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There is no sensation, no experience more delicious and tempting to the senses than the taste of forbidden love. The longing… The desire… The unquenched thirst for his touch. He was the man I was never supposed to love. I was supposed to hate him. I suppose part of me did and that is what made the desire so much more intense. He set a fire under my skin that burned white hThere is no sensation, no experience more delicious and tempting to the senses than the taste of forbidden love. The longing… The desire… The unquenched thirst for his touch. He was the man I was never supposed to love. I was supposed to hate him. I suppose part of me did and that is what made the desire so much more intense. He set a fire under my skin that burned white hot with every smoldering glance. He sets my soul ablaze, the slow burn of passion aching in every inch of my body. Black Horse. The name haunted my dreams… But regardless of family vendettas, old hurts and contemptuous blood shed, the heart wants what it wants… and mine has a mind of its own and my mind is set on Colton McClain.His family is known by his father’s nickname: Black Horse. Like one of the four horses flying out of the gates of hell, Tom “Black Horse” McClain ripped my world apart fifteen years ago. I was only seven when I found my mother and father dead in their beds, with Tom McClain standing over them with a blood stained butcher knife. He would have come for me, too, had my brothers not saved me. Seth, my older brother, swooped me up before I had the chance to scream and covered my mouth with his hand.Tom McClain sought out the services of my father in a time of great need. My father, Nathan Ford, was a highly reputable criminal defense attorney, who took on Tom’s case when he was accused of murdering his wife after she was caught in bed with another man. Tom didn’t have the money to pay for my father’s services, so he took on the case pro bono because he believed in Tom’s innocence. I remember my dad meeting with Tom in his study while my mother looked after Colton, my brothers and I in the kitchen. We had become very close. My brothers once considered Colton their best friend. Not anymore. My father got Tom off on a technicality. The prosecution had no reliable witnesses and they weren’t about to rely on the testimony of a five year old boy; Colton himself. He had witnessed the whole ordeal himself. How does Tom repay my father for his kindess and generosity? He murdered him in his sleep. He killed Daddy first. Momma screamed when she saw a man standing over her bed, and that is what woke me. In just my nightgown and socks, I tip-toed down the hall past Timmy, Randy and Seth’s bedrooms and as I entered the doorway to Momma and Daddy’s room, Tom McClain plunged a knife through my mother’s chest. My blood ran cold. I tried to scream but no sound would come out. The next thing I knew, Seth had his hand over my mouth and we hid in the hall closet. Tears streamed down my face as my arms and legs shook. I could her Tom’s boot echo against the hard wood floor of the hall. “Sssh… Don’t say a word…” I remember Seth urging. The air in the closet was stifling; warm and dead like a coffin. I could hear my brothers’ heavy breathing. Our dog Micah’s frantic barking from the back yard. She knew something was horribly wrong. His bootfalls were getting closer… louder… I took a deep breath and didn’t dare exhale in fear that he would hear me. Somehow, I was able to stifle my tears, but something happened that was out of my control. My thought caught from my sobbing. Tom heard it. The foot steps intensified, beating a path to the closet door. Seth, still firmly holding me, swung around so I was facing the inside of the closet. I focused on the faded floral pattern of the shelf lining that was barely visible in the dark lighting of the closet. I focused on anything but the sound of Tom McClain’s approaching footsteps. Then a loud clicking sound made it impossible. The sound of a shot gun barrel banging into place. He didn’t even bother opening the door. Bang! Bang! Then silence.Out of instinct I jumped into the shelf before me and cowered behind the extra blankets mother kept neatly stored on the shelf. I was stunned that I was still alive, until reality set in. Seth had slumped down against the door of the closet, unrecognizable and motionless. The shotgun blast had obliterated his once handsome face. I am supposed to hate Colton McClain, but I can’t. When the police showed up the next day, they found Colton locked in his father’s pick-up a block away, hungry, thirsty and distraught. He was taken away by the state and put in foster care because none of his relatives wanted to have anything to do with the Black Horse name. Black Horse was caught trying to jump the border with my father’s wallet in his pocket and $10,000 in cash in a duffel bag. He traveled alone, having abandoned Colton in his truck back in Oakely. I guess his boy knew too much. When officials apprehended him, they ran my Daddy’s license and discovered that he was found murdered. Tom pleaded insanity, but after a thorough psychiatric evaluation, it was concluded that Tom McClain knew exactly what he was doing. He was sentenced to prison for twenty years, having received a lenient judge; a rarity in the State of Texas.My surviving brothers Randy and Tim could never know about Colton and I. They’ve had it out for him for years. Bloodlines run thick around here. The sins of the fathers will forever haunt the sons, and women are to stand back and stay out of the way. Well, I have something to say about that… Fuck that, Colton McClain didn’t murder my family. His father did… and he suffered just as much as we did. Now fifteen years after the crime that screwed both of our lives up royally, Black Horse is getting out of jail. Just four days until his release. Colton wants to hide me. He said we can run… Start over somewhere else. My brothers are armed to the teeth and a war is about to break out. I have no intentions of sitting down or running away like a little girl. We cannot hide from this anymore. Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world that love can arise from the darkest of places....

