Wow, where to start? Ok, here’s what I can say. I finished this book about a week ago and it left me with the BIGGEST hangover, ever. It is emotionally heavy, yet light at the same time. Feelings run the whole gamut on this one. I feel like I’m still trying to digest this book, but in a good way. There was so much content in it, it will hook you immediately.
Vicious received his name for a reason. He was mean, disrespectful and had a vicious tongue. The thing is, he was made into this person, by his surroundings and people whom he interacted with. He was brought up with a dad who wasn’t present, despite living in the same house and a stepmother who was only worried about her current wealth. He didn’t experience love, kindness or the human touch.
“…love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances. The passion is the same. The pain is the same.”
Emilia is a sweet, southern girl who has a little sass to her. She is an artist trying to make it in the city. She hasn’t seen any of the ‘HotHoles’ in 10 years, specifically Vicious. She bumps into him while at an art gallery with her friend. From this point on, it’s all systems go. Vicious has her in his sight and isn’t going to let go.
“He was toxic, poison, and he was going to kill everything beautiful in my life if I let him. He was the storm to my cherry blossoms.”
This book was INCREDIBLE! It will take you on a winding path full of emotions, twists and turns. I, highly recommend it. If you haven’t read ‘Defy’ go ahead and pick that up as well. It is a prequel for this book, but not necessary to have been read before this book. It centers around Jamie Followhill and Melody Greene.