Real Ugly by C.M. Stunich - Review


REAL UGLY (Hard Rock Roots #1) - A New Adult Rock Star Romance
Mature - Ages 18 and Up. Contains sex, drugs, violence, and rock 'n' roll.
From the Amazon Bestselling Author of 'Losing Me, Finding You' and 'Keeping Never'

"These are real people with real problems. This is real life, and it's real f*cked up."

Turner Campbell is an asshole.
I f*cking hate him.
But I can't get enough either.
He sings like an angel and f*cks like a devil.
If I could, I'd run away and never look back because to tell you the truth, I think this man might be the death of me.

& & &

Naomi Knox is a bitch.
I can't f*cking stand her.
But I can't stop thinking about her either.
She looks like an angel and plays like a devil.
If I could, I'd f*ck her good and forget all about her, but to tell you the truth, I think this woman might be my last saving grace.

My Review

Oh. Emm. Gee.  C.M. Stunich has outdone herself with this book.  I literally just finished reading the book and my brain is having a hard time functioning normally.  I am actually having a hard time forming a coherent thought.  While reading this book I loved to hate Turner, and it causes these crazy, conflicted feelings where you want to root for him, but at the same time you want Knox to shove her steel toed boot up his ass and tell him to eff off! If it weren't for the first person POV changes between Naomi and Turner, I don't know how I'd feel about him at all.  Thankfully, we get to look into the inner workings of his brains, though, and he's very easy to understand.  The turd makes you want him to win her over.

And the end.  SERIOUSLY?!?!  I am just going to put this out there, but the cliff hanger in this book is like nothing I have ever experienced in a book before.  The only time I remember a cliff hanger like this is when George died in a season finally of Grey's Anatomy, but you don't really know for sure who died, who didn't, or if anyone even survived.  GAH!  I'm not going to spill the beans here (sorry spoiler whores), but what a mind f***!  And honestly, I am not a fan of cliff hangers, but she wrote it so well that it totally works for this story, and had she tied it all up with a pretty little bow, it would have made the ending fall short of the amazing story leading up to that point.  Amazing.  Seriously. 

Dark. Raw. Gritty. In your face.  Amazing.

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C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.

Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.

Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.

Happy reading and carpe diem!