Toxic (Denazen #2)

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When a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez’s problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice–surrender to Denazen for the cure…or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve being bagged and tagged–or losing someone she loves–Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there’s a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there’s any hope of proving Jade’s guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead…-Goodreads

Toxic is a book filled with angst from the first page to the very last. Dez and Kale are growing in their relationship and spending time coming to terms to all of the drama that has happened to them. Dez finally has her mom back in her life and just when you think things might start going their way shit starts getting real. One of the most important twists of this book is Dez is losing her immunity to Kale’s touch. Now she cannot kiss or touch him without a violent reaction. Kale is determined to not hurt Dez and to figure things out but then you have the addition of a new character that is immune to Kale’s touch:

Jade. I HATED her from the moment she stepped on  the scene and so did Dez.

“So what’d we miss?” Jade pulled a chair from the next table and wedged it between Kale and Dax.
“We were just about to vote you off the island,” I said, stirring my coffee.
“You’ve got my vote,” Kiernan said enthusiastically, glaring at Jade.

She is manipulative, and basically begging Dez to beat her down.

What I most liked about this book was how you could relate to Dez’s emotions. She’s so in love but she’s insecure, she’s scared.

“This is how it was with Kale. So easy to lose myself. Let all the walls down and forget about everything. He really was everything to me. My beginning and end.”

You really feel what she is feeling the whole book. And Kale ❤ he is a beautiful soul.

3.5 stars*

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