Stoned (The Four, #2)
Once upon a time, there lived a witch. A kickass, brilliant, dope as hell witch whose magicks inspired fear and envy. Like all classic fairy tales, her story had the usual goodies. Destiny. Adventure. Missing souls. Unfathomable evil, the precarious fate of the entire universe, blah, blah, blah. But let’s get back to that witch with the awesome hair… Fine, it’s me. I’m the all-powerful witch. And, okay, maybe my story isn’t a classic fairy tale. Not unless I missed the part about Little Red delivering comic books and munchies in her basket and Beauty sleeping off two-for-one margarita night. But I do have a soul mate—my very own Charming. Except he’s no prince. He’s a level-headed, by the book, insanely sexy detective. And me? Well, I’m Stoned. Warning: Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 thanks to a dirty talking hero, a filthy-minded heroine, and the hot magicks they create. This story starts where Styx leaves off, so although it is a new couple, it is HIGHLY(pun totally intended) recommended they be read in order.

Stoned (The Four, #2) Details

TitleStoned (The Four, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 12th, 2019
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Stoned (The Four, #2) Review

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    January 1, 1970
    Stoned is book two in The Four series by Layla Frost. I fell in love with the first book in this series, Styx, which was Denny and Nate’s story. In it we met Juno, the crazy witch who became Denny’s friend and tried to help her. I have been so looking forward to her story and it did not disappoint. This book was fun, sexy, and yes, suspenseful. Juno Keres owns several stores merged together that she calls Novel Idea. But she is no ordinary store owner. She is a powerful witch. She is also one of Stoned is book two in The Four series by Layla Frost. I fell in love with the first book in this series, Styx, which was Denny and Nate’s story. In it we met Juno, the crazy witch who became Denny’s friend and tried to help her. I have been so looking forward to her story and it did not disappoint. This book was fun, sexy, and yes, suspenseful. Juno Keres owns several stores merged together that she calls Novel Idea. But she is no ordinary store owner. She is a powerful witch. She is also one of “The Four,” Nate’s sister in a sense. The evil group, Absolve, is getting stronger, their quest for power growing. It is the job of “The Four” to defeat them. Except two of their brothers are still missing. Each of The Four were promised that when the time was right, they would be rewarded with their mate, the person that holds the other half of their soul. Nate had found his in the first book. When Juno’s stores are brutally vandalized and the police are called, she meets Detective Stellan Reddick and one touch and she knows, he’s the one, her other half. Except it seems that perhaps he doesn’t feel the same way! And he is her opposite. Where she is a fun loving witch, he seems like he is a by the book, buttoned up, officer of the law. Yet he wakes her lady parts up in a way she has never experienced before.Stellan was pretty much married to his job. His last relationship had been three years ago and she gave up on him. So why was it that after one look at the pixie like store owner, he couldn’t think straight. He couldn’t get her off his mind. Her case was baffling, and things just weren’t adding up. But it wasn’t the case he was thinking about, it was her!Things continue to go wrong for Juno, her powers are going all wonky. And it seems like someone is out to get her, or Stellan, since it always seems to happen when they are together. She is convinced she is putting Stellan in danger but he is convinced that it is his fault. They both feel like it would probably be the right thing to do to walk away. Yet neither are able to let go of what is building between them.Once Stellan finally gives in to what he is feeling towards Juno, wow does he let go! He is all possessive and growly and jealous and oh so hot! He is one dirty talking, bad boy, police detective! “I’d take a naughty pixie over an angel any day.” Juno knows exactly who Stellan is to her. But as far as he knows, she’s just as human as he is. She has to tell him the truth about who and what she is. And about their mate bond. Will he still want her when he knows the truth? Or will he run for the hills?This really was fun, sexy, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I struggled a bit picking up the thread of the previous book. I do recommend reading them in order. Even though each book is about a different couple, the story line is ongoing and just a warning, we are left hanging just a bit! So I hope Layla Frost is fast at work on the next book because I need to know what comes next. For more about this book and so many more, come and visit me at Carol's Crazy Bookish World.https://www.facebook.com/groups/44036...
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    This author's humor kills me every time. I find her books fun to read and I always end up adoring her heroines. Stoned is another one to add to my list. I would suggest reading book one first. While this is based off a different couple, the overall story is continued. Plus you get to meet Juno and all her awesomeness in the first book as well.The reason I think Juno is so awesome is because she's funny and quirky but also very fierce. Don't mess with anyone she cares about or she'll go all mama This author's humor kills me every time. I find her books fun to read and I always end up adoring her heroines. Stoned is another one to add to my list. I would suggest reading book one first. While this is based off a different couple, the overall story is continued. Plus you get to meet Juno and all her awesomeness in the first book as well.The reason I think Juno is so awesome is because she's funny and quirky but also very fierce. Don't mess with anyone she cares about or she'll go all mama bear on your hinny. And how cute is it that Stellan called her his pixie? Oh Stellan, how I wish I could call you mine. Picture a hot, slightly older man (in Juno's eyes) who goes all intense and growly. Uh, yes please. One order of hot cop coming right up! He fought it a teeny, tiny bit but it didn't' take long for Stellan to realize he had no chance where Juno was concerned. That man was so gone for her it'll make you jealous.I've mentioned this is fun, but I'll also say it's a pretty safe read. There is some violence due to the nature of the overall plot, but no outside interference to our couple's relationship. This is a paranormal series. I won't speak too much of that in case you haven't read book one where you learn all the deets. Bring on book 3!
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  • Carvanz
    January 1, 1970
    I loved everything about this story! Filled with humor, some mystery, plenty of uncertainty regarding Juno’s magicks abilities, and enough steam to burn your fingerprints off where you’re holding your ereader, it was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a long while.The meeting between Juno and Stellan was perfectly imperfect and led to so many mixed feelings within both of them. It set me up for a fun read as I watched them both struggle with what they were feeling and then yielding to I loved everything about this story! Filled with humor, some mystery, plenty of uncertainty regarding Juno’s magicks abilities, and enough steam to burn your fingerprints off where you’re holding your ereader, it was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a long while.The meeting between Juno and Stellan was perfectly imperfect and led to so many mixed feelings within both of them. It set me up for a fun read as I watched them both struggle with what they were feeling and then yielding to it. Juno was so sassy and feisty. With her dirty thoughts and endless humor, she pulled me in from the very beginning. I loved getting a peek at her in the before time as well as the other Four. I usually get bored with a characters inner musings but that was never the case here. I loved how she thought, planned and reacted. I especially loved how she was perfect for Stellan.Stellan is the type of hero I absolutely adore! He wants her from the very beginning but puts up a bit of a fight that doesn’t last long. And then he’s ready to do whatever it takes to make her his. With his jealous, possessive tendencies rising at a single thought of another man with her and his protective instincts thrown into overdrive, he won a spot on “my favorite kind of hero” shelf. There was never a doubt that these two were designed to be together but getting Juno to the place of trusting herself to open that door was a wonderful thing to experience. In addition to all this couple’s goodness, we have past characters that helped to move the story forward as well as a few twists that I never saw coming. Oh, and let’s not forget the sadistic tendencies this author has…she left this on a freaking cliffhanger! You’re definitely going to need to read book 1 of the series before this, but it’s just as wonderful so it won’t be a hardship. And now to wait on the next installment…sigh.Dual POVSafe (view spoiler)[no ow/om drama; H is not a manho – celibate 3 yrs; h is not a virgin (hide spoiler)]Triggers(view spoiler)[secondary character was abused by her husband – not on page but she shared her story without all the details (hide spoiler)]
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  • Stacey is Sassy
    January 1, 1970
    War comes in all shapes and sizesIt’s kind of hard to take Death and War seriously when I’m completely distracted by cotton candy, porno comics and hot cops. I guess you could say that Layla Frost brings comedic elements to the end of the world. Not that Layla’s not taking the end of the world seriously, it’s just that it’s hard to take it all as doom and gloom when you’re chuckling or distracted by candy, porno and hot cops. Stoned takes us back to the candy store where one slightly stoned witc War comes in all shapes and sizesIt’s kind of hard to take Death and War seriously when I’m completely distracted by cotton candy, porno comics and hot cops. I guess you could say that Layla Frost brings comedic elements to the end of the world. Not that Layla’s not taking the end of the world seriously, it’s just that it’s hard to take it all as doom and gloom when you’re chuckling or distracted by candy, porno and hot cops. Stoned takes us back to the candy store where one slightly stoned witch comes face to face with evil. This witch is NOT that upset with facing evil because low and behold, evil brings out her Prince Charming…who happen to know she’s stoned AND happens to be the love of her life.I like to go into my reads without preparation. You know, slide into the scene without knowing who, what, where and how. Well, this led to a few problems for me. Even with some slight prompting in the storyline at the beginning, I couldn’t remember where we had left things. Then, I decided to re-read my review and see if that helped. Unfortunately, even with a supposedly spoilery review, it was a bloody USELESS spoiler and my review was no help to me at all. I literally had to read Stoned and get the *AHA, now I remember…* moments as they came. Woe is me.So, within a few chapters, I’m back on track and know where things are heading. Juno is a witch with attitude, brightly coloured hair, and an addiction to coffee and candy. She comes across as a little wacky and totally lovable. The people closest to her, she will protect with her life. When her shop is vandalised and a drive-by-shooting puts her loved ones in danger and leaves everything in tatters, it makes her ANGRY. She may look like a cute little pixie but get on her wrong side and she’ll blow your head up with a blink of her eyes. With her abilities, she is a protector. When Stellan, the sexy detective, comes into her life, it’s going to be a battle as to who will step in front of the bullet first.Stellan can’t believe the mad little Pixie keeps jumping in front of stray bullets. The fact that he thinks the bullets are aimed at him because of his career, makes it even harder to watch her jump in front of him. But, there’s something different about this woman who is in his thoughts 24/7. There is an EXTREME attraction. So extreme, one thought of her will make him instantly hard and desperate for her touch. No other woman has affected him this way. Nothing will stop him from being with her...and trying to protect her.Four instead of five stars because the front-end of the story left me a little frustrated. It took me too long to get up to speed with what happened in the previous instalment. When I read these kinds on series, I’m always disappointed that we’re not treated to a –In the previous instalment…I don’t want everything retold, just enough to trigger my memories so I'm not distracted from what is going on now. I need to be fully immersed in who, where and what’s new. I also struggle a little with how long it takes for the hero and heroine to be on the same page. When they do get there, they are so there, it’s almost too much. I felt like I was scrambling to catch up from lusty lust thoughts to I LOVE YOU!! It was HOT mind you, just seemed to hit mushy gushy feeling a bit quickly.Stoned was funny, quirky and HOT!! Seriously, seriously HOT HOT HOT!!! If you want to make it an even hotter experience, google the Japanese word Juno uses when the young guy comes into the store. Then, after checking it out [BLUSHING!!], head back to the story and keep reading. Oh My Lordy…I’m blushing again just thinking about it. Feeling…HOT HOT HOT!!!Holy Shamoly, Layla Frost really knows how to torture her readers. I have SOOOO many unanswered questions. Sure, she gives us a happy for now, but she also leaves us desperate for more. I really like this series and I highly recommend giving it a go.Stacey is Sassy, received a complimentary copy of this story. The copy provided is not the final copy and may be subject to edits and changes.
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  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this one WAY more than I did book one. It was better paced, and I enjoyed the romance and the storyline more. I SO want Levi (Satan) to get a book of his own!
