Today we have the blog tour for Anne Malcom’s BIRDS OF PARADISE! We are so excited to share this new title with you—be sure to grab your copy today!
About Birds of Paradise
I was trapped in the house with a man that had meant to kill me. Might very well still mean to kill me. But not by locked doors, force, or ropes or chains. Not physical ones at least. The man who very well might kill me gave me the impression that he wanted nothing more than for me to walk out that door.
I was not his captive.
I was my own.
I could very well die here. If there was anything left worth killing.
If there was anything left in me that wanted to live.
He collected dead things, after all. And with every day that passed, I found myself wanting to stay, even if that meant I was part of his collection of dead things.
Especially if I was part of collection.
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Absolutely loved this book! My extent with reading dark romances only go so far and I can honestly say that Anne Malcom is the second author I’ve read a dark romance by…I think. I feel like dark romances tend to be a bit harder to write because authors truly have to go THERE to make it work. After reading this one, it’s evident that Anne Malcom has this down like the back of her hand.
So before I go on,please take note that this is a dark romance with pretty heavy topics. It’s not for everyone, if you absolutely don’t like dark romances, you will struggle with reading this.
Back to the review. OK, so I don’t even know where to begin with talking about the characters. The hero, who has a couple of names you’ll have to discover on your own, and the heroine were just so different than what I usually read. They are characters that you have to personally read about or you might not actually like them. It confused me to try and explain them to someone, but in my mind it all made complete sense. Their lives aren’t pretty and bears so much darkness and pain.
But they manage to work their way through all of that to somehow find their version of a happy ever after. With the hero’s twisted and dark persona, there’s also this raw and gritty beauty to it. It’s very haunting, but despite all of that, there is the vulnerable side to him that he hides away so well. But with Elizabeth in his world, you see pieces of that wither away… In its own dark and twisty way.
Elizabeth’s story is definitely a tough one to get through as you learn about all the horrible and traumatic things she had to endure. It’s absolutely unimaginable and tragic. From the beginning, she’s a shell of a person suffering from fear and pain, but can you blame her? She has dubbed herself an agoraphobic and ‘he’ will have none of that, so he tries to break her.
This book had me hooked the entire time, Anne Malcom’s writing is pure perfection. She captured the dark and gritty tone so effortlessly. Her writing said so much more than what was written on the page, so poetic and deep. It was hard not to get lost in all of it.
But I will say, that I was hoping a bit more with the plot. I felt like they were just going in circles around each other most of the time. However, it didn’t keep me from devouring this one.
Other than that, absolutely loved this and can’t wait to read more from Anne. I’m hoping we get more from these two, I wanna know where life will take them next.
Highly recommend to dark romance fans!
**AN ARC WAS GRACIOUSLY PROVIDED FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. **
About the Author
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.
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