I received this book for free from Talk Nerdy to Me in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hear No Evil by Ivy Fox
Series: The Society #2
on September 30th
Cover Design: X-Factory Designs
Cover Photographer: Michelle Lancaster
Cover Model: Chase Mattson
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers, Mystery, Suspense
Format: ARC, digital e-book
Source: Talk Nerdy to Me
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Evil cannot take hold of an unconsenting soul.
Do not be amazed that hell is empty, since all the devils live here.
One by one, they will meet their hellish fate.
Three to go.
A tyrannous society has discovered our most atrocious secret and decided to wage war on us.
They’ve had their fun with Finn, and now it’s my turn to be their little puppet.
Someone should have warned them that I don’t play well with others.
If they think I’m going to bend over and let them screw with my life sans lube, they are sorely mistaken.
I’m no man’s pawn.
At least that’s what I told myself right up to the day I received a little black envelope that mercilessly sealed my fate—they’ve gone after the one person I would sacrifice anything for.
They call him the dark prince of Asheville, a silvered eyed rebel without just cause for his defiance.
But to me, Easton Price is so much more than the mischievous persona he openly flaunts.
He’s the beautiful nightmare I desperately try to resist with clenched teeth and scarred heart.
As the pastor’s niece, I’m considered the epitome of good, while he’s the embodiment of sin.
There’s just one thing wrong with that assumption—I’m not that good.
And Easton is going out of his way to prove it.
*The Society is an Enemies to Lovers, New Adult College Romance.
*Each book may be read as a standalone. However, all four books in this series have an entwined subplot, which will only be resolved in the final book. Therefore it is highly recommended that this series be read in its entirety for full enjoyment.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language and situations.
Also in this series: See No Evil
Also by this author: See No Evil
New Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers, Mystery, Sports, Suspense
First Person, Dual-POV
This is book #2 of The Society series and it cannot be read as a standalone, as the story ends with lots of unanswered questions.
Contains issues and situations some may find triggering.
Wow!!! This series is only getting better!
Can’t I just say how amazing Ms. Fox writing is… Is unbelievable!
This series is a mixture of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Pretty Little Liars. The suspense of this book was high, the mysteries just kept getting crazier, at the same time, the author gave a few hints here and there to keep me on the edge of my seat until the end.
Oh…. now I have to wait, I don’t even know how long, so I can read Colt’s book. I mean, Colt… which will be amazing and totally rock my boat!
Intense love story!!!
32.5/35 STARS – 4.5 STARS (between 31.5 stars and 33 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 4 Plot: 4.5 Romance: 4.5 Writing Style: 4.5
Action 3/5 Angst 4/5 Darkness 4/5 Humor 0/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 5/5
Would I recommend? Yes, for all readers of dark, twisted romance!
Would I re-read this book/series? Yes!
Would I read more from the author? Definitely!!!
Addictiveness: 5/5 I’ve been hooked from the first book and from the first page of this second book I could feel the suspenseful tension of the series. So many mysteries have kept me guessing until the last page. As addictive as chocolate!!!
Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5 Multifaceted characters with superb background stories and continued personal growth during the story. They were in constant evolution which made them believable.
Scarlett was an amazing heroine. She was the complete opposite of Easton. She was the timid, choir girl that didn’t dress very well. She had secrets and she has always stayed in the shadows. That was her mask to the world. She looked like the sweet girl, but inside she had a volcano. She knew that, and she tried most of her life to avoid Ethan, because if close to him, she could probably erupt. Together, their differences didn’t really matter and their chemistry was unbelievable.
Ethan has gotten a piece of my heart. From the first book the way he protected Finn, I knew that behind all that spunk, that bad boy image, was a protector: Finn, his mom, Scarlett… He wore his bad boy mask well. He dressed himself as the devil, but deep down he had a good heart. He only needed an opposite to trust and let her light shine through his barriers.
Secondary characters I can’t wait to read about all of this boys. They seemed all so interesting and with a lot to offer.
Villain/antagonists one clear villain, even though we don’t really know who he/she is and an entire elite group as antagonists? I don’t really know it yet, I’m still on the fence into believing The Society is all bad. I think we are still going to see a few twists.
They were all easy (maybe not easy) to love, connect and understand!!!
Cover: art 4.5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, subtitle 1/5, background 4/5 buy 4.5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I always try to be true to myself, I buy so many books because of the cover and I have skipped many because of not very appealing art. Covers are part of the experience for me and I do like to understand them. This was a great one. I can totally see Ethan in this art. I still miss a few personal touches, maybe a subtitle to give us a hint of the story. (Oh, did we really needed the dirty nails? I know, I’m crazy, but every time I look at this cover, this is the first thing I see.) I would easily buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!
Freshness: 4/5 Yes, this book has all the right clichés of a new adult dark romance. But the way the author intertwined those clichés with a mystery and a few twists made everything feel fresh and original. In fact the suspense and mysteries just kept growing, but it was done with the perfect amount of intent. As fresh as iced tea!!!
Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 4/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 4/5, twists 4/5 Amazing opening with an incredible ending even though with a cliffhanger. Interesting plot, with well written dialogues and intense pace. Great setting, a few really good subplots with unexpected twists. High level of enjoyment!
O.M.G.! The suspense in this series is over the top. I can believe it. For a moment, I’m certain of who is behind it all, and then I don’t know anything. So filled with twists and turns, that I had to read it in one sitting, because I couldn’t let go.
Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 4.5/5, steam 4/5 Yes! They were hot from the beginning. From their moment in class on the first book, I knew they would be explosive together. I mean, nothing like mousy clothes and a bad boy to highlight chemistry combustion. Yeah, my boy was hot! Panty-wetter, scorching hot!!! Written in the stars romance!!!
Writing Style: 5/5 Only my second book by the author by I’m already in awe at her writing style. Cohesive but intricate plot, easy-to-love characters, amazing love story and sexy hot smut! The writing of a wordsmith!!!
Because I try to be very analytical and I don’t really believe in perfection…
Sometimes, I was a bit confused by Ethan’s relationship with his mom. In fact, I think what confused me was more like that Ethan wasn’t really preaching part of what he says. I don’t know, hard for me to explain it. Just something there bother me.
I understand the need of cliffhangers, it doesn’t mean that I have to like them. 🙂