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  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • Sofia
  • Melissa Jane
  • English
  • 25 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Sofia

  1. says:

    I was so excited to get this book, like stupidly excited I have absolutely loved every book in this series so far, and just knew Sofia would be no different Little Doll Crimson Desert were the first 2 books in the series, and followed the story of Laila and Aiden, which was a powerful and addictive story Then Laughing Eyes was different characters, it was a character who had shown up in the previous books, but now got his own story, Danny That was also an incredibly intense story, which had me holding my breath pretty much throughout It was dark, gritty and shocking, but most of all it was incredibly sad So as much as I was excited for Sofia, I was really nervous and hoping there would be fantastic ending in store for all the characters Sofia follows the journey of another character who had shown up in the first 2 books We didn t get to see a lot of her, but enough to wonder what had happened to her, and what her story was Which is why it s incredibly important, for you to read the other books before this one Each story links up in some way or another, and if you skip one, you will miss a chunk of an overall big picture Plus, you seriously wouldn t want to skip any, they are all incredible So anyway, the story starts with 2 gorgeous sisters So different from each other, yet very close The youngest invites her older sister to come on a yacht trip, with her and her boyfriend, Alex Although dubious, quiet and smart Marcela decides to go along So on this huge, gorgeous yacht for the w end, is where they meet another friend of her sister s boyfriend, Xavier He is stunning, and mysterious Obviously keeping a lot of secrets, but he likes Marcela and they seem to be quite attracted to each other So the next couple of days are relaxing, chilled out, and full of chemistry and tension What they didn t know, is that everything they thought they knew, is about to change Their lives will never be the same And not everybody will get off that yacht.The story takes a serious change from then, and we are following just Marcela s story now She is taken captive, and held as a sex slave to Mexico s leading Cartel Boss Hector Florez We soon learn he is evil, twisted, and has literally no heart Which is how he has made it so far up the Cartel food chain We follow Marcela through 4 years of captivity, and how she is treated and what she has to deal with, some of the people she meets, and how she survives in this Mexican mansion prison What I found that I loved about all this series, what they had in common, was the sheer strength of the women in each story Marcela was no different They survive on sheer will and determination, even though they have no reason to want to They have had things done to them, you couldn t possibly imagine, and it s enough to turn them in to an empty shell Yet, they keep going.I thought Marcela was incredible, and read each page shocked, and glued to the pages, yet hoping that she would get her HEA, and her retribution in some way The last 30% ish of this story, is where it coincides with Little Doll, and Crimson Desert And no you don t have to have read those books first, but believe me, you want to We learn what happened from a different perspective, and because it had been some time since I read them, I had forgotten the outcome of Marcela, and was desperately hoping everything would turn out good for her I was not disappointed with the ending It was perfect, and I was so happy with how it all turned out Just when you think things are going to go south pretty quick, it picks back up and is finished epically Of course this whole series is incredible, because of the captivating writing style of Melissa Jane She tells a dark and heartbreaking story, and doesn t leave any nasty bits out We get the full picture, and are left to live it along with the characters I always end up crying with these books, because I end up so attached to the characters, and want them to get their HEA, or justice But another thing she does so well, is world build to perfection I mean the detail that goes into this world of dangerous, twisted, Cartel criminals is scary real Cartel storylines have become a bit of an addiction for me over the last year, and I would say The Bittersweet series, is one of the best that I have read It s brutal, raw and dark, but it s completely addictive If you like dark, gritty stories, that don t blow glitter over the ugly realities Then Sofia and the rest of the Bittersweet series is an absolute must read I wanted to be strong.I wanted to defeat him. 5 Huge Stars STAR RATINGS Plot 5 5Characters 5 5Heat 5 5Writing Style 5 5Overall Rating 5 5 I was given an ARC of this book, in exchange for a fair and honest review


  2. says:

