Brutally Beautiful

Brutally Beautiful A deadly game of hide and seek With blood still on her hands Samantha Matthews is on the run running from dark secrets and a man she prays to God will never find her Running and hiding just to stay

  • Title: Brutally Beautiful
  • Author: Christine Zolendz
  • ISBN: 9781494292935
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • A deadly game of hide and seek With blood still on her hands, Samantha Matthews is on the run, running from dark secrets and a man she prays to God will never find her Running and hiding, just to stay alive She had no choice but to run, to leave, to hide and forget about her life before When Samantha believes she s gained enough distance from her past and her demons, sA deadly game of hide and seek With blood still on her hands, Samantha Matthews is on the run, running from dark secrets and a man she prays to God will never find her Running and hiding, just to stay alive She had no choice but to run, to leave, to hide and forget about her life before When Samantha believes she s gained enough distance from her past and her demons, she stops running, hoping to find her future in the heavily wooded area of the Adirondack Mountains, a place she never expected to encounter a man with secrets as dark and as sordid as hers Kade Grayson is hiding, not from the demons after him, but from himself and from the entire outside world, wishing every day he could have just died Arrogant and domineering, he s tormented and terrorized by his past, seeing nothing good for his future With the ghosts of his past still haunting him, he has exiled himself to a life of solitude, only living for his words and through his stories Until her An undeniable attraction, turns into hate and then ultimately obsession, an obsession that grows into a powerful story of love and redemption Will the bond they have begun to build between them grow stronger than the tragedies that have scarred both of their lives Or will they allow their demons to consume them This book is a full length Adult Contemporary Romance and is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

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    1. 5 Stars!!!!!What. A. Ride. Wow! I really loved this book. Stories that are a little on the dark side, maybe even a little disturbing are my favorites! This had the darker elements, but it was also comical, sensual, and beautiful. An intriguing and entertaining read. The story begins with Sam and Jen. Sam and Jen are injured and on the run. We don’t know why or what happened, all we know is they can never go back. They are no longer Sam and Jen. They are now Lainey and Bree.Once they get far en [...]

    2. THIS BOOK WAS DARK FUNNY SEXYDISTURBING AND SO BRUTALLY BEAUTIFUL!CHRISTINE ZOLENDZ EXCEEDED MY EXPECTIONS WITH THIS NOVEL! This story is told in alternate povs (which the author nailed) of a girl named Samantha who is on the run with her bff. She meets a Damaged? Crazy? Stalker? Sexy! HOT! guy named Kade who is crippled emotionally by a traumatic event from his past."Words had always come easily to me. Violence and hate were in my veins. I was rage personified, and horror and malice were my onl [...]

    3. DNF at 73% and stop giving me that look.Yes, I am well aware that this book marks the gazillionith time I did not finish a book since January 2014. So shoot me. I feel it’s justified to give this book a 2 star rating based on what I have read (which let me remind you is nearly 3/4 of the book). Oh and about what I read:Some things you should know about me and how I evaluate a book’s worth:1. Heat level and hot sex do not serve as motivation for me to finish a book. Sex is fabulous and in fac [...]

    4. That was DarkTwistedCreepyDisturbing"Thisis is just a morbid filled ice cream cone dipped in psycho flavored sprinkles."Yet oddly it was at the same timeFunnySexyIntriguingCoolThe prologue.What did Samantha and Jennifer do??? And why??Samantha is on the run her brutal past. "Something dark haunts us all. What darkness haunts you at night? What do you squeeze your eyes closed to when the darkness bites against your back when you're alone at night? Because I was married to mine. I was daughter to [...]

    5. Title: Brutally BeautifulSeries: Brutally Beautiful #1Author: Christine ZolendzRelease Date:5th January, 2014Rating: 4.5 starsCliffhanger: No.HEA:(view spoiler)[ Yes. The story will be continued, though.(hide spoiler)]Once again, I was captivated by exceptional storytelling of Zolendz. Only she could came up with a story so bloody and dark and still make it heartbreakingly beautiful. I admire her for that. As much as I loved her previous series, Brutally Beautiful has one advantage more… it’ [...]

    6. *** FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED *** 4.5 stars!! Fast-paced, witty and intriguing, Brutally Beautiful was a dark and yet delightfully gripping book that hooked me from the start and kept me flipping pages long into the night. It was SO well-written. The dialogue was snappy, the plot was kept me on my toes, and the story was raw and emotionally intense. This book was truly a joy to read and I have quotes highlighted on almost every single page. If you are a fan of dark, tortured heroes and strong her [...]

