Friday, 17 March 2017

Review: Blackbird by Molly McAdams

Blackbird (Redemption, #1)

Blackbird by Molly McAdams

From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life. 

Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.

Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.

On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.

But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.

We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war. 

Julie's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Molly, you really changed the playing field with this one.

I went in blind, feeling a wee bit confused with the prologue, then realising we were getting Briar's thoughts on her life before her life was turned upside down.

Briar was a complicated soul, it was as if she didn't belong in the world she was in, she did have a kind heart when she offered to help her friend.

Kyle was an odd man, I didn't doubt he loved Briar but I felt that things weren't quite right.

I was terrified for Briar, with what she was going through, dealing with an unknown entity, totally unfamiliar, but she was one very brave courageous lady.

Lucas first appeared as a terrifying man, and I was happy to see he was human after all!

I loved Briar, she was a very strong determined lady, and dealt with the very dark, twisted life she found herself in.

Couldn't stand William, even as Lucas's mentor he kept overstepping the boundaries. Totally got what was coming to him.

I did like Karina, one of William's ladies, she has a fun personality and she did come over as happy.

I loved how Briar and Lucas got on, even though under the circumstances, their love was very strong and bounced off the pages at you, even if they were in denial.

There were some great characters in this book, they each played their own parts, but brought the whole story together. 

This is a dark story, and whilst it's not a taboo subject, some people will struggle with it. BUT once you get into the story you just don't want to put it down, and this was exactly how I felt. I was thinking about the book when I had to go to work.

Briar and Lucas had an all-consuming love, that seemed to pour off each page, the first few weeks after they met, could have been so different.

Molly writes with such poise and compassion she weaves a tale of love, lust, fear, contempt, hatred and all done with such grace. You cannot help feel for the heroine.

A great storyline, making you feel like the biggest cheerleader, cheering them both on from the side lines. It's a great page turner. 


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