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I have a craving; a dark urge I’m failing to resist despite years of trying to do that very thing.

I’ve force myself to hide behind a mask, a perfect manipulation to hide my true self.

When I meet Lucia, my wants and inner most desires change. She encourages me to embrace who I truly am, and is willing to do anything and everything I want, giving herself to me to satisfy my
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Published October 20th 2015
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Mysza
Sep 07, 2015 rated it liked it
**2,5 stars**

I didn't really like this book. The story just didn't seem that interesting to me. There was more drama than romance itself, I tried but I wasn't able to believe in love between main characters.

We have Callum, hotshot architect, who is a playboy... at least until he meets Lucia. He is cold, reserved and unattainable for the public eye, always wearing a mask, not showing others who he really is. And then we have Lucia, gorgeous restaurant owner. I can't really call what was between t
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• Lisa •
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
FOUR CRAVE ME STARS.

"I have a craving ..."

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BJ harvey is an author that creates stories that are easy to fall in love with. Regardless of what you may feel about her plot or storyline the one thing that categorically can not be taken away from Harvey is her ability to put pen to paper and create romance novels to die for. 'Crave' is unlike any other work by this author and for that I applaud her efforts of stepping out of the box. For the record I can happily say that I thoroughly enjoyed this
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Olga therebelreader
4~4.5 stars

This book exceeded my expectations. I guess you could say that Callum (or Cal) and his dark side appealed to me.
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With complicated characters, an emotional storyline, amazing building tension and suspense, and enough sizzle to get you hot under the collar,this is an erotic and yet heart warming treat.


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Cal is a successful and highly-regarded architect, co-owner of an architecture firm. His partner, Grant, is also his best friend. Cal has a dark sexual fantasy about which he has
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Michelle
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this book! For over a year Mrs. Harvey has been teasing me with little tastes of this book. A teaser here, a few lines there... It was pure torture and I loved every second of it! This book was a long time coming!

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Crave brings us the story of Callum Alexander, prolific architect, eligible bachelor and a man who has spent his entire life hiding behind a mask. He’s denied himself his darkest desires, too afraid of what scandal could come from his action
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B.J.
Apr 26, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
AJ
Oct 06, 2015 rated it liked it
A smart and super sexy romance written entirely from the male POV with great characters, a bit of darkness, and an absolutely beautiful love story.

3.5 stars

For someone like me, lust can be a dangerous emotion. Lust leads to want. Want leads to need. A need that leads to the undeniable struggle inside of me to resist what I truly desire.
What I truly crave.

Callum Alexander is a popular and highly successful architect - the golden boy of San Francisco, his charm and sex appeal has made him a very r
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Book-Bosomed  blog
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars
In chapter one , we meet 34 year old Callum Alexander via his first person POV as he informs the reader that he’s a successful architect who harbors some deep, dark predilection. It’s what he craves, hence the title. He then meets Lucia “Luce” Harding , 28, a waitress at the event he’s attending. They share some kind of moment (I didn’t really feel it but he says so)….

“And then I f*cked another woman wishing it were her. Can it get any lower?”

That’s exactly what I wondered about this s
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Crave by BJ Harvey
4 stars!!

“I’ll live every day for the rest of my life knowing I will never again deserve you, but I’ll fight to the death to have you anyway.”


This is not our normal BJ Harvey read, this is more suspenseful and a little darker but we still have that trademark BJ Harvey heat. This book was full of suspense and intrigue, secrets and forgiveness. A book full of plot twists that will have your mouth gaping and heart palpitating. A fair few OMG moments and a few tears but
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I heard great things about BJ Harvey and was excited to get my hands on this novel because the blurb - a man and his hidden dark urges and the woman who makes him lose all semblance of control - sounded super intriguing.

I loved Cal and Lucia together. Their chemistry was electric and as they got closer and more intimate, it was more and more fiery. I also loved the mystery and hidden saboteur aspect of the novel. It kept me on my toes and glued to my kindle.

