Blaine had an angelic face and a sheltered life All he longed for was a love that could chase the loneliness and make him feel wanted What he got was a beautiful man with a quick fist and lots of secrets Troy was beautiful and deadly From the first he showed that he had violent tendencies, but the trusting Blaine thought he could overcome them and help Troy become a beBlaine had an angelic face and a sheltered life All he longed for was a love that could chase the loneliness and make him feel wanted What he got was a beautiful man with a quick fist and lots of secrets Troy was beautiful and deadly From the first he showed that he had violent tendencies, but the trusting Blaine thought he could overcome them and help Troy become a better man When he realized there was no changing him, Blaine sought help Help came Dante Carrillo was the brother of a mob boss, but under that was a man who had lost enough in his past to appreciate the angelic beauty He swept in to save Blaine from the abusive Troy, but his family ties put Blaine in even danger than Troy had been Can love save Blaine or will it make him the latest victim of The Family Warning Contains scenes of BDSM, sexual situations between two consenting adult males, implied noncom tho none written, and physical abuse.
The Family Blaine had an angelic face and a sheltered life All he longed for was a love that could chase the loneliness and make him feel wanted What he got was a beautiful man with a quick fist and lots of secr
If you are like me, I hardly ever read the forward, so I thought I'd use it as my review :) Thank you for reading The Family!ForwardRain CarringtonA few years back, I began to write for fan fiction sites, two mainly, and finally started to scratch an itch I’d had for twenty odd years, to put words down and weave them into something that someone, somewhere, may enjoy reading. There I made some great friends and they encouraged me to continue and strive for more. Then I got up the courage to tal [...]
I loved this book! This is an earlier work of the author's, finally being released. Some of the characters we have met in her Honky Tonk series, Troy and Dante. I loved the peeks at these characters and what has happened since Honky Tonk. You don't need to have read the previous series, but I would suggest it. It can be read after this book as well. The flow and pace of the story kept me flipping the page. I also loved that I could not guess where the story was headed. There are some great twist [...]
This book had everything. Insta-love (which I'm not a fan of), BDSM, The Mob, and Sex!Blaine was great but he kind of annoyed me how he jumped so quickly to Dante after he left Troy. Troy, though a total ass did redeem himself in the end I'll admit.
Wow! This book is intense (in the best possible way!). From page one I absolutely loved Blaine. He's sweet, shy and so damn cute. I wanted so badly for him to have a HEA throughout this story. Blaine's life hasn't been easy up to this point but now he's contented with his job at a lake resort and in awe of a new cabin owner who he watches run each day. Troy, he seems like a intense but genuinely nice guy in the beginning, he's sexy and total alpha male but holy hell do things change. I had goose [...]
Great story!There's very little about this story I didn't like. Some was hard to read, the non-con and abuse was difficult. But the story itself was gritty, dirty and raw. Troy was a bad guy all the way around, Blaine sweet and naive, and Dante was a diamond in the rough. Tough exterior with a soft heart, he was in the mob, but he treated Blaine well and their love story was beyond words. Not an easy read, but oh so worth it in the end!
There were times when I wanted to jump into my kindle and kill Troy!! We all know life is not easy. Well for these men that is very true. This is an amazing book on what you can overcome and come out the other side. This is like a roller coaster ride that is so much fun! I loved this book and I can't wait for the next one!!!Once again this author's world building is outstanding! She has the ability to make the characters come alive!!!
So happy for Blaine and Dante and even devlin, they hell Troy did to these men was hard to read at times. Troy got off too easy in my opinion. Abuse in any form is wrong, and always go with your gut.Love is not abuse.This was fantastic, I loved this story, and I can not wait for more
This series sounded so good that I sadly bought all four at once.
Kinda took too long to get to the point. Also too many ups and downs!
I can tell this is an early work. The author really struggles with style and pacing. Everything happened very quickly, including the Instalove. So far, it was important to get to know the people that come along in later series, so I'm glad I read it, but I'm more glad I read later books by this author first. If I had started with this one, I'm not sure how much farther I would have gone.
