Unhinged: A Dark Romance by Nicole Cypher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Terrific story of two troubled souls who find each in the strangest of ways
I really enjoy stories about crazy people. They can be hilarious in their own way even in the blood and gore of a serial killer, we can often find a likeable character. Dexter proved that to the masses. We all loved him and pulled for him to never get caught, didn’t we?
James and Holly are both crazy, each in their own ways. Holly is agoraphobic and OCD and has been beaten down he husband she killed so bad that she won’t stand for it anymore, even from a guy that has her strapped to a table and is holding a knife. James, like Dexter, is a serial killer who kills killers, pedophiles and rapists. He learned at the hand of his Grandfather.
“I supposed I could’ve told them both the truth. Holly, this is my grandfather. He helps me cover up evidence when I kill people. Oh, and Grandfather, this is Holly. She’s a botched target who won’t leave my home because she’s more afraid of the outdoors than she is of me… Also, we’re fucking.”
The characters are well developed as are their manias. The romance is not insta-love and it is soooo very interesting to watch develop. James and Holly are certainly two unbelievably compelling and provocative individuals. They seemed to fit perfectly together and be exactly what each other needed to help fix the broken pieces.
“He moved the hair off my shoulder and bent so that his lips were pressed to my collar bone. He kissed along the bone to my shoulder, and then, without any warning, he bit down. Hard.”
I was enthralled by their journey and waiting to see what would happen next. Every time something new would happen it would surprise the heck out of me and it just kept getting better and better. I was thinking “how did these people go from being so crazy to so awesome so quickly?”
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