So, it’s taken me a few days but I’ve finished Havoc by Debra Anastasia, not because it was bad because it was bad ass, but because I had to stop twice because my husbutt is a whiney baby and needed me.

HavocI named myself. I took the word Animal out of their mouths, wore it like a badge of honor then shoved it down their throats. I’ve fought for what I have. I see you coming, before you even know you want a piece of me. In a city riddled with warring families, I’ll rise up between them. My people, the broken souls I gather will have power by the time I’m done with them.

I protect mine.

Him. My brother, Nix.

Her. The girl that is the only home I’ve ever had. She knows me.

I’m coming at you, Sweetness. Stay ready.

This book is not my typical go-to read but I am glad I read it. The book follows the life of Animal (seriously this is his name) and his friend to lover T. The lives of this unlikely pair make Annie’s Hard Knock Life look like a cake walk. I felt like I was in a gangster crime boss movie the entire time I was reading it. The sex and clubs, money and drugs, pimps and hoes all take a backseat to the love between Animal and T that I didn’t see coming but when it came I was like, WHOA!

Animal is the man and when you get to the sex scenes… Holy-Blownout-Vagina Batman!! I mean the guy is 6’8″ tall with a peen the size of a tree trunk. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but you get my point. I love how protective Animal is of everyone, and although he’s had a very rough life he never lets that be the reason he’s an asshole.

T is so badass that I loved when she was on the page! She is like Uma Thurman from Kill Bill and I found myself super excited when she was kicking ass. She didn’t verbally speak much but the chapters told from her pov were my favorite until the switch. I can’t tell you what exactly that means without ruining the story, but I will say that that is what made me go from 4.5 to 3.5 stars. I felt like “resolution” and HEA came out of nowhere. Like these aren’t my gangsta characters I just spent 80% of the book falling in love with.

So, there you have it, folks. Havoc is a damn good read if you love this type of story. I give it a 4.5 until 80% and a 2.5 for the rest which in my sketchy ass math equates to a 3.5 kick-ass story.

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