Title : Torment
Author : Aleya Michelle
Series : n/a
Release date : 16 Dec 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : Can two afflicted strangers from the dark side, help each other back to the light?
Willow Steele is a survivor – barely.
Her mother was murdered in front of her.Eight years old.
Nowhere and nobody to call home.
Willow did what she had to in order to survive life.
Faced with a straightjacket, a bare cell at Ferndale and the prospect of going cold turkey from the vices that have been keeping her alive, Willow is furious.
She wants her drugs.
She wants her freedom.
She wants out of this place.
Hunter Edwards is an addict.
Just one taste, to impress a girl, and heroin ended up taking every bit of self-control he’d ever owned.
Six months later he is hooked and spiralling out of control. Break and enters, car accidents, trouble with the law. His mother and the cops sign him into Ferndale as a last resort before shipping him off to the army.
That’s where he sees her.
The girl in the cell.
The dark haired, blue eyed angel that steals his heart.
Can Willow & Hunter help each other through the hardest fight of their lives?
Or will they both fall harder than ever before?
This is a dark romance. It is not for the faint hearted. You’ve been warned..
Review : Torment by Aleya Michelle was a quiet story with some deep thoughts behind it. I liked almost everything about the story except the blurb which I felt was a little misleading at a certain point, that I can not explain without spoilers)
There are no big surprises in here the blurb basically tells the story, except maybe the kind of “making of” the reader gets before the leads actually land in a position to meet each other. That part is a little “louder” but when they meet the tone of the book seems to change with the surrounding of the characters which I felt was an interesting accomplishment.
I felt the peace that Ferndale was supposed to bring. I am not sure I really loved the characters though which is why the 5th star is missing. While they were explored to the tiniest of details there was nothing left for me to feel for them.
And if so it might be that I liked Hunter slightly more than Willow because his reasons were more graspable for me than hers.
It might sound strange to like a book without loving the characters but it is possible, because I liked the plot and the writing a lot and I would recommend it to fellow readers