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Review: With Visions of Red by Trisha Wolfe

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Criminal profiler Sadie Bonds knows blood. Her affair with the gruesome, dark world of killers began long before she started applying her analytical skills to investigate gory crime scenes. She gets inside the killers’ heads, breaks them down, relates to them on an arcane level. She prefers it this way—because it’s safer to ally herself with the villain than the victim. At least, that’s how she’s coped ever since she was abducted and tortured as a teen.

She will never be a victim again.

Now, she’s honed her skills in order to bring justice to these ritualistic offenders. Working alongside her colleagues, armed with sharp wit and a SIG, Sadie always catches her sadist. Until one ruthless serial killer gets inside Sadie’s head, turning the tables. He knows her secrets. Her obsessions. The darkest, most deviant part of her soul.

When she meets Colton Reed, dangerous stakes are raised as he threatens to unravel her control and reveal her darkest fantasies. The sexy-as-sin bondage rigger at an exclusive BDSM club pushes her boundaries, forcing her to acknowledge that side of herself she fears. Plunged into a realm of torture and suffering, pain and pleasure, Sadie balances on the razor-sharp edge of two intersecting worlds threatening to swallow her.

Passion and lust ignite. Dark and light battle. This explosive first installment of the Broken Bonds series sets the exhilarating pace for a cat and mouse game where no one knows who’s really pulling the strings.


My Review

“Obsession. It starts with a spark. A flicker. At the strike of a match. Lying dormant in most of us, obsession feasts on the fumes, breathes int he smoky scent, curing around and in on itself. Building. We pet it, nurse it into existence. It is ours. All ours. A coveted perfection. And when it refuses to be ignored, it rages. It roars to life. A building inferno. Consuming. We are but pawns to its deceptive power. Though we attempt to guide it, caress it tenderly int a loving beauty, it can not be controlled. It’s a haunted, vengeful lover. Like a wildfire devouring life within it’s path, we can only follow it’s carnal trail.”

When I first heard about this idea, I was beyond stoked. I love books that challenge me. That take me out of my comfort zone. With Visions of Red is a dark and intense read. This is something so different from what Trisha Wolfe usually gives us, and I could not wait to dive in.

With Visions of Red starts off with a bang. I was pulled in and on the edge of my seat from the very first page. The prologue: so intense. I couldn’t pull my eyes away from the pages. I had to read what was happening. I was completely captivated by what Sadie was going through. I knew when I got through that prologue that this book was going to be amazing and let me tell you, Trisha Wolfe did not disappoint.

As I already stated, this book is so different than anything Trisha Wolfe has given us before. She took a huge risk and in my opinion, it paid off. I was so impressed with the way Trisha got inside the Unsub’s head. I felt like I was right along side him, living his thoughts, feeling what he’s feeling. I was so captivated by the story-line. At times, it felt like I was watching an episode of Law and Order: SVU. It was that good!

With Visions of Red is well written and captivating. It is dark, it is sexy, it is intense. The characters have amazing chemistry. They are so easy to connect with, so easy to get lost in. You will find yourself asking questions, and believe me, I have a lot of them. You will try your hardest to figure out what is going on and you will be waiting in anticipation to see what will happen next.

The ending….let’s talk about that for a minute. I think things wrapped up pretty nicely. There is no huge cliffhanger, but more like a stay tuned. My curiosity is definitely peaked. I’m left wanting more. I need to know more. I need to know who the unsub is. And Sadie, I felt such a strong strength and determination from her. She’s got to finally face the past and her fears.

With Visions of Red is an exciting, heart-pounding new series from Trisha Wolfe. I’m excited to see where the next book will take us. I can’t wait to find out what lies ahead for Sadie. I just can’t wait to read more.

* I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the author, in exchange for an honest review*

 

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