Raw Book Review

April 11, 2014 / 0 comments

Raw Book ReviewRaw by Belle Aurora
Published by Self-Published on January 2nd 2014
Genres: BSDM, Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Borrowed
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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.
That’s me.
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.
It’s unconventional.
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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I normally don’t have issues falling deep into the depths of a story but I  did with one. I don’t know what was about it that I just could barely connect with it at all. At fifty percent I was going to give up but decided to continue thinking of all the amazing ratings it has received.

I did think that Lexi was great. As portrayed, she had these angelic qualities about her. She came from a less fortunate upbringing yet this didn’t cause her to become bitter or jaded. If anything it was the opposite. Those painful life experiences shaped her into becoming this  altruistic and compassionate woman that poured her heart and soul into her wonderous profession. Loved her character!

In fact ,I loved her so much I was pretty upset  how Twitch treated her during those very first interactions.  I couldn’t understand the reason behind  his need for vindication. When we do finally  find out why he treated her so, his reasoning wasn’t entirely too convincing either. I felt that there were multiple instances where he mistreated her to the point that I was very much aggravated with him.

I do have to admit that towards the end it was as if all those altruistic qualities Lexi possessed transfered over to Twitch. It was  so unexpected and  very much impressive how he changed and how he willingly sacrificed everything and I mean EVERYTHING for her safety and happiness.

“Love is love. It don’t discriminate. And it sure as fuck don’t wait ‘til you’re ready for it.”

If you asked me if  I enjoyed this book…I would  have to say that I am a little torn about it. The beginning was rough but the conclusion was unbelievably fantastic. One element that I would like to  mention too was when it came to those first  BDSM scenes  it  made me feel  slightly uncomfortable.  However that feeling eventually went away as I was getting further into the book.

It also  felt like we were  left  hanging in the end and since those scenes were pretty remarkable, I think that this story has so much more potential and I do hope that the writer decides to further expand this series.

The Verdict:


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About Belle Aurora

elle 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.
Friend-Zoned is the first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author.

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