  • Gi's Spot Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    5 ‘ Their Reward’ StarsO.M.F.G!!! Just when I thought the first book, Styx, couldn’t be matched in its awesomeness, here comes Ms. Frost raising up the stakes with Stoned! This dirty minded pixie and her filthy mouthed detective will ROCK YOUR WORLD!Again I’ll keep this review as non spoilerish as possible, because this series is all about the RIDE.We met Juno, our now leading lady – she would so snort at being called that, btw – in the previous book, and could already anticipate just how rich a 5 ‘ Their Reward’ StarsO.M.F.G!!! Just when I thought the first book, Styx, couldn’t be matched in its awesomeness, here comes Ms. Frost raising up the stakes with Stoned! This dirty minded pixie and her filthy mouthed detective will ROCK YOUR WORLD!Again I’ll keep this review as non spoilerish as possible, because this series is all about the RIDE.We met Juno, our now leading lady – she would so snort at being called that, btw – in the previous book, and could already anticipate just how rich and colorful her character was going to be. Well, she was all I was expecting and MORE!Unless she’d broken her halo to form her horns, Juno was no angel. She was a temptress. A siren, luring me in.And it was working. I’d take a naughty pixie over an angel any day.Stellan, handsome and broody Alpha was the detective in charge of Juno’s case, but even if he wasn’t, there was no way he could stay away, when something beyond them was pushing him in the direction of the crazy, wild, comic book store owner.I’d joke that it was a gift from the gods, but that wasn’t a joke. He was literally my gift from the gods.This story truly was outstanding, from the hilarious, LMAO moments, to the suspense and insane chemistry and connection between the main couples, I was glued, and begging for more, actually, still craving, even more and more stories from this crazy addictive universe.One date, and I was obsessed.I’d chase. I’d beg. She just had to tell me the rules, and I’d play her game as long as winning meant I got her.Juno and Stellan even though apparently completely opposites to one another, couldn’t have been better paired up, Fate really has a way. There was no doubt in my mind they could be anything other than true soulmates. He was the calm to her storm, and the rational and pragmatic to her crazy, two perfect halves of a whole, and I ADORED every single one of their interactions. But they gave us beauty.Our reward.Layla Frost truly has an unmeasurable creative and writing talent. The way this universe was created, the complex and particular characters, the quirkiness and uncontrollable ROFL lines and scenes, and the organic feeling chemistry, transform this PNR romance in a love and suspense combo story, just as addictive as Juno’s special gummy bears and cotton candy – that I was craving while reading, btw. Seriously, besides begging for Levi’s story, I’ll be here stalking and counting down the days for the rest of The Four! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 “I love you, Juno,” he grunted, his thrusts growing more frenzied. “Not because you’re my mate or any of that shit. But because you’re my filthy-minded and dirty-mouthed pixie.”“As long as I’m still breathing, and probably after, I’ll want you. Never doubt that.” ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    Once again Ms. Frost has blown my mind. Not only am I loving this overarching plot she’s weaving together with angels, demons, and magicks galore, I bounced through a range of emotions including lots of hilarity and a heavy dose of sadness. Oh, and it was sexy as hell.Juno was freaking hilarious. I never knew what was going to come out of her mouth just that it was more than likely going to be funny. And she was kickass to boot, even if she did go a little wonky there for a bit.As for Stellan, i Once again Ms. Frost has blown my mind. Not only am I loving this overarching plot she’s weaving together with angels, demons, and magicks galore, I bounced through a range of emotions including lots of hilarity and a heavy dose of sadness. Oh, and it was sexy as hell.Juno was freaking hilarious. I never knew what was going to come out of her mouth just that it was more than likely going to be funny. And she was kickass to boot, even if she did go a little wonky there for a bit.As for Stellan, if I wasn’t happily married I’d want to pull him out of the pages and take him for a ride. He could be a complete ass but he could also be so sweet it would almost guarantee a visit from the tooth fairy. His sheer selflessness was awe inspiring. Best of all, that man was an expert at dirty talk and he proved without a doubt he could back it up. I’m still fanning myself from some of his lines.Speaking of selflessness, there was one part that put a crack in my hard little heart. I’m not saying anything else about that other than authors can be mean bitches sometimes. And yes, I’m looking at you, Ms. Frost.Stoned was hilarious all kinds of interesting, sexy as hell, had all the feels and kept me mesmerized from beginning to end. I just wish the ending hadn’t felt so abrupt. It’s good Stellan and his Pixie were in a happy place relationship wise or I’d have been one mad reader. I don’t have a patient bone in my body, so I hope the next book comes quick.Rating: 4.5 I think I Hurt Myself Laughing So Hard Stars
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  • Claypot_Reads - Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    MUST READ ALERT 💜💜💜Just finished at 1am and it was FANFUCKINGTASTIC!!! The kind of book that leaves you smiling like a loon and grateful you found her words. This series of stories are some of the most original I have EVER read. Magicks, Mayhem and Men that make your panties go poof! Gone! Cannot recommend them enough. Juno & Stellan are what I love about smart romance writing. Kick ass heroine, hilarious dialogue, chemistry to melt your kindle and just the right dash of sweet! Trust me when MUST READ ALERT 💜💜💜Just finished at 1am and it was FANFUCKINGTASTIC!!! The kind of book that leaves you smiling like a loon and grateful you found her words. This series of stories are some of the most original I have EVER read. Magicks, Mayhem and Men that make your panties go poof! Gone! Cannot recommend them enough. Juno & Stellan are what I love about smart romance writing. Kick ass heroine, hilarious dialogue, chemistry to melt your kindle and just the right dash of sweet! Trust me when I say you NEED this book!! I received an arc of this book.
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  • Raine
    January 1, 1970
    Good second book, but the story continues...Good continuation to the series, though the first book has to be read first. This story is of Juno and Stellan who are each other's other half. The ARC isn't done, but at least Juno and Stellan have found each other.
