You ever get so lost, so engrossed, so sucked in by a story that the characters’ emotional roller coaster leaves you needing a break or a cold shower? Can’t be just me. If you haven’t had this experience, pick up DUTCH this fall when it’s released.
DUTCH, a recently obtained Advanced Reader Copy (or ARC for those in the literary know) by Madhuri Blaylock, very quickly had me hooked from the very beginning. This first book in Madhuri’s upcoming Keeper Series, DUTCH introduces us to Dutch Mathew and Juma Landry – two of the sexiest and painfully troubled character’s I’ve read in a long while. I won’t give away the details, but you may rest assured this novel came very close to burning a whole clean through my iPad screen while simultaneously breaking my heart.
Mz. Blaylock, as readers of her Sanctum Trilogy can wholeheartedly attest, knows exactly how to tug at the heartstrings. She can give her readers line after line of emotional prose that will no doubt leave you breathless. Turn a page however, and her characters are tearing you apart – giving you raunch, sex, and violence with more than a hint of sass. Dutch and Juma are dragged into levels of self-loathing and depravity that are discomfiting to say the least. As a result, their redemption is so rewarding.
So, can you tell I loved it? This book was quite the fantastic ride, and I’m so happy I had a chance to review it early. If you follow her on social media (links below), you’ll know she’s been promising intelligent smut. I can testify that she hit that nail on the head with Dutch. Whew. I’m giving Dutch 5 stars, people. That’s right — all the stars!
The author has let me know that the cover reveal for DUTCH is scheduled for August 17, 2015 so keep your eyes peeled. Remember to hit Madhuri Blaylock up in all the social spots: