Friday, March 17, 2017

The Difference Between by Blake Moreno

Title: The Difference Between
Author: Blake Moreno
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Wade and Russ
Release Date: January 2017
Publisher:  Dark Ink
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Wade Maguire and Russ Paulson are in love. After a year of passion and happiness, they’re buying a home and moving in together. Everything is rosy for them—until a jealous and insane ex from Wade’s past puts all of that to the test. 

After being kidnapped and tortured by his deranged former lover, Wade loses his ability to engage with his own sexuality or with Russ. With the help of a psychologist, EMDR therapy, and a sex plan, they work together to overcome the damage inflicted. In the process, they discover wells of love they’ve never known before. 

As passion is reborn and their sex life reignited, Wade realizes a need to re-experience certain events in Russ’s loving arms. For Wade, the difference between pain and pleasure is love, and the difference between rape and rough sex is consent.

Dark, and yet ultimately hopeful, this book contains many emotional and graphic sex scenes, as well as some scenes of torture. This book deals with rape and rape recovery. Proceed with care.

Stand-alone with a happy ending. 78,000 words.
My Review:
Warning...before going into this book, be sure you read the story description very carefully. This is a dark, dark book that goes into vivid detail about some hard subjects. It's NOT for the faint of heart. BUT if you can get through those first few chapters, it's an incredible story about resilience and love that I absolutely adored reading. 

And dang, now I have no idea what else to write because I don't want to post any spoilers. Seriously, the author did an amazing job with her story description. Read that. Know that this is a difficult book, but I found the love story to be incredible. Both Russ and Wade are amazingly strong characters. Nothing about what they go through is easy and would break lesser men. I loved reading this story and honestly think it will make it onto my reread list because it's one of those stories that brought me to tears and moved me... a lot.

And you know what...I'm going to leave this review at that.

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