Official Review: Chameleons by Onyx Gold

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Official Review: Chameleons by Onyx Gold

Post by ritah »

[Following is an official review of "Chameleons" by Onyx Gold.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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There is more than meets the eye in Onyx Gold’s steamy romance novel, Chameleon. Everyone isn’t what they seem, and everyone isn’t who they say they are. What begins as a sweet romantic encounter becomes complicated. On the other side of the pond, what starts as a thrilling attraction quickly turns deadly.

Chameleon’s enthralling and sometimes erotic tale has a nice balance of romance, suspense, and crime. Are you in for the wild ride? If so, buckle up and get ready to be thrusted into a world full of lust (titillating and passionate sensual scenes), romantic love, family drama, betrayal, and even murder!

Having sworn off love, Zia Lennox sets her sights on making the most out of her career as a literary agent. Things start looking up for her when she receives an exceptionally well-written, dark crime thriller novel from a mysterious aspiring author. Back at her office building, though, she finds a deep alluring attraction to the new, handsome, and charming investment attorney, Bryce Fink. However, the more she communicates with the mysterious author, the more she’s drawn to him by his charm and their seemingly genuine connection. Despite her anxieties and reservations on love, she eventually finds herself entangled in a messy love triangle. Both men have their own deep secrets and dark pasts (one more sinister than the other’s). Whose past and secrets could prove to be Zia’s undoing? Will Zia be able to untangle herself from the web of lies she spun?

Author Onyx Gold masterfully spins a riveting, fast-paced tale full of evocative descriptions. Though the narrative is written in the third person, the focus switches between the worlds of the two main characters. On one hand, you get the front-row seat to Zia’s life and those she interacts with; on the other hand, you take a deep dive into the homicidal, manic thoughts of a serial killer. The well fleshed-out, convincing characters were complemented by the immersive and skillfully crafted atmosphere. One of my favorite supporting characters was Jazz; she’s the kind of friend everyone needs through the ups and downs of life. I especially appreciated the natural chemistry and interactions between the characters, whether it was in a romantic setting, genuine friendship, or even with a nemesis. Of course, the characters weren’t perfect; some of Zia’s traits irked me. I sometimes wondered how she often missed seeing the obvious. I also didn’t like the attitude and judgments she had toward wealthy people.

The lively dialogue, effortless humor, and dramatic scenes kept me glued to the pages while the ever-rising tension had me on the edge of my seat. The unanticipated plot twists in the characters' relationships and serial killer's plans kept me intrigued and disturbed by the revelations at times. In addition to the excellent writing and captivating storyline, the book appeared to be professionally edited; I only encountered minimal errors. It goes without saying that the book contains vivid descriptions of violence and sexual content and is thus most suitable for a mature audience.

Fans of romance and dark crime will enjoy this novel. I award this captivating read a much-deserved 4 out of 4 stars. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

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Post by xoxoAnushka »

I do love complicated love stories, but I also hate love triangles. Your review was too nice, too enjoyable.
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Post by Salma_asa »

Though romance is my typical genre, this book sounds intriguing and thrilling. I am eager to read this. Great review!
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Post by Laura Lee »

This sounds like a fun book. I love books that include "effortless humor." :D I think I'm going to take a pass, though. I loathe love triangles as someone always gets hurt. Thanks for your review, though. If the author is that good, I'm going to check out some of her other books.
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Post by Lisacuevas070+ »

This book sounds more off, cannot put this book down.. I am scoped on getting my hands on it
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Post by Amy747 »

I dislike love triangles but I do enjoy romance, humour and plot twists. The book sounds well written though.
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Post by Marty_Kelly »

It's obvious from your review that you enjoyed the book, and since I enjoy reading your review, I know I'd surely enjoy the book as well especially since you mentioned that it has "effortless humor" that's something lacking in some books these days. Nice review.
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Post by asuccintbeta »

Although love triangles can be a bit messy this book sounds like something I could get into. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Nisha Ward »

This sounds both dark and enticing. Sometimes romance goes hand in hand with danger and that sounds very much the case here.
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Post by Amy+++ »

The discripiton of this book online had me. This is totally something that I would read in a day. Great review.
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno »

This is an amazing Romantic thriller story with suspense, crime, romantic love, family drama, betrayal, murder, and descriptive sensual scenes. The book has a free sample on Amazon Kindle and has an inciteful OnlineBookClub review. Congrats @CayellePub on the BOTD selection.
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Post by abelfrank »

With the comments by other users, the book might sound interesting I can't wait to start reading it thanks author
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Post by NetMassimo »

Romance is really not my kind of stuff, but I see that there's more, which can be interesting for a broader audience. Thank you for your informative review!
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Post by Azokamchi »

This book sounds as interesting as I can imagine. The mix of effortless humor, crime, and love triangle seems intriguing enough for me. I'm already looking forward to a good read. Thanks for a great review, ritah.
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Post by Sirajuddin »

The story revolves around a love triangle in which the protagonist of this story finds herself entangled in a sinister web.
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