    7. This is the first book in the BEAUTIFUL duet. It doesn’t end in a cliffhanger; it ends in a HFN but there are still secrets unrevealed, so we need book 2 for the story to come to full circle. ***********************************************Normally, I'd wait and write my review after I finish reading the series but I need to talk about this book asap. I loved it. It was like a breath of fresh air with its exquisite writing.Ms Zolendz does it again and creates a one hell of a story and we are in [...]

    8. 4.5 This shit is crazy stars.Samantha Matthews and best friend Jen are on the run."Something dark haunts us all. What darkness haunts you at night? What do you squeeze your eyes closed to when the darkness bites against your back when you're alone at night? Because I was married to mine. I was daughter to mine, and I refused to look in the mirror and see it make me as dark as them, so I walked away from it all."They are battered, broken and bloody and wind up at a strip bar in the middle of BFE. [...]

    9. I can't get into this book, I can't, I guess it's just me being weird again. I think I read one chapter and I immediately disliked the heroine, for me this is a very bad sign So I'm going to take the plunge and DNF. I get really cranky when I force myself to read a book I don't like.

    10. Wow! I have to say that this book totally took me by surpriseIt's dark mindfuck kind if book and u didn't realize I needed one like this until I started reading it.The story is very brilliantly written with some awesome lines!The story starts with two girls, who in the beginning we know nothing about only that they running away from something or someone battered and bruised."Everything and everyone I ever knew…Everything I had ever worked for…gone. Just. Like. That. "They reach a small bar/ [...]

    11. 4 Damaged Stars"You somehow soothe the chaos that's inside me. You heal me."A woman on the run.A man haunted, bitter and alone.A passion that transcends logic and self-preservation.Samantha Matthews, bloodied and beaten she ends up with her best friend working as a waitress in a freaking strip joint in the middle of nowhere. Nothing left to dream about, everything crashed and burned around her and the demons are still chasing after her. But she keeps living.Kade Grayson, survived an unimaginable [...]

    12. 4 starsSooo I think a storyline we are pretty familiar with. Girl on the run. Girl meets guy. Guy has traumatic past.What I felt different with this book is the awesome heroine, Samantha. There was just too many quotes from her pov I could quote.You need a hardcore detox for assholism Kade on the other hand One minute he couldn't stop staring at Samantha, the next he was just plain mean. Bottom line is: I found him creepy.I liked this, great characters, great writing, lol momentsbut I felt it wa [...]

    13. Ok, around the first half of the book I seriously loved it! Loved it so much that I thought nothing could make me not love it so much later. The writing was amazing, I swear I highlighted almost the whole book. There wasn't one thing I didn't love with the writing. And with the story. I loved it all. I loved all the characters. So what made me give it 4 stars? I would have given it 3.5 but I round it up to 4. Him. His mood swings. In the beginning he was amazing, he was so dark and twisted and I [...]

    14. Whoa! Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa!!This story was jam-packed with so many feels and I'm not talking the warm and fuzzy kind. Christine Zolendz did an incredible job of blending drama, family, friendship, chemistry, eroticism, pain, despair and trauma. She did all that and still found a way to inject a lot of humour along the way.Samantha was a brilliant and renowned head trauma surgeon, but she was running away from her life. She was escaping a life filled with lies and was hoping to outr [...]

    15. ”I learned an invaluable lesson once. If I stayed silent for long enough, and just watched long enough, people and life would pass by me, as if I were invisible. Or dead. I was excited to start this story because all of my friends have loved this book, so far. I was told it was dark and twisted. I spent most of the book waiting for it to get dark and twisted. By the time it started to become that way towards the end I was not really feeling it. I really love dark books and had high hopes for t [...]

    16. I just finished reading Brutally Beautiful. That was overwhelming for me. I don't know whether it was in a good way. Not only this book left so many questions unanswered, but it kinda gave me shivers too!Samantha was running away from her past and settles herself in small town by working as a waitress.I loved Samantha, she was such a strong character. One kick ass heroine. As she get adjusts herself with her new life, she meet the mysterious Kade. Kade is the first hero whom managed to make hims [...]

    17. “Kade Grayson kissed the thoughts right out of my head, kissed my fears and anxiousness away, leaving me empty, and then poured himself in.”This is exactly how I feel right now. This book, this wonderfully beautiful magnificent twisted book, has stolen all of my thoughts and words. I don’t even know what to write, what to say, to convey how obsessed I am with this story. To describe how I devoured this thing and how I wish I could go back in time and erase my memory so I could experience i [...]

    18. DNF @ Page 57SAFE GANG: WARNING! EXPLICIT SEX SCENES WITH OWAs soon as the Hero took the OW out and screwed her in his car meaning after he already met the heroine and obsessed about her I was done with him! "I don't read a romance for those scenes, I read a romance for the celebration of love and how the best love helps us to grow"Those sex scenes with OW" are not the portrayal of the best love I want to feel in my romance book"This is my second book by this author and the last! "both" had sex [...]

