I'm a heroin addict. A junkie. A whore. I'll do anything to
get my next fix.
Including walking right onto the property of Austin's most ruthless and feared
drug lord to beg for some H. I don't know his name, only that people call him
Boss. Oh, and that he won't think twice to put a bullet in my head.
But like I said, I'll do anything to get my next fix. Even if it costs me my
Or changes it forever.
I’m a huge
Heather C. Leigh fan, so when I saw that she was writing a dark romance (one of
my fav, if not my fav type) I jumped at the chance. Junkie is gritty, raw,
dark, sexy and suspenseful. To say you need to read this in an understatement.
Miri is the
junkie. She will do anything for her next fix and I mean anything. There are
some disgusting things that she is forced to do and it just shows the pull the
H has on her. But she wasn’t always like this. When she is somewhat “normal”
after her does is injected, we see the little spit fire she used to be. I loved
her firey attitude, but it bothered me to see how much self loathing there was.
I definitely think Heather nails the up and downs when it comes to addiction.
Miri is all over the place at times and we see a glimpse of the struggles that addicts
have. Her poor excuse for a boyfriend (term I use very loosely here) offers her
a place to crash after she runs into some hard times and gets her addicted. He
uses her and now her level of self deprecation is so high, she thinks every
person wants to use her; that’s she is nothing or nobody. Boss man is actually
the first person to look at her like she is worth something in a long, long
Boss, or Boss
man, is a ruthless and scary drug lord. He’s hard core and doesn’t take shit
from anyone. That is until Miri stumbles her way on to his property looking for
a score. She reminds him of those he let down in his past. She’s become weak
and someone that everyone takes advantage of. While he can she what a beautiful
woman she once was, Boss is disgusted by the dirt and grime she has accumulated
from this addiction. He can either kill her or help her. She could become his biggest
weakness or he could use her to help his cause to stay at the top of the drug
I love the dynamic between the two characters.
Boss is sexy, strong and a complete bad ass. How could there not be sparks!?!
Their sexual tension is off the charts, but
at first Miri doesn’t realize it because she is so down on herself. Granted,
there have been a few things said by Boss that has made her think this way as
well, but it was out of context and not the way he meant them to be heard. Boss’s
inner monologues definitely give us a bigger insight to why he is the way he is
and what his true feelings for Miri are.
Boss doesn’t love
himself either. He still beats himself up for the past he has had and the H he
continues to deal. While making a ton of money, this is also the drug that destroyed
his family’s lives. His mood swings, his internal battles, all stem from those
he could help and from the strong feelings he has for Miri, which he tries to
Boss’s right hand
man, Milo, drives me crazy. I think there was a couple times I wanted to staple
his mouth shut because he is a disrespectful ass. He needs to remember his
place in the organization and leave Miri alone.
angst, sexual tension and dark path that these two are taking together had me
devouring their story. I couldn’t get enough. To be honest, I stalked Heather
to see when we would get the next book, Jagger. So excited to read the rest of
this dark duet!