Stockholm Syndrome (Stockholm Syndrome, #1) - Richard Rider This is a love story like no other. There were moments when I had no idea what direction the story was going and had to refocus my attention, yes. Some might not be able to get past the slow pace in some portions and some might say there was too much sex, but I was forewarned of that and well, I'm definitely not complaining. xP But overall I remained completely fascinated and absorbed by the beautifully fucked up relationship between Pip and Lindsay, the entire crux of the story. Their relationship is utterly twisted, hilarious, damn hot, heartbreaking, surprisingly romantic, just the epitome of dysfunctional.

The book slows down from about 20% to 50% and this portion will most likely test your patience. However, if you're like me, you'll quickly become grateful and greedy for all these snatches of their daily interactions. Of course, just before things might start to become too complacent and you actually start to believe in the possibility of normalcy (stretching that definition vastly) for them, there is a shift in perspective to Pip's at the 80% mark. Then you are joltingly reminded again of how screwed up these two are no matter how weirdly right and perfect they may be together. And wow, what follows after is a fast-paced series of shocks and surprises that culminates in a cliff-hanger ending that is pushing me straight to book #2 and is the reason why I'm cutting this short to get a move on. There is no HEA or HFN at the end of this book and all I'm feeling is happy and anxious that the story is far from over.

From the blurb: "Stockholm Syndrome is an unconventional love story where opposites attract like bullets, Russian Roulette is foreplay, and a hand closed tight round your wrist is as good as an "I love you.."