by Aria Cage


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I'm shadowed by sins; mine and the ones passed on to me. The only light comes in the way of him. He wants to fix me, but he can't fix something so lost and broken. I'm completely undeserving and secretly unwilling. But how do I turn away the one person my body and soul soars for, the one thing that makes me forget the fear, the loss and the guilt? How do I stop the primal need which we are addicted to?

She is a stranger amongst the world, a captive behind her smiles and lies which shelters the truth. But I know her, we are caged together with the demons and guilt, yet my love is stronger against all our loss. I want to help her heal, to set her free. Under her cloak still lies my scared kitten, feral to her soul because of what he took from both of us. If it's the last thing I do, I will help her roar like the tiger I know her to be, even if it means setting her free from me.

Caged by their demons and primal need, will their love be strong enough to set them free?

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ISBN-13: 9781496084217
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2014
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Roar 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars “Daddy loved me; Nate loved me; both completely different to the other, and I them. I miss my father even though he hurt me. I miss Nate, but I refuse to continue hurting him, and now I hurt Paul. My life is like a hurt locker, filled to the brim with the anguish I cause.” Charlotte (Charlie) has been abused her whole life. She knows nothing different except for when it comes to Nate. Yet, she holds so much guilt over what she has brought him into and what he has given up to protect her. Does she deserve more? Can she allow herself to give in to what her heart and her body want? "She doesn't want me to fix her, to help her, but I can't stop. I want to help her, to fix her problems if I can. Like the selfish @sshole I am, I want to be the reason she doesn't give up." Nate loves Charlotte more than his own life. He has given up so much for her, yet he wants to continue to see her grow, even if it means not being the one for her. He has done everything his whole life to see her safe, yet what you see isn't always the truth. "Pft. Our love What a f*cking joke. I trapped a beautiful bird, tamed it, trained it to love me, and essentially broke its spirit." I wish I could rate this book for the first half and the second half. The first half would have been a 5* for sure. I literally could not stop reading until about 47%. I stayed up what felt like a half hour, yet was really three. It flew by. The story, past and present, drew me in and made me HAVE to know more. I loved the way we got the past in small pieces and from both Charlie's and Nate's point of views, as well as the present in both POV's. I loved that they were both so tortured and only wanted what was best for each other even if that meant sacrificing their own needs. They were torn apart by the guilt of what they had caused to each other. My heart broke for what they went through in the past and guilt they were still carrying around. Now onto the second half. It would have only been about a 2.5 for me. While the story continued in the past/present dual POV's, I just felt after so much guilt and anguish and drama, enough was enough. I needed them to either get to their happy place or to walk away. Yet, it.just.kept.going.and.going. It just got to the point where it was a bit bizarre. As if they hadn't been through enough, another scenario was brought in and it just felt like too much at that point. I did enjoy watching Charlie become a stronger person and start standing up for herself but I felt like instead of gradual growth, it sort of happened overnight. I did love how it was tied up at the end and while normally I think I like stand-alones, I would really enjoy another book on this couple as to where they are at later down the road. I would definitely read it. There was one small part that was not cleared up (it wasn't really obvious but it stuck out to me) so here's to hoping! Reviewed by Mystery for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for honest review*
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
Book Worms was gifted this book from the Author.  We gave this book 5 stars. This review was left by Carissa a Book Worms Reviewer. Thank you Carissa This is Charlie and Nate's story Book: Roar Stars: 5 This book was such a devastating read and the characters came from such a broken past. I found myself having to set aside the book for a few second because of the heartbreaking words I was reading. Aria Cage did an amazing job bringing the real world with all it’s heartbreaks and scars and putting it into a book. This book about abuse was utterly heart wrenching and it certainly was a different kind of read. Instead of simple dramatic, cliché moments in a book, these problems were realistic and deep down hurt situations.  Charlie and Nate had been through so much in their life and some of the scenes reduced me to tears. This book has so much love, so much hurt, and sometimes I just wanted to shake Charlie and try to talk some sense into her. But this book was realistic and it took both of these characters on a journey from the past to their present lives and I found myself completely addicted and drawn in to both of their stories. Nate is an amazing character and the way he meshes and blends with Charlie is amazing. This book is a realistic read and it may be hard for some to get through. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for something that is beyond the cliché romance, that is more than just a happy go lucky read with a few problems in-between. If you’re looking for a book that will suck you in and make you cry for these characters and make you realize a little bit more about the real world, this book is for you.
LoriGarside More than 1 year ago
This book is poignant and disturbing, uplifting and real. This book deals with the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse, so there may be people that will find this book very hard to read. The abuse is handled in a frank and unapologetic manner, but tastefully done &ndash; if there is such a thing. Nate is two years older than his neighbor, Charlie. Her father is the Sherriff. Nate lives with his grandmother, Nona, and brother, Davey &ndash; who has Downs Syndrome. Charlie&rsquo;s father is a sick, sick, man. At first, he doesn&rsquo;t directly abuse Charlie or Nate. Starting at age 9 &amp; 11, respectively, he has them interact in an ever increasing sexual manner; once a month, every third Thursday &ndash; a day they learn to anticipate and hate. They feel ashamed of the fact that they&rsquo;ve developed adult feelings for one another, but they are NOT adults. They each feel the other needs to be free, but want to love and protect each other at any cost. Charlie&rsquo;s father is killed in a violent confrontation when she is 17-years old. She and Nate are separated when he goes to jail for murder (did he, or didn&rsquo;t he kill the evil bastard? I&rsquo;ll never tell!) and Charlie is put into foster care. They are reunited many years later when Nate is injured in a construction accident and winds up in Hospital Emergency room where Charlie, now a nurse, is working. From that reunion, they try to resolve the issues that separated them in the first place - the detritus from the abuse that haunts them still, and the unquestionable love they feel for one another My favorite quote from this book: <blockquote>She sees why I brought her to the rescue sanctuary for injured animals, but she doesn&rsquo;t quite get the moral I&rsquo;m trying to teach her. &ldquo;You see the sadness, the pain, and that someone like Mrs. Fisher has rescued them and takes care of them, but that isn&rsquo;t what I want you to see or get from this. What I want you to see is that there is room to heal, and roar, and live your life beyond the wounds you carry around inside of you. I want you to recover and be strong. I want you to be the ruler of the kingdom that is your life, and roar like a tiger I know is in you. I want you to never, ever, back down to anyone again.&rdquo; &ldquo;Roar like a tiger?&rdquo; &ldquo;I wanted to take you to the zoo, but your common sense burst that bubble.&rdquo; &ldquo;I want to roar, Nate&rdquo;, she whispers in a breath. &ldquo;You will!&rdquo; If it&rsquo;s the last thing in this life I will see happen, it is that.</blockquote> Roar is a powerhouse of a book. I couldn&rsquo;t put it down &ndash; although there were times when I wanted to. This book haunts me. It calls to me to talk about it. I was abused as a child, so it was hard at times to read, but I&rsquo;m so very glad that I did. It is a call to overcome, a call to speak out, and a glaring look at the fact that monsters look like moms and dads; like people who love God and are held to high esteem in their communities; and that the scared child that lives within us &ndash;regardless of our backgrounds - can ROAR!