Review: Sloth by Ella James

Title: Sloth
Author: Ella James

Genre: Dark/Erotic
Publisher: Ella James

Pub Date: June 22, 2015
Rating: 4 stars

Our thoughts...

“We’re not meant to be alone. We’re made with holes inside our souls. The only way to survive is to fill them. I think the catch is, you don’t get to choose with what.”

Can I just take a deep breath here? So I finally finished Sloth last night. I can’t even begin to explain the deep reading experience I received from this novel. I have read Ella’s work before, but it was nothing quite as compelling as this.
Things are not all they seem to start off with. The novel begins with letters written from one person to another. We don’t really know what the letters are about until later in the story. I kind of liked going in blind.
I was kind of thrown off at first with the mystery of everything, however once I got farther along things started making sense. I believe at one point around half way, I was like what in the hell just happened? Why did this happen? I couldn’t put a single finger on the 'why' of everything until a turning point in the novel. It’s so hard to not talk about it, because if I told you it would ruin everything. Just know that after this turning point, things start happening that will take you so far down you will probably drown. Everything was so real to the end from that point. I just wanted to curl up and die. My soul was exhausted. 
I would have given this reading experience 5 stars had it been edited to my liking, and grammar/spelling checked, because it took me a way a bit. This is a solid 4 star read though.  

My dear Cleo,
You are the most courageous, and loving person I have encountered in a while. Your passion to everything was encouraging. I felt every single thing you felt. I cried buckets for you at one point. You were so strong, until you weren’t. I couldn’t imagine going through one single day of what you endured. My favorite quote from you was the tattoo you got. “Unless you love someone nothing else makes any sense.” – e.e. cummings.  I want to give you a big fat hug. For everything.

My dear Kellan,
You scared the shit out of me when I met you. I thought you were evil. You changed my whole way of thinking though. You broke my heart. Shattered it even. You made me feel sick, depressed, and when you cried I felt ripped raw to the bone. I thought to myself. I don’t think I have ever read a man such as you cry like you did. It was so deep, and I can’t even explain to my readers how real you made everything for me. I get it all now as I take a look back, and the snapshots of everything comes at me tenfold. You changed my reading experience to something I have only felt one other time.  All I can say is God speed. 

Even now that I write this review I want to cry all over again. The reflection is not lost when I look back. Everything makes sense to me, and while I had a few questions, the author kindly provided answers quickly. This novel is not quick. This novel is quite long actually, and you will need to read it slowly to reflect on the whole thing. Don’t be discouraged for the first part of the book, because it will all make sense once you get to that turning point I am talking about.
Great job to the author on giving me an authentic and real experience. I look forward to reading about the next sin.

P.S. This is definitely erotic, and definitely very hot at times. It helps break up the sadness, which I love. It makes the experience that much more emotional, and the closeness you get with someone when you are in this type of situation. 


  1. This book sounds very very good, not the average book that is published daily, it sounds like an epic read, thanks for sharing your review with us and now I need to go get it!

  2. So glad you enjoyed it! I like how it starts of with mysterious letters!