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Title: HURT
Series: The Hurt Series #1
Author: Lydia Michaels
Genre: Psychological Thriller/Dark Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019 

Award Winning Author, Lydia Michaels, enters the world of DARK ROMANCE with an unforgettably suspenseful psychological thriller!
Callan MacGregor might speak with the eloquence of a Scottish poet, but a hard life has turned him into a merciless killer. With a first-hand account of hell, he trusts nothing and no one but the hollow hurt tortured into his bones. Sacrificing all, he must escape Scotland to survive.
Emery Tanner is captivated—to the point of obsession—by the stunning Scotsman tending bar at the Imperial Hotel. With as many dark secrets as he has scars, she hungers to know every exquisite inch of him, but her shy nature leaves her tongue-tied. Despite her sense that innate kindness rests beneath his savage surface, Callan MacGregor is a man to approach with caution—if not fear.
When tragedy strikes and Emery’s world is shattered, she learns just how ruthless Callan can be. Violence has shaped his soul and love has always led to loss in both their broken lives. But as secrets are exposed, they find truth within the hurt and awaken a desire to become whole once more.
WARNING: HURT is a Dark Romantic Thriller and contains multiple scenes of violence. It is not intended for sensitive audiences or readers under the age of eighteen.
“Hurt is a masterpiece. Easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. I will never forget it.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Pam Godwin “A Home Run!” —Author Michelle Windsor “Raw and Beautiful! Hypnotic and Haunting! Hurt will absolutely WOW you!” —Blushing Babes Are Up All Night “A Masterpiece!” —Author Haylee Thorne “This is Lydia’s first dark romantic thriller and I pray it will not be her last!” —AJ’s Book re-Marks “You haven’t read dark like this. To find such tenderness amongst all of the filth lies and horrors set Lydia’s writing apart from the rest.” —Author Andrea Bills “Devastatingly beautiful story!” –Author D.D. Lorenzo

"Dinnae underestimate your resilence love. You never know how much ye can take until ye reach  a point where ye can't take no more."  - Callan

Callan did all the wrong things for all the right reasons. He had traded his soul for those he loved.  He had tried. His last promise he would fulfill. 
His past scarred upon his skin. A reflection of what was left of his wretched soul. A tapestry, a warning for others that only darkness remained in the man before them. 
Except for Emery. Emery could see the light that still shone within Callan's eyes.
Emery had her own demons to walk with. She wanted to be seen but her world had taught her that each blow was required and acceptance was penance.

I had a hard time with Hurt. Emotionally I was rattled. A few times I had to step back and remind myself it was fiction. Callan and Emery were not real.  Gods if the scenes didn't feel so damn real though. Each blow. Each prayer.  Each unheard cry for mercy.
Please take the warning at the opening of this book seriously. 

 Callan was the type of character that just had me. Right from the bloody start, I felt an emotional attachment to his character.He was the big guy that despite being ferocious you knew would take the hurt away. He loved fiercely and may the gods help anyone who harmed what he loved- because he knew no mercy.
Emery was such a quiet soul. She longed to be loved, truly. Her strength of will to survive, to overcome was amazing. 
Two lost souls journey together battling the darkness that is life. 
**sigh**  This is a love story.
 I loved this couple. The way their relationship blossomed. How they found their strength and hope in each other. 
My heart was in pieces by the end of this tale.  

The storyline goes back to "before"  then jumps to the now. This is consistent throughout the storyline and in my opinion, tells both tales perfectly. We get to see what created the man called Callan. We get to peek at the monsters that hide in plain sight. There are a few twists and turns that quite possible may send you into a moment of cardiac arrest.  Just breathe and believe. 
And NO Kindle throwing (You want to be able to read book 2).

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Lydia Michaels is the award winning author of over 35 romance novels. She is an iBooks Bestsellers and her work has been featured in USA Today. She is the two-time winner of the Author of the Year Award from Happenings Media [2018 & 2019]. In 2015 she won The Best Author Award from The Courier Times. She is a five time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award. Her books are intellectual, emotional, haunting, always centered around love. 

Lydia Michaels loves to hear from readers! She can be contacted by email at
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