RAW by Belle Aurora

Posted July 26, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

RAW by Belle AuroraRAW by Belle Aurora
Series: RAW Family #1
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genres: Alpha Guy, BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Dark, Erotica, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance
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Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.

Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.

Best decision I ever made.

Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.

My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.

But the saying is true.

The world makes way for those who know where they are going.

That’s me.

I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.

But then there’s him.

I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.

He makes me feel.

It’s unconventional.

But it’s real.

I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.

So am I.

This isn’t a story.

This is my life.

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So part of the reason why I like the KU program is that it gives me the chance to try out new authors and books I wouldn’t normally try out. This was my first Belle Aurora book, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The reason why I picked up this book was the whole, I fell in love with my stalker component. I’ve read a lot of books where a stalker is involved, but honestly the stalker always ends up trying to kill the heroine, not the heroine falling in love with the stalker. So this was a new element for me, and I love new stuff.

So this book takes place in Australia, once again, making me want to go to Australia. Our heroine is Alexa, and she is basically a social worker, and a pretty good one at that. You can tell she cares about all of the kids who come her way, she really wants to do right by them, especially because it’s something she can identify with, having grown up in a hard household and running away when she was in her teens. The funny thing is she is well aware that she has a stalker, she seems him all the time (so clearly he isn’t very subtle), but she doesn’t say anything to anyone about him, and he doesn’t really frighten her. One day she is attacked, and her stalker comes to her rescue. This was kind of an interesting way to start their whole personal interactions, she is clearly shaken up by what happened to her, and her stalker (Twitch) response to this is basically to break into her house and stay with her every night while she sleeps. It’s weird, it’s creepy, but somehow it kind of works. He makes her feel safe.

The thing about Twitch is that while it is clear right from the beginning that he is is in fact a stalker, he is also way more involved in the criminal element beyond just simply stalking. And of course this is revealed to Alexa, and one hand I was really kind of surprised that she went with it, I mean she works as a social worker, and she really has seen the damage crime has done to the kids she works with. But on the other hand it is really clear how she feels about Twitch, and I think she so addicted to the way her makes her feel that she is much more willing to overlook the bad parts of him.

There is a lot of sex in this book. And not all of it moves the story forward, so if you are a stickler for that, this might not be the book for you. But its not all just filler or anything, there is kind of a point and it works for them. The thing is they are two very different people, not just in real life, but also in their bedroom experience, so for Alexa its a lot of being exposed to new things and seeing how she handles it.

Overall, I did like this book. I could easily see how maybe the ending might not sit all that well with some people, but I like a unconventional ending, and when I read the book, I was definitely in the mood for an unconventional ending, I don’t like everything to be all sweetness and sugar, that’s not how real life works. I do hope the series moves forward and we get to see more of Alexa and the characters we met throughout this book in the future. There is definitely potential for good stories to continue, and I hope to get to read them.
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About Belle Aurora

Belle Aurora is twenty-something-years-old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

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