Deviant by Callie Hart
Blood & Roses #1
I’m not proud of the things I’ve done.
The things I’ve had to do.
The things I’ve given away.
but I’d give it all over again to find her.
Even if I die trying,
I have to find Alexis.
She wants me to help her,
But I won’t.
She wants me to save her sister,
But I can’t.
She wants me to be her hero,
But I’m not a good man.
I am her damnation.
Deviant is book #1 in the Blood & Roses series and the first book I have read by this author. I’m honestly not sure how long this book has been sitting on my kindle for but I’ve decided to go to the oldest books and start reading making my way to the most recent, Deviant was the next in the que.
This book is making me think a bit too hard considering its 2am.
Did I like it?
Honestly I’m not really sure….
I’ve no idea how many words this story is, but it didn’t feel like a full length novel.
Zeth is your classic anti-hero, the good guy living the bad guy life. I think I like him, his character was hard but there’s obviously something underneath the dangerous shell or he wouldn’t have cared about Sloane or her sister.
There are some pretty huge unanswered questions that are left dangling and normally I would be seething with frustration at not having the complete picture. But something about this story has left me feeling a little detached, I feel like Zeth and Sloane have such a sense of aloofness about them that I just didn’t get caught up in them because they didn’t get caught up in one another.
And that’s why I’m not sure if I like this book or not, because I don’t feel involved, I’m not engrossed in the story. Usually I’m falling in love, or passionately hating but I just don’t really feel anything about this book.
The sex is kinky and Zeth obviously has some kinky, BDSM, Dom/Sub aspirations going on, but again even the sex felt mechanical and orchestrated for the least emotional impact.
I’m genuinely not sure if I will continue on with this series, perhaps this detachment is more about me than the book but who know.
Deviant gets 3 stars from me.