A Brutal Tenderness by Marata Eros

July 23, 2013 Hot, new adult, Review 0

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
A Brutal Tenderness by Marata ErosA Brutal Tenderness by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Published by Simon & Schuster on Aug 26, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 328
Source: Netgalley
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There are two sides to every story. In this dark and sexy companion novel to the New York Times bestseller A Terrible Love, experience the sizzling passion and pulse-pounding suspense through FBI agent Cas Steele’s eyes as he hunts down a psychopath...and falls for the killer’s prey.

Cas has been charged with an unsavory task: manipulate the hauntingly beautiful Jewell MacLeod—a woman he has every reason to hate—and slowly gain her trust in order to use her as bait to lure in a killer. But as the killer draws closer, Cas realizes that he can’t deny the scorching chemistry that ignites between him and Jewell, even if giving into his physical desire for her means jeopardizing his mission...and opening himself up to the possibility of a real and terrible love...

Have you read A Terrible Love yet? Well if you haven’t please do before you read this. Are you wary of reading this because you think it will be the same shit? Well no worries. This really is a whole new book. I barely recognized the same story. Cas has his own tale to tell and it’s a hot one.
Some hard truths:
Cas is a guy. So yes Boobs, Vaginas, and sex cross his mind a lot. So be prepared for those.
Cas is volatile. So yes, he gets into fights.
Cas is hot.
You know me. Well you don’t. But I am not an over the top Alpha male makes me drool on my lap like a love sick little girl type of female. I like babyfaces. I like non threatening. IRL. But Cas has a certain appeal. He was super protective of Jewelle (did I spell that right?) But he wasn’t psycho you can’t do anything because I am your lord and master protective.
The writing was 100% Marata/Tamara. It’s her voice folks, and it rocks my face off. She has her own writing style and I love it. It’s fast and furious and holds no prisoners. Get on for the ride, or don’t.
I literally inhaled this book. I loved every single second of it. The MC’s did not lose their chemistry, it is still as dark and beautiful as ATL was. Everything about this book was awesome, and great, and neat, and HOT!
Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for allowing me to have the ARC!

About Tamara Rose Blodgett

Tamara Rose Blodgett is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness under the pen name Marata Eros. A passionate writer who loves interacting with her readers, Tamara lives in South Dakota with her husband.

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