I Like The Way You Hurt: A Dark Interracial High School Bully Romance

I Like The Way You Hurt: A Dark Interracial High School Bully Romance I Like The Way You Hurt: A Dark Interracial High School Bully Romance by Lorrain Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


"You don't belong here. In fact, you don't belong anywhere."

"I know where I belong and it's standing right next to you."

Before the first day of school he turned most of the senior class against me, but I'm not easily broken. 

When I don't fold under pressure he comes at me full force, wanting to destroy me. He never expected to be the one to fold. 


I walk through constant fog with an overcast sky... there's no sun to warm my cold flesh, but suddenly on the horizon I see a slash of light breaking through the darkness. I walk towards the brightness, like a moth to a flame - needing it like it's my salvation, needing to escape this empty void. When I see Cocoa the monster inside me wants to break free, desperately needing to wreck her world and devour her until my beast is sated. I'm confused by the feelings she stirs in me. She's everything I've been taught to hate, but I can't stay away. Will I be her destruction, or will she be my savior?


He's fire and I'm gasoline. Should we ever combine we'll start a wildfire, causing devastation in its wake. I'm on precarious ground, but I like the burn of the searing flames. I'm drawn to this beautiful irrevocably damaged boy like a magnet, even though he hates me. He's on a collision course, but still I jump in, fastening my seatbelt to come along for the ride. Could I be the balm needed to soothe the pain in his heart, or should I prepare for impact?

WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and triggers. The subject matter is very brutal. Readers beware. This book isn't for sensitive individuals.

Note: I received a copy of the ARC in exchange for honest feedback. Thank you Author Lorrain Allen for allowing me to offer my “two cents” on this beautifully written novel. My rating is a 4.5.

My overall experience reading this story was one of pain, heartbreak, and hope. I read this in one sitting and enjoyed every minute of it. I think maybe because I saw a bit of myself in both of these characters. I fell in love with Maverick. He was so beautifully damaged. The romance is true to its dark interracial category. The author did a good job of creating tension between the characters by ensuring the story had relatable content, good flow, developed characters. Overall, I recommend this well-written story to romance lovers.

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