Rampant (Condemned #2) by Gemma James

Book Description

October 28, 2014
Life is twisted. Cruel. After being ripped from the safe haven of Rafe’s arms, my new kidnapper is waging a sick game. Unable to make my body do his bidding, he’s resorting to psychological warfare. He’ll bend my mind until I break, and when I do, that just might be my saving grace.

I’ll forge through hell to get back to Rafe, body and spirit broken and bleeding, but I’m unprepared for what I find. He’s done what I can’t: he’s erased eight years of pain and betrayal. I don’t know how to bring him back to me, because bringing him back means ripping him to shreds all over again.

Review –
Alex’s step-brother is even more horrendous in this installment of The Condemned Series . He continues to rape her physically and mentally and goes so far as to CARVE his name on her abdomen so she will never forget that she belongs to him. Her father has known what been going on for years and he threatens her with committment in a mental hospital if she does admit that she did the carving to her self and he says he will get Zach help.  Meanwhile, Rafe has no knowledge of the last eight years and doesn’t know the hell that Alex is going through.Alex is going out her mind wondering why Rafe hasn’t been in contact. Slowly Rafe does get a few flashes of memory and gets back with Alex and she has him read letters that she wrote to him while he was in prison but never had the courage to mail. Through these letters Rafe finds out what happened to Alex all those years ago and into the present.  They are sleeping in the cabin when a gang of men break in, drug them and take them away.

Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis

Book Description

June 23, 2014
Everyone thinks EmmyDockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job asan FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.Not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they’re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?

INVISIBLE is James Patterson’s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.


I rated this book 5 stars ***** and I think it’s the first time I’ve done that for a James Patterson book, but this one was amazing. 
The serial killer was unknown almost until the very end and the things he did to his victims were beyond torture and the main female character did not escape his wrath, as in a lot of thrillers.  This is truly “edge of the seat” reading or listening.

Torrent (Condemned #1) by Gemma James

Book Description

July 21, 2014

She sent an innocent man to prison. Now, eight years later, he’s returning the favor…

I’ve been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now.

Now that he’s holding me captive on an island.

Rafe has his reasons for doing what he’s doing, and if I’m honest, I can’t blame him. I’m the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn’t commit.

But now he’s free and the tables have turned…now he’s the one driven by obsession.

Review –
Oh My, Rafe is out for revenge and rightly so.  Alex accused him of raping her when she was fifteen and he was sent away for eight years. Alex’s step-brother was guilty of the rape but threatened to kill Rafe if she told the truth so she lied.
Rafe kidnaps her and holds her in the cellar of his cabin on an island and brutally tortures her, sexually and mentally.
This is a very dark erotic romance and no matter how I tried not to like it, I couldn’t help myself. the characters are complex and the baggage they each bring into the story drag them down even further into darkness. They are both damaged good but find a common ground in the pain they cause each other and a love grows. Alex’s step-brother finds them and beats and shots Rafe and puts Alex in a boat and sets it afloat(she can’t swim and is deathly afraid of water). Rafe survives but has amnesia of the last eight years.