This is not a fairy tale. He is not her Prince Charming about to whisk her away into the sunset. This is a story about betrayal, lust, desire and, ultimately, revenge...
And revenge can only lead to one thing.
He was my stranger, my visitor, my shadow in the corner of my room. He stalked me, watched me, knew everything about me. But all I could do was sit and wait. I waited for him to visit me night after night. He was becoming my addiction, my craving, my obsession. He knew every inch of me, but I knew nothing about him.
His calls himself Lotus and, as crazy as it sounds, I think I’m falling in love.
I wanted to take her, possess her, dominate her, and ruin her. I wanted to ravish her, please her, and consume her until I couldn’t take much more of her.
She will want me to kiss her. She will want me to hold her all night so that she feels a connection with me. I would make it so that she would seek me out in the dark. The one that satisfies her ultimate fantasy. A stranger who sneaks into her room. Someone who gives her the ultimate pleasure, but also seeks to give her ultimate pain. Pain she has never had to endure. Pain that will eat away at her until there is nothing left.
She was my nemesis, I was her lotus. And payback was a bitch.
Tyler is a woman working as a journalist and always looking for a way up. She has an adoring family, supportive friends but there's no place for love and romance in her life. No, that's not something that seems to ever come her way but when she was a young girl, she had dreams, oh yes very big dreams. Dreams about a certain Dean who came into her life with a bang and somehow found a permanent place in her girlish imagines, but when he just left and never returned, he took something with him, Tyler's heart!
Dean has never forgotten the girl named Tyler and unbeknown to her there's a very good reason why he never returned. Consumed with a desire for vengeance, Dean is secretly keeping tabs on Tyler and her life is about to go way beyond her control. Tyler has wished for someone to take her away from reality but sometimes it truly is a case of be careful of what you wish for as a stranger is about to infiltrate Tyler's life and it will never be the same again.
Well, DEVIANT had so many unexpected turns and I'm still not sure if I liked the characters! This is not the ordinary boy meets girl romance; no, this is a twisted tale of love lost and misunderstandings that lead to all sorts of underhand activities. All through the story, the reader understands that Dean is not on the side of good but as to just why, the author manages to save that nugget right up until the end. As for the end, well yet again it's an unexpected one and yet after all the nefarious and underhand (not to mention evil!) things that happen I'm not sure a better outcome could have happened!
Ms Roberts has written a book filled with steamy sex scenes that not all will feel comfortable with. I hasten to add that it's a plot fueled by both lust and love as it's obvious this couple is deeply connected, but do not expect a conventional happy ending as Ms Roberts thinks outside the box! I found one or two things a tad implausible, if honest, but it’s fiction so hey, just enjoy the ride. I was truly engrossed by this story.
Highly recommend to those who enjoy something beyond the norm.