I pray to be forgiven for my sins, but the prayers of someone like me won’t dare breach the edge of heaven.
Sins. All sins are equal in the eyes of God, but I’m not God. Some sins are far more wretched than others. And those sinners should pay, Evelyn. One sinner made me his sin, and I can’t let men like him live. They must face their judgement, Evelyn. I want to kill them. Every. Last. One.
Ezra James is no different, and I wanted to kill him, I needed to kill him, I’m was going to kill him…And then I found myself fascinated by him, 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 gangsters, moulded into a key player in a corrupt world ruled by money and completely without morals.
This world can break a person. I’ve seen it time and time again. I never gave a shit, until the night I watched a man drop dead at the feet of a woman so broken she made even me feel whole. My little killer 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, where others stand in plain sight.
Damned. Broken. Irredeemable.
Through blood, absolution shall be found.
Evie has been abused horribly and tortured all of her childhood because of being so beautiful she caused men to sin. She prayed every day that God would take it all away but when he didn’t, she learned that through the pain, she was given forgiveness for making others’ sin. Now that she has grown up, she has learned how to make that beauty work for her and her faith. And in doing what she feels compelled to do and then being punished, she finds absolution for her sin.
Ezra was raised by criminals and so as an adult, he finds himself still in the criminal lifestyle. The only difference is he is in control of his world now. He meets Evie one night and the craziness inside her seems to call to him and his desires. He never learned how to form a healthy bond with another human growing up, but knows that he wants to own Evie and give her the punishment she craves.
“She calls to my fucked up depravity, makes me want to possess her, to ruin her…”
Have these two wicked souls found someone to love them regardless of how broken they are?
I took my time reading this book in the beginning, wanting to savor it. However, at about the 25% mark, I could NOT put this book down. I felt like I was a part of Ezra and Evie’s world and I had to know what would happen next. Now I am sad it is over even though that world was strange, violent and sometimes horrifying. I absolutely loved getting both Ezra and Evie’s POV and seeing the inner workings of both their demented, fascinating minds. LP Lovell and Stevie J Cole have written another dark masterpiece. I can’t wait to see what these ladies come up with next!
She’s a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.