What would you do if everyone thought you were dead, but you had a debt to collect?
That is the dilemma that faces our heroine in this series. So, the better question here is…. How do I review the series without giving to much away? Sometimes it sucks to be me when I just want to RAVE about a fucking book series. Each books starts one way and then twists another way as you read, so enthralled in the story that you don’t notice the twist til the last paragraph of the book. And then? you go… Oh shit! What the fuck did I just read?
That is what these books do to you. You have your love story, your horror story, your revenge story… And your wtf is going on here story, all at the same time. That is completely okay though, because you won’t want to stop once you start the first book. You’ll be invested. You have to keep reading. You can’t stop. Putting these books down will become a sin until you complete them. And the best part? They are all out now. All five books have been released.
So, that means that unlike the other poor fools who had to wait to finish the series, you won’t.
Now, let me tell you a little bit about the series. It’s dark and deep. It goes to a place that no one dares go, because it’s taboo. If blood, gore, violence, rape… If you are still reading this you’ll be good with this series. If those things offend you, why are you still reading this? Okay, okay, I admit… There is more everything else than the aforementioned things happening in the book, but if serial killers make your skin crawl… These books may not be for you. This series comes with a heavy trigger warning that should not be taken lightly.
However, that warning didn’t stop me from picking up the books to find out what Lana and Logan’s story was. I was fascinated by the blurbs. By what my friends were saying about these books. How they sounded right up my alley. And they were. They made me feel something I haven’t felt in a long time. Connected to a me I forgot existed. To a girl I forgot was ever alive. To someone I once knew. And I enjoyed it.
Yes, get these books. Read them, review them, love them. Gasp at them, and grasp something that only some people get. Even the bad guys can be good, and even the good guy can be bad.
Book 1: The Risk
They took too much.
Left too little.
I had nothing to lose…until him.
I didn’t expect him.
I didn’t want to fall in love.
But I can’t let him go.
Logan Bennett makes the world a safer place.
He’s a hero.
He locks away the sick and depraved.
But while he’s saving lives, I’m taking them. Collecting the debts that are owed to me.
Ten years ago, they took from me. They left me for dead.
They should have made sure I stayed dead.
Now I’m taking from them.
One name at a time.
I’ve trained for too long.
I’ve been patient.
I can’t stop now.
Revenge is best served cold…
They never see me coming, until I paint their walls red.
Logan doesn’t know how they hurt me. He doesn’t know about the screams they ignored. He doesn’t know how twisted that town really is.
He just knows people are dying.
He doesn’t know he’s in love with their killer.
No one suspects a dead girl.
And Logan doesn’t suspect the girl in his bed.
They’re looking for a monster.
Not a girl who loves red.
Not a girl in love.
I’m a faceless nightmare.
At least until I tell them the story they’ve pretended never happened.
But in the end, will Logan choose them? Or will we watch them burn together?
**Some triggers could be too much for the easily disturbed reader
**Fucked up moral compass; read at your own risk.
Book 2: Sidetracked
They always want to break me, but I’m too strong now. Untouchable.
Or at least I was…until her.
I’ve had tunnel vision for one main goal for so long, that I forgot there was a whole other world just outside. Until Lana.
She’s everything I never expected, and I love the fact I can never guess her every move or reaction. It’s part of the reason I keep falling. But I also know she shuts me out, hides things from me she feels she can’t share.
One day, I hope she trusts me enough to share.
It isn’t until my job puts her at risk that I realize just how fierce she is, but it doesn’t stop me from doing all I can to protect her. I should walk away to protect her better, but I can’t. Instead, I’m forced to find other ways to keep her safe.
I just hope it’s enough.
Though she is fierce, she’s still fragile…
**Very small moral compass
**Read at your own risk, because I’m not forcing you to warp your mind. ;)
Book 3: Scarlet Angel
To kill a monster, you have to be twice as monstrous. To love a monster, you have to share your soul…
Logan Bennett makes me want to have a future not tainted by the constant hunger for revenge. Doesn’t mean I can stop. Doesn’t mean I want to stop. It just means I want more…one day.
But how do you make a good man love the monster inside you without stripping his soul away as well? He is all the best parts of me right now, resurrecting bits of my heart I forgot could even exist.
He makes me feel something other than cold.
He also thinks I’m weak and fragile. Something I laugh about to myself, while secretly soaking in all his protectiveness and concern.
If anyone touches him, harms him, or even threatens him, then they should probably run. Because his girlfriend is a little bit crazy. They just don’t know it yet.
**BE WARNED: Some of the flashbacks in this one do get a lot more intense and detailed than the ones prior to this book. Anyone with sensitive triggers should skip the flashbacks.
Book 4: All The Lies
To understand the monsters in the world, you have to get inside their heads. It’s a dangerous place to be, especially when you start to empathize and lose your own sense of morality.
But that’s never happened to me…
I’ve never felt conflicted on any case. Right is right and wrong is wrong. It’s simple. Black and white. There’s no such thing as a gray area.
But fuck this case. I don’t even know what side I’m on anymore. I don’t understand how this town can continue to function without breaking under the weight of all the lies they’ve spun and lived.
Every time I find a shard of truth, my gut twists, my heart beats faster, and I hate this place a little more. Every time I think I’ve heard the worst, another truth is dug up from the ashes of more burning lies.
Worst of all, I don’t even know who to trust anymore. My head is all messed up.
I pride myself on being impossible to fool.
I’m an expert at knowing when someone is lying to me.
I never believed in being blinded by love…until Lana.
**BE WARNED: Some flashbacks can get intense to readers with a sensitive trigger. Skip the blocks in italics if that’s the case.
Book 5: Paint It All Red
Hush, little baby, don’t say a word…
Will Logan choose them? Or will we watch them burn together?
It’s time to fuck with their minds.
It’s time to finish it all.
It’s time to paint it all red…
Monsters don’t usually wish for happily-ever-afters.
**BE WARNED: Some descriptions are vivid and can be a trigger for sensitive readers.
Now, that you have had a chance to learn a little about each book, why not give them a chance? Let yourself be Mindfucked by the series and the author. You’ll have a good time. I know I did.