Butcher and Blackbird is the murderous romantic comedy we didn’t know we needed. 🔪🩸

Are you looking for your next rom-com?

This funny slow-burn romance features a rivals-to-lovers relationship, a hot Irish male character, and plenty of jaw-dropping spice.

Here’s Our Book Review of Butcher and Blackbird

Butcher and Blackbird is a ⭐4.5-star romantic comedy that will have you laughing all the way through. But it comes with a dark twist.

Both main characters are infamous serial killers who specialize in taking out other serial killers. Yes, we got those Dexter vibes. 🪓 Rowan (The Butcher) and Sloane (The Orb Weaver aka Blackbird) cross paths in a very unexpected way and quickly bond; they start an annual game to take down some of the most dangerous killers around the country. What neither of them expects is for their rivalry to turn into something more than a friendship.

Get ready to root for the killer(s) to have a happily ever after!

But it’s not all romance; expect cannibalism, eyeballs, skin ornaments, and an array of sharp objects—along with the swoon-worthy banter.

Sounds fun, right?

Oh, and you may never look at Orzo pasta and cookies and cream ice cream the same again.

Content Warning

Butcher and Blackbird is intended for mature audiences. The book opens with a page-long list of content and trigger warnings that you should definitely check before reading.

If you’re not afraid of some accidental (and not-so-accidental) cannibalism, get ready for some pure, fun chaos.

What to Expect? Romance, Humor, and Gore!

You’ll love seeing Rowan and Sloane grow from rival murderers to friends to lovers.

“You’re my friend. Maybe someday my best friend.”

Rowan (The Butcher)

Something unique about this story is that it spans multiple years. You’ll watch both characters fall in love and grow throughout the book—and you won’t be able to put it down until you find out if they finally get their happy ending.

This book will have you laughing out loud from chapter one. Along with Rowan and Sloane, the story features Sloane’s best friend, Rowan’s two brothers, and (of course!) a list of killers—each adding their own comedic touch to the story.

“Why couldn’t he have just punched me in the face like a normal person?”

“Probably because he wasn’t a normal person, love. I thought the chainsaw was a big clue.” 

A twisted romance with a serial killer storyline that’s both unique and fun, but not without some serious carnage.

“It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.” 👁️

What’s Next?

Butcher and Blackbird left us on a doozy of a cliffhanger. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait much longer for the next installment in the series. Book 2, Leather and Lark, will follow one of Rowan’s brothers and Sloane’s best friend. This will be a dark romantic comedy about a hate-to-love marriage of convenience.

But don’t worry, it won’t be the end of Rowan and Sloane’s story; we’ll get plenty more of Butcher and Blackbird, too!

Audio Anyone?

Joe Arden and Lucy Rivers did an amazing job of portraying Rowan and Sloane in the audio version of Butcher and Blackbird. Being able to hear the banter and the thoughts going through their heads made the story that much more enjoyable. It quickly became one of our most recommended audiobooks—and for good reason.

This book review was written by our Bookly Pro Readers, Bailey Maglisco and Danielle Polisseni (The Completely Booked Girls) 💙

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