Hisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy, #3) by Shannon Mayer

Hisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy, #3)

The climactic final volume of The Venom Trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Shannon Mayer. Humble baker turned supernatural Alena Budrene is lovely and lethal, and for the first time, she’s owning it. Finally rid of her low-life ex-husband, she’s free to date sexy vampire mob boss Remo, who respects her as both a Supe and a woman. She’s on good terms with her difficult mother, and she’s growing comfortable with her powers.But just whe...

Details Hisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy, #3)

TitleHisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy, #3)
Release DateMar 7th, 2017
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Vampires, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Hisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy, #3)

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Hisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy #3) by Shannon Mayer is the last book in the series and I hate to see it end! This has been a fun ride! In this book she finally gets her divorce but she also has to do so much more too! She also discovers major family surprises. You meet more creatures, gods, and see more battles. Will miss this!! The narration was perfect as with the other two audible books!
  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.As much as I admire Shannon Mayer’s other bodies of work, after three installments I think it’s safe to say that the VENOM TRILOGY was a bust for me. HISSES AND HONEY was the worst of the bunch which is unfortunate because I still held on to a glimmer of hope that Alena might pull through in the end.This novel was the embodiment of everything that is wrong with the Urban Fantasy genre. Exhibit A: the romance. Remo dum...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    Well, it was a good read. However, this last book fell flat for me for many reasons.First I'll be honest that I'd been quietly rooting for Smitty. I normally go for the first guy introduced as a romantic interest in whatever book, but this time I found Remo lacking. His flipflop back and forth a couple times in this book didn't scream I love you to me. But whatever, sadly I wasn't that invested in Alena to be truly upset. I thought the wrap up of...
  • Elisa Hordon
    What a finale that was.Alena has one last fight and wow it's going to be huge.I love how far Alena has come in these 3 books from a meek mild baker to a wife scorned by a cheating a-hole to nearly dieing from the aegus virus, to being turned into a Super Dupe giant snake lol it has been a very exciting ride and seriously watching Alena grow in strength with each book was awesome in many ways but the main one it was all for LOVE, love for herself,...
  • Jessica Frances
    4.5 starsHisses and Honey is the final book in the Venom Trilogy by Shannon Mayer. I have really enjoyed this series and this one didn’t disappoint. Everything finally happened and I have to admit, personally, I loved how Alena addressed Hera. I thought it was funny, even if it did leave things to be a little anticlimactic. While this isn’t perfect, and some things I think could have been drawn out (scenes with Remo!) and others could have be...
  • Boundless Book Reviews
    The first two books in this series were good yet I had a hard time truly getting into books that are about Greek Mythology and that have vampires.  Book 3 Hisses and Honey blew all that away and I absolutely loved it!  Hisses and Honey is so fast paced, I was hooked from the beginning.  I read the entire book in one afternoon. Alena has finally come into her own, she has accepted who she is and she is FINALLY one Kick Ass Chick.  Yet she sti...
  • Erin
    This definitely felt like a conclusion that was aware of itself - sort of like a tv show that finds out it's been cancelled as they're writing the final episode, and suddenly has to work to fit everything in. The pacing was a bit frenetic, but that has been sort of a theme through this series, and I still found myself enjoying the characters and mythology.Anyone who enjoyed the first two books can enjoy more of the same, and the conclusion was in...
  • Ashlee Thatcher
    I seriously loved this series. Action packed, with a hint of romance, and somehow the fantasy part feels like it could actually be taking place. The character growth that takes place in mere weeks, the way multiple fantasy genres come together, and the tight and fast paced plot speaks volumes to Shannon's ability to craft worlds and write stories. Another wonderful book with underlying messages that hit home. I just hope that more books in this w...
  • Constantine
    Rating: 2.5/5.0The third installment in the series. Honestly, I did not like this one. The first book was good, the second one is OK and this third was just boring. I didn't feel much for the characters or the events. Did not feel myself rooting for them. What made me like the first book was the dark atmosphere it had. The second book lacked that eery atmosphere. The third I would say is leaning more toward cheesy!After reading all the books in t...
