“He reminded me of death and pain.”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳☺️🤫😍
The heroine: Meraki Mallory (a.k.a. Ruckus) – growing up her best fried was Niko Davis. They gave each other their virginity and promised never to speak of it again. Niko dated Meraki’s best friend Cece on and off after that, but they always had eyes for each other. Until he ghosted her and all her friends 10 years earlier. She now is the owner of a dance studio and dates and lives with Luka, a former friend of Niko’s.
The Hero: Niko Davis (a.k.a. Antichrist) – Despite dating Cece, he only ever had eyes for Meraki. He grew up as a child of the Seven Knights MC which runs their small town of Halsin. After leaving for ten years to the San Diego chapter of the Seven Nights, he returns home after the president of the Halsin chapter dies and passes the gavel on to Niko.
The Story: Niko is now home and he and Meraki still have a connection between them, but she has a fiancé and he has a girlfriend. Both of them have deep dark secrets they are keeping and once they start coming out in to the open things start to get good.
It is said in the blurb that this isn’t a retelling of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, but there are nods to it. I must say that though I know of Hunchback of Notre Dame, I never had any interest in reading it or watching the movie and didn’t even know the story, but when I Googled it and looked at the plot in Wikipedia, It sounded way more complex than I wanted to think about. This has all that and a bag of chips.
Though there were things I didn’t like about the book. Some things just were not explained to my satisfaction to the reader or to the characters. I also thought there could be more detail about what was going on at times. But overall this was a good dark romance and the end was crazy.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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