Dirty Bad Savage (Dirty Bad #2) by Jade West

Book Description:

Published: June 7, 2015

They say Callum Jackson’s a savage.
No home. No prospects. No self-restraint.
He’s red-flagged on my system, a grade-1 aggression risk, totally off limits for a woman like me.
But the rules don’t allow for my dangerous games; they don’t bend for my twisted desires.
Callum Jackson is the most beautiful beast.
A beast I can’t stop thinking about, can’t stop wanting, can’t stop hunting…
…I just pray to God this beast bites.

Sophia Harding runs a tight ship. She may work in the dregs of housing association slums, but her patch is on the way up.
Anti-social behaviour is down, employment is on the rise, and she’s even been shortlisted for estate manager of the year.
It’s looking good. Really good. Until Callum Jackson completes his jail time and lands right back on her doorstep.
She could do without a guy like him on her books: a failure of the system and a pain in the fucking ass.
She should tick the boxes, do her job and keep her distance – that’s what the handbook says. The handbook says no one-on-one contact, no at-risk situations, no direct confrontation of any kind.
But the handbook doesn’t know of her craving for hardcore submission.
The handbook has no fucking idea how she yearns to unleash Jackson at club Explicit, where his savage can really run wild.
The handbook doesn’t know shit…

Review –

While Dirty Bad Wrong was really really hot, Dirty Bad Savage is really really dirty.

Neither book is for the shy or weak hearted, they are dark and gritty and make you say “Whoa, what just happened?”

This story has more emotional depth to it. Callum and Sophia  each come with their own baggage. Callum is rough and dirty and has had a very hard life from the beginning. He will survive not matter what he has to do.  Sophia, on the other hand, is from a wealthy family and has a stable job but behind the facade hides a very different girl with needs that are questionably, even to Callum, at first.

They finally find in each other what they need but the journey is very dark, dirty and shocking.

The sex scenes are very hot and very dirty.

If you enjoyed Jade West’s first book you will enjoy this one.

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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.
Adult.
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Bruiser by Neal Schusterman

From Booklist

Is it possible to experience joy if you don’t experience pain? Is absorbing someone’s pain a gift or a curse? Shusterman explores these central questions in this thought-provoking new book. Sixteen-year-old Tennyson fumes when he learns his twin sister, Bronte, is dating Bruiser, the guy voted Most Likely to Go to Jail, but Bronte insists Bruiser is misunderstood. Tennyson is eventually won over and befriends Bruiser, and that’s when the twins notice something odd. Their cuts and bruises disappear overnight while Bruiser is a mass of new hurts; somehow he takes on the pain, both physical and emotional, of the people he cares for. The story is narrated by Tennyson, Bronte, and Cody, Bruiser’s brother, in prose and by Bruiser in free verse, and the individual voices are nicely distinct. It is Tennyson, though, who stands out as he evolves from self-centered bully to caring young man and ponders big questions about friendship and sacrifice. A culminating crisis is a bit convenient, but the compelling issues and engaging premise make this a rewarding read. Grades 8-12. –Lynn Rutan
Review-
 
Even though the  story  was very predictable. I loved it.   But  loving it didn’t keep me from feeling sorry for Bruiser especially since long ago I knew a kid almost like him(minus the transference factor).  Everyone thought he was a trouble maker and no good and he did give you that first impression, but underneath all that angst was a sweet boy who pulled at my heart strings.
 
This book teaches  a lesson we all should practice.  Give it a read and see what you think.