(Twisted, Dark and Deadly #3)
by C.P. Mandara
That bastard is more cunning than a really cunning fox
who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning
at the secret headquarters of ‘Ban Fox Hunting Forever’.
Just a bit of housekeeping first. This is the third book in an ongoing series which must be read in order. It also ends on a cliff-hanger. Whilst the series can be read separately, since the author has gradually filled in all the details about his background and his history with James and Lois, reading the Special Agent Novels first will provide a fuller picture of Adie, James and Lois’ life in the preceding few months.
I spent the first chunk of this book wanting to smack Adie over the head with a heavy object and to have carnal knowledge of him, in equal measure. He’s an arrogant, selfish, SOB but he’s also a little boy looking for someone to love him. And silly Adie has decided that he is in love with Lois, his former-best-friend’s wife.
My father is legendary.
So am I,
and she’d know if she’d just let me in her pants.
What Adie is actually suffering from is a kind of reverse Stockholm syndrome. Lois is the first non-related woman who has shown him even a little bit of genuine affection. One who has met his kinks head on and has held her own against him. So of course, with no good examples in his life as guidance, he is convinced she is his one and only soul mate. Silly boy.
That’s the trouble with life, though. It is cruel.
It’s mean and heartless, and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out,
it rears up to stab you in the back.
Mel (Ione) is one tough cookie, though by the time Adie’s finished with her she has singed edges and some interesting new body art. And should she get the chance to enact some revenge, that girl is going to seize it with both hands and take her sweet time extracting her pound of flesh. Oh I am looking forward to that possible eventuality.
Whilst Adie and Mel/Ione were playing and having fun, James was having a much worse day, and things weren’t great for Lois either. There is a lot of crazy in the book. It’s like a cross between James Bond and Fifty Shades, with a great dollop of Austin Powers “yeah baby” madness thrown in for the hell of it. At one point I thought the whole book was going to be one scorching hot, erotically charged torture scene, however I was proved wrong when the plot took an abrupt turn, closely followed by lots of fast paced adventure, daredevil motorbike riding, knife throwing and a horny boss. The only downside of reading it was that now I’ve got to wait until the next one releases for another fix of Mel and Adie. Get writing Ms Mandara!
“You’re a f***ing joke, Dumortier.
How is it that you’ve stayed alive this long?”
That is actually a very good question.
“I’ve mostly hidden away in dark, underground caves with really good security.
You should try it sometime.”
Dark Captive Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57334816-violent-retaliation
I have James’ sister right where I want her – screaming my name out and begging for mercy. James is going to piss his pants when he sees the video I’m about to send him. He’ll come running so fast his feet won’t touch the ground.
That’s when I’ll get my hands on his wife. She should rightfully be mine and I always take care of what’s mine.
There’s just one problem – she’s fucking pregnant.
I’ve got less than two days to live. My wife has been kidnapped by a crazy-ass bitch of an arms dealer who plans to put a bullet in her head, and I need to speak to my ex best-friend in order to rescue her. It’s a fantastic plan. He’s in love with her and intends to make her his.
I am going to kill him – if someone doesn’t kill me first.