While I enjoyed this story, I figured
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Talltree
Sep 28, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
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Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, hot-read
*** ARC receive in exchange of an honest review ***

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Crave is the type of book that lovers of romance can’t not like! It has romance, but it’s laced with some darker aspects. Crave is not a dark book, but we can see how the characters test their own barries and how they deal with it is what makes it different than the usual love stories.



I loved Callum Alexander and how he is a walking dicotomy. He is the perfect son, he was raised in chu
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Christen
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Allyson
3.5 stars....

This was a well written story but I really couldn't understand Callum. I mean I guess if I haven't read a lot of BDSM then I could understand it more. Lucia was wonderful loved her character she was so strong and fought for what was hers.
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I'm more than happy to admit that I'm a lover of the more dark and twisted books out there. You all know the type of books I'm referring to - those that have been so eloquently and detrimentally (to the reader, in a good way) penned by some of our favourite authors. So, I was very eager to get started on this book when it was offered to me (after reading the synopsis).

I'm afraid it didn't live up to what was promised in the blurb. That's not to say that it wasn't a well written and thought out s
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Renee
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Crave is an erotic suspense standalone. It may be darker than expected from a BJ Harvey novel but in no way is it a dark romance**provacative
I have a craving. Yes he does and it is unusual, never before have I read about this sorta crave. Interestingly provocative. What I loved was the very well written character of Callum.

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The suspense in his story was a killer. It was a character that likes naughty and doesn't do relationships. I have had my fill of these characters lately,
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Sophie
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Crave is the captivating, seriously sexy and incredibly sinful new release from BJ Harvey.
Crave is a deep intense journey through extreme fantasy, love, trust and belief.
Callum and Lucia story is addicting, and oh so HOT! BJ certainly knows how to develop the best amount of suspense and angst that made me keep flipping the pages fully immersed in the adventure.
Callum is off the chain. His intense, mysterious persona is intriguing and another thing that keeps you fully addicted to the story..Luci
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Escape into a Booksite
*4 Stars*

I've had this book on my shelf for a while now, and have been meaning to start catching up with my BJ Harvey books, having only read One Shot so far. It took me a little while to get into this, but that could also be because end of year burnout is definitely something hitting me right now.

This is more than just a romance novel. Theres a mystery hidden behind everything as well, and whilst I was pretty sure who the culprit was that was doing these things, and I was right when it was re
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Kristine GPI Bookblog
To be honest I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting when I picked up Crave, BJ Harvey had been speaking about this book for a long time, the teasers hinted at something dark and almost sexily depraved, there was a sense of intrigue, of suspense, of something very different from her previous work. Crave is all that and more.


From the opening lines, Harvey had me invested, her prose exquisite, I was enraptured almost instantly, Crave had a slow start, the initial chapters really focusing on set
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Yelena Bosh
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I wasn't too sure what to expect from CRAVE. All I knew is that I NEEDED to read it and that it would be one of those sexy ones.. That was definitely a good enough reason for me.

Now. Delving into this book was a whole new story. Loving it would put an understatement to describe CRAVE.

ADDICTIVE.

BADASS.

SINFUL.

FILTHY GOOD.

DARK.

EMOTIONAL.

SEXY.

DEEP.

I will admit, the beginning was a little slow, only because it resembled every other sexy read. I also wasn't a huge fan Callum having to explain the type
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Jaw Dropping Stars ~

I know I have said it before and I will say it again….BJ Harvey is AMAZING and I will read anything she writes!!!! She has unbelievable talent and her stories and characters are just fabulous. I LOVED this book from the very first page until the very last page. I truly didn't want this story to end. I don't think my words and thoughts will actually do this book justice. This is one you will
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J. McCoy
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve spent the last 3 weeks unable to pick up a book. I randomly came across the cover for Crave – he was choking her! I immediately fell in lust with image and had to have this book! Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a thing for a hand on the neck… It’s dominant and sexy and gives me all the feels. And then that blurb sucked me in… Suddenly I found myself reading a sample of the book to see if it would catch my interest … and BAM, I 1-clicked.

