chemistry 📌 hot as hell What I didn't like: ⬇⬇ The miscommunication. ⬇⬇ The last 10% of the story. (view spoiler)[IMO, Ez and Mills story could have ended at Xmas. (hide spoiler)] It felt like the author wanted to wrap everything in a perfectly tied bow before the end when there was no need.(view spoiler)[ Reading about Alton was OTT and tyring at the end. (hide spoiler)] It's ok leaving some things in the open. A short epilogue would have done the job nicely.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Renae Reads

    ***I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.*** Initial Reaction: An Epic Masterpiece!!! This story is a beautiful journey that perfectly encapsulates a bully, forbidden, and second chance love story. So many moments while reading left me shocked, heartbroken, and desperate to keep reading. This magnificent love story is easily one of my all-time favorites. Miller and Ezra are soul mates first and stepbrothers second, their journey to their HEA is filled with angst and s ***I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.*** Initial Reaction: An Epic Masterpiece!!! This story is a beautiful journey that perfectly encapsulates a bully, forbidden, and second chance love story. So many moments while reading left me shocked, heartbroken, and desperate to keep reading. This magnificent love story is easily one of my all-time favorites. Miller and Ezra are soul mates first and stepbrothers second, their journey to their HEA is filled with angst and shocking reveals that tackle abuse and mental health while navigating their complicated situation. Their love story is hauntingly beautiful and lingers after the last page. I was a witness to their love story that initially began as a bully romance with familiar tropes, then blossomed into a forbidden romance where the rug is literally pulled out from under you. The next part of the story is full of shocking reveals that broke my heart but allowed for the second chance portion of their romance to hit all my emotions perfectly. I cannot fully express my joy and satisfaction after reading Wrath. It took me to so many places emotionally and I expect it to linger for a while, that is how powerful the impact Ezra and Miller have. I fully recommend this EPIC love story. It left me speechless at times and eagerly anticipating what happens next. Enjoy this Story!!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    cal ♡

    I have no more wrath. I have no more wrath. I have no more wrath. ella james´ wrath is a cry fest. this is an emotional, haunting, and brutal read about a boy with a dark past. and also about a boy who tries to save him. give me one broken and struggling character, then i am sold. this fucking book gave me two! i was a mess all through out. if you are eyeing this book expecting it to be this spicy sizzling pseudo-taboo between stepbros with lots of i-hate-my-stepbrother-but-i-wanna-fuck I have no more wrath. I have no more wrath. I have no more wrath. ella james´ wrath is a cry fest. this is an emotional, haunting, and brutal read about a boy with a dark past. and also about a boy who tries to save him. give me one broken and struggling character, then i am sold. this fucking book gave me two! i was a mess all through out. if you are eyeing this book expecting it to be this spicy sizzling pseudo-taboo between stepbros with lots of i-hate-my-stepbrother-but-i-wanna-fuck-him, well you are in for a disappointment. this only happened for like the first few chunks of the story. the rest? a whirlwind of emotional mess. I bring our joined hands to my mouth and brush my lips over his knuckles. “It is a fucked up story, Miller. But it looks like we're together at the end.” as for the length, i feel like there was a need for it. especially this time ella james didn't choose the duology route. babe, this book was more of a trilogy in one for me! you could feel where the story should've ended a lot of times. there were so many reveals scattered in this story that each needed their own buildup. each reveal got so much gravity that it would definitely hit you in the face and the emotions. we have to thank the numerous build up for that. at first i was a bit confused especially with ezra's past with this and this and this. he acted in this certain way that confused me and was very unnatural. when things started to make sense, my heart broke. And I'm holding him. I'm holding Ezra's Masters. My stepbrother. The most infuriating guy I've ever met. The smirkiest and the cockiest and by far the most confusing. The most gorgeous.... and I think maybe the most broken. I've got him, safe with me. And I don't ever want to let him go. oh my god. the physical connection between these mcs solidified my rating. i'm a reader who likes steamy and sizzling sex in books and i got that here but what really won me over was how the characters are clingy and needy for one another. this book is a snuggle fest! a hug fest! imagine these two snuggling tightly in a somehow dim room lighted only by blue fairy lights. while one of them caresses the other ones hair, kissing his nape, and assuring him by whispers that he doesn't have to worry because he has him. “Hey,” I whisper, smiling. He leans down, putting his head in my lap, and locks his arms around my waist, squeezing me so tight it almost hurts. “My Miller,” he whispers. the only thing that i didn't liked was how this book was marketed as 'enemies-to-lovers sports stepbrother romance' when, in my opinion, this author only nailed the stepbrothers being lovers category. i don't think they were even enemies? more of like trying to bitch out one another. and for a 700 pages book, that only happened for like 20% of the book? quite a disappointment. i adore them when they started being romantic and lovey-dovey but there was definitely some fire between them before all that. the sports? meh. i kept forgetting that they were into sports most of the time.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Layla

