Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Random Tour & Review . . . Madman by WS Greer

Title: Madman
Series: Love & Chaos #1
Author: WS Greer
Genre:  Dark Romance/Thriller
Release Date: February 5, 2018 

Eyecandy Bookstore - “WS is a natural story teller in a raw, in your face kind of way.” Natalie Weston - “THIS BOOK!!!!!! Madman was my introduction to W.S. Greer and I have to say what an introduction it was.” #Minxes Love Books - “A beautifully dark, twisted and well written story that takes you hostage and will hold your attention right to the very end…”

People fear what they don’t understand. Maybe that’s why they all fear me. I’m sure they have their reasons, I just couldn’t possibly care what any of them are. As long as they’re afraid. 
Born to a drug dealer father and a drug addict mother, I’ve been through enough to make a normal person lose their mind five times over. I’m not normal. Normal is for weak people, and I'm anything but weak.
My childhood was made of nightmares, but there was one light in all my darkness. Her name was Reina Wilde, and when my mother would hit me or pass out in the middle of the living room on her high, I would confide in her. We were from completely different worlds, but she meant something to me, though I never figured out what, because she left. In the years that followed, I built a reputation for myself, and let go of any and all deluded notions of love. 
I’ll never go straight now. It’s just too much fun taking things from people who are powerless to stop me. And make no mistake about it, I take what I want, from who I want, when I want. 
I'm infamous in this city. But everything changes when, after years apart, I finally see Reina again, and she’s standing next to my enemy--the underboss of the Philadelphia mob. 
It’s not just about power anymore. It’s not about respect. No, this is personal now. 
Gasoline has been thrown on the flame, and for Reina, I’m about to burn the whole world to the ground.

My Review:

**3.5 stars**

I liked the writing style of this book. I liked that the author started us off with a look into Soloman's background and how he came to meet Reina. I also enjoyed Soloman's crazy side. I loved that he was psycho enough to fear nothing and was wholly unapologetic about it.

That being said, I also felt like the author gave me a look at Soloman's crazy and then just flooded me with it. After a while, he was no longer the mysterious bad@&$ and I was over it. While that didn't truly detract from the book, it went along with the fact that the author gave more details on things I didn't care about and therefore gave the book a sort of droning quality. For instance, so much time was spent telling about their teenaged years, then Reina disappeared for years and while I was okay with knowing what Soloman was doing all that time I felt like it took away from me connecting with them as the main characters; so when Reina came back into the picture, I was too disconnected to relate and then the book ended. I wish I had more of Reina's POV.

This wasn't one of those books where I felt like I absolutely had to know what would happen next, but more along the lines of I'm JUST interested enough to keep going and finish it. In spite of that, it seemed to pick up more at the end and leads me to believe that the next book could be much better, so I'll definitely continue the series.

**I received an ARC and reviewed voluntarily.**

WS Greer is an international bestselling author, and an active duty military member with the US Air Force. He's been serving his country since 2004, and has been an author since his debut novel, Frozen Secrets, was released in 2013. 
WS was born to military parents in San Antonio, Texas, and bounced around the world as a child before settling in New Mexico in 1994, where he met his high school sweetheart, who'd become his wife in 2003. 

WS has landed on multiple bestseller's lists in the US, UK, and Australia (Claiming Carter, Becoming Carter, Destroying Carter, Defending Her, Kingpin, Long Live the King) to become an international bestselling author. 
WS loves connecting with his fans and readers, and does so whenever he gets the chance, and he would love to hear from you. You can find him on his personal blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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