Series: Death in Bloom #2
Author: Candice Wright
Genre: Dark Stalker Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2022
The last time I ignored the red flags, I almost died.
Waking up in a body bag tends to put things into perspective.
My scars are a reminder to stay in my lane.
I don’t take risks. I don’t take candy from strangers. I don’t leave my doors unlocked,
And I never, ever play with monsters.
My next red flag.
With his sinful looks and wicked mouth,
He’s a silver-tongued devil in disguise
And my one-way ticket to hell.
Women are just a means to an end,
A release after a day spent seeped in chaos and violence.
They’re all the same: blonde, curvy, interchangeable Barbie dolls.
I get in, get off, and get out.
That’s my motto for an easy life.
My new complication.
With her scarred body and haunted eyes,
She quickly becomes my obsession,
And broken dolls are much more fun to play with.
Author note: Kenzo is more villain than white knight so please only read Compel if you have a crooked moral compass and like your heroes on the deranged side like I do.
**This book plays with the darker side of love, such as obsession, infatuation, and the power plays made to obtain it.**
Triggers: It goes without saying that this book contains dark elements that some readers may find uncomfortable, including offensive language, graphic violence, and explicit sexual situations. (Further triggers will be listed at the front of the book.) Suitable only for those aged eighteen and over.
Please do not read this book if you’re related to me unless you can get real cool about a lot of things real fast.
Compel by Candice Wright
Tanya’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Compel is the second book in the Death in Bloom Series. You can read this book as a standalone but it is still closely related to the first book Coerce. Compel is Kenzo Hayes’s & Trix’s story. I guess I might have a “crooked moral compass and like your heroes on the deranged side” too! Warning by this author.
Wow! Wow! Wow! The ending has a HUGE twist. Kenzo is an anti-hero. Trix appears damaged and broken but is she? I guess you need to read this book if you wonder about that statement.
Beware though, this is a book that could be full of triggers.
Compel is definitely a dark and gritty read! This is one of those books that you won’t want to put down. At least it was for me. Thank goodness I can read books on my phone using the Kindle app. I kept pulling out my phone to read in between my activities of daily life.
I loved this book and Candice Wright is one of my go to authors when I want a good story, however raw and dirty it is. 5+ STARS
Lita’s Book Review: 5 STARS
Compel (Death in Bloom Book 2) by Candice Wright is Kenzo’s story. Eventhough it is Book 2 reading Coerce which is book 1 in not a necessary read. However Coerce is a good story and gives an introduction to the characters. At a market Kenzo runs into a young lady that sparks something in him and he sets out to find her. Trix is trying to lay low. She has been through something so traumatic that she is left with a limp and every time she comes home she has to go through a ritual inorder to feel safe. Kenzo is determined to find her an goes through great lengths to find her. Kenzo is a few sandwiches short of a picnic basket and flowers and candy is something he knows nothing about. When he finds her he is over the top and very commanding. Trix is skittish and leery of Kenzo but there is something about him that draws her in. While they are having a push and pull relationship Kenzo comes to a revelation that has him bulldozing her and Trix is trying to keep her emotional state intact. Pay attention. Hold on to your seats! This story was something else and by the time I got to the end all I can say is YES!!!! YES!!!!! YES!!!!! JUST WOW!!!!! I definitely didn’t see that coming! 5 What The Hell Stars was that.
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Candice Wright is the international bestselling author of the Underestimated Series. Hailing from the UK, Candice lives with her three slightly unhinged children and the long-suffering partner. When she isn’t busy raising the next generation of crazy, you can find her sitting at the computer writing words she hopes will resonate or snuggled up reading stories by the authors that cultivated her love of the written word.