Review // Black Sheep by Alexa Harlowe & Brynne Weaver

June 22, 2022

Something about her is as inescapable as an imploding star. The more I try to avoid thinking of her, the more she's there in my head, and the more I'm convinced she'll destroy me if I get any closer. And maybe that makes the lure of her even stronger. Maybe I want to be shredded down to the last atom.

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Black Sheep by Alexa Harlowe & Brynne Weaver

Release - June 27, 2022
Genre - Dark Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat Level - 5 out of 5 / several explicit scenes / BDSM elements
Format/Source - eARC provided by the author
Length - about 250 pages
Publisher - Indie

Serial killer.

That’s not the first thing you’d think when you meet Bria Brooks.

She’s reserved. Polite. Charming, when she wants to be. But delve a little deeper. She’s cunning. Brilliant. Ruthless. Bria Brooks is not just a black sheep. She’s a wolf. And she has her heart set on a very elusive prize.

Caron Berger.

Trouble is, she’s not the only one.

Dr. Elijah Kaplan is also on the hunt for the enigmatic leader of the Legio Agni cult. Caron Berger is a phantom, and Eli is keen on catching the ghost. What he doesn’t need is a beautiful and brutal doctoral student haunting his steps. Especially not one who seems so breakable, or who tempts him to bend every rule until it snaps, or who calls to each of his darkest desires. No. He does not need that. At all.

When the pursuit of their elusive prey pulls these two hunters together, they find that their demons might not be so different after all. But just like bodies in a bog, secrets have a way of surfacing, and the ones that Bria and Eli keep are the deadliest kind.

As they draw closer to capturing their prize, can Bria and Eli harness their beasts before they destroy one another? Or will they learn that it’s not what you’ll do to win that matters, it’s what you’re willing to leave behind?

TWs: physical and emotional abuse, graphic violence, torture, swearing; explicit sexual content (consensual), BDSM, breath play

My Two Cents

4.5 "Killing never looked so good" stars

Slumps are the worst, amiright?! But when you come across a book that slaps you right out of it... I can't even explain how happy I am right now.

He's the man who follows all of the rules.
She's the woman who loves to break them...

The End.

There was obviously more to this story. Bria had survived something horrific and had made it her life's work to carefully construct mayhem, whittling down evil one person at a time. She was cool and calculating. Loyal and lethal. Girl was sexy AF.

There is strength in her beauty with her defined yet feminine jaw and her high cheekbones and her sharp stare that follows movement outside as though she might break through the glass to take her prey down.

Eli happened to be on her path to wreaking devastation and they connected in ways beyond anything I could have expected. And they were so sexy together. I'm talking combustible, scorching hot!

I've never been so feverishly consumed. I've never devoured like this in return, molding my lips to his, pressing my body to his, desperate to be closer. Desperate to burn.

This book had me quickly turning the pages, enjoying the heck out of its darkness.
➼ pseudo-revenge theme
➼ entertaining and engaging plot
➼ incredibly hot sex
➼ great chemistry between the characters
➼ I had no idea how it was going to end and I loved the surprise of it

Seriously... what more do you need to pick this one up?!

About the Author

Alexa Harlowe seems to be a new author and I haven't been able to find any details about them. However, if this is what they have to offer, I'll be staying tuned!

Brynne is a fan of velociraptors, the Alien movies (well, most of them), red wine, and wild adventures.

She can relate nearly anything you say to a line from the movie Hot Fuzz. She has been trying unsuccessfully for years to convince her husband that they should acquire a pet mink to add to their menagerie of animals (what could possibly go wrong with that plan?!).

Brynne has been everything from an archaeologist to a waitress, a deep-sea core analyst to an advertising account executive. For the last several years, she has been working in the field of neuroscience clinical research. Brynne has been writing since childhood and has published a non-fiction book under her real name, but she won’t tell you what it is unless you provide a live, fully trained velociraptor.

When not busy at her day job or writing, Brynne can be found working with her husband and their son on their family farm in Nova Scotia, Canada, or enjoying her other passions which include riding horses, reading, and spending time with family and friends around a raclette and a bottle of wine.

Find Brynne Weaver here:
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  1. oh yes slumps are the very worst!! I am happy to hear this book broke it, definitely a book I need to check out!

    1. Ooh I can't wait to see what you think of it! Thanks Renee xoxo

  2. This is kind of giving me a Mindf*ck series vibe with a female serial killer.

    1. I think I'm going to feel that way for all female serial killers from now on lol. ST Abby did a great job with that series. However, this story, aside from the female killer thing, is different and equally enjoyable :)

  3. I'm mad that you never told me about this book!! 🤣🤣 you had me at forbidden and female serial kiler

    1. YESSSS!!! Read it and I can't wait to see what you think of it 😘❤


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