Monday, December 29, 2014

Mind by Audrey Carlan (Trinity Trilogy, #2)

by Audrey Carlan

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Trinity Trilogy - Book 2
Publication Date: December 29, 2014
Publisher: Audrey Carlan
Genre: Erotic Romance
Print Length: 276 pages
Available from: Amazon


I'm a magnet for evil and controlling men. Chase, my big business tycoon thinks he can protect me...he can't.
No one can.
It became clear far too late how serious my stalker was, that his threats weren't idle. He proved more than once that he would do what it takes, that there were no stakes too high to his sick and twisted games and delusions of worship.
We should have been better prepared. The roses, images, lingerie soaked in his seed, even his calling card written in blood didn't penetrate. I had faith that my love could make it go away, that eventually he'd be caught.

I was wrong.

In the second highly anticipated erotic suspense novel in the Trinity Trilogy, MIND digs deep into the heart and psyche of Gillian and her stalker through dueling POVs.
While Chase and Gillian plan their wedding, follow them and the entire gang as the stalker acts out his revenge and plots his attack on Gillian, Chase, and their friends.
This book can be considered dark, erotic, and thrilling. As in Body (Trinity Trilogy Book 1) the issue of domestic violence plays heavily in the storyline, and Gillian experiences many disturbing flashbacks of the past, alongside tragedy the stalker brings to the present. There is also a lot of love, devotion, and friendship.

Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language, graphic sexual content, and themes that some may find disturbing. MIND is book 2 of a three-part trilogy. Body (Trinity Trilogy - Book 1) must be read prior to reading MIND.

Mind (Trinity Trilogy #2)My Review
Mind by Audrey Carlan

Not for the faint of heart, Audrey Carlan’s latest, Mind tackles the barbed wire twists and tangles of the darker side of humanity, obsession, love, attraction and need. Chase is all things powerful and connected. He is an over-powering alpha protecting what is his. His money can buy the best protection for Gillian, or so he thinks and failure is not a word in his vocabulary. Still, Gillian’s stalker is out there, threatening her life and sending deadly warnings. Who will be his next victim? How does he ooze through Chase’s bodyguards? How tight will he pull the garrote around Gillian’s fragile psyche? Will she crumble like dust under the pressures of losing everyone she holds dear? Even Chase’s presence cannot hold back the tide of guilt and fear she feels. Its only when they are in the throes of passion that she can forget the world and the ugliness around her.

In this deadly game of cat and mouse, there can be only one winner, but who is Gillian trying to stay one step ahead of? Is her abusive and brutal ex, Jason really so demented that he thinks he can win her back through more violence? Only the truth may set her free, or get her killed. And the truth may come too late.

Audrey Carlan knows how to singe the edges of every page when her erotic pen sizzles and flares like a torch in a hurricane! Next to her age warning, she should put a fire hazard warning because more than sparks are flying when Chase and Gillian get behind closed doors and turn up the heat to scorching hot. Add to that, the changing POVs, the darkness of the stalker and the number of times he has tightened his noose and Ms. Carlan has put together an intriguing and seductive tale that only the strong can survive. She does not mince words in her efforts to build her world and each scene. Bold, straightforward and as edgy as it is dark, Mind is a sometimes uncomfortable, but always entertaining look into a world that few could truly live from the safety of your favorite chair.

Are the characters sometimes a bit over the top? Yes, but this is fiction, where anything can happen, no matter how raw, how tantalizing and even how terrorizing. When you enter Ms. Carlan’s world, expect to be taken on a journey you will not soon forget as she pushes the limits with every word.

I received an ARC edition from Audrey Carlan in exchange for my honest review.


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