Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fervent (Condemned, #3)” as Want to Read:
Fervent (Condemned, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fervent

(Condemned #3)

by
4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,906 ratings  ·  192 reviews
I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us have no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.

Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.

What sc
...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published April 25th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fervent, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Gemma James Just finalized the cover and blurb and have a release date set. Fervent will be available on all retailers on April 30th. :)
Gemma James No, there will be a fourth book. Title, cover, blurb, and more info will be revealed soon.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.12  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,906 ratings  ·  192 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Fervent (Condemned #3)
Author – Gemma James
Publication Date – April 30, 2015
Genre – Romance/Dark
Type – Part of Series
Cliffhanger - Yes
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
 
My Thoughts - Story
I have anticipated this book for so long that when I got a hold of it, I couldn’t put it down for a minute.

This is definitely one of the darkest books in the series and if you have any sort of triggers, this is definitely no
...more
Katie
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 dark & delicious stars
**arc won in a contest!**

description


Holy shit. Let me just start off by saying that this series just gets better and better! I feel like I have been waiting on baited breathe for this book since finished Rampant, and let me tell you- his book did NOT disappoint me in the least! It's equally, if not more, darker than Rampant- which is ALWAYS a plus for me! Not to mention the many twists and turns in the book that have you wondering which of the many characters you have gotten to
...more
✿kawehi.reviews
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

The second to the last installment to this series, Fervent was one of those reads where you keep thinking to yourself that things can’t possibly get worse but they do.

Fervent Teaser1

Those of you who already read the first two books, should be well aware that author Gemma James doesn’t hold back on the punches, so expect the unexpected!

Rafe and Alex will be tried and tried again in the most pleasurable but insurmountable bruta
...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cliffhanger, dark
In two days I've sat and read these three books ending with Fervent. I couldn't resist re-reading book one as this is a fantastic series.

Ok so im not gonna tell you anything about the storyline just in case you haven't read any of these books. Let me just say these are brilliant dark reads. There are so many twists you won't know what way to look.

I read this book in two hours. Yes I inhaled every word of it.
Cliffhangers. Yes I hate them. I thought I was on a roll as each book ended in a cliffhan
...more
Candace
Darker Than Dark

Kidnapped, violated and abused, Alex and Rafe seem to be in a hopeless situation. Taken by a man that has played a role in each of their pasts, unknowingly or not, revenge is a primary motivator. As the days drag on and the torture increases, the situation only becomes more dire.

With more plot twists and shocking moments than the earlier two books in this series, this was one ride to remember! I can't say much without giving something away. Just trust me. If you're a fan of this
...more
Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
***** 5 "Destroy You" Stars *****

Book 3 in the Condemned Series and this book will NOT disappoint. This one is a true battle of love trying to win out over evil. Again, this series is a must read for anyone who loves dark, gritty, raw love!

 photo rafe 2_zpsem5bcg2e.jpg

Fighting for each other proves to be nearly impossible when the lie keeps growing into a web of truths that neither Rafe and Alex can stand alone and fight against. The amount of regret and sorrow will push down until Rafe and Alex are no longer able to
...more
Shayna
~*~ 4.5 STARS ~*~

With a first chapter that will have your heart pounding faster than ever, and an ending that will leave you with your jaw to the floor, Gemma James takes us on her darkest journey yet in FERVENT. A brutal beginning and with no happily ever after in sight, we find our main characters in the fight for their life. Fighting against an enemy that asks the question, "What would you be willing to do to save the man/woman you love?"

A man fighting a war with the enemy and himself, trying
...more
Kim BookJunkie
OMG the ending on this book.... kill me now!!!! Gemma James, you are torturing us with these cliffhangers! PLEASE, please, please tell me you're spending every waking moment working on the next book!?!? Or even better, tell me you've already FINISHED book #4!?!?!

Obviously, I was shocked by the ending of this book…... such torture! I thought this book was the final installment but apparently it is not so I never saw that ending coming. Although it is painfully frustrating to once again be left ha
...more
~ Cariad ~
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
A solid 4.5 brutal stars

Come see my Sizzling Pages Review!...

deliciously dark heart

description


PRE-REVIEW:
Whoo who!!!
So happy to receive this ARC!

SP HONEST REVIEW
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst.

4.5 “Fervent” Stars!
Dark, Twisted, Intense and Totally Messed Up! And... FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

The Review:
I knew before going in, this book was going to consume me. It was going to take me down a dark, inescapable path that would totally leave me mind-fucked. I wasn’t wrong. It was just as disturbing as I thought it would be... and I loved every minute of it!

Story/Characters...
This book picks up right where the one before it left off as the aut
...more
Kathy
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Gemma James amps the intensity with Fervent, the rawest and grittiest book in the Condemned Series, and I’m more than ready to see what becomes of Rafe and Alex in the next and final installment.