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  • MichelleG
    January 1, 1970
    So I had this entire in depth review written and then when I went to save it....*poof* Gone. Frustrating, but here is all you need to know about my feelings about this book. I. LOVED. IT. As other reviewers have mentioned, STYX really needs to be read first to fully appreciate STONED.Layla Frost has yet to write a book that I don't adore and re-read multiple times because she has an absolute gift for writing great heroines and heroes that you just wished with every fiber of your being were real. So I had this entire in depth review written and then when I went to save it....*poof* Gone. Frustrating, but here is all you need to know about my feelings about this book. I. LOVED. IT. As other reviewers have mentioned, STYX really needs to be read first to fully appreciate STONED.Layla Frost has yet to write a book that I don't adore and re-read multiple times because she has an absolute gift for writing great heroines and heroes that you just wished with every fiber of your being were real. Honestly, though, her heroines are my favorite. Juno, the heroine in STONED, is classic Layla Frost - smart, quirky, funny (so so SO funny!), I-wanna-be-her-BFF, fierce - while in addition to being a badass powerhouse witch. All while keeping her from being annoying or a caricature. Stellan, the hero, is everything I want in a hero - protective, sexy AF (do the kids still use that?) possessive, completely and blindingly enamored with his heroine. Considering all the differences between the two of them (human/non human, black&white/every rainbow shade, etc.), Stellan's stoicism and groundedness is a perfect balance for Juno's controlled chaos.The story was well paced, interesting and had the right balance between relationship building and plot development which is impressive as this is book 2 of a series with an over-arching story. I find that a lot of interconnected series, one is sacrificed at the expense of the other. The growth of the relationship between Juno and Stellan also felt organic, which is amazing since poor Stellan had to contend with the existence of an entire paranormal world. Did I mention that this is only her second foray into PNR? As in the prior book, the handling of the PNR aspects of the book had a really unique spin on archetypes that most of us are familiar with and that I especially loved. In short; read this book. Hell, read all her books. I did receive a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, but I plan on buying a copy also because I need Layla Frost to keep writing. In particular, I need her to write the next freakin book in the series...like NOW.
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  • SansaReads
    January 1, 1970
    Everything she releases is GOLD! Solid GOLD! Every single time I think Layla Frost can't do any better or surprise me as a reader.. It should be noted that Stoned is the second book of The Four Series and you should definitely read Styx to know what is going on. From a super unique and original plot to the amazing characterization, Stoned surpassed whatever I had in mind. This couple just may be my favorite so far. Juno & Stellan are characters that will stay with you long after you read. Th Everything she releases is GOLD! Solid GOLD! Every single time I think Layla Frost can't do any better or surprise me as a reader.. It should be noted that Stoned is the second book of The Four Series and you should definitely read Styx to know what is going on. From a super unique and original plot to the amazing characterization, Stoned surpassed whatever I had in mind. This couple just may be my favorite so far. Juno & Stellan are characters that will stay with you long after you read. They complete each other in every way possible. Two complete different personalities and characters come together and form a perfect whole. I absolutely loved this couple. I EFFING ADORED JUNO!! She was simply everything! She had such a complex character I can't even begin to tell describe it. She was witty, brilliant, funny and crazy in the best way possible. I absolutely loved her sass! As always Layla Frost's impressive heroines remain flawless. The hero just as equally awes the reader. Stellan and his possessiveness and dirty talk will have you simply hooked. Despite the story ending in a cliffhanger , just as the Styx did, it didn't take anything away from the story for me. I was beyond satisfied and will definitely be reading the next ones! Layla Frost delivered a perfect blend of everything you could hope to find in a book.
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  • Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    4-4.25 stars. This book was really good! Stoned is book two in the paranormal romance series, The Four. Stoned is Juno's story. We met Juno in Styx, as she is a witch who helped Denny and Nate and befriended them. When bad things keep happening to Juno, including her store being blown up, she meets hot cop Stellan. They are drawn to each other and have immediate chemistry. He wants to protect her and together they work to figure out what magic is at play that wants to harm Juno. I really enjoyed 4-4.25 stars. This book was really good! Stoned is book two in the paranormal romance series, The Four. Stoned is Juno's story. We met Juno in Styx, as she is a witch who helped Denny and Nate and befriended them. When bad things keep happening to Juno, including her store being blown up, she meets hot cop Stellan. They are drawn to each other and have immediate chemistry. He wants to protect her and together they work to figure out what magic is at play that wants to harm Juno. I really enjoyed Stoned! This book started with a bang. I liked that it was faced paced and exciting. I adored both Juno and Stellan. Juno was bada$$ as she was one of the strongest witches in the world, but she was also fun and sweet. I loved Stellan too. He was strong, protective and he was smitten with Juno. Stellan was perfect and alpha in the best way. They were a really great, powerful couple with amazing chemistry and connection. I like the way the world building has developed and I wasn't confused on what was going on at all. I also enjoyed the side characters and catching back up with Denny and Nate. This book had humor, heat, excitement and magic!Overall, this was a great read! I am enjoying this series so much and I can't wait for more from Ms. Frost!*arc provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Katerina
    January 1, 1970
    5 Pixie stars!!!!I love that crazy witch Juno..and Stellar that Alpha Hot Cop with his dirty mouth!!This book starts when Styx ended i recommend you read Styx first.It has humor,it's HOT,it has mystery...all the feels!!Can't wait for the next book!!P.S Levi oh Levi you sexy Satan!!!
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  • V. Theia
    January 1, 1970
    Excuse you, Layla Frost, you absolute word wizard!!I was sucked in from word one and I don't think my feet touched the floor until I was finished. I don't want to give away the plot, it's better to go in blind. Suffice to say it's a fantastic story and continues on from book one. I loved the humor of this book and it has epic one-liners. Plus, I got to see my book-one bae again! And Levi.. oh, Levi! When you're drawn to a secondary character you know that's some good stuff. I want to be Juno whe Excuse you, Layla Frost, you absolute word wizard!!I was sucked in from word one and I don't think my feet touched the floor until I was finished. I don't want to give away the plot, it's better to go in blind. Suffice to say it's a fantastic story and continues on from book one. I loved the humor of this book and it has epic one-liners. Plus, I got to see my book-one bae again! And Levi.. oh, Levi! When you're drawn to a secondary character you know that's some good stuff. I want to be Juno when I grow up. I think she's one of my favorite heroines. Quirky, fun, funny and a fantastic leading lady. Stellan was everything I wanted in a possessive, protective, growly hero. I'll be his pixie! “It’s okay, pixie, shoot me dirty looks all you want. I like it.” This is a series you're going to want to jump on board with. Trust me, it's Aaaamazing.
