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Does It Hurt?

By H.D. Carlton
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Publisher Description

Who am I?

I've forgotten the answer to that question long ago. Ever since I ran from that house, so desperate to escape, I left with only the clothes on my back and socks on my feet. After that day, I've only ever walked in stolen shoes.

Could I be a girl who is searching for the meaning of life in faceless men? They were all so forgettable. Until he came along. He took me under a waterfall and made me forget my name, and in return, I took his instead.

Enzo Vitale.

An enigmatic man that will only ever love the deep sea. Or rather the predators that inhabit it. Turns out, he's not so different than the monsters he feeds. He lured me onto his boat like a fish in the ocean, seeking vengeance for my crime. Had I realized his intentions, and that a massive storm would leave us shipwrecked, I would've ran.

Now, I'm a girl who's seeking refuge in a decrepit lighthouse with a man who loathes me almost as much as he craves me. He wants to hurt me, but the old caretaker of the abandoned island may have intentions far more sinister.

It's no longer a question of who I am, but rather, will I survive?

863 Reviews

Thinking Face“I felt like this book was all over the place. No sense of direction just pure smut (not bad if you are into that sort of thing). I didn’t love the characters either. Maybe not my cup of tea but could be someone else’s.”
Easy to readAddictiveFast-pacedDark settingDarkAbuseSexual assaultViolenceLack of diversityUnsatisfying plot
Slightly Smiling Face“Okay so first time writing a review so bear with me. Originally I said I wouldn't read this book. READ IT! I mean it was extremely addictive. I personally finished within three days. The perfect enemies to lovers dark romance with some crime and suspense dashed in. An issue for me though was that I read this via kindle unlimited and the mmc speaks Italian every once in a while throughout the book so I would have to go back and forth sometimes every other page to the end of the book. BUT, if you are able to overlook this or just happen to speak Italian thus is perfect for you. The spice scenes were amazing and the tension between the main characters was phenomenal. Overall, 4.3 stars!”
Characters change and growDescriptive writingAddictiveTwistyDark settingDarkRomanticAbuseSexual assaultViolence
Slightly Smiling Face“This book was wild from the start to the finish! I mean the boat and shark scene enough had me losing my damn mjnd! I do think they prob could have cut maybe a chapter or two down but I did love the creepy plot. Maybe lengthen that instead!”
Morally ambiguousEasy to readWitty banterThrillingUnpredictableCreepyVividRomanticViolenceToo long
Slightly Smiling Face“This was a great read! I love HD Carlton’s writing style she puts so many layers to keep you interested. My only problem was that I expected more after Haunting Adeline and I’m apparently that cringey ex that can’t move on. I also finished the book and fell asleep. Good book but great books keep you up at night trying to reread your favorite scenes to relive the fire it burnt in you.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growColorful personalitiesDiverse charactersLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersRelatable characters
Thumbs Up“3.5⭐️ enemies to lovers with a predictable suspenseful twist.”
Characters change and growEasy to readFast-pacedSuspensefulDark settingRealistic settingHeartbreakingSelf-harmSexual assaultViolence

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