Book Review: Luca by Gina Whitney



“Anger is like a thorn in the heart…the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.” ~Luca

Pyromania is an impulse control disorder [1] in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, [1] in order to relieve tension or for instant gratification.

Damon Luca, or Luca as they called him. I thought of him more as Damien, the fucking devil within these walls that now is my life. Dark, broody, and deadly to any woman. Mind-blowing, soul-shaking, raw sex appeal. He was a tall statured boy with broad shoulders and a pair of green eyes that set my soul on fire. His inky black hair framed his hard, chiseled features. He had the type of body that had no business being on a seventeen-year-old. I knew that once he fully developed, he’d be nothing short of drop-dead gorgeous. As I said…deadly on the eyes…and dangerous for your heart.

My name is Allison. I met Luca through an unfortunate event when we were younger. I’m now twenty-four, and this is my story. My fucked up life. It’s not a pretty one. Then again, the most interesting ones aren’t…are they? This isn’t your usual love story. Anything but. There are no blue skies, rainbows, or unicorns. Only him…my own personal arsonist. He had the ability to set my panties on fire, leave my body smoldering, and turn my heart into burning embers. He scared the hell out of me, made me feel. He opened my eyes to the world of twisted love. But love no less. This scary, beautiful man stole my heart from a young, tender age and refused to give it back. Here’s our story…

This story is deep, dark, and deals with real scars and growth because of them.


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4.5 star review

My name is  Allison, I was set away to deal with the unfortunate events that occurred that turn my life upside down and from light to dark.  This is where I met him. Damon Luca, or Luca is in for deliberately starts fires. His green eyes set my soul on fire.”deadly on the eyes…and dangerous for your heart.” 
Seven years later, I’m twenty-four, I can’t stop thinking of him. It’s only ever been him…my own personal arsonist. “He had the ability to set my panties on fire, leave my body smoldering, and turn my heart into burning embers.”  This scary, beautiful fire starter stole my heart years ago and I never got it back. 
I loved the story. Luca has a twisted way of loving Allison that I just don’t get, but love. Allison holds hope of a reunion with her love who set her afire. I was hooked quickly because its a different story and I wanted to see where the story led. I felt so bad for Allison and what happened that led to her meeting Luca. But Luca is a different type of alpha man but I love his twisted way he loves her. It makes me what to understand him better and figure out why he does what he does and the way he ticks. This is a very dark and twisted love story. 
This was a great story but what I found difficult is the writing style. Many things were implied and I had to really focus or I missed something. There was a few times I had to question what was being implied. But regardless, It was an amazing story that ends in a cliffhanger and I am broken and want more. I want Allison to have everything she dreamed of and I hope she gets that. I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars.