Saturday 24 October 2015

Ivy's Envy (Want & Decay book 1) - Latashia Figueroa

Latashia Figueroa’s riveting Want & Decay Trilogy follows the entangled lives of three people tormented by lust, jealousy, madness and murder. In this first book, Ivy’s Envy, Ivy James has had a history of violence with the men she falls for. Her grandmother and parents know what Ivy is capable of when things don’t go her way. 

Now Ivy has become obsessed with Thomas Miles, a man who works at her office. She is certain that Thomas loves her too. But there are people who stand in the way of Ivy and Thomas finally being together, like his wife, Deana. Determined to have the love that is their destiny, Ivy will go down a very dark and twisted road to make Thomas hers, and hers alone. But Ivy is not the only one who has dark secrets, and everyone involved will soon learn that pursuing love and passion to the extreme can lead to terrifying consequences.

What did I think?

I was impressed with some of the reviews of Ivy's Envy so I couldn't wait to read it myself.  I agree, I didn't see the ending coming because it was a bit like a Stephen King book and completely out of sync with the whole story.  Looking back, I should have paid more attention in chapter 1 as the story brings the reader back to this point at the end.

I thought the writing was excellent and I loved the continual link with Ivy's grandmother but I was a little disappointed in the ending.  I think it does have a lesson to be learned in the book, not only that you can't have your own way all the time but be careful what you wish for as it may just turn out to bite you in the ass.

It's a short story and a very quick read.  Now that I have read it, I will be looking out for book two in the trilogy as there's just something so very addictive about it.

I received this ebook from Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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