Release Blitz * The Five by Lily White * 5 Star Book Review * Blog Tour * Giveaway * Excerpt

Posted March 22, 2019 by Maria in Blog Tour, Book Recommendation, Book Release, Book Reviews, Excerpt, Giveaways / 0 Comments

Genres: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: eARC
Title: The Five
Author: Lily White
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2019

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Every man who meets Rainey wants her. Having lived a life of sex, drugs and manipulation, she is a temptation with far too many secrets.
When psychologist, Justin Redding, is assigned to Rainey’s case, he has no way of knowing the tale of debauchery he will encounter.
On a twisted path of love, loss and murder, Rainey leads Justin through the events of her life.
Death follows Rainey…
Justin fights to discover her secrets…
But will he discover the secret of THE FIVE in time to resist Rainey’s ultimate seduction? 

“This book deals with sensitive subject matter that may be upsetting to some readers.”

~ Maria’s 5 ⭐️Review ~

The Five by Lily White is fantastic. It is intense, raw, gritty, tragic and mind blowing. Author Lily White outdoes herself, yet again. She had me hooked with this compelling, unpredictable, emotionally charged story. It is disturbing and twisted, filled with unexpected turns and keep you on the edge suspense.

The story is told in the present and past. Rainey’s character is a beautiful disaster. She is so broken it hurt my heart but there is a fierce loyalty and quiet storm inside her. She is abused, damaged and jaded. She is a survivor. I wanted to shake her. I wanted to hug her. Like a moth to a flame, I was drawn to her story. I hung on every word she shared.

Author Lily White had me in an emotional rollercoaster ride. I wanted to shake Rainey and scream at her. I was captivated by author Lily White’s words. This story blew my mind. It is an intense cat and mouse game. I had such a book hangover after reading The Five. It’s hard to put into words how much I love this book. It is not for the faint hearted. It deals with some really disturbing issues. But it is so well written, you just cannot help rooting for Rainey. really affected me. I thought about it for days after I read it. The story and characters stayed with me. Highly recommend.



“No, Rainey. Let me look at you. I love looking at you. Even when I close my eyes, all I see is you.”


I dropped my arms, my legs trembling. This was Rowan, the sweet, kindhearted boy I loved. Yet, in that moment I feared him. The adrenaline was wearing off and I was suddenly so cold.


His lips parted as he stared at me, those blue eyes I knew so well slowly taking in my body as heat blazed behind them. He’d grown so large, twice my size at least, and it had never occurred to me how strong he was until now. Nobody would pick on him anymore. Not without getting their asses handed to them in a fight.


“Can I touch you, Rainey?” His eyes lifted to mine. “Is that all right? For me to touch you?”


“Always,” I whispered, unable to put any strength in my voice. “You can always touch me.”


He stepped forward and I stepped back out of instinct. He would never hurt me. Not Rowan. But what I saw in him now was the predator that had always lingered just beneath the surface. He wasn’t a monster like his family or David. Not him. He was something else entirely.


Pain shot through his eyes when I moved, his hands fisting at his sides. “Do I scare you now?”


Shaking my head, I forced my mouth to move. “No. It’s just -“


“Just what?”


“You’re different, Rowan. A man, I guess. You’ve grown.”


Blue eyes held mine, the darkness in them seeping away, but not entirely. His lips pulled into a tight smile. “You need a man. I’ve become exactly what you need. For you, Rainey. Not anybody else. Just for you.”


I drew in a rattling breath. “Touch me.”


Rowan moved forward and I held my ground, craning my neck to look up at him. He was shaking, his skin so cold that I knew I had to fix him somehow. “Rowan?”




“Will you kiss me?”


Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.




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