nounA person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour.
synonyms: madman/madwoman, mad person, deranged person, maniac, lunatic, psychotic, sociopath
an unstable and aggressive person.
F R O S T
Since I was a little girl, I have been surrounded by hate, death, murder, and slavery. I’ve been guarded my whole life by my brother—Raze, the kingpin of the underworld and the most feared individual in the United States of America. And then furthermore guarded when I found out the president of The Devil’s Own MC was my long lost half-brother. Being tossed around from one extreme protection to another has left a part of me yearning to break out of its cage. The part that I’ve tried to sugar coat and hide because if she’s unleashed, everyone would see just how much like my brothers I am.
Panting, wanting, needing to unleash the side of me I’ve always known was there.
My secret is mine and my brothers.
Only they know what I hide and why I hide it. How I fight for love because if I don’t, my rage would win and I’d be a mere shadow of the girl people have grown to know.
But I broke.
And the man who held the hammer that shattered the walls I spent years building to cage in my rage—was a psychopath.
Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar.
She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other.
Those are not my monkeys, I swear…Oh, those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.
So I’ll be honest here I am really struggling with how to rate this one. The first 60% was a solid four-star read. Sure it was over the top angsty, but I was enjoying it. Unfortunately, at 60% it took a turn into the absurd and I literally HATED the last 40%. So much so I very nearly stopped reading I was so annoyed with the direction the author went in. So that is the dilemma I find myself in…
~THIS BOOK INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING TROPES (SCENARIOS) I USUALLY AVOID~ (don’t click if you don’t want the book spoiled!!)
(HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) — OW Drama
— Sex with OW after meeting the heroine
~WRITING – PLOT – PACE~
I actually really enjoy this author’s writing style. It flows well. It’s easy to read. It sucks you in from page one. And I felt the same way about this book. As I mentioned for 60% of the book, I was hooked and enjoying the story. The pace was good. The plot was super engaging and then it all went to sh!t for me. The wheels feel WAY off the bus. None of the characters actions made sense. The drama lama gave birth to twins. It got all convoluted with twist and turns galore. Ugh…I hated it!
Frost…I honestly don’t know what to say about him. I guess for the most part I DID like him. He was sexy. He was a douche. He was damaged. He was never once for the entirety of the book faithful to the heroine which got to be annoying after awhile. And he turned into a bit of a weird sap near the end.
Ella…Sigh. So I DID like Ella overall. I just wish she hadn’t been a virgin. I also wish the author had let her have sex with OM. It annoyed me that Frost kept saying she couldn’t be with anyone but him but he basically slept with every woman that came into the story. And do not even get me started on how vexing I found the last 40% in regard to Ella, the decisions she made and the fact that she stayed all shiny virginal while yet again Frost was sticking it in another woman.
There was a good cast of secondary characters in this one. A lot of them from previous books with the addition of a few new ones. I am curious about the next book featuring Miles, Willow, and Blake. I do love a good menage book.
Medium. There were some hot sex scenes and the frequency fit the story.
Super High. Lord this one was angsty. The push and pull. The back and forth. It was filled with OW drama. Some minor OM drama. Light sex scenes with OW. Pseudo cheating <— Frost’s behavior through the entire book FELT very much like cheating to ME. But it will very much depend on how you define cheating.
~IN THE END~
This is a tough one. I was enjoying it a lot…until I wasn’t. The first part was great. It was angsty but enthralling. The characters damaged and intriguing. The plot engaging. Then the last 40% happened and that sort of cast a pall over the entire book for me. Like I said, the wheels fell off. Characters made decisions that left me scratching my head. People moved on easy peasy like. It took crazy twists and confusing turns. So yea, a confusing mixed bag with this one. I am going to go with three stars at this point with the option to change my rating the more I marinate on it. That said, I am still onboard to see what the author has in store for us in the next book. Yours truly gives this one a tentative thumbs up.