I rarely read erotica anymore, but Gemma James is an automatic must-read for me, and this series has held me captive from the beginning. Fervent is chilling in its delivery with a magnitude of fury inflicted upon Alex and Rafe. Encapsulated in corruption, and an ending you won't foresee, you will become
...more
littleKitten
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 "Make It Hurt" Stars
 photo 6973968_zpsbd4c936e.jpg
 photo giphy 2_zps8senh7n1.gif

Yeah, I definitely need a smoke after reading this one! I love Gemma James's brand of dark romance/erotica. Fervent is an action packed roller coaster of a ride from start to finish. Once I started reading I didn't put it down till I was done. We find out more about the often uncontrollable darkness in Rafe and just what Alex needs to survive. The cliffhanger had me screaming. I'm really hoping our heroine gets a HEA in Vagrant (Condemmed #4), the final in the series due ou
...more
Rachel
I was SO lucky to beta read this for Author Gemma James.

fervent
[ ˈfərvənt ]
ADJECTIVE
having or displaying a passionate intensity:
synonyms: impassioned · passionate · intense · vehement · ardent

I loved Torrent, book 1, which is currently free! Then along comes Rampant, that was really good, another 5 star read...but now, FERVENT...Oh my! This was fabulous! It was constant. There was ALWAYS something going on. The storyline is a torrential downpour of dark n dangerous and deliciously wicked dialo
...more
♣️ Lynda ♣️
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the darkest book so far. Rafe and Alex taken, but by who and what do they want? The first 60% of the book I found really difficult to read.

There are a lot of twists and turns developing in the plot that I didn't see coming. Some answers are given but you are left with more questions.

How could I fix her if I couldn't fix myself?

Then the last line of the book? Are we talking literally or figuratively? Either one will bring ruin but one lie will destroy much worse than the other.
...more
DW
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm not going to lie, this series is kind of sick and twisted but I'm hooked. I can't stop reading it.

I don't know how Alex hasn't completely shoot down. She has been tortured and raped but all she wants to do is take care of Rafe. Make sure he is ok.

Bad boy Rafe is getting his memory back and I don't know what he is going to do now.

Ready for Vagrant now
Jeanne
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an arc of this book through Obsessed By Books for an honest review. How far can true love be tested? Alex and Rafe have been to hell and back, or so they thought! This book is the best so far. Events that are unforeseen occur. This is truly a nail biter and I couldn't put it down! I wish I didn't have to wait until August for the final installment, Vagrant.
Derna
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review*

***3.5 stars***

Fervent is the 3rd book in the Condemned series by Gemma James. It picks up where Rampant ended. Things have gone from bad to worst for Alex and Rafe with both being kidnapped, and not knowing why.

I have to admit I was a little surprised when I found out that it wasn’t going to be the final book. As I was sure the way, the last book ended that Alex and Rafe had one last fight on their hands until they get their happy e
...more
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Pain....is my Painkiller !!!
A man can fall from the highest peak and stand back up again, but falling into his own eyes....cripples him. *sigh* that's what happen to Rafe . He’s disgusted at himself , from not being able to protect Alex, yet again. From not being able to resist her. And being so helplessly tied up while she pays for his sins.
The story is pretty violent and graphic. Doesn't effect me at all, but it may have triggers for sensitive people !!
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
...more
Rough Draft Book Blog
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fervent by Gemma James
Rafe & Alex continued
I DO BELIEVE I JUST DIED A LITTLE
5 Mutha effin' stars!!!

Well, I'd like to tell you that this was wrapped up in a pretty little nutshell... BUT I CAN'T!!! I can't even hardly breathe after this mayhem and bedlam. Gemma does an bang up job of sucking your ass in (AGAIN), chewing you up, and spitting you out so your insides are like a pile a goo! Rafe and Alex's story is one of havoc, turmoil, and disorder, but rest assured, Gemma just needs to drag us
...more
Tiffany Readz
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy Smokes Who Has Them Now???

So again Fervent starts off right where Rampant left off, Alex and Rafe drugged in a trunk. Warning, this review will most likely spoil books one and two. Again, Gemma James puts her characters through the ringer so much you're afraid to see what is left of them by the end.

