About the Author: Anah Crow Without her, you wouldn t see much from me at all, not even the books that don t have her name on the cover. Do you read your email All the time I think the question you want is do I answer my email Occasionally Badly I m a terrible, terrible emailer. You re reading X books at once Only occasionally at once I can read two books at the same time, but I get dizzy Mostly, I just switch books depending on my mood It s unusual for me to have less than four on the go at a time. Do you read reviews of your books No, sorry I m here, yes, but I prefer not to read reviews no matter how lovely they are because once a book has left my hands and is available to the readers, my relationship to it changes It s all grown up I have a clutter of booklings to nurture so they will join the others on your shelves. Will you read review my book Sorry, but no There are a number of reasons for this but the biggest is I suck at doing these things I m a horrible procrastinator I get wound up and then blank out what I m supposed to do My ADHD goes galumphing through my head like a bull in a china shop, wrecking everything.
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About the Author: Anah Crow Without her, you wouldn t see much from me at all, not even the books that don t have her name on the cover. Do you read your email All the time I think the question you want is do I answer my email Occasionally Badly I m a terrible, terrible emailer. You re reading X books at once Only occasionally at once I can read two books at the same time, but I get dizzy Mostly, I just switch books depending on my mood It s unusual for me to have less than four on the go at a time.
Do you read reviews of your books No, sorry I m here, yes, but I prefer not to read reviews no matter how lovely they are because once a book has left my hands and is available to the readers, my relationship to it changes It s all grown up I have a clutter of booklings to nurture so they will join the others on your shelves.
Will you read review my book Sorry, but no There are a number of reasons for this but the biggest is I suck at doing these things I m a horrible procrastinator I get wound up and then blank out what I m supposed to do My ADHD goes galumphing through my head like a bull in a china shop, wrecking everything. I m a writer and you hated loved my book I m sure you re a lovely person, either way Please have one or both of I m sorry or You re welcome Can I be excused now Of course you can Thanks for reading.
Anah Crow isn t cut from that cloth, and Uneven is not a book for people who want to be lightly titillated It s raw, bare, brutal gut wrenching It s possibly one of the most powerful, honest books I ve ever read on any subject. But it s also beautiful, and romantic, and sweet I don t know how she manages that when one protagonist belts the other one across the face on their first meeting, and it only gets violent from then on.
Actually, I do know Because she understands Rase and Gabriel, and knows that their love and their desires need the violence, the pain and the humiliation She shows that from the inside, so we get why Rase needs this so much Why it s been such a scorching pain for him to have suppressed this for all his adult life even than the pain of suppressing his sexuality to please his domineering father Rase being gay is nothing compared to Rase being a submissive masochist, and the hunger he feels is driving him to an early grave Until he meets Gabriel, a sadistic dom with a chip on his shoulder and a murky past, who s mesmerised and terrified by Rase s need and his utter submission You feel the terror, the screaming need in both men, and understand why they have to do what they do, and why it s actually healthy and good that they do it.
You understand it because Anah Crow is an astonishing good and powerful writer She makes this very difficult, this almost ugly love affair, spring to life, makes you sympathise and understand and yearn along with Rase and Gabriel Writers this good are rare Writers tackling a subject this tough, are even special and unusual. This is not an easy book to read, especially if you re used to the pap most writers turn out when they write about BDSM I ve read a lot of frank and explicit material I wasn t shocked by Uneven well, not too much, anyway It s too raw not to shock a little, and that s deliberate, because the author wants to shock you, the way Rase is shocked out of his sleepwalking life.
But once you accept that and if you can t bring an open mind to this, you may as well not bother buying the book because you ll never get past the disapproval there is so much to enjoy Not just Rase and Gabriel s stuttering relationship of intense scenes and long separation as they try and figure out what the hell they re doing, but the other characters Allen, the devoted factotum and gleeful enabler Rase s ex wife who loves him and wants him to be happy, and his son, belatedly reconciled and cheerfully accepting of his father s new identity Even the realtor is a delight Rase s headlong tumble into happiness and self expression is so joyful and enjoyable, and you cheer as he casts off the misery and shackles of parental disapproval, and a path in life that fits him so badly Not everyone s route to happiness will involve having the s t beaten out of them on alternate Saturdays, but there s no reason it shouldn t if it s what you really need And for Rase, it s exactly right.
I can t say this is a recommended read for the same reason guns make very poor toys for children A lot of readers will be utterly revolted by this book Those who aren t, may still not get it But for those who accept and understand, this is a rare, precious and very beautiful jewel of a book, and to those, I say, buy it now and love it for the wonderful creation it is Review by Ann Sommerville in. I had forgotten how poignant it was, how Crow could throw in a sentence that would level me with its simple yet profound insights I also had forgotten how sexy this book is Granted, age gap romance is my jam and I especially like when the sub is the one with power in the real world Rase being much older and a titan of industry who is cow towed to by everyone loving nothing than to be on his knees serving Gabriel is still as potent today as it was when I initially read it 4 yrs ago I d also forgotten how palpably lonely Rase is By having to hide his sexuality he s unwittingly isolated himself from others, others who care about him and would accept him But he simply could not chance letting anyone get too close, because he was living a lie, hiding behind a mask It wasn t until Gabriel ripped that mask off that Rase began really living authentically and in so doing allowed himself to have friends Those relationships blooming show his growth and evolution and were a joy to read.
