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Published by Self Published on January 13th 2014
Genres: BDSM, Dark, Erotica, Romance
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Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.
Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.
Best decision I ever made.
Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.
My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.
But the saying is true.
The world makes way for those who know where they are going.
I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.
But then there’s him.
I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.
He makes me feel.
But it’s real.
I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.
So am I.
This isn’t a story.
This is my life.
— 5+++ stars —
<<< I’ve written this review after my fourth re-read of “Raw” >>>
“Raw” is the story of Twitch and Lexi. He stalks her and rescues her one night from an attempted rape. But the more she learns about the obviously damaged Twitch, the more she sees, that he may not be her prince in shining armor, who saved her life, but the villain who has her life in danger…
“Raw” is one of my all-time-favorites. It grips me and puts me through the wringer EVERY.DAMN.TIME. Yes, I’m a bit obsessed with this book LOL But how can I not? The writing is excellent – it makes me laugh, swoon, cry and fan myself. And the characters plus their chemistry is like a punch to the gut every time I read this book; a punch I anticipate and enjoy. While I’d say “Raw” is not a dark read, it isn’t a fluffy feel-good-romance, either. It’s dark-ish with serious subjects thrown into, like attempted rape, child abuse (only hinted at, not descriptive), drug use and light BDSM.
This book definitely isn’t for everyone, as it tells things soberly how they are. It even scratches the surface of being obtrusive, that’s how emotional gripping it is for me. As for the ending… Well, let’s just say, that I was a sobbing mess and am now impatiently and anxiously awaiting book two in this series since I read “Raw” the first time 1,5 years ago. The author is a bit vague about when “Dirty”, book 2 in this series, finally will be out. But as soon as it does, I’ll drop everything around me and start reading this freakin’ book!!!
All in all, I rate “Raw” with 5+++ stars and can recommend it to everyone, who’s not afraid of a bit dark, who loves hot sex and who can stomach to find a new addiction…