I am always intrigued by a dark twisted crime story. When Shelley pointed this book out to me, I thought, “Now that sounds like a good one.” Yes, I knew full well that with Ker Dukey and K. Webster tag teaming in on this story that it was bound to be a bit heavier on the romance side, but hey, I love a great hormance, hell, it can even lean a bit on the horotica side of things. Shock me, please!
Dukey and Webster did not disappoint with this mind-fuck of a story. To say that Benny (our villain) is messed up would be a mammoth understatement. He is exactly what this kind of story needs – a demented, delusional douchebag who never fails to shock and repulse me. Benny is the ultimate predator.
Pretty Stolen Dolls is a fast-paced, engaging story. Once it grabbed me it didn’t let go. It is the type of story that continually pushes your limits, and I was not prepared for the shocking twist.
Jade was an over-the-top character. As a reader, I had to feel sorry for her; I wanted her to calm the hell down and take her time, but I understood that her history created the person that she became. I would’ve liked to have seen a bit more development of the supporting cast. Aside from Benny, the men in Jade’s life seemed a little one-dimensional. I would like to think that there is more to Bo and Dillon.
I’ve read quite a few horror/thrillers with a touch of romance; Pretty Stolen Dolls made me think that I should read more romance with a touch of horror/thriller. It’s a big bad world out there.