I have a dark secret, a pressure valve, a rare moment just for myself. On these nights I visit a club. There I find men who give me what I need. Men who aren't afraid to ...more
Same book under two different author names and two different series. looks like she took book one and two of The lost girls series under amber lin and broke them into three books a piece under the Chicago underground series in her other name for some reason. (less)
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Book 1 in 3-part serial. Complete set.
Rough is a sexy new adult romantic suspense with a strong-and-silent-type hero...
I'm a cautionary tale. A statistic. A victim. A single teenage mother from the poor part of town. Most of the time I'm too busy working and struggling to care what people think. Survival doesn't come easy.
I have a dark secret, a pressure valve, a rare moment just for myself. On these nights I visit a club. There I find men who give me wha ...more
I thought the blurb was engaging.
The heroine is a girl who has been raped and was pregnant after it happens. Still, she decides to keep the baby.
Two years after, she can't trust anyone especially men. From the beginning it comes to our understanding that she was close friend with her rapist.
She doesn't want to invest in a relationship, so she seeks meaningless sex through some impersonal encounters she has monthly.
This is when she meets Colin.
One night, in a bar, they decide t ...more
I doubt I will finish this series of novellas but I'm also sure others will love it.
Rough is my first Skye Warren read and I was glued to my seat while reading the start of Allie and Colin’s story. A quick read that I devoured in one sitting, their story is equal parts mystery and intrigue interspersed with sweet seduction and panty melting sexy times. With mostly serious themes, some well placed laugh out loud moments made for a stellar reading experience.
Allie realizes she’s pregnant after violently losing her virginity to one of the two people s ...more
Allie becomes pregnant at the age of sixteen. She is kicked out in the world all alone except for her friend Shelly who is willing to do anything for her best friend. Living day to day was a struggle to provide for her child in a bad part of town, a dirty apartment building, she had a very difficult time just providing diapers and toys for Bailey with the little bit of pay she earned at a small bakery that was hardly if not even possible enough for bills and diapers.
Allie ha ...more
This is the first book in a three part novella series.
Most parts of the story followed your typical pattern of a young teenage girl facing a difficult situation and as she gets older never trusting another man. I actually enjoyed this book. The writing was good and made for a short easy read. I liked the heroine, Allie, and felt she was a bit confused but still very strong and independent. I loved her friend Shelly who was so supportive and as for Colin he was somewhat of a mystery.
I think my main problem with this book was the fact that it was absolutely okay in every single sense of the word.
Okay storyline, albeit a very short and rushed one.
Nothing was MORE. Nothing felt distinctive or special or interesting. I think Skye Warren can do a lot better than that. I know she can. But I guess this wasn't for me.
OK. So. I did't read it fully, just about halfway. Vut it was advancing really slowly, just like the Harry Potter movie "The deathly hollows pt. 1", i didn't get much action.
Don't get me wrong, the book is good, just really slow. But, i'd like to thank my friend (-@*#€€@@) for showing me the book (please no spoilers -@*#€€@@, i'd very much like to enjoy it further on). So back to the review, the book is enjoyable, but i didn't connect with the characters like a p ...more
Allie is a sick, disturbed girl. She's kind of a whore that likes to be roughed up during sex with random men. Keep in mind she's a single mother who has her prostitute best friend watch her small kid so she can go out once a month to get screwed. She then meets Colin & insta-connection. After 1 date & 2 screw sessions, he asks her to move in with him? What???
There's hardly anything written about her relationship ...more
I found this book on my kindle,
and decided to give it a go.
I liked Allie from the beginning. I
understood why she was the way
she was. I of course did not agree
with the way she masked her pain,
or escaped life, but it was believable.
I am very intrigued by Colin, and I
have to say that upon reading this
book I did not realize that it was
a trilogy. Colin was Mr. Mystery
personified. I never really felt
like I knew him...but I liked him.
I liked how he was when he was ...more
First in a three part se ...more
I read all of Alli and Colin's story before I could stop and post this review so this review will be copy and pasted on Rough, Hard, and Fierce. I really like bad boy alpha males. I especially like mob romance stories. The book really didn't confirm that Colin was in the mob but did say something similar but not that organized. Hmmmm not sure what that means. Without giving anything away he is involved in something illegal. Alli has had a rough life and now is a single mother prowling the club f...more
Colin is a bit dark and dangerous and that makes him even more alluring in my book (well, in this one also) :) Allie is sitting on the fence as to wheth ...more
Genres: Adult, Romance
I understand this is a prequel, but it was just to despairing for me.
The writing was great and it was a quick read, but the character Allie is so confusing.
I understand the youth and her circumstances in this story. However, she doesn't really seem to be doing anything about it. Like a mental time-bomb that is going to blow & soon.
If this was a real person I would recommend EXTREME counseling.
I just found Allie to be irritating.
I am curi ...more
Allie is a young single mom trying to make it on her own, and Colin is a rough around the edges but gentle man who wants to help her. They both have secrets they are keeping from each other, ...more
This book was hard to read because, in one way, I really felt and cared for Allie; yet, in another, I couldn’t stand her. She is a victim of a horrendous crime that happens all too often to women. It makes her stronger in one sense, but almost weaker in another. She has become a victim, has not been able to move on, and has developed a rather jacked way of coping with her trauma. The fact that she can hold it together, and be a wonderful mother is what makes her strong. The fact tha ...more
This book was a surprise for me. I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Allie becomes a young mother when she is raped by the father of her child. The book then fast forwards to when her daughter is around two years old. She goes out to a bar one night where she meets Colin.
Colin is introduced to us and you can just tell he's different. He's extremely mysterious to say the least and he changes things for her. Everything she wants, he gives her the opposite. He's healing ...more
Allie is now 19 with a 16 month old named Bailey. Her best friend Shelly has helped Allie try to make the best of her situation. Shelly makes her living on her back and Allie has her "date nights" and as best friends they don't judge. I love that about these two women. Life is hard but they are trying.
During a "date night" Allie meets Colin. But he isn't like all the other guys where rough sex and no factor in, he sees more in Alli ...more