Series: Church Duet #1
An unusual boy.
A beautiful face that hides a dark secret and an ugly past.
Sealed lips which hide wicked words and dangerous thoughts.
She would kill for him to love her.
He just wants to kill.
Maybe, if Emma Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true.
Fuse, meet match.
My ARC Review:
I was really looking forward to reading this one from Stylo, it seemed to have a dark and twisted storyline, but really turned out to be quite a bit different from what I was expecting!!
It certainly wasn’t as dark as I was expecting, yes it has dark undercurrents and at times it had me stopping to think, OMG WTF is going on, but it didn’t jump out and grab me like I was expecting. This is more of a psychological thriller than anything else and I loved the story line, but I didn’t quite make that much needed connection with the characters.
Church I loved, the unspeaking anti-hero with the dominating presence, saying all he needed to say with his looks alone. He’s definitely not normal, having been diagnosed as a sociopath believing humans were beneath him and had plans on killing people! But he knew he had an illness and took the necessary steps to protect himself and those around him, namely not talking. His reputation preceded him and everyone gave him a wide berth, that is until Emma came along.
Emma, wow, she had me going through the whole range of emotions with her actions and way of thinking. Church had her manipulated so easily, doing anything and everything he asked, or even doing it before he asked at times. She was completely obsessed with him, so much so she lost her own identity. Again she is not normal, but plays the game and wears the mask necessary for her to be able to function and be seen as normal.
Church and Emma just connect, they see each other, they get each other, and when they get together their connection is just sizzling!!
I definitely can’t wait for the next book to see how this will play out, I’m just hoping that I get more connection with the characters next time round. It’s a unique kind of read, not quite like anything else I’ve read before, worth the effort it this is your kind of thing.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.