Holy sh*t! This second installment definitely met my expectations. If you have read and liked ‘Pretty Stolen Dolls’, the first installment in the series, then for sure you will like this one as well. This second book was dark and dirty, bloody and gory and of course crazy and creepy as f@ck. It goes without saying these two ladies can write some serious, intense and of course intriguing, dark sh*t that can f@ck-up with any reader’s mind, keeping him at the edge of his seat from start to finish. And let me tell you, these two did exactly that with me and well and as strange and crazy as it sounds, I loved every minute of it.
“This is where she belongs—here. This cell is her home. She just needs reminding of that fact.”
‘Pretty Lost Dolls’ picks exactly where the first book ended. Jade is in hell, in Benny’s hell…again. She’s a prisoner, a lost doll…maybe, but not a scarred or broken little doll like Benny thinks she is. Since Jade had lived through the worst of what Benny could do to her, she’s determined to survive anything her captor plans to do again. She planned to catch the sick f@ck for eight years, so this is her chance to prove herself that she’s a good detective, but also that she’s stronger than she used to be. But Benny has plans for his dirty little doll. She needs to be punish and he needs to reminder her he’s her master.
“I’m not crazy, dirty doll.” I lift my eyebrows at her. “Granted, I’m not what most would call normal either, but normal is like beauty—all in the eye of the beholder, right?”
Benny finally found his beloved dirty doll. He still can’t believe she left him, he still can’t believe after everything that happened between them she’s still not convinced that she belongs with him. He wants to make her pay for that, but he also wants to love her, because in his sick mind, Benny is firmly convinced he loves her.
“Panicked and panting. Lost and confused. So perfect. Perfect little doll.”
Oh my Gawd…this second installment kept me at the edge of my seat even more than the first. The suspense, the craziness, the mystery, everything f@cked-up with my head. The plot was intriguing and I liked how the story unfolded. While the story line was a bit predictable at some point into the story, at least to me, I really enjoyed this second installment. The pace was fantastic for a dark and twisted read and I have to say that I really loved all the twists and revelations that honestly kept me glued to the pages from start to finish.
In this second installment, we get to see why Benny is such a psychotic killer. His character was crazy, yeah…no doubt about that, but also so very fascinating. His portrayal was stellar and I loved how his background was gradually revealed. I loved to read all the scenes from his past and find more about his obsession with “perfect dolls”. His past was heartbreaking, but also so very creepy. His relationship with Jade and also his relationship with Macy were fantastic to read about. Macy was another interesting character that had her own important role in this second installment.
“Sometimes a tough girl who is used to saving herself needs a hero.”
Once again, Jade’s character was fantastically developed. She was such a strong heroine, from the beginning so determined to fight her captor with everything she has. I really sympathize with her reading her story. She was such a fighter and I loved that about her. Dillon was wonderful as ever. His love, care and support for Jade were heartwarming and were the perfect pinch of light the story needed. I loved their relationship and the strong connection and tenderness between them.
This second installment like the first was disturbing and it made me cringe a couple of times, but I have to say that was so very intriguing. I loved the multiple POV and I truly think it was necessarily. I loved all of them, but the one who stood out for me was Benny’s. His POV was so fantastically done and I wouldn’t have minded more chapters to be written from his sick perspective. The ending was simply perfect and it definitely left me with my mouth hanging open. Holy sh*t…that ending!
If you are looking for an erotic mystery thriller series with dark, disturbing elements, look no further. This series will keep you at the edge of your seat, giving you the chills from start to finish.
Overall, a fantastic, gripping, dark read!
About Ker Dukey
My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.
I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
About K. Webster
K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.
Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.
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