- File Size: 1046 KB
- Print Length: 347 pages
- Publisher: Indie Artist Press; Wilde Works (July 7, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072PX9VMN
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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“I’ve heard that violence begets violence, but in my world, violence begat love. There’d been no one since Kevin . . . because there hasn’t been anyone but Kevin.”
I’m not sure I am going to be able to convey just what this book did to me, what this author did to me. I should have learned my lesson from the first book in this series, Violence Begets, but hope had me thinking the author wouldn’t put me through that again. Surely there had been enough suffering? And after the end of Violence Begets I was thinking just what could and would happen? PT Denys is nowhere near finished, this author has the knack of literally destroying me emotionally, ripping out every single emotion she can until I am wrung dry. I cried a river, I was sobbing my heart out to the point I couldn’t read because the tears made everything blurry, to the hiccupping, wracking sobs. These characters made their mark in the first book, they were truly indelible by the end of this one.
“you’re walking into a go**amn mine field. The memories alone are going to tear you apart. I can see you already turning in on yourself. I see it because I’ve f***ing done it. I’ve run hard and fast from memories that have the power to destroy me. But you, with this f***ed up plan . . . you’re running headfirst into a fire that will obliterate you…”
I am not going to say anything about this book, I’m not even going to mention characters because everything is a spoiler. You definitely need to have read Violence Begets before reading this one as this story continues many years on from the end. This book is a rollercoaster of epic proportions, as I said above, my emotions were all over the place from love, to anger, to sheer agonising pain, empathy, happiness, disbelief, to total and utter devastation. Like I said one EMOTIONAL roller coaster. But this is kudos to PT Denys, because she delivered, she didn’t just draw you in, from the very first word you were sucked into one heck of an emotional vortex, like a whirlpool that spun you round and round and spat you out at the end, battered, bruised and crushed.
“He was hunting me again; the past and the present were the same.”
PT Denys stuck to her guns in this book and like I said in my review of Violence Begets “This book is emotional and will have triggers for many people but I have a huge amount of respect for the author…this book screams I am brave, I will write what I want and how I want, it is my story and I will tell it how I want to, I will write from the heart, I will bleed onto the page, it won’t be pretty but it will be real and it is mine, my story. It isn’t generic, it is definitely not cookie cutter, it is unique and I loved every single word.” That statement still holds true. M/M books can be a much of a much, but I have never read an M/M book that has destroyed me like these two books have, destroyed me in the best way. I live for books that make me live and breathe a story and this author has had me living this nightmare from the first word of Violence Begets. I have seen these characters grow from kids to men, but the horrors are still ever present, the scars still visible, both physically and emotionally, the repercussions still a threat. This was raw, but it was honest and it was real.
“I don't know what to do. It's like you're there, holding both our hearts over an open flame and it's obvious that both of us are screaming out in pain, but you're the one with your hands in the fire and I don't understand. I'm here, ready with a fire extinguisher, but you won't let me use it. You won't let me help, and you're killing us.”
This book tackles many difficult subjects but as with the first book I would not have expected anything less. This author has b*lls and she is not afraid to use them and she exerts them to the best of her ability in this book. To be honest, I am literally broken. This was one of those books that had me looking around thinking, what the h*ll have I just read? One where it takes hours to digest, one where it took a night’s sleep to be able to form any coherent thoughts, one where I thought, now that was a bl**dy amazing book, one that made my sleep fitful, one that consumed my dreams and one where I needed to get my thoughts and opinions down as soon as I woke. I’m truly at a loss. There is so much I want to say but I can’t because you need to read this as the author intended, you need to experience the highs and lows for yourself for you to truly appreciate their emotional impact.
“Your hand was used to ground me. And my touch was used to bury us.”
This book is eye opening, this book goes some ways to make you understand that even decades on, abuse never leaves you. The implications are just as far reaching as they are devastating. However, it also goes some ways to showing that even the most broken of hearts can still beat for the right person. This book showed inner strength, the power of love and trust and the ramifications when they are broken. The mind is a fickle beast, it is one we take for granted and yet it has the power to heal and to decimate. While I’m sitting here rocking in a corner, contemplating how I am going to put my fractured heart back together, I will be patiently waiting for the next one. While this one was years in the making, I am hoping that I don’t have to wait that long this time. PT Denys needs to put me out of my misery, smartish. Seriously though, if you have not read this series, this is a must read. It is not just an M/M book, it is so, so, so much more. Yes, it can be painful, but it is seriously so well written that you cannot help but be amazed by their content and their characters. ADORED this book even though it killed me.
“I had to break the cycle of violence. I had to love myself, to love my brother, to love . . . I had to choose love.”
( I entered a contest and won an early ARC)
First of all I would like to say I LOVE the cycle, although it rips my heart out it is incredibly well written and thought out. It took me a couple day to absorb what happened, Pt Literally ripped my soul out, karate chopped it and then buried it with a rooting corpse LOL. All in all this was a sob fest, I spent a couple hours loudly sobbing from my room ( literally sobbing) . The trauma Kevin experiences translates to the reader in an incredibly realistic way, and it makes your heart ache even more for the child Kevin was. The rhythm of the writing keeps you interested and locked into the story. I did not want to look away, in fact I stayed up until the AM’s of the morning to finish it. Ricks brother Isaac, also portrays accurately the behavior corresponding with a childhood that twists a healthy Father son relationship, and makes it one where “love” and beating’s coincide. It is interesting as you read the book to observe the dynamics between Isaac and Rick, and Kevin and Isaac. You see maybe who Kevin could have been without Rick’s love. The end leaves you hoping, but also preparing for the worst. I loved this book because it explored Rick and Kevin’s adult relationship, the dynamics between them are fully realized in this book and you come to see where they stand in relation to the other. The repercussions of childhood traumas are fully uncovered and explored; you come to realize that the effects follow people for the rest of their lives on a visceral level and that the damage is not fully realized until later on in life. This book was amazing and I cannot wait till it is released, so everyone can appreciate it! I am now anxiously awaiting the third book! Curse you PT for writing such a dang good book!
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