Bane by L.J. Shen
“Falling in love is when you lose yourself slowly, piece by piece. Infatuation is when you lose yourself all at once. Love is like ivy. It wraps around you, chokes every part of you quietly. It is not patient, or kind, or gentle. It is needy, cunning, and suffocating.’
Well, this was a read and a half. It was raw, angry, claustrophobic and mean. And I bloody loved it.
I adored how the author took all this gritty angry’ness and turned it into a sweet almost puppy love story. God only knows how she did that!
This is a masterclass in how you redeem the unredeemable character. Many have tried, few have done it with half this style. Read and learn peeps!
Apparently it’s part of a series, I can only say it’s completely stand alone. I’ve never heard of this author before, I only bought this book because of an Amazon sale as I’m looking for new authors. It didn’t just fulfil my expectations, it blew me away.