I ll admit as a native Texan this first caught my attention because it s set in Austin and I m always curious how we re perceived First I ve never heard an Austinite say howdy unless they were being sarcastic but I ll let that slide because all the eography references were right I was also skeptical because I can t picture Austin having a huge heroin market as described weed yes but heroin Nah BUT since I don t know much about the drug scene I could be wrong Now on to the storyThis is not at all what I expected It had such potential for my dark loving heart a heroin addict that would do anything for her next fix wandering on to a drug lord s property only for her to become his property He s described as ruthless terrifying a man not to be f ed with exceptHe s notWho Boss is a man who PMS gives countless second chances He s a man who lets his subordinates disrespect him time and time again all while saying he really should do something about that insubordination Constant threats zero action He s a man who tells a woman who hitssmacks him That was your one mistake Make another and you won t live to see tomorrow And then he lets her smack him not once but two times without reprisal He s a man who is obsessed with his appearance and cleanliness to the point of annoyance Iet that he has OCD He loves his suits and hates when they The Two of Swords get dirty but boy is this point driven home Did I mention he loves his suits Because it s mentioned in the book 40 times But despite all this Miri was afraid Of him She should be of course He was a very dangerous man who had done very terrible things Sorry buddy just saying it doesn t make it soNow for Mirigoodravy she was a petulant annoying mess She Sinfully Damaged (Master Mistress, got angry and lashed out over the stupidest things never taking into consideration the danger she was in by popping off to the biggest baddest drug lord in the city Then again he didn t turn out to be all that bad so maybe that s why Still she didn t know that at the time and it annoyed me to no end This man took you in instead of killing you cleaned you up and youet mad because he treats you like a nothing junkie whore Umm newsflash you are a junkie whore AND the kicker to all this was that he only said mean words to make her feel this way He never once took advantage of her took her against her will etc This is all hurt feelings Bleh I can t even tell if it s inconsistencies in the writing or if it s just Miri s airhead character at times ie describing Boss as protecting her threatening his employees likely having one killed for attempting to rape me when earlier she said I watched him kill the ABCs of Baseball guy right on his drivewayAs I mentioned Boss never takes Miri against her will For over half the book he fights the battle of I m noood for her but there s just something about her until he just can t take it any while she vacillates between being angry over him ignoring her and being so hot for his bod that she just can t refuse those piercing blue eyesHis ability to intimidate as a drug lord was a joke his Alpha ness as man was non existent and his overall dominance was lacking Miri was such a flat character that the only thing I learned about her in the whole book was that she had a crap childhood misses her friend Cat and can work on motorcycles Boss only knows the last two yet he manages to fall irrevocably in love with herThis ends on a cliffhanger and despite my OCD which rivals the MMC s in severity I have no desire to continue onAnd sidenote The phrase is I couldn t care less not I could care less This probably shows up 20 or times But despite that the writingediting was well done so I m adding a star because I respect that so much I liked this one Miri the Boss were characters that rew to me and I enjoyed their chemistry and their scenes together My objection was how the Boss seemed a softie for a drug lord but slowly I understood the deal with him I m hanging from a cliff after that ending and now I definitely need to read the continuation 35 starsJunkie feels like a ray romance to me Not exactly dark I definitely need to read the continuation 35 starsJunkie feels like a Taken By the Sheriff the Deputy Too! gray romance to me Not exactly dark isn t fluffy either I m not sure what kind of reader will appreciate this story As a dark romance lover I think the author is playing too safe the plot isn t edgy enough If I were to switch myself into a contemporary romance lover I think the hero is too much of a menacing ass to be swoon over Miri is the junkie who stumble upon the drug lord the Boss I didn tet to know much about her background or why she Kentucky Grandmothers got hooked with heroine beside the basic stuff I wish we can delved deeper into her story Boss is the drug lord of Austin He seems to be uite an enigma with his ambiguous background and his anonymous status I spent half the book not even knowing his real name When he caught Miri lurking in his property he decided to keep her or imprisoned her depends on your view He seems like a dangerous and deadly kingpin to me in the beginning but the presence of Miri is definitely making him soft I m not sure whether is aood or a bad thing I like both the hero and the heroine as an Individual There Is Something There is something the close off and OCD drug lord that you want to uncover his true nature I want to see him lose his cool My favorite part of the story is seeing how he is being so protective of Miri and seems to Štěky Broka Špindíry genuinely care for her well being As for Miri I want to see her clean and love her life They have this delicious sexual tensionoing on that The Blackmailed Secretary got me hooked But it just se. I'm a heroin addict A junkie A whore I'll do anything toet my next fixAnythingIncluding walking right onto the property of Austin's. ,
