Havoc Volume 1

Romance - Contemporary
210 Pages
Reviewed on 04/08/2018
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Oblivious by TC Fleshman is the first volume in the Havoc series, a book that looks at the mind of a woman bent on revenge. But how did Lilliana Benson come to this point where notoriety becomes very attractive to her? Lilly has been waiting ten years for her breakthrough in her acting career, but she quickly understood that success in this business depended on who one knows. The men she’d thought would help her have devalued her and set her up for failure, and she can’t take any of it. Fame she will get, and she will get it on her own terms. Her scheme is pretty simple: manipulate the men who’ve hurt her in the business and make them fall in love, capture every aspect of their meanness and dirty secrets on film, and show them to the world. Her most prominent targets are Dominick Spencer and Charlie Carter.

This is a great story that explores the psychology of revenge and the lengths to which the desire to get even combined with the lust for fame can drive an individual. I don’t know how this happens, but somewhere, hidden in the center of my heart, was a kind of satisfaction at the course Lilly had taken, because there are people out there in show business who break lives, frustrate dreams, and use beautiful women, and sometimes one feels such people should be exposed.

I enjoyed the insights the author gives readers of what takes place behind the scenes in the acting industry. Although Lilly is the monster in the story, she comes across as genuine and represents the pain borne by many people who can’t get into the limelight because there is no one to stand up for them. In her character, the reader sees a hurt and broken woman, and the author conveys the message that broken and hurt people break and hurt others. The writing is gorgeous and crisp, and it captures powerful images and symbols. Oblivious is engrossing, dark and delectable. TC Fleshman creates a monster in Lilly, but one that readers can’t help following.