This is the final book in the highly acclaimed Black Lotus series, a dark psychosexual thriller like no other.
I've come to learn there is no escaping your past. It doesn't matter what you do, it will follow like a phantom - haunting you, reminding you.
Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only, as some scenes may be particularly disturbing.
©2016 E. K. Blair (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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SERIOUSLY I'm so mad. Wasted time the ending is the worst ever!!! I hope the writer makes an alternate ending... Whistle blower everyone DIES and they all turn into caterpillars ......
"WORST ENDING EVER!!!!!!!"
Bang is in my top 3 favorite books of all time! I had never read a book that emotionally captivating! Then I waiting months for Echo to come out, and even though it wasn't was good, and there was some overly forced (unneeded) drama; the characters intense passion still drove the book! Then the long wait for Hush . . . . overall it was a good book, and you still feel the passion between the main characters, just not as strong as before as the book goes on. Then the book ends, and you think she gets her happily ever after finally. . . . but NO!!!
I'm sorry but to see them both die in the last sentence in of the book after a marriage proposal is ridiculous! But the epilogue is SO far fetched I actually threw the book!! Their happily ever after is living life as giant fuzzy fucking caterpillars. . . what the actual fuck?? Caterpillars!!! I want my time and money back!!! CATERPILLARS!!!
Will never waist my time in another EK Blair series again!!!
"Bad acid trip. Audible needs a WTF star."
I have enjoyed all three books in The Black Lotus Series. I really enjoyed having a different kind of love story. The love between H and h was not pretty at all. There were a lot of emotions between Declan and Elizabeth that you don't have in your "typical romance" story.
On a rating scale from 0-10, I would rate The Black Lotus Series as follows:
Book 1: Bang - 9
Book 2: Echo - 7
Book 3: Hush - 5
Book 1: Bang - Excellent and kept me intrigued from start to finish.
Book 2: Echo - Didn't keep me up all night listening like Book 1 - but it was a great book.
Book 3: Hush - Felt like a bad acid trip in the end.
Great writing, but overall it was EXTREMELY disappointing.
After waiting over a year for the conclusion to Declan and Elizabeth's affair, I have to say, I am pissed off with what we got. The conclusion of Hush ultimately ruined the entire series for me.
My immediate thoughts after finishing Book 3 were:
"WTF?! That can NOT be the end!" (I even opened my audible app to check because I honestly thought I missed something that should have come next.)
"All of this time waiting for the ending of this series, and I get THIS?! What a waste of time!"
These characters had everything thrown at them to prevent them from being together but they still found a way to make it happen. Elizabeth was a horrible person for the things that she did to her husband. Everything she did was "revenge" for him doing the right thing when he was a child. As shitty of a person as she was, I still found myself rooting for her and wanting her to get some happiness and peace with Declan.
The Black Lotus Series was a rollercoaster of emotions for me and I couldn't wait for the big finish...unfortunately I did not get it. The ending of this series was a huge let down from E.K. Blair. Don't get me wrong, the writing is excellent. I am just pissed off with how she decided to end their story. I thought that for sure the ending was a dream Elizabeth was having, or a mental breakdown or something due to the "trauma" she received in the end. Unfortunately, it was not.
The ending of this book ruined the entire series for me.
While I was waiting for Book 3 to be released, I recommended this series MULTIPLE times. Now that I have finished the entire series, I wont be recommending it again. I feel like my time and devotion to this series and the characters in it was wasted because of the ending to it all.
E.K. Blair, I absolutely love your writing. You have a talent that is so unique in the way you are able to suck in your readers and hold their interest throughout the book. I am sorry to say that I absolutely despise the ending to this series.
You made me fall in love with Black Lotus despite/because of all of the dirty/angry/ugly/wrong/sad/abusive/vengeful....
Everything about Elizabeth should have made me hate her, but you were able to make her loveable through ALL of that. After everything she went through growing up and all of the shit she did to others, I was still rooting for her and holding out for her ultimate happiness. Instead, you gave me an ending that made me feel like I was on an acid trip and left me feeling empty.
Elena Wolfe brings the characters to life in The Black Lotus Series. She does an excellent job in each book.
An angry love/hate affair between two catalysts, wrapped in a pretty package concealing the inevitable explosion within.
Maybe, E.K. Blair will redeem this series by releasing Ringing: Book 4. It could be the real conclusion to this story and it will basically tell us that the ending of Book 3 was a hallucination that Elizabeth had due being shot in the head and being in a coma. After being in a medically induced coma for months to allow her brain to heal.
"Sad the story is over...."
And wish it hadn't ended the way it did, but overall it was a great series of books. I'm so glad that Declan and Elizabeth were able to be together and find such true love through their trials and tribulations. The narration was wonderful.
"5+ stars for the Black Lotus Series!"
I absolutely LOVE the Black Lotus Series. It is a dark series with surprises around every corner, these books will blow your mind. Bang was such a great read, once I finished it I had a serious WTF moment. Echo was equally as great, E K Blair has such a wonderful style to her writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat and she never fails to shock you with what happens next. Hush was also a great read, I have read some reviews that said the ending wasn't pleasing to them but I have to disagree I think the ending was perfect considering all the different directions this series takes you in, I wouldn't change a thing about it. If you don't mind books that are a bit dark then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Black Lotus Series! I will be re-reading these books for years to come!
Books 1-2 were AMAZBALLS, but this one was mediocre at best. Despite the reviews I read about the ending being crap, I still wanted the audiobook to finish off the series but dang was there a lot of filler and not enough intensity. And Declan's accent wasn't as pronounced. It seemed like EK Blair sorta rushed to pull everything back in which made it super suck. But at the end of the day, I still really enjoyed Elizabeth (Nina's) & Declan's sick / sorted love affair.
"HUSH, ON AUDIO, IS LIKE LIVING ELIZABETH'S(Nina) REALITY, EVERY WILD MINUTE OF IT!!!"
I loved reading HUSH by E.K BLAIR, but listening to HUSH as an audiobook is a whole different experience, it's like living the reality of Elizabeth(Nina's) Archer's moments yourself. You feel the adrenaline as your heart beats fast, her anxiety and fear as your own amps up, know her anger as you become angry and want to lash out too, cry her tears of sadness and heartache as your tears well up, yearn for Declan's hands, lips, his everything, when he loves her heart, body, and soul and wish you had yourself a Declan. As you listen to the amazingly written book of HUSH from the Black Lotus Series and the final book of the trilogy after Bang and Echo from the talented author E.K Blair, you'll experience many emotions, it will be a wild and exhilarating ride, best roller coaster ride you'll ever experience right at home and all from a book!! The voice of Elena Wolfe as Elizabeth(Nina) is perfect, better than the voice I had in my head while reading HUSH, because Elena is Elizabeth, she becomes one with her and makes it her own!!! Be sure to get HUSH Audiobook of The Black Lotus Series by E.k Blair, read and/or listen to Bang, and then Echo before HUSH, get all three audiobooks and have yourself a Black Lotus Party, invite Carnegie, the Caterpillar 🐛to join you!!!! HUSH BY E.K BLAIR, 5 ⭐️ if I could, I'd give it 10⭐️!!! HUSH AUDIOBOOK BY E.K BLAIR
What a stupid ending to a great series! The ending was so bad that it made a five star book a four-star book. EK Blair what were you thinking!? You had written a five star book up until the last 15 minutes!!! So
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