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In this dark, dark tale we take a journey down the rabbit hole where we meet Dolly and Rabbit. You just might surprise yourself and fall in love with them.
SICK FUX by Tillie Cole
Publication Date: October 7, 2017 Source: Purchase Genre: Dark Romance Length: 314 Pages Purchase: Amazon Story Rating: 5/ 5 Romance Rating: 3/5
When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die. The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell. Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them. Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood. Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain. As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go. With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them. One at a time. Each one more deadly than the last. Tick Tock.
Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.
This book has been on my to-read list since it was released. Tillie Cole is one of my favorite authors. I love how there is always a dark aspect to her books. To be honest, I was hesitant to read this one because the reviews suggested a new level of darkness. I have to say, this book was nothing like I expected.
This is likely the first and last time I’ll ever say this. I couldn’t relate to the characters and that’s a good thing. At first I tried, how would I feel… what would I do? But as the book progressed, I realized relating was futile, and it was best I didn’t empathize with their actions and emotions.
I don’t want to say too much because this is a book people should read without spoilers. Which makes it a difficult review to write. There is so much going on in the book, so many layers to the characters and so many reasons for each of their actions.
My husband asked me what the book was about, I didn’t even know where to start. He likes the twitter sized summary not the 30 minute synopsis I would have to give for him to understand. The best I could do within his attention span was say it’s something like the movie, I Spit on Your Grave, with the character Darla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I have little else to say about this book. It was engaging, and I was hooked from the first page. Worth reading if you don’t mind the darker side of things.