Wednesday, April 03, 2024

#BookReview: Butcher & Blackbird (The Ruinous Love Trilogy, #1) by @brynne_weaver @zandoprojects

Synopsis: Every serial killer needs a friend. 
Every game must have a winner.

When a chance encounter sparks an unlikely bond between rival murderers Sloane and Rowan, the two find something elusive—the friendship of a like-minded, pitch-black soul. From small town West Virginia to upscale California, from downtown Boston to rural Texas, the two hunters collide in an annual game of blood and suffering, one that pits them against the most dangerous monsters in the country. But as their friendship develops into something more, the restless ghosts left in their wake are only a few steps behind, ready to claim more than just their newfound love. Can Rowan and Sloane dig themselves out of a game of graves? Or have they finally met their match? 

Butcher & Blackbird is the first book in the Ruinous Love Dark Romance trilogy of interconnected stand-alone dark romantic comedies. This dual POV novel ends on a HEA.


Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: 
While this book is not for the faint of heart, this was a riveting read from beginning to end. If you cannot stomach, some gruesome acts done by the serial killers, then I suggest you to opt out of this book. However, this book had me rooting for both characters from beginning to end. Even the side characters also play a major part without being overwhelming to the story, I found myself, not wanting the story to end. While it was a slow burn, I found that the time gaps did not leave us missing information which also helped with the enjoyable pacing of the book. This book had me laughing out loud at a few points. And the spice in itself was dark and sexy, I haven’t seen such quality, true dark spice written so well in such a long time. Thank you Brynne Weaver for such an amazing book. I cannot wait for Leather and Lark.


“This is so fresh and different. It’s like a funny, irreverent version of Dexter―only there’s two of them and sexual tension.” Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author of Yours Truly

"Brynne is a master weaver of words in this dark, decadent and delicious story of serial killers, sexy spice, and sensational fun! 
Butcher & Blackbird is one of my favorite reads of the year!" RuNyx, USA Today bestselling author of the Dark Verse series

"Hilarious, heartwarming, sexy . . . and gory. The perfect cocktail that will have you swooning and laughing. The funnest read of the year!" 
―H. D. Carlton, international and USA Todaybestselling author of Haunting Adeline

About the Author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author and TikTok sensation with works sold worldwide in over fifteen languages to date, Brynne Weaver has traveled the world, taken in more stray animals than her husband would probably prefer, and nurtured her love for dark comedies, horror, and romance in both literature and film. During all her adventures, the constant thread in Brynne’s life has been writing. With eight published works and counting, Brynne has made her mark in the literary world by blending irreverent dark comedy, swoon-worthy romance, and riveting suspense to create genre-breaking, addictive stories for readers to escape into.

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