Constricted: A Flawed Short Story


Logan’s secret has been exposed. When Jade—a beautiful student at the college where he teaches—discovered the truth, he spilled the whole repulsive story. Jade’s empathetic kindness flooded him with emotions he didn’t know he had and isn’t sure he wants to deal with.

It would be the easiest thing in the world to leave and let Jade be a whisper in his past. He can exit now and regain his anonymity, or he can risk everything to stay and face her again.

It’s not an easy choice, and when he’s about to decide, a woman from his past shows up, making his decision even more difficult.

The fabulous Becca J. Campbell gave me a copy of this short to read and I was absolutely thrilled. I love the Flawed universe and all the characters, so I was really looking forward to another bite at the Empath apple.

I’ve read all the other Flawed books and short stories already so it was a little strange to go back to this one knowing everything that happened after Empath. It was interesting to see what happened to Logan and see things from his perspective when he started falling for Jade, especially his desire to run away. It made him seem all the more real, even if his “power” is one of the more unusual ones.

It was also interesting to meet Violet, who we see a lot more of in Protector, and learn a little backstory on her. When she first showed up in Protector, I hadn’t known anything about her and she seemed a little like she fell out of the sky. Now that I know that she was introduced in this story, I wish I would have read it sooner.

Constricted is about the same length as Pulled, so it felt like it was over before I was ready for it to be. It did give me a new perspective on Logan, though, so I really enjoyed it. Sadly, it also reminded me that for the moment I am all out of Flawed books to read, which means I have to go back to pacing the floor waiting for the next one to come out!


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