Review – 5 stars
Well it soon became very clear that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree
Ms Brandon had me sobbing with the prologue, even though I should probably hate Ethan. It was a massively powerful start to the book and the pace and darkness didn’t let up from there. Flawed is such a perfect title and can apply to so many aspects of this tale, the most obvious of which is Ethan, but it could just as easily refer to Lily and their relationship.
Despite knowing how soulless Ethan is, how dangerous and just so very wrong, I couldn’t help but find him hot. I didn’t always like him, Lily was a lot more forgiving than I would have been, but he was a massively attractive anti-hero/sociopath. Speaking of Lily I adored her, especially with how unafraid she was to explore her burgeoning sexuality and her submissive desires. Her battles and struggles were so believable and the way she stood up to Ethan when he pushed too far was perfect.
This is steamy hot, darkly depraved and slightly scary in equal measures. I loved every damn second of reading about Ethan, Lily and their unusual relationship. There is a slight paranormal element to the book – Ethan and Lily ‘meet’ in their dreams, with Ethan also able to read her mind. As an avid reader of fantasy, sci-fi and other paranormal stories this was fine by me, I also felt the reasoning behind it was well constructed. I really do encourage you to set your inhibitions and preconceptions aside for this one.
I knew I was getting towards the climax of the story, but that ending seemingly came out of nowhere. It was both unexpected and yet simultaneously it was also the only possible outcome. I was left reeling and am massively curious as to how the story will continue in book #2. Particularly as Lily still isn’t yet aware of Jody.
This is just as good as the Dark Necessities trilogy, dark and edgy but in its own unique way. If you love a dark story then I definitely recommend this one to you.
Cover Design: Eris Adderly
One powerful serial killer. One visceral connection.
One deadly secret that should have stayed buried.
Men like Ethan Reilly should never fall in love. Dark, enigmatic and dangerous, Ethan is the perfect predator until he meets Lily Simpson, a woman passionate enough to placate him and strong enough to surrender to him.
For a while Lily’s love is enough.
But the darkness inside Ethan is too powerful to contain, and soon it spills into their burgeoning love affair. As he wrestles with his demons, Ethan must come to terms with who he really is, but if he does, what happens to Lily? Can any love be strong enough to survive a past as terrible as Ethan’s? And what kind of future can they forge from the ashes of his awful admission?
Read Flawed, a Dark Necessities prequel, and discover the making of not one, but two monsters.
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Praise for the novel:
“Intense, gritty, dark, amazing. This story will stay with you and infiltrate your thoughts long after you finish this book! Loved it!” -Linda, Goodreads
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Felicity Brandon is a top 100 Amazon bestselling author. She loves the darker side of romance, and writes sexy, suspenseful stories, with strong themes of bondage and submission. You’ll find her either at her laptop, at the gym, or rocking out to her favourite music.
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