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Touch. The simplest form of communication. For some, the most complex.Undercover cop, Lucia has more secrets than a rat's nest. She works the beat, works it well, until she infiltrates a gang where she finally finds her place. Jungle justice suits her down to a tee, but the day comes when she has to return to her real life, and brothers in arms suddenly become enemies, asTouch. The simplest form of communication. For some, the most complex.Undercover cop, Lucia has more secrets than a rat's nest. She works the beat, works it well, until she infiltrates a gang where she finally finds her place. Jungle justice suits her down to a tee, but the day comes when she has to return to her real life, and brothers in arms suddenly become enemies, as she flounders to find her place in the world once more. Martinez, a gang boss, one of the most powerful men in the city, has had his eyes on Lucia from the start. His instincts told him she was the rat in his midst, but other, baser, parts of him swayed his judgment. When his brother is sent down thanks to Lucia's testimony, he can think only of revenge. When a woman who can't stand to be touched has to fight for her life in the bed of a man who can kill her in the blink of an eye, everything, even reality, unravels. On the run, her past as a cop and footsoldier chasing at her heels, Lucia's safety lies in the hands of the one man who can and will hurt her the most. Through his raw touch, she has to find a haven where all around her, there is nothing but hell. Can she allow him into the ashes of her life, if it means her survival is at risk? Find out in The Raw Touch. Reader Advisory: this full-length novel contains scenes of dubious consent, as well as information that readers might find upsetting....

Title : The Raw Touch
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ISBN : 37502228
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Number of Pages : 563 Pages
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The Raw Touch Reviews

  • Dirty Dayna
    2019-03-20 15:50

    4 undercoverstars This author once again attacked a new genre . And told a new story of weaving mafia bosses into something not very often done There were so deep emotional stories being told in this book blended with lust slammed into bdsm elements. A woman falls in love with el jefe and learns to love herself in the same breath Our main character is bad ass female who initially was scarred by her past and tied to a woman who no longer existed and a family suffocating her ...and she turned into a woman that makes you yell "go girl"I think what hurt this story is there were too many layers and elements I think the bdsm didn't really fit but I understood why it was put in ... something was too much . I enjoyed the book and can see it being a series and yet happy if it's a standalone

  • Katrina Haynes
    2019-03-17 12:31

    I was lucky to be able to read the ARC and it was my 1st book I have read by this author abd I liked it.. It was a lot different of most books that I read. At 1st it had my like ok and the more I read ot kept me hooked. I don't want to give to much away since it has not been release yet.. Well done

  • Mona williams
    2019-03-18 18:48

    omg where to start with this book! its sad messed up life that she had to live through. she now is under cover to bring down a gang. only there is a hot guy that could destroy her if she lets him. you must read this book! way to leave a person hanging. thanks for the extra.

  • Chelle
    2019-03-20 18:52

    This is a new author for me. I really enjoyed this book. It is defiantly on the darker side, not one for anyone with triggers. Even with the "darker side" it shows real emotions, tenderness, compassion, devotion and some humor. Lucia's back story to her character is really emotional to read, you just want to reach thru the pages and hug her. I was really happy with the way her character was written as a strong woman even with the tragic past she had. Martinez handled Lucia in my eyes how a true man should, after learning her past. Made my heart cry......I did however find the ending just a bit, I maybe? I guess I was just hoping for more. I am voluntarily leaving my review after reading an ARC of this book.

  • Pat
    2019-03-27 15:42

    This was the first book that I have read by Serena Akeroyd and it definitely will not be the last! This author kept me totally in awe with the well written storyline and the characters were so well developed that I was hooked until the very last page! I look forward to reading more from this author!I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

  • Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books; A Mafia Romance
    2019-03-06 16:51

    This story was extremely difficult for me to read. I could not finish the story after reading the scene at 19%. Therefore it is only fair I not offer a rating for this story.This is my personal opinion and should have zero influence on your experience with the story. 

