Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Born, Madly
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: Darkly, Madly Duet #2
Format: eBook purchased from Amazon
Duet: a performance by two.
But who is acting, and who is devolving?
A buried past is unearthed, and Grayson Sullivan—AKA The Angel of Maine—retaliates against the system who made him, deploying psychological warfare on the woman who initially set him free. Dr. London Noble probes deep into the mind of the killer she’s fallen for, searching for answers, as a copycat killer threatens their unity. Are they partners, lovers, or enemies? One final trap will reveal all.
This was a twisted, dark, beautiful, and satisfying ending to this duology.
Everything I raved about in my review of the first book in this duology applies to this one as well.
The writing was phenomenal, the story was captivating, the characters were complex and disturbing, but still compelling.
Because I rarely read suspense or thrillers or mysteries (like… ever), I had no idea what to expect for the conclusion of this story. I think this is what made me enjoy it even more (and devour it in a day).
Like I mentioned earlier… I was very satisfied with the ending.
This story needed to be exactly this long. One book would have been too short and three would have been overkill.
I love it when authors get this right.
I believe part of the reason why is because these were maybe self-published novels, therefore the author has control instead of a publishing house pushing for more or stretching out a story beyond it’s intended limits.
There is, however, a spin-off series following Sadie, the main character’s friend in this novel, but Sadie’s story is entirely separate from London’s.
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
The first book in a series that follows the same couple usually tends to have the most butterflies simply because it’s the falling in love piece that stirs that feeling the strongest. Obviously, London and Grayson’s relationship is absolutely nothing like your ordinary contemporary romance relationship, so that played a part in the uncertainty that keeps butterflies on hand.
Re-read Worthiness: Yes
I have a feeling when I force friends and family to read this one, I’ll be re-reading again right along with them.
Bookshelf Placement: Yes
Absolutely need this duology on my shelves. I LOVE the cover of this one.
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars
I mean… so… he totally tortured her, but still… I can’t help it. I love my psychopath, manipulative, genius of a serial killer book boyfriend. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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