  • Shawnee
    Sweets to die for through out & incredibly complex storyIt really comes together in this book however and culminated all aspects perfectly: Tho I must say there are a few sad characters I would have liked to know more about. Ms. Mayer is great at combining Greek myths, paranormal romance & everyday issues along with pointing out when to be strong and proactive as a woman, instead of reactive. Her books are gifts to all....well done & I wish the w...
  • Larissa Campos
    This read was generously provided by the publishers through NetGalley.I overtaxed myself with generosity by rounding up to 3 stars. Alena Budrene's story had everything to put me on my knees. I'm a sucker for mythology, baking and urban fantasy but I felt like it was a half-assed effort most of the time. The whole time during the reading I kept coming back to thinking that if I'm gonna have an insta-badass heroine shouldn't other characters belie...
  • Anne Monteith
    Alena has become a reluctant super-hero despite being a monster. She has finally received her divorce and is looking forward to a future with Remo. She knows that the danger is far from over, Hera is sending another hero against her and he will be aided by the Hydra that Merlin created under Hera’s orders but she believes with her friends and allies she can be victorious. She is out on her first real date with Remo who she believes will let her...
  • Emalie
    Hisses and Honey was a good conclusion to a good series. I loved seeing Alena kick butt and that ending was nice. I really liked how the "end fight" was handle.The epilogue leaves room for a spinoff - which I would totally read - but at the same time all questions are answered and I can say I was highly entertained by this series.Shannon Mayer did not disappoint with this series.Rating: 4 stars~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my hones...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    In this final installment of the Venom trilogy, things are going to come to a head between our sssuper duper heroine, Hera, and half of the Greek pantheon. Alena Budrene, Drakaina and baker, has moved on from being the reluctant savior of Seattle and is taking charge on multiple fronts. Not only does she have to worry about Hera's next hero, but she also needs to deal with the vampires, her relationships (both love and familial), a raging Aegrus ...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy:HISSES & HONEY finds the fun that was so vital to the first novel. After the getting her divorce and besting Theseus on live TV, Alena has taken a large step forward for supernaturals. Human’s respect her, even treat her like a celebrity. But even then, Alena just can’t win. She gets her bakery but loses her man. Instead of cagey characters, who tease Alena that they know a something she doesn’t, ...
  • Stacy Van cise
    The Exciting Finale to The Venom TrilogyAlena started as a humble baker and over the first 2 books came into her own as the powerful Drakaina and guardian of the people. Here she faces her toughest opponents and hardest life lessons. Hercules has been sent by Hera to kill Alena along with the deadly hydra. The vampire council is comming to town, the virus is at pandemic levels and the gods are picking sides for an epic battle. Alena is at the cen...
  • Sarah Leenart
    A fabulous conclusion to this highly entertaining trilogy. I certainly wouldn't mind reading more from this world and I wonder at the ending whether there might well be a spin off ;-)Alena has really discovered who she is now and how to stand up for herself. No more meek and mild wall flower, Alena means business as it seems the entire supernatural community is out to get her and working out who is friend and foe is a complicated task. There are ...
  • Chrissey Harrison
    Shannon Mayer's Venom trilogy is a fun and entertaining romp featuring a crazy mixed up cast of Greek gods, vampires, snake monsters and warlocks. It's a mash up of every type of supernatural universe you can think of, and there are no rules as such. Shannon never really bothers to delve into the back story of the world, it all just sort of exists... accept it. She focuses on the main character's journey of self discovery, which is fine, but for ...
  • Alison Motherwell
    Alena is such a great character, she is all heart and self sacrifice all she ever wanted was to be good enough to protect those she loved."This was goodbye, I knew it, and I fought to make it last longer. To make him see that I was good for him. I was good enough. Maybe I wasn't." This is the final battle in the venom trilogy and what a battle it is. There are lives lost, truths gained and some serious butt kicking going on. Alena must face a pop...
  • Brandy
