Review: Sweetest Venom by Mia Asher

Posted April 7, 2016 by collecto in Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Review: Sweetest Venom by Mia AsherSweetest Venom by Mia Asher
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Published by Self Published on April 3rd 2016
Genres: Romance
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four-half-stars

Ronan
I fell in love with a lie …
She was beauty and destruction.
Kissing her was a tender song.
Fucking her, a wild poem.
Loving her, my downfall.
But she was mine.
Or so I thought.

Lawrence
I told her I wanted her body
and not her love.
I lied.

Blaire
One man offered me his love.
The other, the world.
I’m falling, falling, falling …
And there’s no end in sight.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Caro’s Review: 4,5 stars

“Sweetest Venom” is the sequel to the first book in this duet, “Easy Virtue”. This review may contain spoilers for book one, though I try to keep everything as spoiler-free as possible.

The story seamlessly continues in “Sweetest Venom”, where it ended in book one – with Blaire getting into a car with Lawrence. With Ronan as their driver. From there on out, this story took many twists and turns. But ultimately ended with one thing: Love. The characters all matured immensely in “Sweetest Venom” and I admired Blaire most of all. She really did a metamorphosis to a woman I can truly respect and I loved this book for it.

Often, I was bothered by the MC’s actions, there was a lot of heartbreak involved, and not only for the characters, but for me too. And although I wouldn’t call their actions immature, I couldn’t always understand them. In the end, I can say, that I changed my mind about whom she should end up with about a thousand times – but I was so happy with how their journey ended. Ultimately, Blaire found the most amazing kind of love there can be: The love for herself. There is a lot of truth in that saying “You can’t truly love someone, if you can’t even love yourself”. With everything that went down in book one, I never thought I’d say it, but I was really proud of the woman Blaire has become.

The only two points that bothered me, were first the fact, that one out of the three characters was really the loser in this scenario. It was a given from the start, that a decision would leave one of the three very unhappy in the end, but after everything we learned about them in “Sweetest Venom”, I was hoping for another outcome for him in particular. And I hope that the author will write a book about him in the future! I really hope so, it’s the least she can do for making me falling for him so hard LOL The other thing that really left me a bit unhappy is the ending. Don’t get me wrong, it was the perfect ending for this series and I was so glad that Mia Asher ended things the way she did – but I needed more! After spending so many hours with those characters, I would have given my left ovary for at least a few more pages into the future! And I know that this is not really Mia’s style (she obviously likes to keep the ending to the imagination of the readers), I really hold my breath for maybe a novella or an extended epilogue for “Sweetest Venom”. Pretty please?

All in all, I rate “Sweetest Venom” with 4,5 stars and can recommend this duet – “Easy Virtue” and “Sweetest Venom” – to everyone. It has been a hard pill to swallow at times and I shed a few tears, but in the end, I’m so glad to have been on this journey with Blaire, Ronan and Lawrence! Give this beautiful tale about love, forgiveness, trust, growth and believe a chance! :-)

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Vivian’s Review: 5 stars

“I’m falling, falling, falling …And there’s no end in sight.” –Blair. That was part of the synopsis for SWEETEST VENOM and I don’t think it could have been said any better. The entire time my heart felt like it was falling. Whether that was falling in love orfalling in pain, I felt it ALL! I LOVED this story with my whole heart, even though Mia shattered it with her venomous words and actions at times between the characters, but I know that each and every word was needed for these characters to develop and heal. Reading the journey for Blair, Ronan, and Lawrence was INTENSE, to say the least. You know that saying, “People come into your life for a reason”? Well I believe Mia was showing us how, even though these characters tore each other apart at times, they were meant to come together and rebuild each other in a sense. Unfortunately, in doing so, there had to be some tears and verbal “blood shed” along the way on all accounts. And because of those extremely heart-rending lows in this book, it made for a turbulently powerful story and it made the happier moments that much more breath-taking.

Jealously…
Anger…
Betrayal…
Lies…
Deceit…
Revenge…
Love…

All those elements were in this book. Blair, Ronan and Lawrence’s story needs to be breathed in and experienced on your own, so I am not going to go into detail about the storyline in fear of giving away too much and spoiling it for future readers. Just know that their story is not an easy one and revolves around all those factors I listed above. Mia Asher makes you fall in love with each of these complicated and complex characters one page at a time and leaves you speechless and craving more in the end.

This book was about reconciling and most importantly forgiving because in order for these characters to finally move on and open themselves up to love from others and themselves, they had to conquer their own tribulations. Will anyone find happiness in the end? Read to find out!

The conclusion to this duet was well worth the sleepless nights and exhausting emotions it evoked. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants be left feeling…feeling raw from all the emotions it produces in you from page 1 to the final page.

“There’s no room for logic when the heart is involved. To love is to lose all sense of reason.” –Lawrence.

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