Visibly Broken by Chelsea Camaron
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book should be tagged with a disclaimer of child abuse and domestic abuse, and I was totally surprised that it wasn't. I must admit when I started reading this before I was even finished with the prologue I was second guessing my decision to continue it, but I have only done that once in all of the years I have been reading so I pushed myself to continue. While this will not be a 5 star read or even a 4 star read for me I did start to get into it because of the way things progressed. But because of the way I felt in the beginning I honestly couldn't say that I really liked, but I did like it.
Jason "Cobra" Stanley was raised by an abusive father and a mother that turned a blind eye to what was happening. Unfortunately Jason learned to be quick with a punch so when his girlfriend Missy provoked him she would get slapped around...the part that really confused me is that she provoked him knowing what would happen almost as if she got off on it. I hate to even say that because it's not something I can wrap my head around but that is the way she came off. Anyway, Jason finally has enough of their twisted relationship and calls it off. Step one in the right direction!
In walks Lorraine...WOW, totally crazy past has her living a double life and not like an undercover agent double life, like she was two totally different people with the complete knowledge of what she was doing so it wasn't as if she suffered from some Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) nope she willing lead her life that way. Yes it did come out of a traumatic occurrence in her life, but once again her past leads me to tag this romance as DARK.
How can these two broken people make a relationship work? I have no clue but they do seem to balance one another out if that is even possible. I swear I finished this book a few days ago and I am still having a hard time coming to terms with some of it.
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I requested from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com/