***Author Note: This is not a love story. This is a story of love gone wrong.***
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.
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.
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.
I will never look at M&Ms, Tattooed hands, or men in hoodies the same way ever again. Oh, and suspenders. Yum. Give me a tattooed man in a suit… I think I’m drooling. It’s official. Belle Aurora broke me. Raw ended exactly as it should have, and not at all how I wanted it to. I can’t even… I don’t. Gah, this is hard. It seriously broke me. Book hangover? Yeah, I don’t think those two words are strong enough for what I’m going through.
If you haven’t read a Belle Aurora book before, you’re just wrong. I stalk her Goodreads and Facebook pages. That’s how much I love her. Creepy. I’ve read every book she’s published, that I know of, and have adored them all. Maybe Twitch and I DO have something in common. Ha! Anyway, the long and the short of it is that this woman is fan-flippin-tastic. You can pick up any of her books and fall completely head over heels for her characters; even the ones like Twitch who are completely fucked up.
Lexi has been through a lot in her life. She came from a pretty screwed up home. Her father was a drunk, her mom was never there, and her brother turned to drugs. Sounds stellar, right? That’s nothing compared to Twitch’s life. *sigh* Oh Twitch. He’s so utterly broken, fucked up, and just plain screwy. It’s impossible not to love him. They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. I found myself straddling the line a few times. He’d do something and I’d cringe, theeeen a couple chapters later I’d melt a little inside as he displayed even the smallest of romantic gestures. Did I mention that Twitch stalks Lexi? That’s probably an important tid bit of information…
The story is set in Sydney, Australia. I’m happy to report that I did not stumble upon anything I was unfamiliar with. Sometimes when you read a book written by someone an ocean away they phrase things in a way or reference things that leave you scrunching up your face and scratching your head in an uh-what-the-hell-does-that-
You need her. Just her. Nothing else.
Ignoring my mind’s voice, I look at my prey. She’s the reason I am the way I am.
It’s all her fault.
And she’s going to pay.[/quote]
I don’t recall that happening at all. Well, maybe once, but it was minor. Lexi is basically a social worker. She’s fantastic at her job. Twitch is…well, he’s Twitch. He kind of dabbles in plastics and other things… *cough cough* They’re basically opposites. Lexi feels – a lot. Twitch doesn’t. They went through similar life experiences (Twitch’s much worse) and came out completely different. At first Twitch wants to hurt Lexi; till he realizes what she’s really like. The two can’t help but fall for one another. Lexi with a sprinkling of dark and Twitch a sprinkling of light. They are the ying to each other’s yang.
And then the shit hits the fan…
By the end of the book I was sobbing – literally sobbing. I went to shower after the book was over and found myself crouched down under the spray of water trying to catch my breath as tears ran down my cheeks. It was one of those ridiculously cheesy movie moments! You broke my heart ,Belle. I’m not sure what’s worse, the way I thought it ended, or the last page or so when I found out that…well, you’ll have to read it to find out.
Either way, this story is an emotional roller coaster filled with hot, kinky sex, heartache, and hope. It’s a must read in my book.