Mayhem (Twisted Hearts Love Story #2) by Autumn Sand was a pretty okay read, full of drama, romance, and heavy feels.
My first read from this author, I went in with an open mind as this book is a little out of my comfort zone. The plot line was good, the opening was a right kick to the feels, what a heavy way to start a book. I have to say, I don’t know if it that was the right choice. Not that is wasn’t well written or interesting, it just sets a specific heavy tone for the book, and moving onto that 10 year later, the tone shift didn’t unfortunately, work for me.
Now the MC’s weren’t bad but I did have a problem with Tick at the start. His first meeting with Cyma wasn’t, for me, all that connecting or, good. Yeah sure he saved her and all, but hell, afterwards he was acting worts then the thugs. He was drooling over her, right after the poor girl had a traumatic experience. I don’t know what the author was going for, but I personally found it creepy and it left a bad taste for Tick.
Moving forward, I fell more into this read, and when the plot picked up, things got interesting, and intense. The writing is hooking, and despite my misgivings about Tick at the start of the book, I couldn’t stop reading. The plot elements were great, and the ending was sweet, bringing the story full circle. It was nice to see, and it help redeemed Tick.
Overall this book is a recommendation from me, and take my stamp of approval that you my like all the things I didn’t, but as I have said, the story itself is great, just needs a little find tuning.
-Review by @eawalsh