Title: Micaden's Madness
Author: V.F. Mason
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 8, 2019
If madness has a name...it's hers.
She is an artist seeking solace.
He is a serial killer seeking vengeance.
She doesn't remember.
He remembers it all.
She is broken.
He is obsessed.
She wants truth.
He wants revenge.
One of them is guilty.
One of them is innocent.
Both of them want to win.
And for that one of them has to die.
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4.5 stars. I was deeply intrigued by the synopsis, but I really wasn’t sure what to except as this was my first book by this author. If you are looking for a dark, well-written romance, then you will like this book. It is a story of intense love, betrayal and revenge. Micaden evolved from a sweet young man, to a honed killer with a thirst for vengeance given a betrayal and the aftermath that he experienced. Emerald has missing memories after an accident, but pieces of her past are slowly coming to light - however, she can’t determine if they are memories or a story that she has written in her head. Micaden is one of those dark anti-heroes that you hate to love. Emerald is a pretty strong likable character as well. My heart broke for both of them given all that they endured, but they were resilient and survivors. I was completely sucked in and I really wasn’t sure how this book was going to end.
The book starts off mostly from Emerald’s POV with some very short chapters from Micaden’s. Uniquely, Emerald's past is done as chapters in a story that she’s writing which turn out to be buried memories from before “the accident”. Later on in the book, you get more a of dual POV in alternating chapters as well as memories from Micaden’s past. I thought some of the beginning of the book moved slowly, but then it quickly picked up the pace. This book had action, some violence, steamy sex scenes, and great characters, which kept me entertained until the very end. I really enjoyed this book - so much so that I immediately downloaded another one of this author’s books. I received this book for free from Give Me Books.
*Trigger: There is some abuse and an attempted rape scene (not by the anti-hero); graphic violence
V.F. Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.