Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #4
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2015
I’ve finally got what I want.
Rafe Mason loves me.
He’s forgiven me.
Survived for me.
Killed for me.
But is it enough?
His darkness owns me.
Loving him shouldn’t be this hard.
NOTE TO READERS: VAGRANT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part four of the CONDEMNED series. This book concludes Rafe and Alex’s story.
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First off, thanks to Gemma James and Give Me Books for allowing me a copy of Vagrant to read and review honestly.
And as a warning, Gemma doesn't write stories filled with pink fluffy bunnies and all of that. They are Dark, Twisted and all kinds of dirty hot goodness. It's like a double chocolate cake with chocolate icing, chocolate chips and a sprinkle of chocolate sauce. Hot. Dirty. Sticky and too much my make ya toss your cookies! #NotForTheFaintOfHeart
My first thoughts? Blown. The. Hell. Away. I'm a huge fan of Gemma's series. No doubt that means I'm as twisted as she is but I'm okay with that! This story seriously has so many emotions. So many moments that make you sit a little taller, grit your teeth and if you are me yell at the characters. Ha. Both Alex and Rafe have had a hard life. They've both hit a high, then had the rug pulled out from under them, slamming them both into the floor face first. What can you do when that happens? Shrug it off, kick some butt and try to keep the darkness from consuming you.
In the case of Alex and Rafe they are two truly messed up kids that actually feed off of each other’s pain and desperation. It's a way they connect, they've set themselves up to feel and live off the others pain. In a way that will have you wondering what in the name of Hades they were smoking. But, it's what they need. It's a drug to them. Pain, tears and fear are what Alex needs to feel loved. Rafe needs it to get off. Harsh but true.
The love they share however can not be beat. No matter the amount of tears, pain or fear Alex would do anything to keep the man she loves from himself. Alex needs Rafe like she needs air. Rafe needs Alex like he needs his heart to beat. Together they are volatile, aggressive and full of anger... but separate they are but a shell of a person. That we see when Rafe who has been gone for months shows back up at Alex's home. Of course she is pissed and happy but the tidal wave of the two could take out a small country. They have to work together to save themselves. Even if that means doing things that get them both in trouble. Things that could lead to them in a grave or on the run forever.
True love, no matter the nature can't always be tamed. It's not an animal, it's a feeling one that takes Alex and Tafe on one helluva ride. Where will it stop? No one knows. That's the fun of it all.
Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”
She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.