ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Damn, let me wipe my fucking tears and gather my thoughts so I can give this story the review it deserves. This is the 5th (1,2,3,4, 5th) installment of the Hades Hangmen and I only fall deeper in love with this MC each time I read another story. AK and Phebe’s story pulled me in immediately. The book started strong and stayed strong through the very last word. AK and Phebe were two parts of one soul and understood each other in ways that no one else in their worlds did. In previous books, each of these characters played small auxiliary roles and we knew of them, but knew very little about them and their lives. This book delves into who they are and how they became those people. Their connection is instant and genuine. Tillie does a sort of instalove, but in a way that makes absolute sense and is completely authentic. As these characters fell in love, I fell in love along with them. AK and Phebe were so perfect for each other and I was rooting for their success throughout the book. We also got to see a little more of the Psycho Trio and really got to know Flame even deeper. And can I say how much I LOVE Flame’s crazy ass. He is such a sweet psycho and his love for Maddie drives his every action. This story has EVERYTHING. I laughed out loud, I cringed in shock and pain, I cried tears of sadness, and finally tears of joy. Basically, if you have read the series up to this point, KEEP READING. If you haven’t read any of this series, you are missing out on life. And Tillie just keeps it coming. So freaking consistent. TILLIE COLE IS A POWERHOUSE!!
So its 3:45 in the morning and I just finished this book. WoW!!!! I feel a serious book hangover coming on. This. Book. Phebe and AK’s stories were heartbreaking. With this being the 5th book, I didn’t think it could get any worse when it came to the trauma these women faced. But it got so much worse. Phebe had been through the ringer, and I didn’t see an end to her pain. The same went for AK, who was harboring so much anger and guilt as well. But once they were brave enough to travel those roads filled with pain, that was where the other stood. They were able to hold each other and not let go. I didn’t know what to expect at times with their story since it was pretty angsty. I enjoyed watching their relationship bloom. Even though at times it was extremely hard to watch. Gah! This book made me cry, laugh, scream, and almost throw my kindle. Just as Jasmine said, I had a gamut of emotions while reading this. I felt crazy, like I was the 4th member of the psycho trio. Who I can’t get enough of by the way. Flame is so sweet, awkward, and crazy. Between him and Viking I died laughing. But just like with Flame’s book, the trio’s love for each other is what breaks me every time. I love them. Tillie Cole is the shit. I can’t wait for Ash’s book and Styx’s wedding. This one made me cry so its…