When Brooke Avery became lawyer to one of the most notorious criminals in the city, she knew how dangerous he was. She knew all about his charm, his brutality, his infamous reputation with women. What she didn’t know is how much her obsession would end up costing her, or how their strange, violent relationship would ignite the entire city… “You are very beautiful, Brooke,” he said, his voice low, and Brooke felt herself blushing beneath the weight of his stare. She pulled her skirt down and then unfolded her legs completely while he watched her with a bemused expression on his face. “Tell me, does your firm often send you out to the wolves like this? All alone?” “Sometimes. Usually on the initial interview.” Ronan tilted his head and looked at her, the shadows from the overhead lights making his eyes seem enormous and frightening. “It seems strange, for a woman. Almost masochistic. Do you like dangerous men? Do you like them looking at you, at your body? Wondering what they might do, what they might be capable of, if you turned your back on them for just. One. Instant?” Welcome to Wonderland... ***explores themes of dark sexuality, violence and dubious consent***
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WOAH! Ok, so I will start with the warning about this book. There is some serious dark, twisted and beautiful ugliness between these pages. It is raw, graphic and unapologetically brutal in its delivery. There is rape, torture, violence, murder, dubious consent and some history of inscest and that's just the tip of this book. This is not for everyone and defiantly not for the fainthearted. Before I start my review, I will address the editing. I don't want to drag on about the editing and take away from the brilliance of the story. So, yes, there is editing issues that could have been fixed, but over all the story is such an epic read, I got over it pretty fast. And now, let's move on. What happens when a damaged ex-military MP meets a murderous psychopath? A Love Story like no other. Ronan and Brooke have both suffered traumatically in their childhoods which have shaped the beautifully flawed adults they grew into. They each have their own darkness and vulnerabilities, their disturbing and twisted needs and desires. And just like a moth drawn to the flame, these two are drawn to each other. Brooke isn't your typical damsel in distress, and thank #fuck for that. She is real and for that, I Flove her! She is one tough and in-charge kind of woman with the will to survive. After being raped and abused at such a young age, some would say she's a little messed up for allowing herself to be put back in the situation all over again in her adult life. Personally, I think she is perfectly fine. She has her own darkness, which could have been influenced from her past, but never the less, she craves the roughness, the violence, the corruption and twisted bliss that only a man like Ronan can provide. And not just in the bedroom. Ronan . . . . *sigh, my crazy, wild, dysfunctional book-husband* He is like no other man you will ever meet. Criminal mastermind, murderer, rapist, drug dealer are just a few of his "traits." He is psychotic, calculating, ruthless, sadistic man who lacks all moral or ethical conscience for his actions. You can feel the darkness, the madness seeping from every single page. It's intoxicating. Yet when it comes to Brooke, there is this almost gentleness, as gentle as Ronan can be that is, loyalty and love. The love between Ronan and Brooke is a force to be reckoned with. It's unconditional, irrational and comes close to insanity, but honestly, what true love isn't like that? True love knows no shades, it doesn't discriminate on how dark and twisted your soul is, or how crazy and "wrong" you are. Love just simply is Love. I don't want to give too much of this story away, so I'm going to wrap it up here by saying this book is full on, in every single way. It is fast paced and doesn't shy away from the graphic details. I know, this is short and to the point, but seriously, Ronan has kicked my butt for two days on this review. I have re written 4 times and spent more time playing with teasers (see the blog) and to be honest guys, I just want to go back and finish my re read of them, I'm not ready to let them go just yet. If you love your reads on the darker side with a big chunk of crazy and some sprinkles of danger then you really need to grab this book. I can not recommend it enough, poor Jen has got herself a shameless fangirl on her hands ;) But please do take the warnings seriously, I would hate this book to get some negativity because someone didn't listen to how disturbing this book actually gets. *ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review*by ~lil maso~ on June 09, 2015
by J. D. Sloane
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