    Well... that was disappointing. Unpoular opinion.... This book could have been cut in half for me. It was too long, without it needing to be imo. I skimmed ALOT .. I precisely DNFed at the 40% mark but kept on skimming till the end. Maybe it as me and not the book? Maybe it was the case of wrong book at the wrong time? I donno... What a bummer though. With all the angst and twosts and turns, I just felt bored. Sigh Oh well... onward and upward

  6. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    "He's the most beautiful guy I've ever seen in real life, and I hate it. I hate that I feel uncomfortable around him. How my heart pounds and my hands sweat. And I hate it all the more because it's him." I finished Wrath by Ella James a week ago and have seriously had the worst book hangover since then. I have started an amazing new book since and I have several other fantastic ARCs and new releases on my Kindle, and I am still sat here thinking about Ezra and Miller 🖤💗. Wrath was just so muc "He's the most beautiful guy I've ever seen in real life, and I hate it. I hate that I feel uncomfortable around him. How my heart pounds and my hands sweat. And I hate it all the more because it's him." I finished Wrath by Ella James a week ago and have seriously had the worst book hangover since then. I have started an amazing new book since and I have several other fantastic ARCs and new releases on my Kindle, and I am still sat here thinking about Ezra and Miller 🖤💗. Wrath was just so much. So big. So angsty. So tough to read. So hot. So sad. So cute. So dark. So perfect. Honestly, whatever you think you're going to be reading when you pick this one up, think again. This is not a forbidden love smut-fest (although don't get me wrong, these boys are smoking 🔥), this is a pull-out-all-the-feels love story that survives some epic sh*tf*ckery on a triggering scale. I know that's not a word, but please bear with me 😊. This is truly a book of two halves, and at times you feel like it's never going to work out for these two, because so much is stacked against them. There are some dark themes here so do note Ella's TWs, but push through, because I promise our boys get their HEA in the end. If you've read Ella James books before, you'll know they're beautifully written, have an actual story line, are hot as hell and you actually become invested in the characters. Wrath is all that and then some. I couldn't have loved Ezra and Miller more. Ezra is so broken and lonely and desperate to be loved. "I go around the bed and sit on the opposite edge, cover my face with my hands. I've been f*cking with him. Christ. I just...toy with him. Because he's such a good boy. Because he seems so perfect. I wanted to break him." And Miller is the most wonderful, forgiving soul, who is all in from the get-go. "The things I like most about him are weird and intangible. I like that he's into that quiet Sex After Cigarettes album. I like that he reads at the table. I like how his legs look after practice, with his quads all popped out, sheened with sweat. I like how he kisses me. Like I'm the only thing he needs in the world." This huge, angsty, m/m, stepbrother, forbidden-relationship perfection is a must read recommendation from me. ALL THE STARS ✨✨✨✨✨

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This was sooo long 712 pages! 😰

  8. 5 out of 5

    Billie Bloom

    Best book of 2021, a masterpiece Grab the electrolyte drinks and Advil because this book is going to give you the best hangover of your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 700+ pages of angsty romantic bliss perfection. And I still want more.of these boys. How am I supposed to just go about my life now? This is what I call a masterpiece. I would love to see this book as a movie. Or better yet, a Netflix series. Why are you still reading this review when you could be reading this book? Get out of here! You have ten Best book of 2021, a masterpiece Grab the electrolyte drinks and Advil because this book is going to give you the best hangover of your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 700+ pages of angsty romantic bliss perfection. And I still want more.of these boys. How am I supposed to just go about my life now? This is what I call a masterpiece. I would love to see this book as a movie. Or better yet, a Netflix series. Why are you still reading this review when you could be reading this book? Get out of here! You have ten hours of bliss to tackle baddies! Enjoy- I'm jealous you get to read it for the first time again. How long to I have to wait to read this again?

