I’m continuing with my “dark reads” weekend ’cause now I’m reading “Truth” as we speak. I thought I’d go ahead and put up the reading order guide for this series. I need to know when book #3 will be out (alas… it’s still listed as TBA). These books are making me crazy (but I love it). I’m scared, titillated, appalled, and every time I hear his voice now, I tremble (and not in the good way). Psychological thriller with that touch of stockholm syndrome romance. Er… if you can call it that. Hey I don’t know yet. I’m still reading. Yep. If you like this kind of very dark read, I can certainly recommend this one!
Okay… how to start this review other than with, my first reaction upon ending the book. “What the…? O.M.G!” And then, I did a quick search for a certain name to confirm what just happened… happened. And then I repeated it. “O.M.G!”
This is NOT a love story. Or maybe it is… or I dunno? I’m a mess. This is like a Lifetime movie on steroids. It’s twisted, it’s scary, it’s just… it’s a crazy story and exactly the kind of thing I love to read when I need that jolt. It’s about obsession, control, lack of control, being forced to surrender the most basic thing that we take for granted. Ourselves. Our choices. Our freedoms. And the “hero” or I should say anti-hero? Actually no. The villain. That seemingly perfect, gorgeous wealthy tycoon that has it all, but that is obviously so broken.
Okay so once upon a time (last year) I started reading a book called Consequences by Aleatha Romig. And it was right up my alley. Dark, kidnapping, Stolkholm syndrome-y, the works. ‘Cept… I got to 30-something percent and I panicked. Especially after hearing that there was a part I was coming up to that was realllllly “eeeeeeeeeep-worthy” and would make me hate him even more than I already did.
I didn’t want to know, and I put my book in the freezer. Well. No ’cause it’s on my iPad, and it woulda broke, but you know… 😉 I ran away from it, scrolled it down my TBR list (but kept it on there) and moved onto “lighter” reads. It sat there, taunting me to pick it back up. My fellow readers continued reading without me, and there was a reader-frenzy!! So many of you LOVED it (while simultaneously hating… it. Stuff. Parts. Him? Definitely hated him). But you encouraged me to continue. Actually more like taunted me. Just like the book, and it’s mysterious eerie cover and strange hold on me… taunting and tempting me to finish it.
The Final Piece
This is one of the last books I read in 2012, and it quickly enthralled me, due to the author’s exquisite 5 star writing. However at times, it absolutely devastated me. I had to step away for awhile, before writing the review. It’s a “deeper” book, dealing with childhood trauma and abuse (absolutely horrid), with the main character’s growth and healing as she ages into adulthood, being the focus (and providing the relief).
I had learned the hard way that just closing the door doesn’t keep people out.
Who’s in the mood for a dark read? Maybe some true bad guys… and romance? How about a mafia bad-boy series? Recommended to me by so many of our fellow readers, I’ve been hearing that these will be right up my alley, and are unputtdownable. I am SO in the mood for it!
Heather: I don’t know if you’ve crossed paths with this book…mafia bad boy series. Angsty, hot, and great characters along with an all consuming story that will keep you up late into the night…