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Pretty When She Cries

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22 year old beauty Nicole Hudson is abducted from a gas station by a serial rapist. Follow Nicole as she endures the destruction of her world, trying to find a chance for escape, before her time runs out in the hands of her mentally unstable captor.


This is not a story about consensual sex. This is a story about "actual" rape. If reading an e
Published August 15th 2011 by Sarah Kate Books
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Rach  *Feisty kitty*
Jun 04, 2013 Rach *Feisty kitty* rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rach *Feisty kitty* by: Silkeeeeee

This book is NOT for the faint hearted. You only need to read the first section of the blurb to realise you will not be able to read it without having every single one of your emotions completely torn to shreds.

The thing is I love that feeling of inner turmoil when reading the books I read.

Most people will cringe when reading the blurb let alone the actual book. Nicole suffers a great deal while in captivity, yet she has a fighting spirit which I loved in her character even when things ge
May 12, 2013 Elaine rated it liked it
Shelves: on-the-dark-side
This is not a story about consensual sex. This is a story about "actual" rape. If reading an erotic story with non-consensual sex makes you uncomfortable, this is not the book for you. This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent.

Contains explicit sexual descriptions and violence.

This is a disturbing short story of abduction and rape.

Nicole is abducted from a gas station She has just arrive
Oct 01, 2011 Jackie rated it did not like it
I rarely review books, but I am making a special case for PRETTY WHEN SHE CRIES because it offended me on a very special level. Is that because the book portrays rape, violence, and torture? No. It's because that's ALL it does--portray it. This book has absolutely nothing new or interesting to say about the psychology of either the victim or the perpetrator, and it doesn't even "push the envelope" in rape fiction. Not only that, it's poorly edited, badly written, and emotionally lifeless. In sho ...more
Penelope Fletcher
Warning: Review contains Adult themes and spoilers. 18+.

I will read anything if it seems interesting. So when I caught sight of this, how could I resist? I’ll warn you again before I continue, this is not a review for anybody under 18 years of age or with a vanilla view on coitus.

Sex is primordial and uncultivated. It can allow you to explore your deepest wishes from the arms of someone you trust, and who will keep you safe even as you stumble over the edge of sanity and enjoy the most debased
Mar 31, 2013 Steelwhisper rated it really liked it

I don't think the rape was in any way glorified. Thus I do not agree with the Amazon ban, even if this were a good reason to ban a book.

Else I took this more or less like a horror story, at times it reminded me in its inevitability of Hellraiser or just about anything Stephen King wrote, but a Stephen King on a bad trip rather than his usual self. There was, curiously, a very satisfying end.

It was logical in itself, and certainly took up several strands of considerations which seem to be val

“This is not a story about consensual sex. This is a story about "actual" rape. If reading an erotic story with non-consensual sex makes you uncomfortable, this is not the book for you. This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent.

Contains explicit sexual descriptions and violence.”

This is a dark, erotic thriller about a young woman, Nicole, who was kidnapped, beaten and ra
Pretty When She Cries is a disturbing story, plain and simple. The main plot is about a young woman who’s kidnapped, raped and tortured throughout the course of the novel. I guess you could say this is a psychological thriller that stays in the mind of the victim as she tries to survive from a psychotic, crazed sexual deviant. As I read, I was filled with disgust at the acts portrayed in this book. Usually I’ll give the author the benefit of the doubt because regardless of the subject matter, it ...more
Vanessa Wu
Aug 26, 2011 Vanessa Wu rated it it was amazing
The pace is blistering. The sex is exciting. The violence is sickening.

Sarah Kate is a very visceral writer and any reader with an imagination will have a physical reaction to this book.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I read it. I’ve been wondering if it should be banned. There’s always a temptation to ban something that makes you ashamed of your own feelings.

What sort of person could possibly like this book other than a serial rapist? If you read it will you turn into one?

