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The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantome REVIEW

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The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantome REVIEW

Love isn’t always bright and shiny.

Sometimes, it’s dirty and wrong, buried six feet deep in a secret place where only wild things dare to go. Hidden behind a big black curtain that covers things no one should ever see.

Sometimes it happens between two people who should never be allowed to come together. One who is a match, and the other who just happens to be gasoline.

One strike is all it takes to burn the whole world down, and that’s exactly what they plan on doing.

Even if it kills them.

warning: this book contains graphic sex, extremely brutal violence, bad language, and people repeatedly and knowingly breaking the law.

Review

What can I say about this book, it was dark, fucked up, sexy, it was all of those things and more but if you like a love story with a whole lot of crazy and twisted, then you need to pick this up and read it. I seriously adored this book, I couldn’t put it down for a second and by the end my eyes were bulging out of my head waiting to see what was going to happen next, I was constantly second guessing everything that was happening. My heart was thumping out of my chest!

The Bad Ones follows two people from very different backgrounds from High School to their early twenties, two dark souls who have found each other in their madness.

Popular high school star Quarterback Con Masters has been watching quiet little Dulcie Travers for a long time, biding his time for when he will make his move – he sees the dark and morbid pictures she draws in her notebook, and knows deep in his soul that she is the same as him.

Dulcie is trailer trash, with a junkie mother and a sicko for a brother, all she wants to do is get out of their small minded town of Fuller and leave it all behind. Her life is thrown off course however when the golden boy at school, the son of the town’s respected Mayor, one destined for a successful future – the complete opposite of her; steps into her path and sees into her mind and soul in a way that nobody, not even herself, has ever seen.

“What a beautiful darkness we are.”

This was the start of a relationship which is explosive, in more ways than one, but they are a perfectly matched pair of psychopaths that I couldn’t help but fall in love with, all I wanted was for them to be together in their madness.

I could not fault one moment of this story, I devoured every word and every beautiful depraved page. Days later I am still thinking about it and I know that it will be one of those books that will be etched into my soul, I honestly loved it that much.

It’s only ever us, Dulcie.
Now, yesterday, tomorrow. Whenever.
You get that, right?”

Amongst all the wicked thoughts, there was a beautiful love story and although it wasn’t healthy or normal, it was true and I believed in them. In my opinion, this is Stylo’s best work so far, and I would love for her to write more dark romance because this book worked so well and I truly hope many others fall in love with it as much as I did.

The Bad Ones is a standalone dark romance, told in alternating in third person POV’s.
Releasing April 12th, 2016

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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