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A Terrible Love Paperback – September 24, 2013
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
“Eros’s dark and twisty prose adds a depth and dimension that is addictive.” (Martini Times Romance)
“This is a great curl up on the couch with your favorite liquid date on a weekend night and enjoy kind of read.” (Flirty & Dirty Book Blog)
"Written so beautifully that I was in book nirvana...The story is romantic, edgy, angsty, and thrilling... This book is getting a huge recommendation from me and I hope you’ll give it a try." (Bookish Temptations)
"Fast-paced, [with] so many twists and turns, and packed with suspense." (A Bookish Escape)
"The chemistry between Cas and Jess was undeniable and amazing. And hot! They really completed each other and I enjoyed their scenes together. So very much." (I Read Indie)
“Eros’s knack of giving us epic story lines amongst HOT, gritty, edgy and steamy sex scenes always leaves me wanting more!“ (Aussie Girl Book Lover)
“This book was amazing, erotic, and filled with action.” (Crystal’s Random Thoughts)
“Eros very much has this sort of skat, rat-a-tat, jazzy improvisational writing style. . . . It gives her whole entire work real character. . . . And it really shines in this dark romance.” (Contagious Reads)
“Any novel that can get me so riled that I yell at the characters through the pages is a winner in my book. . . . A beautiful tale of redemption, full of suspense and mystery.” (A Book Vacation)
“This story had a cup of dark, a quart of thrilling, and a damn pound of super freaking sexy!” (LipSmackin GoodBooks)
About the Author
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Marata Eros is the pen name for Tamara Rose Blodgett, the author of over ninety titles, including her New York Times bestselling novel, A Terrible Love, and the #1 Amazon international bestselling erotic Interracial and African-American TOKEN serial, and the #1 Amazon Erotic Horror DRUID serial.
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I am glad I took a chance on this book for $0.99. I believe the 'normal' Kindle price is $2.99 and I wouldn't recommend for that price. up to $1.99 yes :)
Storyline: The main female character, Jess, has a past that she is running away from. As with everything in life that one runs away from, it catches up with her, and not in a good way. Can't say much else without giving it away---but I did love Cas and the best friend. Even though it was a good story, I felt that many things someone who is on the run should've been aware of/not taken a chance on were ignored by Jess. However, I reminded myself that she is a young girl and thought, "Actually, being 18-20 years of age is not exactly the time of your life when one makes decisions based on logic. That is the time when, at least for me, your emotions seem to get the better of you and you take chances you would never take if you had been 10 years older."
Thanks for the great story---I hope my review helps :
Reread: I don't usually reread unless a sequel comes out.....and I definitely wouldn't mind more Cas :)
Recommended Purchase price: Up to $1.99 :)
There is a pretty great suspense plot at the center of A Terrible Love. Jess's stepbrother was never caught, so she's always looking over her shoulder. She died her hair, got contacts, and changed her name. But that's not going to be enough to protect her. There's also a serial killer loose at her university, which has everyone on edge. The men in her life also tend toward violence. There's Brock, who uses his fists to keep her out of his way. Devin just exudes physical power, and jumps in at Jess's defense. Even sweet Mitch has his jealousy moments which veer toward domination (and not the sexy kind!). She just can't escape it. Of course, not all is as it seems...
My lower rating has to do with the romance. At first I loved Jess trying to date two guys that she likes for different reasons. They know about it, and don't like it, but she reminds them that they don't own her. Obviously, she has to choose one, who is obvious from the blurb. I would have picked Devin anyway, because their chemistry is sizzlin'! They have some super hot scenes together! However, I didn't believe for a second that they were in love. They have sex twice and don't have any conversations, but Jess is desperately in love with him? Sorry, I don't buy it. I would have liked more development between them to bring their relationship from lust to love.
In the end, I did really like A Terrible Love. It certainly kept me engaged as Jess tries to navigate her new life, while not letting the past smother her. There was always a sense of danger, since the reader knows her evil stepbrother is out there and it's only a matter of time before he finds her. Everyone has secrets, which eventually come out. I was shocked by some, but not by others. The ending felt rushed, and I would have liked to have learned more behind the bad guys' motivations.
Most recent customer reviews
This book was a quick read that I finished in pretty much one day. I did not love this book, but I did not hate it either.Read more
Jillian - I love it! I give it 5 Stars.
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