Title : Blame It On The Shame Part 2
Author : Ashley Jade
"Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned."
I've fallen in love with Lou-Lou.
And I'll stop at nothing to keep her away from you.
But there's one thing I never counted on...
The moment when our 'truths' would turn into lies.
I thought Bruno DeLuca was our biggest threat.
I was wrong.
Because the fire burning between us—would end up destroying us.
And killing me.
People think love conquers all.
What they don't know is that for some of us...it comes at a price.
The ultimate price.
Sometimes, love can end up wrecking you—instead of saving you.
Sometimes, love can quickly turn to hate.
And sometimes...even after you've killed your demons—there's still one more that comes to the surface.
"There are two sides to every story...this is ours."
Warning: Due to strong language, some violence, explicit sexual content, and some dark elements, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
*Trigger Warning*: Any readers with sensitivity to dark reads should proceed with caution and at their own risk.
You've been warned.
Author's Note: This is part two of a three-book series. (Blame It on the Shame: Lou-Lou and Ricardo's story.)
However, in order to truly enjoy Lou-Lou and Ricardo's story, it is advised you read 'Blame It on the Pain' first as this story will follow the same timeline.
I don't know where he is...but I know he's close. I open my eyes and blink rapidly due to the rain coming down much harder now.
Tingles erupt on my skin and the air thickens when I look ahead and see the outline of him walking. Only he's not walking toward me, he's walking away from me. He must have just left.
When he takes another step, I realize he's not actually walking at all...he's stumbling.
He holds his arm out, bracing himself against the alley wall briefly and I continue to watch him. He waits a beat and attempts to walk again, but stumbles...even worse this time.
I've never seen Ricardo so out of sorts before. Panic jams in my chest with my next thought. Oh, god. What if he's hurt? What if someone attacked him?
And just like that, I'm running as fast as I can to get to him. Since he's less than a block away, I catch up quickly.
His back is turned to me but I reach for his arm as he begins to sway.
His arm twitches and I can feel the chords of his muscles begin to tighten.
Shit, he's going to take a swing. He hates being touched.
“It's just me,” I say quickly. “Only me.”
“I know it's you.” His voice comes out slurred and gruff.
“Are you okay?”
He yanks his arm away. “I'm fine. Leave me the fuck alone. I don't need your help.”
I force myself to ignore the sharp sting of his words before slowly backing away from him.
He falls against the alley wall and hangs his head. “Christ, I hate it when Tyrone's right. I'm never drinking again.”
“Famous last words,” I say before I can stop myself.
Memories of the day we first met and when he said those very same words to me begin to play through my head like a slideshow...
At least, until his head snaps up and he shoots me a look so threatening the entire world stops. “Fuck you,” he spews.
My Rating: 5+ stars
“Sometimes there is absolutely no difference at all between salvation and damnation." ―Stephen King
Wow. I am in awe of Blame it on the Shame Part 2. There are simply not enough words that can do enough justice to this brilliant book. None, whatsoever. I was simply mind blown by everything in this book. There was absolutely no flaws in Blame it on the Shame Part 2 at all. Wow. I have been waiting for a long time for this book. I could not keep my emotions at bay when I finally got it. I was in immense happiness and quickly devoured it like crazy. I was not disappointed at all. Blame it on the Shame Part 2 is one of those books that will you on a trance. It gave me one of the biggest hangover on earth. It is just damn good.
Blame it on Shame Part 2 is the continuation story of Ricardo and Lou Lou. You need to read Part 1 to understand the story. This book truly rocked me to the core to the point I was a huge mess. I was crying so hard. I had ton actually stop at most scenes to get my bearings. That is the beauty of a book you know. It is so beautiful because having a book affect you so much that you feel it in your heart and soul is truly majestic. There comes a certain point where a book takes you to a place that you cannot explain nor really have the words to say about the pace, then that is when you know that you read a book that is beyond special. Blame it on the Shame is truly a special book because as I an writing this review, I am overcome with emotions. It certainly played with all my emotions. Not only was it emotional, but it had a dark edge that was simply magnificent. I applaud Ashley Jade because she gave us a journey in this book. She gave me dark that it gave me shivers and ripples all over my body. She gave me a raw intensity. So raw that it consumed me to point that I was reeling. I am forever changed with this story. I did not know what to do when I finished that I simply had a shot of brandy because I was in shock. Every page and sentence screamed BEST FUCKING BOOK EVER MADE ON EARTH!!!!!It is that book that will forever be etched in your heart, mind, body and soul. It is a beautiful tragedy with a phenomenal story of love, pain. sacrifice, friendship and heart.
But the reality is... she has no idea what she wants. Because she's never had the choice before. She's never had the freedom to choose. She's never taken a single breath without a monster breathing down her back. She's never spread her wings... because she's never been let out of her cage.
Lou Lou is quite a dynamic character. She is a character that you want to hate but cannot because her story manages to pull your heart strings all the time. In Part 1, I could relate to her. In Part 2, I saw a side to her that absolutely broke my heart into a thousand pieces. She can be a bitch but she is someone who I think deserves love and happiness. She needs it. I found myself feeling more and more sorry for her. She truly touched my heart.
"My name is Ricardo DeLuca— and I'm ready to take my place."
Oh Ricardo. My book husband. Yes, he is mine. So hands off lol. I found myself very angry at him most times. So angry at him that I am separated from him lol. But man oh man, there was so uch complexities in him that I find so alluring and got to understand a lot more about him. He cared fro Lou Lou but there were times where he really showed pain that smacked me straight to my heart. It was so special because Ashley Jade gave him a flaw that annihilated me.
Together Ricardo and Lou Lou have that alluring and intense chemistry that just makes me fall in love with them. In Part 2, there were such a darkness in them that it really gave the story so much dynamic.
Blame it in the Shame Part 2 is a story that really destroyed my whole being. It haunts me all the time. But it is that beautiful haunting that completely had my mind derailed. Part 2 really has become my book of the year because it holds a special in my heart. It is the book that made me question a lot about me sometimes. It is the book that really played with my emotions a lot. You need to read this book. It is just damn beautiful. I will stop there because I might end up spoiling it. All I can say is GO EFFING READ PART 2!!!!!!
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