Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: Broken Bonds #1
Publication Date: May 7, 2015
Criminal profiler Sadie Bonds knows blood. Her affair with the gruesome, dark world of killers began long before she started applying her analytical skills to investigate gory crime scenes. She gets inside the killers’ heads, breaks them down, relates to them on an arcane level. She prefers it this way—because it’s safer to ally herself with the villain than the victim. At least, that’s how she’s coped ever since she was abducted and tortured as a teen.
She will never be a victim again.
Now, she’s honed her skills in order to bring justice to these ritualistic offenders. Working alongside her colleagues, armed with sharp wit and a SIG, Sadie always catches her sadist. Until one ruthless serial killer gets inside Sadie’s head, turning the tables. He knows her secrets. Her obsessions. The darkest, most deviant part of her soul.
When she meets Colton Reed, dangerous stakes are raised as he threatens to unravel her control and reveal her darkest fantasies. The sexy-as-sin bondage rigger at an exclusive BDSM club pushes her boundaries, forcing her to acknowledge that side of herself she fears. Plunged into a realm of torture and suffering, pain and pleasure, Sadie balances on the razor-sharp edge of two intersecting worlds threatening to swallow her.
Passion and lust ignite. Dark and light battle. This explosive first installment of the Broken Bonds series sets the exhilarating pace for a cat and mouse game where no one knows who’s really pulling the strings.
Look at that cover! I love it so much. I knew I needed With Visions in Red as soon as I saw it. Then it got even better when I read the book description. A serial killer, bondage, and a profiler with her own darkness = hell yes!
We get three perspectives: Sadie, Colton, and the killer. Sadie Bonds has been through some series shit. Hold on, I’d like to take a moment to point out her name – Sadie Bonds. Sadie. Bonds. It’s a book revolving around sadism and bondage. Bwahaha … okay, enough of that. Anyway, she’s a profiler and has no problem delving into the darkest mind of a killer, but she struggles with the darkness in her own. I like Sadie and enjoyed watching her begin to explore that side of herself.
Then there’s Colton, he’s a character I couldn’t really get into. I didn’t dislike him or anything, he just felt a little silly at times. And his constant use of “goddess” was too much for me. I’m kind of picky about the guys, especially in genres like this, so there’s a good possibility others will love him.
I love when we get the unknown killer’s POV, even if it is only small glimpses. It always gives an extra dose of creepiness that I crave. I was expecting more of a mind fuck with this story, but it hasn’t reached that point for me yet. We are left with many questions, though, and I have my theories!
I really enjoyed With Visions of Red and found it to be a good first installment, but I do hope for a little more depth in the next one. It’s a fairly short book with a cliffhanger, so thank goodness the next one will be out soon.