Title: Chaos Reigning
Author: Jessie Mihalik
Series: Consortium Rebellion #3
Catarina von Hasenberg is used to being underestimated and she is using that to spy on a rival house to gather intelligence about the plot to kidnap her brother. But her sister Bianca refuses to let her go without a bodyguard. Alexander Sterling may be her bodyguard and fake boyfriend, but Cat quickly finds herself falling for him.
As soon as I saw that this had the fake relationship trope, I knew it was going to be good. Cat has been a very minor character up to this point but we really get to see her shine. She may be seen as bubbly and flighty, but she has a will of steel and the determination to do what is necessary to protect her family. I really enjoyed getting to know Cat and see her fight against the Consortium and the Syndicate.
Alexander was a character I instantly liked in the previous book, and I loved him even more after this. Alex was an extremely protective man who was determined to keep Cat safe, but he also respected her abilities and followed her lead. I loved that this protective man was ok with letting Cat fight and lead missions when necessary. Cat and Alex’s relationship was very good. I especially loved how everything kept getting in the way and prolonging the sexual tension.
The truth finally comes out in this book, and it was a lot. I was very surprised by the events in this book but I think it was a very good ending for this series. The Consortium was forever changed in this and for the better. I enjoyed watching Cat step up and take a leading role for her family and fight for a better future. Overall, this was a wonderful series and I really enjoyed getting to know these sisters and this world. I look forward to reading more of Mihalik’s work now.
Trigger Warnings: genetic experimentation; death of family members; mass deaths from war
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