  9. 4 out of 5

    NicoleR.M.M.

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So, yes, I was a bit disappointed with this book. And I do realize I am in the minority here, but I can't help but listen to my overall feelings about this, telling me that it didn't work for me the way I hoped it would. I'll try to explain the reasons why. First of all there's the length of the book. I can't help but feel like it could have been shorter. Some things seemed quite repetitive - like the times Josh (Miller) and Ezra felt like the other one was beautiful, or gorgeous, or had a beauti So, yes, I was a bit disappointed with this book. And I do realize I am in the minority here, but I can't help but listen to my overall feelings about this, telling me that it didn't work for me the way I hoped it would. I'll try to explain the reasons why. First of all there's the length of the book. I can't help but feel like it could have been shorter. Some things seemed quite repetitive - like the times Josh (Miller) and Ezra felt like the other one was beautiful, or gorgeous, or had a beautiful body or whatsoever. This is mentioned quite often, specially in the beginning. It dragged a bit - it took too long for them to get back together again. We also see Ezra tell the same story twice - once to the pastor, once to Josh. I think that could have been done differently. And this may sound strange to all those readers who loved this, but I could not really connect to Ezra nor Miller. I never cried, I never felt their pain, and I still wonder why that is. Was it the writing? This is my first Ella James book, and I have to admit it took some time for me to get used to her style. Maybe I never really connected with it, and is that the reason why I couldn't feel the characters? Because, yes, this story was HEAVY! Lots of awful things were done to Ezra, and even though I am not one to cry easily, I would think that all these bad, awful things would make me at least shed a tear or two, or get teary eyed, but that just didn't happen, while most of my book-friends needed boxes filled with tissues ready to dry their eyes. So why not me?! I really wonder about that. I have to admit that towards the end, I found myself skimming more and more. I didn't really care about the story with the gay pastor (yes, I know, maybe I would have if I had read Ella's other books!) and I also was not very invested in finding out he was the one to close down the facility that had caused most of Ezra's trauma's. One of the things I did appreciate was the fact that Ezra's mother did not suddenly change her mind about her gay son. She just couldn't accept it, and that did not change for the sake of the romance or the book drama. It would not have been believable, and so I'm glad the author didn't go there. I liked Josh 'Miller' and Ezra both just fine, but I just couldn't connect with them as a character, not with them as a couple. I didn't like Ezra in the beginning, and even though I found out later why he was acting the way he did, it still didn't seem true to his character. They both change so much after they get separated, and when they get together again, they seem like different people. And by that I mean TOO different, as if they weren't the same persons anymore. The change was too much of a 180 degrees. So, I'm really very sorry for not liking this more. It must be me and not the book, because everyone seems to just love it and all those 5 star reviews are clearly in the majority. Maybe just don't mind me, and if the blurb sounds appealing and like something you would love, please, do give this book a chance. As is the case with a lot of readers, it might end up being your favorite book of the year. Unfortunately, that's not the case with me. I was kindly given an ARC by the author, and this is my honest, unbiased review

  10. 5 out of 5

    Keri Loves Books

    An epically, heart-wrenchingly, beautifully written MM romance that is a clear favorite for 2021! Ezra and Miller will steal your heart with their passion and devotion for each other. Grab some tissues and a bottle of your favorite liquor because this story will tear you apart and then piece you back together. It’s gonna hurt. Ezra’s a bit broken. You will feel his pain and his fear. He has been to h311 and walked through the flames. The boy is struggling to survive his past and find the will to An epically, heart-wrenchingly, beautifully written MM romance that is a clear favorite for 2021! Ezra and Miller will steal your heart with their passion and devotion for each other. Grab some tissues and a bottle of your favorite liquor because this story will tear you apart and then piece you back together. It’s gonna hurt. Ezra’s a bit broken. You will feel his pain and his fear. He has been to h311 and walked through the flames. The boy is struggling to survive his past and find the will to live and chase a better future. Miller is a good guy. He’s everyone’s friend and a total boyscout. Even a surly, bully of a stepbrother can’t change who he is. He just wants to finish high school and get out of his small town so that he can embrace his true self. Ezra never expected Miller and all his pure goodness when he decided to move in with his dad and Miller’s mom. It draws him in, even as he torments his new stepbrother. This is just a temporary arrangement for Ezra. He has no plans on forming attachments, until he forms an attachment he wants forever. This is not a sprint. This story is a marathon. Pace yourself as you become immersed in the lives of these young men struggling for acceptance in small town Alabama. This story covers disturbing topics that will hurt your heart and bring tears to your eyes. Life can be ugly and it is not sugar-coated. This is ultimately a bully, second chance romance between two young adults who are struggling with who they are and unconditional love they deserve to find. You’ll be surprised more than once with where the author will take you. It’s a beautiful love even when it’s sad. I was consumed by this couple and their journey. I absolutely fell in love over and over as Miller and Ezra struggled and triumphed. Read it. This one stays with you.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn Sola

