Welcome to my spot on the Sweet Poisons blog tour!! Have fun reading the review and don’t forget to visit the other stops!! Also, leave a comment if you are so inclined!!
Book and Author Details:
by Natalie Bennett
(Pretty Lies, Ugly Truths Duets, #1)
Publication date: June 18th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Mysterious boy painted in shades of red.
Eccentric girl dripping in sunshine.
He was the type mother’s warned their little girls about—a cocky, rich asshole with a pretty smile, unapologetically insane and wild.
I was the type guys like him usually ignored—a free spirit who hid my crazy beneath an odd good girl facade, and the art hanging on my studio walls.
We were opposites in every way but one, and we collided like two runaway trains that never had a chance of stopping.
What blossomed between us, our ‘relationship’, was maniacal.
We got stuck in a cycle of madness.
Rhett Sullivan became a bittersweet poison I couldn’t get enough of.
In the end, that’s what destroyed me.
Because in the end?
Our love was nothing but a lie.
I said I was done slapping warning labels on my book babies this year, but since I have never written full on NA yet, I’m going to give a tiny one now. This will be the only label this duet will have. If you are not a fan of twisted stories that deal with dark themes, rich assholes, and lots of filthy sex, this will not appeal to you. This couple is not unicorns and rainbows and neither is their story.
Shameless author of twisted unconventional love stories.
Natalie has a penchant for (writing) villainous immoral men and tends to deviate away from traditional happily-ever-afters.
When she isn’t slaying words on multiple projects, she’s either sipping on a margarita or hanging out in the sunshine state with her husband, their three boys, and her pit-bull named Lulu.
When I started reading Sweet Poisons, I didn’t know how dark this book would get. I have read a lot of dark romances, and I have been unimpressed by 90% of them. So, for Sweet Poisons to impress me, it would have to start with a bang. And it did.
I couldn’t figure out exactly what made Nova crazy. She came across as this quiet, artsy chick. Not crazy. So, I was perplexed about that. Then I got into the book. Nova’s brand of crazy is internal, and she expresses it through her paintings. I am waiting to see, though, if she is as bad as Rhett.
I didn’t know what feelings I should have towards Rhett. I knew from the very beginning of the book that he wasn’t in Nova’s life by accident. I thought he was a stalker. I was not expecting what was revealed about him. That made my jaw drop.
There is a lot of violence in Sweet Poisons. I wasn’t taken aback by it. Considering how dark the book was up to that point, I was expecting it. The author didn’t hold any punches with the violence either. Some scenes might trigger people (the home invasion one is a huge one).
The sex scenes in Sweet Poisons were dark but hot. Rhett dominated Nova. I mean, he went bareback with her, knowing that she wasn’t on birth control. The only thing that bothered me was the anal sex scene. I hurt for Nova.
I was a little confused about why Rhett was so interested in Nova. Like I mentioned above, I thought he was a stalker. When it was revealed that her father had something his father wanted, my mouth dropped. I can’t wait to see where that storyline goes.
The end of Sweet Poisons was insane. Nothing got answered; instead, there were more questions asked. And the cliffhanger. I wanted to pull my hair out!!
I would give Sweet Poisons an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
I would reread Sweet Poisons I would recommend it to family and friends.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**