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  • Jenn the Readaholic
    January 1, 1970
    I seriously feel like Olaf with my “oh, I love it even MORE now” feelings about this series (blame motherhood for the Disney reference there). Juno and Stellan are absolutely fabulous and are the perfect mates for each other. The Four series continues with their story...and it’s a doozy. Juno and her brother, Nate, are now united and are trying to find the other two important members of The Four, but Juno needs to figure out her own fate and soulmate-predicament first. She can’t help how she’s d I seriously feel like Olaf with my “oh, I love it even MORE now” feelings about this series (blame motherhood for the Disney reference there). Juno and Stellan are absolutely fabulous and are the perfect mates for each other. The Four series continues with their story...and it’s a doozy. Juno and her brother, Nate, are now united and are trying to find the other two important members of The Four, but Juno needs to figure out her own fate and soulmate-predicament first. She can’t help how she’s drawn to Stellan, but she’s pretty sure he doesn’t feel the same way toward her for a while. Luckily, she’s dead wrong in her interpretation of his feelings, and he proves his love in a few big ways throughout the story. Stellan proves to be far more accepting of their fate and the truth that brings him and Juno together, and is willing to go toe-to-toe with Heaven and Hell to prove it. Of course, we have some misunderstanding and humor and drama thrown in to keep this all interesting, which only meant that I absolutely couldn’t put my iPad down. I just HAD to keep reading to see what (or who) came next. Trust me, you’ll feel the same way. This story does end in a cliffhanger, BUT you should already know that from Denny and Nate’s story. And if you don’t, make a leap of faith and go back to the beginning so everything is clear. Now, I must practice the art of patience while I wait to see who comes next and how their story unfolds.
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  • Island Girl Romance Reads
    January 1, 1970
    This author is an Amazing storyteller and her heroines are so awesome!! Juno was amazing. Love her humor and sarcasm and wit. She had me grinning and laughing a lot.Stellan..the dirty mouth protective and possessive detective. He was perfect for Juno. It’s recommended to read Styx (The Four book 1) first before reading Stoned because even though it’s about a different couple it’s a continuation.This book was so good! I couldn’t put it down.I wanted to read it very slowly because I didn’t want it This author is an Amazing storyteller and her heroines are so awesome!! Juno was amazing. Love her humor and sarcasm and wit. She had me grinning and laughing a lot.Stellan..the dirty mouth protective and possessive detective. He was perfect for Juno. It’s recommended to read Styx (The Four book 1) first before reading Stoned because even though it’s about a different couple it’s a continuation.This book was so good! I couldn’t put it down.I wanted to read it very slowly because I didn’t want it to end. Now to wait for the next book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!!
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  • Annette Brignac
    January 1, 1970
    HOLY DONUTS SHE'S DONE IT AGAIN!I am in LOVE with this amazing story. I wish they were real so I could hang out with them!!!I've been waiting for Stoned since I finished Styx by this author and let me tell you - WORTH. THE. WAIT!!!I laughed so hard I cried at some points. Juno is a trip and Stellan is PERFECT for her! This was the perfect PNR Romance and definitely one of my new favorites of this year so far!I ABSOLUTELY recommend this awesome story!!!
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  • Carmen lawter
    January 1, 1970
    Mmmmk. Yeah....wow....😳....Nope. Still don’t have words to do Stoned justice. (244423567 hours later after finishing.) Juno and Stellan are perfect counterparts for the other. Soulmates. Their connection was out of this...literally. This is DEFINITELY a must read. 😍 I NEED MORE....NOW.
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  • Penny
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 4.5 “Eggplants for dinner” StarsHoly. Freaking. Cow.After Styx completely blew me away, I was both super excited and trying to keep my expectations in check before starting Stoned. I really shouldn’t have bothered because it was so, so good!I won’t go into specifics of the story because just as with the previous book, there’s a lot of mystery and suspense going on (although we’re not as blind as with that one) and I don’t want to spoil the surprises for anyone.Nate, the hero in Styx, was Rating: 4.5 “Eggplants for dinner” StarsHoly. Freaking. Cow.After Styx completely blew me away, I was both super excited and trying to keep my expectations in check before starting Stoned. I really shouldn’t have bothered because it was so, so good!I won’t go into specifics of the story because just as with the previous book, there’s a lot of mystery and suspense going on (although we’re not as blind as with that one) and I don’t want to spoil the surprises for anyone.Nate, the hero in Styx, was a tough act to follow and considering Juno is the absolute shit, Stellan had a lot to prove. And prove himself he did. He was bossy, possessive, protective and incredibly sexy. He could dirty talk like a GOD and he had so many moves! I can’t even… you need to read this. “I’m gonna spend so long memorizing the feel of you around my dick, you’ll forget what your pussy feels like without me in it! Having met Juno in the first book, I already loved her sassy, quirky, weird AF cocky butt. She was a hoot, had a flaming temper and the bloodthirstiness to carry it out. “You’re drooling.”“Yup,” I agreed without shame. “I’m going to have to carry around a wet floor sign.”“For the drool?” she asked.“Yeah, sure. Let’s go with that.” As the encompassing arch of the story unfurls, Juno and Stellan need to bond as a couple. Unsurprisingly, their chemistry is absolutely off the charts amazing, their connection zings and their time together molten-lava level of hot. I loved that we get some glimpses of Nate and Denny togethering and that we get to spend more time with Levi. That is one devil I want to get to know much better.With intrigue, suspense and some action, Stoned had me cursing work as I was forced to put it down. I did feel the end was a little bit abrupt, as not to say I felt I was slammed headfirst into a concrete wall after falling from an airplane, but I do understand that the story needs the next installment to continue. That said, that Epilogue on the last book better be like… the most epic epilogue in the history of the written word.I need the next book now!!*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start by saying Stoned is a safe read; no OW/OM drama. <—- for all you safety readers out there. I do recommend reading the first book in this series first, Stoned. It’s about a different couple but the beginning to what’s going on in this book. This is a story of Juno, a store owner who also happens to be a very powerful witch. I love Juno’s character, she’s hilarious and quirky. Her soulmate, Stellan is the complete opposite of her. He’s a rule following police officer. He feels the Let me start by saying Stoned is a safe read; no OW/OM drama. <—- for all you safety readers out there. I do recommend reading the first book in this series first, Stoned. It’s about a different couple but the beginning to what’s going on in this book. This is a story of Juno, a store owner who also happens to be a very powerful witch. I love Juno’s character, she’s hilarious and quirky. Her soulmate, Stellan is the complete opposite of her. He’s a rule following police officer. He feels the instant attraction to her but doesn’t know she’s a witch. Once he gives in, he becomes the ultimate dirty talking alpha. This book has just the right amount of push and pull with the characters. I definitely recommend this series. I CANNOT wait for the next book. I hope Layla is able to release it pretty quickly after this one.