    An angsty journey full of twists and turns. I can go on and on about this book for hours. It's everything I love in a romance. It tells a story, and there are no short cuts here. We take the ride with the two lovers, and as long as this book is, I was not ready for it to end. Well done, Ella! An angsty journey full of twists and turns. I can go on and on about this book for hours. It's everything I love in a romance. It tells a story, and there are no short cuts here. We take the ride with the two lovers, and as long as this book is, I was not ready for it to end. Well done, Ella!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Gloria

    My favourite read of 2021. I am in awe. My heart is in pieces. Breathless. Tears running down my face. A smile. I have felt every single emotion reading this. Ella James is a genius and she just knows where to tug at your heartstrings. I'm not going to write a whole review because I simply cannot do it justice! I cannot. I can't. YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. I will say this, I know the length will be a big issue for many and I just want everyone to remember that this is basically a 2-in-1; a duet. My favourite read of 2021. I am in awe. My heart is in pieces. Breathless. Tears running down my face. A smile. I have felt every single emotion reading this. Ella James is a genius and she just knows where to tug at your heartstrings. I'm not going to write a whole review because I simply cannot do it justice! I cannot. I can't. YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. I will say this, I know the length will be a big issue for many and I just want everyone to remember that this is basically a 2-in-1; a duet. Meaning if you get halfway and need to take a breather and treat it like a duet, you have absolutely every right to do so. I personally felt the length to be necessary. Nothing was rushed and everything that happened was so crucial to the overall story. And my god, what a beautiful story it was. P.S. Ezra Masters owns my whole heart forever 😭🖤 The End.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lili

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. based on the blurb, i thought this was going to be a bully romance. it really wasn’t like that. this was angsty as shit. the nickames, and the hurt/comfort scenes were my favourite. “I love you. Please stay safe. Don’t ride bikes and don’t have any seizures. Love me- okay? Can you please still love me? Even if it’s been a while? I’ll always love you too. Your Ezra” did you think i’d be okay after reading this? did you think i’d be okay after ezra lost his memory and forgot josh? did you think i’d based on the blurb, i thought this was going to be a bully romance. it really wasn’t like that. this was angsty as shit. the nickames, and the hurt/comfort scenes were my favourite. “I love you. Please stay safe. Don’t ride bikes and don’t have any seizures. Love me- okay? Can you please still love me? Even if it’s been a while? I’ll always love you too. Your Ezra” did you think i’d be okay after reading this? did you think i’d be okay after ezra lost his memory and forgot josh? did you think i’d be okay when they both called the the other’s name when they were hurt? did you think i’d be okay when ezra finally retrieved his phone data and cried while listening to josh’s voicemails? i was not. "I don’t think I’ll ever be the same without you," he whispers. "I love you for infinity.” this book made my heart hurt. the pain was that good. ezra & josh are fucking soulmates and i do not use that term loosely. five stars

  14. 4 out of 5

    W.

