“Even the tamer man holds a devil inside him, whispering and praying life will push the saint into a sinner.”
The story starts with Cereus who’s away at college. She feels lonely and disconnected from the world knowing Ryan could still be alive. She’s suffocating under the weight of her own battle with who she is.
“Ryan turned the lights out and taught me to see in the darkness. Nobody sees me the way he does and I’m hopelessly pursuing the hunter in him. I want to be found or preyed on; if that’s what I am, his prey.”
She knows she means something to Ryan, she knows they had a connection and she doesn’t know how she feels for him. She doesn’t care what he did in the past, he loves him even if she knows he’s a monster. She starts to have some dark thoughts about hurting some girl who tries to make her life miserable.
Ryan misses Cereus and it’s more and more difficult for him to stay away. Cereus is the only one who accepts him, the REAL him, a monster, a psychopath, a killer. She manages to give him what others didn’t, something other than the craving for death and blood. When Cereus gets in trouble Ryan is the first who’s there for her, trying to protect her from others and from herself.
“Everything in life is temporary, Cereus. Everything but us. I will always come for you.”
Like the previous books in the series this was dark, twisted and I really enjoyed every minute of it! I really wish it was longer. The story is fast paced and the plot twists interesting. Ryan is a killer, a psycho, a sadistic motherf@cker but I I have to say that he is an gripping character. He doesn’t care about anything, he is who he is. His soft side is interesting to read about and Cereus’s dark side was intriguing. I really wanted to know more about Cereus and about how she grows into who she’s always been.
Overall, a great read and great addition to the series!
“I’d rather live and strive amongst the sinners than fade and die amongst the saints.”