Author: L.L. Collins
Release Date: April 20, 2017
Raven: To seek, plunder, or prey. To devour ravenously. To seize as spoil.
I am Raven.
I knew what it meant to fight my way through life.
To be the victim, the spoil, the prey.
I decided long ago I would take control of my future.
No more bug infested couches.
No more drug-addicted mothers or absentee fathers.
No more welfare checks or moldy bread.
No more settling.
I thought I had it all figured out, a way out of the hand I’d been dealt.
Until my life got turned upside down by two very different men who look at me with mirrored lust in their eyes.
Their want is palpable, heady. Their desire makes me reckless.
I no longer know who I am or who I want.
The only thing I do know is, I am ravenous.
Voracious. Intensely eager for gratification or satisfaction.
Despite the fact I know it is a disaster waiting to happen, I can’t stop it.
I’m afraid I will never be sated.
L.L. Collins delivers another unforgettable journey with Raven’s story in Ravenous. Powerful, poignant and full of feels, this novel swept me off my feet, tugged on my heartstrings and left me begging for more. Raven, Brecken and Porter shared a journey that was unexpected and yet somehow, absolutely right for these characters. I didn’t know that I would grow to love them as quickly and completely as I did, but L.L. Collins has a way of sneaking in and stealing my heart. The chemistry between the characters absolutely sizzled, sparking across the pages and threatening to consume them before all was said and done. However, it was the understated and significant connection between the three main characters that undeniably ruled and left my heart aching over the insecurities and harsh truths that were revealed during the course of this story.
“Your past can’t define your future, Raven. It just can’t.”
Intelligent, loyal and incredibly kind, Raven is the type of heroine you can’t help but root for. From the very beginning I was hooked, excited to uncover this woman’s history and anxious to see where her story would take me. With Raven, L.L. Collins created a voice that was genuine, easy to relate to and impossible not to love. I felt every bit of her heartache and agonized over her feelings for both Brecken and Porter. Her experiences became my own as I lost myself to the raw emotions that colored the words of her journey. Raven also underwent some significant growth over the course of the story. I enjoyed seeing her transform into a more confident, feisty and self-sufficient woman as she pushed her limits and redefined her life on her own terms.
“Two brothers, completely different, but both with a strange hold over a part of my heart, which was ridiculous because neither of them really knew me at all.”
While Ravenous is clearly Raven’s story, so much of this book also belonged to Brecken and Porter. I adored getting to know both brothers and much like Raven, found myself drawn to each of them for entirely different reasons. I loved the dichotomy that L.L. Collins has created with these seemingly opposite personalities. Unraveling these men was incredibly intriguing and decidedly satisfying. While I enjoyed exploring their differences, I was enchanted by the similarities they shared and the insecurities that had marked them both so deeply. My heart definitely knew which brother it wanted more, but L.L. Collins had me second-guessing myself on multiple occasions in that fantastically frustrating way only she can.
“You deserve to find someone who lives and breathes you.”
L.L. Collins really outdid herself with Ravenous. Exquisitely written, perfectly paced and filled with vibrant, one-of-a-kind characters, I absolutely devoured this novel. When I wasn’t swooning over Brecken and Porter or falling in love with Raven, my heart was being invaded by the fantastic secondary characters that colored this book with so much light and levity. The author did an amazing job at balancing the angst of the past with the scorching hot encounters and heartfelt declarations of the present to deliver something magical and utterly captivating. Packed with breathtaking moments of emotional honesty, genuine vulnerability and subtle chemistry, Ravenous owned me entirely. From the first page to the last I was hooked on Raven, Brecken and Porter, desperate to know how their story would play out and anxiously awaiting every twist and turn L.L. Collins decided to throw my way. This author is undoubtedly at her best with this one. Ravenous is sexy, smart and surprisingly sweet – an absolute must read from L.L. Collins!
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L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series, the Twisted Series, Back to the Drawing Board, and the Jaded Regret Series. Visit LL on her website, http://www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!