  • MJM
    2019-03-21 13:28

    A Dark Romance!First I must warn you that there are some potential disturbing scenes with dubious consent that may be offensive to the reader so please be warned before you buy this book.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.   Our heroine in this book by Serena Akeroyd is not the least bit like I expected.  Lucia is a very damaged soul who is a cop. She has been undercover and she is really good at what she does. But when she comes back to 'normal' policing, she doesn't feel 'right'. What she doesn't know is that the Mob Boss, Martinez, has been watching her for some years now and he's waiting for the moment to claim her as he wants her despite knowing that she's a cop.  What he doesn't realise is that Lucia can't bear to be touched due to what happened to her many years ago that some women wouldn't have survived.  When Martinez makes a 'deal' with her what will the implications be? She has handed over the evidence that got his brother slammed in prison. What will the rest of the gang think of his now being with her?  How many lives will it effect? Do they stand a chance or is there all too much going against them? To find out you need to grab yourself a copy as it was compulsive reading for me.  It is a very emotional story that will pull at your heart strings.  This is the first time that I've read anything by Serena but it will most certainly not be the last. This book is powerful and the author has such a fantastic command of the English language and has used it here  to create atmosphere and some exceptional characters in this dark romance.DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED

  • Lady Elizabeth
    2019-03-13 15:40

    Warning: This book has triggers for those that are sensitive to them. If you are, maybe this is not the book for you.That being said. This is a twisted story, dark romance doesn't even begin with this book. I was shocked and in awe in various part of the story, at the characters and at the author for being able to write this.It's not my first Serena Akeroyd book. In fact, her name on the cover was the reason I asked for the ARC in the first place. I know I loved her writing style and gut wrenching characters. I was not disappointed.You can definitively call this characters anti-heroes because they are so far from perfect and good that it's incredible. I got hooked from the beginning, because I love characters with darker pasts, but also because the story was not going to let me put the book down for one second.I read this all in one sitting. I also cried with this story because it touch me, it really did.Let's not explore the sexy side of the book in this review. I can't even begin with that part. It was so well done, so hot... and twisted... and hot... and incredible mind twisting.I would recommend this book if you love characters that are dark to the society they live in, but good in their core. The problem is, nobody sees the good in them. Only another fellow dark soul can see, and that's what happened here.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review

  • Kathi
    2019-03-13 14:47

    Incredible, Scintillating, Touch of Dark, Explosion of Emotions!!Lucia had a strict sense of right and wrong since she was a young girl. She is tops in her class at the police academy, but graduates a year late due to an event which effects the remainder of her life. Working undercover in a gang she is met with the dilemma of earning her way into the gang by killing a cop. As he is “dirty” her decision becomes easier.After some time in the gang and reaching a high level, she is able to put the “bad” gang members behind bars. The leader Martinez is a fair man with a moral (if bent) code so she leaves him in place. That moral code requires he “punish” her when he discovers she turned in his gang members. As they had an attraction, the punishment becomes very personal. Lucia’s earlier event makes becoming personal impossible for her, so she must turn the tables on Martinez and disappear. As this story unfolds, and the details of the Lucia’s history are revealed; we are treated to a story of strength and fortitude. When Martinez persists in his search for Lucia, and investigation reveals what Lucia has gone through, he realizes if he does not handle the situation exceedingly carefully he could break her for good.Fascinating read!!! A story of darkness and complexity alternates with caring and tenderness. An amazing journey in which the reader has a front seat!! *** I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book ***

  • Ceeri Jay
    2019-02-25 13:54

    This was my first book by this author.Trigger warningRapeDub-conTortureYou can read the storyline from another review.OK. The bad feelsThe story jumps around a lot from past, past past and present.Parent are (yawn) again shown as one dimensional unfeeling, oblivious people, leaving the h to flounder and have an excuse for what seemed to be fairly psychotic behaviour from the outset.The cover is confusingly jacked up. Now to the good feelsToo often the biggest issue a h faces is her cooling chai latte on her way to a job that puts her like a speed bump in the path of the multi billionaire who immediately becomes besotted with her.This. Is. Not.That.StoryThankfullyLoved the premise of this, and the eerie shock value of the opening chapter. There were a few challenging subjects that were tackled head on - unapologetically. Writing style is solid and readable without too much tell-y telling and more showing.Great to have a strong, if slightly, OK OK, Very f&cked up hWould I read Aheroyd again? Yes, but she's kinda on probation with me.Still, a solid 4 stars for this

  • Daria
    2019-03-18 11:32

    Serena Akeroyd a new to me author and I can say what an amazingly twisted mindset to create this story The Raw Touch. I thought the read was busy it had a lot of things going on, but once you're caught you feel the need to continue. To feel the characters Lucia and Martinez, get into their heads. Lucia seemed to have that darkness as a young girl, her doting grandfather tried to steer her in the right path. Sometimes it worked other times not so much. Her strength, as well as her resolve, always shadowed by the darkness that was just under the surface. Martinez a powerhouse with a small army at his fingertips. He's almost a contradiction to himself in his beliefs. But you can't mistake him for too good a guy. He's determined to get what he wants and goes to any means to get it. There are other players in this story supportive and dangerous and when all the dust clears who will be standing? Passion, love, betrayal and death. A great story that is dark and not for the faint of heart. I read and reviewed this voluntarily and recommend it to the dark-themed addicts. Read the warning from the Author.

