Tuesday, September 2, 2014

good tuesday all. a little under ther weather today so i have a guest reviewer

Feeling like I have been hit by a MAC truck. I am going to hand the reins over to a guest reviewer and her review of TORRENT by Gemma James. Thanks for the great review Ashleigh.


She sent an innocent man to prison. Now, eight years later, he's returning the favor...
I've been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now.

Now that he's holding me captive on an island.

Rafe has his reasons for doing what he's doing, and if I'm honest, I can't blame him. I'm the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn't commit.

But now he's free and the tables have turned...now he's the one driven by obsession.

TORRENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part one of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read. Approximately 43,000 words. RAMPANT, book two, is now available for pre-order! 

While reading this I thoroughly enjoyed it and was immersed into the story and the characters right off the bat. Alex’s fear is so real and can be felt in each word. When we do meet Rafe and are confronted by his motives and inner darkness it is almost too real. But here is my big BUT for this one.....
When I was done reading I had a hard time reconciling how much I had enjoyed reading such a terribly dark and depraved story. The sex is almost all rape, Alex is stripped and degraded and broken down in very horrible ways and Rafe is not a nice person, and even though we want to think he is I really do believe he isn’t at all.  In my usual dark reads there is some form of light at the end of all the darkness, I didn't find that same light anywhere in this story and as much as i enjoy, no love a good dark book I think this may have pushed on a limit for me.
That said, I will read book two when it comes put in October this year. I felt that this was well written and caught my attention right from the cover to the very end. Was it touchy subject material, yes, but that didn't make it a bad book in fact I think it maybe made it an even better book.
Alex and Rafe’s story is only just beginning in this book and the cliff hanger of note has left me chewing at the bit to see what comes next.
If you are offended by rape, humiliation and almost all other touchy subjects I would suggest you give this one a skip. However if you like a dark read that pushes all the boundaries give this one a chance.

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