Break Her by B.G. Harlen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Warning: Includes graphic depictions of rape, sex, and violence and is for readers over the age of 18 only.
Those who toss off words
like “legitimate rape” generally don’t have a clue what they’re talking
about. What would Todd Akin do if he woke up to find a dangerous
stranger in his house, that his home had become his prison. It’s easy to
talk about rape, harder to fight it, harder still to fight off its
impact. How would he hold onto his sanity, his self-esteem, his very
soul against someone determined to annihilate all three?
literary thriller Break Her, one woman will find herself in this almost
unthinkable situation, and one man will discover that he has finally
come up against someone unlike any of those he has destroyed before.
the surface, this intruder has all the advantages: strength, weapons,
ruthlessness. The only way he can lose is if he finds himself responding
to his victim on a human level. The only way she can win is if she rips
away the protective lies she’s told herself, the hard shell of
indifference she’s hidden in, and becomes again what she has not been
since she lost everything that mattered to her, years ago: human.
Enter at your own risk!!!!!
What did I think? How do I feel after reading this book? It would have been more clear if I had cracked my skull open for this author to fuck my brain. I'm still in awe of this book. There was no moment of peace not even at the end. That just boggled the mind even more!
The characters have no names. No world building of any kind. It was just the battle of wills from the victim to the rapist. And honestly I dont know if I can even call her a victim. The whole situation was completely and utterly out of the ordinary. She gave as good as he did and it almost felt like they were on the same playing field. She was sharp as a whip and made him question his why of life. Or did she? Is he just fucking with her to keep this game of breaking her going? Did it work?
Her past is revealed throughout the story and it makes you believe that she is almost escaping from the violation to her body only to be drawn back to reality to feel every thrust, every sensation delivered to her body. Can she survive the demands he's making of her body? Does she want to survive it?
You question everything. Your every day thinking is altered. Rape is the worst kind of bad in the world! Right? Or is it? And why? Is it worse for a man or for a woman?
This is not your typical cookie cutter hostage and kidnapper. And this isnt your Captive in the Dark. That's childs play compared to this. There's no professing of love. Nothing compares to this.
I'm still reeling from this torturous ride. I commend B.G. Harlen for taking over my mind to jostle things loose to confuse and open up my way of thinking. BRAVO!!!!
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