    Loved the newest installment of this series!I really liked how Lena has come into her own. She's had to come to terms with the whole foundations of her faith and beliefs changing. But she's risen to the challenge. I think my favorite character is Yaya, her grandmother. She is funny, strong, and supportive. But she's complicated too. She has a dark side and I look forward to seeing where it goes. My least favorite part of this book is Remo and how...
  • Cate
    Wow! Alena just keeps getting stronger and sassier!I love Shannon's ability to draw you into the story and make you a part of it. You can't help but root for Alena with her insecurities and burgeoning strength which sometimes seem so at odds with each other. This final part of the trilogy is a true coming-of-age story for our heroine.Having beaten two of Hera's heroes she now must face a third WITH a monster... and a raging increase in the Aegrus...
  • Courtney
    Kindle edition provided by Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review Overall, a good ending to the trilogy. BUT there are some things that really just got to me... For the love of all the is holy, stop calling Supernaturals "Super Dupers". What are you, five? And for that matter, just swear... the cutesy made-up swear words are really just too much. And the baking metaphors... just stop already. And last, but not least... what a seriou...
  • Empress
    What am I going to do now?I want more Alena and Dahlia and Remo! And the Pantheon! The only complaint i have about this trilogy is that I would love to have seen more relationship development between the characters. It has my favorite aspects - character development, witty dialogue, badassness - so, combined with the storyline and originality, it is definitely a 5 star series. It would be amazing to see Dahlia and Remo's stories though. There are...
  • Rachel
    I was provided a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I did purchase the first two installments of this series after I began reading this one and realized I had no idea what the Hades was going on. No buyer's remorse whatsoever.A highly entertaining and fitting conclusion to the Venom Trilogy.Recently-turned Super Duper Drakaina Alena is relishing being free of her leech of an ex-husband and finally able to pursue a ...
  • Allen McDonnell
    A fitting conclusion to this trilogy.This is the third and so far as I can determine final novel of a trilogy. I bought the first as an Amazon Recommends suggestion and the second and third volumes because I greatly enjoyed that first one.Elana finally learns about her family secret history first hinted at in novel one of the series in this book. The end is fitting, but not quiet what I was expecting. I like it when an author surprises me a littl...
  • Chelsea Downey
    I read this so you don’t have to.Judging by the lack of 1-star reviews, I am clearly the only reviewer that suffered through all three books from pure spite, making sure that no one could judge my lack of commitment. I kept going to ensure that I wasn't just misjudging the first TWO books in a TRILOGY, and I really wasn't.Alena, our amazingly gorgeous baker snake monster woman, has defeated two heroes, what could she have to do next? Defeat a t...
  • Chanler Jiang
    Overall I enjoyed this series. I do believe the character development and interactions were rushed. I would have preferred to see the relationship between Alena and Remo focused on more but I know the main purpose of the story was about Alena's personal growth. The story was fun and kept my interest, with an unusual take on the supernatural world. If the series had been longer and more developed I think it could have been something special! For n...
  • Lizzy Sunderhaus
    I really enjoyed this series, and I am sad that I might not get more stories from these characters. As always, I wish there was more pages and descriptions, and while I liked the romance part of the story, I felt like some of the gods later introduced were just thrown in, like Poseidon. I feel like this entire series could have been several books long, and I wish it was. That being said, this book was a nice quick read that ended the series well ...
  • Sue Lyssa Stone Shaffer
    Alena is my hero...A baker with a serious case of self doubt. A woman who has been silenced and told her place in life is to submit. A woman who has been betrayed... becomes a member of the Greek Pantheon and fights back.Sometimes you have to go through the worst to find your true self... and your own inherent power. Mostly you have to know yourself and love. Read the series. Enjoy the food, have seconds of dessert. And yes, Eros is a bit of a pa...
  • Kathy
    Good end to the series but not perfect as there were too many tropes. Breaking up with someone to protect them. Multiple suiters in a short period of time. That sort of stuff. But, hey, at least we have a heroine who recognizes that she needs to sleep and eat. Too often, these books are chockfull of action and you're left wondering when they take care of necessary bodily functions.I would have been happy with a different romantic ending.