Blog Tour and Book Review — Wrong by L.P. Lovell and Stevie J. Cole

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Blog Tour and Book Review — Wrong by L.P. Lovell and Stevie J. Cole

Blog Tour and Book Review — Wrong by L.P. Lovell and Stevie J. Cole Title: Wrong
Author: LP Lovell, Stevie J. Cole
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: June 2, 2015
Genres: Dark Romance
Format: eARC
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My life was everything I wanted it to be. It was mapped out and planned. I wanted it all, the career, the right husband, the white picket fence and kids. Until he was thrust into my world, ripping me from it. My carefully planned life shattered, proving to be nothing more than a cheap illusion, and now I’m living in this twisted form of hell, where enemies and friends are one and the same. I thought I wanted perfection. Now I don’t know what I want - perhaps not even my own freedom.

Jude
I define wrong. I thrive on the corrupted greed of others, on their trivial hope, and their false optimism. I am the bookie, and the bookie always wins. For those whose hopes far outweigh the depths of their pockets, well, let’s just say paying with your life is not just a figure of speech.
I have always been in control, until suddenly I’m not any more. The day one of my collectors dragged her into my office as payment on a debt, I should have killed them both right there, but I didn’t. Now she threatens my control, threatens everything I’ve built, and yet I still can’t kill her. Why can’t I kill her?
By the time I’m done with her, she may pray for death.
Everything is not always as it seems.
Lust, blood, lies…Nothing this wrong should feel so right.

Review

***Possible Spoiler Alert***

Where to start.  This is a dark story.  It is gritty.  This is not for the faint hearted.  There are strong scenes with violence.  I was not apprehensive when I started reading the book.  The violence did not bother me as I have enjoyed other mob type stories before.  There is no happy ending.  In fact, it drove me nuts that there is a cliff hanger.  I am patiently waiting for the next book and am hoping for that happy ending that I love.

I have to be honest, I did not like Jude when I started the book.  I did not find any redeeming quality within his character.  I found him to be a violent alpha male.  However as the book progressed I saw a different side of Jude and came to love his character.  I understood why he was the way that he was.

“Jude has so much bad on his record, there should be nothing that could erase it, but slowly, my mind is starting to forget that.  He’s the most dangerous man I’ve ever met, and yet I feel safe with him.  I feel protected, and in his own twisted way, I feel cherished.”

Yes, it is hard to think that Victoria falls for Jude.  There is a point in the book that even she thinks that she is developing Stockholm syndrome.  Victoria is an innocent pawn in a game between Joe and Jude.  Joe sets her up and Jude finishes her off.  Jude however rebuilds her.  She comes out stronger even though she sees herself as broken.

“One minute I’m falling apart, and the next, strong arms are wrapping around me, holding my broken pieces together.  I shouldn’t let him hold me, but I do.  I shouldn’t like the way his warm chest feels pressed against my cheek, but I do.  This should feel wrong, but it doesn’t.  Maybe I’m more broken than I thought.”

He does not let her give up and be broken.  Although he is her destroyer, he ends up being her white knight.  In return without meaning to, Victoria brings light back into Jude’s life that he had thought he lost.

“She is light in this pit of blackness.  She’s an angel surrendering to the unforgiving flames of hell, and in no way is that right.”

“She makes me laugh, she pisses me off, she makes me feel guilty.  She.  Makes.  Me.  Feel.”

“I don’t want to let her go.  I want to make her feel what she does to me, I want to make her physically feel how badly I need her, How in fucking love with her I am.”

Because of how Jude feels for Victoria, he lets her go.  Of course this is the point in to book that I was cussing up a storm because I thought he was an idiot.  So did Caleb.

“He shakes his head and sighs.  “I can’t believe you let her go.”  “She doesn’t belong here.”  I clench my jaw, the unsettling feeling tightening in my chest.  Caleb huffs and tosses his head back on the cushion, rubbing his hands down his face. “Fucked up.  It’s just fucked up, Jude.”

Idiot right.  But, then there would not be a second book that will hopefully end without a cliffhanger.  Never fear, according to their website, the continuation comes out in August.  Not too long of a wait but it still seems like forever.  I am just going to have to reread Wrong again and again to make sure that I did not miss anything the first time.  Go read it yourself.


 

About Stevie J. Cole

Stevie J. Cole is the author of books about life, love, and how screwed up we really are.