April 08, 2015

Black Iris by Leah Raeder ~ FMR REVIEW


The next dark and sexy romantic suspense novel from the USA Todaybestselling 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.

 Review by: Erin 

I was wary of this book. This is my first book by this author. She took a very big chance on this subject matter and did an amazing job! There is so much going on in this story. There is mental instability, revenge, love, betrayal, and sexual orientation questions. The story has many twists and turns that kept me interested in the story and wanting to know how it ended. I was very shocked at the way it turned out. I really didn’t see that ending coming. The relationships between all of the characters were so complex. The way they all came together in the end to finally let the reader get the big picture was astounding. There was so much detail and so much research that must have gone into writing this book. I must say that I am now a fan of LeahRaeder and hope to read more from her in the future!  

4 Stars 


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.

(And she still writes pretentiously lyrical fiction.)

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