Today we have the blog tour for Anne Malcom’s BIRDS OF PARADISE
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Title: Birds of Paradise
Author: Anne Malcom
I was trapped in the house with a man that had meant to kill me. Might very well still mean to kill me. But not by locked doors, force, or ropes or chains. Not physical ones at least. The man who very well might kill me gave me the impression that he wanted nothing more than for me to walk out that door.
I was not his captive.
I was my own.
I could very well die here. If there was anything left worth killing.
If there was anything left in me that wanted to live.
He collected dead things, after all. And with every day that passed, I found myself wanting to stay, even if that meant I was part of his collection of dead things.
Especially if I was part of collection.
~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels, in particular, gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.
~ENTER ANNE’S GIVEAWAY~
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So this book was all kinds of awesome. I am purposely going to leave this review a little vague as I think this book is best gone into blindly. Plus, I also don’t want to give too many details away that could spoil anyone’s reading experience. The writing in this one was AMAZING. Seriously, it was just exquisite and intelligent. It was very well paced. The plot was incredibly engaging, original, and well crafted. There were twists and turns. It was told through a dual POV format. I wouldn’t say that this one was overly dark in its nature. But I read some pretty dark stuff, so do take that into account when you are deciding whether to give this one a read or not. Last, it was all wrapped up in a satisfactory ending that left “ME” feeling like maybe this couple had more story to come <– a girl can hope!
HIM/OLIVER/LUKYAN…Oh, how I loved this guy. He wasn’t sweet. He wasn’t kind. He was a stone-cold killer, and he loved every minute of it. I fell in love with him. His character was just so well developed and multi-faceted. A textbook example of how to write an anti-hero.
ELIZABETH…I think I loved Elizabeth even MORE than I loved Lukyan. Her character was also so well crafted and multi-layered. The growth her character goes through over the course of the book was amazing to read. Your heart will shatter for her. You’ll be cheering her on as she puts the pieces of her broken soul back together.
There really weren’t many secondary characters in this one. A couple that plays significant, but small parts. This is a main character-centered book.
Medium. The sex scenes in this one were suitably spicy. Some knife play. Some blood. Nothing too over the top though, and the frequency felt organic to the story. This couple also had amazing on page chemistry.
~ANGST LEVEL – SEXUAL HISTORIES~
Medium. I didn’t find this one particularly angsty relationship wise. Elizabeth has a lot of issues to deal with and well, Lukyan kills people…so (lol). There was no OW drama. The next part is a spoiler so DO NOT click on it if you don’t want to be spoiled capiche? (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) Lukyan is married. He has slept with his wife in the past, but she is his father’s courtesan now (and seems to have been for a while) and Lukyan has NO feelings for her AT ALL. There was no OM drama. Neither were virgins.
~IN THE END~
It was amazing. The writing was phenomenal. The plot was highly entertaining and original. The characters were well developed and intriguing. The sex was hot. What more can you as for? Yours truly is HIGHLY recommending this one and in fact, this may be my favorite read so far this year.