Friday, February 6, 2015

GRINGA - In the Clutches of a Ruthless Drug Lord by Eve Rabi

GRINGA - In the Clutches of a Ruthless Drug Lord
by Eve Rabi

My rating: 3.5 stars

Series: Gringa - Book 1
Publication Date: September 2, 2012
Publisher: Eve Rabi
Genre: Dark Drama
Print Length: 123 pages
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

Gringa - a modern–day, love story that will have you laughing, crying and wanting more! (A four-part series)

WARNING: This book contains sexual violence, graphic sex scenes, strong language, drug references, strong violence.


GRINGA - In the Clutches of a Ruthless Drug Lord (#1)My Review
Gringa - By Eve Rabi

Dark and brutal, one woman’s quest for survival by any means will take one down a path of jagged glass, each step uncomfortably painful and gut slashing. Diablo and his minions are vile, evil and abusive, their greatest weapons, fear and domination. They take what they want, when they want it, including Payton, an American on vacation who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. To Diablo, women are toys to be played with and tossed away when he is finished, yet so many of his captives seem to have some strange respect for him, or is it a more understandable fear?

Payton’s only plan? Survive, block out the pain, humiliation and brutal force used on her. Dark humor, defiance and finally a fa├žade of acquiescence are her only defenses. What her future holds is anyone’s guess, but Diablo figures to play a big part. Will the prey turn tables on the hunter?

Right out of the gate, I have to say, this novella will not be for everyone, even the strong of stomach may cringe at the dehumanizing brutality towards women. But one must also note the inner strength of those who must endure this life. Eve Rabi is not writing a bedtime story here, unless you enjoy nightmares. Gringa – In the Clutches of a Ruthless Drug Lord is dark, short and filled with flawed characters, but there brief moments of dark humor that take some of the edge off. Ms. Rabi has sugar-coated nothing, with dramatic and raw scenes, dialogue that feels like a rasping tool on your mind and a perpetual feeling of, wanted to read and run away at the same time. That, if nothing else is the sign of an author connecting and evoking emotions from her readers. Do I wonder where this is going? Yes. Am I afraid of where this may go? Definitely. Will I pick up the next in the series? Yep, someday, if only to see what happens next. Truth be told, I put it down 2 times before continuing on.



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