    So excited about Brother by Ella James!! Her others 2 MM books ~Worship and Adore~ are in my favorite list of 2019 reads.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Santy

    Intense...but so Good! First thing I'll say about this is "buckle up", because this was intense....and LONG. From the acknowledgement, I think this story was supposed to be over 2/3 books but was condensed into one due to events. So yeah, this was a long story but so very worth it. I decided to read this book because I needed to read a YA for my 2021 book challenge and had seen reviews flying around about how good it was. Since it was also on KU, I grabbed it. Best decision so far this month. This Intense...but so Good! First thing I'll say about this is "buckle up", because this was intense....and LONG. From the acknowledgement, I think this story was supposed to be over 2/3 books but was condensed into one due to events. So yeah, this was a long story but so very worth it. I decided to read this book because I needed to read a YA for my 2021 book challenge and had seen reviews flying around about how good it was. Since it was also on KU, I grabbed it. Best decision so far this month. This book was intense. Not like a little or sprinkled in for "effect" but end to end intensity which I loved. There was, of course a lot of smexy times which in the beginning was cool but...and I can't believe I'm saying this, it got to be a bit too much and I know these men are young and in their prime but some of the zero recovery periods in between some scenes had me head scratching. Lucky them...I guess? 🤣🤣🤣 Nonetheless, and like I've already indicated, this book was intense, heavy, dealt with a LOT of issues and would've been too much for me had it not been so well written. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would not give up the feels it managed to evoke for anything. I believe this was my first book by Ella James and let me tell you that it certainly will not be the last. Only thing left now is how to deal with my book hangover...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Holy sh!t what a tumultuous emotional roller coaster. But sooooo worth it. This book was a series investment of time and emotional energy. Heads up, the beginning is the slowest of burns, but incredibly well written so I still plowed through it. If you dive in and hesitate during that super angsty first 25%, hold on to something cause things are going to get super hot, then super bumpy. Where to even begin with these MCs?? Josh (DG, Millsy) is a seriously cinnamon roll type. His warmth is infecti Holy sh!t what a tumultuous emotional roller coaster. But sooooo worth it. This book was a series investment of time and emotional energy. Heads up, the beginning is the slowest of burns, but incredibly well written so I still plowed through it. If you dive in and hesitate during that super angsty first 25%, hold on to something cause things are going to get super hot, then super bumpy. Where to even begin with these MCs?? Josh (DG, Millsy) is a seriously cinnamon roll type. His warmth is infectious and you just want things to go right for him. But what fun would it be if it stayed that way? Does he stumble, yes, but he rights himself and acts as a pillar, dragging Josh toward their HEA. Ezra (angel), oh Ezra, god did I hate him for almost the first half of this book. But that’s what made it so amazing. So seeing this sadistic twat waffle finally begin to break down his walls was so much more heart wrenching. And uggg how my heart broke for him. By the end I just wanted to hold him right along with Josh to protect his big beautiful heart. TLDR: so angsty, but so worth it

  17. 5 out of 5

    •PerSefone•

    On hold at 40% I'm going through my worst slamp ever and unfortunately this 700 pages long beast isn't holding my interest (aside the steamy scenes obviously). Like many so called enemies to lovers, the enemies part is kinda MEH but the writing is good and I have a feeling the twists and turns will be great so I'm giving this another chance later. On hold at 40% I'm going through my worst slamp ever and unfortunately this 700 pages long beast isn't holding my interest (aside the steamy scenes obviously). Like many so called enemies to lovers, the enemies part is kinda MEH but the writing is good and I have a feeling the twists and turns will be great so I'm giving this another chance later.

  18. 4 out of 5

    ⭐️AMST⭐️

    * unpopular opinion * This was way way way too long. I don’t mind long books, but here it’s just felt repetitive, same feelings and inner thoughts over and over again. Also, it felt like too emotional. The mcs always crying. there’s a lot of triggering tropes but it felt forced to me. I really wanted to like this because I love the writing style but it was too much.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    The release date was changed again 😞

