The Royal Trilogy by Kat Mizera is available now!
“Exceptional & Emotional! Erik & Casey’s story is the soul burning love story of your dreams!”
– Elizabeth, Carolina Chic’s Read
There’s nowhere left to fall…She’s a rockstar. Literally.
I’m in line for the throne. Sort of.
We’re in love and it’s everything.
Life should be perfect, but being a royal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
My cousin is pushing our kingdom to the brink of civil war, and I’m the only man who can stop him.
How do I choose between the woman I love and the people depending on me?
I need to make Casey mine.
I have to save my kingdom.
I am so royally screwed.
Goodness…I honestly don’t know where to start with this book. Nowhere Left to Fall is book one in The Nowhere Trilogy, and I will say it is NOT a standalone. It does have one doozy of a cliffhanger, but I’ll get to that in a bit.
Wow, there’s a lot that goes on in this book. But first…
Meet Casey. She’s a rock and roll goddess that just finished up a tour with her band. She’s feisty, fun, and uniquely independent. She’s not a girly-girl, but never turns down a shopping experience if she doesn’t have to.
Now meet Erik. First born prince of an abdicated king, Erik does his duty for the crown with no chance in ever ruling the kingdom. He’s controlled, a bit stuffy (if you ask Casey), and so handsome he could stop traffic.
Casey and Erik have known each other since they were children, as their parents are very close. And as the years have passed, they’ve each grown to have unrequited crushes on each other, unbeknownst to the other. But when the chance arises for them to spend some quality time together, neither passes on the opportunity. So what started out as crushes quickly turn to desire and intrigue. But as Casey and Erik build on their burgeoning relationship, a devastating and alarming tragedy happens in Limaj, along with the rise of a not-so-beloved crown prince.
Now that’s all I’m going to say, because if I don’t stop now, I’ll end up giving away everything. And that just cannot happen.
Nowhere Left to Fall is sexy, thrilling, and undoubtedly emotional. Casey and Erik’s chemistry blossoms with every turn of the page, and their love shines bright and true throughout the entire book. But it’s the treacherous and underlying danger and suspense that makes you clench your bedsheets and hold your breath with anticipation of what’s still to come. Because that cliffhanger (told you I’d get to it) is one you WILL NOT see coming, and one that will leave you dying to find out what happens next.
I have nowhere left to run…
I’ll never love another the way I loved him. He might have been a prince, but to me he was just Erik. The father of my child. The man whose love was so fierce, it’s like it never left me.
Some days I swear I can still feel his presence surrounding me, until I’m reminded that our love song is over.
Moving on is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
Hollow without him, the music that’s been pouring out of my soul is the only way to ease the ache.
It will never replace the love of my life, but for my baby’s sake, I have to try.
Every tragic lyric, every minor chord, proves that I can’t outrun his ghost or the truth… my heart beats only for him.
First off, I have to say this…Nowhere Left to Run is NOT a standalone. You NEED to read book one, Nowhere Left to Fall, first in order to fully understand the story line. And just like book one, this book ends on a cliffhanger too. So, if you haven’t read book one, then I suggest you stop reading this review now, and go get your copy. If you’re a rebel and still want to keep reading my review, then right on! *high five*
Nowhere Left to Run is a continuance of Casey and Erik’s love story and starts right where book one left off. You’re transported back into the emotional and heartbreaking story of two people who seem destined to be together, but fate, along with one truly heinous family member, has other plans.
This story has a lot going on. We are given dual-POVs from Casey and Erik, which only makes the reader feel double the heartache and misery. We continue the journey with both characters as they find some sort of way to live their separate lives without the other. Many unfortunate circumstances occur throughout the book (which I just can’t give away), which only further solidifies the resolution that these two just won’t get their HEA.
I cannot tell you how invested I am in this trilogy. After reading book one, I didn’t think it could get any worse. But it does…it SO does. My heart was left shattered and aching; raw emotions of despair and loss wept from its bruised pieces. But at this point, there’s no turning back. I’m committed to finding out the conclusion to this beautiful, yet tragic, love story. I need to know if these two tormented characters finally find peace and love together. My heart will not be the same until that happens…
We have nowhere left to hide…
Loving her from the shadows shattered my heart.
Watching her move on nearly destroyed me.
I let them both go, knowing it was the only way to keep them safe.
Now the threat is back and there’s only one way to protect them: Come back from the dead.
It’s time to claim what’s mine.
My woman. My kingdom. My life.
The only man I ever truly loved died to protect us, and nothing will ever be the same.
I’ve spent the last decade becoming someone else, forcing myself to let go of the past.
The past won’t let go of me.
The life I’ve rebuilt is crashing down around me.
I thought it was over, but fate isn’t finished with me yet.
Nowhere Left to Hide is the final book in The Royal Trilogy and picks up right where book 2 stopped. You HAVE to have read the previous books in order to fully understand this book. It is NOT a standalone.
So much happens in this book–secrets, lies, deception, heartache, pain, and… *whispers* something else. I won’t spoil what that “something else” could be, but don’t let it turn you away. I wouldn’t say it’s “justifiable” in any way, but if you’ve read the previous books, you’ll completely understand the WHY behind it.
It all seemed to come crashing down on Casey. To say she’s just a strong woman would be a complete understatement to the representation of her character. Blow after blow she endured, her love for her family and Erik drove her to not give up, and to fight and take control over her life with the man always wanted by her side. A weaker woman would have tucked tail and ran when faced with the hardships and loss Casey was challenged with. And through it all, Erik was there. Either loving her from a distance with no hope for a future together or loving her still, when each blow was handed down. Their chemistry never dulled after years apart, stoking the fire that burned between them and igniting their lost love once more.
The journey Casey and Erik take throughout the entire trilogy was not pretty and it was not easy. Amidst the turmoil, despair, joy, and sorrow, the love and acceptance they share with not only each other but with their entire families shined the brightest and was the most impactful. That even in the most tragic and desperate of times, hope and faith were always there.
Nowhere Left to Hide was a fantastic and emotional conclusion to a brilliantly written trilogy! The entire cast of characters, though large it may be, each played a role that only benefited the story line. The story holds nothing back in this epic finale, and it’s one you do not want to miss! Definite must-read trilogy!
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.
A typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max), Kat can usually be found scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible.
Kat’s been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.
As you can guess from her Las Vegas Sidewinders series, Kat loves hockey and occasionally writes articles about her favorite team, the Florida Panthers. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…