For five years – one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-two nights to be exact – I’ve watched her from afar…
Protecting her. Keeping her safe from the world.
And stalking her every move.
What started as a favor for her brother has grown into something so much more.
A full-blown obsession.
I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, unless I get my Meredith fix.
Claiming her could start a war, and might very well result in my death.
But she’s mine, she’s always been mine.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
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What to say, what to say, what to say. Breaking Meredith is not what I expected.
Meredith is Lucifer’s estranged step-sister, who has been living in Europe since before the series began. She isn’t painted in the best light. Meredith was previously painted as a superficial socialite which is not true at all. However, she is also depicted as a super smart individual who is actually pretty airheaded and powerless through the entire story.
The anti-hero, Simon, was also unexpected. He has a serious serial killer vibe going on in past books. Super intelligent, emotionally detached, and the biggest germaphobe in the world. He reminds me of a stronger, better looking version of the Lord Varys from Game of Thrones. They even share the same nickname, “The Spider”.
Well, our Spider loves to torture enemies and is into some rough lovin’ as well. I fully expected him to be a sadist, or at least have sadistic traits in the bedroom, but he doesn’t. This would have stepped the darkness up a level in the series, which is marketed as dark romance, so I was disappointed that this expectation of mine was unmet.
Overall, this was my least favourite book in the series so far. I hope that the author will write another one at some point though. The series didn’t feel finished, especially with James single out there, but I haven’t found any evidence online that the author is working on another at this point.