Title : Black Horse
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ISBN : 9781499520767
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Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Black Horse Reviews

  • NiCoLeTa E.
    2018-12-08 09:48

    ***3,75 "Love can grow in the darkest places" stars***"Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world that love can arise from the darkest of places."That was a very interesting story...It was brutal, raw and full of suspense...I have to admit that it kept my interest until the last page... The only thing that it bothered me a little bit was the continuing jumping from POV to POV... It was a little bit frustrating!!Twenty years ago, the Fords and their eldest son were murdered brutally in their sleeps by Tom McClain, the Black Horse... The only survivor and witness of this crime was their younger daughter, Avery.In the present, Avery is in love with Colton...Colton was her best friend, her first kiss, her first everything and she wants to spend the rest of her life by his side, as his wife...The only problem is that Colton is the son of Black Horse... And as it was certain, her brothers are refusing to accept this match...Colton McClain hates that he shares the same blood with a murderer... But he is nothing like his father, even though that people had marked him as the "Black Horse" too.But Colton had lost everything because of Black Horse... He had lost his mother and every other person that he had loved in the past... The only one person that means something to him is Avery and he is determined to protect her from his father with his own life... especially now that Tom is getting out of prison and he is after her!!!Now Avery and Colton had to find a way to protect themselves from this physcho man... Now, it's time to become all of them a united punch against the biggest threat that lurking in the dark...Will they succeed to get down the Black Horse???Or will they have to live the rest of their lives in misery and heartbreaking???"Under the lust, the passion, the unbridled desire… there was a love that couldn’t be broken. They started as friends when they were still in diapers, and they remain friends on the deepest level. She was his oldest friend, he was her first love. And they fought against the sins of his father to ensure that they remained one."Well, i liked Avery and Colton very much...Avery had witnessed a tragedy, but she never accused Colton for his father's actions...She was loving him from the beginning and she never stopped doing it...She believed in him and she was determined to be by his side, no matter what...And i liked that she wasn't hiding from this monster... She was ready to fight him with all of her powers!!!For me, Colton was the most tragic figure in this book... Especially, when i read what happened in the past, my heart broke for him...He had lost everything and the only one to blame was his father... so it was so unfair that everyone was comparing him with Black Horse... It was such a shame that he had to pay for his father's sin!!Colton was loving so deeply and so fiercely Avery that he could do anything for her well being...She was the only thing that mattered in his not so good life...I love the way that those two were together...Their love was so strong and so deep that nothing could touch it...They were the most important person for the other and they were proving it with every possible way!!!I also liked all the second characters of the book, especially this stubborn ass, Randy!!!As for Black Horse??? He was one of the most sociopath persons that i have ever read on a book...He was a MONSTER!!! And i just wanted him to die and leave those poor guys the fuck alone...His past actions were unforgivable and his present actions were equal awful...And God, we have and next books in the series??? With what else those guys will have to deal???***ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review***

  • Gwen ~the Book Diva
    2018-11-28 04:59

    4.5 stars for achieving an evil yet awesome villain combo!*ARC provided to G the Book Diva Blog in exchange for an honest review* They call him Black Horse and he is pure evil. He has committed unimaginable crimes and caused terror no one should ever endure...He's like a cowboy-ninja! A dastardly villain and sneaky as hell!He's impossible to catch and even harder to kill. This is why he is one of my favorite bad guys! Is it wrong that I was pulling for him to survive each time just to see if he would? Go, Black Horse, Go! LOL!The story was very dramatic. I could picture a dusty town with tumble weeds rolling about, gun fights, bar fights, and mechanical bull riding waitresses. It ran almost like a movie in my head! I liked the rest of the characters well enough, Colt and Averi steamed things up... but Black Horse is the one who kept my interest. Although the nature of his crimes are very dark and psychotic, I couldn't help but find humor is some of his actions. All I want to know is will the Legend of Black Horse live on...we shall see...

