Saturday, February 8, 2014

Review: Cold - Blooded Beautiful by Christine Zolendz


Title: Cold-Blooded Beautiful
Series: Brutally Beautiful #2
Author: Christine Zolendz
Release Date: February 5th, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No.

What happens when your past comes back to haunt you?
Imagine having a secret whispered in your ear, a secret that once revealed, changes everything in your life that you thought to be true.
What would you do if you learned that everything you had was just a lie, a lie that could end everything you ever worked for and destroy everyone you ever cared about?
What happens when all your secrets come spilling forth and your past catches up to you?
Will it consume you?
Will it destroy you?
Six months ago Kade Grayson helped Doctor Samantha Matthews hide from a violent past, one that she wants to keep hidden from everyone. Deep in her heart, she hides her secrets, too afraid to hurt the only people she has left to trust.
What happens when she is forced to face her past?
Will love be enough to save her?
Because her deadly game of Hide and Seek is at its end.

Christine Zolendz has done it again. She simply overcome everything I thought was possible. Not only did she wrote a great conclusion to her story by continuing to do everything I loved in Brutally Beautiful - she made it even darker, grittier and out of charts captivating.

It was insane ride through every emotion possible. From painful to adorable; through twisted and freaky to sexy and intense. I loved it; I really did. There was something hypnotizing in reading about two broken people learning to let go and love again, as well as see sickness that spread in David. It wasn’t as good as first installment, though.

The story starts when Samantha is enjoying her new life with Kade. Now, that David thinks she’s dead she can breathe easier, can she? Well, not so much as she still suffers from what he did to her. Nothing will be pretty in her life from the moment David brutally hurt her. Add to the mix, Kade and his own mental problems – PTSD and fearing about Sam’s life the story is all but nice and easy. The plot deepens the difficulties of mental health, which I did enjoy and lurking danger in David’s person as well as Sam and Kade’s relationship.

I won’t be saying much more as I don’t want to spoil you the book, so to fully understand and enjoy Cold Blooded Beautiful you have to pick it up.

What I adored the most was how easily Zolendz can mix humor with some serious moments. It was slightly disturbing how I could jump between laughing out loud to shaking with fear or anger.

The characters I fell in love with previously are still present, although Kade could have destroy less things. I felt like he was constantly changing into Hulk and showing off. How many walls or coffee tables he could break? Evidently a lot.

On the other hand, I was disappointed to be left with few unanswered questions – there were several plot holes that caught my attention and I just couldn’t forget about them.

Overall, wonderfully intense, messed up story that will make you feel, Cold Blooded Beautiful is a read I’d recommend to fans of twisted and insane, that are not afraid of touching the surface of all kinds of wrong.


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