An alluring and enthralling Romance that’ll have you drowning in it’s passion and darkness…

I’ve been in need of a Dark Romance fix for a while. Lately I seem to be filling my head with way too many rainbows and butterflies… I was in need of some balance before my brain started to do silly things that processed as girly giggles and starry eyes. All the sweetness was becoming too sickly. So, when my Kindle was blessed with Anne Malcom’s Still Waters I was obviously ready to Get Down with the Sickness… I love that song… so much – and, it actually would make a good soundtrack to this book. Anyway, I must remember to stick with the programme because Keltan and Lucy have kind of left me here there and everywhere… mentally, emotionally… just daaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.

Ok – I need to crack my knuckles before I get going – I don’t quite know what I was expecting. The only other book of Anne Malcom that I’ve read is Fatal Harmony and until a couple days ago I hadn’t realised that the Sons of Templar were a series. Man, my summer got so interesting that second and at the same time I’m panicking because how can I fit all these amazing guys into SIX WEEKS? I say amazing because so far every hunk that Malcom has created has been exceptional… delicious… mmmmmmm… Who needs sleep? Right? Anyway, Still Waters. Stick with the programme. The plot to this book is actually rather sophisticated, it’s not a carefree, easy read – on the contrary, you blink and you could miss something that ties you to the story. From the very beginning I was glued to my Kindle. Anne Malcom never even gave me a chance a snubbing this gloriously intense beauty. Firstly, Lucy is something out of this world. She has this feel to her where you’re on a level with her, but at the same time you’re kept at arms length and as her character progresses within the premise you get closer and closer to her. I’m not going to lie,there were times I wanted to cut the girl down because she needed to be shook and told to just go with it. It being Keltan. Keltan, Keltan… Keltan. This guy… FML… he’s hot. Obviously he’s all alpha and douche-y – but completely and utterly in a good way. He’s like the sweetest prick ever. And, yes, I know that technically that’s not possible because it’s a contradiction, but that’s exactly what he is. He’s pushy and demanding and in a way you want to tell him to back the hell up and know his place but at the same time you’re swooning because every action and word comes from of complete and utter goodness, kindness and love. The dynamics between he and Lucy are phenomenal and their push and pull has more tension than a couple of Rugby teams doing a a tug-of-war.

I am so in love with this gorgeous twosome. Anne Malcom truly deserves the literary equivalent of an Oscar for orchestrating these two. At times I was ready to just beat the crap out of the pair of them for being absolute twats to one another – because it’s a game of one up between Lucy and Keltan. However, there’s something to be said about an author who can do the whole tantric character thing on a reader. It’s one of the hardest things to do whilst keeping the reader interested and Malcom exceeded at keeping me flipping those pages as quickly as a rapper throwing cash around in a music video. 

The plot progression was flawless and back and forth between the present and the past was cunningly executed. That had the potential to really mess with the story in general and confuse the ever loving crap out of me – but again Anne Malcom had it locked down. The writing skill on her part is nothing short of amazing. I’m still kicking myself for not having read more of her books. There’s something to be said for a writer that can manipulate a reader so thoroughly that you feel as though you are a part of the story – and not in a fly on the wall sort of way. She puts you right in the eye of the flipping Bermuda Triangle and drowns you with every bit of the story. This lady slayed me.

I’m not quite sure where the Greenstone Security series will go after Still Waters, but I hope that we get a lot more of Lucy and Kelton. I need more fire in my furnace, cause with these two… well… you’re left so turned on that you’re burning inside out. I have the sneaky suspicion that the series will be made up of standalones centred around the members of the Greenstone Security Company, and in all honesty I am so intrigued by Luke and Rosie… and Heath. I want some of that one because he promises rough and wild… eeeeek!

This is one of those books that you feel like you need to re-read instantly if not because you don’t want to suffer through the book hangover, then because you want to make sure you didn’t miss anything. I am so going to be telling everyone about this one… it’s a cross between Cristin Harber’s Titan series and Joanna Wylde’s Reapers MC series  or indeed Malcom’s own Sons of Templer MC series. 

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About the Book

There’s a phrase: Still waters run deep.

But there’s more to it than that.

Because “still” doesn’t denote peace. Nor calm. Nor happiness.

It’s an illusion. It’s chaos.

The only way to handle chaos is to become it.

That’s what Lucy did. She created stillness out of the chaos tumbling inside her and called the most chaotic motorcycle club in the United States her family.

The Sons of Templar gave her chaos, friendship, family, danger and death.

But she wouldn’t want it any other way.

Then he came. The one who showed her that her handle on chaos was tumultuous at best.

Showed her how to stand still.

And how good it could be.

And how drowning in those waters comes as easy as breathing.

About the Author

Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth; then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again?

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Marta Aguiar
Written by Marta Aguiar
I'm a mid twenties mummy living in North London, a graduate in English literature and creative writing from the university of Aberyswyth in Wales. I love to bake, cook, read and watch films, and love spending time with my little toddler, Jasper, and our new addition, Mylo. I blog about our family life and my general interests, with the odd guest blog from my partner, Kayne.