Series: Irrevocable #2
on November 18, 2014
Genres: Dark Erotic Romance
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I thought I was done.
I couldn’t take my eyes off her as the bullet tore through me, leaving me with nothing but the hope that I had done enough to save her. The darkness tried to engulf me—to brand me as its own and drag me to my fate.
Waking to see her tear-stained face above me was enough to make my heart stutter. I was alive and free from that place—but not from the toll it had taken on my mind and body.
My story should have ended, but one woman kept standing in the way of that. The only way I could have her was to find a way to put the darkness to rest.
BEND, DON’T BREAK by Skye Callahan took me for one hell of a ride, just like I knew it would. Ms. Callahan has a unique style of writing that helps transport her readers into the minds of these intense, damage characters, making you feed off of their emotions and in turn making the book, more than just another dark romance read, but an all out intense experience. This is a journey you will not want to miss out on, but just know that the journey begins with Book One in the series, IRREVOCABLE.
Just like IRREVOCABLE, this book was dark, intense, angst-ridden, and beautifully erotic. There were parts that broke your heart, shattered your soul, and took your breath away. There were some swoon-worthy parts and some cringe-worthy parts, coming together to make a pretty incredible, complex read that had my stomachs in knots.
Once again, Skye Callahan gives us a story about survival, a story about a connection so strong and so real, there is no denying the depth of a connection that these characters have. There are two characters here, that from the outside, they seem destructive to each other, unhealthy, and too broken to be fixed, always pushing one another to the brink of madness. But from the inside, they are EXACTLY what each other needs. The are two halves of a whole, soul mates if you will. They may break each other, but they also heal one another, mend one another, and complete one another.
BEND, DON’T BREAK was a dark, sensual, and at times, twisted and chaotic read that messed with my mind so good. I will never get enough of Ms. Callahan’s writing style, of her beautifully damaged characters, and of her gripping story lines. She is at the top of my list when it comes to this particular genre.
She came around the corner on hands and knees, and I saw her face visibly pale as soon as she saw the chain in my hands, but she approached anyway. Stubborn, belligerent, and brave.
Three traits that’d get her killed.
I dropped the chain to the floor next to the bed. “Come up here.”
She paused, but finally climbed onto the bed and straddled my lap as I directed, and damned if I didn’t feel like I was losing it. The bruises from her encounter with Gabe’s buffoons were starting to set in, but she pulled back and shut herself off as I examined her.
Such a degrading way to make sure nothing was broken, but if she didn’t believe my act, no one else would either. I realized the plug in her ass was probably growing even more uncomfortable with time, especially if she hadn’t experimented with them before.
Not that I could ask since I wasn’t supposed to care.
“Hate me all you want, Sugar,” I said, hoping to get her to walk a fine line between trust and fear where she might listen. “I’m the only ally you have.”
“Ally…?” she whispered, “You’re going to hurt me.” Her eyes filled again, but she blinked it away and held back just like she had in the basement, and I couldn’t face her any longer.
“I am,” I lifted her off of me, flipping her over. “Ass up.”
Even though she kept up her protective walls, I saw her body visibly relax when I pulled the plug free and sat it on the side table. It was going to be hard enough for her to kneel through dinner. I hoped the threat of it might make her more compliant.
The mix of vulnerability countered with her impossible stubbornness had an aphrodisiac effect on me. I had been convinced this was the only way we’d survive, but for the first time, I truly considered the effect it was going to have on both of us.
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