Authors: Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
***NOTE: This book is VERY dark. Please take that into account before reading. ***
All sins are equal in the eyes of God, but I’m not God. One sinner made me his sin, and I can’t let men like him live. I want to kill them. Every. Last. One.
Ezra James is no different. I was going to kill him, but then I found myself obsessed and possessed in the most reverent of ways. I became his sinner, and he became my sin, but the wages of sin is death, so I must kill him.
The son of a whore, raised by criminals, molded to fit into a world without morals. I’ve never given a shit about anything until the night I watched a man drop dead at the feet of my little killer. She called to my depravity, and everything in me demanded that I take her, possess her, own her. Some monsters hide behind the faces of angels.
Damned. Broken. Irredeemable.
Through blood, absolution shall be found.
This is the most fucked up book I have EVER READ. This is more fucked up than that time I read Feminist Fantasies for funsies. This is so motherfucking dark you need to read with a flashlight. AND I LOVED IT.
Some people say that ‘ohhhh this book is dark, head the warning.’ No no. NO. NO. I’ve read some of those books and yes, they have dark elements. But this is like a magical fucked up world of dark where everything is Level Lunatic, killing is ok (sort of, just don’t do it in Ezra’s back seat), and yet you’re still rooting for the main characters to fall in love.
Absolution is sort of like Kill Bill but in romance form. But it’s fucking brilliant. The way in which these two authors have worked out the storyline, connected all the dots, made you understand Evie’s religion and Ezra’s soulless affliction…everything made sense when nothing made sense. For that, I loved them. Reading this was like falling into the deepest pits of yourself and wondering why you’re so goddamn depraved when you liked it.
I, for one, shrugged. I liked it because the writing was outstanding and the story kept me hooked. This is original, outstanding and out of control hot. Somehow even when Ezra is owning Evie – causing her intense pain – you’re just a little turned on…because Evie wants it. She needs it. You want her to best Ezra. You almost want her to kill him. But then you don’t. Because she loves him.
I can’t explain this book except to say that you absolutely have to step out of your pretty, shiny, good looking comfort zone and thrust yourself into this book. One of the most unique and best written books I’ve ever read. and it’s crazytown. 5 stars. Loved.
[I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review]