Review ~ Torrent by Gemma James

Torrent (Condemned, #1)Title: Torrent
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #1
Genre: NA Dark Romance
Published: July 22nd 2014






She sent an innocent man to prison. Now, eight years later, he's returning the favor...

I’ve been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now.

Now that he's holding me captive on an island.

Rafe has his reasons for doing what he's doing, and if I'm honest, I can't blame him. I’m the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn't commit.

But now he's free and the tables have turned...now he's the one driven by obsession.

TORRENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part one of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read. Approximately 43,000 words
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What can I say but wow I don't think I have ever read a book that has had me conflicted like this! I even stopped reading to talk to my hubby about it. Imagine you drew a line in the sand and above is good, below is bad well some circumstances in this story hovered just above that line, because the storyline is that intense! I was shocked at what Alex has been through, and shocked all over again as to what Rafe was doing to her. In the end, I decided that I really loved this book, even with all the dark issues and I CANNOT wait for more.


Alex has been through more than what any teenage girl should, and even now her demons are still there. She is trying to make her own life, but she cannot escape her secrets. When someone from her past returns and she is in a dark situation, I actually got to see a confident, determined girl who would do anything to hold on to her secrets to protect someone she cared about. It was courageous, and would've broken a weaker girl.

Rafe has a lot of built up anger he wants to unleash after all the time has been away. He wants answers and is determined to get them. His dark side was a little scary, but I also saw a softer side to him that I liked. He really has a good heart, but his anger has turned him bitter.

I could see that these two had a connection and Alex blames her secrets and her traitorous body for her lusty feelings. She doesn't understand why he turns her on so much, especially after how he treats her.

Do not go into this book expecting happiness. The story line is pretty dark and I was shocked over and over again. The depth of sadness and pain that both characters go through is unbelievable. Gemma James has taken some dark issues and woven a truly remarkable story and left me eager to see what happens next
 That ending, holy hell!


Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Gemma James / Christina Jean MichaelsGemma James (a pseudonym for Christina Jean Michaels) loves to explore the darker side of sex in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy and enjoys exploring the deviant side of human nature. Her stories have been described as being “not for the faint of heart.” She lives with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention. Sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss out on future releases!



26 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Torrent so much, Naomi! I was so shocked by it I didn't know what to think, and I actually still don't... I'm feeling all delicate now ;)
    Great review, my friend :)


    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  2. Wow, this sounds like it would be a very intense read. I am glad that you ended up enjoy it.

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  3. Oh wow, this does sound pretty dark and up my alley, but I guess I need at least a hint of happiness

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  4. I'm definitely going to get this! I loved effed up situations like this.

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  5. Okay, so I didn't read your review because I'm about to start this one BUT I see you have it 4.5 stars so I'm excited! :) Can't wait to chat about it!

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  6. Christina Jean MichaelsAugust 27, 2014 at 7:16 AM

    Thank you for the fantastic review, Naomi! I appreciate you being part of the tour for Torrent. :)



    ~ Gemma

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  7. OH yes. That definitely sounds like one I could get into. Is this a cliffhanger-y type one though?

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  8. That sounds like a good one, but I'm not into pain and sadness these days, maybe later :)

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  9. I was like that while reading it Lexie... I just had to think on it and discuss it with the hubby... I am definitely keen to see what happens now!

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  10. I did enjoy it, but I want to know what happens now!

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  11. I'm sure the happiness will come back, but it will be a helluva ride!!

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  12. YES!! You will enjoy it Christy!!

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  13. It is REALLY great!! I was so conflicted, but I want more!!

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  14. It was my pleasure Gemma!! Bring on the next book, because OMG!!!! I need it!!

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  15. It is a cliffy one, but you won't forget it for some time!!

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  16. Christina Jean MichaelsAugust 28, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Your enthusiasm just made my day! I'd be happy to add you to my ARC list for Rampant, if you'd like. :)

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  17. Most definitely GEMMA!! Because I don't want to wait as long as the normal people *wink* Because Holy Hell... that ending left me wanting to throw my iPad!!

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  18. Well dang. I just don't get into the cliffhangers. Good to know.

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  19. Christina Jean MichaelsAugust 29, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    I HAVE thrown my iPad over books, lol. I really hope you didn't damage yours! I've got you down on my ARC list now. I'll be writing Rampant pretty close to the deadline though, so I won't have it done super early, but a little early. I'm guessing around mid-October. :)

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  20. Hmmm ... maybe a little too dark for me. Not sure I can handle being shocked quite that much (and I'm pretty sure I shock more easily than you do!). Glad you loved it, though!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  21. Not sure how I feel about this one. I'll have to think about it and maybe wait until the mood strikes for me.

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  22. Wow. Not sure it's for me but wow.

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  23. Wait until they are all out, then it will be ok for you!

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  24. Mmmm... you would have to be in the mood, I'm with you!!

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  25. It is a little dark! Had me conflicted!!

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