Hiding herself and her truth is the only option.Until the force that is Deo Dahl notices her from across a crowded bar.
Not one to back down from a challenge, Deo pulls the seemingly shy Opie out of her comfort zone, arousing courage inside her to not only face her abhorrent demons, but to also hunt them down.
However, Deo has horrors of his own, evil he’s fought to conquer his whole life. Just as they begin to reveal their truths, Opie’s past returns, turning Deo’s nightmare into a reality he might not survive.
5 amazingly emotional stars!
So that just happened!
I’m sitting on my couch smiling so hard with cheeks still wet from crying.
They say that three times a charm and after reading the three stories in the Ten Thousand series I’d have to agree with that saying.
Ten Thousand Words (#1) introduced us to this world through Xanthe and Ollie.
Ten Thousand Lies (#2) had us rooting for the vigilantes with Ricki and Jamie.
In this one, we take the plunge and fully submerge in the world of depravity and vigilantism.
I learned of this author through her debut novel Over the Hills and Far Away (NOLAs Own #1) which features one hot rockstar and a kickass heroine. I loved it and hated it at the same time because it *gasp* was a cliffhanger! Three books I read to get to the end and it was amazing.
This is not that kind of story.
Yes, it’s beyond amazing but it’s not about rock stars and it isn’t a cliffie.
This is a very emotional story with many, many, many graphic details that in my humble opinion make this book exceptional.
It’s harsh and brutal but the story is still beautiful and in the end, it’s totally worth every step of the way to get there.
Amadeo ‘Deo’ Dahl and Odessa ‘Opie’ Powy meet through fellow acquaintances and while one of them feels that insta lust, the other definitely doesn’t.
Deo is a businessman who owns a barbershop along with a very popular brand of beard grooming items. One of those products is scented beard oil which he orders from the botanical shop down the street.
Opie co-owns The Botanical Odyssey with her friend Hayley. She has been through hell which has made her a very antisocial person and when she first meets Deo she makes quite the impression.
If you haven’t read the first two in this series, I’d suggest you do so now.
But if you want to go straight for the godlike one (DEO) then my opinion is that you can totally read this as a standalone.
Bonus info: This character is SO Jason Momoa! *SWOON* I just wanted to gobble him up.
Born and raised in Miami, Kelli Jean traded the tropical heat for the arctic. Now she deals with twenty-four-hour daylight in the summer, zero sunlight in the winter, and believes the Northern Lights make up for the mind-boggling amount of ice and snow she has to put up with for seven months out of the year. She’s surrounded by mountains and ocean and sheep, and claims her bizarre sense of humor is what keeps her sane.
The insane don’t know they’re insane.
Kelli uses her imagination to create worlds she can escape to from the mundane tasks of everyday life, such as washing the damn dishes and vacuuming up Legos off the floor—and don’t get her started on the mad amount of cat hair on the end of the couch. She gave up on that a long time ago. When the household goes to sleep at night, she writes down everything that happened in her head while doing such tedious chores. But she enjoys living in her own head, so that’s pretty cool.
Technology terrifies her. She can barely turn on a computer, and was completely shocked when she’d actually written a book on one. To this day, she has no explanation for this baffling mystery. It took her three years to realize she can take screen shots of messages and pictures of bearded, tattooed men with her phone. Now that she’s mastered this task, her phone is slowly dying, and she’s nervous that she’s going to have to buy a new one and it will take her another three years to learn how to use it.