Do Not Disturb

Alessandra Torre
Do Not Disturb
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Release Date
April 2015
Book 2 of Deanna Madden
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Horror Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
May 03, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
168 people found the following review helpful
4.5 "Disturbing Justice" Stars! Perhaps psychologically the darkest story I have ever read. Creative beyond belief, but deeply disturbing. This book will take you into the twisted and distorted mind of a killer and a rapist. I literally had to pause reading this story at a number of crucial points, because I was just that affected. So please heed the warning. This book is not for everyone. But if you value originality in your romances and have an open mind, then I guarantee this will be one of the most mind blowing tales you could ever read.

As a starter, I think it is worth noting that this is book 2 in the Deanna Madden series. To fully appreciate this series and the complicated nature of the couple's relationship, as well as the full extent of the heroine's psychosis and dark past, it is really essential that you read The Girl in 6E first. Accordingly, this review may contain spoilers for Book 1.

DO NOT DISTURB picks up pretty much where The Girl in 6E leaves off. Now that Deanna has ventured out again to the outside world, she is faced with a strange sensation: cravings for freedom. During her three-year self-imposed confinement to her apartment, she pretty much became acclimated to her unusual existence. Surviving by working as a "cam girl" who, for $6.99 a minute, caters vanilla and sexual fetishes alike. Surviving by having her basic needs, from toilet paper to meals, ordered online and delivered to her door. But having tasted freedom, and behaved for the most part, she can't help but wonder just how far she can tow the line before her homicidal urges become a real threat (at least to undeserving individuals). Further complicating matters is her budding relationship with Jeremy, her enabler, the UPS man who delivers all of her packages thereby enabling her reclusive existence.

As we learned in The Girl in 6E, interestingly when Jeremy is around, the feelings of love and desire that he conjures up may well be the only emotions strong enough to subdue her grim fascination with killing. Tempted though she might be to bask in the liberating feelings he unleashes, she remains equally terrified of hurting Jeremy. Moreover, Deanna remains convinced that should Jeremy truly have an unobstructed view into the dark recesses of her twisted and demented mind, there is no way he would be able to resist the tempting allure of fear that should keep him well at bay.

Nonetheless, Deanna and Jeremy begin testing the bounds of just how far the healing effects of their relationship may allow Deanna and Jeremy to experience normalcy as a couple. Just as Deanna is beginning to make some progress, however, another sexual deviant sets his sites on "camgirl" Deanna. And this man will not take "no" or be deterred no matter how drastically Deanna attempts to "block" his attempts. But in this fight of the depraved, just who will end up being the hunted and hunter? Will all those hours of fantasizing about killing be enough to keep herself and those she loves safe?

What a sadistic journey! Be prepared to be taken to the edge of your comfort zone! DO NOT DISTURB will take you to a world where twisted desires and fears, and life-altering unfortunate events, will lead you to question just what is just, merited and ultimately acceptable when survival, and the protection and vindication of those that we love is at stake. Is passion and love omnipotent in its fight against extreme darkness? Romantic suspense and thriller lovers, craving an original read, will not want to miss the Deanna Madden series!
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