It's what he said to me across his altar, what he demanded so that I would be pure.
In the moment he blessed me with his virtue, I was no longer the woman I'd once been.
I was Eve.
His light. His salvation. His bridge to Heaven's gate.
I failed him because my faith was not strong enough.
He punished me for not giving in.
Resisting temptation is never easy.
Not when his hands, his teeth, his heat and hunger were the greatest of my sins.
**DISCLAIMER: This novel discusses sensitive subject matter and is intended for adults, 18+ or older. Readers who are sensitive to triggers are advised to proceed with caution.**
This book had a LOT of WTF moments for me, and I seriously only have one HARD LIMIT when it comes to books and this book touched on that subject a few times and I will be honest here I had to skim through a couple of pages to pass it over. That being said I will now go on with my review.
If you like dark books I think you will enjoy this one especially if you enjoy your books more on the taboo side of things. You MUST read the first book in the duet "Illusions of Evil" before you read this story otherwise you will not only miss out on a great read (I enjoyed the first book more than this one) but you will be missing a good chunk of the story line. We pick-up where the first book left off with Jacob leaving and Elijah still the head of the "Family" but now he is setting his sights on the town folk as well.
Eve, my goodness this poor girl is truly at the hands of the devil being with Elijah. Evil knows no bounds when it comes to his evil ways.
Elijah, truths about his past come to light and now that we know his secrets I have an understanding of his cruelty but in no way condone it, he has seriously gone into the deep end with his retaliation.
Jacob, my heart truly went out to him in this book, he finds out the secrets about why his brother left their family home and what happened to him when they were just young children. The love he felt for his brother was never clouded although you would think it would be, he didn't agree with what Elijah was doing but he loved him and hoped he could help him.
This was a good ending to the duet. This needs to be mentioned and please understand that there are NUMEROUS triggers in this duet. This is a DARK, EROTIC ROMANCE, which includes Non-Con and Dubious Sex, Religious figures that have sex even though they took a vow not to, and a cult leader that will do ANYTHING he wants to ANYONE he wants. If any of these things offend you DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. That being said, if this is your cup of tea I highly recommend this duet.
Lily White is a fairly new author to me, I have only read the two books in this duet plus Her Masters Redemption , but I must say now that I have a true taste of her dark and perverse mind I will go straight to her list of books when I am in the mood for a dark or taboo read.
You can see my review for Illusions of Evil here:
Nadine Bookaholic's reviw of Illusions of Evil