The Lost by Cole McCade
Date of Publication: August 25, 2015
She's known it her whole life. She knows it every time she spreads her legs. Every time she begs for the pain, the pleasure, the heat of a hard man driving deep inside. She's a slave to her own twisted lusts--and it's eating her alive. She loves it. She craves it. Sex is her drug, and she's always chasing her next fix. But nothing can satisfy her addiction, not even the nameless men she uses and tosses aside. No one's ever given her what she truly needs.
Until Gabriel Hart.
Cold. Controlled. Impenetrable. Ex-Marine Gabriel Hart isn't the kind of man to come running when Leigh crooks her pretty little finger. She loathes him. She hungers for him. He's the only one who understands how broken she is, and just what it takes to satisfy the emptiness inside. But Gabriel won't settle for just one night. He wants to claim her, keep her, make her forever his. Together they are the lost, the ruined, the darkness at the heart of Crow City.
But Leigh has a darkness of her own. A predator stalking through her past--one she'll do anything to escape.
Even if it means running from the one man who could love her...and leaving behind something more precious to her than life itself.
I read dark books because I know that reality isn't always rainbows and unicorns. What I never thought I would read would be this book. Yes, there is a trigger warning in the beginning but despite it, I jumped in.
This book is written so well and sucked me in. It took me a few days to read, not because I didn't enjoy it..rather I had other obligations otherwise I would have read this a lot faster.
The author takes you on a journey right from the jump. Leigh is captivating, she is broken always looking for a way to hurt herself. Then there is Gabriel, he has demons he needs to overcome. These two come together and you never know where they will end up. What I loved was the fact that I never knew which way the story was heading. There are taboo issues but they add to the book.
Let me just say if you can't stomach certain issues than this is not the book for you. But, if you like raw, gritty and fucked up then this is definitely for you.
This is a new author to me but I will be checking out more of his books. The way he wove this messed up tale had me reeling days after I finished.
About Cole McCade
Corporate consultant by day, contemporary romance author by night.
Mid-thirties. Coffee addict. Cat lover. Bibliophile. Technophile. Definite sapiophile. Native Southerner. Runner. Country boy turned city suit. Shameless collector of guitar picks, vinyl records, and incense holders. Aficionado of late-night conversations over live music in seedy bars. Browncoat with a secret crush on Kaylee Frye.
Fascinated by human sociology, and particularly by the psychology of sex and gender – and their effect on relationship expectations, the culture of dating, and what it means to fall in love.
Non-smoker. The picture's just a stock photo. A rather broody, dark one for someone who isn't all that broody or dark, but sometimes forgets to smile even when he means to.