Title: Brutal & Raw
Series Name: Beneventi Family
Author: Sonya Jesus
Release: January 23, 2020
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Touch Creations
He wanted everything. He could have my nothings too.
My whole life, I've been running, living just under the radar. The day I arrived on the East Coast, looking for a new start, I found an end instead. One careless night landed me in the hands of a dark mafia boss, who wanted nothing more than to render me a number—to eviscerate my identity with his brutal mind game.
That’s what he called me. That’s all I was to him.
At least at first, before Breaker Beneventi told me all his family secrets, trickled his way into my heart, and then ordered my death. He set me free, knowing the butcher would find me.
Now, I'm the girl who escaped. The one with the power to destroy his organization. And he's relentlessly searching for Lyla Vaughn all over the country, spilling the blood of innocents and losing his control.
But he's not going to find me. Because that's not my name.
From Bestselling author Sonya Jesus comes "Brutal and Raw" a psychological thriller romance full of plot twists, interwoven with dark mafia romance.
This is my first book I have read by Sonya and it will not be the last. I loved every moment of this book and could not put it down because it captures you and keeps you reading till the end.
327 is running and when she stops she gets herself caught up in some more trouble. I mean trouble she can't get out of. See she is on a mafia farm and they sell woman to the highest bidder. When she sold to Breaker she doesn't really expect much from him. As she is used to the abuse and dark things these men do to her.
Then she gets a surprise when Breaker confides in her because he then tells her she knows to much and she must die. That is when she goes on the run again but this time she is on the run from the butcher and Breaker. Can she survive or will they find her and kill her?
This is a must read dark romance and suspenseful book that will take you on a roller coaster ride.
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“You girls want to survive, and you run, but you don’t know where to go. You’ve been conditioned to believe the only place left for you is by the side of your abuser, and I don’t want to offer you a safe haven, I want to re-establish your place in the world. Show you that you matter, and the potential you have is too much of a waste. So if you’re too scared to walk through those doors and ask for help, I’m the one they call to walk through those doors with you.”
This woman gives her love away, without fearing the consequences.
“You all think you love these men, romanticizing monsters and craving their love. You’re not craving love from them, you’re depriving yourselves of the value of your love.”
“You don’t think these men can change?” I ask, mostly for my own curiosity.
She sees right through me and half-smiles. “Some can, but my concern isn’t to rehabilitate the abusers, it’s to empower the victims.”
“Rehabilitate?” I echo back.
“Change is a long process, sweetheart. They need to be willing to look inside themselves and see the bad parts. No one likes that step, but if you don’t think what you’re doing is bad, then it’s justifiable. Even if they want to change, it takes time and help. And they have to change because they want to, not for someone else.”
I look away, wondering if that applied to criminals. “Do you think even the worst of the worst can change if they wanted to?”
“It’s not your job to change them,” she warns, as she hands me the chocolate and goes for the fridge to retrieve the milk.
I remain silent, sprinkling the chocolate into the jars. Addie works in mysterious ways, and I’ve come to love those mysteries, almost as much as I love her.
“Your job is to love yourself first and then, if you want, find someone who loves you enough to give you the freedom to go.”
My heart stills at that. Confusion muddles my thoughts and Breaker is all I can think about. Breaker let me go.
In the Series:
31 Kisses: A Beneventi Series Starter (Prequel)
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Sonya’s a nerd—a cool nerd—who loves science, books, make-up and unicorns. She even has unicorn slippers and unicorn plushes adorn her office. It’s not an obsession (or so she says), it’s simply an ode to her imaginative side. Storytelling has been her passion since her youth, but her family believes it's more than that.
Though she's fun-loving, complex-minded, and heart-driven, her philosophy on life is quite simple: Shit happens. Keep going.
When asked to elaborate, she said, "Believing in yourself is probably one of the hardest things to do, but look in the mirror. You're still standing. That's strength. Don't underestimate yourself."
Sonya also believes in fairytales and in the beautiful things a mind can conjure. She’s a firm believer in empowering the crazy fictional ideas, putting them down on paper, and letting them flourish into a story.
“There’s so much potential in a dream… a thought… not exploring it seems like such a waste of something absolutely beautiful.”
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