My life was everything I wanted it to be. It was mapped out and planned. I wanted it all, the career, the right husband, the white picket fence and kids. Until he was thrust into my world, ripping me from it. My carefully planned life shattered, proving to be nothing more than a cheap illusion, and now I’m living in this twisted form of hell, where enemies and friends are one and the same. I thought I wanted perfection. Now I don’t know what I want – perhaps not even my own freedom.
I define wrong. I thrive on the corrupted greed of others, on their trivial hope, and their false optimism. I am the bookie, and the bookie always wins. For those whose hopes far outweigh the depths of their pockets, well, let’s just say paying with your life is not just a figure of speech.
I have always been in control, until suddenly I’m not any more. The day one of my collectors dragged her into my office as payment on a debt, I should have killed them both right there, but I didn’t. Now she threatens my control, threatens everything I’ve built, and yet I still can’t kill her. Why can’t I kill her?
By the time I’m done with her, she may pray for death.
Everything is not always as it seems.
Lust, blood, lies…Nothing this wrong should feel so right.
Wow. This book just left me completely speechless. At first it was because he was everything that danger encompassed but then it was because it was so wrong to find him so unbelievably attractive. And then there was the ending that I wasn’t expecting… Everything about this book was un-put-down-able and just kept you wanting more. More story, more of the characters and more of everything that just made it so unbelievably perfect.
Victoria had the life she had always hoped for. She was finishing her residency and everything was going great. But one night changed everything for her. Her entire world shifted and was torn out from under her. Everything she thought she knew vanished in a blink of an eye. Her boyfriend willingly handed her over. There wasn’t anything she could have done about it. It was shocking in the moment, but that was just the first of many surprises thrown at me while reading this book.
Jude… well… Jude is a strong character. He is full of anger, money and power. But when she is dragged into his life unexpectedly he has no idea what to do. The only soft spot in his world is for women and there was something about this one that just hit him right upside the head… wait.. that was her hand… crap… anyway… Back to his power. He has strength, determination and wealth. But he doesn’t have room in his life for love. he is going to get revenge. That is what matters most to him. But when he is thrown the curve ball, things shift. But he knows it will not end well for anyone if she is around. But he will not let anyone hurt her either. There is something about Victoria (Tor), that gets to him.
This book was anxiety. I couldn’t put it down because I had to know what was going to happen next. I couldn’t look away because I wanted to make sure they were safe. I couldn’t breath because I sent so much time wondering when it was going to be someone’s last breath. This book was gripping from page one and not your traditional sweet romance story. This book was tension. It was angst and it was passion. But you never stopped wondering when it was all going to end.
The characters were not typical. She wasn’t broken when the book started. He wasn’t broken, he was well adjusted to the life he led. That is what he knew. There may never be common ground for these two, but it made for an exciting journey through the pages. This book is well written and full of angst and drama like no other and when you finish the book, your first thought may be the same as mine… “That’s just wrong” and ha ha, that’s the title too…
Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
She’s a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.
LP Lovell’s She Who Dares series are all international best sellers.
STEVIE J. COLE
I love writing (obvious since I’m on here, right?) I don’t have a specific genre – I just write whatever story manifests itself inside my brain.
Writing is like therapy. There is nothing else that I can lose myself in the way I can a story. It amazes me that words can take you away from reality and leave you in a dazed state once you’ve finished.
Aside from writing, I love sloths and mythology. I kind of have a thing for vampires, because let’s face it, something about the fact that they fight the urge to bite your neck and drain the life from you is rather sexy. I have an irrational fear of the zombie apocalypse. I honestly cannot imagine a more horrifying way to go than by being ripped to shreds by a mass of mumbling, decaying, and oozing corpses with clicking teeth. Ugh! I just shuddered typing it.
Now the boring basics: I’m married with two wonderful children. I grew up in the south listening to a ton of grunge rock. Me and my sister have an obsession with going to concerts and getting front and center. We often fight over who can get the most swag from the band. I have an unhealthy obsession with Russell Brand’s mind, and the smell of crayons is the most soothing smell there is.
I hope if you read my work that you will enjoy it. After all, writing is the most amazing magic trick of all… it puts the reader in the mind of the writer (kind of creepy if you think about it). It’s scary inside my brain, watch out!
I hope you love my little worlds as much as I do.
STEVIE J. COLE