Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: With Visions of Red, Book Two (Broken Bonds #2) by Trisha Wolfe

With Visions of Red by Trisha Wolfe

The UNSUB has made contact.
After a rapid string of grisly murders shakes the usually peaceful city of Arlington, Virginia, the sadistic killings of young women lull into a deceptive calm. Agent Sadie Bonds knows the terror isn’t over; serial killers don’t stop until caught.
And this sadist has targeted the profiler, revealing pieces of her dark past and weaving her secrets into each gruesome crime scene. Is the killer someone from Sadie’s past, her present? Or is he part of a fated future she brought on herself? The answer lies within the riddle of the copycat killings, ones mimicked after the infamous Blood Countess.
As tension brews in the department awaiting the UNSUB’s next move, Sadie’s more than on edge—her deviant cravings for the possible perpetrator have ratcheted out of control. She needs the feel of Colton’s ropes binding her, sheltering her from stark reality.
Only Colton Reed has his own twisted secrets that threaten to unravel not only Sadie as they come to light, but the UNSUB’s carefully constructed web now entangling both the profiler and her sexy bondage rigger.
Is Sadie too close to this case to be objective, or is the UNSUB closer to her than she ever imagined…


Publishes in US: July 16th 2015
Genre: adult mystery
Source: author
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy) and a finished copy as well from the author/publicist. I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free
Series? Yes. Broken Bonds #2
My review of #1 With Visions of Red

Other books by Trisha I've reviewed:
Astarte's Wrath , The Darkest Part, Of Darkness and Crowns, Destiny's Fire , Fading Out, Fireblood, Losing Track, Of Silver and Beasts, Unveiled

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Disclaimer: This is a dark novel, for an adult audience. It contains violence, murder investigation and BDSM. If you are under 18, please talk with your parents if this is right for you. 

    I wanted to read Visions of Red because I have adored everything Trisha has written even things from when I beta read some of her stuff not published. She writes characters that are easy to love and sizzling romances that make me want to swoon. I will admit that the whole mystery and murder part of it is not something that I would have chosen to read without her name on it, but she totally swept me off my feet and it was a story that I did not want to put down. I loved the first and connected so much with Sadie. I was left wanting more and excited to find out more about the mystery from the 1st book. 

   It picks up right where we left off, and Sadie has been targeted by the UNSUB. She of course, has to suspect Colton, but she doesn't really believe or want to believe it was him. Colton longs for more with the taste of submission and steam that he had with Sadie, and he understands that he had to be considered for the string of murders, and the texts and targeting of Sadie. 

   The pacing is amazing, and still gives us some hardcore sexy scenes, and they manage to also develop the characters and deepen the trust between the two. Its a give and take and I loved it. Getting to know more about the characters and what makes them tick is great, and I feel even closer to both of them. Both have some pretty dark things in their past, but it helps to shape them and know what they don't want the rest of their lives to be like. 

   I would have to say that my only complaint is a big one-- I WANT MORE. Once I got started I couldn't stop. It is a wild and twisted ride that is dark and gritty, and I don't know what it says about me that I loved every second and want more. 

   And oh the UNSUB. We get glimpses into his dark and twisted mind, and how closely he is really trailing and obsessing over Sadie. He really starts to get personal and has her fearing for those closest to her. 

   Oh the ending. Trisha has to be trying to kill us. I have some theories, but I am not so good at guessing with the thriller type reads, but we shall see. There is one set-up but it does seem like he is the too obvious choice. I absolutely can't wait to read the third!

Bottom Line: Sexy and dark thriller that kept me guessing and yearning for more.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you think you could work in law enforcement?

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