Does It Hurt? by H.D. Carlton

Posted November 3, 2022 by Debbie in Book Reviews, New Author to Me / 0 Comments

Does It Hurt?


H.D. Carlton

3.75 Stars


Who am I?

I’ve forgotten the answer to that question long ago. Ever since I ran from that house, so desperate to escape, I left with only the clothes on my back and socks on my feet. After that day, I’ve only ever walked in stolen shoes.

Could I be a girl who is searching for the meaning of life in faceless men? They were all so forgettable. Until he came along. He took me under a waterfall and made me forget my name, and in return, I took his instead.

Enzo Vitale.

An enigmatic man that will only ever love the deep sea. Or rather the predators that inhabit it. Turns out, he’s not so different than the monsters he feeds. He lured me onto his boat like a fish in the ocean, seeking vengeance for my crime. Had I realized his intentions, and that a massive storm would leave us shipwrecked, I would’ve ran.

Now, I’m a girl who’s seeking refuge in a decrepit lighthouse with a man who loathes me almost as much as he craves me. He wants to hurt me, but the old caretaker of the abandoned island may have intentions far more sinister.

It’s no longer a question of who I am, but rather, will I survive?


~ My Thoughts ~


Haunting, gripping, compelling and spellbinding.

What an intense story.

The characters wrap themselves around you and devour your mind creating a flood of emotions.

The unexpected, the intense sexual situations, the lies, the desperation and the expectation of what’s to come will have you reeling.

Does It Hurt is a well thought out, intriguing story.

Read the trigger warnings and proceed with caution. If you aren’t afraid of the dark, I think you’ll really enjoy Does It Hurt.


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