Oin kept me a prisoner and Mason used me for sex on his whim whenever and however he wanted Did I really come to Mason s boss s house to beg for a hit of H The house of the most feared and ruthless drug lord in Austin One who threatened my life than once then locked me up like a criminal with the Boss being the judge jury and if he so desired my executioner Yes Yes I did Boss Man aka Boss a ruthless drug lord who became the Boss at a very young age after taking out the previous drug lord He is merciless and rules without conscience expecting his commands to be followed up without uestion and immediately Not doing so is punishable by death Yet when this dumb shit If the Magic Fits (100 Dresses, girl managed toet past my highly trained very well paid Improve Your Communication Skills guards Boss decides to take care of her It was almost as if she were sent here as penance for my past failures to take care of my mom and sister Boss is a temperamental man with OCD tendencies all stemming from his past He believes their will be no salvation for him but it looks as is somewhere deep inside he does have a heart He set out to helping Miri to a drug free live far from his violent world an thusiving her a second chanc 35 stars So the premise I loved The controlling crime Bossdrug lord falls for the fucked up junkie works in a lot of ways but there was something about the writing that was off It was crazy repetitive drove me nuts and I found myself skimming around 70% I actually loved the last 15% of this than the rest and I m even curious how it all plays out 4 dark and Decadent (Wicked Lovers gritty starsThis is a dark and twisted story with a surprising amount of heart With an unlikely romance that is full of passion and intensity set in the dangerous world of drug trafficking where violence danger and murder are an everyday part of life this book captivated me from the very beginning and I loved itAustin s drug underworld is ruled by the ruthless man known only as Boss He killed his predecessor toet where he is and he rules an unstable kingdom fighting every day to retain his place in the delicate hierarchy of the world he inhabits Miri is a strung out heroin addict and we meet her when she is in the beginnings of withdrawal Desperate for her next fix she rocks up to the Boss compound looking for her drug dealing boyfriend or in fact anybody who can When Digital Becomes Human give her what she craves Known as a cold and emotionless killer Boss surprises himself and his men by bringing the patheticirl into his home He feels somewhat responsible for her condition and wanting to make amends for mistakes in his past he feels the need to take care of her Miri proves that she despite her condition she is a strong feisty woman and it sparks an interest in the Boss that he hasn t experienced before So he decides to keep her I was trapped in a bizarre luxurious prison completely at the mercy of Austin s fiercest drug lord and from what I knew that title was earned deep in the trenches of brutality and death What does he want Nothing comes without strings attached Nothing I loved the dynamic between these two The book is written in dual POV so
WE GET TO SEE EXACTLY WHATget to see exactly what re both oing through and I loved the complexity of these characters Their backgrounds are well developed and the growth that they show throughout the story is realistic intriguing and really that they show throughout the story is realistic intriguing and really done I love Miri s strength and tenacity and really well done I love Miri s strength and tenacity and adored the slow reveal of the Boss as Jag the man behind the fearsome exterior The constrasts existing within him were explored really well God I wanted to wrap her in my arms until her pain went away But I wasn t comfort I wasn t peace I was hate and violence and war Despite their differences and their complicated situation the chemistry between Miri and Jag is fantastic Their attraction to each other is evident from the very start and when they act on those feelings damn The sexy time is hot passionate and so so intense But it was also so much Jesus Miri You re so oddamn fucking sexy Everything about you drives me crazy You think you re ruined It s you who s De-cluttering Your Closet going to ruin me You make me feel safe I want to be with you I want to be yours Then you re mine But it s a dangerous world they are living in and the two sides of Jag s life are wonderfully blended to create a love story with a dark andritty feel His protectiveness over Miri and the emotion she evokes in him is De Brandende Brug (De Grijze Jager, gorgeous but we also see the brutality and control that he demonstrates in all things the ruthlessness with which he deals with those who wrong him and the violence that is an everyday part of his life It adds a complexity to his character that I absolutely loved and I find him absolutely fascinating But his enemies are closing in and Boss is facing a threat like never beforeI really enjoyed this book It s fast paced and exciting with areat mix of danger violence sex romance and suspense It all builds to a climactic cliffhanger which is predictable but still exciting and I can t wait to Humanizing Big Data get my hands on the next instalment Jagger 4 stars Advanced Review Copy wasenerously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 5 StarsHoly Smokes Just wow After reading this book I went totally speechless then had a wicked book hangover Heather C Leigh is an amazing author and she took big risks with this book Everything I didn t expect it to be yet hoping it would be Junkie took me on a thrilling ride that had me on the edge of my seat and left me with chillsJunkie was brilliant mad intens. Twice to put a bullet in my headBut like I said I'll do anything to et my next fix Even if it costs me my lifeOr changes it forever.