There was a time Jude Delouxe didn’t hate me, and I’m fairly certain it was when he didn’t know I existed.
Senior year, I finally caught his eye long enough to throw word vomit at him like the obsessed teenage girl I was.
That was then.
You see, the most wanted guy in school blamed me for losing his second chance with his girlfriend. Ex-girlfriend? Whatever. Point is, the Adonis loved to hate me.
It wasn’t my fault he’d followed me. It wasn’t my fault he’d stared too long and stood a little too close, just daring me to accomplish my wildest dreams.
And it most certainly wasn’t my fault his ex-girlfriend arrived when he’d decided to kiss me back.
Then the cruelty began.
I’d thought I could handle it, so long as his lips kept gracing mine and he kept giving me more scorching firsts.
Until he took it too far, and all his carefully kept secrets blew open the doors to a brand new world. A world he was all too familiar with.
Obsession became loathing and fear replaced naivety as Jude was forced to hold my hand and help me navigate a secret society rife with sin and debauchery—the crème de la crème of Peridot Island.
If I wasn’t careful, I’d do more than lose what remained of my heart. My first love and greatest foe wouldn’t be satisfied until he’d devoured my soul, too.
Love was evil. It stole, and it harmed, and it left you with your bleeding remains flayed wide for the world to dissect.
ARC REVIEW ➞
I went into this book completely blind. I had no idea what to expect when I started it, but I knew since Ella Fields wrote it that it would be an angst fest and was it ever, but it was also so much more than that. I was completely hooked form the moment I started reading it.
Jude is the popular boy in school. He is the guy everyone wants to be friends with and the guy all the girls want. Fern is his neighbor, the girl who has had a crush on him for years and the girl he never noticed until now……and that will be their downfall.
Jude grew up with wealth and power, however, his family is completely broken. There is a lot more to Jude than what you expect, though so so so many times I was frustrated with him, I hated him, I could feel the pain and hurt Fern felt. Fern, I loved her. She was quirky, she was her own person. Fern’s mother is powerful and rich and she did everything she could to protect her daughter. The chemistry between Jude and Fern is OFF THE CHARTS. There is so much there and so much tension between these two. There is hurt, lust and love. There are twists and turns that you won’t see coming when it comes to both Jude and Fern.
The secondary characters were amazing, specifically Silas and Cory. I hope they get a story because there is a lot to tell from the little tidbits that were given throughout this story.
Angst, a secret society, chemistry, emotional, passion filled, bully romance. Evil Love is all that and so much more. It is a MUST READ you won’t want to put down!