CONDEMNED SERIES by GEMMA JAMES
MY OPINION OF FERVENT
You can taste fear and desperation from chapter one. I cringe from all the suffering Alex and Rafe are going through in the third part of this dark, dark series. The author's devious imagination has spawned the worst nightmare to inflict on this doomed couple. She weaves a suffocating atmosphere with her words that speak of dungeons, vengeance, beatings, hatred and sexual deviancy.
One thing I truly admire is the ongoing strength of this woman who has already endured so much. Alex may be dainty and beautiful, but she has a will of iron to survive and to protect her love for Rafe. She's a lioness at heart.
All the while, Rafe is in a battle against his inner demons. Trying to remember an identity in shreds while a dark conspiracy keep them both caged to a horrendous secret that thrives in pain and corruption.
Expect a staggering amount of violence, humiliation and agony, all bundled in sheer desperation and mind-blowing evil. A couple of surprises threw my head around as the plot kept twisting even deeper.
The thrilling action sequences had me riveted to the story. They came non-stop as Alex and Rafe fight against a really dark conspiracy they've fallen victims to. This twisted plot was a gripping backbone for the emotional rollercoaster that their lives have become. The characters' connection is strong, but frayed at the seams and it gets disturbing and hot as they try to solve their issues. Some of their mind-games are painful and deviant, but once you know this couple and what they've endured, you just crave their scorching-hot dynamics.
So I was devastated when they finally reach that all-consuming. all screwed-up crescendo that once again is pure drama and pain. Oh, now I have to wait (too long) for Vagrant (August, 13th). This hurts. Gemma James, you should be happy then.
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #3
Release Date: April 30, 2015
I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.
Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.
What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.
He’ll even die for me.
NOTE TO READERS
FERVENT 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 three of the CONDEMNED series.
This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT,
otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.
ABOUT THE EVIL 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.”