My life was simple: I kill for money and I’m the best in the Bay at my job.
That was enough for me until I met the woman of my dreams, only to deliver her to hell itself for a pretty penny.
Nothing will stop me from getting her back and when I do… there isn’t a man in the Bay that’s safe from my vengeance.
They’ll pay in blood for their crimes.
Just going to say this…you need the Butcher in your life. Illie’s love for Odie is 1000% over the moon right off the bat. I need a man like this in my life. So what if he might have a hidden basement where he tortures people to death….he puts Odie first and will go to the end of the earth for her.
One thing, this book won’t be for everyone. Even if you did fall in love with Lips and her harem in the Hannaford Prep series, The Butcher has many triggers, violence, unconsentual sexual encounters, so like I said, it’s not going to be everyones cup of tea. And these scenes are detailed. That is why I love J. Bree, she creates whole worlds for us to read and live through. You really get to see what makes Illie tick in this book and it brings to light how and why he acted in JDO. I LOVED that Lips makes multiple appearances in this book! She is so little and you get a feeling of how she survive and became the assassin she is in JDO!
After you get over that, this book was just about drama, action, SO MUCH ACTION, and a love story that we all wanted to learn how it grew. I love Odie and Illie! I wasn’t expecting Odie to be the way she was written because I already had a certain idea in my head of how she was in JDO. BUT it’s great. She is her own person and she is strong willed. She gets beaten and broken but never gives up. I don’t know if I could be that strong. This book doesn’t have that many steamy scenes but I think book 2 will have more. This one is the tease before the big show!