  • XxTainaxX
    2018-12-16 12:42

    This story has good potential driven by the premise of the plot. For me, it just falls short in characterization and some in the style of writing. The dialogue is somewhat lacking in maturity and the pacing is way off. I will say that the main characters show a greater effort in development than the others. I just didn't feel fulfilled at the end. It's not even the open end but that the wrap up was bland. ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rach
    2018-12-04 09:56

    I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Before you even open the book, the amazing cover art draws you in to want to read it. The fire is a brilliant way to describe how this book will make you feel. Its scorching hot with passion and you will feel like you have been emotionally burned for days after reading it. The story begins with Averi and Colton in a relationship, which I was slightly disappointed with as I wanted the build up of how they met. But Addison Kline begins that way, and then goes back in time through the history of their relationship. I found the story worked really well this way. It also helped in understanding how Avery and Colt developed their close bond, which is forged out of immense pain and tragedy. At every turn I kept thinking, well ok the story is ticking along nicely, then bam, I was hit by a twist which sent my mind racing and I was dying to read more. I was gripped by both the characters and the story. I can be quite a fussy reader, so for me to become immersed in the story as a whole is a hard thing to achieve, yet Addison Kline certainly did a brilliant job of it here. My emotions were all over the place at many points throughout the book. It was as if the words were poetic, without actually being so. It was this which drove me to feel such strong emotions. I laughed, welled up, gushed, and frowned which to me means that a book is well worth reading.Addison Kline has certainly become one of my One-Click authors from now on!

  • My Secret Book Spot
    2018-11-27 10:42

    Black Horse by Addison Kline5 of 5 StarsIn Black Horse, we witness a battle of wits between father, son, and a family who wishes to avenge the deaths of their loved ones. My heart was pounding, my nostrils filled with the scent of smoke in the air, and I could hear that evil cackle of Black Horse himself that made my blood run cold. From childhood, Colt McClain knew that Averi Ford was the girl for him. Twenty years later, it's all set in stone with a gorgeous ring and a promise to fight for her, no matter what. Averi's two hunky, overprotective brothers have other plans. You see, Colt is the son of the cold blooded killer who left them all as orphans when they were mere children. Because of that link, Randy and Tim see him as the enemy. They have no idea how wrong they may be.....After his early parole, Tom "Black Horse" McClain set out to finish what he started all those years ago when he barged into the Ford residence with a taste for blood. Little does he know, he's about to be met with a force that isn't anticipated when the men unite with a common cause: keep Averi safe. Kline exhibits anticipation at its finest in this fast paced tale that will have you gripping your seat and turning pages just as fast as your eyes can skitter across them!!! Love, sex, revenge, action, and suspense are all rolled into one gut-wrenching story that I did NOT want to put down!!!!! GIVE ME MORE!!!!!*Complimentary copy received in exchange for an honest review.* Meagan, My Secret Book Spot

  • Falling In Fall Book Blog
    2018-11-24 07:01

    "A war waged within him and Averi was the brave solider that charged to battle when all hope seemed lost." I rated Black Horse by Addison Kline FOUR LEAVES!!This is my first book by author Addison Kline, but it will not be my last. I enjoyed all of the elements that she used in her book: murder mystery, forbidden romance, and the erotic scenes to the surprising ending. This is also the first book in the Breaking Black Series. I seriously cannot wait for the other books! This book is about Averi and Colton, whom have been through hell and back. Averi and Colton have known each other basically their whole lives. They are each other’s first kiss, first love, and first everything. They should be living their happily ever after, but they aren't. They have a few hurdles they need to overcome. Averi and Colton have found love in the most horrible situation. In the end everything comes full circle for Averi and Colton and through pain comes healing, love and friendship. They eventually learn to heal together. They have also been hiding their relationship from Averi's brothers Tim and Randy. Both families have a long and painful history. Tim, Randy, and Colton were once friends. But that was before Colton's father, Tom 'Black Horse' McClain, killed their father, mother, and older brother Seth. Averi's brothers have to come to terms of their relationship because they have bigger issues they have to resolve. Black Horse is being released from jail and Averi is on his hit list, because of her testimony against him. I also really want to point out how much I love the heroine, Averi. I found her to be strong, stubborn, and she held her own. She's been through a lot and she's now learning to fight back. And Colton? What shall I say about Colton? You really just can't help but falling for him. He is protective with his love for Averi and will do anything to keep her safe. I loved Colton and Averi's story. It was addicting, raw, sexy, mixed with a few humorous parts. I loved the strength of their love for each other. This is a must read!! This book grabs you from the prologue and doesn’t let go until the last page of this intense book. I absolutely enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read more in this series. Highly recommended!!A gifted copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review by Jodie Rae.

  • Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    2018-12-14 07:46

    Wow what a story. I need book two now. Although this is four hundred pages long this book was a one sitting read for me. I was so absorbed in it. I'm not gonna go into the story. I don't wanna spoil it for you. I read the description but still went in blind. Colt and Averi are a fabulous couple. My heart went out to what these two went through. Black Horse- omg what a psycho. He seriously had my head a mess while reading this.This is a re-release. It's a brilliant story that I highly recommend. Wait!! Did I mention the ending?? Well I thought the story was going well when the author sucker punched me with that ending. So yes pretty please I need book two now. Get 1-clicking:)

