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...


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TitleHisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy, #3)
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Release DateMar 7th, 2017
Publisher47North
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires
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Reviews Hisses and Honey (The Venom Trilogy, #3)

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2017-08-31
    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!
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2017-09-05
    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...
  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    2017-02-17
    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...
  • Elisa Hordon
    2017-03-06
    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
    2017-03-13
    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
    2017-03-07
    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...
  • Ashlee Thatcher
    2017-09-17
    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...
  • Shawnee
    2018-01-25
    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
    2017-03-07
    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
    2017-01-22
    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
    2017-01-20
    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
    2017-03-10
    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
    2017-03-23
    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, ...
  • Sarah Leenart
    2017-02-08
    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
    2017-06-19
    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
    2017-03-07
    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
    2017-03-07
    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
    2017-03-08
    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
    2017-07-06
    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...
  • Rachel
    2017-03-10
    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 ...
  • LilistarReads
    2017-12-18
    Hisses and Honey is the fantastic final book of the venom trilogy, it everything a reader could want in an Urban fantasy, supernatural creatures, Greek Mythology and a fast paced and interesting plot.Alena is a strong female lead and her character development continues through the final book. Her female friendship is strong throughout the series and the strong family element of the series is a huge positive. The romance is supportive and definite...
  • Chanler Jiang
    2018-02-07
    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
    2017-03-07
    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
    2017-07-22
    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
    2018-01-07
    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.
  • Jo Bass
    2017-05-11
    The series i thought i wouldnt likeI am tired of sweet mystery/love stories wrapped up I cookie dough and this series looked like that. Instead, the princess turns out to be a kickass woman who can not only save the prince but solve two or three family mysteries and come to terms with her mother and grandmother. More than that it is series that reads well in print and doesn't need an audio book reader to smooth the rough edges.
  • Nora
    2017-03-07
    Alena is the good monster. A must read if you like romance, monsters and greek history set in modern times.The third and final book did not disappoint. Alena and her friends/family kick butt! She is the good monster and will always come out against the odds. She has managed to make the monsters the good guys and the Greek Gods the bad guys. I love this character because no matter what she does what she thinks is right.
  • frances dunning
    2017-05-12
    Amazing seriesDefinitely one of my favorite series. It's great to have a strong kick ass female character, but Alena takes this to the next level. She empowers all women to step up and never back down. This was not only an emotional adventure, it was funny, romantic just an all-around feel good book. The series is a must read. I wonder if Merlin and Flora might kick-off another story.
  • CrazyCat (Alex)
    2017-03-07
    I really liked this series and “Hisses and Honey” is a great ending. Alena finally got the divorce I waited for and has become some kind of super hero, a butt kicking one. I like that! I had so much fun with this series and even if all questions are answered for now, there is hope for more books with how the book ended. And I would love to read more. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased....
  • Heather
    2017-03-07
    What a thrilling conclusion to this wonderful series. Alena has really grown into her skin in book 3. She's rid of her horrid ex husband (good riddance to him) and on to bigger and better things. But there are speed bumps along the way, in the form of Hera. She's out for blood this time and it's up to Alena to be the hero she was meant to be and save everyone. This is an action packed ride and sure to please. I highly recommend this series.