Dark Romance, Romance

Review: Birds of Paradise by Anne Malcom

Today we have the blog tour for Anne Malcom’s BIRDS OF PARADISE! We are so excited to share this new title with you—be sure to grab your copy today!

I was trapped in the house with a man that had meant to kill me. Might very well still mean to kill me. But not by locked doors, force, or ropes or chains. Not physical ones at least. The man who very well might kill me gave me the impression that he wanted nothing more than for me to walk out that door.

I was not his captive.

I was my own.

I could very well die here. If there was anything left worth killing.

If there was anything left in me that wanted to live.

He collected dead things, after all. And with every day that passed, I found myself wanting to stay, even if that meant I was part of his collection of dead things.

Especially if I was part of collection.


5 stars

Romance | Dark

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review***

Well tickle me silly comrades… this book – seriously Birds of Paradise was one of the most intense reads I have had the pleasure of diving into, and I promise you I have some top emotional reads of this year that are piling up my favorites. 

What I liked most was definitely the slow build of plot, the web of twists and turns of each dynamic was beyond intriguing. There are multiple things in play with the dynamics of the characters, Lukyan and Elizabeth. One really intriguing aspect is how the romance goes from this Stockholm to this Hybristophilia, or Bonnie and Clyde, Syndrome. I don’t want to give away too much before I start spoiling the plot, but it is a web of emotions. 

So why does this odd dynamic happen and become this intense bubble of amazeballs? Easy…

Elizabeth is damaged goods. Emotionally, mentally and physically. I empathize and sympathize with her on such a massive level. She is such a beautiful character. After being in such a traumatic marriage that broke her to the core, then such a gut wrenching event that left her dark and yet so beautifully broken. Lukyan on the other hand is this dark, mysterious man that I wanted to dive in. He was secretive, powerful and he was just as broken and dark as Elizabeth.

Their chemistry was a slow build. It was slow and it was powerful. I keep saying this because their connection was just incredibly emotional. It was bad, it was a wreck, it was toxic but then there was sweet moments. Lukyan was the anti-hero who fixed the un-fixable. They really melded into one another which is what made the romance such an amazing build. That is what this romance was in a nutshell. Flawlessly perfect.

Bottom line, pick this up! If you like complicated, catastrophically emotional reads that are heart pounding and I do mean a read that clenches your throat as the whirlwind of a plot unwinds this is up your alley. Just phenomenal. The combination of personalities between Elizabeth and Lukyan plus their chemistry was just jaw dropping. I loved every minute of this read because I devoured it – I need more. More of this author, more of this writing style.

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 About the Author:

Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.

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