Wednesday 6 May 2015

Blog Tour - Black Iris by Leah Raeder

Title: Black Iris
Author: Leah Raeder
Release Date: April 28, 2015 

The next dark and sexy romantic suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable.
It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn't worth sticking around for.

If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.

She's not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.

But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it's time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.

Which was the plan all along.

Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.

She's going to show them all.


So, I just finished this book and I am utterly speechless. This story blew me away. It was powerful and emotional. It was sensual and gritty. It was raw and real.

“Because part of us wants to be hurt. We want to know how strong we really are.”

This is the story of a lost girl, just wanting to be found. Wanting to fit in. Wanting to be loved. It is about the harsh realities that those who suffer from personality and mental disorders, suicidal thoughts, and being different, whether it is gay, bi, lesbian or anything else, deal with on a daily basis.

“You poisoned me, and it feels so fucking good. I want more.”

Ms. Raeder has a magical way of telling a story. This book was beautifully written, the words just flowing off the page. I loved how it flipped back and forth in order for us to understand the entire story. I couldn’t put it down and devoured it rapidly.

“Scars tell a story. My whole life was written on my body. How are you supposed to leave the past behind when you carry it with you in your skin?”

All I can say is read this book. You will never be the same. We all have a little bit of madness in us. 5+ stars.
~ Review by Tiffany

LEAH RAEDER is a writer and unabashed nerd. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago.

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