So holy sh!tballs was this book FAN-F-CKING-TASTIC. How on earth have I not read anything by this author before??!! I am seriously speechless right now. This is probably one of THE best books I have read in a long time. I frigging LOVEDit <— obviously (lol). It was fantastically well written. It is a fairly long book, but the pace was perfect. The plot was super engaging and kept me turning the pages. In fact, I read this one cover to cover in one go. The timeline bounces back and forth from past to present. Which you know if you follow my reviews I usually HATE. That said, in this instance, it was seamlessly done and the “Present” chapters added a lot of mystery and drama. There were also twists and turns galore. Violence. Secrets. Lies. Murder. Torture. BDSM. Mafia. Heartbreak. Redemption, and so much more. And the ending, well that was pretty much the perfect cherry on top of an amazing book.
LIAM…good lord, I don’t even know where to begin with this guy. He was a complex character that is for sure. The author does a good job of keeping you guessing as to his motives. The secrets he is keeping. The lies. Is he to be trusted? Is he not? On top of all that he was sexy as f-ck. A smokin hot alpha Dom. I loved him. I hated him. I loved him again. He was an amazingly well developed anti-hero.
EDEN…Just as well written. Just as complex. Just an intriguing as her male counterpart. I loved Eden as well. This poor girls heart and life get ripped to shreds. I wanted to hug her. I wanted to tell her to wake the f-ck up. So many times during this book I didn’t know which direction the author was going in regard to Eden’s character. My fingernails are no more. But she pulled it off because I couldn’t think of a more fitting ending for Eden. She was a fighter for sure.
There was a really good array of secondary characters in this one. Some play larger roles than others. A lot of them intrigued me enough that I would love to read more about them. London and Dominic for example. I also loved Raul and Karina. Each one of them no matter how small or large a part they played added fantastic layers to the plot and keep the story moving.
Medium. The sex scenes were suitably spicey and moderate in frequency. Most of them are BDSM based. The author warns in her Author’s Note that there is dubious consent but “I” didn’t really see anything that “I” would consider DC. But that was just my interpretations.
High. This is a pretty angsty read. It’s a dark book with a lot of secrets. Push and pull. Lies. Heartache. That said, the angst never came from OW or OM drama. Neither were virgins and their sexual pasts weren’t really discussed. Both (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) have sex with others during the six years they are separated.
~IN THE END~
I LOVED IT. Clearly. I don’t think I could possibly fangirl harder (lol). It was just a fantastic read. Amazing writing. Amazing plot. Amazing characters. Hot sex. Tons of feels. Perfect ending. Yours truly is giving this one two HUGE thumbs up. And, I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for what this author has in store for us next.