Vipers and Virtuosos – Sav R. Miller

From the second I saw her, I knew she’d be my ruin.
Sitting all alone at the bar, she looked like an angel.
Eurydice in human form; her beauty eclipsed by demons.

Now, I’m one of them.
The ghost she’s tried for years to escape.
Thinking I wouldn’t be able to find her.

But I never stopped trying, and now that I have,
Her past sins should be the least of her worries.

From the moment he saw me, I knew I’d ruin his life.
Alone at the bar, I dared the monster to come and play.
Orpheus in the flesh, with his sad songs and strange obsessions.

I became one of them.
The siren who calls to the darkest parts of him.
Only, I disappeared before he could act on it.

But now he’s here, 
and he wants me to repent for my sins.

I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

This book has me EMOTIONAL, okay? I spent the first 25% of the book grinning like a fool, the next 50% nervous and just completely absorbed in the tension between Riley and Aiden, and the last 25% crying. I’ve felt all of the emotions and I’m drained. Someone bring me chocolate.

I’m trying to think of the best way to put my feelings about this book into more words than that and I’m struggling. I loved the way that Aiden started out charming and got progressively darker as the book continued (understandably so, given the events that took place). He was dark, brooding and OBSESSED, which is something I’m coming to learn I love in romance. Seriously, the man gives new meaning to the phrase tortured artist, and I was all about it.

Riley’s pain and struggles poured through the page, and I really felt for her throughout the book. She matched Aiden in both darkness and brokenness and I loved the way that they came together slowly and healed each other in their own twisted ways.

Most importantly though…CAN WE DISCUSS DR KAL ANDERSON? I did not expect to see him playing such a prominent role in Riley’s store and I was thrilled to see him. Honestly, every time his name appeared on a page I squealed in delight. The man has a hold on me, okay? Give me more Kal, Sav. More more more.

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