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.See No Evil by Ivy Fox
Series: The Society #1
on April 30, 2020
Cover Design: X-Factory Designs
Cover Photographer: Michelle Lancaster
Cover Model: Lochie Carey
Genres: New Adult, Dark Romance, Contemporary, Enemies-to-Lovers, Mystery, Sports, Suspense
Format: ARC, digital e-book
Source: Talk Nerdy to Me
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They thought they could get away with it, but they are sorely mistaken.
They have been judged. They have been sentenced. All that remains is their execution.
No one goes unpunished. We’ll make sure of it.
We are The Society and all who dare cross us will find their miserable end by our hand.
Don’t be fooled. This is not their story.
As long as I can remember, I’ve played by the rules.
On and off the football field, I’ve done everything that has been expected of me.
Until that fatal night.
Now my life and the lives of my best friends hang in the balance, hung there by a sadistic sinister shadow forcing us to do their will.
And it’s just my damn luck that I’m the first to be put on their butcher’s block.
I must prove my worth by eradicating a certain pebble in their shoe.
The order is simple.
To save ourselves, I must ruin another—a life for a life.
Meaning Stone Bennett’s life is about to be forfeited in exchange for my own.
The poor girl never stood a chance.
He’s all American perfection.
I’m the poster child for this country’s rejects.
He’s old Asheville money and privilege.
I’m the Southie eyesore people stay clear from.
He’s caviar dreams and champagne wishes.
I’m the trailer trash his momma probably warned him about.
I doubt it can get any further away from the elitist’s social spectrum than the two of us.
So why the hell is Finn Walker, Richfield’s football god, suddenly all in my face wanting my attention?
Nothing good can come from this.
I can feel it.
*The Society is an Enemies to Lovers, New Adult College Romance.
*Each book can be read as a standalone. However all four books in this series have an entwined subplot, that will only be resolved in the final book.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language and situations.
Also in this series: Hear No Evil
Also by this author: Hear No Evil
New Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers, Mystery, Sports, Suspense
First Person, Dual-POV
This is book #1 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!!! A thrilling, fast-paced, suspenseful, dark romance with lovable characters and mysterious plot! Oh, let’s not forget all the heat in the book!
My first read by the author and I can’t wait to read more. In fact, I’m so happy that I already have book #2 of the series to read. Can’t wait for Ethan’s tale!
31.5/35 STARS – 4.5 STARS (between 31.5 stars and 33 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 4 Plot: 4 Romance: 4.5 Writing Style: 4.5
Action 2/5 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 was hooked from the prologue and I wanted to find out who was that person so much. This was a fast-paced story that kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. So many mysteries to unravel still. Can’t wait! As addictive as chocolate!!!
Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5 Very complex characters with amazing background stories and great growth during the book.
Stone was a great heroine. She was a strong woman, that knew who she was, and was comfortable with it. She came from a very humble background and because of her mother’s mental illness she had to become an adult way too young. She was not only an amazing daughter, but also a great girlfriend. Stone was unapologetic herself and that made her really easy to love.
Finn was book boyfriend material. Really, I fell in love with that boy. He was such a dichotomy: part jerk and part sweet. He was a closet romantic that lived a life of pretense. He felt pressured for being someone that he didn’t really like. In Stone he found everything he needed, but didn’t even know he wanted. His personal growth during the story was unbelievable and he easily become someone easy to connect and understand.
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 a few antagonists.
They were all 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. Even though this art could be called a bit generic, I liked it. I could totally see Finn here and the use of colors worked. The title was also great, but I missed a few personal touches, maybe a subtitle that gave a hint of the story. 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. As fresh as mint mentos!!!
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!
This story was filled with twists and turns and a big mystery that kept me guessing until the end. Every new character I believed was the villain.
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 the first kiss at the bar, to that freezer scene… yeah, they were combustible together and their chemistry was really believable. Also, they both liked to pretend to be so unaffected that their love story was quite enchanting, even though raw. It felt like unavoidable love!!!
Writing Style: 4.5/5 I think this was my first book from the author and I’m already feeling like, how I have been missing out. Mysterious plot, multidimensional characters, great smut, and beautiful love story. What is not to like? Amazing writing!!!
Because I try to be very analytical and I don’t really believe in perfection…
I wished I had understood better what really happened “last summer.” 🙂 I mean, I think even if we had learn the story in this book, there would still be left more than enough mysteries to be solved.
I understand the need of cliffhangers, it doesn’t mean that I have to like them. 🙂