Sep 19, 2011 Jen4607 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rape, taboo
Pretty When She Cries was a really tough to read, but I thought it was fantastically written. It was dark, emotional, and felt very real. The book is exactly like the synopsis describes, it’s about a woman’s abduction, rape, and complete degradation by a sadistic psycho. The book was very suspenseful and as hard as it was to read I very much enjoyed it and was grateful that the author didn’t try to turn the heroine into having Stockholm syndrome like so many non-consensual books do to try and li ...more
Jan 25, 2014 Christine rated it liked it
Can't say I enjoyed this one. Very much the pure torture of what Nicole went through when she was abducted and kept for James pleasure, oh and Tony's.
Rape, Violence, and a sadistic mentally disturbed abductor.
Ending a bit disappointing.
Dec 09, 2013 Kelster rated it liked it
Typically when I read non consent it morphs into forced seduction, meaning that the end result is pleasure, even when the victim tries to deny their feelings. I like that. A lot. Pretty When She Cries does not contain forced seduction. It is disturbing and violent. The reader is placed in the uncomfortable position of witnessing the h being beaten, raped and tortured by a sick and disgusting man. This book is about her attempt to survive this crazed man.
Jena Crawford
Oct 01, 2013 Jena Crawford rated it it was ok
That was hard core!! There was nothing hot about this story it was sick!! I don't know if I'll ever want to read something that sorta straight up. There was no romance just rape. It was well written though I defiantly feel pissed from reading it lol I don't even know what kind of stars to give it, I read the disclaimer...... Ugh!!
Sep 23, 2011 Proserpine rated it really liked it
At first I wasn’t sure if I want to read this book. After reading the summary I was torn between the desire to know more and a little disgust with my desire. Why a book on this subject? The cover and the book's title caught my eye. I was curious and went to the website of the author and I discovered that I could read the first 2 chapter of the book. After only a few lines, the reader is thrown into the action of this creepy story. I was stun by the speed of how this story unfolds.

Honest, I read
Jul 01, 2012 Ayalla rated it liked it
Vanessa Wu wrote:"any reader with an imagination will have a physical reaction to this book."
The only reaction I had, was to take a shower and read something else.

I missing the deepness in this book, there is rape, there is only rape actually and mainly physical rape. I don't see Nicole breaking, she seems the same for me the whole book.
Nicole is some hot chick, but never really said anything about e.g smell. I know, after being raped smell is not really a concern. But if you live in a dirty hou
Mar 04, 2015 Tamara rated it really liked it
I was warned. Well.. I asked for it.. I got it! Sheesh!!! Talk about 8 levels of hell!? Shit, I feel broken & dirty. Poor poor Nicole. Man.. that's all I got.
Sep 07, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this story, so I wasn't entirely sure how to rate it. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. It was a very hard, visceral story, and it also skirted an interesting line. The ending was a little too abrupt for me, and I wish we'd gotten a little deeper into the narrator's mind. So much of the story told about her physical abuse, but she shuts down so much that I'm not entirely certain how this experience is going to change her. I don't know.

Jun 25, 2012 Juls rated it liked it
Shelves: mind-f-ck
well crap! this book was intense! i lost track of time like i was there with Nicole and had no hope and of rescue.
things were moving so slow yet fast with everything that was happening to Nicole. Right when you think she has become attached to James the unexpected happens and she's a free woman.
Not that i would ever want to be in this situation but the first person i'd call would be my parents not my boyfriend.

a most def mind f*ck book!
Vilmarie Santos
Jun 28, 2014 Vilmarie Santos rated it really liked it
ok i found this book in a german or greek website yet the book was still in english . now this book was disturbing and yet i didn't find a reason why it was pull out , there is a book call HELD that has along the same this as this one . the book was a good dark read and a very disturbing just for the fact that it could happened to anyone . just don't read before sleeping or it will stay in your minds
Dec 30, 2015 XO rated it really liked it
well.. this book is NOT for anybody that's for sure! it gets very disturbing and I'm not taking about the non con and torture stuff I'm talking more of Hannibal lecter style but I felt the end was very rushed... but it deserved 3.5/ 4 stars for me.
Jess the Romanceaholic
Oct 01, 2011 Jess the Romanceaholic marked it as to-read
I feel like a vaguely sick person for wanting to read this, but honestly, all the brutal reviews on B&N make me want to read it just to see if it's really "that bad" lol
Dec 08, 2013 Mmmo rated it really liked it
Shelves: kidnapped, dark
3.5 stars
Wow...That WAS dark and disturbing.
[Banned from Amazon]

Omg but (view spoiler) was just too sickening.
Dec 28, 2013 Kittykorn rated it really liked it
very disturbing read
Heed the warning, otherwise a trip into true sexual horror. Not terribly deep, but definitely shocking.
Mar 13, 2012 Tennille marked it as to-read
No longer available....Wanted to read this one
Jul 20, 2012 Ioanna rated it did not like it
It's like a bad lowbudget porn movie.
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