“No matter how good we think we are…we’re all a little evil inside.”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😁🤨🤫🤔☹️
The heroine: Eden – just 18, her mother died a year ago and she now lives with her Stepfather Cain. Eden had an incident when she was young which got the tongues wagging in Black Hallows and since then she has terrible anxiety and agoraphobia.
The Hero(es): Cain Carter – Married Karen (Eden’s mother) a few years before she died. The marriage was more of an arrangement for political gain than anything else. Karen was much older than Cain as well as ruthless and controlling. Now with her gone, Cain is close to his dreams.
Damien King – He ruined Cain’s life twelve years ago and is obsessed with Cain. He is now a wealthy investor with more money than God.
The Love Story: Eden has been in love with Cain since she first met him. Cain has wanted Eden for over a year but being with her would hurt his burgeoning political career. He plans to marry the Governor’s daughter and someday take over as Governor.
The majority of this book takes place in the past and is about what went on between Cain and Damien when they were in high school. I don’t want to say much but it is nothing you would ever expect. There are some real shockers that happen and it sets up the present so well. Cain always wanted to be the perfect one, the politician and he had many obstacles to that path.
I really enjoy stories that surprise me. I hate when a book is too predictable or when the author leaves too many hints foreshadowing what is to come. I love it when the story can turn on a dime and go somewhere completely unexpected. This one did that more than a few times. I can’t wait to read the next installment.
Even after reading the reviews about how dark and twisty this book is, I am surprised and amazed at how much I loved it. The way it flashed back to the past for chapters at a time and opened your eyes to why things are happening in the present. I kept getting knocked on my ass over and over in finding out who did what and who was really the Devil in the story.
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