Review: Buttons & Pain by Penelope Sky


Buttons & Pain

By Penelope Sky

More Details:

Book Three

Dark Romance

Published May 15th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform



When I saw my escape, I took it. Now I'm in New York City and trying to get my life back on track. Despite the tracker in my ankle, Crow hasn't come for me. He hasn't even called me. I told him the depth of my feelings but he cruelly rejected them.

Maybe he's forgotten about me.

One day, I walk into my apartment and spot the pile of buttons on the counter. I never left them there, and there's only one explanation for their presence.

Maybe Crow hasn't forgotten me after all.

Overall Rating: ☆☆☆☆

4/5 Stars. This was an exciting end to Button and Crow's story. I'm just a little upset that the series does continue, but not with them. I really enjoyed their story and I want it to continue. 

This book is packed with steam and action. It's also filled with love. Yes, love. It's finally here and it goes as far as it can. 

I really didn't want to put this book down at all. I was dying to see how everything played out. I must say, I wasn't disappointed. 

Plot Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

This series has gotten better with every book. I was entranced from the beginning. I just cannot put into words how much I love dark romances like this one. 

I definitely plan on picking up the next three books in the future. Just not anytime soon since it's technically a different story. 

Buttons & Pain follows Pearl as she's leading her new life in New York. That is, until Crow comes back to claim her once again. Like the crazy fool she is, she doesn't go back to Italy with him. Which means, someone else comes to collect her.


This last book is filled with love. Filled with blood. Filled with death. It's an amazing read. 

That epilogue at the end was everything I could have wanted for the Barsetti family. It was something I didn't know I needed for the end of this series. 

Character Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Crow's stubbornness really got on my nerves in this book. If he just admitted to himself how he really felt about Button, she would have been safe. He drove me absolutely bonkers. 

I think all the characters grew in this book. Everyone learned something new and they all learned to love each other. 

Romance Rating: ☆☆☆☆

I just realized that I didn't do a romance rating for the other two books. Oops. 

I loved Crow and Pearl's romance throughout the books. It grew into something so beautiful. It was a magnificent love story to fall in love with.

It had the right amount of steam. PS didn't take it overboard. She didn't just load the books with sex. She made sure there was love and emotion. 

Writing Style: ☆☆☆☆

I have really enjoyed PS's writing style. I will most definitely be picking up more of her books in the future. 

Her writing is so easy to read and get sucked in to. I love that she alternates perspectives between Pearl and Crow. I just love everything she did with this story.

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