Thursday, March 31, 2016

Taint by Tara Dawn

TAINT (The SNAP Trilogy #2)TAINT by Tara Dawn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 5.0

*I was given this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

*****5 "I want more!" Stars*****
This book picks up where Cash, Hazel, Phil, Cady, and Erick left off in Snap. And Author, Tara Dawn, wastes no time getting right to it!

"Phil doesn't deserve a quick death. He deserves what he's done to everyone else and more."
Hazel ends up back in the clutches of Phil.. and one thing about Phil, he lives up to his reputation of being over the top batshit crazy! His form of "love" is some of the most fucked up I've seen. He's not happy unless he is bringing Hazel to the brink of death. He wants to break her body as well as her mind, to completely control her. But, most of all, he wants to keep her away from Cash.

Cash will do anything to get her back. Whatever it takes. I love this character, He's strong, alpha, and isn't afraid to show a little vulnerability. He and Hazel are soulmates that keep getting ripped apart by the most tragic of circumstances.

Cash has told Hazel the worst thing about himself, and even though she's angry, she can't deny that she loves, and craves, him.
There are a lot of characters in this series to keep up with. But each are well placed and have a purpose in the story. I haven't found a single one that made me think, "Hmmm, what's the point?" It's like a finely choreographed chess game with all the pieces moving in sync for a common goal. To get Cash and Hazel back to each other, where they belong.
Taint, like Snap, is dark. I love dark. I crave dark. And Author, Tara Dawn, feeds my craving. She took me, as a reader, right into the book. I felt like I was standing there in the same room with these characters, feeling the pain of loss, and hoping for survival.

It's hard to say much about the story line in this book without giving away any major spoilers.

I want book three. I want it right now. So write fast Tara! I'll be waiting!
Like Snap, Taint ends in a cliffy. I knew this going in but... damn it... it still took my breath away... literally! At the end. I was screaming "NOOOOOO!" at my Kindle... okay and yes, at Tara Dawn too...
I can't even put into words how much I loved this second book in the Snap series. I didn't want it to end, I didn't want to put the book down, I wanted the entire story to keep going until I find out who does what!

But noooo.... Tara has to tease us! Again!
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