Cole Blackwell loathes Alastor Shaw.
The art world of San Francisco thinks they are just rivals, but their connection is more dark and much more sinister.
When Mara Eldritch captures both of their attention, it becomes a deadly game for all.
This book is a fricken masterpiece to me in so many ways. I have been suffering through such bad dark romances lately and this duet was a shining beacon in the Kindle Unlimited dark romance world. I’ve read from this author before and I wasn’t as thrilled as I thought I would be soooo I wasn’t really expecting much…..
I was dumb… I was a silly silly fool that didn’t know, Jon Snow.
From the very page, I was sunk.
Cole Blackwell’s words feel like a soft caress on your skin. The details that are pronounced through his perspective are just hypnotic in a way I cannot explain. The writing of both his and Mara’s perspectives are a rhythm similar to a heartbeat and it is so beautiful when you read the words out loud. Ms. Lark has created such a beautiful romance and thriller world in this book and I’m FREAKING OBSESSED.
She has combined so many of my favorite things in a way that makes so much sense and is so unique at the same time.
Artists are such freaking fascinating people and they look at the world and feel the world in a way that other people don’t. Combining both of these characters’ perspective on life and their past experiences, seeing the world through their eyes is an absolute pleasure and creates such a unique spin on a dark romance book.
Also, these artists are both SOOOO FUCKED UP. Like deep traumatic issues that would make any psychologist cringe, but it creates a cat and mouse game to their dynamic that you can’t get enough of it.
OH THE SEXUAL TENSION IS SO REAL AND SO JUICY….
Both these characters are extremely flawed and unpredictable, but like contemporary art, this is what gives the book and the characters life.
ALSO.… that paint scene from chapter 55 in ACOMAF…. Yeah, Ms. Lark does it so much better and it was PERFECTION.
OMG THIS BOOK!
Oh my pleasure cats and kittens…. This sequel was just as good as the first and I’m DEVASTATED that it is over!
The cat and mouse game did NOT stop until the very end of the book and my knuckles can finally unclench and be normal again.
These characters have carved a hole into my soul and will never leave me, but I’m so depressed that I can’t spend more time with them or follow them on more bloody adventures.
Cole Blackwell is my favorite book boyfriend forever…. He may be a serial killer, stalker, control freak, inhuman, unfeeling emotional rollercoaster, but boy is he yummy (I have severe psychological problems, but I’m okay with it!)
Mara Eldritch is such an amazing character. She is flawed and she may also be super unhealthy mentally, but she has a way of looking at life that gives hope to anyway suffering from a dark day.
Cole and Mara together make such a beautiful and thrilling story that you cannot put down until the very end. I’m so obsessed with them and I wish they were real. I wish I could see Mara paint with my own eyes and see her work come to life. I wish I could see Cole create his labyrinth and just wander around his creation and get lost. WHY CAN’T PEOPLE LIKE THIS BE REAL?
I’m tearing up as I’m writing this review because I’m an emotional wreckkkkkkkkk.
In the review for the first book I didn’t mention the playlist that the author has created for both books. I usually don’t really pay attention when authors do this because I don’t necessarily need it, but for this book, you kind of do.
It makes the book richer because Mara’s connection with music is so powerful, you need the music to get the entire picture of the book world.
In conclusion, this duet is FREAKING AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, FASCINATING, SO DAMN GOOD!
My Series Rating
5/5 Book World
Sinners Duet by Sophie Lark
Genre: Dark Romance
Published on October 20, 2021 – December 1, 2021
Copy Read: ebook (Kindle)