Today I want to do a Deadly Seven series review. I read this series earlier this month after it sat on my TBR for a long while. I wish I had read it sooner because it was just that damn good. Cassie Hargrove and Story Brooks have given us a fantastic series with twists that keep you reading until the series is finished.
As per usual I will try to leave spoilers out of my review but as always there may still be a few small spoilers.
“Think you can corral Creed back in his cage, cowgirl?” I whisper in her ear.
Haliee chuckles, pulling away from me, walking to Creed and placing a hand between his shoulder blades. “Creed? I need you right now,” she whispers.
Everyone sucks in a breath of shock and fear as Creed whips his glare down towards Haliee before smiling. Deflating almost instantly, he takes her hand and just walks away.
“See, this is the bullshit we were talking about. You never had us and never will, Amber. Just fuck off,” Lukas grinds out, following after them.Cassie Hargrove and Story Brooks, Obsession
The Deadly Seven series is a why choose dark romance with quite a few triggers. I highly recommend reading about the triggers both here and in the books before deciding if this is the right type of read for you.
Trigger Warnings For The Deadly Seven Series
Since we don’t always get trigger warnings on books I like to give trigger warnings in my reviews. This can help people avoid certain triggers that could hurt their mental well being.
Possible Triggers in this book are:
- Attempted Murder
- Attempted Rape
- Car Accident
- Child Abuse (Past mentions)
- Gun Violence
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Harrassment
- Sexually Explicit Scenes
- Slut Shaming
For a list of the triggers I look for you can check out this link here. This may or may not be a complete list of triggers for this book, I do my best to make sure I mark anything that could be a potential trigger but I may accidentally miss triggers.
Deadly Seven Series Reading Order
This is a series of books that need to be read in order as the story of the characters continues as the books go on. Below is the order in which the books need to be read.
Deadly Seven Series Synopsis
For the majority of her life Hailee and her father Brent have been on the run. A man from the mafia is after her ever since her mother sold her to him for her past debts. Everytime they finally get settled the man gets close to snatching Hailee away again. Now that they are under witness protection maybe Hailee can live a normal life and attend a nearby college.
Lukas is a cop who’s been assigned to protect Hailee but he doesn’t trust the witness protection agent on the case. There is something more to this woman and he’s about to take their fake dating cover and turn it into real dating. Except when his six brothers finally meet Hailee it’s clear they all want her too.
As danger draws closer all seven men are determined to keep Hailee safe so she can finally stay in one place and live a normal life. Well as normal as a young adult woman can live when she has seven boyfriends.
Deadly Seven Series Reading Experience
I love why choose romance especially when it’s on the darker side. I was a little afraid about there being seven love interests though because that is a lot. It’s a lot for a reader to keep track of. Thankfully the author has a little cheat sheet of the characters at the beginning of the book and I did find myself referencing it quite a bit.
There was a lot of laughter in this series with six of the seven men being mostly emotionally immature who have very little understanding about the female species. At this blog we love the psycho book boyfriends who are big teddy bears for their love though and this series was all of that.
The backstories for these characters were absolutely heartbreaking but I loved how each of them shared their pasts with Hailee. Their stories are each unique and helped to bring out a better understanding of each of the characters and why they are the way they are.
I absolutely fell in love with all of the characters and the ability to choose favorites is absolutely a difficult one to make. So as usual, I will not choose favorites and instead I will adore each of their characters for their unique personalities and quirks.
Deadly Seven Series Review
This series did a fantastic job about not being predictable in a lot of ways. While there were a few parts of the story that I saw coming I liked how they were written and enjoyed it even if it involved a trope I’m not a huge fan of. It was well done though and I enjoyed seeing how the men reacted to it.
The dynamic between the characters and the strength of the FMC is something I always enjoy. There is laughter, snark, and the FMC is somewhat badass who can hold her own among seven slightly psychotic men. Give me a strong FMC over a damsel every single time.
I also enjoyed how the authors created the small college town vibes in the books as well. I imagined a colder woodsy area and was able to envision the locations where the characters were easily. I love good world building and Cassie and Story did a fantastic job.
Finally, I loved the character growth in these books. Each of the main characters, which there were a lot of, had some type of growth in this series and that greatly enhanced the enjoyability during reading. It was good to see them fall for our FMC, learn from their mistakes, and heal from the trauma that haunts them. Character growth is often key for a great series.
Before I rate this book I want to give you a bit of background about what my rankings mean. I typically read books that I check out through the Libby app with my local library or through Kindle Unlimited.
I rarely buy ebooks unless they are cheaply priced or on sale. I also very rarely buy physical copies of books. I’m a bit of a minimalist so I have to absolutely adore a book to buy a physical copy that will be proudly displayed in my home.
So my ranking system is as follows:
- 5 Stars equals I am buying a physical copy of this book. I will read this book at least 10 more times, it is the best ever.
- 4 stars equals a great book. I might buy an ebook version when it’s on sale so that I can re-read it at least one more time.
- 3 stars equals a good book. I likely won’t read again but I appreciate the story.
- 2 stars equals “Meh.” I will not read this book again, it had a lot of problems and I did not care for it.
- 1 star equals a bad book. I barely finished this book and I will never recommend anyone waste valuable book reading time on this book.
- 0 stars is a did not finish book. I will never finish that book and it is banished.
The Deadly Seven series gets 5 stars, 4 peppers, and 2 tissues from me. I was sucked in and fell in love with the characters in this series. I loved every single moment of these books and wished I could go back and read them again for the first time.
Final Thoughts on Deadly Seven Series
I enjoyed the hell out of this series and it quickly shot to the top of some of my most favorite reads. The world building was fantastic, the characters were great, and I loved the overall story with all the twists that kept me guessing.
This was a very good series that will make you feel a wide range of emotions and have you cheering on your favorite characters all the way through to the end.
Check out the 30 books I read in September 2022 here.