My reading preferences have been changing this year. I’m still reading the kind of things I’ve read before, but I’ve also started reading some darker romance. So when I saw the sign ups for Lovely Bad Things by Trisha Wolfe I was very curious. Today I want to tell you about this book and what I thought. So keep on reading to find out more!
A big thank you to Wildfire Marketing Solutions and the author for providing me with an e-arc to read and review.
He’s the devil. And she’s his wicked game.
They say eyes are the windows to the soul—but when he looks at me through hues of slate-green and flaring blue embers, I’m terrified of what’s watching me from behind his clashing gaze, something primal and feverish that threatens to melt me like fire in ice.
I fear falling into Kallum Locke’s pitch-black soul.
But after I’m called to a crime scene to investigate the most gruesome act of violence to descend on the legendary town of Hollow’s Row, I have no choice but to turn to Kallum, to the man I had locked away in an asylum for the criminally insane.
He’s the leading expert on all things Nietzsche and occult. And now, to get answers, I’m forced to make a deal with the devil himself.
Really, eyes are the windows to the soul? Then I wonder what little Halen St. James thinks of all the cryptic eyes watching her in the killing fields… I wonder if the hairs on her delicate nape lifted away, if a thrilling shiver raced over her soft skin. She’s desperate for the answer, and she’ll do anything to uncover it—even make a deal with me, dangling freedom like bait on a hook.
But she’s far more tempting to sink my teeth into than any lure.
And the pain will taste twice as sweet.
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“Flames engulf me as Kallum is taken into custody and, despite my every attempt to cheat and deceive the devil, I danced with him. I wasn’t just tempted by the flame, I stoked it into a roaring inferno. Then I begged for the burn.”
I finished Lovely Bad Things a couple of days ago and I’m honestly still not completely sure how to review this book. I’m afraid if I say too much it’ll take away from this book, because I do feel like it’s one that you need to read for yourself.
We meet Halen, a criminal profiler, and Kallum who is an expert in esoteric philosophy/serial killer. Halen felt like a character who was still trying to prove herself in her career, but was also clearly still dealing with past events in her life. Kallum is very smart, but there’s something about him I never truly trusted. He makes you question all of his moves and his thoughts.
There is a hunt for a serial killer when a scene is found (please be aware that this book is very detailed and may not be an easy read) Halen is determined to find the person behind these vicious crimes. Except when she notices certain details she may need help from someone she doesn’t want to even think about again.
Lovely Bad Things pulled me in from the start and the way the author writes it didn’t let me go. I couldn’t stop reading and needed to know what was going on (even though I was never really sure). There are so many twists and turns it’s hard to keep the story straight. I also loved how different aspects of philosophy was used in this story. All in all, this was so interesting.
I’ve never read anything like Lovely Bad Things, but I definitely need more. After reading this I need to know this story plays out!
About the Author
USA Today bestselling romantic thriller author Trisha Wolfe. From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up imaginary worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her imaginary worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.
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Like I already said Lovely Bad Things is nothing like I’ve read before. I’m really curious to see how this is all going to continue! Have you ever read anything by Trisha Wolfe? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.