Cursed Ecstacy, the second book of the Cursed series by T.H. Snyder is really just the continuation of Cursed Love (Cursed...more Hotness Rating 3 out of 5
Cursed Ecstacy, the second book of the Cursed series by T.H. Snyder is really just the continuation of Cursed Love (Cursed #1). In this book we get to know more about Dault, but it is also the continuation of Lincoln and Jo's story.
Daulton loved his mother with everything his young little heart could give. Sadly none of that was enough to save her from a psycho husband. He's all grown and owns a tattoo shop with his best friend, but the tragedy that happened all those years ago has forever shaped his life. He's formed no attachments other than the ones he has to his best friends Lincoln and Jo. Now, he's reliving the night that changed his life only the players are different. Lincoln, Jo and Etty are all in the hospital because of a gunman and he feels helpless. The only thing he knows for sure is this is all Etty's fault. If she hadn't brought her secret life to their doorstep his best friends wouldn't be fighting for their lives from a hospital bed.
It's been years since Etty has had a shoulder to lean on, but that's exactly what Lincoln has been for her. For the first time in way too long she finally had a friend. She would never do anything to hurt him or Jo, but that's exactly what she did. It wasn't on purpose, but she stills blames herself. So, when Daulton lets her know exactly what he thinks of her she doesn't defend herself. Her orderly steps up and gives her the support she needs since her life is falling apart. Christian has an attraction to Etty that he can't ignore, but fate isn't typically kind to him.
Daulton made me so mad throughout a lot of this book. I know he was hurting and I know bad memories resurfaced, but the way he just threw Etty to the wayside broke my heart. It's a testament to Ms. Snyder that by the end of this book I was totally team Dault. Christian made me sad, but with yet another cliffhanger ending I'm not sure if I should be mad at him or not.
Once again, Ms. Snyder is the cliffhanger queen, but this time I am left waiting for the rest of the story. It's killing me!
Cursed Love is the first book of the emotion-packed Cursed series. I'm not typically a fan of New Adult, but T.H. Snyder sure...moreHotness Rating 3 out of 5
Cursed Love is the first book of the emotion-packed Cursed series. I'm not typically a fan of New Adult, but T.H. Snyder sure can write and has made a fan out of me.
On the outside it looks like Lincoln had the perfect life, but to a young boy it was stifling. One night he snuck out of the house and witnessed a horrible tragedy that forever changed his life. Now, he's an adult and those nightmares still haunt him. To get by he buries himself in meaningless sex and the art that he creates with every tattoo he does at Cursed Magic the tattoo shop owned by he and his best friend Dault. He's lucky to have a few really good friends, but he seems to be hurting them at every turn lately.
Jo has worked as Linc's receptionist at Cursed Magic since he's owned it. She's also loved him just about as long. She's kept that little secret to herself and let Linc believe that their little arrangement as sex buddies only was a mutual choice. Until now. She couldn't hide it anymore and she just told him. He wasn't a complete jerk about it, but he made it clear he didn't share her feelings. With no other options, there was no way she could face him everyday after this, she left.
Etty has escaped the horrible nightmare that has been her life for the past couple years. She's on the run and it seems that the perfect apartment and job has fallen into her lap. It seems there is an opening for a receptionist at Cursed Magic and the owners of the shop have an apartment open, as well. Could her life finally be working out?
This is the first book I've read that I really wasn't sure which woman I wanted the hero to end up with. I loved Jo and felt that she was the right woman for Linc, but Etty was a great girl and I adored her, too. It all works out perfectly in the end and Ms. Snyder did an excellent job with this.
Fair warning: Huge Cliffanger. T.H. Snyder is the cliff-hanger queen and I want to be mad at her for it, but I enjoy these characters so much I'm willing to overlook it. :)