♡𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒚 𝑳𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝑼𝒈𝒍𝒚 𝑻𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒔 𝑫𝒖𝒆𝒕 #2♡
𝑩𝒚: Natalie Bennett
𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒓𝒆: Contemporary, Dark Romance, Dark Romantic Suspense
𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒆: December. 11, 2019
Obsession. Heartbreak. Turmoil.
That’s how this story begins
Cracked facades slowly expose everything we hid from the other.
All the pretty lies bleed into ugly truths.
He doesn’t exist.
And Nova Markov?
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♡𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝑶𝒇 𝑨 𝑩𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒑𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘♡
❝𝐻𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑢𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑙 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑡 “𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒”. – 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑦 𝐶𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑖𝑘❞
⭐️⭐️⭐️𝟏/𝟐 𝑶𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈: Sick Remedies by Natalie Bennett is book two of the Pretty Lies, Ugly Truths dark romance duet and the conclusion of Rhett and Nova’s story. Anyone who follows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of Natalie Bennett, she is the Queen of Dark and I have loved everything she’s put out and the majority of those releases were all 5-star reads for me, including Sweet Poisons. But with Sick Remedies… I liked it, but I just couldn’t LOVE it.
❝𝐻𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑓 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑒 𝑜𝑘𝑎𝑦, 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑒. 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡, 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛’𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑, 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒.❞
I HATE to do this, I really do. As I said, Natalie is the Queen of Darkness, she has a crazy, dark, and twisted imagination that usually makes for some amazing dark and delicious characters… but I wasn’t feeling it with this one. Rhett and Nova are actually pretty tame compared to what I’m used to from Natalie.
❝𝐻𝑒’𝑠 𝑎 𝑑𝑟𝑢𝑔, 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛.❞
As far as the plot, even though it seemed like there was a lot going on, it was like nothing ACTUALLY happened. I know that probably doesn’t make sense but it is what it is. I tried to understand that other characters would be getting books to so I’m sure more of the never-ending questions will be answered then but I’m just still so damn confused. After reading Sweet Poisons readers were left with LOTS of questions that I assumed most of which would be answered in book two, Sick Remedies, so I was okay with that. It added to the suspense. But now that I’ve read Sick Remedies I feel like I STILL have no answers to any of those questions. I’m just as confused as I was when I finished book one. 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
❝𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟. 𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑠𝑝𝑙𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒. 𝑁𝑜𝑣𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑎 𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑟, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟.❞
I know that a couple of the secondary characters will also be receiving their own stories, I’m pretty sure as of now there are at least another two books, so I’m HOPING that maybe the story will become a little clearer once we get everyone’s story. I still would have liked to have had a bit more answered between this duet, But with all that said, I’m still a huge Natalie Bennett fan and I’ll still be reading Emery and Callum’s book next, Sweet Nothings.
❝𝑆ℎ𝑒 𝑢𝑛𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑜𝑠. 𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛’𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑡, 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑠ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑐.❞
🔥🔥 𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒎 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓 𝟐/𝟓: As far as the romance/steam factor, this one was actually kind of low for me. Sweet Poisons was HOT, but with Sick Remedies, it felt like everything was just more rushed and because of that, the depth between Nova and Rhett didn’t feel as strong this time around. I just didn’t FEEL it between them as much as I did in Sweet Poisons.
❝𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑎 𝑓𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑦𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒. 𝐼’𝑚 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑜, 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠. 𝐸𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢. 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑎𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛.❞
🌪🌪 𝑪𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝑾𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝟐/𝟓: Not exactly a cliffhanger… Yes, there is a “happily ever after” for Rhett and Nova, but there are several secondary characters that still have stories to tell and several questions that are still unanswered.
❝𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑎𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑠ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒.❞
⚠️ 𝑻𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝑾𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. If you would like to know more about what those are, feel free to DM me!
❝𝐵𝑢𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠; 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑟𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒. 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼’𝑚 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑜𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠, 𝐼’𝑙𝑙 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢.❞
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𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.
When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.
Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.