  • Sonja Vikan
    2019-03-22 17:41

     Undercover cop vs Gangleader ♡♡ Who will fall first? ;0) Lucia was working as an undercover cop!Deep in with the Lobos Rojo's gang she's Eva and been her for almost four years!Climbing ranks and doing there dirty work,like killing if someone got in there way!Putting them behind bars and beeing back as her self is not working the way she expecting,no one trust her anymore as a cop,not even her.....She felt like home in the gang and misses it....Getting home one day and finding that there been or are an intruder in her apartment...only to find no one with first look,to find the sexy Lobos gang boss Martinez the her bed....his the first man she's felt lust and more for in long time ,because of her fucked up he there to kill her for putting his brother and man behind bars? Or has this townboy girl cop made this alpha male gang boss fall for her to?Read and you shell find out ;0)It's a great read,but hated the rushed ending,it coude have been so mutch better and longer!! 

  • Maria Hunt
    2019-03-11 11:42

    The Raw Touch is a twisted, dark and gritty read that will break your heart and then turn around and piece it back together again. The author's writing style and complex, multilayered characters pull you into their story and take you on their dark and twisted journey.Lucia is not your typical heroine. She is strong and resilient and survived things that would break most. Her backstory left me shocked, cringing, and shedding a few tears. As leader of The Lobos Rojos Martinez is ruthless yet just. He is used to getting what he wants and will do whatever is necessary to get it. What he wants is Lucia and he is determined to keep his she-wolf. I loved how their relationship developed and how they balanced each other out.The Raw Touch is a dark romance with subjects that may be triggers for some. That said this dark, twisted, and emotional real will keep you captivated until the very end.

  • CarolKat
    2019-03-05 16:57

    There is sometimes a very thin line between good and evil. For Lucia that line becomes almost non-existent. From a young age she has had a skewed vision as to how things should be. It’s her grandfather that keeps her focused.Lucia has spent a long time deep undercover to take down most of a Los Lobos. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough to take down the big boss, Martinez but she did get his brother Matteo and most of his upper echelon.Martinez now wants his pound of flesh, from her, in the form of her being his.The attraction had always been there, and now he is making demands Lucia isn’t sure she can fulfill. At least not under his terms.Sexy and demanding with overshadowing of a past event that is slowly revealed.All leading to fast paced drama as she runs far and fast. So many twists and turns as Lucia aka Eva, maneuvers her way through life that becomes very complicated thanks to the Martinez brothers.

  • Deanne Taylor
    2019-03-04 15:41

    I wasn't expecting this story. When it started I was like what? How is this part of the story and then it clicked for me and I couldn't put it down. Lucia is messed up, damaged and so not what I was expecting in a heroine. The story she showed me left me in tears and in shock. I had to stop and process a couple of the scenes, they were so well written I could visualize it and the images were not ones I thought I'd be seeing!Martinez, I can't even describe him adequately. This ruthless Mob Boss was as big a surprise to me as he must have been to Lucia! And yes this story is dark, it has some very disturbing and gritty moments but they're needed to get the full scope of Lucia and Martinez.I have a feeling we will be seeing more of them, or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part?

  • Sydney Hopke
    2019-03-07 13:47

    Can I just say WOW! What a great story that makes you want more. The story is one that will have you feeling for the characters, you just can't help yourself. There's Lucia who doesn't like to be touched and has done stuff while undercover that would make the toughest guy cringe but when Martinez makes a deal with her everything changes.Be prepared for dark stuff in this book but it's all part of Lucia's world. But it's also a love story in it's own way. A story that when you start it be prepared to want to finish in one sitting. A definite must read if you can. I received a copy under no obligation.

  • Kirsty Adams
    2019-03-01 16:54

    This is a gritty story that grabbed my heart and my mind. Lucia is a strong character who has a ballsy, take no prisoners attitude but that’s not surprising given her horrific back story. Her relationship with Martinez was brilliantly crafted, with expertly placed chapters of Lucia’s past throughout the story, adding depth to her character. I found the story ended a little to quick for my liking but maybe that because I had been so captivated with their story, I had become greedy for more of Lucia and Martinez. I’ve found a new author to follow and I’m now checking out Serena’s other books.

