Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Deadly Sugar
Author: Ofelia Gränd
Series: Deadly Sugar #1
Genre: MM Horror
Length: 62 Pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: October 10, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: After six years of a relationship going nowhere, Jett has moved away to start over. Maybe his new neighbour David can help distract him from the ache left by his ex’s absence.
David on the other hand has a whole root cellar full of lovers. He doesn’t need another one. And no matter what treats Jett offers, David knows nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
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Review: Not. What. I. Was. Expecting!
I finished this short story with a stunned expression on my face and thoughts of “WTF did I just read?” rambling through my mind. For some oddball reason, I was expecting a funny Halloween campfire ghost story that kept you on the edge of your seat until someone says “Boo” and you realize it was all a game. Well, someone said Boo alright, but there was no game and the ending was mind boggling.
David has a thing about fat and sugar being evil, enough of an issue to take matters into his own hands…and home. Jett is his new neighbor, a neighbor who is committed to finding the perfect sweet concoction to impress his surly neighbor. Jett is on the outs with his Ex and living on his own for the first time and is lonely. He just wants a friend. Too bad that new friend in his sights is a psycho.
I was not ready for this story. I still have no idea why I thought it would be a miscommunication, and wacky love affair, but believe me when I say it was not any of those things. What we have here is a horrific tale of kidnapping, forced starvation, rape (all off page and insinuated), and murder. And I loved it for the most part. I kept waiting on the punch line, but when the book was over, it finally sunk in that there was no traditional happy ending…for David.
Still, I can’t wait to read the sequel, because that ending was a real doozy.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*