Mad Man By Onley James
Book/Novel Author: Onley James
Book/Novel Title: Mad Man
Avi Mulvaney is many things. Son. Twin. Owner of the fashion label, Gemini. Murderous psychopath. Together, he and his brother, Asa, make one brutally efficient monster, ridding the world of predators who victimize the innocent. History proves Avi and Asa don’t do well apart, but their father has decided to test that theory.Felix Navarro knows exactly who he is. Baby brother. Fashionista. Vigilante. While he’s not happy that his big brother married a Mulvaney, the union has its perks. Like a paid internship with Gemini. But all good things come with a cost and, for Felix, that’s enduring Avi Mulvaney each day, which inevitably leads to thinking about him every night.Felix doesn’t like Avi. He’s cocky, condescending, overbearing, and inappropriate. He’s also sexy, brilliant, and twice as lethal as Felix. Still, Felix loathes him. Even if he keeps letting him kiss him. And touch him. Even if he slipped just once. It was still hate sex, and it would never happen again. Ever.Except, Avi’s being sent to help take down a dangerous crime ring and he’s ordered Felix to come along. Felix has vowed to stay strong. To remember he hates Avi. But they’re trapped together and there’s only one bed, and it’s so hard to hate Avi in the dark when he’s whispering how Felix belongs to him. Felix belongs to no man, but Avi is determined. He has one week to prove to Felix that he’s the exception to his rule. After all, who says no to a Mulvaney?Mad Man is a scorchingly hot, intense, enemies to lovers, psychopath romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a dirty talking, brutally vicious killer and a sharp tongued murderous fashionista who are both too stubborn for their own good. As always, there’s gratuitous violence, very dark humor, enough blood to film the final scene in the movie Carrie, and enough heat to melt your panties. This is book five in the Necessary Evils series. Each book follows a different couple.
I absolutely LOVED IT!!!! I had so much fun reading Avi and Felix’s story. I laughed so much and just loved the chemistry and bond between them. I loved learning more about the twins as well as Felix. You can not help but fall in love with every single one of them. The Mulvaney family is also very creative and though they bicker like family their bond is stonger than ever. I love the fact thay Zane and Felix gets along so well and that they bond and realtionship between the foir of then work so well together. I can not wait to see what happens next. Onley James well done on another amazong book.
I love all the Mulvany’s but Felix is just my favorite addition to the family! His confidence & even his sensitive side! The way he accepted Zane!! Loved it! And Avi was AMAZING to him, just what he needed!
I love this series, but this one was too gross for me in the torture/kill department. The kink was fine. If you were ok with Asa and Zane’s kink, you’ll probably be okay with Avi and Felix. I like this pairing. That’s one thing Onley James has done especially well in this series: matching her Mulvaneys with perfect, interesting, compelling partners. The Mulvaney men are all very different, too, although I sometimes have difficulty differentiating August from Atticus outside of their own books. I enjoyed watching—let’s face, it Calliope did all the work—the crew figure out how the men were related and discover who was behind the murder. POTENTIAL SPOILER: I did think James left a thread hanging with who the other potential victims were and how to handle them.
I don’t like Felix as much as the other spouses. He is perfect for Avi and they have mad chemistry but the self doubt seemed too much. I love having all the characters in the book and it didn’t take away from Avi and Felix’s story. The mystery of the week was good.
Well, here I am to spew my devotion to this series all over the internet again. I swear Onley somehow takes each book to an even better place than before. Avi and Felix have been on my brain since we got a small glimpse into them in Moonstruck. The emotional murder twin and the prickly fashionista. So. Good. I truly love how vulnerable Felix is. According to Noah, Felix is “a marshmallow wrapped in barbed wire.” That’s so true. He’s in love with Avi, but doubts that Avi could ever love someone like him. Except Avi does. Avi is so gone for Felix from the start. I loved when it talks about how insecure Felix is and how clingy he can be. Avi, simp to the extreme, is just like “be clingy, baby. I’ll give you reassurance 24/7 if you need it cause I love you and want to wake up next to you forever.” I also really love the dynamic between Avi/Felix and Asa/Zane. I loved that Zane and Felix are able to fill the emotional void that can be left from being in relationships with psychopaths. It’s also fascinating to see the dynamic between Avi and Asa. They’re “mirror twins” so where Asa is logical, Avi is emotional. Asa is a sadist. Avi is a masochist. Onley finds a way to make each brother unique and I just respect her so much as a writer for this. It’s fascinating. Also, and I say this with my whole chest, the next two books in the series are going to blow me away, I just know it. Can’t wait to read about Archer and Aiden/Thomas!!
Since Atticus and Jericho I have wanted to see Felix and Avi, this book delivered. Sweet, murdery goodness cover to cover.