    19. 3.5 to 4 Stars."I'm falling in love with you, and I'm going to let you destroy me."This was a pretty great read. I was curious right from the very first page, until curiosity got the better of me and all I know was that I suddenly couldn't put the book down. Brutally Beautiful was the first book I've read by this author and immediately I was captivated by her compelling and very polished writing style. The characters very unconventional, not the usual or average MCs you would read in a book, but [...]

    20. 4.5 dark, twisted, and emotional stars. I loved this read! i love smart characters, and i love an author that can write an clever, mind bending tale to compliment them.Two characters, both internally damaged, see right into the heart and mind of one another. Both are strong in thier own right, yet so desperate to be saved. Meet Mr. Kade GraysonHe is a reserved ass with an underlying tone of violence. He has been devoid of any emotion since horrific tragedy at the age of 17. Meet Ms. Sam Matthews [...]

    21. When characters claimed that they had a “dark” past, I needed to be convinced that what they went through was indeed “dark”. I’m not mocking them for I know that their experiences could/did happen in real life, but the way it was written came off unconvincingly. At first, the hero, Kade, was dangerous, creepy, twisted. I did enjoy how his mind worked. But then, he just became too brooding and boring. It was also obvious that his pov was written by a woman (big turn off!). His transitio [...]

    22. “I’m falling in love with you and I’m going to let you destroy me.”Christine Zolendz cements her spot on my list of ‘must read’ authors with this one! I am a MASSIVE fan of Christine’s Mad World series, but she seems to have taken this one to another level, giving us a disturbingly dark and sexy story which is both mature and intelligent, and blended fantastically with sarcastic humour, drama, suspense and a deeply intense romance. Very different from a lot of other romance books o [...]

    23. 3.5 STARSLife is tough; you have to endure the bad with the good, because the alternative is so final. I will endure thisThis is a heartbreaking love story of two people who were both living through the aftermath of separate but both horrifically violent pasts. Each one having their soul charred beyond recognition, and trying to find a way to keep on living with what was left. Two hearts beating separately, yet drawn together by a darkness so intense that only by connecting the two could they fi [...]

    24. All I am going to say for now is HOLY FUCK A CAT! You will love the Hell out of this book! CANNOT. WAIT. UNTIL. IT'S. OUT.

    25. "It was beautiful and dark, twisted and profound."This book was so different, I couldn't put it down. It was filled with dark tragedy and mystery, it was also hot and funny. I loved the quick-whit that Sam/Lainey had. I also loved the interactions between her and Kade. The dark, deep emotions that he felt for Lainey were so intense. "I felt like Adam looking at Eve for the first time, having never seen another woman before her.""I wanted to know what haunted her and hold hands in the darkness… [...]

    26. Thank you to the lovely friend that loaned me these books:) xoxo! Ehh, this is a difficult book for me tag with a rating because it's both great and meh. 4 stars for first half .2 stars for second half. 0 stars for the end = 2 stars overall.Basic PlotTwo women hit the road beaten and bloodied. Hours later, they stop at a small town and end up deciding it's as good as any place to hide from whateverhell they're running from. The friend and bar owner fall into a relationship, further tethering the [...]

    27. 5 Brutally Beautiful StarsA dark twisted read, beautifully written and somewhat poeticI read Brutally Beautiful a few weeks ago and I wished I wrote my review right when I finished, so this won’t be your typical review, which kills me because I loved it so much.Short version of the summarySam and her best friend are on the run, you don’t know why, but they are beaten up, bruised and battered. We just know they left a terrible situation and both are ready to move forward with their lives. The [...]

    28. There are THREE scenes with OW, erm, NO!Read Roksana's 1-star review of Brutally Beautiful by Christine Zolendz/review/show

    29. WOW!Absolutely amazing!!! I LOVED it. :) Thanks to my friend Dilek, Christine Zolendz became one of my favorite authors And I also highly recommend her another book to you, it called "Here's to Falling" Ahh that book was awesome too. <3Ps. I wanna thank to my dearest friend Dilek for recommending this book to me. Thank you babe. <3You can read her beautiful and terrific review from this link. :)/review/show

    30. Life as I knew it was over. My life. Over. That woman I once was, Samantha Matthews, was gone. Left for dead. Everything and everyone I ever knew…Everything I had ever worked for…gone. Just. Like. That. Poof. Gone. What happened? There are some story lines that, cliché as they may be, I find hard to resist. The damsel in distress is one of them and if she’s on the run from some unknown danger, even better. Most of these books are guilty pleasure reads and that’s okay, I’m cool with th [...]

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