Raw by Belle Aurora

Raw by Belle AuroraRaw By/Door Belle Aurora
Serie: RAW family #1
Op/On January 13th 2014
Genres: Dark Romance
Pagina's/Pages: 359

***Author Note: This is not a love story. This is a story of love gone wrong.***

Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.

Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.

Best decision I ever made.

Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.

My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.

But the saying is true.

The world makes way for those who know where they are going.

That’s me.

I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.

But then there’s him.

I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.

He makes me feel.

It’s unconventional.

But it’s real.

I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.

So am I.

This isn’t a story.

This is my life.

I started this book for the Homance bookclub. I recommended it myself, because the blurb intrigued me. Do you want to know if it made my expectations true?


I’m so conflicted about Raw. On one hand I liked the characters. It started really good. I really liked that Lexa was a social worker. It was something else and I never read that before, which was fresh for me. I liked that he stalked her, I liked it a lot. But then I felt like there was a whole lot of plotlines in the story which had absolutely no need for the story.

First of all Lexi starts okay, but suddenly because a really stupid girl, making really stupid and weird decisions.
Second of all Twitch isntas bad as he makes himself out to be and not at all a dark and twisted character for my taste. He was kind of mellow and turned around really fast, from wanting to hurt her, into a desperate in love boyfriend.
Then the author makes it clear he does deal drigs, but it doesn’t play a role in any f the scenes except for one at almost the ending, which I kinda found harsh and without a goal for the plot. Then one other plotline was a major mistake. I felt like she didn’t research how long coke is tracable in someones spit, because… well plothole. And then, nothing really happened with the whole thing, so why do it?
The whole book kinda felt to me like I wanted to try and make it dark, but didn’t succeed very well.
And then the ending. I just don’t know what to make of that… it’s fitting and it’s not at the same time.

2 stars for Raw because there are a few things I did like. It has a lot of nice quotes, which I’m a sucker for. I really liked the parts I saw of the side characters. Wished I saw a little bit more of them.

I’m just really conflicted about it.


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