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  • Darlene
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love the chemistry between Stellan and Juno. Not only is it scorching HAWT but it's funny as hell. He gets her nutty humor and finds her special powers sexy...this is an alpha male who is NOT threatened by a powerful woman. You can read this as a stand alone if you must, but it's so much better having read Styx first. And besides, you don't want to miss Denny and Nate's story...they feature prominently in Stoned and their story is just as swoony and wonderful as Stellan and Juno's. I absolutely love the chemistry between Stellan and Juno. Not only is it scorching HAWT but it's funny as hell. He gets her nutty humor and finds her special powers sexy...this is an alpha male who is NOT threatened by a powerful woman. You can read this as a stand alone if you must, but it's so much better having read Styx first. And besides, you don't want to miss Denny and Nate's story...they feature prominently in Stoned and their story is just as swoony and wonderful as Stellan and Juno's. GET THIS BOOK NOW!
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    This story continues the AMAZING 10+++ star-ness of this series! I'm in awe of this story, seriously. The deep love, steamy goodness, playfulness during dark times, the connection between two groups that traditionally don't work together... (You'll know what I mean when you read it!) It's all crafted so very well, I don't want the stories to stop! Juno & Stellan are so fun and LOL funny, even during "OMH" moments! They chemistry is full of witchy goodness! And we get to see more of Levi (I c This story continues the AMAZING 10+++ star-ness of this series! I'm in awe of this story, seriously. The deep love, steamy goodness, playfulness during dark times, the connection between two groups that traditionally don't work together... (You'll know what I mean when you read it!) It's all crafted so very well, I don't want the stories to stop! Juno & Stellan are so fun and LOL funny, even during "OMH" moments! They chemistry is full of witchy goodness! And we get to see more of Levi (I can't wait for some of the things I suspect are going on w/ him to be brought to light!) & are introduced to Tom (SO ADORABLE). Highly enjoyed this story & am looking forward to the next, and the next ... and the epic epilogue I know is coming. LOL LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! : )
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  • Leslee
    January 1, 1970
    Layla Frost is swiftly becoming a go to author for me when I need smoking hot romance that makes me laugh. Stoned was everything that I hoped for and more. Juno is smart and talented, so much so that they should be her middle names. What really got me though, was the vulnerability underneath that got to me. Stellan is everything hot and I loved how he accepts her for the awesome chick she is. The two of them together is perfection, they are complete. You see it in every moment once they meet, th Layla Frost is swiftly becoming a go to author for me when I need smoking hot romance that makes me laugh. Stoned was everything that I hoped for and more. Juno is smart and talented, so much so that they should be her middle names. What really got me though, was the vulnerability underneath that got to me. Stellan is everything hot and I loved how he accepts her for the awesome chick she is. The two of them together is perfection, they are complete. You see it in every moment once they meet, the connection between them. Stoned was so funny that I didn't see a moment coming that caused me to cry. I devoured this book and loved every moment with these characters. Please do yourself a favor and read Styx first or you will be terribly lost and missing out on the awesomeness that is Denny and Nate. Stoned is amazing and deserves 6 stars!
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  • FunUndertheCovers
    January 1, 1970
    Juno is wild and beautiful. She is very powerful and is the first to kick ass and take names. When she finally meets her "other half" she doesn't expect it to be the straight-laced, sexy as sin detective staring at her. Will he want her and all her wildness? And what happens when he finds out who she really is?WOW! WOW! WOW! I am utterly blown away by this book! I am so addicted to this series and Juno and Stellan's story did not disappoint! My emotions went on one heck of a rollercoaster ride. Juno is wild and beautiful. She is very powerful and is the first to kick ass and take names. When she finally meets her "other half" she doesn't expect it to be the straight-laced, sexy as sin detective staring at her. Will he want her and all her wildness? And what happens when he finds out who she really is?WOW! WOW! WOW! I am utterly blown away by this book! I am so addicted to this series and Juno and Stellan's story did not disappoint! My emotions went on one heck of a rollercoaster ride. Juno cracks me with her crazy antics and her obsession with food. I fell in love with these two instantly! I hung on every word. I am so excited to see what is still to come in this amazing series! 6 stars!!
