Thursday, April 30, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Fervent by Gemma James (Review + Teasers + Giveaway)

Title: Fervent
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #3 
Release Date: April 30, 2015


I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.

Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.

What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.

He’ll even die for me.

NOTE TO READERSFERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.


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My Thoughts:

**An eARC was provided by author in exchange of an honest review** 

You know when you think that you've seen and read everything and that you can't cry and hurt anymore and then it turns out you're wrong and you can in fact get hurt and cry your heart out? That was me when I read Fervent. 

The first two books packed enough emotional turmoil that I thought it was impossible for more bad things to happen to Alex and Rafe and that they can finally be happy. But no, in Fervent Alex and Rafe are kidnapped. Tortured and abused with betrayals looming over their heads, they don't know who to trust and how to escape alive, what they know is that they can't stand to see the other hurt and Rafe will do anything to spare Alex more agony. 

Gosh, from the moment I started reading, my heart was in my throat.I was scared out of my mind because I just knew Gemma James was going to make this book hurt extra hard, and I was so very right. Rafe is still without his memories of prison and his reunion with Alex and he's struggling with what his body knows and craves and his horror at what he's done to Alex. No matter how much he craves her, Rafe wants Alex safe and whole and he does everything in his power to do so. Even though I spent most of the book horrified and with tears in my eyes, I couldn't help but swoon over Rafe and his protectivness. The guy can make me fall in love with him even in the ugliest of times. Alex on the other hand had my heart breaking for her. The poor woman can't get a break, and everyone in her life wants a piece of her and is out to hurt her. 

I couldn't put Fervent down. Though I was scared to flip the pages and read more, I couldn't not flip the pages and read more. I had to know what was going to happen and hope that things didn't get worse for Alex and Rafe.The writing is amazing and makes it impossible not to be sucked into the story and feel the pain of the characters. And in true Gemma James style, Fervent ended in another cliffhanger. I was left with my mouth wide open and gaping at the pages and I can't wait to see what happens next. 

This book is not for the lighthearted. It's dark and twisted and makes me want to hide in a corner, cover my eyes and ears and rock and cry and shout. If you want a book with roses and rainbows then this series is not it. If you're looking for an emotional roller coaster, a very dark kind of love and flawed characters, then this is the right series for you. 


Author Bio
Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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