ARC Review: PREACH by Stylo Fantôme

November 08, 2018

Preach by Stylo Fantome
Release: 11.09.2018
Genre: Dark Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat: 3
Part of a series - Church #2

A shattered woman.

A changed man.

Church Logan wanted to kill someone, and Emma Hartley wanted to die - they were a match made in hell.

But one little cut, a pint or two of blood, and suddenly everything between them is different.

Are they still destined for greatness? Or has the darkness finally eclipsed them and torn them apart?

Looks like it's time for Church to practice what he preaches.

Ignition, meet explosion.

warning: if you have triggers - this story will touch on a lot of them. This book is a dark romance, 85,000+ words.


I honestly had no clue what I was getting into when I started book two of the Church duet. Aside from knowing how the previous book ended and anticipating where I'd find both Church and Emma, I was at a loss as to how this author would further twist my mind with this couple. And twist my mind she did!

Emma was right where we left her, making trouble for herself and pretending to be someone she definitely wasn't. She was just as lost as ever, leading me down the rabbit hole of her delusional mind. She was ready to reclaim her life, but she had no life. It was like an infinite loop of nonsense. Her internal thoughts drove me nuts, leading me to affirm my intense dislike of her, but she was entertaining nonetheless.

"You once told me to embrace myself, to be okay with my darkness. I think it's time for you to practice what you preach." - Church

Church, who was the life of the party in the previous book, was still his cold and charming self. This classic manipulator, this man who seemed more aware of everything around him than anyone else, he who played Emma like a puppeteer, was a little lost himself. But he believed that he had everything under control. That he alone could dictate and shape destiny. Maybe he wasn't wrong?

She used me to feel loved. I used her to feel control.
Could anything ever be that perfect again?
I'm guessing no.
But I bet it could be better.
With just a wink here, and a nudge there, and we could be so much better.

I'm still in love with the way that Church loved Emma. I didn't like the girl, but he gave her everything he had to give. Shoot, he changed so much about himself just to suit what she would like. I don't think she really deserved him, but that's just me.

As for some of the predictions I made from the last book, I was so glad to find out I was right! I knew there was more to a certain character than met the eye! As unassuming and as bland as Jerry was, there was so much going on underneath. The man had layers and I only wish there was more time spent on his components. He was freaking awesome!

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