TOXIC by HJ Bellus & Kathy Coopmans is LIVE on ALL PLATFORMS!
I’m toxic. She’s pure. I can’t stay away.
I saved a life by taking another. It throttled me into a vortex of endless darkness with booze and sex as my only solace.
Maria Richards brought light back into my life even through my drunken haze. For weeks, I treated her like trash. Felt guilty as hell the moment I left her bed and breakfast.
Life has a funny way of bringing back your past sins. A second chance with Maria stumbles in my path. It’s time to right my wrongs and be the man I burn to be.
I’ve never believed in redemption, and now it’s my only hope.
I've said it before and I will say it again. These authors kill it! This dynamic duo will have you on the edge of your seat and in some ways- sanity! I am a fan of each individually. And when they get together, I can't stop squealing.
Toxic is a story I was desperate to read. If you've read Full Contact, you know where I'm coming from. My favorite Diamond is a mess. As a fan from the Syndicate days, it's hard to see a man I have loved turn into this utter mess. It's hard to see him and not want to fix him. Unfortunately, Alex's demons are his own. Instead of fighting them, he is letting them win.
Enter Maria. At perhaps the absolute worst time in his life, Alex meets the sassy siren. It isn't meant to be because, let's face it, any self-respecting woman doesn't find falling down drunk attractive.
But this story doesn't end there (duh, it'd only be 5 pages...give or take)! No things have a way of happening when you least expect them.
With a pull that seems to be as deep as the marrow in their bones, Alex and Maria can't seem to step away from each other. The chemistry is scorching. The dilemma is stomach twisting. The need is soul deep.
There's no way to avoid the Toxic if you have forever in your sights.
Sigh...swoony, ridiculously giddy sigh!
I am a huge Alex supporter. I was destroyed watching him fall apart. It hurt to know how badly his actions affected him. Knowing it was needed but still hurting, sums up Alex's entire existence...outside of the bottle. Seeing his story play out is a balm to an aching heart! Don't be fooled though, this is no fairytale!
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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I always think that a good collaboration is when the reader has no idea who has written what part which is the case with this book.
Alex and Maria are two strong stubborn characters who butt heads from the moment they meet. After a brutal encounter Alex is drowning, coming to terms with his actions is pushing him to drink and women. Maria is like a boomerang he can't get rid of her or stop thinking about her.
I enjoyed this story and the characters, it's emotional and fun with lots of fun sexy times too.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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