Group Review with Lori and Cupcake! 5 Hearts from the lot of us. Bloody brilliant (literally)!
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FIVE HEARTS--This one is for the dark and twisted lovers.
Before jumping into the bloody, stabby goodness, do yourself a favor, if you're faint of heart or don't usually read torture porn:read a sample. The first 10 % sets the tone in graphic detail. If you can handle that, then you can handle this book.
This is clever, pulls no punches and hurts real good. I was butchered by the sharpest blade from a talented swordsman. His weapon of choice? His words. (And I love my swords)
Byron is monster among men: too brilliant, too handsome, too wealthy, too insane. You know the guy you fear to never meet in a dark alley? Byron's that guy times a million. Hell, you don't want to meet Byron in the light of day. He's stone cold and this is his story. "Better the Devil You Know" is an erotic horror thriller that read like a movie. We get to not only read Byron's serial killer rap sheet but experience his dirty deeds at different periods of his life.
And every tag on this book is fully earned. Because I don't want to give away a major plot twist, my favorite character from the book happens to be the other guy! I've wanted to read a book starring him...in quite sometime. It's been done before but I liked the author's way writing him. Plus, the world building was top notch (as usual) I could see every gush of blood, every horrid detail...oh, I quivered in delight.
My fucked up scale is warped, seriously warped. I thought it could have went even further than it did...and I don't know if the human body can sustain the torture performed. The main players impressed me with their skills.
Hands down, one of my favorite reads of 2015.
It read effortless. Nothing read as if it was written for shock value. It was depraved and classy. If the tags don't turn you off and you don't need romance (this is so not), I can't recommend this enough.
P.S. I'm gaga for this cover. Cover, title, book, the entire concept is a win-win-win for me.
A copy provided for an honest review.