  20. 4 out of 5

    ARA

    Why Can’t All Romances Be THIS Good? A scorching emotional tour de force ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Best MM Romance I have ever read Best New Adult Romance I have ever read Best Scorching HOT Romance I have ever read 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Most 💔 heartbreaking and INCREDIBLE Love Story I have EVER read Get the picture? It's been a decade since I read a book with such a powerful tug of war for my emotions. I am WRECKED. This book. I'm wrecked and sad it's over. Ezra Masters deserves a do gooder, knocking around inside his swollen he Why Can’t All Romances Be THIS Good? A scorching emotional tour de force ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Best MM Romance I have ever read Best New Adult Romance I have ever read Best Scorching HOT Romance I have ever read 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Most 💔 heartbreaking and INCREDIBLE Love Story I have EVER read Get the picture? It's been a decade since I read a book with such a powerful tug of war for my emotions. I am WRECKED. This book. I'm wrecked and sad it's over. Ezra Masters deserves a do gooder, knocking around inside his swollen heart, pushing him, loving him, mending his broken soul. Wrath is a brilliant and haunting portrait a broken young man, and the unlikelihood of a happily ever after. with so many transformative moments, scorching and fun of young men falling in love, and wrestling with all the angst that your kindle can bear ❤️ I'm sure it's going to be my favorite romance ever. There's something soooo tender about Ezra from the very beginning. I loved him from the start. And Josh, I can't even find the words to explain how amazing Josh is as a character. I could read and think about these incredible characters all day long. Sheesh I've got it bad. For now, I'm off to reread allllll my highlights, so basically the entire book again. lol xoxoxo thank you Ella James for the best romance ever!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kera’s Always Reading

    This is easily one of the most emotional reads I read in 2021. Absolute PERFECTION! I have always been a huge fan of Ella James’ mm romances. Luke and Vance are EVERYTHING. But, Josh and Ezra are a whole different ball game. They are undoubtedly my fav bookish couple of the year. Of. The. YEAR! This book takes you to places that some will find very difficult. This book dives into the seediest, most corrupt degradation of humanity in the form of bigotry. You will cry! You will break. And them Ella This is easily one of the most emotional reads I read in 2021. Absolute PERFECTION! I have always been a huge fan of Ella James’ mm romances. Luke and Vance are EVERYTHING. But, Josh and Ezra are a whole different ball game. They are undoubtedly my fav bookish couple of the year. Of. The. YEAR! This book takes you to places that some will find very difficult. This book dives into the seediest, most corrupt degradation of humanity in the form of bigotry. You will cry! You will break. And them Ella James will put you all back together again with this incredibly epic love story. Josh meets his new stepbrother, Ezra in 2018 when they are both 18 years old and in their final year of high school. While Josh is the all American good southern boy, all polite, sweet farm boy, Ezra is crass, rude and aloof. Ezra clearly doesn’t like him and it makes Josh crazy. But what’s worse? He is attracted to the boy. He is hot for his new, mean step brother and sometimes, it seems that Ezra may be into him too. But Ezra came to their home with so much pain and baggage. Nightmares plague the boy, reminding him constantly of what he left behind. Reminding him what he is still running from. And in this amazing book, we get to see how these boys learn to heal one another. It was truly a thing of beauty. This book is not a light hearted quick read. Nope, this is a thicccc book full of pages that are going to pull on ALL of your emotions. But it is infinitely worth the read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lilibet Bombshell

    This book is a long, painful, soul-searching look into the minds of two young men who are both lost and looking for a way out of something, but in two very different ways and to two very different extremes. Josh Miller just wants to get out of his small Alabama hometown and go to college, find a boyfriend, and try to live his best life after that. He doesn’t want to deal with the dad who doesn’t really care about him and has a whole other family to take care of (and a stepmother who dislikes him This book is a long, painful, soul-searching look into the minds of two young men who are both lost and looking for a way out of something, but in two very different ways and to two very different extremes. Josh Miller just wants to get out of his small Alabama hometown and go to college, find a boyfriend, and try to live his best life after that. He doesn’t want to deal with the dad who doesn’t really care about him and has a whole other family to take care of (and a stepmother who dislikes him) and he isn’t really comfortable coming out and dating in a town where he’s known everyone since he was in diapers. And Ezra Masters is… well, he’s running from a lot of demons, including his mom, and he’s also being held hostage by enough emotional and psychological trauma to sink a ship. But his skeletons have skeletons, and he’s determined to keep that closet welded shut. It seems like these two made plans and so the gods laughed, however, because they’re thrown into each other’s paths in a rather dramatic fashion maybe hours before they find out they’re to be stepbrothers. And while Josh is fine with trying to make nice, it’s readily apparent all Ezra cares about is bullying Josh around and screwing with his head, although Josh has no idea what he ever did to offend a guy he hardly knows. This isn’t a quick read romance. It’s a slow, slow burn. And it’s more a slow, slow burn that’s made up of a mix of hate and lust and longing and desperation than it is love and romance for about 60% of the book. And then this book turns on the angst in a hardcore matter for quite some time before it swings back in with some hardcore love and romance feels. I’m going to be honest: This book wasn’t for me. I finished it, but I wouldn’t read it again. I thought it was far too long, and while I can appreciate a slow burn, this one was far too slow for me. Ms. James’ writing is, however, lovely. She paints a great picture and does an excellent job of articulating each character’s feelings when in their narrative POV. Also, as an epileptic (though I became an epileptic in adulthood, not in childhood), I appreciated the time and care Ms. James put into writing about epilepsy. When writing about a disability, it’s important to try and be as sensitive as possible without being condescending or patronizing. It’s a difficult balance to maintain, and I appreciate the effort put into the matter. So, if you love those long, slow burns filled with angst and all the feels, I truly believe you’ll love this book. The spice is hot, the touch of taboo is nice, and the writing is lovely.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