Things go from bad to worse as the story line takes quite a twist. Somebody wants Rafe to pay for what he did eight years ago, the only problem is he can't remember what he did. For that, Alex wi
...more
Judy Miracle
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
I received this copy for an honest review

This is book 3 in the Condemned series and I just cannot get enough. From the beginning my heart was in my throat and had it about to pound out of my body. The ending once again had me speechless.. How Gemma does it I will never know but she is an exceptional author. This whole series has consumed me and left me with emotions all over the place. Alex and Rafe have been to hell and back a few times and with the way Gemma writes you can feel the emotions an
...more
Honey Warren
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whoa!!! W H O A!! That was so dark and gritty and Freaking GOOD!!! I'm just sitting here with my mouth hanging open. You should have seen me on my lunch break today, shock in my eyes and mouth covered. It was that good!!!! I love it when I can't disguise my reaction whilst reading!:) This is one of those books where you feel absolutely nuts for loving the man. Rafe is so damaged and ruined. He makes you cringe at times. But you will fall for him. Guaranteed. I am so invested in this series and d ...more
Doreen Barnes
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg this book was so worth the wait. It continues Alex and Rafe's story from Rampant and things just get even crazier in Fervent. Gemma James is the queen of wickedness, this story has been one thrill ride filled with twists and turns u couldn't even imagine and it just keeps getting better. if u have read Anything by gemma u know she can take u to dark places, smack u around with her crazy, make u like it and beg for more. Alex and Rafe's continuing story will draw you in and have u on the edge ...more
Diana's
Full Review Here..

I don't know why I thought this was a Trilogy...
The closer I kept getting to the end the worst the situation seemed to get
I couldn't even fathom a semblance of happy ending or anything close to an ending where anyone remained sane.
Well slap me twice cause this wasn't the ending and there's still a
whole-lotta-fucked-up-ness awaiting !!
Sonya
Ughhhhhhhhhhh!!! I can not with Rafe! Get over yourself and stop being a ish! Loved..loved this installment! EEK Jax! Love Jax!!!! I hope he gets his own book! This is the first time in my history of reading im wishing the friend took the femal from the main character. Especially aftet this ending!
Denise
3 Stars

Just when I thought this series was getting better, it goes downhill again. I enjoy dark erotica, even taboo non-con or dub-con, but this book was just flat out continuous rape. It's difficult to stomach reading an entire book of that, especially in such graphic, horrific detail. At this point, Alex has been kidnapped three times by three different people. Like really? How many times is she going to be kidnapped? It's getting laughable at this point and the same story is being repeated ov
...more
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If there is one word in the English language I dislike most, it’s HATE. But right now Gemma, I hate you. But in the most fucked up, want to cuddle and keep you forever kind of way.

This is part three for Alex and Rafe. While the entire ride has been one giant mindfuck, this book takes the cake on dark, twisty suspense, and all out hot.

Alex and Rafe start out in a trunk, and the situation only escalates until you are ignoring your family, food and general body necessities, and flipping pages lik
...more
Aseel (In My Secret -Book- World)
**An eARC was provided by author in exchange of an honest review**

You know when you think that you've seen and read everything and that you can't cry and hurt anymore and then it turns out you're wrong and you can in fact get hurt and cry your heart out? That was me when I read Fervent.

The first two books packed enough emotional turmoil that I thought it was impossible for more bad things to happen to Alex and Rafe and that they can finally be happy. But no, in Fervent Alex and Rafe are kidnap
...more
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"My thoughts overflowing with chaos, with bloody water and a bathtub full of dead mothers and lost hope."

Can you break something that has already been shattered? In this penultimate book in the series things really do go from bloody horrific to mind blowing no words to describe how fate really does want to screw them over! The darkness does not bleed into the edges of their love story, it does not stain their hopefully hearts i
...more
Kimber Hellmers
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I keep thinking I'm going to get to that 4 star level, but again, I'm left really unsure of this read. I'm not even sure what a review can offer at this point, either you are committed to the series or you aren't. It's worth the read, it is good, but I'm really conflicted over a lot of aspects. Dark....yes. Definitely very dark, but to say 'dark romance with disturbing scenes' isn't quite accurate for me. I get what 'non-consensual' means, but don't sugar coat it; this book should come with the ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Gwendolyn vs. the Band of Barren Hearts
  • The Goodbye Man (Red Market, #1)
  • All I Need (Stay, #2)
  • Consumed (Keeping her in the Dark, #2)
  • Pushed (Held, #2)
  • Caged (Caged, #1)
  • In His Arms
  • Mad Girl (The Chronicles of Anna Monroe, #1)
  • The Abduction of Kelsey
  • Pakhan's Salvation (Pakhan #2) (Bratva & Cosa Nostra, #2)
  • We Were One Once (We Were One Once, #1)
  • To Have and to Hold
  • Wrath (Wrong, #2)
  • Snuffed: Part One (Snuff #2)
  • Under the Lash
  • Tied (Voyeur, #2)
  • Joseph Fallen (The Estate, #0.5)
  • Blood and Chaos (Chaos, #2)
1,557 followers
Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she's morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being "not for the faint of heart."

She warns you to heed their words! Her
...more

Other books in the series

Condemned (5 books)
  • Torrent (Condemned, #1)
  • Rampant (Condemned, #2)
  • Vagrant (Condemned, #4)
  • Deviant (Condemned, #5)