New Release & Review: RAW by Belle Aurora
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2014
**Author Note: This is not a love story. This is a story of love gone wrong.***
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.
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Staring down at my chest, she takes a step closer to me and whispers miserably, “I’m here to let Brad fuck me.” My cheek ticks and head implodes. She steps closer to me to add, “He’s going to fuck me. Fuck me til I forget you. Til I forget I ever met you. He’s helping me drown you out and I like when I’m not thinkin’ about you.”
She looks into my eyes and repeats on a whisper, “You’re poison.”
Dawn’s Review 5 HUGE Stars
Raw…that’s EXACTLY how I felt at the end of Belle Aurora’s latest release! I’m nursing a serious book hangover and what a trip it was earning it! This isn’t your typical romance. There’s some things in here that make you want to say WTF?! How could I be good with this? How’s this going to end in any kind of way that will feel good? And then melting the next moment with a sensual, sexy moment. I was riding the emotional rollercoaster, throwing my hands in the air, and saying wait! Stop! I want off!! And then, WAIT!!! I changed my mind, that was such a ride, keep going! Because, truly, Belle Aurora does a bang-up job of luring you into the story, hitting you with some deep shit, melting your panties off with her tatted up, suit-wearing alpha man, Twitch, and consuming your thoughts with all things RAW and Twitch. Mmm, Twitch…I think I need a moment…Okay, as I was saying, I was wanting to be Lexi in a seriously naughty kind of way!
Sweetening the deal, I tell her on a whisper, “If you lift your skirt, I’ll make it so good, it’ll be worth getting caught over.”
Straightening a moment, she shakes her head as she reaches for the hem of her skirt and utters, “What is it about you that makes me want to do very stupid things?”
I’ve read all of Belle’s books, from Friend-Zoned to Willing Captive, and I have to say this is the best yet. Her development of characters is artful in the fact that within mere pages, I felt like I had known them for forever…yet, there’s also some mystery to the story that had me questioning whether I really knew them. As with her other books, there’s a cast of secondary characters that truly enhance the story rather than take away from the main characters, Lexi and Twitch. I love those friendships that she builds into her stories and this one is no exception. One of her strengths, in my opinion, is dialogue. There’s humorous moments mixed in with raw, sensual and real moments. The dialogue is smooth and pulls you through the story. Oh, and I loved the little tie-in with Willing Captive!
There’s so much more I want to say about this book but I don’t want to ruin the unfolding of the story for you. It’s dark, it’s gritty, it’s downright sexy, and there are moments that make you question what you think about what a main character/hero should or shouldn’t do…and why are you just might be okay with it. I’m only a little jealous that now I have to share Twitch with everyone else, because damn, I really want to keep him all to myself!!
There’s something about Twitch.
Everything about him is raw. And gritty. And unbound.
Overall, this was a kick ass book to start off 2014 for me! Belle Aurora took a leap with RAW and it worked spectacularly! It set a high bar for all the rest of my reads for the coming year…once I’ve recovered from this book hangover, of course.
Abby’s Review 5 stars
I’m pretty much in a state of shock right now. My jaw is wide open. I can not believe the whirlwind of emotion Belle Aurora just put me through. Raw is so insanely crazy good! Belle Aurora just set the bar extremely high for 2014. Wowzer I thought 2013 was year of the indie, but nooooo apparently, we ain’t seen nothing yet folks!
You want a book that has incredibly hot sex, almost so dirty you feel a little guilty reading about it? Look out cause Raw is it. You need an unconventional romance with a tatted up bad boy who is making both our bad boy list and our suit and tie list? Then you need to meet Twitch.
Cause holy all things that are crazy in a completely consuming kind of way, is Twitch and Lexi.
Belle does things in this story that you think, no she isn’t going to do that, authors never do that! And then you are like, I can’t fricken believe that happened. It’s umm wow to say the least!
Besides just hot sex, there is whole incredible story here. I feel like I can’t even talk about it because I don’t want to spoil any of the surprises, just know that this is one of those five star journeys that are going to have you wanting more from Belle Aurora! Just simply fantastic!!!
*Copy provided for honest review
About the Author
Belle Aurora is twenty six years old and was born in the land down under. At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance. Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love. Humorous romance novels. Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles. Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love. With words. With writing. With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.
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