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Razor Wire Two women One terrible crime Zero alliesAfter being raped by a superior officer, MA Kim Lockhoff wants to leave the whole thing in the past A cop herself, she knows all too well that it s her word and slutty reputation against that of a respected Navy officer Reese Marion, a tough cop hiding her own trauma behind a hard as nails exterior, has no patience for pretty little princesses who use their cleavage to win favor with the guys But when Reese is partnered with Kim, she slowly realizes that reputations can lie Kim is whip smart, ambitious and scared The man who attacked her won t let anything damage his career, least of all Kim or the baby she s carrying as a resultIsolated on Okinawa, thousands of miles away from home, the two women lean hard on each other But when Kim confides in Reese, she unwittingly puts her new lover and both of their careers in the line of fire Now her attacker just might have the leverage he needs to keep her quiet for good [Reading] ➻ Peyton and the Paragon By Cathy Peper – 9facts.co.uk MA Kim Lockhoff wants to leave the whole thing in the past A cop herself ➺ [Download] ➶ On Black Sisters Street By Chika Unigwe ➻ – 9facts.co.uk she knows all too well that it s her word and slutty reputation against that of a respected Navy officer Reese Marion ➶ [Reading] ➸ Remote Control (Nick Stone By Andy McNab ➫ – 9facts.co.uk a tough cop hiding her own trauma behind a hard as nails exterior [PDF / Epub] ☉ Superfrog and the Big Stink Author Michael Foreman – 9facts.co.uk has no patience for pretty little princesses who use their cleavage to win favor with the guys But when Reese is partnered with Kim ➻ One Hand on the Claret Jug Free ➱ Author Norman Dabell – 9facts.co.uk she slowly realizes that reputations can lie Kim is whip smart [BOOKS] ✭ On the Road to Babadag ✯ Andrzej Stasiuk – 9facts.co.uk ambitious and scared The man who attacked her won t let anything damage his career [Download] ➵ My Brothers Famous Bottom Gets Pinched Author Jeremy Strong – 9facts.co.uk least of all Kim or the baby she s carrying as a resultIsolated on Okinawa [Download] ➼ Assassins Heart (Assassins Heart, Author Sarah Ahiers – 9facts.co.uk thousands of miles away from home ❰Reading❯ ➿ Earth Quest - Earth Medicine Author Kenneth Meadows – 9facts.co.uk the two women lean hard on each other But when Kim confides in Reese [Reading] ➸ Where Bear? Author Sophy Henn – 9facts.co.uk she unwittingly puts her new lover and both of their careers in the line of fire Now her attacker just might have the leverage he needs to keep her quiet for good This is a poignant tale of the difficulties women in the military face when they have been a victim of a sexual assault, specifically by a senior officer Kim has a reputation on the American base in Okinawa of being a slut, always flirting with her male counterparts, dressing provocatively and wearing just a little too much makeup When she is sexually assaulted by her commanding officer, she has no one to turn to and no one to talk to Reese is asked as a personal favor to her buddy Alejandro This is a poignant tale of the difficulties women in the military face when they have been a victim of a sexual assault, specifically by a senior officer Kim has a reputation on the American base in Okinawa of being a slut, always flirting with her male counterparts, dressing provocatively and wearing just a little too much makeup When she is sexually assaulted by her commanding officer, she has no one to turn to and no one to talk to Reese is asked as a personal favor to her buddy Alejandro to talk to Kim because something doesn t seem right Kim s been acting a little differently At first Reese is put off and begrudgingly agrees to talk to Kim It doesn t take Reese long, though, to figure out that maybe there isto the situation and maybe Kim isn t the person everyone thinks she is.The story starts out quickly with a confrontation between Kim and her attacker I immediately felt my stomach in knots and spent most of the book with an anxious feeling This is not any easy read even though it is not graphic about the rape The author does a good job of portraying the emotional toll and mental anguish that victims of sexual assault experience It s not necessarily a book one would say they enjoy reading due to the subject matter but there is a good story and the relationship that develops between Kim and Reese is touching I guarantee you will spend most of the book hoping that the aggressor gets what he deserves.I was surprised when I researched the author, Lauren Gallagher, that she is known for writing erotica Whereas this book did have some sex scenes, this is definitely not a book that falls into that genre This isabout the story, the experiences of these two women, and the courage it takes to reach out for help as the victim of rape It s not a long book, but that might be a good thing because once I started reading, I was not able to put it down until I was finished Razor Wire is a quick read that packs an emotional punch This story deals with the sexual assault of Kim, a Navy cop serving in Okinawa I was impressed with how much tension the author was able to build into the scenes surrounding the rape as well as the confrontation between Kim and the despicable senior officer in question Told in first person, the anguish, fear and guilt felt by the sailor are effectively conveyed to the reader When her immediate supervisor struggles to deal with the situ Razor Wire is a quick read that packs an emotional punch This story deals with the sexual assault of Kim, a Navy cop serving in Okinawa I was impressed with how much tension the author was able to build into the scenes surrounding the rape as well as the confrontation