This book took out a piece of my heart chewed on it, spit it out and then stomped on it. Even after all that I still loved this book.....does that make me sick?? LOL Let me start off by saying this book is NOT for the faint at heart. This book is dark, it’s nasty, and it’s gruesome. Don’t expect some epic love story with flowers and candies. If that’s what you’re looking for, this book is NOT for you. There is some romance don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the main focus. This book is about a madman that came into power and says the seven deadly sins are the cause of chaos in the world. So what does he do, he makes a Hole and puts all the sinners in it. They brand each sinner and Lexi happens to get blue, which means Lust. She was wrongly accused and is sent to The Hole. All the things that happen down there is unimaginable. It’s sick and I commend the authors for having such creative minds and strong stomachs. I cried through most of the book. I’m not lying and I’m talking snotting all over myself. (Not a pretty picture, I know). I’ve cried in books before, but this one just ripped my soul out. It was like once you get over the one incident that happens, someone brings it up later and reopens the wound. Lexi couldn’t catch a break. The dialogue was excellent and nothing ever seemed forced. The world building was phenomenal. This is another book that's going on my best of 2013.
Overall: this book had me in tears one minute, then had me punching my pillow the next. If you’re looking for a book that doesn't hold back, then this book is for you.
Lexi: She was amazing. The things that happened to her in the past and what happens to her now are unbelievable. Through it all she keeps her head up. Sure, she has her weak moments, but don’t we all? I’m telling you being labeled with lust isn't easy. It’s cruel and people labeled with lust don’t last long in The Hole.
Cole: Cole is pulled tighter than a YOYO. He is on edge all the time and just tries to keep Lexi safe- which is his job. He doesn't trust anyone in The Hole because he knows they will turn on you as soon as you feel safe. You can tell he is different from the other enforcers because he actually feels. I really came to love Cole.
Zeus: Zeus is Cole’s dog and yes I’m writing about him. He is a Great Dane and about the cutest ever. He is hilarious. He is super protective and a little slow. LOL I want a Zeus!!!!
EXCERPT: CHAPTER 1