Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: Badger by C.M. McKenna

Badger: Adrian Birch and Isaac Belov

C.M. McKenna’s compelling voice has earned a devoted audience and multiple awards for her erotic fiction (as Cara McKenna.) Her page-turning literary debut, Badger, disturbs and titillates with the story of a recovering pill addict whose compulsive fascination with a Boston antihero spirals out of control.

Nearly twelve months sober, Adrian Birch feels like a nobody. But when her wrist is broken in a hit-and-run accident, she’s avenged by the Badger, a secretive street vigilante. Instantly obsessed, Adrian takes to staging suicide and constructing chance meetings to get his attention. Their resulting affair is harsh and needy, wrought with McKenna’s signature dark eroticism—until the connection gets out of hand and ignites the violent passions of the city.

So I actually read this book quite some time ago, I’ve been wanting to come back to this book and write a review for a while now and I’ve finally got some time to do so.

What to say about this book?? It is freak’n INTENSE! Yet one of my favorite reads of 2015. If you dont like dark fiction, this book is probably not for you. We have one emotionally damaged heroine who is trying to find herself again and one seriously fucked up hero. It is not pretty and it is not a typical “romance” with a happy ending but damn at the end of it, after it’s chewed you up, spit you out and left you with a book hangover from hell.. You’re glad you read it. Even after all this time, just thinking about the book evokes emotion and remembrance of these two poor souls that found each other and despite everything found some solace in each other. This book is totally F’ed up and there is no happy ending but if you dont read it, I think you’d be missing out. Just know this is not a typical“romance” (Im not even sure if the book is classified as romance or if it’s just fiction) even tho the author of the book is known for her erotic romances.

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