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  • Laundry
    January 1, 1970
    I have been sitting here, staring at my computer, willing the words to write this review and nothing. It's been hours, folks. But I've gotta start somewhere, even though I'm certain my words will not do Juno's story justice. You see, this book pushed some boundaries for me. When it comes to books, I'm pretty open minded. However, I know what tropes I like, I know what my few triggers are, and all that jazz. But when a one-click author comes out with a series that is not one of your top anythings I have been sitting here, staring at my computer, willing the words to write this review and nothing. It's been hours, folks. But I've gotta start somewhere, even though I'm certain my words will not do Juno's story justice. You see, this book pushed some boundaries for me. When it comes to books, I'm pretty open minded. However, I know what tropes I like, I know what my few triggers are, and all that jazz. But when a one-click author comes out with a series that is not one of your top anythings, you read it anyways. And then everything you've so careful categorized as a "favorite" goes flying out the window. Story Line: Juno is one of the "Four". What am I talking about? Go read Styx- which is Book 1 in this series - and get back to me. Anywho, the one bit of info I will give you is that each of these 4 individuals will find their soul's other half and just "know". Okay, when I put it that way it sounds lame, but it's beautiful and inspiring and if you don't feel the same way, we can't be friends. Moving on. Who is Juno's leading man? Oh just a cop. (Cop's as the hero is one of my favorites - so hot!) However, back to me and my stupid boundaries. I don't really like nor read supernatural stuff. Like ever. I tried it a few times, my brain was all "let's be logical" and I couldn't do it. HOWEVER, with that being said, Layla's first book in this series got me to open my eyeballs to a whole other class of paranormal type romance. How does this tie into Juno? Well all of the "Four" have supernatural qualities. Juno's powers basically make her a witch. I'm also not a fan of witches. However, this story made me Juno's biggest fan. I may go dye my hair blue and pink after this. Who knows. Bottom line when it comes to the story line? Things hit the fan, I cried more than one time, there's a happily ever after and then there's the WHAT THE EFF at the end. Good stuff right?Interaction: Stellan is a hot shot cop. Juno is a business owner whose business just got targeted. Hence their paths cross. And oh mama, when Juno's eyes land on mr hot pants? I adore her inner monologue so freaking much. She's sweet, sassy and strong all rolled into one gorgeous person. Their attraction is inevitable. I mean, you heard what I said about just "knowing" right? Their souls recognize each other and it's brilliant. I loved their chemistry even more than Denny and Nate, which I truly did not think would be possible. Juno and Stellan's connection is just so REAL. Everything about them was described in such detail, I swore it was my relationship being described instead of fictional characters. Laundry: Oh Layla, woman you are my hero. You write the BEST laundry. I mean, seriously. I want Stellan all for myself. I'm pretty sure Juno can beat me to a pulp with just a flick of the finger, so I'm not actually serious. But MAN these two are so freaking hot. I love their foreplay. Heck, I love their heated looks they give one another. I mean, everything EVERYTHING about these two is FIRE. Depth: The Four's story line is so intricate and complex that I was afraid I would forget some of it or not retain enough from Styx to Stoned. Clearly I don't have enough faith. Layla does an incredible job of creating this story so vividly descriptive. It's impossible not to be totally and whole heartedly invested in each and every character. I felt like I went to heaven and hell right along side these characters. If I didn't love this author so much already, I would be so mad at her for a certain part of this book which had me crying big fat ugly crocodile tears. But at the end of the day, even the sad parts were written with such grace and compassion, that even me - the queen grudge holder - can't be mad any longer. Stoned was perfect. It's everything you wanted from Juno's story - and so much more.
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  • Tricia
    January 1, 1970
    I was taken completely by surprise when I started reading this series. I’m not a huge reader of PNR and so didn’t know what to expect. I enjoyed book one, Styx, but I absolutely loved Stoned. I will admit to being a little confused at the beginning and had to refer back to book one to get my bearings. I appreciate that Stoned picks up where Styx left off, but a little catch up at the beginning I think would have helped. In keeping with the overall theme of the book, in my head I was imagining th I was taken completely by surprise when I started reading this series. I’m not a huge reader of PNR and so didn’t know what to expect. I enjoyed book one, Styx, but I absolutely loved Stoned. I will admit to being a little confused at the beginning and had to refer back to book one to get my bearings. I appreciate that Stoned picks up where Styx left off, but a little catch up at the beginning I think would have helped. In keeping with the overall theme of the book, in my head I was imagining this in a sort of tv voice-over “Previously on ...” kind of way! The whole storyline is so fabulously unique in its retelling of a certain ancient tale, that once I got into the swing of things again, I couldn’t put it down.Oh Juno, how I loved her. Her strength of character, her quirkinesses, her foul mouth and witty one liners had me in stitches. I wish her “nerdtastic” stores existed on my local high street. With books and comics (sometimes of the special variety - I’ll leave you to discover those for yourself!), coffee and board games, not to mention cotton candy served by the hysterically self titled “prematurely expired”, I’d never want to leave. I also really enjoyed the insight into Juno’s history, told in such a way that enhanced, rather than interrupted, the flow of the story and made her even more endearing, if that were possible. Fantastically steamy moments and alpha growliness are provided courtesy of the wonderfully named detective Stellan Reddick, from whom Juno is keeping one heck of a big secret (or two).As well as all the fun and magicks, there’s some mystery and suspense going on, together with a smidge of danger, and an important quest, which is really the whole premise of the series. Although each book concentrates on a different couple/character, they are interconnected and the story arc continues from the previous book. Because of this, I would recommend you read them in order. This series is my first read of anything by this author and I love her writing style, her inventive storyline and her humour. My advice would be to throw all your preconceived and stereotypical ideas of witches, and of angels and devils out of the window, suspend your disbelief and dive right in. I did and I loved it.
