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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Great Read Comes with Reviewer's Warning

Title:  Colour My Ugly (Colour Series) (Volume 2)
Author: A. Giannoccaro
Genre:  Literature & Fiction, Erotica, Romantic Suspense, Mystery & Suspense
ISBN #:   B0148UU1ZQ
Reviewer's Rating: 5 star

Reviewed by Tracey Quintin originally for Goodreads

This story was my first dark romance read and I have to warn you if you've never read a dark romance, this is INTENSE, DARK and NOT for folks who don't want to read a story that contains rape, murder or abuse.

It took me a few days once I finished reading to get beyond the WOW, MAN THAT WAS INTENSE to be able to write my review. As I said, this was my first read of this genre.

It also took me some time to read because of the intensity. I really LOVED the storyline, most of the characters, with the exception of the character that calls Lauri "little one." I don't even want to give his name because he was pure "evil."

All the characters in this story are damaged, tortured souls, either from their upbringing or from what life has dealt them.

I don't give the story away in my reviews but let me say this:
Lauri, what a beautiful woman. She was sheltered from her roots for many years then after being damaged in every possible way for many years becomes a strong, loving, capable and confident woman.

Rowan, what a beautiful man. He grew up thinking he was a "bad" man, knowing full well his roots and what he was meant to do in life. Little did he know that he had the capacity to love someone. For that matter neither did Lauri.

Callum, a man who knows his roots, is a "brother by heart" to Rowan and clearly is in over his head in "bad" situations yet his friends can't help him.

Robin and Amya, each with their own and combined sadness and past.

Robin is a brilliant tattoo artist who is able to skillfully draw and color over the outside "ugly" of Lauri and Rowan (they think, I think they are beautiful) and as they are inked, make them feel the pain as the needle pierces their skin. The intricate details of his work are so vividly in my mind.
Lauri and Rowan melted a piece of my heart. They belong together, they understand each other, they are destined for each other. They fit together.

Ashleigh Giannoccaro paints a careful visual of each character mentioned above as well as a gripping, page turning story that will stay in your mind. I highlighted so many parts that touched me.

At the start of each chapter, Ms. Giannoccaro has a quote so befitting the chapter. These quotes are outstanding.

"I don't want anyone to suffer the darkness of another." sticks in my mind when thinking of this story.

I very highly recommend this read to all who can handle it. Well done Ms. Giannoccaro!

***Lastly, I MUST make mention that the version of this book that I downloaded had an INCREDIBLE amount of editing errors. I personally focus on the storyline in reading and reviewing. I'm hopeful that a re-edited version will be uploaded because I don't want folks to focus on these errors and miss out on a remarkable read!***


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OldMom said...

Thank you so much for posting my review of this MUST READ!!! This story will remain in my heart forever. As I stated: Lauri and Rowan melted a piece of my heart. They belong together, they understand each other, they are destined for each other. They fit together. I think of them so often.

In addition, the events that unfold in this story are NOT uncommon to occur in the part of Africa the story takes place in. In fact, it's commonplace there - that's scary to live that way.

I know that since my review, I've seen that Ashleigh has released a re-edited version of this story.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this story! ~ Tracey

OldMom said...

Oh and I forgot to mention I LOVE TATTOOS! ♡ ~ TRACEY