Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: With Visions of Red
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: With Visions of Red Books 1-3
Format: Kindle eBooks purchased from Amazon (Audiobook Purchased from Audible)
Passion and lust ignite. Dark and light battle. This explosive first installment of the Broken Bonds series sets the exhilarating pace for a cat and mouse game where no one knows who’s really pulling the strings.
Excuse me while I pass out from the intensity of this series.
I didn’t know what to expect from Trisha Wolfe after reading the Born Darkly Duet. I also didn’t think her books could get much more intense than those two, but I was wrong.
Somehow With Visions of Red surpassed Born Darkly in intensity despite the fact that Born Darkly is … essentially … a serial killer romance. (New trope? Gimme, gimme.)
I discovered a few things about myself after reading these Trisha Wolfe, the most disturbing is how much I love seriously screwed up relationships involving seriously screwed up people. Also… I am not at all turned off by grisly details.
With that being said, Colton’s obsession with Sadie is the kind of alluring that is only possible in books.
In fiction, when Colton says things like, “I want to touch you…everywhere. Taste you all over. Devour you and consume you. And trust that this is merely a weak form of expression compared to what I’m feeling.” I find myself swooning and dying just enough to make me love it, but I am fully aware that if, in the real world, someone actually spoke to me like that, I’d quickly change my name and go into witness protection.
I’ve talked frequently about buy-in when it comes to couples in books. In order for me to enjoy a romance novel, I have to fully believe the chemistry between to characters.
Colton and Sadie have so much insane (literally and figuratively) chemistry, I am so all in with these two.
And, good Lord, the writing is so gorgeous I seriously can’t take it.
If you adore Sierra Simone’s sensuous writing style, you need Trisha Wolfe in your life. But like with Sierra Simone, you definitely need to have some thick skin and a willingness to walk on the kinky dark side to live in TW’s worlds.
As far as the storyline, I didn’t think I was into thrillers or mysteries, but goddammit I could not put these books down and it wasn’t just because of the gorgeously dark romance… it was because I needed to know what was going to happen.
I’m so in awe of TW’s ability to slip inside seriously disturbed characters and bring them to life…and my ability to love every second of it despite how horrific and unsettling it may be to see things from their eyes.
These characters felt so real, despite the fantastical circumstances.
Also… in the two series that I’ve read from TW, I’m totally into the twisted version of female empowerment she portrays.
All in all… I decided to combine my review for all three books because my feelings were strong across the board.
I loved them all.
I loved how they ended and flowed into one another. I loved that it was a trilogy that also felt like one solid book. I loved it all.
Again, this series, like most dark, erotic romances, is not for everyone. But it most certainly was for me.
Audiobook Rating: 5 Stars
The audiobooks for this series were released recently this month and I was so excited to re-read these books by listening to them on audio. I nearly passed the eff out when I heard Christian Fox narrate for Colton. I legit had to pause it after one sentence and gather myself before moving on. You NEED to hear this on audio.
Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars
It feels weird to say that such a dark book gave me so many butterflies considering the fact that butterflies seem to kind of symbolize a more innocent romantic feeling… and this series was anything but innocent, but this series certianly gave them to me!
Re-read Worthiness: YES!
I definitely want to re-read all of these books as well as the Madly, Darkly series that this was a spin-off from.
Bookshelf Placement: YES
I may need an entire shelf just for Trisha Wolfe!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars
Listen… Colton is certainly a character, but I was LIVING for all his “goddess” talk and how infatuated with Sadie he was. I loved every second of how dominating he was, while still managing to be completely at her mercy. Give. Me. More.