Lorelai has been called every name in the book. Except for the ones she’s always dreamed of.
Noah Anders is the only man to have ever owned her heart. But it’s her soul he wants.
Theirs is a battle of wills, tempers, ego, friendship, and loyalty.
He wants retribution.
She just wants to survive.
Brutal Play Review
Content warnings will be listed after the book rating.
Note: Yes, this is a standalone, but it’s highly recommended to read book 1, Broken Play. The MCs in this book are introduced in Broken Play.
If you’re here and have read book 1, you can probably understand the hesitancy to dive into this one. Yes, one of the MCs is deemed “the other woman” and you’re probably wondering how can such a character get a redemption story. Well, if you’ve read and enjoyed the first book, definitely give this one a chance. It wasn’t anything that I expected, but I truly loved it so much.
The title is absolutely fitting since Noah goes on a bit of a revenge plot when it comes to Lorelai, his ex. Ah, the pain he gives …
When it comes to Lorelai, there’s just a lot that we don’t know when it comes to her past, which all will be revealed. And my goodness, grab the tissues because you will absolutely need them. The number of times that my heart broke for Lore as she shares her story.
As much as I loved Noah in book 1, I got a little mad at him in this one. We see a different side of him and it’s not all great. And yes, there will definitely be some groveling from his end.
Why am I the only villain? Why am I the only one not forgiven? Why am I the one hated and alone?”lorelai – brutal play
Alison Rhymes gives us a perspective, fiction or not, that some characters could possibly be redeemed and not all is as it seems. One thing that really stuck with me is how can one be forgiven, while the other isn’t, but there are definitely two that played the part in a big betrayal. There’s no doubt that Lorelai made a huge mistake and pays for it many times. All she wants now is to move forward because she has finally understood her worth.
A top fave for me and can’t wait to see what Alison brings us next.
Content warnings: emotional abuse, child abuse
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