Thursday, August 8, 2013

ARC Review of A Brutal Tenderness by Marata Eros

Title: A Brutal Tenderness

Author: Marata Eros

Genre: New Adult , Contemporary Romance

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Release Date: August 26, 2013

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

Book Blurb: There are two sides to every story. In this dark and sexy companion novel to the New York Times bestseller A Terrible Love, experience the sizzling passion and pulse-pounding suspense through FBI agent Cas Steele’s eyes as he hunts down a psychopath...and falls for the killer’s prey.

Cas has been charged with an unsavory task: manipulate the hauntingly beautiful Jewell MacLeod—a woman he has every reason to hate—and slowly gain her trust in order to use her as bait to lure in a killer. But as the killer draws closer, Cas realizes that he can’t deny the scorching chemistry that ignites between him and Jewell, even if giving into his physical desire for her means jeopardizing his mission...and opening himself up to the possibility of a real and terrible love...

My Rant:

A Brutal Tenderness was breathtakingly beautiful. This book is much more than a companion novel to a Terrible Love, it is the missing piece to an unrelenting love story. Marata brings the story full circle by telling it from Cas's POV. Cas is displayed as an open book and he lets us into his world, his emotions, and his un-quenching love for Jewell. 

Talking about Cas just gives me goose bumps in a good way. His personality is hardcore and raw but what makes Cas appealing is his  heart and his dedication to his friends and the people he loves. He is the ultimate good guy with a twist. 

In the first few paragraphs you are gripped so tight by his persona. Cas wheels you in and life as you know it outside the book begins to fade
because you are immersed in his story. When Cas got angry, I got angry, when he was sad, I was sad but when he showed his loving side you fall hard so hard that you need one of the panic buttons to call someone to help you get up. 

Marata has taken this story to a whole new level. Although I have read A terrible Love, I felt like A Brutal Tenderness was a story on its own that could basically stand alone. The action in the storyline was intense so intense my behind is gripping the seat until the permanent indents set in. LOL. Remind me to flatten my cushions. 

Anywhoo, Not only do you have a great story with some sexy FBI agents in it. You all know how much I love my alpha men. Cas is a brute and has no whelms of throwing his hand up when needed but he was also just as efficient as a lover. Marata heats up the pages with the smothering love scenes between Jewell and Cas. Those scenes were smoking hot. Hotter than a pop tart fresh out of the toaster as Little Kim would say. And although the scenes are blaring and your eyes are tearing because you are so close to the flame you get that connection of love, adoration and need from Cas and Jewell. They need each other on a level that is not normal almost supernatural and when they are apart you feel confined and constricted because you can feel it too.( Patting my eyes now , because I am getting emotional).

I loathed Thad and Ben completely loathed them but you are also entrapped in their sadistic torture of their world and reasoning. Although they are not my favorite characters of the story they were interesting ones. In this story you get more insight to what makes Thad and Ben tic. The villains are also being put on display and I have no choice but to bow down and give Marata the credit due. Her imagination is amazingly twisted and vivid. I love every bit of it. 

Overall, I enjoyed this book. There is action, hot FBI studs, sex, bad guys, I mean really bad guys, a damsel in distress and a hero with a kick A$$ attitude and a heart of gold nope better than gold platinum.

My Recommendation: 

I rated this book 5 out of 5 purple Rant Hearts and I am listing this book as one of my 2013 favs. I would recommend A brutal Tenderness to anyone one who loves a good Contemporary Romance. 

Check out my review on A Terrible Love by Clicking Here!

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.

Happy Ranting and Raving !!!

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