Lucius Vinemont ruined my life.
It was a long time ago. It feels like yesterday.
I haven’t let it go, and I won’t. Not until he’s dead. Lucius is the bogeyman, the shadow under my bed, the nightmare that wakes me in my sleep.
I loved him once, in the foolish way of a teenage girl. Those feelings are buried deep, soaked in blood and covered in a fine ash. Because Lucius was never just a bad boy, he was so, so much worse.
When you shoot a man through the heart, he’s supposed to die. But Lucius isn’t a man. He’s a monster. One who promises pleasures wrapped in pain.
But the closer I get to him, the more I realize he’s not the only evil lurking in my past. . .
Lucius was luscious!
I was immediately enveloped in the story, and there was mystery and surprises from beginning to end. The enemies to lovers slow burn intensity and tension between Lucius and Evie was electric; it crackled on and off the page! Evie was a strong woman: “You’re not damaged. Your past is why you’re strong.” She didn’t like to be vulnerable, but when she was my heart ached for her. Lucius was lusciously dark and twisted, and I loved him immediately and never stopped. Can a “monster” make you swoon? Yes. Yes, he can! I was emotionally engaged with this book; I had chuckled throughout, got frustrated, swooned, at the apex of the action I had tears in my eyes, then ended with a smile. This author crafted the perfect enemies to lovers book and anti-hero in Lucius, and I highly recommend this book as it will be going on my Top Reads of 2021 list! I requested and received an advanced copy of this ebook for my honest review that I am voluntarily leaving.