The relationship with Gabriel is fraught and though they have an immediate connection coupled with intense sexual compatibility their romance is hard fought, but when it happens it s divine.
The only drawback here is I poured salt in the wound Anah Crow has left by falling off the face of the earth Man, I miss their writes Hard. Gabriel definitely has baggage but who doesn t He s hard to read oftentimes, but it s clear he s been hurt by someone Anyone who goes from being a lawyer to a pool boy has got a story to tell.
Their relationship unfolds over a few months I wouldn t categorize it as instalove but instaneed That need propels them forward They re powerless to stop it or stay away from each other One of the things I liked best was the simplicity of their sadomasochism I found myself unexpectedly enjoying the lack of St Andrews crosses, pillories, stocks and the like It s just them a belt and some nipple clamps No intimidating dungeons No outfits No titles It was refreshing and clean, straightforward.
Do you have any unconventional cough deviant sexual behavior Any cough kink Ageplay Footplay Bondage Sensory deprivation Master Slave Medical Play Pony Play Watetsports You name it Here,get in The kinks I just mentioned above you now can delete it from you mind because there is none of them here I am just trying to make a point after reading this they all seem a walk in the park. Ouch Ouch Ouch I can t exactly wrap my head around this kind of relationship, life style or whatever you want to call it I normally need to keep telling myself that it s consensual and if both insane individuals crave completely opposite urges from one another one wants to beat the shit out of you, the other wants to be beaten till gets purple which means they are a perfect match, well, let them be That being said, It fascinates me.
In this particular story, I want, I need to give it a lot of credit and praise because I wasn t reading this I was feeling it. To read a story where I could actually feel the MC s ecstasy, rapture, bliss, joy and elation, about a matter subject that is like a folk tale to me, was mind blowing.
I mean, this is no ordinary kink They have no boundaries, no safe words It s brutal, painful, raw, violent AND it worked, in an alluring way, to the extent of thinking that I need professional help, a shrink or something. Hats off to Anah Crow Where is she he by the way A little about the casting Rase Illion has been fighting against his own nature his all life Two failed marriages later and a son , Rase meets Gabriel Over a little incident with some hand cuffs, Gabriel unleashes something on Rase and sets him free It was like pressing a reset button A new Rase version was uploaded I absolutely loved new Rase With his hidden soul now revealed and completely bared, Rase gives himself up to his instincts, long repressed Open and vulnerable over his deepest feelings, Rase says the most disarming things to Gabriel, with the most candid expression, submissive attitude and sweetest voice Te rush of fear, the sadness and shame completely gone.
Swooooon people The other thing that kind of awed me here was the fact that Rase was a masochist submissive much older than Gabriel the Dominant I don t deal with this very well I ve got this barrier and it completely puts me off of reading anything where the Dominant is younger than the submissive To hell with my conceptions To hell with my prejudices.
Gabriel was the bomb, powerful and solid as a Dominant character. Uneven is not really a dark story It s just unexpectedly brutal The sex is violent and explosive and if you want to read it, do it with an open mind, otherwise steer clear.
One of the best recommendations I have ever had. His mouth was dry, and the ice in his Scotch rang against the crystal like mocking bells His hand was shaking Ever so carefully, he reached across himself to set the glass down on the blotter I hope you have the key, Rase said Always The emptiness in the man s expression almost brought Rase to despair Rase held out his free hand, palm up, waiting for the key Glad you know what you re doing I know what I m doing The stockboy still had a grip on the chain between the cuffs That makes one of us I appreciate the demonstration Out of nowhere, Rase s voice came back and brought with it the rush of anger he d been waiting for It has been very educational Now, I d appreciate if you let me go As you wish Thank you, Rase said He rubbed lightly at his wrists once the cuffs were off So , he said, reaching for his Scotch again Do I owe you anything for that The entire world shifted, and it took Rase a moment to realize that he d been hit His mouth tasted like blood.
The strengths here were the story arc and the connection between the MCs I was looking for some smut with heart, and this one delivered in spades Both the smut and the heart were palpably yummy The weaknesses were the dialogue and the lack of development outside the relationship The latter wouldn t have been as much of an issue if less had been bitten off by the author elements of Rase s and Gabriel s lives were included that didn t strictly need to be, and then they weren t really fleshed out.
Every once in a while, my jaw would drop because of a moment of brilliance It s very much worth reading just don t expect the tightness of a well edited story.
UNEVEN by Anah Crow is a well-crafted, beautifully executed novel that wasted no words in getting straight to the action and heart of the story. Because I had read a few reviews and recommendations of this book, I knew what I was getting into. The physical and emotional intensity of their first encounter is not unlike the start of any new relationship between two people who have out of this world chemistry and an instant connection. Rase is a godlike, insulated, emotionally distant, billionaire CEO, whose skyscraper office in the clouds is like Mt Olympus and whose factory empire spans the globe. His office is a cold, remote environment, all steel and factory parts, but a chance run-in with a bold stockroom employee awakens his repressed needs to be dominated and hurt. Rase feels shame and self-loathing for his needs. He permanently injured his shoulder, was taken to the hospital, and was subsequently outed to his controlling, emotionally abusive father.
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I started off thinking this would be a wham-bam-thank-you kind of review, but it seems to have turned out different. That need propels them forward. Where is she he by the way? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Anah Crow rated a book really liked it.
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