With Visions Of Red by Trisha Wolfe
Broken Bonds #1
Read May 2015
Told from multiple points of view, this is a mature dark romance intended for adult readers.
Criminal profiler Sadie Bonds knows blood. Her affair with the gruesome, dark world of killers began long before she started applying her analytical skills to investigate gory crime scenes. She gets inside the killers’ heads, breaks them down, relates to them on an arcane level. She prefers it this way—because it’s safer to ally herself with the villain than the victim. At least, that’s how she’s coped ever since she was abducted and tortured as a teen.
She will never be a victim again.
Now, she’s honed her skills in order to bring justice to these ritualistic offenders. Working alongside her colleagues, armed with sharp wit and a SIG, Sadie always catches her sadist. Until one ruthless serial killer gets inside Sadie’s head, turning the tables. He knows her secrets. Her obsessions. The darkest, most deviant part of her soul.
When she meets Colton Reed, dangerous stakes are raised as he threatens to unravel her control and reveal her darkest fantasies. The sexy-as-sin bondage rigger at an exclusive BDSM club pushes her boundaries, forcing her to acknowledge that side of herself she fears. Plunged into a realm of torture and suffering, pain and pleasure, Sadie balances on the razor-sharp edge of two intersecting worlds threatening to swallow her.
Passion and lust ignite. Dark and light battle. This explosive first installment of the Broken Bonds series sets the exhilarating pace for a cat and mouse game where no one knows who’s really pulling the strings.
Series Reading Order:
#1 With Visions Of Red
With visions of red flowed perfectly, just liked the blood from the victims in the story. There is a strong crime element in this story and while it may seem a bit more of a crime thriller at the start of the story, things do start coming to light the more you read into the story.
This story starts in the past with the main character locked in a dark room with her thoughts and for the unknown male to return. This story is dark and does deal with some strong themes. I believe there may be more to Sadie than the author is really letting on. She has moments in the story, but nothing is really revealed about them. I’m left wanting more.
I loved how the author put in the UNSUBs’ POV. This was very clever and have more insight into the mind of the person that they are trying to find. Their thoughts were so dark and yet strangely poetic.
I would have liked to have heard more of the story from Coltons’ POV. Maybe in the next book we will learn more about him. Something about him is just a little off for me.
Despite all this the author has a magical way with words and I just couldn’t put the book down. I was captivated and I want more. Right Now.