4.5 Heart Review by AmberWhat in the HECK?!?!!? Whoa….WHOA…I just need to collect myself, for a minute.I don’t even know where to begin with how much I friggin loved this story (bet you didn’t see that coming.) Let’s get some things out of the way. First and foremost, this story is NOT pretty. From almost the beginning it’s pushing limits, I see some definite “trigger” elements and the violence is in your face, powerful. But none of that bothered me in the sense that it affected [...]
**Reread 9/30/15**With Book 3 "Dungeon Master" coming out today, I reread this to refresh my memory a bit in regards to Devin (who was a secondary character in this book but is a MC in the new book). Looking back on my review of The Family from June, I gave it 4 stars b'c the book didn't flow for me as well as it usually would. I think the multiple POVs threw me off my game somewhat. But rereading it today, I had no trouble keeping up with the storyline or POVs. So yes, it was just me the first [...]
Sometimes you come across books that have okay reviews and you think…maybe I’ll give it a try…this book was that kinda book but I quickly fell for it! Warning though this book is not for the faint of heart. The author portrays things that are so real you feel it long after your done reading.Blaine is this sweet and innocent young man who in so many ways has been through so much. He meets Troy and begins to think he is everything he has been missing. He become quickly smitten but as soon as [...]
What a ride!!This was an emotional ride for me. A few triggers which I knew from the start from the blurb would happen. Rain is an amazing author! I loved the dark side of the story and can't wait for the rest of it to come out. I fell in love with sweet Blaine right from the start. I hated and continued to hate Troy throughout the entire book. Bad seed. Dante was Blaine's saving grace. Even though Dante was in the mob and Blaine would be somewhat brought in he would be so much better off with D [...]
I really loved and enjoyed reading this book so much it was so beautifully writtenI really loved and enjoyed reading this wonderful book it was so beautifully written. I loved the relationship between Dante and Blaine. I loved that they got their happy ending so did Dante's family. I loved the twists and turns and the edge of the seat action in this book. This book was very emotional. I will recommend this book to everybody I know and to all my friends too.
This was a hard one to read to start with. Domestic violence is a subject that is painful for lots of reasons some personal. I think it was dealt with in an okay way but not the best.The rest of the story was good. Hot and sexy. With mystery and intrigue. I'm glad it ended how it did. Blaine deserved to be loved by the man he loved.
I liked it!This was the first book I've read by this author and I will be reading moree plot was goodeverything was wrapped upI like Blaine and DanteTroy was a bastard but most evil people areI just didn't understand the ending for him tho should have been moreI recommend
I think this is the tenth RC book I'm reading. And the first one that didn't get 5 stars. It was a great story and some lovable characters, but it had a bit too much mess and brutality. But I'm still going to read the rest of the series.
DifferentDifferent to say the least. Blaine went through all kinds of crazy crap to find happiness at the end finally. Dante was the knight in shining armor so to speak. Strange events for sure that I wasn't expecting, but over all a good read.
Bon, disons le franchement, ce livre ne m’a pas plu plus que ça. J’ai eu beaucoup de mal à m’attacher aux personnages et l’histoire ne m’a pas transcendée. Déjà, j’ai trouvé la mise en place de l’intrigue longue et j’ai failli abandonner ma lecture. Ensuite, même si je suis friande de scènes croustillantes, il y avait trop de scènes de sexe. Et certaines choses n’étaient pas très crédibles ou incohérentes : Blaine se fait battre et violer par un type mais il tombe [...]
Reads like bad BDSM fanfictionReads like bad BDSM fanfiction. I had to skim the sex scenes because they were ridiculous. The dialog was just meh. Instalove, dub-con, rape, dependence issues, abuse, human trafficking, murder, betrayal, patricide, deception, etc. Let's cram it all in one book and not round any of it up in any way what so ever that would make sense. Bummer cause the blurb had me buy this one after the first read. To each their own though. Got a lot of 5 star ratings, so obviously s [...]
The FamilyThis was a good story, but it somehow didn't hold my interest. It was well written, but the characters didn't jump out at me. I did manage to finish, although it crossed my mind to just drop it, which is something I rarely do. I guess this book is okay if you're looking for something to occupy your time. I won't be looking for book 2 however. The Family didn't have a spark, no pizzazz, no umph. Sorry.
Nice story but it could have gotten to the point a little quicker.
With a cover like that the looks like it's made in Paint, I probably should've stayed away. But I didn't and I couldn't get through it.