Wow! This book left me speechless…well, almost! ‘Siren’ was one of the most intriguing, depraved dark erotica I’ve ever read. It was fascinating, gripping, fantastically written and OMG, so deliciously twisted. Trust me when I say that this story and these characters will keep you at the edge of your seat the entire time. This story of obsession and possession was told in such a way you will not want to put it down for one minute. With many dark themes, with a forbidden romance that for sure will f@ck-up with your head and also with many ‘what the f@ck’ moments, ‘Siren’ is definitely worth reading if you crave something dark and twisted.
“I guess bad company really does corrupt good morals.”
‘Siren’ tells the story of Scarlet, a beautiful woman, a ‘femme fatale’, a great actress who can catch any man in her web everywhere she goes. It goes without saying she’s an alluring woman, but Scarlet is a manipulative b*tch who knows very well that beauty is power, over the years using her beauty to gain more than some men admiration. Three years ago, Scarlet met a certain man who not only offered her the excitement she needed, but also made her crave the intimacy she always hated.
“He is the only man I would let treat me the way that he does because he is the only man to really take care of me … to love me the only way he knows I crave.”
Scarlet in damaged in the worst possible way. From the moment every ounce of free will was stripped from her when she was just a child, she stopped living. The abuse she experienced in every possible way over the years f@cked-up Scarlet immensely. Even if she knows her need to be sexually intimate with her abuser is more than sick, she can’t help herself. She is addicted to sickness and depravity, her abuser being her drug of choice and she can’t do anything about it.
“You can never fucking escape me. I’m always there in your head, Scarlet. You may have gotten me to beg, but that’s one small victory over what I have over you.” With every thrust, he shouts the words: “You. Are. Mine!”
Revenge for what happened to her years ago is the only thing Scarlet wants more than anything. She will get it in one way or another…no matter the consequences.
Dayum! What an amazing, gripping story this one turned out to be! First things first, you should read the warning. If you can’t handle child abuse in all forms, BDSM elements and also some dark/taboo themes, then this is not the book for you. ‘Siren’ was told both in the past and the present entirely from Scarlet’s POV, which I loved. Personally I’m not always a fan of this switching from present to past, but in this case it worked for me because I really felt every chapter told in the past has a purpose. “The story” from the past was as intriguing, sick and disgusting as the story from the present and the revenge aspect was fantastically done. I honestly was at the edge of my seat the entire time…for one reason or another.
Scarlet was a fascinating heroine and her portrayal was amazingly done. I’m sure many readers will hate her and will feel disgusted by her actions, because in some way she was a despicable heroine/anti-heroine, but, to be honest I felt none of that. She was a damaged woman I felt deeply for as the story unfolded and her past was revealed. I even wanted to get her revenge not only because I felt she needed it, but also because in some way I understood her reasoning and in the end I wanted THEM to pay for what happened with her. I wanted for her to have an ounce of normalcy, to heal herself, to be free. Her addiction with sickness and depravity was crazy as f@ck, to say the least, but, at the same time, I found it to be so very intriguing and I truly felt it was an addiction and not something else.
“Looking at him now, one could never imagine a monster lived inside of him. A monster who taught me well.”
The supporting characters were well portrayed as well and one more interesting than the other. The dynamic between Scarlet and almost every single one of them was really enthralling and every one of them had a purpose in Scarlet’s road to
perdition happiness. Scarlet’s relationships with some of them were anything but traditional and as sick as it sounds, I found them to be very thrilling.
All in all, ‘Siren’ was one fascinating, twisted, addictive read I highly recommend if you want something dark with a well-developed revenge plot and of course if you can handle some sickness and depravity.