    So I’ve been sitting on this book for over a week, and I finally started it last night. I love long books! This one is 700+ , that’s heat eyes for me! 😍😍😍 I wasn’t expecting for the story to go the way it did. I am not disappointed! When I realized that this book had an intertwining section with another series, my heart damn near broke, Bc I knew from reading the other series how awful that section was. The story it self was great and it had all the feels.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie ✨

    OOF this was a heavy read. I didn’t mind the length and I’m glad it was just one book instead of broken up into two or three. That twist with Miller that was in Communion was somethin’ else and it was perfect. And that HEA. So satisfying.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Yai Min

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW THIS WAS WITH OUT A DOUBT THE BEST ELLA'S BOOK I HAVE READ! It was long but everything written was perfection and everything made sense. If the book would have been shorter then some parts of their's story would have been left out and that just simply can't happen. The plot was... how to say this... INCREDIBLE, I cried a lot of times but also laughed a lot other times too. The story was well paces and you didn't felt like the au ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW THIS WAS WITH OUT A DOUBT THE BEST ELLA'S BOOK I HAVE READ! It was long but everything written was perfection and everything made sense. If the book would have been shorter then some parts of their's story would have been left out and that just simply can't happen. The plot was... how to say this... INCREDIBLE, I cried a lot of times but also laughed a lot other times too. The story was well paces and you didn't felt like the author tried to rush things. The mains had chemistry (something very important in a romance book), although it was enemies to lovers, it was really romantic and beautiful. Together they really complemented each other. Miller/Mills/Millsy is an all American good boy, everyone likes him, he's a goody two shoes. Likes to help others, at the beginning he quite dislikes his stepbrother after that first shocking encounter but as time passes by and sparks flies by between them, they can't deny the growing attraction and feelings between them. Ezra Masters is quite the troubled character, (I personally tend to go towards this type of people) he really isn't what it seems, quite the opposite in this case, with a very difficult past, with a not very understanding and supporting (understatement of the year) mother, he lives his live with a dying wish everyday since a year ago. He's ashamed of himself, scared and lonely. Ezra's character was possibly the most complex one, with all his ups and downs, and when you start getting little scraps from his past you suffer for him for every shit he has to go through, you understand him and sympathize with him. I really loved this character, I cried the most with him I couldn't anymore with everything going on with him... even towards the end... I was SO HAPPY TO SEE VANCE AND LUKE again!! I could not believe it, I wanted so much to read that scene in Communion from the boy POV and here it was. Splendid!! I really loved this book it touched themes so important these days like LGBTQi community (which receives a lot of hate even now in the 21st century, people should really start to change), mental health (I think this is super important and nowadays it's still a taboo subject in a lot of countries, please let's provide help to those who need it), medical malpractice it's still an issue nowadays and they are being covered by a lot of people/communities in a lot of countries. This book had it all!! I highly recommend this book!! You really should pick it up!! Happy reading and hope you love it as much as I did! Thanks Ella James for such a wonderful work, it was truly amazing. ❤❤❤

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mirjam

    Part of the Sinful Secrets Series, a collection of standalone-books. Part of the Sinful Secrets Series, a collection of standalone-books.

