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Review: With Visions of Red, Book 2 by Trisha Wolfe

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Title: WITH VISIONS OF RED (Broken Bonds #2)

Author: Trisha Wolfe

Release Date: July 16, 2105

Genre: Erotic Thriller / BDSM

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Blurb

The UNSUB has made contact.

After a rapid string of grisly murders shakes the usually peaceful city of Arlington, Virginia, the sadistic killings of young women lull into a deceptive calm. Agent Sadie Bonds knows the terror isn’t over; serial killers don’t stop until caught.

And this sadist has targeted the profiler, revealing pieces of her dark past and weaving her secrets into each gruesome crime scene. Is the killer someone from Sadie’s past, her present? Or is he part of a fated future she brought on herself? The answer lies within the riddle of the copycat killings, ones mimicked after the infamous Blood Countess.

As tension brews in the department awaiting the UNSUB’s next move, Sadie’s more than on edge—her deviant cravings for the possible perpetrator have ratcheted out of control. She needs the feel of Colton’s ropes binding her, sheltering her from stark reality.

Only Colton Reed has his own twisted secrets that threaten to unravel not only Sadie as they come to light, but the UNSUB’s carefully constructed web now entangling both the profiler and her sexy bondage rigger.

Is Sadie too close to this case to be objective, or is the UNSUB closer to her than she ever imagined…


My Review

“Chaos is such an unruly fiend. Some want to believe their actions-no matter how inconsequential-have not influence on a catastrophe. Blame chaos. She’s the merciless mother, the creator of such heartache. It’s all out of our control.

You always worry when there is more than one book in a series. Will it be as good? Will it live up to my expectations? Well, I have to tell you, With Visions of Red Book 2, exceeded my expectations.

When we last left Sadie, she was filled with strength and determination to face her fears. In Book 2, Sadie is working harder than ever to discover who the UNSUB is. With more murders happening, Sadie finds herself on edge more than ever, trying to escape the bonds her fear has over her. Only Colton can bring her a sense of calm. But, Colton has some serious secrets of his own. When all is revealed will Sadie still be by Colton’s side?

With Visions of Red, Book 2 picks up right where book 1 leaves off. I am again, sucked into the story. I am desperate for the truth. I need to know who the UNSUB is. Why is he seeking out Sadie? Is there a connection to the two of them?  It seems for every answer we get, there is always more questions. “The rabbit hole I’ve tumbled down becomes darker, deeper, pulling me into the hollowness. I can’t find purchase along the dirty walls as I reach and claw. There is only down.” The journey that Trisha Wolfe takes you on is mind-blowing. It feels so real. It is like you are looking through a window, watching the story happen, instead of sitting in your home reading it.

There is so much tension between Colton and Sadie in Book 2. Colton is hiding a very damaging secret. A secret that threatens to ruin everything. He needs to tell Sadie the truth. But his fear has him holding back. Sadie still hasn’t clued Colton in on her disturbing past. She knows she has to, but once again, fear is playing a major part in both of their lives. “But there’s a deep, dark fear that levels them all. Fear of loss. The climbing panic that clutches you whole and won’t let you drag in a breath the higher it escalates. That all-consuming fear.”

“Our relationship operates on a different level of rules and trust. We’re not blind in the dark; we seek it out. We crave it.” Colton and Sadie’s relationship will be tested in many ways in this book. They say the truth will set you free, but in Colton and Sadie’s case, it’s trust. If they can both learn to trust each other, than they can both be free. There is a scene towards the end with Sadie and Colton, that completely blows my mind. I’m not going to go in to the details, but it’s something you need to experience for yourself. However, I will say this, this scene: It’s dark, it is erotic, it is intense. It is beautiful in it’s own way. It has to happen for you to see, for you to understand the depth of the love and connection between the two of them. “Break these bonds with me. Break them and bind me to you.” It really shows you just how intense their bond is. Days later, I am still thinking about it.

The ending…Does it end with a cliffhanger? It does and it doesn’t. I had a feeling something bad was going to happen and the way the end was delivered….Let’s just say, it had me begging  and screaming for more. I can not wait to see how it all comes together.

With Visions of Red, Book 2 is an amazing follow up to Book 1. I love this story because I never know what’s going to happen next. I could guess, but I won’t even try. I am really enjoying watching how this story will unravel. I still don’t have a clear answer as to who the UNSUB is. I have my suspects narrowed down, one sticks out more than the others and man do I want to be right. The UNSUB, does not disappoint. He is twisted. He is creepy. He scares me, but at the same time, he intrigues me. And the fact that he could be anyone…..

With Visions of Red takes you on one exciting ride. The writing is smart. The story fascinating. The characters have amazing chemistry and are completely intriguing. This book has left me spellbound, desperate for answers and anxious for the truth. I can not wait to see how this story will wrap up and to finally find out who the UNSUB is.

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

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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.

About Trisha Wolfe

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From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself. For more information on Trisha Wolfe and her works, please visit: TrishaWolfe.com

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