Tracy Lorraine has managed to make every book in the Maddison Kings University series better than the previous, but she obliterated all of that with The Devastation You Reap.
Macie is quiet, much more innocent than others her age, but in other ways it’s clear she’s seen some of the darkest humanity has to offer.
Macie was quiet, but when she was nervous it was like her filter malfunctioned and all the things she wouldn’t have said spew out of her mouth, sass and sarcasm, a sensual intrigue stirred once meeting Leon.
Leon has captivated me, an air of mystery that has surrounded him since he was introduced, and a more prevalent darkness than any of the others. He was more than a cocky football player, he was drowning in secrets, he was keeping his head above water by allowing the darkness inside of him to fuel a plan of retribution.
Leon and Macie shared a zealous chemistry from their first interaction. On the outside Leon and Macie appeared to be polar opposites, but below the surface they shared a deep-seated connection that made it clear that their fate was sealed many years before.
Macie had been alone in life for many years, and even keeping friends an arm’s length away, but it felt as though Leon becoming a part of her life was as natural as breathing. Their sensual explorations were volcanic. It felt as though Macie really began to embrace parts of herself that was just beginning to find in herself.
Buried secrets never stay buried, and when that happens, devastation rips everything they thought to shreds. The intense emotions that bleed through the pages from Macie and Leon are painful, heartbreaking, and every single one slayed me.
The Devastation You Reap is unequivocally a top dark read of 2021. An ardent blend of deep-seated chemistry, a decadently dark alpha-hole, a heroine that gets sassier on every page, dark and twisty to the nth degree, and blazing levels of steam.