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Lovely Bad Things

By: Trisha Wolfe
Narrated by: Joe Arden,Lucy Rivers
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Publisher's Summary

The first book in the Hollow's Row series.

He's the devil. And she's his wicked game.

An enemies-to-lovers dark romance with a thrilling twist from the disturbed mind that brought you the Darkly, Madly Duet.

Halen:

They say eyes are the windows to the soul—but when he looks at me through hues of slate-green and flaring blue embers, I'm terrified of what's watching me from behind his clashing gaze, something primal and feverish that threatens to melt me like fire in ice.

I fear falling into Kallum Locke's pitch-black soul.

But after I'm called to a crime scene to investigate the most gruesome act of violence to descend on the legendary town of Hollow's Row, I have no choice but to turn to Kallum, to the man I had locked away in an asylum for the criminally insane.

He's the leading expert on all things Nietzsche and occult. And now, to get answers, I'm forced to make a deal with the devil himself.

Kallum:

Really, eyes are the windows to the soul? Then I wonder what little Halen St. James thinks of all the cryptic eyes watching her in the killing fields.... I wonder if the hairs on her delicate nape lifted away, if a thrilling shiver raced over her soft skin. She's desperate for the answer, and she'll do anything to uncover it—even make a deal with me, dangling freedom like bait on a hook.

But she's far more tempting to sink my teeth into than any lure.

And the pain will taste twice as sweet.

Lovely Bad Things is the first of a three-book Hollow's Row series: Book one ends on cliff-hanger.

CW: Serial killers. Crime scenes. Dark themes. Violence. Murder. Blood and sharp object play. Occult references. Loss of loved ones. As this is dark romance, there are likely other dark themes and situations, so please listen responsibly.

©2022 Trisha Wolfe (P)2022 Trisha Wolfe

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Twisted but so good

This book is definitely twisted and I was all for it! We get a glimpse into the mind of a madman and the woman that starts to fall for him. When strange, cult-like murders start taking place in the creepy town of Hollow’s Row, Halen must rely on the man she had sentenced for being criminally insane. But he may be the only one who can get into the mind of the killer. This book ends with a cliffhanger and I can’t wait for the next book.

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New fav

I was not expecting this book to be THIS GOOD! must read! Full of suspense and thrill and spice!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for book 2!

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one of the best things I've read in years!!!

I started this cold, with no clue what it was even about.... I have never been happier. I loved everything about this book!

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not my usual, but loved it

I usually stay away from intellectual novels but damn if this didn't have me second guessing myself. so good and thought provoking.

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Grade based on the last 2h of the book.. not good

Quite boring until the last 2h of the book. I loved the previous series by the author which was so realistic, hot and fast paced despite close to 19h of audio time. This book was the opposite of the previous series, unrealistic, not hot (just one spicy scene in the last 2h), and was dragging on and on. The internal dialogue was too long and not needed at all. It was like a personal essay based on philosophical figures.. the scenes between the main characters were so bad until the last 2h. This book cooled me off the author, which had me so thrilled with her previous series. In my opinion, don’t waste your credit

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Great story, half-great narration

The story was unique and very interesting. I have never read anything quite like it, and I enjoyed it a lot. The male narrator was fantastic, but I found the female narrator to be severely lacking. First of all, her cadence and speech patterns are really annoying. She has very little variation in the way she reads sentences, and it doesn’t sound natural or professional at all. It reminds me of a high-schooler reading a paper aloud in class, and it’s distracting. On top of that, she reads SO FAST. It’s truly obnoxious. I had to turn the speed down to 90% every time her turn came around. I’ve never had to do that before with any audiobook, but it did actually help quite a bit. Overall, it was a good listen and I plan to listen to the rest of the series.

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Glad I took the chance!

Very well written! Plot was engaging exciting and hot enough to keep me interested in the romance. If you hesitant because your afraid of a slog through hours of crime scenes and details before the guy even shows up( the main reason for my hesitation) don’t worry! I was pleasantly surprised to find the M and F characters spend most of the book together. Awesome duel perspective and great build up! No insta anything in this one! Totally unforeseen twist at the end! It is RARE for a book to actually surprise me so mad props to this author. This is not a “guilty pleasure trash novel romance”. Well researched with deep ideas and details you have to think about. Not exactly a light read but not slow or to advanced for me to grasp. (I will admit I did “Google brush up” on Nietzsche lol! don’t worry thought! extra credit philosophy homework not required😂👍🏻👍🏻

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Enthralling!!

Omg I’m so excited and tense! What an amazing literary foreplay between these two!!! This was on edge, overwhelming and worth every stressful moment that occurred!! Can’t wait for book two!!

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So confusing…

I wanted to like this, I really did. I usually like psychological thrillers, but this story was just too convoluted. It felt like all the complex parts of the da Vinci code or Hannibal with none of the explanation on how things ended up as they did.

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The ultimate head game

This book is a psychological mind trip, leading the reader through dark and twisted tunnels, only showing enough light to bring down deeper.

And I loved every minute of it.

Obviously the narration was amazing. Lucy Rivers and Joe Arden can do no wrong.

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  • 11-27-22

Amazing story and narration

My first time with this kind of story but came upon it having fallen down the rabbit hole of Joe Arden’s narration voice. And boy he didn’t disappoint. There was a particular chapter that really made me stop and do a “wow” out loud at the tone and delivery of his words. Gosh that man is captivating. Lucy Rivers too did an awesome job. Great pairing at bringing this story to life.

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  • 10-12-22

male voice actor personifies kallum

loved it! Joe ardens voice is liquid gold which makes this story so much more alive than if it was simply read