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Bare (Raw #2) (The Vault Series)

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BRYNN
He was my weakness.

The one desire I fought the hardest, but craved the most.
There was an unexplainable pull whenever I was near him.
I was addicted to him. I was crazed by his touch. I longed for his kiss.

Until he broke me...

He was cold and callus.
What we shared was nothing but meaningless acts.
A facade. I was a ploy in his game of control.

I had no choice but
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Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published February 28th 2018
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DJ Sakata
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He’s a menace…. Just last weak he told Brianna that her hair looked like milk chocolate, and the Friday before that he told Draya that her eyes looked like emeralds and he wanted to get lost in their beauty… He’s an eleven-year-old boy that thinks he’s a man. All Casanova-like, spilling his cheesy lines to one girl after the next.

Yep, they also have the perfect heel, so the next time you see that creep you can stomp on his toes hard, and twist. Make him squeal like the dirty litt
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Anne Milne
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alec in the first book drove me absolutely nuts and after the ending I couldn’t wait to see if he could redeem himself.

We get to see more of Aric and Katelynn in this one and I really hope they each get a book they mass be laugh out loud so many times definitely ‘ double trouble ‘.

I was cheering Draya throughout this book she has so much to deal with and this time we get to see how strong she is. Alex had a lot to make up for I had hope that he would come good then .... I wanted to slap him so
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Nancy Metsch
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where do i start???
Let me say that as much as I really like Alec I also hated him, like I wanted to smack him...HARD. Brynne is truly an amazing woman. Sh truly impressed me and Katelyn was all sass. Yo put it simply this book ROCKED me to my core.....Another amazing job CA Harms
April Symes
C.A. Harms has done an amazing job to the follow up story that was in The Vault called “Raw” and now we have “Raw 2”. This is a fantastic followup to the story with letting the readers know how everything worked out with Brynn and Alec. Brynn is this total fiery woman and she makes sure Alec doesn’t forget and that when he messes up (and he does) she holds him accountable--She is fantastic. We also get more on Alec’s past/backstory and how that shapes him to who he is now. I enjoyed reading the ...more
Becky Rendon
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Raw left me a mess of anticipation and anger. Bare does not disappoint. It will make you crazy!

I teetered between angry yelling, swooning, and bitter disappointment. I threatened Alec's manhood, adopted Aric as my brother, and have taken Warren as my guy. But Alec...yeah he's on my shit list!

Between making your needy body tremble and making you shake with rage, Alec is going to have you run the entire gamut of emotions.

OH and Katelynn needs a book! This sassy and wonderful preteen is my spirit
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FunUndertheCovers
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emotional and oh, so sexy!

Wow! I am at a loss for words on this amazing book! Alec and Brynn's story was so emotional and so full of passion! GAH!! I love everything about their story! I was captivated from the start. Alec is push and bossy. Brynn is patient and responsible. Their chemistry was off the charts!

This book is emotional, heartbreaking, sexy, passionate and finally heart healing. I loved every beautiful word! A MUST READ!!!
Tara -Sexy Book Divas
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion on Alec and Brynn’s story is absolutely phenomenal. I laughed, and I cried. C.A. Harms as definitely excelled these characters. Finding out more of Alec’s backstory and what happened to him to make him so stand-off to love was great. Knowing more of what happened with Brynna and her sister was great.

Seeing how the come back together and the struggles they still have to face in over to have their happiness and they fairytale ending tugged at my heart. I loved this story and how it
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Elizabeth Horbaczek
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars


Brynn and Alec's conclusion is in this book and I truly could not put this book down. There is so many ups and downs in their relationship during both books that it keeps you so thoroughly entranced that you need to find out what is happening between the two of them. Brynn has really grown in this book. I loved how strong she became and how she used it to prove what kind of woman she had to become with Alec. Brynn has this light in this book. She loves unconditionally and when she does lo
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Marnie
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bare, the sequel to Raw.

Bare, the sequel to Raw, is a longer book, where we look into the back ground of both Brynn and Alec, and it is heart-breaking.

For all of her life, Brynn has been made to feel worthless by her degenerate mother, and she has tried to shield her younger sister from the drugs and the men that made up her mothers’ life. The only blessing was when their mother finally bailed, and Brynn made a successful bid to gain guardianship of her sister. It’s been a struggle to keep afloa
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Midnight Insider
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Star Read
Another great story by C.A. Harms.  This is a two part story so make sure you read the first on Raw.

