Release Date: May 21, 2019
Award Winning Author, Lydia Michaels, enters the world of DARK ROMANCE with an unforgettably suspenseful psychological thriller!
~PRAISE FOR THE NOVEL~
“Hurt is a masterpiece. Easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. I will never forget it.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Pam Godwin
“A Home Run!” —Author Michelle Windsor
“Raw and Beautiful! Hypnotic and Haunting! Hurt will absolutely WOW you!” —Blushing Babes Are Up All Night
“A Masterpiece!” —Author Haylee Thorne
“This is Lydia’s first dark romantic thriller and I pray it will not be her last!” —AJ’s Book re-Marks
“You haven’t read dark like this. To find such tenderness amongst all of the filth lies and horrors set Lydia’s writing apart from the rest.” —Author Andrea Bills
“Devastatingly beautiful story!” –Author D.D. Lorenzo
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So yea, to say that this was a gut wrenching and emotional book would be an understatement. And therein lies the main issue I had and why I was wavering between 3 and 4 stars. Reading this book was like sitting under a wet blanket for five hours. It was just one over the top tragic event after another. By 70% I was exhausted. I just wanted to get done with the last 30% as quickly as I could. I knew going in this would not be a unicorn farting rainbows type of story, but I really felt like this story needed some sort of…lightness?? Hope? Something to break up the constant misery and darkness. We really get none of that into very late into the book.
However, after thinking on it a bit I decided to go with 4 Stars. The book really was masterfully written, and deserved a higher rating. Just be aware if you decide to tackle it you need to be prepared for a lot of heavy subject matter and scenes. I’ll add a spoiler trigger warning below as I know some scenes in this book could trigger readers.TRIGGERS: (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILERS) –> There are two graphic rape scenes in this book. A M/F one, and a M/M one. There is also less graphic sexual abuse and torture of secondary characters.