This isn't your Typical Everyday fairytale.
This story isn't sweet or sugary.
It's Raw and Dark
It's Rough and Dangerous
And It's Definitely not for kids under 17 years of age.
So turn back now if you're not ready for Lyric and Blaire's story. Because shit just got Real.
“I’ve learned a lot this past year, but there are two things I’ll never forget: one, People aren’t what they seem, and two, I fucking hate liars.” –Blaire
Blaire Morgan was a quiet, grief stricken girl when she left Mobile, Alabama, a year ago after her brother’s unexpected death. She returns a year later with fresh wounds from another betrayal, and she’s not the same person. A woman letting her tortured past rule her life, her “take no shit” attitude is catching the attention of everyone that crosses her path, including the bad boy front man of Lyrical Obsessions—the new band that plays at Jay Jay’s. When she learns he has something she wants, she plans on doing whatever it takes to get it.
What is a demon? An evil spirit possessing a person, acting as a tormentor in Hell?
Lyric “The Demon” Devereux is that tormentor and Hell is any place he sees fit, either in the fighting ring or on the streets. He killed his first person at seventeen years old, and that list has grown over the years—as well as his list of enemies—but his biggest enemy is himself and he doesn’t know how to win that battle.
When Blaire comes into town like wildfire and turns heads, Lyric’s temper emerges—uninvited and unexpected. His plan to stay at a distance for her safety, and his sanity, changes when she continuously shows up with her defiance and seductive pull. He now has no choice but to face his past that could possibly destroy the both of them.
Tempers will detonate. Lust will consume. Truth will destroy. But will love forgive?
Review by Brittany
Blaire Morgan recently lost her twin brother to a drug overdose. After the funeral, she left town, desperate to get away from everything that reminded her of her brother. She ventured out west, meeting a woman named Mandy who taught her all about seducing men, then stealing their money.
One morning she wakes up to find that Mandy had up and left, stealing everything but leaving one hundred dollars and her brother’s guitar. Angry for trusting her, Blaire has no other choice but to go back home to Mobile, Alabama.
When Blaire walks up to her old job, a bar owned by her friend and employer, Janet. When she sees her brother’s old motorcycle parked in front, she loses it. She goes inside, finds the person who has been using it, and punches him in the face.
Enter Lyric Devereux. Lead singer of the house band at Jay Jay’s and local drug dealer. Well, maybe not drug dealer. It’s complicated, you’ll have to read it.
From the moment Blaire AKA Red’s fist connected with his face, Lyric felt an inexplicable pull towards her. Read Learning to Forget and travel on the journey of learning to accept love and learning to forgive others.
I love RD Cole. I heard so much about her Learning series and had to give it a try. The first two books are nothing like this one. This book has a darker feel to it. It deals with drugs and there are instances of child sexual abuse. Just a warning.
I loved the relationship between Lyric and Blaire. It was constantly changing, but not so much that you’d get annoyed with one or the other being stupid. There relationship with each other is perfect and it evolves in the right way for them.
The only thing that really annoyed me was there were multiple grammar errors. It could be just me, since I analyze every little thing I read. It’s quite annoying.
This story is epically amazing. I think it was told perfectly and is probably Robin’s best work to date. I really hope there’s gonna be more, since the last sentence leaves you hanging. Just a bit.
Five big, bright stars for Robin Cole. I believe this book was probably hard for her to write, due to much of the subject matter. But she did amazing and this is definitely a story you want to read. I would suggest reading the first two books in the series, but you don’t have to.
About RD Cole
My name is Robin and I live in Alabama. I grew up an army brat and traveled a lot until we finally settled down along the Gulf Coast when I was 4. My husband is 9 years younger so I guess that makes me a COUGAR. I have a little girl who is 9 and is blind as well as autistic. My life is not boring with them two in it. Believe me.
I have always loved creating and I would constantly draw on my walls. I love painting and reading. Writing is something I wanted to do but didn't think I could, until I woke up at three a.m. a few months back and started writing. Life has a way of throwing rocks at you and putting cracks in your soul. Either you can duck and cover or you can make something beautiful from the cracks.
After that, the story took over. Even though some pieces of my life experience are within it, it is Tru and Jax’s story now. I have truly fell in love with this story and hope you all do too.