Brynn and Alec's story is pretty amazing.  To come from some pretty difficult times and pick themselves up... Brynn more then Alec.

In the first book, Raw,  you get main story line of how Alec and Brynn meet, how they begin, and how they might end.  In the second book, Bare, you get more of their back stories.  This really helps to understand why Brynn is so shy self doubting and why Ale
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Kelly Fountain
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! So happy to find out what happened between these two. A beautiful story, but we knew that it would be. CA Harms never disappoints.
Alec thought he had it all. A beautiful little boy, a business that he worked hard at building up for his son someday and a beautiful woman who drove him crazy, but he could work on that. He could do anything for his son. Then the hatchet fell. What she did to him, ripped away from him, he couldn't do it again. Never again.
Brynn has been a mom from the ag
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Lydia H
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Do not read this review if you have not read RAW.

This story picks up right after RAW and Alec and Brynn are not in a good place...at all. Which wasn't all bad because we got to really know Aric, Alec's brother, and let me just say that I am READY for his book! LOL!!

Now, things are beyond rocky for Brynn and Alec because of trust issues and outside forces. Alec hasn't fully let go of his past and Brynn is scared of giving him her heart. She has her little sister to prioritize too, so it has not
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Zoe
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alec & Brynn

I am absolutely loving that we are seeing more of Alec and Brynn. C.A Harms has definitely excelled with this couple going into more depth of what makes them who they are today. I honestly think this is going to be one of her stand out books but I expect nothing less from this author all her books stand out and are definitely worth re-reading.

I absolutely adore the lightness Aric and Katelynn bring to this book and the sweet little grandma. The lightness in this book weighs out
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Diane
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The perfect conclusion….

After the first instalment ended on a "this can't be it" cliffhanger I've been waiting not so patiently for this story! Alex and Brynn had chemistry overload so it is not surprising the heat and emotion couldn't be contained in just one book!

Alex and Brynn's characters sparked emotion from the start - some positive and others not so much. I loved that I understand more about what makes Alex tick and takes him out of the jerk column... And Brynn, well, she's a heroine that
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Lora
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 out of 5 stars

This is the follow up to Raw which left us all wanting more! Brynn and Alec don’t have an easy road to be together and the challenges just keep on coming!

This story was so great because I cried and laughed and went through the gamut of emotions as I read. Aric (Alec’s brother) and Katelynn (Brynn’s sister) really helped lighten the story when it was feeling too heavy. Alec brought his swoon factor in full force just when he needed to. Brynn was strong, but didn’t fight what
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Sarah Dale
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
CA Harms has brought us a brilliant second instalment in this series. I was on the fence starting this book about my feelings for Alec, I partly loved and swooned over him, and partly wanted to smack him hard in the head. I loved Brynn, she is so strong and feisty, it was brilliant to watch her challenge Alec and let him get away with anything.

The Passion and chemistry between Alec and Brynn was hot and intense. You got to find out more about Alec’s past giving you a greater understanding of wh
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Tricia Mccoy
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The continuation of Brynn and Alec's story is one I have been waiting on for what seems like forever, although it really was only a few months. Raw left off with a cliffhanger that left you feeling exactly that...Raw. Now to finish their story was amazing. And just like the last, it made you feel exactly as the title states...Bare. The raw emotions that became the turning point for Brynn and Alec was brought everything to light. Brynn is such a strong, independent, empowering woman who knows no ...more
Samantha's ~*Confessions*~
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
*Bookaholic Confessions*

Totally and Completely gut wrenching. This story has so much angst that my stomach was in knots. I was furious with Alec for most of the books, but I couldn't help but still cheer for him. Byrnn is such a strong, independent woman, I just loved her. Their coming together was messy, angsty and beautiful all at the same time.

I love the writing of this book and the flashbacks are easy to follow. This book gives more of a first-
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Brandy Roberts
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really love C.A Harms book they always draw me into the story and that is what Bare did I couldn't put my kindle down till I reached the very end . With characters that were very intriguing and storyline that had me till the end this ended up being a really good book .

copy provided for honest review 
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hero= 8 heroine= 9 secondary characters= 9 Chemistry= 9
romance=6 humor=2 darkness level= 4 action= 3 mystery=3
enjoyment= 9 angst= 4 story line=8 Story end
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Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such an excellent book! It is a brilliant blend of darkness and redemption. We get to know the characters from the first book more and see if the darkness in our lead man can remotely be redeemed.