    4.5 StarsWARNING If you ve not read the other books in the Bittersweet Familia series then this review may contain spoilers These books cannot be read as standalones and must be read in order.This is Sofia s story who we first met in Little Doll You may remember her as the woman at Hector s mansion who was in charge of getting the girls ready for the nights they were to be paraded in front of potential buyers Now, she didn t come off particularly well in Little Doll in her dealings with Laila but this book really helps you to understand what she was going through and how the things she did she did only to survive Some parts of this book are hard to read, Sofia went through so much that you can only admire her strength and durability.You get to find out how Sofia to came to be at the hell on earth that is Hector s mansion and it gives you a great understanding of her character The events of this story occurred in Little Doll and Crimson Desert but obviously we see it from Sofia s point of view I did find at around 70% in that because I knew what was coming my interest wasn t as piqued as it could have been but reading from Sofia s POV was giving me a different enough view point that I still enjoyed the story I was very pleased with the ending and overall I have immensely enjoyed this series I definitely wouldn t hesitate to pick up of this authors work.


  3. says:

    I went into this series thinking it s the same old story but let me tell you each side has a story to tell and a part to play it was actually amazing


  4. says:

    This is book 4 and the conclusion of the Bittersweet series You need to read the previous books because not only are there spoilers, but the other books tie into this final one and you ll miss important details and not know the characters as you should at this point This is Sofia s Marcela s story about how she came to be Hector s possession and about the years she lived in the Florez mansion Sofia s real name is Marcela and her sister was Sofia They take a trip on a super yacht with Sofia s boyfriend Alex and his friend Xavier For several days the group lounges around, swims and enjoys their time together On several occasions, Marcela feels as though the others are hiding secrets from her, but she decides to ignore it and concentrate on having fun This all comes to a tragic end when the yacht is boarded by unwanted visitors There are deaths, drugs, Marcela loses her name identity and her nightmare of becoming a cartel leader s slave begins.I felt so sorry for Marcela She was a wonderful character and even though anyone else would be broken by what she endured, Marcela never gave up on the hope that one day she would leave and have her freedom Just like in Laughing Eyes, we are able to gain an entirely different perspective of books 1 2 by seeing the events from Marcela s eyes She is not the cold uncaring slave you think she is and we now have a better understanding of her actions and attitude Marcela lived through years of many unthinkable events and is treated horribly over and over again Hector and Juan really are monsters Once again I fell in love with Aiden and his protective and caring nature I won t give away specific spoilers, but I will tell you that this story continues after the scene where Hector and Juan are killed That s not a spoiler since we witnessed their deaths in an earlier book There is a beautiful ending, one that I could not have dreamed up to be better Great conclusion to a good series.


  5. says:

    Obsessed by books copy given in exchange for an honest review It was then it all dawned on me who he truly was He was the face that would be my destruction And so the story comes full circle when the final player in the game reveals her cards A deck filled with horror, sadness and all consuming pain Marcela s story completes this series in the most beautiful way Her fate is decided by one decision, to accompany her sisiter and her new boyfriend on a business trip mixed with pleasure Her choice to go and ensure her sister s safety forever alters the course of her life and signals the beginning of the end of her hopes and dreams Reading how the once full of life Marcela is slowly, painfully morphed into the cold and harsh Sofia we meet in the first Bittersweet novel is devastating Her systematic destruction at the hands of Juan and Hector is stunningly horrific as the depth of their evils knows no limits The continous rape, beatings and psychological torture Marcela endures makes her strength and courage admirable The four years spent in the house of human trafficking changes Marcela and leaves dep scars on her soul We relive the events from her POV and its satisfying when an opportunity comes her way to let out her deep seated anger The ending blew me away Surpassing the events in the previous novels we learn what happens to our band of survivors Their next chapter after the devastating events in the Bittersweet series Can Aiden and Laila find their HEA Has Danny buried his past once and for all Can Marcela move past her time spent as Sophia to rediscover the woman she was destined to be before that fateful day Sophia is another stunning read from cover to cover I simply fell in love with this series devouring hungrily each one I loved the characters, their interwoven stories of loss and hope A five star lost for words read.


