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Wow! I don't even know where to start with this one. I can't say that I particularly liked either of the main characters, individually, but together, Gracin and Tessa are riveting. The story is beautifully written, and for a tale with such controversial characters, it is oddly compelling. It is a rare occasion when I find myself actually rooting for the bad guys, and make no mistake, Gracin is most definitely a bad guy, but the connection he and Tessa have is undeniable. It's easy to see how Tessa fell for Gracin's charms, considering the hand she's been dealt, and he brings out her dark side magnificently. Toxic is dark, a bit twisted, fan yourself sexy, heart wrenching, violent, and in the end, even hopeful. Tessa's journey from mouse to lion is quite gripping and one that I couldn't put down.