Poison Tongue (Steph’s Review)

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Title: Poison Tongue
Author: Nash Summers
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Levi Bell can see a person’s soul just by looking into their eyes. In Monroe Poirier’s eyes, he sees the devil himself.

When Monroe moves back to the small Southern town of Malcome, Levi is repelled by the darkness of the stranger’s soul. But Levi is cursed to love things dark and wicked, and he’s seduced each time he looks into Monroe’s eyes—and drawn to the swamp behind the old Poirier house.

As strange occurrences begin to happen when shadows and visions visit him in the night, Levi sees a flicker of something good in Monroe’s soul. But the need to submerge himself in the swamp’s murky waters grows stronger as Levi’s desire for Monroe becomes unbearable.

In his struggles to help Monroe save his soul, Levi will have to decide if it’s worth losing his own.

So, I started reading this late at night; like really late. I’m by myself in the dark, and being sucked in by the authors well scripted story. Scene after scene is unfolding in my head. The further I read, I start feeling anxious. Honestly, while I’m reading this book all I can think about is the movie The Skeleton Key with Kate Hudson. I’m not going to lie that movie really freaked me out. Needless to say I stopped reading, huddled under my blanket and eventually fell asleep. So, let’s just say I only read this during the day. 

I really, and I mean really enjoyed this book. With that said, there is a little bit of a lull for me in Chapter 2, but soon after that it was like I fell down the rabbit hole only to come up once I finished the book. Set in Louisiana, in a small town called Malcome, is where we meet Levi and his family. Each has involvement in the paranormal world in some way. We are also introduced to his best friend Ward, which has great importance to the story. We then meet Monroe Poirier, when he ends up moving back to town into his childhood home. This causes the community to become uneasy. Understandably so, since something unforgettable happened there and the community does not want to be reminded of the past.

Soon after Monroe comes back to town he catches Levi’s attention. Both are drawn to each other; Levi to Monroe’s darkness, and Monroe to Levi’s light. The chemistry between the two MC’s slowly becomes palpable. As the story progresses, unexplainable things happen to both characters, which draws them closer together. It soon becomes Levi’s mission to save Monroe from the darkness that resides within him. To do this, he must delve into Monroe’s past to find the answers needed to set him free.

Let me just say, that the author does a great job wrapping the story up for us. In my opinion, it truly is a well written book and had me captivated to the very end!

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Galley copy of Poison Tongue provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.

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