***This is a story of perseverance, trying to overcome the transgressions others inflict upon you, it’s a story of love gone wrong and obsession gone mad. This book contains raw and graphic sex, obscene language, violence, torture, rape, assault, none of which is limited to persons over the age of consent. This book is intended for MATURE AUDIENCE MEMBERS ONLY, and NOT intended for the weak at heart, nor persons with triggers related to child assault, rape or abuse.***
A beautiful, enchanting story of love, happiness—*Record needle scratches across vinyl*
I'm just fucking with you. Love, happiness, and fairy tales… Yeah, they don't live here anymore. The only things residing amongst these thin and barren walls are Dominance, submission, and twisted fucking obsession. Stella gets knocked down over and over throughout her life… Though she is bloodied and battered she stands back up every single time, smirks and nods before asking, "That all you got?".
Wesley has shoved his way through the rich life with both middle fingers up. He's also shoved his way through half of the socialite population, but all that vanilla has left him a starved man. He knows he can't keep his Dom fed with kinky little masochistic vanilla's anymore. On his mission to find the perfect sub, Wesley stumbles across a broken, shattered angel, only to find when she comes up swinging, that this little angel knows how to fight.
He wants to be the one who breaks her…
But it's not a question of who breaks her, the question is who destroys her.
“We will fight, angel. We’ll fight hard. But it’ll be worth every strike below the belt. Every hateful or spiteful word said, because when we love, when we fuck, when our passion reaches an intensity so goddamn powerful like it has every single time, it’ll extinguish all the bad. I want all your hate, Stell…Just as much as I want all your love. We are doing this. And there isn’t a damn thing you can do to stop it, angel. Is that understood?”—Wesley Jacobs
My Review: ***** (more if I could)
This has been a very raw and devastatingly jaw dropping read. It deserves 5 star rating. The rawness and vulgarity allowed for a different edginess to the storyline. Stella Reese, a child, a teenager, an adult, a woman, a friend, a lover...is unbreakable. She has been explicitly and immorally sexually abused from childhood to adulthood. She was broken, scarred, and shattered multiple times only to emerge stronger than ever.
Wesley Jacobs, an obnoxiously rich prick, has women literally falling at his feet. He has his way with them, treating them like whores, nothing more than a hole to penetrate and a set of lips to suck, til their cheeks hollow in. He goes through woman after woman trying to satisfy his dominance until he finds his new prey. His desire for the darker side of pleasure drive him insane at the sight of Stella.
Stella's past proves her to be a hidden submissive. She wants a man to control her sexually, treat her lovingly, and force her to lose all inhibitions and find the ultimate pleasure outside of all boundaries. As they both live out their fantasies with each other, connecting and falling in love, there is someone lurking in the shadows. A man she doesn't remember from her past who today is still obsessed with Stella. The ghost of a man that is obsessed, scorned, and betrayed, until his hatred becomes so twisted. Her past walks through the front door of Jacobs Publishing House showing affection and charm. He gradually turns both Stella and Jacob's world upside down. This ghost from her past tries his hardest to break her, Stella has always persevered and continued to pick herself up and shine. The final bit of strength that Stella can summon upon herself is used to put the final nail in her coffin.
I have to say that this is the third book I have read by Kimber and I have loved each one of them. She doesn't disappoint whether it is A Woman Gone Mad or That Which Destroys Me. She is the author who totally pulls you into the story and in her own way allows that personal connection to take place. So...Kimber keep writing girl...your readers love you and your books. XOXOXO
Ok, I have to put in my two cents now. Lynn told me I just HAD to read this book and I am so glad I did! Kimber Dawn may now be my new favorite author! I get tired of reading books that are predictable and this book was anything but predictable. Thank you, thank you, thank you Kimber! And thank you Lynn for recommending. There isn't any thing more I can add from the book that Lynn hasn't covered. Just know this, this book deals with abuse, (like dark abuse), but oh it is worth the read! You will not be disappointed. I agree with Lynn, 5 stars!
Who is Kimber S. Dawn you ask...
Shit, sometimes even I don't know, lmao. However if I had to type up an author bio (which, son of a bitch, I do) this is how it would read. BTW, caught a lot of shit for this author bio. Really don't give a fuck though, because I was asked to type up a bio. And if I can only say one thing for certain about myself, it's this: I'm real, I don't back down from what I believe, I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I don't bite my tongue and I never try to hide the ugly parts of who I am... You either love me or hate me, but if you love me... I'll always be loyal, no fucking matter what ;)
I can be called a billon different things—daughter, wife, mother, labor unit nurse. I sell pussy on the side. *Coughs* That would be Persian kittens, thank you…you dirty-minded scoundrel. I'm a book blogger, book pimp, and a book whore. My two indulgences are my Jack’s in life…Jack Daniel’s and Blackjack. My biggest dream, the day I'll acknowledge that I've succeeded in life and can I die a happy woman, is the day I get to go two stark-naked hour-round sexual bouts with Jason Statham. *Sighs*
I was born and raised in Louisiana… and No, I do NOT live in a bayou, I actually see the beaches on the gulf coast more than I see a bayou, lol. I started writing poems and short stories very early in my life. You know, for the Michaels and Leos and Nicks in my life. I've been a book hoarder since I was eleven years old, but then a couple years ago something wonderful happened! The 50 Shades of Grey craze brought to life my inner smut whore and I commenced to read anything and everything smut affiliated. When reading wasn't enough anymore and I noticed that so many of the authors of my favorite indie authors and their books weren't getting the exposure their work deserved, I turned it into a mission, starting my own blog, buying their books and reading them one by one. I then wrote my reviews for my blog and didn't hold back in writing them (Hell yeah those motherfuckers a profanity laden). I've never done a single thing in my life halfway. I always go all in. After the success of my Blog, and the insistence of one of my bestest friends, my sister from another mister, Trina Taylor of Bad & Dirty Books, I was ready to finally take the plunge and see if I could write a book that was worth a damn. I'm a Southern girl to my core, a self-proclaimed smut whore, and I keep hearing that I’m an author, but honestly… I don’t believe the rumors, lol. I don’t feel like a kickass bitch spittin’ out lyrics, or stories, like a motherfuckin’ rockstar.
Tattooed across my ribs are the words I have always lived by: 'Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi.' Latin for: If I cannot find a way, I will make my own.