Buttons & Pain by Penelope Sky

Ending a series is always sad. The only thing that makes me happy is the way a series is ended. And this ending is definitely the best I’ve read in like forever. The ending to this book was everything


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.

Via Goodreads


OMG you guys. This whole series was insane and I could barely handle it. I literally had to pre-order this because I was so excited. And the wait…TOTALLY WORTH IT.

In case you need a recap, check out Buttons & Lace and Buttons & Hate. After that come back and read the rest of this post.

I really enjoyed that Penelope Sky decided to go back and forth between Crow and Pearl’s point of views. It made things a bit more entertaining. And we see some of our favorite characters return as well as some of our not so favorites.

Okay, I really love Pearl. She’s one tough lady. Her handling the p.o.s ex boyfriend was everything. I felt awkward for her when an old boyfriend was basically walking on eggshells around her. She was definitely not into whatever they were doing. Although, I was a little concerned when she was in a kind-of-sort-of relationship with that one person and Crow came back into the picture. She really is a Boss though, especially in that bunker.

Crow… well, he’s complicated. It’s simple, and yet not so much. He is clearly in love with Pearl but keeps denying it. We don’t really know why he keeps denying it. Him and those buttons, just an excuse to spend more time with her. Although, he was behaving much like a stalker. Although after several events that occur to his “Button” he finally accepts the truth. THANK GOODNESS! But why do these things keep happening to Pearl?!

Everything moved fairly quickly in this book and some events I felt were way too much. Like did that really need to happen a fourth time? I don’t think so. But the outcome of each time, after the initial one in book one, is mostly good. And Lars helping is probably my favorite, and random, thing to happen. One of the funniest lines in the book was from Cane. He states “Do you still doubt he loves you?” or something along those lines. Needless to say, in that moment in the book it was definitely uncalled for and added a comedic aspect to a rather horrific scene.

But this ending was my absolute favorite. It went into the future, which many series do not. But first, how quickly everything transpired soon after Crow’s confession is the best, and should not be followed because A) this is fiction and B) not even someone with that much money could pull that off. But yes this ending was everything. And Cane seems to be behaving.

I hope you enjoy this novel, and series, as much as I did. It’s not necessarily a quick read, but it is totally worth it


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