  • Julie
    2018-11-21 05:40

    Review to come

  • Beatriz Perez
    2018-12-15 10:58

    Great read.This was not your typical romance novel. This was action packed from beginning to end, and it kept me at the edge of my seat most of the book. I really liked that we got romance, mystery, as well as laughs. The characters were fun and even though they had horrible experiences in their younger years they embraced it and did not let it get them down.There were some parts while they were recounting the past that broke my heart. What those kids went through in their young lives was just too much. But they overcame it and tried to move on as best they could. I loved the relationship between Averi and Colton. The fact that they had so much against them and they fought everyone and everything in their path to be together spoke volumes for the love they had for each other. Black horse, Colton's father is pure evil. I don't think I have ever hated a character so much. He was just a terrible excuse of a human being and the things he did were unforgivable. What he puts them all through is what nightmares are made of. This was a great read and I recommend you go one click it. I gotta say that ending left me like "WTH?" can't wait to read what's next for all of them.

  • Hooked On Books
    2018-11-23 10:43

    I received Black Horse in return for a honest review.WOW WOW WOW, Words can not describe how action packed Black Horse is. Its full of lies, deception, hurt, anger, pain, guns,love and did I mention, action packed. What a roller coaster ive just been on ! I was on the edge of my seat through the whole ride.Poor Colton feels so much guilt for what his Father (Black Horse) has put Averies family through. They were friends from the age of 6 and from that moment on he protected her with his life. As there friendship grows, it turns into a love that can not be broken. But Black Horse wanted blood, he wanted Colton to understand what it feels like to be unwanted. He resented Coltons undying love he had for his mother. He wanted revenge for that one person who put him behind bars and he isnt bothered who or what gets in his way, hes relentless !! Addison Kline has created something fantastic, such a pain turner you will not want to put down. In between all the shocks and twists her writing is just beautiful. One of the best books I have read by far.

  • Broken Bird Media
    2018-11-20 06:57

    Black Horse by Addison Kline is an erotic Romantic Suspense that combines modern day with the old west. Averi and Colton have known each other their whole lives. Through friendship, first kisses and falling in love they should be living a story book romance. They're not. They have had to hide their relationship from Averi's brothers. Randy, Tim and Colton were closer than friends once, they were family but that ended the day Colton's father Tom 'Black Horse' McClain killed their mother, father and brother Seth. When 'Black Horse' is released from prison, all hell breaks loose complete with seventy devils. Colton, Averi and her brothers do battle with the devil himself realizing there is more at stake than avenging the deaths of their loved ones. Kline hooked me with a beautiful prologue and held my interest all the way into the epilogue. Black Horse's storyline combines undying devotion, passion and vengeance. The men are rough and tumble, the women are feisty and each one has incredible depth. Every character was so finely crafted even the ones I despised made a lasting impression on me. I enjoyed this high spirited, blood feud'n, sexy, gun sling'n, suspenseful read.

  • Dawn
    2018-12-11 06:52

    A suspenseful thriller and romance that will have you on the edge of your seat. Colt and Averi have been friends since they were toddlers. Because Colt got along in Averi's house so well and was loving to them his birth father was insanely jealous and murdered the parents, her oldest brother, Seth, and would have her if Seth hadn't saved her. Her testimony is what put him away. Now Colt and Averi are lovers and her brothers hate him because of his father. Averi puts her foot down with her brothers just in time to find out that Black Horse has gotten out of jail. Now they will do anything in their power to keep Averi alive, and it might just kill them all. This has my stomach in knots! It's a great story and found myself rooting for murder of this vile man. This is only part of the story and because of the way I felt (which is attributed to the excellent writing) I could see it and I won't read the next book. However, if you love thrillers with a romance element you WILL love this one!I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ellen Watkins
    2018-11-16 05:48

    I was given an early release copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I can honestly say it is AMAZING! From the start of the book you are hooked. There aren't any slow chapters, and you don't want to put it down. The true love story between Colton and Averi is heartfelt, and believable. Some books make it too good to be true, but not this one. This book has it all, love, hate, murder, a psychopath, protective brothers, and even comedy. It is very well written, and keeps you hooked all the way through. The author did a great job by telling the background in the opening, but not all of it, then finishing it while telling their story. This book would make a great movie, or even miniseries. I hope that there will be a second book or even a third so I can find out the rest of their story. Great job Addison Kline, you've got mad writing skills girl! Thanks so much for allowing me to enjoy your work. I look forward to reading many more books from you!

  • Lori
    2018-11-30 08:01

    Dark Horse literately and figuratively started with a BANG and from there i could not put it down! wow.! I received this book from Paranormal Romance & authors that rock....and I loved it.Dark Horse is a non stop, action packed , twist and turns must read. I loved Averi Ford and her Brothers......and Colt , he is anyones dream but unfortunately he is the son of Black Horse who is one sick,demented, sadistic killer .......i could actually feel their pain, and there is action through out! I could not put this book down, it is a great read and you find yourself rooting for Averi and Colt, you find yourself smiling and laughing and cringing......and the ending........i cant wait for the next book........awesome,,,,,if i could give it more stars i would....awesome awesome book.....