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  • Book Snob Sue
    January 1, 1970
    Layla Frost, is it too early to profess my love for this book crack series that you wrote? Too early? Buehler? So many stars, this series is so addicting, from the characters to the storyline…total book crack. Huge Layla Frost fan and when she decided to write this genre, which is my kryptonite, just put me write over into crazy, happy fan. Juno aka War aka Pixie is my favorite horseman, with her ott funny af sarcastic and wild personality, it’s hard not to adore her. And she finally meets the c Layla Frost, is it too early to profess my love for this book crack series that you wrote? Too early? Buehler? So many stars, this series is so addicting, from the characters to the storyline…total book crack. Huge Layla Frost fan and when she decided to write this genre, which is my kryptonite, just put me write over into crazy, happy fan. Juno aka War aka Pixie is my favorite horseman, with her ott funny af sarcastic and wild personality, it’s hard not to adore her. And she finally meets the calm to her storm aka Stellen, in this book, the smoldering hot detective from book 1. This book picks right up from Styx and we get more of the characters and storyline that snagged us from book 1. Even though Juno knows Stellen is her mate, she tries to fight it…that last about a hot second. He tries to fight it too, but as you all know, you can’t fight fate….ever. In this book, they are still trying to find the other 2 brothers, fight Absolve and she finds out more about what happened to her in their last battle with Absolve. This was a safe read, no om or ow drama. Older woman, younger man...and I mean she’s about a thousand, but looking about 23. A funny af ott sarcastic, wild, but adorable heroine and the dirty talking calm to her storm mate Stellen. Great ongoing storyline, great secondary/supporting characters, especially her funny af besties. Get your series book crack right here….next book please. I know, I know, subtle like a Mack truck. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    This preorder hit my kindle and I blazed through it this morning since breakfast! Absolutely amazing read...this is the second in the series that began with Styx It’s not a stand alone but if you haven’t read this author or this series then your missing out! Book #2 is as good as the first one and that’s a rarity in any genre...Now I’m going back to reread the first because I’m not ready to let this world and characters go yet. I’m just a humble reader but in sea of same old same old romance plo This preorder hit my kindle and I blazed through it this morning since breakfast! Absolutely amazing read...this is the second in the series that began with Styx It’s not a stand alone but if you haven’t read this author or this series then your missing out! Book #2 is as good as the first one and that’s a rarity in any genre...Now I’m going back to reread the first because I’m not ready to let this world and characters go yet. I’m just a humble reader but in sea of same old same old romance plots and the paranormal being far too “normal”these days, Layla Frost is opening up the genre and making it her own!!YES...next one please...like now!Layla FrostBrass TacksI’m not giving any plot spoilers here...it’s too good to spoil, no apparent major triggers, talk of abuse of secondary character,safe relationship, adult language, open door, smoking love scenes with a dirty talking Hero to die for, you’ve been warned or better yet...enticed(seriously, sip a cool beverage or share with your partner!!! Yay)
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  • Stace
    January 1, 1970
    FYI...I don’t hand out five star ratings until I’ve read the book more than once....so my 4 star reviews mean I loved the book and would actually consider reading it again and would = most people’s 5 star rating. If you have not read Styx you need to go do that RIGHT NOW. Whatever you do, DO NOT read these out of order. Reading this one first would ruin the first book and you would start out completely lost. Save yourself the trouble, you will thank me in the end.It’s hard to review this series FYI...I don’t hand out five star ratings until I’ve read the book more than once....so my 4 star reviews mean I loved the book and would actually consider reading it again and would = most people’s 5 star rating. If you have not read Styx you need to go do that RIGHT NOW. Whatever you do, DO NOT read these out of order. Reading this one first would ruin the first book and you would start out completely lost. Save yourself the trouble, you will thank me in the end.It’s hard to review this series without spoilers. Juno is a witch with so much more to her. My love for her knows no bounds. She is my kind of heroine. There is no endless weeping and lamenting about needing to be saved. She can save herself ‘thank you very much’ and with any luck the rest of the world too. The fact that Stellan was her ‘reward’ doesn’t lessen their love, it just takes it to the next level. I loved the fact that they were both doing good and living life (Juno a little more than Stellan because let’s face it he’s far too serious before hooking up with Juno ) separately and it just got better when they were together. Once again Layla brought the laughs (there was a reference to Pauly Shore for those of you old enough to remember him LOL) she brought the hot sex.....and she even brought some tears. The only horrible thing about this book was that our Evil Mistress gave us no hint as to who the next one would be about. It seems unfair but if I wine about it too much she might kick me out of the ARC group. 😁Go read it now!
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  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    I have to start off by saying how much I absolutely adored Juno and Stellan and their story. I seriously loved Juno so much, she fascinated me in Styx and to finally get her story I was ecstatic! She is the type of person I would love to have as a friend, she is loyal to a fault, a whole lotta kooky, feisty, she can take care of herself, and so so so hilarious! The things that came out of her mouth had me laughing out loud so many times. And what can I say about Stellan but swoon-worthy! I have I have to start off by saying how much I absolutely adored Juno and Stellan and their story. I seriously loved Juno so much, she fascinated me in Styx and to finally get her story I was ecstatic! She is the type of person I would love to have as a friend, she is loyal to a fault, a whole lotta kooky, feisty, she can take care of herself, and so so so hilarious! The things that came out of her mouth had me laughing out loud so many times. And what can I say about Stellan but swoon-worthy! I have a love of law enforcement officers in my romance novels, they have that protective instinct, but Stellan is so much more than that. He is oh so sexy, possessive and that dirty talk is hot!!! He is perfect for her and I loved his reaction when all was revealed to him. This series has a lot to do with soulmates and my heart goes all melty when people are in search of their other half and then they find them. Juno knows early on who her soulmate is, but due to some wonkiness, she doesn’t trust it and tries to keep Stellan away. This definitely does not last too long. Their interactions are cute, hilarious and sexy! I freaking loved it all.Like Juno, I too get a bit stabby with cliffhangers, but this one I was okay with. Juno and Stellan are together so that is all that matter to me. Don’t get me wrong I am chomping at the bit to know what will finally happen with their mission and to find out the stories of the remaining siblings. Another excellent book in The Four series. Everyone just has to get it!
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