Though I mostly hated him because of the way he acted, I was also very draw to him. As he grew and changed through the book, I found myself growing close to him, learning about his flaws. It was very interesting and so easy to become completely connected with this book.

I loved the overall stor
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Tammy
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bare is book 2, so make sure you read Raw first. I’m a huge fan of all C.A. Harms’ books but I have to say this one stands out! I recommend this book as a must read! It’s simply amazing! I know it’s common to fall for the hero, but Alec is the perfect blend of demanding and compassionate, who he is as a person as well as a partner makes my heart race. I admire Brynn, she never got to be a child, has always taken care of her sister and could never depend on anyone, yet she grew into a strong, swe ...more
Judy Miracle
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bare continues Alec and Brynn's story. Miss Harms once again had me not wanting to put her book down.

As much as I want to dislike Alec, I also love his character. Brynn is the type of female you can't help but love. She's feisty, strong-willed, and when Alec messes up (because he does over and over again) she doesn't let him get away with it.

We got more of Alec's history and what happened to make him the controlling man he is today. Reading about his past made my heart break for him. When he t
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Djg
A lot of angst. It's a rollercoaster. I liked the story and was invested. I needed more time with the two together fleshing out their relationship rather than reacting to the different situations.
Liked most of the characters didn't get to know some.

I didn't like Arik, especially after what he did in the previous novella. Also there were a lot of glaring typos and just wrong words that could have been easily spotted by a beta reader. That was quite unusual for this author and I've pretty much rea
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Jennifer
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting on pins and needles for the follow up to Raw and I must say C A Harms again produced. What a twist and turn of events that had me wanting more! I loved this book and the relationship between the characters. Past baggage coming into play in current relationships, how we all can relate. I love how this author is able to make things so very realistic. I also love when i read a book and find characters that i truly do not like! Reading the book I wanted to smack the character!!! ...more
Donna Purcell zappone
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the conclusion to Bare ( Raw book 1).
Let me just say that it's just as sexy, emotionally charged, passionate, romantic and moving as the first book.
Brynn and Alec's story is just so emotional. They are funny at times. Emotional all the time. Passionate all the time they are together. He is pig headed and dominate.
But they are so good together. They just need to realize it.
Then the unthinkable happens and turns his world upside ....
C A Harms you have done it again... this book is wond
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Sarah Beth
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
C.A. Harms at her best!!!

Book 2 in The Vault series was C A Harms at her best!! She has given us a strong, firstly heroine, her strong willed, stubborn little sister and a sexy, controlling man, who wants to love them both .
This book was filled with so many original, funny and endearing characters , that you couldn't help falling in love with them all!!
I absolutely loved Alec and seeing all his walls slowly coming down, as he let Brynn into his life & heart. Aric, Alec's brother is so much
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Gwen Shafer
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great conclusion to an amazing story. I absolutely love how it works out with Brynn and Alec. It was enjoyable to read the things that these two go through to get to the happy ending part. I love the relationship these two have and how it builds once they both forgive and forget. I absolutely love the relationship that Alec has with Katelynn. It was a very well written enjoyable ending to this story. Great second book. C.A Harms did an amazing job with this one. It was very well written and en ...more
LLS
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story was the conclusion to Raw. We get the emotional ending to Brynn and Alec's book. Alec was again allowing the past to cloud his future. He was frustrating to me more than once. Brynn kept forgiving and allowing him in their lives. Their story was one of hard work and forgiveness and it made the ending even more heartwarming. I hope to see more of their family in future books.

Thank you for the privilege of reading this book! Well done! ❤
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SiKReviews
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Finally more to the love story of Alec and Brynn.  Even though I wish the two books were one book, it had no affect on how amazing to the story is.  I found myself crying along with both of them as they struggle to find themselves  and each other.

Katelynn is awsome.  I love how someone so young can be a typical teen one minute and then down to Earth and wise beyond her years the next.

I am hoping that Aric gets his story told too.  He deserves a happily ever after too.
Geri
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW, just WOW! Brynn is amazing and draws you into her story. Alec is mesmerized by her and fights against everything she makes him feel. Then add in Alec's brother and Brynn's sister and you now have some humor in this hot story! You follow along as Brynn comes into herself and becomes more confident with her decisions. I absolutely love every story I have read by C.A. Harms and this one is FANTASTIC!
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