Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Born, Darkly
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: Darkly, Madly Duet #1
Format: eBook purchased from Amazon
He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other…to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.
Whew… that was intense. And twisted. And dark. And somehow… beautiful. Grayson and London’s relationship has definite Joker/Harley Quinn vibes… if The Joker was a cross between Dexter and Hannibal.
Not going to lie, it was Alex’s 1 star review that made me immediately buy the eBook. (The review is great and, though we disagree on the star-rating, I love her review).
This book was the chilling dark, romantic suspense that I didn’t know I needed. I’m still in awe of the author’s ability to leave you stranded in London and Grayson’s twisted world… and make you like it.
I devoured this book in one sitting, staying up until 2am with no regrets.
This is the first book by Trish Wolfe that I’ve ever read and I can’t wait to get more. The possibility that she could become an instabuy author for me is strong, I think her writing is gorgeous… in that alluring and unsettling way.
I was excited to see that Sadie has her own spin-off because her character definitely intrigued me.
I’m always in awe of authors who can bring you effortlessly into a complex world and make you side with evil.
That’s exactly what happened for me as I read this story. I felt so deeply immersed in the minds of two royally unhinged, yet brilliant, characters that I found I was sympathetic to their situation and rooting for them at the end.
I’ve already purchased the last book in the duet, Born, Madly and downloaded the spin-off With Visions of Red (which is free at the moment) with every intention of buying that whole series… and possibly Trish’s entire library.
Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars
I feel like I should be ashamed that this book actually gave me butterflies, but Grayson would torture the shame out of me, wouldn’t he?
Re-read Worthiness: YES
I can definitely see myself re-reading this. I wish it was on audio!
Bookshelf Placement: YES
I need a Trisha Wolfe shelf stat.
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars
I mean… he’s a serial killer. But the manipulative psycho is also brilliant and captivating and there is something seductive about his obsession and discovery of his singular ability to love. In the real world, obviously he would be the worst boyfriend ever, but in Fantasy land? All bets are off.
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