Violent Mistake (Blackrose Brotherhood #2) by Ariana Nash

As the second book in the series, Violent Mistake follows Kazimir as he too falls for a human he never expected!

From the blurb:

Internet sensation, Kazimir Skokan, is loved around the world for his luxury photoshoots and envious
lifestyle. But Felix Quaid has never hated a man more. Ex-investigative journalist turned true-crime podcaster, Felix knows something is off with playboy Kazi. From the late-night back-alley meetings to the people around him who later vanish, behind Kazimir’s flashy smile, he’s rotten to his core. Not to mention rumors of darker, dangerous, some-say supernatural occurrences around Kazimir. Felix even has photos to prove it.

But the last time he tried to expose Kazimir Skokan, his story was inexplicably shut down, taking Felix’s career as a reporter with it. Kazimir owes him the truth. And Felix is going to make sure the whole world knows it.


Kazi has new orders. Kill Felix Quaid. The Blackrose Brotherhood leader, Mikalis, is never wrong. But in this, Kazi disagrees. Sure, Quaid is a pest, perhaps even a stalker, but no more than any other overzealous fan. Still, what Mikalis wants, Mikalis gets. And what’s another dead meat-bag to Kazi anyway? He stopped caring who lived and who died long ago.

Making Quaid disappear should have been easy. But in Quaid’s final, crucial moments, a pack of cult members kidnap them both, mistaking Quaid for a member of the brotherhood. Now, trapped together, their time running out, Kazi must work with Quaid if they’re to survive the insane Nyx-worshipping acolytes.

But as soon as they escape, Mikalis’s orders still stand: Quaid must die.

Kazi thought he’d long ago given up on caring who lived and who died. Apparently, he was wrong…


Sparks fly in the second book in the all-new gay vampire romance. Please note these books contain morally grey characters, unlikable heroes, enemies to lovers, and all the Ariana Nash angst you didn’t know you needed.

The Blackrose Brotherhood series is a fast burn paranormal MM romance featuring a new couple in each book. Each book ends in a HEA/HFN. 

Jacquie's Review:

Well, it wouldn't be an Ariana Nash book without the emotional ups and downs.

Personally, I love enemies to lovers, so I was totally up for this book. It didn't disappoint.

Kazi is supposed to kill Felix, but they get kidnapped together and discover they need each other to escape. Them slowly falling in love was just perfect. With Felix really learning who he is along the way.

There's a ton of revelations, lots of plot (no spoilers here), and I'm having theories. Whether they are right is really another thing altogether.

This series is going to build to something epic, I'm sure of it

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

Violent Mistake is the second book in the Blackrose Brotherhood series by Ariana Nash and I am so loving these morally gray vamps!! These books are full of action and the pacing is fast, so fast in fact that you might just miss some hidden clues along the way. Nash likes to foreshadow, but she does it in such a subtle and sneaky way that you can easily miss it. It's not until you finish reading and think back that the light bulb goes off. Sometimes it's several books later, even. My highlight game is strong with this author because I never know what might end up being important to remember later.

The romantic elements of this series are more prevalent, which is not typical of this author. I have to say I really am enjoying this aspect. Nash can write a romance well, but usually focuses more on the plot to move the story than the romance. The Blackrose Brotherhood series has both plot and romance in semi equal measure. I loved it. It was great getting to know Kazi better, to see his "softer" side behind his sarcastic quips. These vamps may appear to be unfeeling and cold, but it's more than obvious they feel things and deeply, at least when it comes to their mates.

Felix was a bit of a mental health crisis in human form and could definitely have benefited from the services of a therapist. Then again, to fall for someone who attempted to murder you, you kind of have to be a bit cray cray. That's not even to touch on the rest of the shitstorm that Felix gets pulled into after joining up with Kazi. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Kazi is utterly devoted to his human and proves more than once that Felix is his number one above all, including the Brotherhood.

I loved that we got a few chapters of Zaine in this one as well. It gave us a glimpse of what was going on behind the scenes while Kazi and Felix were off doing their own thing. Zaine may be the youngest of the vampire bunch, but he's definitely not the dumbest. He and Eric are well aware that they are not being told everything and are understandably weary of the trickle of information they are being told about the genetic anomalies in the human mates. Mikalis is certainly brutal AF in this book, but we also get to know him a bit better, too. I honestly think he believes his actions are right, even when they are so far from right, it's laughable.

I can't end this review without touching on Saint. Remember him, the person who's locked up in the super secret room at the Vamp base? We may or may not finally find out just who he is and why he's been confined for so long. There is definitely way more to his story than we are told, but at least it settled a bit of my bursting curiosity. I have a feeling we are going to be seeing much more of him later and I really, really hope we eventually get his book. He's too intriguing for me not to want to know it all.

Rating: 5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Violent Mistake is the second in the Blackrose Brotherhood series. It can be read as a standalone, but is best read in order after Violent Desire. I seriously loved the first book in this series, but I think I loved this one more!! 

Felix has fallen from grace and has a passionate hatred for Kazi. Kazi has orders to take him out, but that backfires and they end up trapped together. Seriously loving these morally grey vamps that police their own! 

Violent Mistake is a little steamier than what I’m used to reading in Nash’s stories, but they did a fantastic job with the plot. I seriously need more!! Overall, I loved this story, truly phenomenal! Well written with fantastic pacing. Highly recommend. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Violent Mistake is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.