Platinum Blondes: INXS (Book 2) by Todd Love
Gwen and Patricia Tobin come face to face with the home wreaker that destroyed Patricia’s life.
Tina Long must pay for her past sins and accept her fate in the Chair.
The Platinum Blondes have their eyes on someone new and connected to their latest victim.
INXS answers questions left by the ultra-violent twisted original story, while adding a few new ones.
INXS starts off following Troy which eventually leads up to Tina who was in the first book. The history between these two was interesting and explains the twist at the end of book one. Growing up Troy’s life wasn’t easy. His family had serious issues which had an impact on him. Even becoming a police officer didn’t change him if anything it gave him some advantages until a masked woman shows up. Love brings another dark and brutal book to this series. Things with the Platinum Blondes continue to get more twisted and viler with each new victim. The story always leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Unpleasant Revelations & Unexpected Twists
INXS picks up right where the first Platinum Blondes concluded, though we're first introduced to Tony and provided with awful glimpses into a childhood from which no one would walk away undamaged. As much sympathy as we might have for the young boy, he quickly erodes that goodwill as we get to know him further, and especially the man he's become. It similarly doesn't take long to discover that Tony is no stranger to Tina, the protagonist we became achingly familiar with during the first installment. The tangled web of connections and intrigue doesn't end there, and the reader's exposed to new revelations that paint everything we've read before in a different light. Previous sentiments have to be adjusted as new facts become available and more details become clear. We also learn more about Gwen and Patricia Tobin, the Platinum Blondes orchestrating everything and manipulating the protagonists to achieve their sinister goals. Unfortunately, the more we learn about the two women operating The Platinum Blondes Agency, the more questionable everything becomes, including their judgment. Todd Love answers questions we had from the first story in this series while providing us with all new questions to be answered in future installments. He leaves us wanting for more but satisfied for the time being. Violence batters the reader from almost every page, and the story is positively soaked with blood, semen, and other fluids. Monsters elicit sympathy as we witness their development, and those who initially seemed like victims begin to appear more like monsters themselves. In all of this, Love reminds us to leave our preconceptions at the door when we enter The Platinum Blonde Agency.
After having read Platinum Blondes, picking up INXS: Platinum Blondes 2 was a no-brainer.
After having read Platinum Blondes, picking up INXS: Platinum Blondes 2 was a no-brainer. Todd Love's stories are brilliant, and INXS is no exception. It follows in the footsteps of its prededecessor, raising the bar as it goes along - not to mention the stakes! Platinum Blondes (#1) is available for free on Godless. If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for? If you have, you know exactly what I'm talking about! INXS is available for 50 cents. If you like either of Todd's books, don't forget to return the love and leave a brief review!
Better than the first!
I loved seeing the main character evolve into a truly detestable human being. Can't wait to see what he has coming to him! This story is fast paced, full of inventive grusome kills and a need for more. And I honestly like it better than the first one.
Yeah, that was brutal…
Great follow up to the first story. It was so grimy I now need to run my eyes under a hot tap. Todd unleashed his dark imagination and the results are pretty fucking harrowing.