Old hurt runs deep…
After she left, I was given a second chance at life thanks to my savior and adoptive father. A chance I refused to waste. Determined to be invincible, I became a true fighter in every sense of the word. Nothing and no one would get in my way.
Not even the guy who sat behind me in class.
Zack Graves had the entire world in his hands. A promising hockey career and the confidence and gorgeous looks that had every girl throwing themselves at his feet.
Except me. I was only too happy to wipe the sexy smirk off his face while tossing him on his smug ass.
And he kept coming back for more.
I kept my scars hidden, until Zack managed to trace the lines straight to a place I fought to keep guarded.
Zack was fighting his own immortality, his own scars becoming visible the closer we got. He challenged my guard at every turn forcing me to fight harder, only to realize he would be my undoing.
But some wounds refuse to heal.
***Actual rating: 3/5 Hold-Your-Breath Stars***
To begin with, I was beyond thrilled to read Desireé Adele’s debut novel, Sweet Insanity, because she’s one of my most favorite booktubers and book reviewers of all time. Hence, when I found out she was publishing her own books, I simply couldn’t resist the chance to tell everyone about it.
Sweet Insanity consisted of unforgettable characters as well as beautifully-designed plot. The storyline was pretty easy to follow and Desireé’s writing style amazed me to no end. I was completely engrossed by the undeniable chemistry between the protagonists, Dahlia and Zack, since they were so hard not to fall in love with.
Both characters had quite distinctive personalities and their banters were to die for. Even though Dahlia had such dark past, I was impressed by how easily Desireé maneuvered my thought and made me believe in the happiness of Dahlia’s reunion with Zack, which later turned into one of the steamiest romances I’ve ever read.
Despite the overall satisfaction of reading this book, what really got me was the profanity in the story. Zack seriously couldn’t NOT use any foul word in a sentence. He “literally” cursed in every. single. thing. he said and I just couldn’t stand it. Imagine hearing someone swear every other sentence in their conversation with you and you’d know what I mean. Perhaps it was just me, who knows, I wasn’t used to that much blasphemy of the beautiful language called English. 😛
All in all, Sweet Insanity was a great read in general, but I would certainly enjoy it more if there weren’t that much profanity in the story. Nevertheless, I’d definitely give Desireé Adele’s future works a try because she’s such a talented writer full of potential!
***Thanks to Wordsmith Publicity for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.***
More about Sweet Insanity
Author: Desireé Adele
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance
Cover Designed by Melissa Panio-Petersen
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About the Author
Author Desireé Adele grew up with a passion for all things literature. Upon discovering the world of indie romance, Desireé found her tribe and started her journey as a blogger and booktuber, eventually turning her attention to her lifelong aspiration of becoming an author. Aside from losing herself in a good book, she enjoys listening to progressive metal, working out, and cooking. Desireé currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and young son, who serve as her biggest inspirations in her writing journey.
That’s all for today’s belated blog tour for Desireé’s debut novel, Sweet Insanity.
I hope you had a great time here and I’ll see you soon. ❤