Dani Rene has done it again. She’s made me embrace one of the deadly Seven Sins. Ok, now that you’re done laughing, yes, let’s just all agree that Dani didn’t really need to make me embrace anything. I’m a wicked sinner all on my own. Of course, if she wants to send Carrick my way so that I can practice sinning, I wouldn’t complain overly much.
Bringing up Carrick isn’t really a digression or anything, since our main male character today is his Ruthless brother, Callan, and parts of the book take place in Carrick’s club, Seven Sins.
When Callan and Cayleigh ended up in Chicago to visit their brother, 6 months ago, Carrick told them the club was open to them. He warned Callan off of one person, though, Madison Parker, the daughter of a senator. That doesn’t stop Callan from being obsessed with her though. For 6 long months, he has looked at her every Friday and imagined all the filthy things he could do to her.
Madison has to be “on” all the time. As her father’s daughter, she has to look pretty, be compassionate, and always, always, always protect the family brand. There is only one place where she feels like she can be herself with no one judging her or wanting something from her. Every Friday night, she goes to Seven Sins with her friend Amber for a drink. She never scenes there, in fact, she’s never scened anywhere, but it’s a safe place for her to be. The first time she noticed Callan, she was drawn to him and hasn’t been able to shake that magnetic draw. Callan is everything her “boyfriend” Hudson isn’t.
There are all kinds of things going on in this book. All kinds of good, twisty, bad, twisted kinds of things. There is so much more than just Callan and Madison, but then again, there is nothing as important as Callan and Madison. When we first met Callan in Carrick’s book, I realllllly didn’t like him. I thought he was an asshole of epic proportions. I wasn’t sure how Dani would be able to redeem him, but I was looking forward to reading his book and finding out. Well, he’s still an asshole of rather grand proportions, at times, but getting into his head and finding out his POV and discovering what’s in his head really did help redeem him and turned me into a true Callan believer. Now Madison. Her I identified with a lot. I could totally understand where she was coming from and how she was feeling. There were a lot of things that happened that I completely understood why she did them. Dani has the skill of writing heroines that are both incredibly strong and incredibly vulnerable. It can’t be an easy thing to do, but it’s something that she does really well. I thought that Madison was an amazing character.
I knew Hudson was a slimy little git from the very first time that we saw him. I mean, just, what a fucking dickbag. From the first time he showed up, I wanted really, really, really bad things to happen to him. Really bad things.
I don’t know whether to feel sorry for Madison’s dad or not. Yeah, he did bad shit, but he was also kind of pushed into some of it, so… Yeah, I don’t know. I still suspect that he offed her mom or had her offed, but I’m just a suspicious person that way.
OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. I totally suggest that you read every single Dani Rene book in the world because they are that good. I love them all. So, go find them, and happy reading!