between Kim and the despicable senior officer in question Told in first person, the anguish, fear and guilt felt by the sailor are effectively conveyed to the reader When her immediate supervisor struggles to deal with the situation he calls upon another female officer, Reese, to talk to the junior sailor and get her sorted out Reese, like her fellow sailors, has a preconceived opinion of Kim s character It was interesting watching Reese begin to set aside her negative view of the young sailor and recognize that a truth they both share would soften her opinion and bond the two protagonists together The romance which blooms between them is made sweeter when set against the challenges each have faced I did have issues with the book As a civilian, a bitexplanation of ranks like MA1, 2 and 3 would have been nice I figured out for myself that the term cover meant hat, I think Those minor details dragged this civilian out of the story initially but once the tension began to build I just accepted the various ranks of officers as they appeared in the novel I m not the biggest fan of first person POV Alternating chapters between Reese and Kim gave the reader a bird s eye view of events as they unfolded but I sometimes had to work at remembering which woman was speaking.After an impressive well paced story, I found the ending too Hollywood predictable The ending wasfantasy than reality but was uplifting for the reader While it is nice to have a lovely romance and a positive outcome in any storyline,in Razor Wire the author has gone to great lengths to emphasize the isolation female military personnel feel when faced with physical and verbal abuse by their male counterparts The ending did not have to be quite so rosy I enjoyed this fast paced and well written book touching on the challenges faced by women in the military I would be interested to know if the attitudes described by the author match the experiences of those who served Things I Find While Shelving I received a free ARC via NetGalleyWARNING DISCUSSION OF RAPETheI think about this book the less stars I want to give it.I did like it I like that it dealt with rape realistically, dealing with the difficulties wrt prosecuting I like that it dealt with women in a male dominated environment and the added strain on them in certain areas not just where sexual assault is concerned, but also wrt how it is on them how they are perceived and they can either be slu Things I Find While Shelving I received a free ARC via NetGalleyWARNING DISCUSSION OF RAPETheI think about this book the less stars I want to give it.I did like it I like that it dealt with rape realistically, dealing with the difficulties wrt prosecuting I like that it dealt with women in a male dominated environment and the added strain on them in certain areas not just where sexual assault is concerned, but also wrt how it is on them how they are perceived and they can either be slutty or ice queen.Not great choices.And I liked Reese and Kim dealing with how each of them allowe societal perceptions to cloud their views of each other how Reese, despite vowing not to, let the base wide view of Kim as a slutty person hinder her ability to believe Kim s story in the first place Or how Kim basically judged Reese the same way people at her previous post had judged her cold and closed off.And how they overcame all that and worked together and got together.But there were a few niggles that just Didn t sit well with me.1 Realism was great, as I said Up until the end Everything got finished off with a nice neat bow The man who was willing to pay cash for an off base abortion to keep things quiet and threaten both Kim and Reese in various ways dereliction of duty, him enforcing his parental rights, etc all but admits to the rape in a room full of superior officers Really That just It didn t make sense to me It all just felt too neat.2 Kim s insistence that they can t get a man to swear under oath that he d slept with her Any man Not just on base I know she s a lesbian, so, whatevs Not what I have a problem with Because even with Reese s frequent interjections hat it wouldn t matter if she had slept with a man, it just felt kind of idk Skeevy Maybe not on purpose Maybe I m reading too much into it.3 The sex was awkward Or it might just be that I am not attracted to women nor am I a woman The scenes just read really awkward for me Bookclub Do you have one I am lucky enough to be part of well, the best EVER, and though we are muchthan buddy readers now, we still have a blast when we crack open a book together We are a group of ten and some of our tastes are pretty different This bookclub buddy read was aintimate group because itwell, it was different than usual What was different To start with, girly bits And tough topics made the pages I brought a few of my girls along today to chat.Sheri We ve Bookclub Do you have one I am lucky enough to be part of well, the best EVER, and though we are muchthan buddy readers now, we still have a blast when we crack open a book together We are a group of ten and some of our tastes are pretty different This bookclub buddy read was aintimate group because itwell, it was different than usual What was different To start with, girly bits And tough topics made the pages I brought a few of my girls along today to chat.Sheri We ve been reading together for what 3 years now Deirdre Yep, can t believe it.Sheri So when you said, Do you want to read LA s new book it s f f Anybody game I didn t hesitate You know me, my ears perk up when I hear those two initials and I m always up for something different AND lo and behold, I never read the blurb If I would have, then I would have been better prepared for the third word listed.rape Ugh, something I typically avoid in my books.Deirdre Rape