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Well…well…well. Although I quite enjoyed the first book(s) in the series I really did not like book two so I admit I went into this one with a bit of trepidation. Turns out I didn’t have anything to worry about because this one turned out to be BY FAR my favorite book of the series. It was very well written. The pace was perfect. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. There was a nice twist that I didn’t see coming. In fact, I actually thought the author was going in the direction of one of my most HATED plot devices. I was getting myself prepared to be grossed out and pissed off. Thankfully, she didn’t go there, so all was good. Last, it was all wrapped up in an OK ending. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a further into the future look at this couple. But maybe more books will be coming?
CHASE…I LOVED him. I *think* he was around 40. Didn’t seem to be a manwhore. He was alpha. He was sexy. He was batshit crazy. He was a killer with a conscience. He was smitten with Syrena right from the beginning. I loved his friendship with Brandon. Basically, he was just a really great albeit twisted hero.
SYRENA…I loved her character just as much. She was blind. I *think* she was around 20. Not a virgin. She was feisty. She was a fighter. I loved how much she cared about Cage and Ella. That said, she did annoy me just a TINY bit near the end. But I also understood her hurt and anger. Just as a side note in regard to her blindness I DID find it a bit hard to swallow that she was waitressing and cleaning a bar. That just seemed to be a bit far-fetched to me. But it didn’t bother me enough for it to take away from my enjoyment of the story.
There is really only one secondary character worth mentioning in this one and that is Brandon. He intrigued me A LOT. And I loved his and Chase’s fucked up friendship. I have my fingers crossed that MAYBE the author has plans to give him his own HEA.
High. This one was smokin’ hot. Lots of kinky nasty sex. Collars. Spanking. Anal. Bitting. Blood licking <— considering Syrena’s background this seemed like a BAD idea disease wise…but whatevs (lol). This couple had excellent on page chemistry as well.
Low. I didn’t find this one angsty in the least. There also was no OW or OM drama. In fact, there really was no mention of either main characters sexual past apart from maybe a couple generic mentions. I wouldn’t say this was insta-lust but it was pretty damn close as there wasn’t much push or pull.
~IN THE END~
As I said I LOVED this one. It was far and away the best book in the series (IMO). Great writing. A great plot. Likable and intriguing characters and lots of hot sex. What more can you ask for? Yours truly gives this one two solid thumbs up.