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Devlin UnLeashed by Bethany Bazile
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really liked it
bookshelves: alpha, captive, dual-pov, stalker, psychology, dark, mental-illness

Despite reading a few reviews before starting this book, I was totally unprepared for the journey I just took.

First off, let me say that this story was beautifully, and most importantly sensitively, written.

The cover was freaking hot!! That cover model (James Joseph according to Bethany Bazile's acknowledgments section) has made an incredibly beautiful picture right there. Lick. Slurp. Yum.

The characters and story were extraordinary. This was one of the first books I've read about mental illness that made me feel like I could actually be in the mind of someone suffering through a mental break. Astounding really. I know that in actuality mental disease is a lot more complex than what was described here. Though I have been fortunate not to have mental illness prevalent in my family, my mother has worked in the field of mental health longer than I've been alive (over 30 years) and I have been to work with her many times and therefore have met some wonderful people who are suffering from diseases of the mind. I also minored in Psychology in Uni and have respect for anyone who is respectful when discussing matters of the mind.

I like that the author showed that Devlin and Julianna were so supportive of each other, despite their history (or maybe because of it). Being lost in one's mind, questioning what is an illusion and what is real, the confusion felt authentic. I myself was confused many many times. The darkness that lived within Devlin seemed to truly have a life of its own. I'm just glad that he was able to get some help in the end.

I did have to remove a star because the name confusion (errors) were driving me nuts. The first time I noticed it was when Devlin's brother Tyler was introduced in the story. Then towards the end, Juliana worked with a dude named Joshua, but then his name changed to Evan. There were other errors that had nothing to do with names, but these were the ones that stood out the most for me.

My favourite line in the book was "I've done some shitty things, angel. When the day comes, just know I'm the man who loves you. No matter how you feel about me... I love you."

Enjoy! xo
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
May 4, 2016 – Shelved
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: alpha
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: captive
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: dual-pov
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: stalker
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: psychology
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: dark
May 4, 2016 – Finished Reading
December 30, 2018 – Shelved as: mental-illness

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message 1: by Candace (new)

Candace Wonderful review, Natalie! :)

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Thanks! I hope to find something like this again. xo

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