Abortion Male privilege All themes topics here.Well done, no rose colored glasses These characters felt like real women, people we all know and love.Jessica I loved the parts of the book dealing with the rape, pregnancy, almost abortion, her C.O It s so rarely nowadays that I read a book that causes an emotional reaction with me I ve become very desensitized I think But with this one, my heart was pounding in places I felt anxiety and anger and sadness due to all the things that Kim had to deal with She felt powerless and I felt powerless too.Deirdre The meat of this book is dealing with the rape and the unintended pregnancy The power of male privilege and how it impacts everythese MCs make the military aspects are fascinating, something the author writings about frequently Okinawa is the setting of a couple of her m m books it was nice to visit again with another couple.Sheri Yes Conduct Unbecoming was one of my favorite of Witt s She certainly knows her military bases Things felt very factual.Deirdre The main couple you can t help but cheer for them I hope they make it I hope what they have is real The author did not convince me about the romance sure, the sex was fun and HOT this author writes a great sex scene but the romance didn t feel itI would not care either way if they broke up The big scene near the end Found myself texting a buddy reader channeling Jack Nicholson you can t handle the truth Good tension building, great descriptions.Sheri Completely agree I wasn t exactly sold on their love affair turned relationship Extremely heavy circumstances brought them together initially, but was that enough to keep them together I can t say for sure.Jessica I agree The romance never inspired much though I liked the transitioning of the relationship from acquaintances to friends to lovers, but I wasn t ever sold on the HEA The author did a good job of developing it organically I think, especially with so many of the stories I read nowadays being instalust or instalove, but I felt like the two of them had just gotten to the point by the end of the book where the author could start to convince me they were going to make it forever Except then it was over Very abruptly and neatly I might add I would have loved if the book was at least 50 pages longer It lost something for me for it to be tied up at the end a quickly as it was It felt anticlimactic after I spent so much of the book emotionally keyed up.Sheri I always enjoy alternating POV s and this time it fit perfectly I believe it was crucial to know both of their thoughts What did you think about the sex Holy hotness The first f f book I read grumbles had horrendous intimacy This one was quite smexy, especially considering the challenges they both were facing during those intimate moments poor darlings not to mention the situation they were in.Deirdre L a Witt writes damn good sex, lol The alternately POVs were great for this I did need to be in both of their heads I needed to see what what happens between them as they both came to terms with some awful shit.Jessica The sex scenes fell really flat for me.Deirdre I gave this 4 stars, but it should be a 3 it is a fine read kinda flat as far as romance this feels like a relationship of convenience and a HFN these two never have that destined feeling,like gee, another lesbian is standing here ok have at it I gave it an Extra STAR for tackling tough topics This author has some guts and I applaud her for that.she has hit other tough topics in other books too, so hats off I am a fan for that alone.Sheri A strong 3.5 from me Not my favorite from Witt s bookshelf, but as usual, I m thankful for this story and it s always better with my girls.Jessica I thought she actually got right were the emotional aspects of being raped, the almost abortion, and the impotence Kim felt about not being able to do anything about any of it I spent the entire book wanting to scoop out Stanton s balls with a spoon and feed them to him And his wife WHAT A BITCH I thought she wrote all that stuff REALLY well The rest of it meh I m giving it a 3.Sheri Well, there you have it Three different perspectives with three different ratings Thanks ladies for swinging by Can t wait for our next adventure together hugs Corrective rape is an abhorrent concept yet apparently live and well In Razor Wire, Ms Gallagher takes a dark look into the military Are all military like this no I would argue that this situation is prevalent in male dominated industries where a woman is not welcome Kim Lockhoff is the sexy navy officer whose wanted to be in the Navy since she was a kid Unfortunately her good looks make her prey to men who want to fuck her In this world, most of the men either want to fuck or kill the wo Corrective rape is an abhorrent concept yet apparently live and well In Razor Wire, Ms Gallagher takes a dark look into the military Are all military like this no I would argue that this situation is prevalent in male dominated industries where a woman is not welcome Kim Lockhoff is the sexy navy officer whose wanted to be in the Navy since she was a kid Unfortunately her good looks make her prey to men who want to fuck her In this world, most of the men either want to fuck or kill the woman That s their mentality and it s sickening Ms Gallagher shows the world of the old boys club and how they terrorize females and believe they are above the law What s worse, even the women turn on each other in this book The characters here exhibit some of the worst flaws in humanity It s a sad look on how a woman who doesn t put out is called a bitch and one who does flirt will be called a slut To make it worse, when a woman finds other women attractive, males in this world believe the women need to go through corrective rape so that they are no