Title: A Terrible Love
Author: Marata Eros
Release date: February 11, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Women's fiction, contemporary romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
“I guess I'm giving in to life. It's like the ocean breaking against the rocks: it simply wears me down until I given in. It was only a matter of time.”
Jessica Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.
Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life... or their very being.
“The secret has been killing me. Taking small chunks out of who I am until I wasn't me anymore.”
5 of 5 Terrible Love
A terrible Love is one of those stories that is a train wreck waiting to happen and you know it is coming but you can't look the other way. You need to see what is happening even when you know that it is going to be very bad. This story is also very heart wrenching and had me very emotional when reading it. If you have ever been in an abusive relationship then you know what I am talking about. This is a story about survival and learning to let go of the past and move on to the future. Marata did a great job doing the dual POV that had me jumping with joy because I was able to see the story unfold from both characters and get the glimpses one misses when you get a single POV in a story.
Jess Mackey is living a lie. Jess is not her real name and she never ever tells anyone where she is from or about her home life. No one knows the horror she had to endure and what she ran from. She has deep dark secrets that could destroy her and her family. But away at college Jess is someone new and exciting. She has an awesome best friend and she is crushing on the gorgeous Mitch. What more could a girl ask for?
Jess's troubles start when her best friend shows her a flyer for a ballet company who is coming to town looking for auditions for dancers. Something that has laid dormant in her life for a while wakes up and Jess decides she will try out. She knows she shouldn't but she just wants to see what it will feel like after having to give up the one thing she loved more than life. When she is up there dancing she feels like her life is where it should be but dancing again brings back so many memories and unwanted attention that she is not looking for.
If The dancing weren't enough for Jess her love life is a crazy one. She really doesn't want a relationship but she would love to be loved and with real feelings not something made up. She meets Mitch and they hit it off but there is just something about him that has you wondering if he is who he says he is. His true colors come out and when they do you will be shocked just like I was. But then Jess gets attention from Devin. Lord Devin is hot sex on a platter bad boy extraordinaire but he has secrets himself and he does not do relationships. Hook ups yes casual sex yes but feelings no way. Devin tells Jess he wants her for sex with no strings but what happens between the two of them is what really makes this story so incredible.
As I read about Jess and Devin I could not get enough of them. They are both troubled and have pasts and secrets and lies consume them. An Devin finally figures out Jess's secrets. Will he be able to get her to tell him everything? Will Devin still want her? At the end of the day they will have to decide is it worth it to leap or is it worth it to walk away?
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About the Author
Marata Eros is a mixed-genre writer of dark erotica and fantasy with elements of romance and horror. She has completed her first contemporary romance, A TERRIBLE LOVE as her next new release. Marata is a passionate reader who loves interacting with her readers and is more grateful than she can express for their support.
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