Friday, January 8, 2016

"PAIN" by Amanda Mackey


PAIN by Amanda Mackey 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: January 5, 2016
- SYNOPSIS -
Life is sweet in The Sanctuary—until Lillian Harris is thrown the curveball of her life.

Lillian is perfectly happy cocooned within the lofty perimeter fence of The Sanctuary. Her Sanctuary—a vast oasis for rescued lions, tigers, and elephants. The animals are her world. So when Lillian’s dad tells her a nineteen-year-old criminal who’s fresh out of prison is coming to The Sanctuary as part of a rehabilitation program, Lillian is more than a little apprehensive. She interacts with animals more than humans—and definitely not criminals.

Justice Armstrong is more arrogant than a Silverback, but something darker lurks behind his eyes… 

It isn’t until Justice swaggers toward her from the parole officer’s car—pierced, confident, and more than a little hot—Lillian knows she has her work cut out for her. His stare has the power to rob her of all thoughts. His words, although crude and nefarious, bring a part of her to life she never knew existed. How is this criminal suddenly turning her world upside down?

He has the power to drag her to the dark side....

Pain is his drug of choice, a vice he can’t survive without. Then he meets Lillian Harris. Little miss hellcat. Fiery, strong, and all woman. She challenges him at every damn turn, and watching her tame those fierce big cats makes his need for her that much stronger. He wants to do things to her…wicked things. She makes him crave pain in a whole new way.

When a teen with a dark past bumps heads with a feisty rescue worker, will it be love over lust—or a matter of life and death?

- PURCHASE -
Available on Kindle Unlimited!



Did anybody note the number plate of the truck that hit me while reading "PAIN" by Amanda Mackey ?

“surprising” would not cover even half of what I was thinking while reading this book. As it was my second book by this author I thought I had a slight idea that I might like it. 

But I am sorry to say the BLURB provided totally does not get the depth of what is really going on inside this story. 

Ms. Mackey created very deep and interesting characters and even I as a blogger that reads tons of books can say honestly that I never came across a guy like Justice before. 

There are some shockers inside and I must say that I had a little problem with the age of our leading characters. While I truly believe that essence of a person can be older than their actual birthday shows it still felt out of place sometimes to consider them below 20 when you listened  to them.  

At times I felt that the author might have been unsure of how old he wanted the leads to actually be. In my very personal opinion it would have been better to add just 3 years, some stuff that was going on would have felt better to me (if there is anyway to feel “better” about certain parts of that story at all)

If you like sappy love stories you should stay away from this book. It is a darker kind of romance and will really get to you.







- ABOUT THE AUTHOR: AMANDA MACKEY -


I am married and a mother of two beautiful children, living in sunny Queensland, Australia. I’ve been reading books ever since I can remember and love all things related to books. Writing has become an extension of that and I hope to pursue a full time writing career. I currently write part-time and work as a remedial massage therapist. I love spending time with family and hope to one day travel to Italy and England.