  6. says:

    Received a copy in exchange for an honest review I was deceived by my own flesh and blood and by the man I had slept with Anything I said now would only add fuel to the fire 5 brilliant stars I love this series and I love this author Her books are gripping and horrifically beautiful at the same time SOFIA is 4th in the series and contains serious spoilers for Little Doll, Crimson Desert Laughing Eyes As well as serious spoilers, SOFIA contains EXTREME adult themes and must be approached with maturity While this is a work of fiction, there may be cause for triggers in some readers Everyone has a story For Marcela Ortiz, hers is not one she wants to remember Deceived by those closest to her, Marcela is thrown deep into a world of violence, corruption and trafficking The dark, sinister world belonging to one Hector Florez, Mexico s leading cartel boss What he wants is control What she craves is her freedom To survive, Marcela must overcome the demons who promise to destroy her and challenge fate to a story she has only dreamed of SOFIA, the final instalment of the Bittersweet series is built on heartache, revenge and redemption One unlikely group of people One common enemy Many stories This book is the final installment of the series and it was so amazing I don t want to give away too much so I ll keep my review short and sweet This series was definitely dark from book 1 and book 4 was no different If you are sensitive to certain topics, this book isn t for you Although I m sad this series is over, I m happy with the way it ended Well done Melissa Jane Received a copy in exchange for an honest review Read and reviewed by Melissa for Alpha Book Club.


  7. says:

    Great dark read, thoroughly enjoyed itSofia is the fourth story in the Bittersweet Familia by Melissa Jane and this one does not disappoint.Marcela Ortiz s story is one you will not soon forget She is caught up in a world where violence, domination, slavery, and horror become part of her everyday life A life which she cannot escape, but a life she tries every day just to live through She is strong, but even strong women have their limits and Sofia is brought to those limits often during this story Her journey is tough, and extraordinarily sad at times.This book starts out with two sisters going out on a fantastic yachting adventure Marcela meets the gorgeous, Xavier and, of course, romance ensues But not for long There s a twist in the story and Marcela is taken captive by a Mexican cartel boss and her life is irrevocably changed as she becomes his sex slave To taunt Marcela, he changes her name to Sofia and her life is no longer her own.This is a brutally addictive book that you will be flipping the pages and before you know it, it will be over I loved this book and five stars do not do it justice I can thoroughly recommend it one click this read today.


  8. says:

    I received a ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review.4.5 read.This is the fourth book in the series and in my opinion you really need to read the first three books before this one to fully appreciate this book otherwise you wont get this book at all Its hard to give a review without giving to much away so I ll keep this short and sweet and this is a gripping, intense, dark suspenseful book that takes you on a compete emotional ride throughout and I loved every minute of it It is a dark read and there could be some triggers for some readers I was gripped from the first chapter with this book and is full of surprises I m not usually a dark book type of girl I admit I m of a soft center but this book is so well wrote and its such a gripping series that the dark side of it just added to it for me and I loved getting out of my comfort zone.Well done Melissa on an amazingly gripping series that worked well on my dark side Cant wait to see what else you write.


  9. says:

    Must Read This book is a must read It is the fourth and final book in the series and I would highly recommend that you read the first three books before reading this one so that you can get the whole big picture, and truly be able to appreciate the story fully You will love Marcela, she is a beautiful, strong character, and you will find yourself becoming emotionally invested in her and her happiness and well being This book is suspenseful, dark, and gritty, and deals with some things that may be triggers to sensitive some readers It is absolutely riveting and very hard to put down once you start I was sucked into the story from the start and definitely did not want to put this book down I don t want to leave any spoilers, but I will say prepare yourself for one hell of a ride I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  10. says:

    Sofia, 4th book in the Bittersweet Familia series, rocks Just like the other books in the series, this book is full of surprises In this book, it s Marcela Ortiz or Sofia s story The opening of the book is great It was heartbreaking and full of unexpected things As the story goes, things get interesting To make my review and so that you ll definitely read the book, find out if Sofia will find her own hero and will she have the revenge she wanted Ms Melissa nailed it again This book will rock your world This book have sensitive topics, so if you re not into dark books.I suggest you skip it.


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