  • Cristal
    2019-03-12 18:57

    Wow this is my first book by Serena Akeroyd but will not be the last. I've been reading books that are different from what I usually read and I hit jackpot with this one. It's the completely different but the storyline draws you in from the very beginning, yes it's a dark romance so there will be part that will be difficult to digest but I highly recommend for readers to give this book a chance you will not be disappointed.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  • Lisa Roberts
    2019-03-27 18:43

    I loved this dark twisted story it keeps you so engaged in the story you cant put it down to find out what happens next.The characters were so well developed and in detail and they both capture your full attention routing for both. Lucia has such a dark horrid past and Martinez a mafia crime boss has his sights set on her, and I loved everything about him.I would love to see more of these two.I voluntarily read a readers copy f this book

  • Shelli
    2019-03-25 17:44

    This was the first book I've read by this author, but I enjoyed it. It was dark, the story flowed well, it kept my interest. I enjoyed the cat and mouse game that Martinez and Lucia had going between them. I have to say, Martinez was the most patient, compassionate gang boss I'd ever read about! This was an enjoyable read. The ending felt just a little abrupt or rushed, but it was still good!

  • Hanna
    2019-03-16 10:50

    "When a woman who can't stand to be touched has to fight for her life in the bed of a man who can kill her in the blink of an eye, everything, even reality, unravels. "This is the best description of this book to be had. This book is powerful, provoking and so full of everything that makes dirty romances great that it is nearly perfectI received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  • Carla
    2019-03-22 18:47

    Carla's Four Star ReviewOkay, I really enjoyed this story, but it is a little on the dark side. The book started off a little slow for me, but it picked up and kept my undivided attention .Lucia hasn't had the best life. The things she survived would break most people but not her. She is strong and resilient. And Martinez? Well, he made me fall for him with the wonderful way he treated Lucia.If you are like me and love a good dark read, this is the book for you.

  • Gladys
    2019-03-09 12:56

    The Raw Touch is an intense and powerful read. Full of darkness, this is a raw and gritty romance. It contains content that some may find objectionable and serve as triggers for others. The characters of Lucia and Martinez are very complex. The storyline is engaging and takes you for many twists, turns and shocks along the way. If you enjoy dark, edgy and intense books look no further. I'm voluntarily reviewing an advance copy of this book.

  • Erika Escariz
    2019-02-27 18:53

    OMG was this hot. This book series was amazing. I could not put it down until I finished reading it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read it and aren’t sure if they want to. Trust me, you will love it.I voluntarily read an Advanced Reading Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  • Book-Lovin-Momma
    2019-03-04 12:46

    Lucia, working undercover, was completely at odds with crime boss Martinez. He intends to make her pay for her actions, but not in the way Lucia expected. This book was about a tough woman fighting her own battles and a man who is set on bringing her to heel, regardless of what has to be done, but his feelings start to get in the way. I enjoyed the twists as well as the way Lucia held her own in an impossible situation.

  • Manda
    2019-03-05 13:28

    Disturbing readI received the first few chapters for my honest and unbiased opinion but I had to read the rest so bought it word of warning this is not for the faint hearted. there are issues in this that people might find upsetting so stay clear but overall it was a good book a little fucked up but good.

  • Wendy Livingstone
    2019-03-19 13:27

    Be warned; if you are trigger sensitive, this may not be the book for you! This is a dark, twisted, raw, gritty, heartbreaking, heart-warming, and a powerful story. This talented author knows how to hook her readers from the very beginning, and totally captivate them throughout. This is an extremely dark story, yet so hauntingly beautiful! I for one cannot wait to read more of this authors’ work!

  • Tina
    2019-03-15 14:53

    Lucia is a woman with a dark past. Martinez is the leader of a gang. He has had his eye on Lucia since she first joined. Lucia infiltrates hiygang and brings down Martinez's brother. He feels she needs to pay and so he kidnaps her. He will teach her a lesson! Very dark book, but definitely worth the read!I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  • Co
    2019-03-03 15:33

    First time reading anything by this author. Wow, this was a really good book. It's a dark and twisted book with some trigger issues.. What happened to Lucia, is the reason for all the things she does. Put Martinez in the picture. Together they try to work on her trust issues. This is a must read for this year.

  • Amy
    2019-03-24 17:45

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.Dark, heavy, twisted and totally erotic. OMG!!! So my kind of book. The storyline of two sociopaths who create a life for themselves and keep those they treasure around them safe makes for an amazingly well written and read book. So different from all the other stories I have read. LOVED it.