  • Angelle
    2018-11-27 08:03

    First off I want to say this to all of you who saw the word "erotic" and thought well, I don't want to read that.. I'm not at all a fan of the erotic genre.. I don't read it and I usually don't post it.. BUT I am a HUGE romantic suspense fan and an even BIGGER Addison Kline fan. With that being said..I found this story had a great story line with twists and turns full of action and suspense and enough steamy romance to make a great story but not over the top. I loved this story and can not wait for the next installment in the series!I would highly recommend this story to anyone and everyone looking for a good book

  • Blushingdivasbookreviews
    2018-11-21 07:39

    4 Blushing Stars!!!!I really enjoyed reading this book. This was my first read by Addison Kline, I look forward to more. I liked her writing style. This book has a lot of action, murder, forbidden romance, hot steamy erotica scenes and an ending you will have to pick your jaw off of the ground! I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book!

  • Cecily Bonney
    2018-11-27 04:42

    I was 2% into the book and I already knew it was going to be freaking awesome. I mean this book is full of lust, sex, sexy men, murder, lies, betrayal, romance and revenge. I love it!!!!!!Colton is my new book boyfriend! Yup check just added him the my list. God!!!!! This book needs to be a damn mini movie!!!!!!!So so so so so so good!

  • Jelena Bosh
    2018-12-15 07:46

    Love!Review coming up soon x

  •  Charlie✰ WLTB Blog ✰
    2018-11-27 09:47

    WOW Words can not describe how action packed Black Horse is i Cant wait for the next book to see what happens i love Colt and Randy and Tim great characters such a intense read

  • Peggy
    2018-12-13 08:39

    Another !!WOW!! on mu list of way more than a 5 star review! Twist and turns, drama, romance and one HOT and SEXY Colton al in one! If you haven't yet, get your copy! I loved this book!

  • Bookworm Betties
    2018-12-09 11:00

    *****5 -Hold on to your seats- Stars*****~this review may contain minor spoilers~They started as friends when they were still in diapers, and they remain friends on the deepest level. She was his oldest friend, he was her first love. And they fought against the sins of his father to ensure that they remained one.That. Was. WICKED!! Full-throttle, tension-filled, heart-stopping, thrill ride from the very beginning, LOADED with fantastic characters that will grab your attention by the roots and refuse to let go til the bitter end. LOVED IT.The last person Averi Ford should ever have fallen in love with is Colton McClain, son of Tom 'Black Horse' McClain-the man who killed Averi's parents & brother Seth when she was five years old. But the heart wants what the heart wants and Colt has ruled hers for most of her life. Her brothers Randy & Tim used to be best friends with Colt, now they can't be in the same room as the man who shares a killers blood without a war erupting-if they ever find out that Averi & Colt are together, all hell will break loose. But that is not the biggest of her problems, Black Horse is getting out of prison and he's out for blood....hers. Her brothers are arming themselves to the hilt and Colt wants to hide her, but she will not run. She has been waiting twenty years for the chance to end the man who has destroyed so many lives, and she will not give him any more of her tears. Tempers run high, no one is safe, old vendetta's will be settled, and danger lurks around every corner. But through it all, the one thing Averi can rely on is her love for Colt. They have been to hell and back before-can they do it again and take Black Horse down in the process?My surviving brothers, Randy and Tim, could never know about Colton and I. They've had it out for him for years. Bloodlines run thick around here. The sins of the fathers will forever haunt the sons, and women are to stand back and stay out of the way. Well I have something to say about that... Fuck that, Colton McClain didn't murder my family. His father did... and he suffered just as much as we did.This book really was impossible to put down, it was just loaded with action, suspense, tension, and yes-it was violent. But the underlying story was of a love so strong, nothing could tear it apart and it was the catalyst for some unlikely allies. And then there was the ending- it floored me. I should have seen it coming, I really should have, but the author very nicely lulled me into a sparkly little bubble of contenment right before she punched me in the face with a little 'hold on-not so fast' moment. Addison Kline rocked my world with this book and I CANNOT WAIT to see where this series takes me next.My love for her is a madness, an incurable insanity. I'd do anything for her; I'd break down the gates of hell just to avenge her. God help the man who takes her from me. All my goodness will be gone, and the darkness would swallow me whole. Click HERE to check out my FULL Post @ Bookworm BettiesHappy Reading xo Jenn

