Monday, June 27, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + Teaser + Giveaway: Rough & Raw by Hayley Faiman

Title: Rough and Raw
Series: Notorious Devils
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: MC Romance
Publish Date: June 27, 2016
Review Source: ARC
Brentlee Johnson-Corbin has always followed her mother's rules, even when it meant marrying a man she knew wasn't her happily-ever-after.

Bates "Sniper" Lukin, a retired marine, now rides with the Notorious Devils—his street name earned in the deserts of hell. 

When the most precious part of Brentlee's world is threatened by the man who was meant to love them, she escapes to the only safe place she knows. But when she seeks the shelter of her sister, Kentlee, and her husband, Fury, her past steps in—and he's determined to protect Brentlee and her daughter as his own.

Their story is one of love discarded, but Sniper won't waste this opportunity to right the wrongs of his past. 

Life has been cruel to them both, and Brentlee is certain that the love they lost is gone forever; but under his protective wing, she can't deny that this rough and raw man might be just the hope she needs.

Sometimes we get those unexpected second chances.  When we see them, we know with everything that we are that we must take them.  This is exactly what Sniper sees and does when Brentlee steps back into his world.  

This book touches on one of those subjects that used to be very hush hush.  The issue of domestic abuse.  The way that Hayley Faiman writes about this is up front and personal.  She puts it all out there to allow us to feel the pain, fear, and defeat that Brentlee has faced for many years.  The hard part of the pill to swallow is how her parents react to what she has endured.  The fact that her sister is there to help her regain her since of balance is what a true support system is about.

This book takes us into the depths of what a true abuse victim deals with.  It is not only the physical abuse that is visible but the emotional abuse is just as bad if not worse.  The fear that if they leave that their abuser will do what ever it takes to find them and pull them back in, because of the possessive nature of the relationship.  The fact that Hayley writes Brentlee to be a strong willed person that is determined to break the cycle so that her daughter doesn't endure her fathers wrath is what makes this story all that better.   What parents tend to forget in situations like this is and what the author does an amazing job of showing is that children see more than you think.  Even at young ages they are affected by the abusive patterns just as much.

I hope that you take the time to enjoy this story of not only survival, but of second chances, true love, and of course the infamous happily ever afters.

32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime


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