Review + Giveaway: Dirty (RAW Family #2) by Belle Aurora

Posted November 6, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Dirty (RAW Family #2) by Belle AuroraTitle: Dirty
Author: Belle Aurora
Series: RAW Family #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: October 31, 2016
Genre: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
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My marriage seemed perfect from the outside looking in.
People envied me. They wanted my life, wanted to be me.

Mrs Alejandra Gambino.
Wife of Dino Gambino. Daughter of Eduardo Castillo.
Respected. Loved. Mob royalty.

They had no idea of the horrors that lurked behind closed doors.
They didn't know I was at the lowest point a person could reach.

Enter Julius Carter.
Aloof, handsome, blue-eyed Julius Carter.

He saved me.
I screwed him over.

Now everybody was after me. My life was forfeit.
It was only a matter of time. I was a dead woman walking.

The question was, who would get to me first?


Title: Dirty

Series: RAW Family #2

Genre: Dark Erotic Romantic Suspense

Author: Belle Aurora

Release Date: October 31, 2016



My Review

Wow… what in the actual eff did I just read?! Phenomenal can’t even begin to describe it. I am probably one of the few that hadn’t read Raw, so I started my journey there. I have to say, I’m really glad I waited and was able to read these two books back to back. It was filled with so much heart, devastation, and unexpected surprises. And I mean HUGE surprises. To the point that I can’t even talk about half of the book because it will give secrets away. Let’s just say it’s led to me eagerly anticipating her next release with baited breath.

Right off the bat you are in tears over what Ana has had to live through. You are fed a little hope and then knocked down in to the dredges of Hell, never to see light again. The book starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up in the slightest for a single moment. If you thought Raw was full of angst, you haven’t seen anything yet! I could wax poetic about this book all day long and it still wouldn’t be enough praise for what it deserved. The pain and heartbreak that emanated from Ana was so strong at times that I found it hard to breathe. Her defeat was palpable and I found myself left in a constant murderous rage what the atrocious since that had been committed against her. I felt like the poor girl could never catch a break.

But then in waltzes her white knight on a fiery steed, guns a blazing. I loved that Julius had a code he lived by; he had rules and boundaries and lines he wouldn’t cross. He was judge, jury and executioner. He didn’t sugarcoat or spare your feelings; you never questioned how he felt about you and it was refreshing to have that kind of honesty, even though at times it was brutal to the point of pain. I loved the two of them together and I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing each moment as it built up and played out. He was a hard man yet so soft with her without being provoked. I can’t say it enough. Read this book!!!




Raw (RAW Family #1)

Amazon US


Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.

Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.

Best decision I ever made.

Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.

My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.

But the saying is true.

The world makes way for those who know where they are going.

That’s me.

I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.

But then there’s him.

I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight.
He watches me.

He makes me feel.

It’s unconventional.

But it’s real.

I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.
So am I.

This isn’t a story.

This is my life.

About Belle Aurora

Belle Aurora is thirty-something year old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and laughter. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
So many authors had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

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