  • Angela Cruz
    2018-11-30 07:47

    This is the first book in the Breaking Black series. This is a romance, love, suspense, with a touch of mystery. Can be read as a stand alone, but I personally want more. Hurry up Addison! I recommend this book to anyone whom loves an emotional book... tears, laughter, grieving, anger, love and hate... yes a roller coaster, Addison Kline has delivered an amazing book to keep you engrossed and I could not put it down. I really enjoyed the devotion that Colton has towards Averi. The love of a lifetime. I understood their grief and their passion. Not only does this book have a strong heroine but it has a couple of yummy men. I am usually a one book boyfriend girl but dang... there is so many to choose from in this book.This book is about Averi, a woman whom has been through hell and back. She did not have a "normal" childhood, at the age of five she seen her parents and oldest brother murdered. And yes she knew the killer, Tom “Black Horse” McClain, fortunately her two other brothers were not home that night. So now she has to deal with overprotective brothers. And there is going to be some disagreeing between these three siblings. But regardless her heart wants what it wants, and that is the son of black horse, Colton McClain. They have been inseparable since they were little and they found love in the most horrible situation. And she is done arguing over him, her brothers once considered Colt a best friend, and she is tired of them blaming him for his fathers' actions. Besides they have bigger problems, Black horse is being released from jail and Averi is on his hit list, revenge for her testimony against him. She is determined not to hide and she wants to meet him face to face. But Colt, and her brothers, Randy and Tim have other plans. Will they all come together for Averi's sake? Can they stop Black Horse? Favorite Passages:"He set a fire under my skin that burned white hot with every smoldering glance."" She loved to throw her riders off her back the first chance she got.""You're gonna be the death of me, girl....""Sure we can.... You can be my dirty little secret.""Same difference! Gossiping like an old woman! What's he sayin?""Sorry, but damn girl... You struck gold.""He was her first friend, her first kiss, her first lover... You can't just walk away from a love like that.""Eww! That's my brother you're talking about!""In her opinion, there are few things sexier than a man who knew how to really cook.""I know I'm not perfect, but we're perfect together.""Even if I am not with you, I will love you and guard you.""Because you are a part of this family, my love.""My love for her is madness, an incurable insanity.""The sound was the most beautiful thing Averi had ever experienced in her life.""For all the ones we've loved and lost, we live on honoring your memory, binding together and never letting go." <3"She saw her future in his eyes.""Even the devil has to pay his due."

  • Simone Smith
    2018-11-23 10:06

    *ARC received in return for an honest reviewThis is my first book by author Addison Kline, but it is most definitely not my last. She has been added to my author stalking list because, if this book is anything to go by, I definitely do not want to miss out on the next book in the series.Hold on to the handles real tight for this story, as you are in for one exciting, thrilling, murder mystery ride, with added romance and true love. There where so many twists and turns on this ride that I felt at times I would get whiplash. Addison Kline has a great writing style that keeps you engaged from start to finish desperately wanting more with well-developed characters that you will swoon over and villains that you will love to hate.I'm a sucker for childhood sweetheart stories but this one has so much of a back story I felt that the author really got into my head and showed me the pain, the loss, the love and the betrayal that each character felt. So having said that, Black Horse took me on a roller coaster of emotions, I was swooning on one page to then be thrown upside down on the other holding my breath and biting my nails on the next.I always have imagined when people say that they have met their soul mate that, how cool would it be if you met them as a child, all that searching and heart break you go through growing up, trying to find the one!! So this brings me to introduce our main leading HOT, ALPHA MALE COLT!! (he's definitely another BBF to add to my list). I found my mouth hanging open with my tongue on the floor from the first page he was introduced, he just oozes raw sex appeal. He's a man that will fight against anyone or anything to keep his family safe and his protective side over Averi had me all of a fluster, that was a roller coaster all on its own. I found myself swooning then slowly melting into a puddle on the floor when Colt went all sexy and dominant on her.Averi was my kinda gal!! We all have a favourite type of leading lady, mine is the kick-ass strong type that takes no crap. That is definitely Averi (WOW) she is such a strong character and more, the strength she had to also fight for her family and the man she loved was so overwhelming, at times, I just wanted to climb into the book and hug that girl tight while high-fiving her at the same time. Colt and Averi together were like a force to be reckoned with, their bond unbreakable, their love for each other so strong. I will stop now as I could swoon and gush about this couple all day but I think, for me, they have become one of my best BBC to date, and that takes some doing!!This is also the first book in the Breaking Black Series and I was pull in from the first page. I found myself still gripping my kindle by the last page so I am now desperately waiting for the next instalment. This just leaves me to say what are you waiting for go make this your next read!!

