Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sick Fux ~ Tillie Cole

When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Tick Tock.

 I don't know if I have the words to fully express my love for this book. At first, I was very uncomfortable with the things going on, but then I started to feel vindicated. I don't know if that's right of me, but I cheered for Dolly and Rabbit. I embraced their darkness and absolutely loved it. 

This is Tillie's darkest book. It is not for the faint at heart. It's raw, gritty, scary and down right awesome. How can I say all that in the same sentence?? Read this book (if you dare) and you'll see.

Tillie has promoted that these characters are her favorite. I have some of my own favorites of her other novels, so to hear that, I was intrigued. She's right. 100%! These characters get under your skin. You fall in love with them and you don't even know when it happened. 

This booked rocked my world. I often stopped to wonder where the sick monster inside me came from, that relished in this Wonderland. I am in awe. Just brilliant. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monster (A Prisoned Spinoff Duet Book 2) ~ Marni Mann

“Because I came from you, does that mean I’m capable of killing? That I’ll be addicted to blood? That I’ll get off on torturing people?”

The kid had questions.
I didn’t blame him.
He’d only heard one side, and it wasn’t mine.

“Why did you hate my mother?”

Now, that was a story worth telling.
But, to do that, I had to bring the kid back to the very beginning. 
When the killing and the blood and the torture had all started.
When I was truly happy.
When I was first called a Monster.

Monster is a follow-up to Animal. Animal must be read first.

 Dark and Twisted is exactly what this story is. But it is also gripping, suspenseful and crazy, in a good way.  This is definitely a great follow up to Animal and I agree that you have to read Animal first. 

This characters are messed up. All of them. Getting in to their minds and figuring out who is who is all part of the draw. The story sucks you right in and you have to find out what happens next. I have a lot of questions and they were all answered at the end. I guess I just wanted more. 

Shank is one self-centered, messed up man. His raw and brutal honesty is painful at times, but also necessary to get a feel for who this man is. His mind is all sorts of crazy and yet, he finds himself completely rational. Its fascinating really. 

Kid is probably the most main stream, if you can call it that. His desires to learn more about Shank are understandable, but at the same time, its almost like he's a glutton for punishment. He keeps going back for more no matter how grotesque or dark the responses may be. 

I really enjoyed Shanks book, but I still want more. I want to know what happens with Kid and if he every fully figures things out. Once you read this book, you'll know exactly what I mean. Mind blown for sure!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Why I'm Yours ~ C.A. Harms and S. Moose

A point in time, an unexpected event, changes everything.

Reagan’s life was about to begin. A recent college graduate with her career about to launch, she was living in Boston with her best friends. She had everything she worked hard for until one man took it all away, leaving her feeling empty and desolate.

After spending a few years alone, Reagan finally moves to Chicago with her best friend, Aimee, and vows to put her past behind her. When Reagan lands a job at Powers Financial, she never expects to find the one person that would give her back the girl she left behind years ago.

Drew Powers loves being the powerful CFO of a successful corporation and raising his son, Dawson. He's known as "asshat" at the company and it doesn't help calm his temper or patience. Drew's main focus doesn't include love or commitment. Those are the last things on his mind.

When the reserved and beautiful Reagan Halloway bumps into him and tests his patience, he ignores the lust he feels for her until she becomes all he can think about.

Fate is a powerful thing. A force that leads two people to one another and gives them both the one thing they didn’t know they were missing.

 I did enjoyed this collaboration with these two authors, but there were times where it became apparent that there were two different people writing. The story line and ideas were a good concept and I did like the characters. 

Reagan is a stronger person than she gave herself credit for. I wish she would have leaned on those that loved her, but I get that she had to find her way again. Drew was loving and supportive. When he found out what happened to Reagan, his protective side really shows. You can't help but love that. 

There was a twist at the end that I wasn't sure these two would get through. Definitely some major drama. Relationships are tested and surprises unfold that makes you want to know what happens. Even with a little cliffy, I'm sure the next will be able to be read as a standalone as well. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Forever Devoted (Crazed Devotion #2) ~ C.A. Harms

A stubborn man, an independent woman. 
Oh how those two things clash.

Former Marine, Benjamin Keaton has a drive in him. 
A strong willed nature to seek and conquer.

When he meets Elizabeth Berfield he finds out one thing and he finds out fast.
He has met his match.

She doesn't let anyone tell her what to do, especially a man.

A battle of wills and a game of survival unfolds. Oh what a ride it is.

But Ben vows one thing,

He will be Forever Devoted to Liz. He will make her see that he is the man for her.

But will his determination be enough to convince her that he’s worth the risk?

Or will Liz do what she always does and remain headstrong and push away the one man willing to protect her heart.

I just love Liz and Ben. They are both stubborn, headstrong and completely head over heels for each other. Liz will never admit it and Ben is trying to play it right to get her to admit to her feelings. The sexual frustration is through the roof and electric. 

Both of their pasts have shaped them in to the people they are. While Liz is still trying to compare everything to her past, Ben is able to recognize the strong feelings and great person that Liz is. Liz's friends and family continue to try to convince her that Ben is not like a certain man in her past, but it takes several tragedies before she is able to consider taking down her walls.

I just love CA Harm's books. The characters are well written and the story just flows. I can't put the book down, nor would I want to. I get completely invested in her character's lives, which is a testament to how well she writes.  Another great addition to her work and I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

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