"Once upon a time, there was a naïve and innocent girl who thought she could tame the beast and live happily ever after. But the beast did not want to be tamed, for he was a beast and beasts care not for such things, and the girl died along with her dreams."
Gavin Mecozzi is one psychopath you will never forget.
He's intense and alluring, quiet and unpredictable.
His dark thoughts are captivating and repulsive.
He's deranged, but you're drawn to his eery charm and intelligence.
"I feel I could kill. I feel that I might like it. And I know that this should scare me. But it doesn't. It excites me."
The object of his obsession is Valerian Kimble.
Hunting her is a game he plans to win.
His knowledge of chess lays the foundation for his strategy.
Each piece threads his moves.
"Can you feel the ties that bind us? Can you feel them tightening? Because I can, and they're so tight that I can scarcely breathe."
In book one you'll learn just how crazy he is. ✰✰✰
In book two you'll see exactly what he's capable of. ✰✰
In book three you'll realize he's a lost cause. Or is he? ✰✰✰✰
"The villains were always ugly in books and movies. Necessarily so, it seemed. Because if they were attractive—if their looks matched their charm and their cunning—they wouldn't only be dangerous.
They would be irresistible."