Saturday 21 May 2022

Book Review: The Wicked and the Willing by Lianyu Tan (FF PNR)

Title: The Wicked and the Willing
Author: Lianyu Tan
Publisher: Shattered Scepter Press
Publication Date: 13 May 2022
Pages: 407
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: FF PNR
Source: ARC via NetGalley

1927, colonial Singapore

Monsters don’t scare Gean Choo. And there are monsters aplenty among the Europeans on sultry Singapore island, all of them running away from something—or someone.

When she starts her new job as a lady’s companion, she can’t imagine falling for the impassioned, demanding mistress of Ambrosia Hall, nor the gruff, brooding woman who serves as her lady’s majordomo.

The latter holds her heart; the former, her body, blood, and loyalty.

Both want her. 

Both need her.

And one of them will die for her. 

The Wicked and the Willing was a solid, dark FF paranormal romance story. And when I say dark, I mean it, so this will not be a book for everyone, since it comes with plenty of warnings. The story and characters captured my interest right from the start and held it until the end. The only reason it took me so long to get through this book was lack of reading time and tiredness this past week, and is no reflection on the book itself. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the author gave us a 'choose your own ending' option as the story concluded. I read both, and each was compelling in its own way. I believe a third take is even available as a short story if you sign up to the author's newsletter. I had good fun reading this book and would definitely read more from this author in the future.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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