Book – Roar
Author – Aria Cage
Publication Date – March 17, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance, New Adult
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy kindly provided by author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.
I’m shadowed by sins; mine and the ones passed on to me. The only light comes in the way of him. He wants to fix me, but he can’t fix something so lost and broken. I'm completely undeserving and secretly unwilling. But how do I turn away the one person my body and soul soars for, the one thing that makes me forget the fear, the loss and the guilt? How do I stop the primal need which we are addicted to?
She is a stranger amongst the world, a captive behind her smiles and lies which shelters the truth. But I know her, we are caged together with the demons and guilt, yet my love is stronger against all our loss and I want to help her heal, to set her free. Under her cloak still lies my scared kitten, feral to her soul because of what he took from both of us. If it’s the last thing I do, I will help her roar like the tiger I know her to be, even if it means setting her free from me.
Caged by their demons and primal need, will their love be strong enough to set them free?
What a dark, depressing and beautiful story. That sums up this book in a nutshell. It left me speechless and at times with a heavy heart, I had to put the book down and re-group myself. The author had an ability to tear at my heart and question the sanity of our world today. She brought to light the sick and twisted world which prey on children and how devastating this can be to those children while growing up.
How does someone survive those traumatic events from childhood? Do they turn into their tormentors and in turn become the tormentor to others? Do they continue the abuse on themselves by gravitating to others who like to abuse? Do they ever stop blaming themselves for the crimes of their elders? Can they ever find true love and live a normal life?
This book touches each of these questions through the story of Charlie and Nate – two best friends who were thrown into years of trauma and pain and then violently torn apart. They are made to suffer for the crimes of others and each deal with their pain in different ways – one healthy and one in a downward spiral.
Years later they meet again and is one of them strong enough to save the other?
You’ll just have to read and find out?
Emotions you don’t even know exist will hit you while reading….a very traumatic and thought provoking book which will have you broken and crying out for vengeance. This is a must read!