Title: Deviant (Blood & Roses, #1)
Author: Callie Hart
Genre: Erotic Romance
Expected Release Date: February 20, 2014
I'm not proud of the things I've done. The things I've had to do. The things I've given away. but I'd give it all over again to find her. Even if I die trying, I have to find Alexis.
She wants me to help her, But I won't. She wants me to save her sister, But I can't. She wants me to be her hero, But I'm not a good man. I am her damnation.
Once there was a boy who lived in the dark…
And he liked it there just fine.
Oh, Holy Mysterious Synopsis!! Talk about your attention catching blurb and cover. After seeing those, I knew, without doubt, I had to read this. I really do love a dark edgy read and dark and edgy is exactly what Callie Hart delivers. With bells on!
Sloane is an ER Doc who is searching for her missing sister. She’ll do almost anything for information and the sleazy private detective she has hired has set her up to sell herself to the highest bidder for a clue as to where her sister has gone and this is how we begin – Sloane waiting in a hotel room, in lingerie as ordered waiting for the man who has paid to take her virginity. It’s prostitution, no less, but like I said earlier, Sloane is prepared to do just about anything to find her sister. To say she is terrified, is putting it mildly.
This will all be over soon, but my heart still dances in my chest all the same. The fear of being trapped, of what I am about to do, is like a coiled snake, ready and waiting to wreak havoc on my insides.
Zeth is that man – a mysterious, inked stranger with a body designed for sin and mind designed for far worse. He is big, bad and very dangerous to know and he takes Sloane in the dark but it’s an experience she can never forget and, years later, with her sister still missing, circumstances bring Zeth and Sloane back together and she recognises his voice instantly and the whole dark experiences comes flooding back.
As Sloane and Zeth reconnect after all those years, Sloane finds herself dragged deeper into the murky, criminal underworld that Zeth inhabits with his strange room mate and hot, edgy sex parties. Despite dire warnings from Zeth and definitely against her better judgement, Sloane succumbs once again to Zeth and this dark mysterious man now claims her as his.
“What would happen if I said no?”
“Then we would have problems. You gave yourself to me. You’re mine. That’s not something you can undo.”
“I’m sure lots of girls have given themselves to you. You can go back to fucking them.”
“I’m not fucking anyone but you from here on out, sweetheart.”
“Until you get bored, you mean?”
“Until I get shot and it sticks. Until you pack up all your shit and run from me. But let me just say this, Sloane...Don’t bother running. I’ll only have to come find you. Stay here and be with me. I’ll make it worth your while.”
I really enjoyed this. It’s dark. It’s edgy. It’s incredibly sexy and highly atmospheric. Callie Hart does a fantastic job of grabbing your attention right from the very first page and absolutely does not let go until the book is done and then some and, as this is just a novella, the story is only just beginning. We’ve a long way to go yet and I can’t wait for more. Bring it on!
4.5 dark edgy stars
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