Crave got me out of my funk – it’s mysterious,
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Lindsey King
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HOLY SMOKES!!! BJ Harvey seriously killed it with this book. I loved it!!!

Callum Alexander. All American good boy. Only he likes things a little on the naughty side. I really enjoyed reading Callum. His story is one of lots of ups and downs. He may be one of Americas favorite bachelors, but he only has eyes for one woman, and one woman only. Because as soon as he met her, SHE was all he could think about. He was bewitched from the beginning. Cal loves his family and friends with a passion. Only
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FREE: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUI have a craving.
A dark urge I’ve failed to resist despite years of trying to do that very thing.
I’ve forced myself to hide behind a mask, a perfect orchestration to hide my true self.
After I met her, my wants and needs, my inner most desires changed.
She encouraged me to embrace who I truly am, and she was willing to do anything and everything I wanted, giving herself to satisfy my most carnal appetite.
Then everything in my carefully managed
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Virginia
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Crave was my first book by BJ Harvey and it did not disappoint! Callum and Luce are both fantastic characters. Their chemistry is off the charts and they complement each other so well. Callum has this “craving”. This desire. He tries hard to keep it at bay. Luce is the one he falls for. Falls hard. Can he keep the craving to himself or will he let it come to the surface and risk ruining things with Luce?
Crave has so many twists and turns it keeps you hooked. I thought BJ was very creative with t
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Kelly
Oct 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars

I've been meaning to read Crave by BJ Harvey for a while now, and I was determined to finally put it at the top of my never ending TBR list. I enjoyed reading Callum and Lucia's story - it was different reading entirely from Callum's POV. I can't recall a book I've read recently that didn't have the main female's POV, good to read something different to the norm. The second half of the story was definitely my fav - the first was a little bit slow for me, but the pace picked up and I e
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MJ
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
Crave could be BJ Harvey’s most thought-provoking book to date. An idea swirling around in the author’s head for the past two years, I for one, am thrilled it finally has a voice.

This is the gripping love story between Callum and Lucia. Each independent, strong people who know what they want and how to get it and when they find an almost instant attraction to each other upon meeting, each is thrown for a loop. He is the well-known local golden boy architect who seems to have the world at his fee
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The Book Avenue
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
" I want this woman. Beneath me, above me, beside me, inside me. However she'll take me is however she'll get me."

Burning is just one of the words to summarize Harvey’s story - honest, fearless and sweaty also appear in descriptions. From sexual kink to the power of love and acceptance, BJ Harvey delves deeply into the mysterious life of Callum Alexander, his darkest secret - the pleasures and pains it holds, and who unexpectedly fall in love with a woman who willingly taught him to embrace
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Erin Lewis
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.0 star Review Crave by B.J. Harvey
Crave is one of those books that it is hard to write a review for as I do not want to give too much away. Darker to some extent than other books by BJ. Harvey, it was extremely well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There was so much intrigue and the build-up of suspense had me at times pulling my hair out. I kept thinking, just one more chapter and in the end I think it was about 3am when I finally finished it. I was thoroughly engrossed form start to finis
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Tamara
Crave is the story of Callum and Lucia, a story that is described as an erotic suspense and it lives up to that name!

Callum is a successful architect who has been labelled as a playboy by the local newspaper, who seems to follow his every move - living in the spotlight is not something Callum wants nor needs, because he has secrets....big secrets. His secret is hinted at throughout the story, as well as another work related sub plot which was threaded through the story. But, I was still shocked
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Ciamar13
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Callum was definitely hot. I loved the friendship between him and Grant. Lucia was a very refreshing heroine. I liked her a lot, and that doesn't happen often. I wish we would have seen a little more about Lucia and Cal. But with that being said i would LOVE a book about Grant.
Very sexy slow burn.
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