Series: Songs of Perdition Book 2
Published on June 22, 2014 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Erotic Romance, Romance
In the end, did I stab him to be free of him? And free to what? Fuck? Snort? Party? Or free to be normal?
It was a very interesting situation, up there on Maundy,” Elliot said.
“Nothing like it in the world. It’s a safe place for people like me.”
“People like you? Can you be more specific?” He ran his finger on the edge of his blotter, and a chill went up my inner thighs.
“People like me means, I don’t know. Fuckers. We fuck because it’s what we do. Bus drivers drive. Accountants account. Policemen police. I’m a fucker. I fuck.”
USE kills it from page 1. Okay, fine, it was on page 2 that I started highlighting. Fiona is missing Elliot and fantasizing about them meeting again. In her fantasy, they bump into each other in a coffee shop and he always takes the time to sit with her. A decidedly tame fantasy from a sex addict, and it guts me.
This girl, her pain. She’s a mess and I can’t stop feeling for her. Parts of her past are revealed and I’m riveted. Did she create her environment or did her environment create her?
There’s a triangle here, Deacon vs. Elliott. I see the appeal of both of them, I do. Yet… Elliot. There’s just something about him. Bits of Deacon and Fiona’s past are revealed and he’s been a lifeline for Fiona, I believe he loves her and would do anything for her. Yet I’m pinning for Elliot. A man who is unavailable, the repercussions both personal and professional. I do not care.
Has the author really given me any reason to be so steadfast in my loyalty to Elliot over Deacon? Maybe not, but I can’t shake feeling like Elliot wants more for Fiona. That he believes in Fiona in a way that no one else ever has.
This story is so much more than Deacon vs. Elliot though. It’s really Fiona’s story, the decisions that got her to this place. I don’t know that life just happened to Fiona. I think she created some of her own problems but that’s what makes her such an interesting character, one that makes you think and feel long after the book is over.