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Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Release: Pain by Amanda Mackey

Title: Pain
Author: Amanda Mackey
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 5, 2016 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

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, confidant, 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 thought. 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—his drug of choice. A vice he can’t survive without. Then he meets her—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...well, it just 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 the feisty rescue worker, will it be love over lust—or a matter of life and death? 

4 1/2 stars

This book certainly contains it's fair share of suffering and angst. Lil and Justice find a magnetic attraction to each other when they are thrown together. Lil has issues from not fully grieving the loss of a relative. Justice has been so badly abused as a child that he has no real idea of what a loving, caring relationship is. They struggle to find a way to be together under the watchful eyes of the animals in the sanctuary. Lil knows the calming effect spending time with the animals can give you, she just has to hope that Justice will find that peace within himself helped by Lil, the, animals and her Dad, Tom, who runs the animal sanctuary. This story is about surviving dreadful loss, awful abuse, learning to trust and finding love. i really enjoyed this book. it is well written and fast paced. The characters are engaging and like able, even bad boy Justice. I really liked the scenes where there was interaction with the animals. I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review. Would recommend.

Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She's published 2 non-fiction books and has her a fiction novel titled, Instinctual out now. Instinctual is a 2 book series. Book 2 will be out Sept. 30 2014.Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career.


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