Released: May 27, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: Nashoda Rose
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you.
I don’t beg.
I don’t cry.
And I don’t give second chances.
Ream, the lead guitarist of the rock band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot.
I hate him.
But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s steady confidence that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers.
Ream told me he didn’t need a second chance because he was still working on his first.
Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it, but hated it—until her. She was unfuckinexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past. I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.
*Warning contains violence, sexual content, and coarse language. Some scenes may be triggers. Mature audiences 18+
A contemporary romance with lots of angst.
This is the second book in the Tear Asunder series but I read it as a stand-alone and didn’t miss out on anything key to the plot.
Kat is an independent woman who is focusing on her advancing her art career and horses and trying to forget about her time with Ream. After a couple of nights together, he found a syringe and assumed the worst about her. To no avail, she tried to explain what it was for and why she keeps it a secret. When he cooled off and realized it was time to apologize, it was too late. Kat had shut herself off to him.
Ream is the lead guitarist for the band Tear Asunder. With a revolving bedroom door and no relationships in sight, he also happens to be a huge womanizer. He has plenty of secrets of his own and isn’t willing to share them with Kat or anyone else.
For nearly three years they go about hurting each other by flaunting their latest conquests in each other’s faces. Through misrepresentation and miscommunications, it seems both are miserable with their relationship or more so lack thereof.
Upon returning from his latest tour, Ream has decided it’s time to set everything aside and for the two to make up and give it a shot. He’s persistent and demanding even with Kat’s attempts to remain guarded. A majority of the book is the push and pull of the angst surrounding their connection. Ream forces her to open herself to him and knocks down the walls. The issue becomes how Ream continues to keep his past hidden. Finally at about 70%, his broken history is front and center and it’s dark. The problem it causes is more due to lack of communication and trust. If he would just have told Kat what was going on, things wouldn’t have gotten as bad as they did.
I have mixed emotions about this book. It’s a great story about the relationship between the two. The path of the first two-thirds of the story was fine. The last third was a little over the top in comparison and it’s dark. I almost feel like there should be a warning it. In fact here it is. In the end it made sense to the bigger picture but you have to get through some uncomfortable scenarios to get to the happy ending.
Rating: 3.5 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.