  27. 4 out of 5

    ღೋ ❥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Linathebookaddictღೋ ❥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

    EPIC. Emotional and so worth the wait. I have been craving this book since I saw readers of it on the author's social media. Ella James always delivers amazing plotlines, unforgetable characters and it is save to say that she is the queen of angst. MM is one of my favorite subgenres in romance and Ezra and Josh were everything. The book is long but by the end of it you will be wishing it had more. I cannot express how the author creates this memorable romance. I wanted to hug them both. The book is EPIC. Emotional and so worth the wait. I have been craving this book since I saw readers of it on the author's social media. Ella James always delivers amazing plotlines, unforgetable characters and it is save to say that she is the queen of angst. MM is one of my favorite subgenres in romance and Ezra and Josh were everything. The book is long but by the end of it you will be wishing it had more. I cannot express how the author creates this memorable romance. I wanted to hug them both. The book is full of raw emotion, secrets and steam. Don't miss out.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Toni King

    This book.....AMAZING! Once I started, I could not put it down. Ezra and Josh had me feeling so much! This book dealt with a heart wrenching issue, and I felt every emotion. Absolutely loved this book, foreseeing many rereads. I especially loved the setting(my home state)! This is a 5 star must-read!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mari Cardenas

    5 +++++ Stars!!! Damn, just damn! I just finished reading Wrath and I'm not sure what to do with myself. I've said it before, I can withstand a lot of angst, so long as there's the promise of a HFN or a HEA, which thankfully this book more than delivers.  Ezra was difficult to like at first, but it wasn't long until we were clued in to a painful past that isn't disclosed in full until the last 25% of the book, and boy if it didn't make me want to both hug him and kill his poor excuse of a mother f 5 +++++ Stars!!! Damn, just damn! I just finished reading Wrath and I'm not sure what to do with myself. I've said it before, I can withstand a lot of angst, so long as there's the promise of a HFN or a HEA, which thankfully this book more than delivers.  Ezra was difficult to like at first, but it wasn't long until we were clued in to a painful past that isn't disclosed in full until the last 25% of the book, and boy if it didn't make me want to both hug him and kill his poor excuse of a mother for putting him in that position and more than once, too. He was so strong for being able to escape from it and rise above it and I fell in love with him for it. Miller was lovable from the start, the all-around good guy that managed to break through Ez's walls and get to him, and this was probably why it was so hard to see how difficult it was for him later in the book.  The progress from enemies-to-lovers was believable and organic, and the reasons why this is also a second-chance romance were heartwrenching but so worth the pain and tears.   Wrath is an epic, beautifully written, hurt/comfort, YA/NA, steamy, angsty, emotional rollercoaster kind of book, and despite its length, I couldn't get enough of Ezra and Millsy, and would've gladly read another million pages of them. This book is one I won't forget and that I'm definitely getting if it ever comes out on audiobook to savor it again and again. Definitely, my favorite read this year, and one of my top favorites—if not the favorite—ever, and I can't recommend it enough. Read it, get lost in it, and fall in love with Ezra and Miller as they fall in love with each other.  *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

  30. 4 out of 5

    thunderlightning

    5 fucking stars This is one of the best books I’ve read in 2021. Those 700 pages completely destroyed me. I don’t know who I liked more. Ezra, the quarterback, the stepbrother, the survivor. Or Miller, the good guy, the do-gooder, the bleeding heart. In the end I loved them both. Honestly in the beginning i was feeling queasy about Ezra because of how bully-ish he seemed, but it worked out in the end. Everything made sense and his behavior was actually way better than expected from what he went t 5 fucking stars This is one of the best books I’ve read in 2021. Those 700 pages completely destroyed me. I don’t know who I liked more. Ezra, the quarterback, the stepbrother, the survivor. Or Miller, the good guy, the do-gooder, the bleeding heart. In the end I loved them both. Honestly in the beginning i was feeling queasy about Ezra because of how bully-ish he seemed, but it worked out in the end. Everything made sense and his behavior was actually way better than expected from what he went through. And boy he went through a LOT. Miller is actually so perfect for him, their love would seem too quick in any other circumstances but it was just right here. I liked that the book didn’t focus on them being step brothers and more on what Ezra went through This book was big and it took many pages to unravel the fuckedupness that was Ezra’s history. The ending was HEA that was much much deserved. FYI: fuck conversation therapy 5000000% recommend this book.

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