Saturday 6 April 2013

Hurt by Varian Krylov

Reviewed by Donna 5 Stars

This was a sad sad book, both emotional and tackling what some may see as a taboo subject in Breast Cancer..but the way that the book was written and the storyline handled only made this book so much more..this book is about a M/M/F threesome so some may find this a bit difficult to handle but all 3 love each other and it is such a beautiful story told magnificently.

"Willful Vanka thinks she is dying. Galen, a famous actor, feels his life has become a superficial mirage. And beautiful Khalid can only love people who hurt him. When these three find themselves caught up in each others' lives, will their risky games of domination and submission destroy them? Or will they find solace from a lifetime of hurt?"

Vanka meets Galen on a wet road when he comes off his motorbike, despite just having had a lumpectomy she takes him home, goes back for his bike and walks it back to his house, she has no idea who he is but just seems drawn to him. All female relations in her family have died from breast cancer so she automatically assumes that she is next and by doing so cuts of all her relationships and family so that she can deal with this on her own..Galen does not let that happen..neither does Khalid..the way these two men look after her during her double mastectomy and subsequent chemotherapy is mindblowingly beautiful..with Vanka taking what she needs from each man..she loves Galen but also wants Galen to love her..she loves Khalid but not in the same way and she knows that Khalid needs to be loved as he does not get that back from Galen. Vanka helps Galen see what Khalid needs as Khalid is getting to breaking point with regards to his relationship with Galen.. this is an amazing rollercoaster of a journey, one that had me sobbing in parts but despite the harsh subject it pulled me in, ripped me apart and spat me out..but what an amazing book!!