longer lesbians Ms Gallagher pulls no punches as she vilifies essentially every male in this story.This is an interesting look at what women go through and why some women don t report rape Sexual harassment is alive and well in this day and age Whilst readers could argue this is just a story and exaggerated into something impalpable to normal human beings, I wonder if that is really true This story may be a bit extreme in some senses, but it does contain a kernel of truth This is what makes the story feel real anddistressing Ms Gallagher does a nice job of showing character growth She also does a good job in the conflict What is surprising is how this story ends up because it really looked like a no win situation The F f piece to this story is really why I read it It s difficult to find good f f tales Usually it s just porn mind candy This one is a well written story where two women find they have common experiences and bond over it Hope is not lost This story is recommended to f f readers looking for strength and loyalty among women Available in December My first lesbian novel Excerpt available on Riptide s website. Audio book Good narration Good story Not all happy, sappy and nice A rape, talk of abortion and threats of bodily harm However, there is a sweet love story in the mix and a real survivors determination. This is the first time I ve picked up a book where rape is the main subject, not something in the distant past that the protagonist was recovering from And it occurred in one of the most oppressive environments it can possibly happen in, perpetrated by someone currently in a position of power over the victim Kim is a Navy cop stationed in far away Okinawa in an isolated base, where her only family is the military command she s in After a night of drinking and partying with the boys, she leave This is the first time I ve picked up a book where rape is the main subject, not something in the distant past that the protagonist was recovering from And it occurred in one of the most oppressive environments it can possibly happen in, perpetrated by someone currently in a position of power over the victim Kim is a Navy cop stationed in far away Okinawa in an isolated base, where her only family is the military command she s in After a night of drinking and partying with the boys, she leaves with a senior officer, and her world is never the same again In a few weeks, the evidence of that night manifests in dizziness and vomiting Not only has Kim cemented her reputation as a slut, the incident has set off an atmosphere of intense oppression, sexual innuendos and outright abuse all of it directed at her, by her own military unit.To his credit, her immediate superior appearssympathetic towards her plight than the rest, and puts her in touch with the only other female who is currently on duty at the base, Reese Once upon a time, Kim had looked on Reese with admiration a perfect role model of a successful, well adjusted military woman with two war tours under her belt But Reese is cold and aloof, and seemed to have a particular distaste for women with her reputation Will she lend an ear or will she get that this is what happens when you act like that lecture The book is written in the first person, featuring the two protagonists point of view in alternate chapters I thought this was very effective as we got two different viewpoints on a very personal, intimate and sensitive subject one from the victim and one from a skeptical and cynical observer I was pleasantly surprised that the portrayals aresensitive and nuanced than I expected in a 5 book, from an author who seems to have previously only written m f and menage erotica The author treats the subject with the seriousness, care and respect that it deserves It is interesting that she chose to portray a kind of rape that is most insiduous and that often goes unreported view spoiler the kind where the victim had to question herself if it would have been considered rape hide spoiler The protagonists respective viewpoints, feelings, experiences and changing emotions are portrayed well in the inner monologues and dialogue Her portrayal of Kim is exceptional If this were a movie, her role would be the kind that an actress can get awards for She goes through guilt, depression, desperation, fear, doubt, anger, defiance, and finally view spoiler acting with bravery and fully accepting the very probable repercussions, out of a sense of justice and the fear that he will victimize someone else hide spoiler I also like the little interludes where Kim and the reader get a little reprieve from the hopelessness of her situation and she can be her real self Reese is also very well done Her story is in fact, I believe, view spoilerthe norm in the real world,unfortunately hide spoiler The tension was palpable throughout the book The romance was also well done, despite the brevity of the book I must mention that this book contains almost no bloat Nothing overdone or underdone I do think that the ending was a little too view spoiler pat and upbeat Granted that they lucked out on a sympathetic officer and the guilty one sealed his own fate by his own stupidity and hubris, but in an isolated posting like that, men tend to close ranks against an outsider, especially if it was a low ranking woman they re up against hide spoiler I ve seen the documentary An Invisible War and while most of this book feels very realistic, the ending was view spoiler a bit too rosy hide spoiler In an ideal, perfect world it would be just right But the real world out there is anything but 4.75 starsP.S I forgot to mention that there are no graphic descriptions, although the recollection may still be somewhat disturbing A solid read 4.5 stars

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