AUTHOR:  Brooke Summers– Author’s Website HERE

IS THIS SERIES COMPLETE? Srandalone

GENRE: (You Can Click On Each Genre To Find More In That Category)  Erotic, Dark, Potential Triggers, Age Gap, Virgin Heroine, Fairytale Retelling, Abuse, Non-Consent

TITLE: SAVING RELI

SERIES: N/A

PAGES:  147

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AMAZON USA: HERE

AUDIBLE: N/A

MY STAR RATING

2/5

SYNOPSIS

Reli

My life isn’t a fairytale. It’s raw, painful, and battered.

Losing my father was the start of my downfall.

The nightmare I lived for two years shaped me.

The scars I have run deep.

I was broken.

Until him.

John

The moment I saw her, I knew she was mine.

I was thirty-one and she was fifteen.

I bided my time, waiting.

Then I saw her and there was no way I was staying away.

She was a shell of the girl I remember.

She says she’s broken.

I’m going to show her that she’s a diamond in the rough.

She’s mine and I’m not letting her go.

One way or another, I’m saving Reli.

Warning:

Saving Reli is a dark fairytale romance that contains strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over, which could be upsetting to some. This story is NOT for everyone. Proceed with caution.

Ugh, this one was just not my cup of tea…or coffee, or juice…or water lol.

Which was a huge surprise because I love all things dark, non-consent and fairytale retellings.

The characters felt awkward and uninteresting and I found the heroine irritated me to no end.

I get that in the original Cinderella story the Cin was a gentle and kind soul without the strength to escape a cruel and desperate home situation but…I’ve read many books where the heroine was in a similar situation with the same kind of personality and wasn’t as annoyed by them.

RELI

Basically, Reli’s dad passed away and she’s left at the hands of an evil stepmother and three step sisters.

The sisters are horrible, spoiled and narcissistic knobs who treat her like a slave.

It’s awful.

The darker twist to this version is the amount and intensity of the physical, emotional and sexual abuse she is victim to.

It sounds like it would be awesome, right?

*sighs*

Don’t go there. Disappointment is imminent

JOHN

This dude was okay. Nothing particularly sexy about him in my opinion though.

He’s quite a bit older than Reli and is pretty much smitten with her from the time of her dad’s funeral – when she was 15 – and was gutted to find out that he had to wait three more years to pounce, lol.

So after 3 years he bumps into her at a store and notices bruising on her neck.

Alarm bells start going off in his head and he is now on a mission to figure out what’s up and get his girl.

SEX SCENES

They were pretty hot, though 🙂

I swallow hard when I see his dick; it’s thick and long. God. “John…” I whisper, I don’t know why I’m reacting this way with him, but I’m not going to question it. “I got you,” he says softly as his fingers go to my panties. “Do you trust me?” I nod instantly. “Yes,” I say breathlessly as he tears my panties off my body. I do, I trust him with every fiber of my being. “Good,” he murmurs, his finger gently caresses my pussy, causing me to quiver. “That’s it, baby girl.” He begins to finger fuck me and for the first time in my life, I’m actually enjoying it, I’m letting my inhibitions go. His fingers move in and out of me; he’s a magician making my pleasure rise. “Give it to me, Reli,” he demands and I do. I detonate. “Fan-fucking-tastic.” I smile. “I’m not broken.” God, she didn’t break me. I’m not ruined. He shakes his head. “No, you’re not. Do you want to carry on?” My hands once again tangle in his hair and I pull his lips to mine. My legs wrap around his waist. His dick is at the entrance to my pussy; it won’t take more than a thrust for him to be inside of me. He chuckles. “I’ll take that as a yes.” He thrusts inside and I cry out as he fills me. I feel every single inch of him. So much more pleasure than the dildo that Talia used on me. He starts to move slowly, letting me adjust to having him inside of me. It doesn’t take long until I’m moaning, matching his thrusts, needing more. He pounds harder into me and I’m loving it. “Give it to me.” The demand is one that’s not to be ignored. “I want it all, every single inch of you.” This is just like my dream: this is what I’ve wanted. My pleasure is rising in ways I’ve never felt before. “Come for me, baby. Come all over my dick, soak me with your juices.” His voice is gravelly but it holds so much authority that I’m not able to ignore it. I’m no longer able to resist. I detonate, doing exactly as he asked. I come long and hard. “Yes, Reli,” he groans as he thrusts into me again. “Fucking amazing,” he growls as he comes inside of me, filling me up with his hot cum. “I love you so fucking much, baby girl.” He pants as he stares down at me.

FINAL THOUGHTS on SAVING RELI by Brooke Summers

Guys, I’m gonny be honest…I see that this book has lots of 5-star reviews but I’m really confused as to why.

Maybe I’m missing something. I mean yeah it has all my favourite trigger warnings etc. but the story didn’t do it for me.

Although, in saying that, I have to say the sex was pretty good, lol!

2 Stars

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