Friday, January 8, 2016


PAIN by Amanda Mackey 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Life is sweet in The Sanctuary—until Lillian Harris is thrown the curveball of her life.

Lillian is perfectly happy cocooned within the lofty perimeter fence of The Sanctuary. Her Sanctuary—a vast oasis for rescued lions, tigers, and elephants. The animals are her world. So when Lillian’s dad tells her a nineteen-year-old criminal who’s fresh out of prison is coming to The Sanctuary as part of a rehabilitation program, Lillian is more than a little apprehensive. She interacts with animals more than humans—and definitely not criminals.

Justice Armstrong is more arrogant than a Silverback, but something darker lurks behind his eyes… 

It isn’t until Justice swaggers toward her from the parole officer’s car—pierced, confident, and more than a little hot—Lillian knows she has her work cut out for her. His stare has the power to rob her of all thoughts. His words, although crude and nefarious, bring a part of her to life she never knew existed. How is this criminal suddenly turning her world upside down?

He has the power to drag her to the dark side....

Pain is his drug of choice, a vice he can’t survive without. Then he meets Lillian Harris. Little miss hellcat. Fiery, strong, and all woman. She challenges him at every damn turn, and watching her tame those fierce big cats makes his need for her that much stronger. He wants to do things to her…wicked things. She makes him crave pain in a whole new way.

When a teen with a dark past bumps heads with a feisty rescue worker, will it be love over lust—or a matter of life and death?

Available on Kindle Unlimited!

Pain is the very emotional story of Justice, a young man who has been trouble most of his life. Life has never been nice to him, and he's felt the worst pain that life can hand out. When he gets released from jail he gets sent to an animal sanctuary that has rescued animals from abuse and neglect, and there he meets Lil. 

Lil runs The Sanctuary with her dad and takes care of the animals there. The animals are her family, and she loves them more than anything else in the world. When Justice comes to the sanctuary she isn't happy about having to take him everywhere with her. When she realized he isn't just a criminal she starts to fall for him too, but can he change his criminal ways for her? 

This book broke my heart and made me so emotional. When were first introduced to Justice I wasn't sure about his character and I had a feeling that I would end up not liking him. But that was so not the case. I ended up loving him and I felt so bad for the things he had gone through in his life. I wanted to just hug him and make everything okay for him.

Lil was a good character and I loved how caring she was. She didn't judge Justice too much and she gave him a chance to prove himself, which no one else did for him. I thought it was great seeing her helping Justice realize he didn't deserve what was done to him and that he doesn't have to keep living the life of a criminal. 

The overall story was really good and I liked it, but throughout the book I found myself getting bored at parts where the story seemed to get slow. I still recommend this story for anyone that likes an emotional rollercoaster of a story. 
Warning:This book deals with some dark topics that not everyone will be okay with. Read with caution. 


Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She's published 2 non-fiction books and has her a fiction novel titled, Instinctual out now. 
Instinctual is a 2 book series. Book 2 will be out Sept. 30 2014.
Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career.

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