[Review] Kandiland by T.L. Smith


He was forbidden, my boss and incapable of loving me.

People talked about him, whispered about him in passing.

He was the king of his town.

And I was a visitor.

I was by no means a smart girl. Never loved with my head, always with my heart.

That fact alone almost killed me once.

I should have listened the second time around.

But the king of this small town, had me starving. Had me craving his taste.

My name is Kandi, and he called me his Kandiland.

The king declared I was his medicine, and with each dose, he became better and better.

He was the perfect liar.

And I was his perfect Kandi.

Together, we were explosive, and toxic in every way.



Dark and intense …

Well that was completely unexpected…the blurb had me anticipating a hot forbidden boss/employee romance….. but of course I should have known that with this author it would be so much more….what I actually got was a tale of loss, deceit, love and desire… and I was enthralled…

The prologue is the first shocker… only two pages turned and I was already invested in Kandi as her world irrevocably falls apart around her…. I am amazed at how much emotion the author was able to engender in such a short space of time…. in addition she masterfully created an authentic and detailed landscape….evoking the sights, sounds and smells of the imagined world with her words alone…

The story is told, almost exclusively, through the eyes of the two main characters….Kandi is quirky and sassy, and she is a perfect foil for the brooding, sinister alpha antihero that is Huxley… the sexual tension between these two is palpable; but with so much baggage and too many secrets their challenges seem insurmountable…. the supporting cast is also worthy of note…filled with an array of diverse and fascinating characters

This is an intense, erotic romance, which took me on an emotional and at times shocking journey….A compelling story that once read is impossible to forget…


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