“You seek havoc, but all you’ll end up finding is despair.”


Most fairy tales end with a happily ever after.

This is not a fairy tale. He is not her Prince Charming about to whisk her away into the sunset. This is a story about betrayal, lust, desire and, ultimately, revenge…

And revenge can only lead to one thing.


He was my stranger, my visitor, my shadow in the corner of my room. He stalked me, watched me, knew everything about me. But all I could do was sit and wait. I waited for him to visit me night after night. He was becoming my addiction, my craving, my obsession. He knew every inch of me, but I knew nothing about him.

His calls himself Lotus and, as crazy as it sounds, I think I’m falling in love.


I wanted to take her, possess her, dominate her, and ruin her. I wanted to ravish her, please her, and consume her until I couldn’t take much more of her.

She will want me to kiss her. She will want me to hold her all night so that she feels a connection with me. I would make it so that she would seek me out in the dark. The one that satisfies her ultimate fantasy. A stranger who sneaks into her room. Someone who gives her the ultimate pleasure, but also seeks to give her ultimate pain. Pain she has never had to endure. Pain that will eat away at her until there is nothing left.

She was my nemesis, I was her lotus. And payback was a bitch.



There are books that disturb you too much you end up giving them a five-star rating becaus you can’t believe that the author wrote something so indescribable that you just could not stop reading it.

I’ve come across a few of those books myself. This book right here is one of those books. I couldn’t process everything at once, but the suspense kept me reading on and on until I found that I was already at the last few paragraphs.

I can’t believe the suspense in this book. While it mainly concentrated on the deviant relationship between the hero and the heroine, at the back of the reader’s mind, he’d be asking himself who’s the real antagonist? Who was responsible for the hero hating the heroine so much?

The twists at the end was unbelievable. You may have had a feeling about who it was all along, but the revelation will still get your brain spinning. The ending was actually great. I get that many people were disappointed with how it was ended, but that was how this book was supposed to be – a dark story that is never going to be a fairy tale.

There is a second book, Redemption. I am excited to start reading it tonight. I hope that this book will satisfy more readers. Deviant was not supposed to have a second book. It was supposed to really end the way it ended. However people clamored for more, so I hope the second book will have the closure that I’m sure most of the readers out there are looking for. Personally, even if it never had a second book, I still loved the ending just the way it was.

Jaimie Roberts has successfully written a story that readers will not easily forget. It is a story that’s as dark and twisted as the hero, but it is also as hopeful and as unwavering as the heroine. Deviant is truly a book that will bother you and puzzle your mind. This is a testament to just how talented the author is. I know I will always be looking out for her books because she always delivers.


Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Deviant

Book 2 – Redemption




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