Release Date-5th Dec 2017
Genre-Dark Erotic Romance
Kindle Edition-344 Pages
My life is one long fevered dream, balancing between being killed or killing.
The name Harley Crow is one to be feared.
I am an assassin.
I own it. I choose this life. Hell, I crave it. I hunger for it. The smell of fear makes me hard and is the very reason the blood runs through my veins.
Until I meet her…
Her darkness matches my own.
In my twisted world of dancing along the jagged edge of the blade…
She changes everything.
No weapon can protect me from the kind of death she will ultimately deliver.
*Villains & Vodka is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.
Villians & Vodka (TOP SHELF #2) By Alta Hensley was the first thing I have read by this author and It was an instant hit for me.
So I am going to start this review by saying I am loving this whole top shelf vibe, very catchy indeed. This series does have some fabulous titles and also what terrific covers are involved, Totally fangirling here.
So villains & Vodka what did I think?
Well, I went in with my expectations so-so and got a pleasant surprise. This was a very entertaining read that explored aspects of the forbidden and Taboos in a very satisfying way.
In this case, That Taboo was Fear Itself.
This story tells the tale of Harley Crow and Marlowe Masters.
(Gotta say totally adoring these names there so swoon-worthy.)
Harley is an Assasin, a hired killer that’s a little Jaded with the job at hand.
Marlowe Is a waitress at spiked Roses (a club Harley is part owner of).
Marlowe watches Harley from afar, totally giving off the stalker-vibe and finally gets her chance to pounce on the latest clubs tasting night.
These evening’s all have a theme and as I said earlier the taste of this theme is Fear.
After signing a contract for the weekend they both retire to Harley’s amazing home on the bayou for fun and games or in Marlowe’s case fun and Fear.
So without giving too much away the weekend is all about Harley getting Marlowe to feel that fear.
It’s something he really gets off on, that scared terrified look.
I must admit I did kind of guess where this was going and I was proved right.
But, that really didn’t spoil this for me and I still found this a good solid fun experience.
This was a rather quick read, everything happening over a weekend and it was also quite insta-love another pet peeve of mine.
But I did find myself mainly overlooking these facts due to the uniqueness of this tale.
this was also quite low angst and there was no OM/OW involved either.
These two do have great chemistry and even though there is only the one heavy session it is very apparent that these two do just get each other.
But for myself, I really would have liked to have seen some more interaction between the pair as I felt I didn’t quite get a full sense of them both. The above are my main reasons for removing a star.
This just needed that extra oomph behind it to push it up a star and it didn’t quite achieve the full house from me.
On last observation from me, I really would have liked Marlowe to leave Harley to stew in his juices a tad longer, what he did was unforgivable and I do feel he got off a bit lightly, just my opinion, but I wish she’d made him squirm more.
Villians & Vodka By Alta Hensley gets a big thumbs up and despite being a relatively quick read it packed a big punch.
I must say I am looking forward to the next instalment I’m quite intrigued with Victor and his doll’s the mind does boggle.
thank you to the author for providing an ARC.
This is my own free and honest opinion.