  • Nadene(Totally Addicted to Reading)
    2018-11-23 13:00

    I have always been a fan of stories about forbidden love, as such when I read the blurb for Black Horse I knew I had to get a copy. My wish was granted when I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Black Horse tells the story of Colton McClain and Aderi Ford. These two have been close friends since childhood. They had both suffered loss and pain at an early age. The tragedy they both experienced brought them closer together and created a bond that will prove to be unbreakable. I loved Colt’s determination. He was not going to allow the actions of his father control his life. He is willing to rise above the evil and not live in his father’s shadow. His love for Averi is an inspiration. He was the type of person who believed in unconditional love and he was not about to let anything, not even his father to come between him and his love for her. Averi has been traumatized since the day she witnessed the murder of her parents and brother the hands of Tom McClain. However, she did not allow this to prevent her from living her life to the fullest. Her love for Colton proved that she did not hold him responsible for his father’s actions, unlike the rest of her family. She is a fighter and has no fear when it came to facing her demons. The secondary characters brought an added flavor to the story. My favourite is Randy, Averi’s brother. He is quite entertaining and he had me in stitches just reading about his actions. I can’t wait to read his story when it is published. As strange as it may sound, I found Tom McClain rather intriguing. I agree he is evil, but I could not help admiring how he was always one step ahead of his enemies. I thought the plot was believable, but there was one aspect of the story I found a bit unclear. The relationship between Tim and Shelly just popped out of the blue. I am not sure when those became an item as it was not explained. Black Horse is a story of jealousy, love and revenge. It depicts how one does not have to allow the evil actions of one’s parents to damage ones future. We help determine our future by the choices we make. While reading this story I experienced a myriad of emotions. It kept me entertained and it had me turning the pages as I was keen to find out what was going to happen next as such I had a hard time putting it down. I enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. This is my first experience with this author and I am looking forward to more of her work. This is a great story and if you love romance that is mixed with action and suspense, then get yourself a copy of Black horse.

  • Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
    2018-12-11 05:55

    This book is like a twisted Romeo & Juliet...Boy & girl are childhood sweethearts but because of what the boys father did to the girls family they are forbidden to be together. So for years they sneak around because their love is so strong and meant to be. They think she should hate him but he is not his father so this girl will fight for her love !!This is Averi Ford's life...Hiding her long time love and relationship with Colt McClain from her overprotective and overbearing brothers. Why ?? Because 20 years ago Colt's father , Black Horse , murdered Averi's parents and brother Seth. Talk about a crazy , stressful situation. Luckily for us we get the story at Averi's breaking point. There is no denying the love between her and Colt , everyone can see it. She finally tells her brothers , Randy and Tim , that they can deal with her and Colt as a couple or lose her. Tim gets over it quickly but Randy is not as easily sold. It was refreshing to read a story with a man that is faithful and loving , willing to sacrifice his life for his love. Colt is one of the most genuine male leads I have read and I loved him immediately. Not to mention he is super hot and they are scorching together !! There is a lot of the past fed to us in the story. Averi has nightmares of that horrible night 20 years ago and it is heartbreaking to read through the memories and details of it. Not to mention the horrible childhood Colt had and the things he saw as a child and had to live through. I just wanted to reach into the book and hold him tight. How a father could abuse and discard his own child as Black Horse did is just disgusting. Emotions are running high with the knowledge of Black Horse's release from prison. What will he do ?? Who is he coming for ?? Who is helping him and why are they ???? All these questions lead us on this journey of crazy twists and turns. Once Black Horse is back in the picture the story is action packed , I was on the edge of my seat and I could not put the book down. I loved how all the boys came together as family to protect Averi , although she was determined to face Black Horse herself. Every time I thought I knew what was going on BOOM - I was blown away !! Finally you feel it has calmed down and we get a glimpse of happiness and love...then you read the damn EPILOGUE...such a dirty word , WOW, I cannot wait to see what happens next , UGGGHHHH crazy cliffhanger , total book hangover !!

  • Jae
    2018-12-14 06:48

    What a journey this book had me going on. I did feel like this book was a big bowl of stone soup though, it was like it was a never ending throw more stuff in and see what happens kind of thing. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the story an such but I had a lot of hang ups and many times I sat the book down going what the heck … The book is jammed packed I caught myself laughing, crying, and of course getting angry which I love when reading when a book gets to pull all those emotions out of you it is a good book. But things I disliked immensely is when things are thrown in and you are like what the heck… The whole MC thing I had no idea what the hell happened I knew Black Horse belonged to an MC but I just felt like they were thrown in too keep the crazy going. Moving from present to past just felt weird to me and I was so confused cause the past kept going and going I understand that it was needed I just think it was weird where it was in the book and how long it went on for, it was like reading two novellas in one. I understand why it was important I just don’t agree where it was located in the book. All in all I loved how she developed the characters throughout the book even Black Horse. You got to see and understand all the main characters and I felt as the book was ending it left you wanting to know more about each one, except of course Black Horse...The ending had me tripped up I would start the chapter thinking it was the ending and it wasn't, it went on like that for three chapters where you were like oh that was a good ending oh crap never mind one more chapter, oh that was a great ending, oh never mind one more chapter… And then the epilogue yes this book wasn't a major cliff hanger but it does leave you with that what the hell is going to happen next feeling...I loved the love story, I loved reading how strong their love is and even though I wasn't a fan of the going back in time chapters I did love how those chapters ended showing even back in the past these two souls were meant to be together and how much love Colt had for Averi and Averi had for Colt. They had an unbreakable bond….Reviewer for Relentless Book Chic Ramblings & Review

