Journalism student Meredith Dalton is driven to launch her career with an exposé on The Raven Room—an illicit and exclusive sex club hidden in the shadows of Chicago’s Chinatown.
But Meredith’s also driven by desire for her lover, Julian Reeve, a card-carrying member of the club who has expanded her sexual horizons. When Meredith uncovers evidence that the recent murders of two women are connected to The Raven Room―and possibly to Julian—only tracking down the true killer can prevent her from an impossible choice between her two passions.
Unsure who to trust, Meredith zeros in on the killer and a web of organized crime. But what are the consequences of diving deeper and deeper into a dangerous world unwilling to relinquish its secrets?
Dark Romance | Erotica | BDSM | Suspense | Mystery
The Raven Room was provided by TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Hook. Line. And definitely sunk to the damn bottom of the ocean.
I am still a whirlwind of a cluster fuck of emotions….
Off the bat, I loved Savage Bonds. It is masterfully delicious – it was perfection. It added more depth to this growing mystery that has took a hold of me from the start. Not only to you finally get answers from some of the chill chocking questions from The Raven Room, I now have even more questions than answers once I read the final page of Savage Bonds. That is how much of an insane roller coaster of a story this is.
The world building is phenomenal. Each moment, each atmosphere change is so pivotal to the key elements of the developing suspense. I will be as frank as possible without giving a spoiler as best as I can – I WANT TO KNOW WHO IS THE MURDERER! Each time something shines light on one situation, I start to trust then I fall flat on my face with pure anger and again find myself questioning each characters story.
Pam is hiding something – I am not sure her total involvement, but there is more connection plus the Steven Thompson…. can I get an eeek. I have a theory here and it just still needs more. Then you have this newly introduced character Vincent, secret meetings, connections to his lover – he HAS to be involved. Then I roll back into Julian and Meredith – my sweet Julian and his mystery lover has something very important to with at least one murder, and I have an inkling I know why. There is a cluster fuck of twists and turns, I have so many theories on who did it, my reasoning and it is clear as day yet I don’t know if I am right…
I am chilled to the brim on this; there is something more to each story line and I know that from the bottom of my toes, I do not want it to be Julian. So I will leave that there.
Speaking of Julian, my heart aches for him during this go. After everything that happened in The Raven Room towards his transition now, he is not the same and honestly I cannot blame him. I honestly feel he hits a broken patch, completely off centered and lose of trust in his circle is not helping. I need his friendship with Meredith to work. Gosh, it isn’t even about the sex between them, it is the part where I feel this connection between Julian and Meredith that goes beyond lovers – they are friends.
Honestly, that is the ONE thing I depend on throughout this series at this point. I loved their conflicts from start to finish, how they lean together, they find one another – they are each others person and it is really powerful to see them interact.
Bottom line – get this series. Get it now. Stop what you are doing and let yourself splurge so I can have more people to talk conspiracy theories with; this book, hell both books at this point have left me completely gutted, conflicted, tortured soul with hovering heartbroken ache I have in my chest. This is a true page turner that will grip you by your dick, sling you around and you will enjoy every minute of it.
I need book three – I need it now!