Skip to content

Pre-Order Review! LUNATIC by Onley James (Necessary Evils #6)

Lunatic by Onley James is brand new and out this week! Check out the gorgeous dark romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

LUNATIC by Onley James
-Enemies to lovers
-Scorching hot
-Forbidden romance
promo graphic

Title: Lunatic
Onley James
Genre: Dark M/M Romance

Every psychopath in the Mulvaney family has a role to play. Archer Mulvaney is the gambler, a drunken reprobate making his living as a high-stakes poker player. Very few people know the real Archer, not even his brothers. But there is one man who knows far too much.

Mackenzie Shepherd spends his days photographing endangered wildlife. He’s also the brother of a sociopath and son to the woman who literally wrote the book on raising one. When his mother asks him to head a secret government project, it seems like the perfect excuse to run away from his life.

But running from his past has Mac colliding straight into Archer. And that’s a problem. For this project to be successful, Mac and Archer have to agree on every decision, and the two see eye-to-eye on nothing. Except, maybe the sex. The sex is off the charts.

When Mac’s old life comes back to haunt him, Archer insists on putting their differences aside to help keep him safe. But Mac, like Archer, is used to solving things on his own. Can they finally stop fighting each other to find the truth, or is their relationship the next thing on the endangered species list?

Lunatic is a filthy hot, enemies to lovers, psychopath romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a sexy, roguish degenerate and a hunky bleeding heart ginger who love how much they hate each other. As always, there’s gratuitous violence, very dark humor, more blood than a slaughterhouse, and enough heat to melt your metaphorical undies. This is book six in the Necessary Evils series. Each book follows a different couple.

Order Your Copy!

Lunatic cover

Catching Up with the Series:
Ebook | Audio
Ebook | Audio
Ebook | Audio
Ebook | Audio
Ebook | Audio


OMG, this book! It’s funny, and sexy, and very dark and fairly disturbing. I can’t imagine what else you could possibly need 😉

Archer and Mac’s story was just so much fun to read. I loved their relationship when they were somewhat-antagonistic, but I adored it when they let themselves like/love each other–and in both iterations, of course, they are off-the-charts hot together. Truly, they are a fabulous couple.

If you’re not familiar with the series, OTT violence plays a fairly large role in these books (as the author says, there are “graphic depictions of violence against people who deserve it” delivered by psychopath MCs–think a whole found family of Dexters who not only permanently right wrongs but also find their queer HEAs along the way) and the bad guys are beyond reprehensible. These books are definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s kind of an odd juxtaposition to have such a swoony, sexy, dirty romance (reading this in public is perhaps not the best idea) with so much really disturbing stuff going on, both on and off the page. These books aren’t going to be for everyone, but OMG they are *definitely* for me.

Lunatic is the 6th book in the series and though I loved it (and cackled like a loon at so many parts in it) and it is a complete story for Archer and Mac, I definitely felt a little bit lost at times since I wasn’t at all familiar with the family and their dynamics going in. I’m not sorry I read this one right now, but I am absolutely going to go back and start from the beginning ASAP to get caught up with the rest of the Mulvaneys, hopefully before book 7 comes out 🙂

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

About the Author:

Onley James lives in Central Florida with her daughter, her daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and a menagerie of animals, both good and evil. James splits her time between writing m/m romance and mainlining dangerous levels of caffeine and attempting to maintain her ever-slipping sanity.

When not at her desk you can find her whining about how much writing she has to do and avoiding said writing by binge-watching unhealthy amounts of television. She loves true crime documentaries, anti-heroes, obsessively scrolling social media and writing kinky, snarky books about morally gray men who fall in love with other men.

Connect with the Author:
Twitter | Facebook Reader Group | Instagram | Pinterest | TikTok | Newsletter

Published in4.5 starsAblog tourBook reviewsBOOKS!new releasepre-orderspotlight

One Comment

Comments are closed.