  • Kristiej
    2018-11-19 07:47

    I simply can't believe all the raves for this book. It's horrible. First off unless there are more editions floating around, it's not written in first person like the blurb implies, it's third person.How is this book bad, let me count the ways.1. It's jumpy, it seems to jump all over the place, there is no flow from one scene to the other.2. So much of it just does yet make sense. Supposedly the heroines two brothers don't know much about the relationship between h/h who are described as being overprotective. They live around the corner from each other, the heroine and her brothers yet they don't now that the hero is living with them??3. The heroine has a good day job yet apparently works at a real dive also. Why? If she has too have 2 jobs, what take one at such a dive where she has to dress skanky? I'm sure she could hold for a much better one.4. Everyone goes around shooting off guns like some old west novel. Seriously? In this day and age?5. The book seems to start right in the middle, no build up of any kind, it's like we were just dumped somewhere no at the beginning of a story, but right in some random scene.6. There is no character development that I could really see. We didn't get the 'heart' of anyone.7. Changing tenses. Randomly the book would have a couple of sentences written in present tense. It was bizarre.I could keep going and probably make it into the hundreds but then I'd be real cranky that I wasted so much time on this poor book. Just do NOT be fooled by so many raves and be forewarned. I hate when this happens but this one is bad, real bad.Don't get fooled like I did.

  • Heather Way
    2018-12-15 10:01

    Averi saw her parents cruelly murdered by Thomas "Black Horse" McClain when she was a child. But She can't help who she loves. Her heart has been head over heels for Colton McClain for as long as she can remember. But Averi's brothers have a war with the McClain family and is they knew her passion towards Coltons things wouldn't be pretty.Colton has loved her all his life. And even when her brothers were out getting drunk he always keep a good eye on Averi. Colton is nothing like the dirt bag of his father. But people still try to compare them. Averi knows he is true sweet and loving nothing like his father. But how does she make everyone else see that. This book gave me a emotional roller coaster. I was up one moment then down the next. the book went into the past and gave you a glimpse of what happen and lead up to The Murder of Averi's parents. Then Also gave you Colton's point of view. was a little all over for me but it was a awesome book. It offered Romance, suspense, tense drama moments that keep you on the edge of the seat. And some sizzling hot sexy scenes. Its hard not to love a book when a Man that is all alpha wants to fight and love for what he deserves. So much suspense kept you on the edge hoping for the best. The question is Did Thomas come back after getting out of Jail and continue his war. Did Averi & Colton get their happily ever after? So many questions so little time!

  • Kim
    2018-12-03 13:07

    WOW! You think you have family drama and want to kill your family sometimes, this book is much tougher than that. Black Horse isn’t one of those Hallmark movie type of books. It’s a book that would be on TNT that your guy would watch with you. I was constantly surprised with the twists in this book. And the twists had surprises. The book starts out with Averi and Colt already in love and being involved. Most of the town is aware of them as couple except Averi’s brothers. How they could not know shows how torn their relationship is with their sister. Colt is getting all of the blame from Averi’s brothers for the loss of their parents and brother. Colt’s father, Black Horse, is a mean SOB and is responsible for many deaths, including Colt’s mom and grandmother. Black Horse is out of prison and looking for revenge on Averi. It takes family to fight family and that's exactly what happens. Bring on the drama!Every time I thought that things had worked out, there was another turn in the story. I was happy in the end of the book until the final scene with Black Horse. Then I found myself screaming - NO… there better be a next book and soon!If you’re looking for a book that will keep you reading through the night and on the edge, Black Horse will take you on that ride.

  • Donna
    2018-12-03 09:45

    Averi Ford was young when tragedy struck her family ripping it apart. For as much as her brothers’ blame Colten McCain for what happened, Averi can’t help but love him. She’s loved him since they were three. Colten McCain is often called by his father’s nick name, Black Horse, but he refuses to be anything like that soul-less bastard. Black Horse took so much from Colten in his first five years, its surprising that there is anything left of him.I was very excited to read this book when I read the descriptions and saw the wonderful teasers. What a wonderfully dark plot! The idea of a cold hearted murderer stalking the one victim that got away and put him behind bars, plus the love between the victim and the murder’s child, WOW, my kind of book. I loved Colten, he’s a wonderful man. Averi is strong and resilient, one tough lady and Black Horse is a sick, sick man. The characters are good, the plot is wonderful and the story is told from multiple points of view, all of which I enjoy in a story. However, I found it to be slightly disorganized and there were parts that were not very realistic. I respect that fiction is fiction, but there are some parts of the story that need to be belivable. I give this book 3 stars.