Book Reviews, Dark Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Riot Act by Callie Hart

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Riot Act; Crooked Sinners #3 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Dark Romance

Author: Callie Hart

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Callie Hart has written an explosive book with a dynamic couple at the helm. A Phoenix and a Sinner – two similar souls who have lead very different lives, but collide in a firework of pain and color where their souls fall in love. A TEN star worthy book!!

As much as I love Wren Jacobi, Riot Act is now my favorite Crooked Sinner book. This story is engaging and is one that will be completely unforgettable. I was so engrossed in reading that I’d forget where I was, what day of the week it was, or even what time of day it was. Riot Act is a true masterpiece.

Pax Davis is a complex character. He lives life to the fullest – a young man with a YOLO mentality and also filled with sociopathic rage that boils just underneath his skin. His hair trigger personality can be fun one moment and then make it wish you’d never met him the very next – Pax is so interesting, I loved…LOVED getting inside his head.

One of three boys who live in Riot House, he’s just one of the fascinating characters that made up the three personalities that all fit together and are best friends who live in the lone house at the top of the mountain at Wolf Hall, but more than that they are ride or die brothers. Wren, Dash, and Pax each have their own unique traits and Pax has just been darn delicious getting to know in this final installment of the Crooked Sinners.

Presley Chase, who previously has been shy, timid and a total wallflower, rises from the ashes of her former self and becomes a glorious phoenix in this book. The old Pres is killed off and the new Presley is no longer living in the shadows, afraid of what she wants. Pax is confused, while he desperately desires the fiery redhead, a girl he never used to give a second glance to in the past. Now everywhere he turns Presley is in his sights. She’s glorious and he doesn’t know how to handle this new version or if he even wants to.

These two together are explosive, with chemistry through the stratosphere! It is crazy just how hot these two fire up the pages. Fans, air conditioning, and all the additional panties won’t prepare you.

Callie wrote a phenomenal book and I was riveted from the very beginning. I was turning pages so fast and I loved every word. Pax and Pres are a fantastic power couple, one that will fit perfectly with the other Riot House couples. Yes, I’m still torn up over Wren vs. Pax, it’s a tough war over who wins the number one spot…thankfully Callie gives all the boys some time in this book because I love them all. Yes, all the Sinners deserve a golden trophy. A naked golden trophy made in their likeness. 🙂



This is not an act of kindness.
Not an act of love.
Not an act of forgiveness.
You’ll find no redemption here.
This is the final riot.


While within the Crooked Sinners universe each can be read as a standalone:
Riot House (Crooked Sinners, #1) by Callie Hart  Riot Rules (Crooked Sinners) by Callie Hart  Riot Act by Callie Hart

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