Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe

Title: Born, Darkly
Author: Trisha Wolfe

Series: Darkly, Madly Duet #1
Publication: September 19th 2017
Genre: Dark Romance
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Rating: 5/5

He challenged her sanity.

She shattered his reality.

They dared each other to the brink of madness.

A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she's forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.

I got this book when it was a Kindle freebie back in March but I hadn't picked it up to read until recently. I actually randomly decided to read it when I was away one weekend and I had only brought my Kindle so I thought I'd just start it and see how far I'd be able to read. It didn't take very long for me to get completely hooked by the story. As some of you may know I'm a huge dark romance fan. It's definitely one of my favorite genres, although it is really rare that I find a dark romance book that I'm really into that isn't written by Pepper Winters. But I guess I have now!

Born, Darkly is a story about criminal psychologist London Noble who falls for her patient Grayson Sullivan who is a convicted serial killer. I know initially this sounds like it could be a little cringy and at first even I was wondering how in the world it could even work between these two characters. But I've read my share of dark books and this one was just something different from any other book I've read in the same genre and yes, it does actually work for them in a twisty sort of way. But of course not without it's unexpected twists and turns. 

I was completely enthralled by London and Grayson's relationship. It all started when London decided to take him on as her patient and it all kind of spiraled out of control from there on because Grayson definitely was different from any other patient of hers. He really got under her skin and manipulated her from the start so she really didn't stand much of a chance even though she's a really smart woman. Grayson was something else entirely. He was delightfully sinful, mad and very intelligent. He killed people who did bad things but even so I don't think he's redeemable at all. And yet I couldn't help but love his character and root for him and London. The story is told in dual POV so you can really get a feel of both of the characters, which is something that I always love in any book.

This was also my first book by Trisha Wolfe and I'm not saying this might but I was really impressed with her writing style because it was really beautiful and descriptive. But it wasn't overly descriptive that the story would get boring. It was just perfect as it was. And I just can't wait wait how the story will continue in the next book. I'm sure all the minderfuckery and madness will continue. 

Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe is a twisted and dark read that's both unsettling and captivating at the same time. I never read anything quite like it, which makes for an even more amazing reading experience.

About the author:
From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up imaginary worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her imaginary worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.
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  1. I wouldn't normally pick up this genre, but this does sound temptingšŸ˜ Thanks for sharing!

  2. I don't think this is a book for me but I'm so glad that you enjoy it. While I'm always impressed with books that are able to get me to root for the bad guy to win out, I always feel a little weird afterwards.

    Great review, as always! I'm glad you found another author to love.
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. This relationship kind of sounds like Harley Quinn and the Joker in Suicide Squad! Definitely an interesting dynamic!

  4. I was skeptical about being able to like Grayson because he's a serial killer after all but the author managed to pull me in. Damn her. lol

  5. I very rarely pick up a dark romance that isn't Pepper Winters or Skye Warren so it's a pretty big deal that I loved it so much. Haha

  6. This is something I would LOVE. I have to check this out. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Whoa! It's incredible that you were able to get this one as a freebie. I am always up for a great psychological thriller and I thought it sounded promising from the synopsis. I am so happy that it was an amazing read for you.

  8. Yay! *happy dancing* I'm so happy you loved this one, Stephanie. I did too! Once you finish London and Grayson's story you'll have to check out With Visions of Red for Sadie and Colton's story. I love Wolfe's dark twisty-ness. :) Awesome review!

  9. I wanna buy those books ASAP. I've been eyeing it ever since I finished this duology!

  10. It really doesn't happen often when a freebie is this good. And the fact that I just started it randomly also blows my mind. Haha


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