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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
J&G: ✯✯✯✯✯ Stars
G&J: Sometimes we pick up a book because of the Author’s warning. A warning usually means we’re going to be shocked. We enjoy being shocked no matter the emotional reason. Well; this time we were proper SHOCKED. We could not believe that an Author had this story in her head never mind put it down on paper. It was one hell of a fucked up story. But you know what’s even more fucked up? We couldn’t put it down. We were drawn like moths to a flame; like a kid to a candy shop…well you get our point we’re sure. It was a train wreck of emotions. We should not have been unable to put this book down; we should have rationally thought nope; this is too much. But we didn’t and this is one of those times where we can honestly say we have no idea why we loved this book as much as we did or even why we kept reading. It was horrific and went against natural instincts. It had so many triggers that it’s only right to warn you that this book is NOT for everyone. Please heed the warnings.
‘My Dad used to warn me that the devil doesn’t have horns and a pitchfork, he’ll appear as the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. He’ll make you laugh. He’ll make you feel good. You’ll do things you never thought you would, but he’ll tell you it’s okay. And before you know it, you’ve sold your soul to him.’
So at the base of the traumatic and evil is a fundamental fucked up intense love story; yes we found and felt it despite the wrapping disguising it in complete and utter darkness and brutality. It was incredibly well written and this Author certainly has a flair for the detailed dramatics. It was eerie, haunting and quite frankly one hell of an ugly heart-breaking story. Yet; there was enough humanity, love, passion and vulnerability to draw us in and capture us from page one. Debt needed to be well written for it to work. It was and it did. The characters owned us. All of them.
‘This man is my stalker, my terrorizer, my lover.’
This story is revenge. It’s love. It’s retribution. It’s pure uninhibited passion. It’s evil. It’s heart-breaking. It’s a complete mind-fuck. The violence and erotica; the graphic nature will shock and disturb you. This story is a crazy arsed ride that had us falling in love with a man who on the surface is what we hate and what we fear. This is fiction not reality and we’ll be damned if we didn’t fall in love with him and this story. It makes no sense but then again in fiction sometimes that’s what has us riveted.
‘He’s light and dark, forgiveness and vengeance, beauty and ugliness. He’s all those things. My beautiful savage.’
This story is nothing like anything we’ve read in a long while and we feel slightly mad and irresponsible for recommending it. But recommend it we do! Bloody hell what a book; we were split between fuming in anger and crying big fat tears!!!!
Nina G. Jones this was our first and you blew us away and still have us talking! We could’ve kept reading….sometimes the illogical becomes the logical. Sometimes an Author takes you past your comfort zone and gets it right. That’s what happened here!
‘Reckless. Irresponsible. Dirty. Dangerous. Exhilarating. Erotic. Wild. Euphoric. How can one thing be all of those?’
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