Blog Tour & ARC Review - Sociopath by Lime Craven

23 Oct 2014

Currently out on 23rd October 2014!

The name's Aeron Lore. And you are...? Such a pleasure to meet you, sweetheart. Is that a southern accent? Gorgeous.

You fucking bitch.

Why so surprised? I control a billion dollar fortune. I control the news. Give me five minutes and I'll control you, too. If you could read my mind, you'd probably call me perverted. Unnatural. Manipulative. But I've learned to blend in, to be funny and charming. A predator in a designer suit.

I have no conscience. No shame in taking the things I want. And what I wanted was for Leontine Reeves to sell me her boutique tech firm so I could exploit the fuck out of it. Maybe exploit the fuck out of her, too, because desire haunts me in shades of scarlet, and I desire Leo most of all.

I never meant for this to be a love story. I fought it kicking and screaming, the same way Leo fought me. Now we're bleeding into each other, making a mess. A chaos. There's no control here. And what do monsters like me do when control leaves the building?

We attack.

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  "Pain is useless without pleasure. One highlights the other, and the tension that simmers between them is the sweetest lines to cross." 
When the word sociopath comes to mind, the first person that automatically pops into my head is none other than..


Yeap that's right I'm a Cumberbitch. Well *ahem* no shit Sherlock. 

Anyways. Sociopaths, psychopaths, serial killers, Dexter Morgan; they're all up my damn alley, I love to hate them and I hate to love them (except I really love Dexter). So it's no surprise that this book drew me in just by the title alone. 


Sociopath brings you into the mind of Aeron Lore, billionaire extraordinaire who owns Lore Incorporated, a renowned news corporation. Calm, controlling and manipulative, he believes he can win in any game he plays in. 

This time his latest acquisition? To own Leontine Reeves and her newly established tech company.
"I collect heart-shaped asses. They taste better when you bite them, see; bleed more, too, depending on where you go in. Leontine Reeves looks like a bleeder. Fuck, she's going to make me so much money."

Let's just say that Aeron Lore sure has one helluva twisted mind. The book is told entirely from his POV and we get glimpses of his past and present, which allowed us tap into his psyche and even back in his younger days, you’ll get the chills seeing what this man is capable of. I really enjoyed how the author wrote out his thought process; very manipulative & well thought-out and you can tell that he knows how to play his game well.

"I'm self-serving. Impulsive. I like to please myself, and my desires quiver like dominoes all set up and waiting for the right stroke to make them fall."
Another thing I enjoyed was how Aeron’s inner monologues felt like he was engaging with us, the readers which elevated the reading experience for me. As much as I was keen to see where this brilliant twisted mind would take us, I felt like I needed more than just his twisted thoughts. I mean, I love living inside his head but at some point I felt that he needed to start putting his money where his mouth is.

Leo's character was a bit fuzzy for me throughout the book; which ended up being a good and bad thing. Good because I can't tell what her exact deal is which intrigued me, but bad because this doesn't allow me to connect or embrace her character. Perhaps it would have been better to have little glimpses into her mind because at certain parts, I was a little confused by her change in behaviour/actions, which in turn also left me rather disconnected from Aeron/Leo's relationship.

"We are like a cut, aren't we? Everything between us just bleeds and bleeds."

Overall I felt the read had a really intriguing premise that had a great potential but was dragged out a little too long in some parts where I was expecting more action. The writing was decent with a lot of dry humor which I could appreciate and although it was a little draggy at times, I still found myself very engrossed with the read.

No doubt it still had its own personal twists; some I saw coming, some I did not. Sadly not just quite the mindfuckery that would blow me away. But for a debut novel, I still felt that Ms Craven did an amazing job writing Aeron’s dark twisted mind and had the story expanded more on his actions, it could have been a winner for me.

I would still recommend this read if you've ever wondered what it's like to be inside a sociopath's mind.

 ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


Author Bio:
I like dysfunction. Broken people who can't fix each other, but fit together because they're missing the same pieces. One of my favourite songs declares, "take the sinner down to feed desire," and that's my MO. I write dirty psychological thrillers with strong elements of dark romance.

I love antiheroes. Female characters who don't just accept their faults, but downright exploit them. No nice boys. No shame. Mindfuckery for all.

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