She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged.
Yes I had broken her, ravished her life, destroyed her happiness. I brought her to ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me.
Reckless in her agony.
She is a mirror of my own tortured soul.
But what I took away I can give back.
In ways she cannot even begin to imagine.
She is everything right in all my wrongs.
She loves me. She needs me.
She has no idea I’m the one who wrecked her life.
I loved the first book in this series, Storm, and have been anxiously awaiting the release of Vandal! I was hooked from the very first chapter! I read this book in a day because I couldn’t put it down. I love Carian Cole’s writing style and her damaged characters. Vandal is most definitely damaged. This book is not all full of sunshine and roses. It’s dark, gritty, and will most definitely break your heart, but it’s about embracing the darkness and finding the beauty within.
Vandal is such a complex character. He knows about darkness because he lives it everyday. So when he sees Tabi breaking down, he knows he can help her. Together these two form a bond based on lies, half truths, and that darkness they both harbor within. But when the walls come crashing down around them, will they be able to remain standing?
I love everything about this book and give it 5+ stars! If you haven’t read Vandal or Storm yet, I recommend reading both!
Carian Cole Bio:
I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, published on September of 2014. Vandal, the second novel in this series is publishing in February of 2015. I currently have approximately nine books slated for this series, as well as an MC series in the works, and a few stand-alones coming in 2015 onward.
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.