Tainted Lovers by Sarah Michelle Lynch #BlogTour #Review @SarahMichelleLy @BareNakedWords

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Tainted Lovers by Sarah Michelle Lynch #BlogTour #Review @SarahMichelleLy @BareNakedWords

Tainted Lovers by Sarah Michelle Lynch
on February 23rd, 2016
Genres: Dark Romance
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Adrienne and David meet in a library and the rest is history. Leaving their past lives behind, they race off to get married and make a promise of undying love. Waiting in the wings, however, are dark and deadly secrets threatening to tear them apart.

Their passion has never been up for question ÔÇô but is there a limit to what love can overcome? Moreover, what does the future hold for Adrienne after she has her heart crushed, her spirit broken and her resolve disintegrated?

Are all great love stories destined to end badly . . . ?

**Suitable for readers 18+ only. Tainted Lovers is a complete standalone novel.*

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

IÔÇÖm completely new to Sarah Michelle Lynch. I am certainly intrigued to read more of her books. Tainted Lovers is a wild ride and while at times I struggled liking either of the main characters, in the end it was a good read. It took me a couple repeat tries to get past 10% as I just couldn’t feel the connection between David and Adrienne and the writing style is a bit choppy at times. Between 10 and 25 % I still wasnÔÇÖt sure I got them, but eventually they started to hold my interest and the drama kicks up many, many notches.

Tainted might be too subtle of a word to describe who and what David and Adrienne are. Once things really got going, it was clear these two are tortured individuals who had the bad fortune of meetings and falling for each other. Individually they face demons and they do further disservice to themselves and each other by not sharing their pasts, causing a very definitive canyon in their relationship and only increases the distrust they have.

The story is intensely angsty and kept me up way past my bedtime. Once the pace picked up, there are twist and turns that make the read emotional and chaotic. At times, the main cause of the split between them, is revisited and nearly repetitive. But this happens over a decent sized time period and I get with the wrong done why it would keep coming back up. ItÔÇÖs a major betrayal and would weigh on an individual and especially on a couple. David is a idiot (and then some) but his apologies feel genuine. IÔÇÖll give him credit for that. Although I started to warm to him as father and I got that he truly loves Adrienne, he damaged her, he damaged them and I could feel AdrienneÔÇÖs self doubt and pain.

As for Adrienne, at times she is a head case and a most frustrating character. I felt bad for her but then her thoughts would swing another way. At times She is wildly contradictory from one minute to the next and she wallows in her misery and creates her own chaos. My emotions were ruled by her actions and what she withholds from David does as much damage to their ever tested relationship. ItÔÇÖs dire and really these two really donÔÇÖt stand a chance…but then their are new twists, ones that left my head reeling.

Because of the mystery twist ( it’s a doozy), I ended up enjoying the story more that I initially thought I might. At times I had a hard time liking either of the main characters, but I couldnÔÇÖt stop reading. I really enjoyed the ending and especially the epilogue as we have Davids words┬áreflecting on just how crazy their relationship had been.┬á4 Stars & recommendation for an angsty and unsettling read.

~Review by Cyndi

 


About Sarah Michelle Lynch

Sarah Michelle Lynch wakes up in the morning and the first thing on her mind is words and the possibility of reading and writing more and more words. She is a little bit obsessed.

A career in journalism preceded Sarah's writing career as an Independent author and despite an offer to get published, Sarah found it very difficult to let go of the freedom, variety and creativity self-publishing allows her.

When Sarah's not reading words, she's editing them, and when she's not editing she's writing. These days, to earn her right to write, she freelances as an editor

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