Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.
Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.
Best decision I ever made.
Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.
My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.
But the saying is true.
The world makes way for those who know where they are going.
I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.
But then there’s him.
I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.
He makes me feel.
But it’s real.
I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.
So am I.
This isn’t a story.
This is my life. (less)
(originally read April 2014, and re-read October 2016)
That's exactly how I feel right now, emotionally raw. This is not a romance. There is love. But there is also every other emotion you can feel too.
"There's something about Twitch. He's just........ RAW.
Everything about him is raw. And gritty. And unbound.
He's a raging fire. And I'm a fragile moth fluttering into the flame. Sooner or later, I'm going to get burned. I know this."
He is every bad boy you ever wanted to date, to tame, to love, to have love you. But some things in life aren't meant to be. This is the story of two people who tried really hard.....
WOW, I hadn't initially wanted to read this book, but I am so glad I picked it up. It is emotional, puzzling, beautiful, tragic, and so much more. I don't want to give to much away, because I think this is a story best left experienced with a clean impression. I only knew it wasn't a romance when I started reading it, but it kind of is, just not the one you dream about. And I really hope there is a sequel to this story.
**This story must be read prior to reading Dirty**
People envied me. They wanted my life, wanted to be me.
Mrs Alejandra Gambino.
Wife of Dino Gambino. Daughter of Eduardo Castillo.
Respected. Loved. Mob royalty.
They had no idea of the horrors that lurked behind closed doors.
They didn't know I was at the lowest point a person could reach.
Enter Julius Carter.
Aloof, handsome, blue-eyed Julius Carter.
He saved me.
I screwed him over.
Now everybody was after me. My life was forfeit.
It was only a matter of time. I was a dead woman walking.
The question was, who would get to me first?
And I'm glad I did, I had forgotten what an emotional read RAW was. But in the first book we don't get much time with Julius. He's is still a slight mystery when we start DIRTY. And honestly, I didn't like Ana for the first quarter of the book. Maybe it was just that I was looking for Twitch and Lexi and didn't want to follow Julius and Ana down their road. But I followed.
And what a road it is, violent, dark, tragic, and amazing that anyone survived it at all.
Without giving any plot secrets away, let's just say that by the time you hit the mid-way mark you will be invested in their survival. You may not love Julius like you love Twitch, but you will love him in your own way. Ana is not Lexi, she is stronger. A survivor, And a woman evenly matched in the world Julius lives in. We do get some "updates" on Twitch. And that is important to the storyline as a whole. And as much as I missed Twitch/Lexi, I did enjoy the Julius/Ana story. This is a 3-part series, and everything is going to come crashing together in book 3. I CAN'T WAIT!!!