Title: Blame it on the Shame Part 1
Author: Ashley Jade
Release Date: August 23
Rating: 5 stars
"Shame. It wounds us. It damages us. Or, for the few poor souls out there like me... it defines us."
Wow, this book. I have no words. No words at all because Blame it on the Shame Part 1 was just so beautiful. It was just a book but it was the book of all books. Written by Ashley Jade who has become one of my favourite authors, Blame it on the Shame Part 1 is an amazing story of pain, emotion, action and danger. Not only is it amazing but it is a gorgeous masterpiece that truly touched my heart
"The heart is the most peculiar and complex structure in the world."
Blame it on the Shame Part 1 is the story of Ricardo and Lou-Lou who we first meet in Blame it on the Pain. Note that you must read Blame it on the Pain first. In Blame it on the Shame Part 1, we get to understand and get to know Ricardo and Lou-Lou's story more. It is one of the most of the heartbreaking books and I was such an emotional story. It had me crying a lot. Ashley Jade truly wrote a story that was so memorable that I am still thinking about it after I finished it. Blame it on the Shame Part 1 was raw. So raw that it crippled me to the point of no return. It was so touching and all the emotions bleed out at the seams. This book was not a fairytale nor talks about rainbows and unicorns. If you are looking for a book like that, then this is not your book. This book was gritty. It was suspenseful. Ashley Jade did a spectacular job on weaving a story that brought out all the drama. It was so captivating. She also gave us a well written story that was both engrossing and had my eyes glued on the book. I was simp0ly in awe. Ashley Jade was able to weave magic into my heart through her powerful and touching story that oozed angst throughout the pages. I loved that it was centered, focused and detailed on Ricardo and Lou-Lou's life stories.
"He's past the point of washboard abs —his tall and lean body is absolutely ripped. He's fucking shredded, every single muscle molded and crafted to perfection."
Ricardo. Ricardo. Sweet baby, that man is just perfection. Son of one of the most vile and hated man, Bruno. Yep, I hate Bruno. Anyway this about my 'man' Ricardo. Yes he is my 'man' so hands off lol. Ricardo was amazing and I was so happy to find out more about him. I got to know his character more and I was truly amazed by it. He is amazing. So protective and loyal to his friends. So alpha. He is the epitome of perfection and I was just wowed by it lol. Even the quote above clearly describes his perfection. Not only did he have amazing traits but he had pain that cut deep to my soul. He had darkness in him that called out to me. All I wanted to do was to hug him. It tore me shreds but gave him an edge that I loved,.
"Last night I held a fallen angel in my arms while she wept. But this morning? This morning it's like I woke up with the devil. Or rather... the devil's mistress."
Now Lou-Lou was a different story. At first I hated her. I loved her more because I was able to understand her a lot. Her vulnerable nature was so painful. I found myself relating to her a lot. That's the beautiful thing. Being able to relate to a character thus making the book look realistic. I gravitate to things like that. I loved that Lou-Lou had so much pain but she was strong and badass. She was not a wilting flower but she had a past that brought tears to my eyes. Her story was a beacon to me. There was a balance to her. I loved that Ashley Jade was able to make me understand Lou-Lou a lot more and also make me feel for her once I knew her story. Both Ricardo and Lou-Lou were amazing together and had amazing chemistry that could explode. Together they were an undeniable force of nature and touched my soul.
Overall Blame it on the Shame was a fantastic, touching an emotional story that gripped me and made my heart flutter with emotions and angst. I loved every page, scene and dialogue of this book and has become one of my favourite books of 2016.