Book buddies, brace yourselves.
This is going to get rough and dark. It's Gemma James time!
It was a shock to the system to read TORRENT (my opinon here). Loaded with violence and dark romance, I could not digest it without some struggle. The plot, though, stayed with me. It was such a strong, powerful theme.
A man wrongly convicted who comes back for revenge, and he exacts it with a darkly erotic intent. Oh, it was tough. And it wouldn't leave my mind. Especially after that gut-wrenching finale that promised an astounding second part.
RAMPANT takes off at an incredible pace. Rafe and Alex are separated by a wild plot twist that had me panting the whole time with anticipation and excitement. you won't believe how much pain and anguish Alex has to go through at the hands of her evil brother. He torments her as Rafe never did. Okay, Rafe was definitely brutal, but Zach is plain crazy. However, he's so warped in his love for Alex that I almost felt sorry for him.
I really liked how the author describes Alex's feelings of hopelessness and guilt, her total slavery to her brother, or how she forcefully submits to the wrong kind of pleasure. On the other hand, Rafe is fighting his own disturbed battle. That plot twist really makes for wonderful scenes full of anxiety, self-discovery and drama.
It's unbelievable how much pain Alex has to endure. Her life is a horrifying chain of nightmares. I was in a knot all the time as she fights again and again to survive all the evil she's drowning in. The plot is sick and amazing. More lies are piled on top of the ones that triggered so many years for suffering for both Alex and Rafe.
Their relationship is twisted, painful, filled with anger and regret, but they're also their only chance at redemption. Only they are capable of righting each other's wrongs. I love their plight, I'm sorry for them but I also relish every second of their drama. It is so interesting to see Rafe struggling with his darker desires and Alex facing her worst fears.
The best part is when Alex hits rock bottom because it's so full of raw emotions and it's the start of a mending process that's going to cost everyone hell to pay.
I'm really impressed with what the author has achieved in this second episode. Wild, a torture for the soul and the body, and absolutely gripping. This story ends with another plot twist that's both nail-biting and fantastic. I love this series! Now, I'm counting the days till the release of FERVENT.
By the way, I love this series' titles. They're awesome!
Life is twisted. Cruel. After being ripped from the safe haven of Rafe’s arms, my new kidnapper is waging a sick game. Unable to make my body do his bidding, he’s resorting to psychological warfare. He’ll bend my mind until I break, and when I do, that just might be my saving grace.
I’ll forge through hell to get back to Rafe, body and spirit broken and bleeding, but I’m unprepared for what I find. He’s done what I can’t: he’s erased eight years of pain and betrayal. I don’t know how to bring him back to me, because bringing him back means ripping him to shreds all over again.
RAMPANT 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 two of the CONDEMNED series. I recommend beginning with TORRENT first. This is not a stand-alone read.
About Torrent (Book #1)
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 that includes sexual situations and violence. Intended for adult readers 18+ only. Part one of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read.
Amazing couple, right?
ABOUT THE MASTERMIND
Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.” She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.
Are you into dark romance too, book buddies? Can you recommend other books? Please, they have to have a happy romantic ending too ;o)