Vandal by Carian Cole
Ashes & Embers #2
She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged.
Yes I had broken her, ravished her life, destroyed her happiness. I brought her to ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me.
Reckless in her agony.
She is a mirror of my own tortured soul.
But what I took away I can give back.
In ways she cannot even begin to imagine.
She is everything right in all my wrongs.
She loves me. She needs me.
She has no idea I’m the one who wrecked her life.
Vandal is book #2 in the Ashes & Embers Series, I was gifted a copy of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
Storm didn’t work for me so I was honestly slightly reluctant to read Vandal. I decided to have a quick look at some reviews to see what others thoughts of the book were. The first review I looked at mentioned BDSM in the first paragraph and honestly I didn’t bother reading the rest.
I LOVE kinky books and anything BDSM or Dom/Sub is always worth a read.
From what we see of him in the first book and then after the accident I get the impression that he has never been exactly cheerful. But now Vandal is savagely broken and my heart broke for him.
I really… like REALLY liked the brooding Dom thing he had going on. Holy crap on a cracker the guy made me go all tingly.
This book takes the Dom/sub thing to an extreme level that I’ve not read about in a while. There was obviously a sexual side to the control but Vandal really wants complete control of every way.
Honestly I found the whole idea hot as fucking hell!!!
The sex was intense and explosive, it worked for me and had a level of kink that was sexy but not too whips and chains extreme.
I really like Tabi, I felt her grief but I loved that she allowed herself to be taken over by Vandal and even her inner monologue seemed to clear and be consumed by him.
I found her an incredibly likeable character right up until the last chapter!!!! Carian Cole why would you do that???
I HATE TABITHA NOW!!!
I went from being really happy to bitter and suspicious in one chapter.
I want to pretend that last chapter doesn’t exist so that’s what I’m going to do. La la la chapter… there is no chapter …
This book is intensely passionate and deals with d/s in an incredibly bold yet sensitive way. I love the way Vandal embraces his feelings for Tabi and really just wants to look after her and spoil her.
Vandal gets 4 stars from me.