Monday, 22 May 2017

Review: The Bad Guy by Celia Aaron

****4 STARS****

I loved the idea behind this story. A guy who, for all his life, never had the ability to feel any emotion, becomes obsessed by a girl who is in a relationship with another man.

My first thoughts about this book was that it had an American Psycho feel to it and Sebastian in many ways reminded me of Patrick Bateman. However despite Sebastians inability to feel and in so many ways unable to sense what was right and wrong, there was something incredibly likeable about him and not at all like the main character from American Psycho.

Camille was very much overshadowed by Sebastian at first. I found her character to be nowhere near as vibrant as Sebastian. I wish I could have had more of a sense as to what he saw in her that he had never found in anyone else.

This book, I felt was a slow builder. Both characters butting heads for the majority of it and I just didn't get a sense of Camille slowly developing feelings for Sebastian. However With a slightly better execution, this book could have been amazing.

The book did eventually reach a point where I was glued to my Kindle and on the whole became a story that was very enjoyable indeed.

Reviewed by Louise Dale

My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this story.

I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.

Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company. Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.

She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.

I’m the bad guy.

Author's Note: This is a dark romance with an HEA and no cheating.

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