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"This was basically the alt-chick, demon-worshiping, het romance of my SOUL." - Avon Gale (Goodreads)
"These ladies paint a picture with their words that will leave you fanning your face grabbing for a cool drink of water!!" - Stephanie Book Capa (The Dirty Girls)
"This book is soooooo good, it's dark, addictive, sensual....hey, whom am I kidding? it's dirty, really, really dirty and I loved it. (...) The rating system of a maximum of 5* sucks, this is worthy of much higher." - Lorraine Lesar (Goodreads)
"This wasn't just different. It was out of this world! (...) A love story that begins in the middle of a satanic ceremony (and didn't THAT creep me the hell out). CHECK!" - Ele (Goodreads)
This book deserved a 5 star rating because Ashy's story couldn't be done better. Hunter a man that loved weird goth girls meets Asty on Halloween and a baby is conceived. It goes from that ritual to much much more. All of these books are excellent in this series. Some m/m and others m/m books done under the name MA Merikan. You won't be disappointed by this. I recommend getting these books and join the group.
This was basically the alt-chick, demon-worshiping, het romance of my SOUL.
Seriously, I loved so many things about this book. ASTY (I'm in love with your name <3_<3) omg, you are loyal and sad and fierce and feisty and I love you. Hunter, you are such a DUDE and yet you are way more complex than one might think, and I heart you and your corpsepaint-wearing self.
What I really loved about this, though, was that we get an alt-chick romance novel heroine. FINALLY. This book has a lot of fun with traditional romance novel tropes that I enjoy, but it subverted those tropes and played with them in fun and engaging ways. Asty never became a simpering heroine. She had issues, she had some very difficult revelations to deal with, and she dealt with them. Maybe at first some of the choices she made to deal with said issues were questionable, but I think they had to be for her journey to be as enjoyable to read about as it was. She learns a lot about herself and her family, and Hunter is there to support her without being "the man who shows up and saves her" or any of that. Asty remained a strong and independent character, both with Hunter and without him. I might have a crush on Asty if you can't tell.
Asty and Hunter together were hot like burning, and I liked how dirty the sex was, for lack of a better, nicer way to put it (and who wants nicer anyway?) Asty owned her sexuality and I absolutely loved that about her character. They were hot as h*** (ahem >>) together, the two of them, and they also complimented each other nicely out of bed -- while keeping enough tension to keep things interesting! Theirs was a romance without over-sentimentality that was nevertheless intense and captivating to read about.
I think what I liked the most about this book was that it was a romance between two people, and the fact it was a man and a woman was secondary -- to me, at least. I read this as two fierce people falling in love, navigating family loyalties and betrayal and everything else along the way. And they're so good together. I loved the part where Asty and Hunter go and visit Hunter's family, and how they retained that alt-ness, their fierce individuality, as a couple and as themselves. I love that Hunter went in corpsepaint. I maybe clapped :D I also found I really enjoyed the religious aspect and the issues of faith brought up in the story -- it was really well done without being preachy, cliched or too much.
Also a million props to the authors for being the first people to write philosophical Satanism in a book correctly -- that I've seen, at any rate!
Hunter was of course as great a character as all Merikan boys are :D He was rough around the edges in all the right ways, and a perfect match for Asty. And of course, it was nice to see some familiar Coffin Nails characters again too ;)
I'm always entertained by Merikan books, and of course this is no exception. But I cannot stress enough how REFRESHING this was, to read about a girl like Asty -- so fierce and independent and still vulnerable inside (like all people are) without relying on tired and traditional characterizations to show that vulnerability. Like I said, this was a story about two people finding each other and themselves, and it was fantastic. I had no idea how much I needed this book in my life until I read it.
READ IT. I would give it a thousand stars if I could :|
(Arc graciously provided by the authors for an honest review)
I’m willing to bet you haven’t ever read a romance novel quite like this before…
When you imagine two people finding love I’m pretty sure you don’t imagine that happening during the middle of a satanic ritual, but this is exactly what happens in Split.
Asty is lost and reeling from the loss of the two people closest to her. In an attempt to restore the balance to her family that death has thrown off kilter, she sets in motion a ritual to become pregnant by a demon. The person who shows up however, is her father’s live-in hostage, Hunter. Asty is ready to forget the hot interaction since her objective has been reached but Hunter is utterly possessed by the lust and curiosity he feels towards this strange girl he found in an abandoned church. Asty plans on killing herself in nine months, so what happens when this cocky biker manages to force himself into her life?
In true K.A. Merikan style, Miss Merikan does not shy away from the uncomfortable details of the subjects they explore in their stories. This is a truly original book with it’s strange plot and twisted characters and while you may not always relate to them, it will make you wish your friends weren’t quite as normal. Asty had me enthralled with her originality, she was a strong character but at the same time she was so sad and lost that my heart just bled for her. Hunter was one smooth dude and completely perfect for Asty. He flirted ruthlessly with his filthy words and fearless ways, he was so very sweet to her at times but he also called her on her bulls*** at every turn.
There are many twists in this story and it develops at a fantastic pace. It leaves enough room for some crazy hot sexy times, amazing romance and moments of hilarity whilst also running various subplots perfectly. And did I mention the sex? Because it was filthy and nasty and delicious! The chemistry bet. There isn’t a stale theme or contrite thought in this entire book but it ultimately is an incredibly sweet romance.