Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Review: Fervent by Gemma James

Fervent (Condemned, #3)Fervent by Gemma James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 5.0

I read these 3 books back to back, lay one down, pick up the next. They were that good, and each book was darker than the last. And I do love dark reads!!

This book picks right up where Rampant left off, Raft and Alex have been kidnapped. They are in the trunk of a car. And that's all I can tell you about that without giving anything away.

This book was a MAJOR twist of the whole series. I didn't see all of it coming, and more than once an audible gasp escaped me along with a few, "What the Fucks". And that is what I loved. That it wasn't predictable, that it didn't even give me a chance to guess, cause the things that happened weren't even on my radar.

If you love dark erotica reads, this series will be right up your alley. The first book was so tame and mild compared to this third book, that at times it doesn't seem possible that it's all part of the same series! But you have to read this series as it's intended so you don't miss a thing!

Warning, all books end in major cliffhangers, including this one, and now I wish I would've waited to read it until the fourth book was out, (Vagrant comes out on August 18, 2015), but at the same time, I wouldn't trade a *second* of the ride so far!

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Review: Faith by Terry Towers

FaithFaith by Terry Towers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★

Overall rating: 4.3

To others our story would read as some insane horror story about a couple of disturbed and delusional people and not the love tale that it was, but that’s all right.
This book was quite a surprise, i've read Terry Tower's books before, and always enjoyed them. I didn't know about this one until it popped up on my Amazon as a recommended read. Thank you Amazon!

"There's something to be said about looking into the darkest depths of your partner's mind and, after having a glimpse behind the black curtain of their soul, still loving them despite it -- even because of it."
This book sucked me right in from the beginning, and while I felt that Tanner could have ended up as a stronger character I understood that sometimes love does conquer all. As it was in the case of this book.

It was a bit difficult to wrap my head around the Christian overtones in this book, with a dark erotica, but I do think that Ms. Towers pulled it all together nicely.

Emily was a pastor's daughter, and was raised by Proverbs 31 -- that she should be a woman of virtue and humility, eager to be a dutiful wife and mother. Meeting Tanner threw all those beliefs out the window. She was to be his slave and his whore. A role that was completely out of her element...but at the same time, there was something about it, with Tanner, that made her crave it.

Tanner starts out as a very dark character, but slowly, over time, he seems to sink into Emily's web instead of the other way around. No, he doesn't turn into a born again Christian, but he is able to give Emily what she needs and craves, even if Emily didn't know she wanted those things herself.

This book is dark, but there is a light, albeit dim, that starts to shine. For me this was a page turner. It was twisted with a lot of surprises. I love that in a book!!

Looking forward to reading more from this author in the future!

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