Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ravenous ~ L.L. Collins

Title: Ravenous
Author: L.L. Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: April 20, 2017

Raven: To seek, plunder, or prey. To devour ravenously. To seize as spoil. 

I am Raven.

I knew what it meant to fight my way through life.
To be the victim, the spoil, the prey.
I decided long ago I would take control of my future.

No more bug infested couches.

No more drug-addicted mothers or absentee fathers.

No more welfare checks or moldy bread.

No more settling.

I thought I had it all figured out, a way out of the hand I’d been dealt.

Until my life got turned upside down by two very different men who look at me with mirrored lust in their eyes.
Their want is palpable, heady. Their desire makes me reckless.
I no longer know who I am or who I want.

The only thing I do know is, I am ravenous.
Voracious. Intensely eager for gratification or satisfaction.

Despite the fact I know it is a disaster waiting to happen, I can’t stop it.

I’m afraid I will never be sated.

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"I'm an escort." A what? An escort? What the hell was that? Like...a prostitute? 

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks has left Raven mostly responsible for her twin sister due to their mother’s drug addiction. In an effort to make enough money to get her sister out of their mother’s house Raven begins working for an escort service. Raven doesn’t expect to meet the two alluring Kingsley brothers and have such a strong attraction to them. Porter Kingsley is the over-confident playboy Doctor while Brecken is the down-to-earth compassionate teacher. Raven has to look deep inside herself and figure out what she truly wants—before she becomes entangled past the point of no return.

This was a new-to-me author and I greatly enjoyed the story and her writing style! I found the characters and storyline engaging with just the right amount of details and action. Everything flowed throughout the story and while there were gaps in some events, I found the timeline of events very believable. I’m not a contemporary romance reader but once in a while, a blurb will spark my interest.

Two brothers, completely different, but both with a strange hold over a part of my heart, which was ridiculous because neither of them really knew me at all. 

The chemistry of Raven and the two brothers was off the charts!! I LOVED the contrast between the two guys and how the author showed us which one could do what for her. We have Porter, the playboy and uber-successful one, who oozes sex appeal but isn't looking for forever. And then we have Brecken, every young woman's favorite- our wounded hero who needs a strong woman to remind him what a bada$$ he is. *swoon* 

Despite how much I liked the story there was one element that I did feel detract from the story. Personally, the blurb pulled me into reading and I expected a gritty contempo romance but alas it was not- I feel the whole “escort” thing was put in there to get attention and abandoned when it came time to introduce. The escort pitch was not believable in ANY way- we’re talking a bunch of young women who are never groped or assaulted, straight A students, and never had a date with a dirty old rich man. *rolls eyes* If that’s the case where do I sign up? Seriously… no. I wanted some dirt- some heartache- have our heroine work for a HEA- not hand it to her on a silver platter.

Overall, still a good read for me- 4 stars xx

*Received an arc in exchange for an honest review*


L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She's the author of the Living Again Series, the Twisted Series, Back to the Drawing Board, and the Jaded Regret Series. Visit LL on her website, and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!


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