Skye Warren releases another amazing dark jewel, BETTER WHEN IT HURTS.
I have a weakness for forbidden romances. It's downright addictive when it's written by Skye Warren. I've read this novel with a mixture of exhilaration and dread. Blue is a menacing man with a grudge against Lola. And she works at a seedy club doing things she despises. I can't help but being drawn to these horrid places in books, but they do inspire me with sorrow for the female characters. Is this why I care for them and want them to find their happy life so much?
The author's words are sensitive when touching such crude matters as betrayal, prostitution or foster care. I always feel drawn into her characters' minds and it's no different with Lola. It's absorbing the way she tells of her most intimate thoughts, her most subtle feelings.
This is a harsh, cruel story about a very flawed and hurt girl who betrays the boy she loves, and then she has to pay for all his pain in a humiliating sacrifice she's willing to provide. It's the darkest story I've read from this writer. It gripped my heart and twisted it. I loved the plot and the emotions, but it was really painful to read at times. I truly love the way the author writes, her impressive imagination and depth, but it's hard for me to accept all that pain and degradation.
While I couldn't enjoy the cruelty, I was absolutely fascinated by the intensity of the emotions, the beauty of the words and the bittersweet darkness of a love turned wrong only to find the light again. That's what this author does best.
Having him surround me, crowd me, had been stifling. Having him gone feels like a loss.
I'm the sentence, and this night, this is a period.
Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren
Publication date: June 4th 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance
Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy. And my foster brother.
Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.
ABOUT THE AMAZING AUTHOR
Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely tender. For those new to her work, consider the bestseller Wanderlust, Prisoner or the Dark Nights series starting with Trust in Me.
Good luck, book buddies! :o) And read this book. It's painful but oh so worth it.