Review: The Five by Lily White

February 13, 2020

The Five by Lily White is FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 

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."


That's the only word I could think of when I finished this book. 

My mind is still reeling from the journey this author took me on in the lives of Rainey and Justin! I don't know exactly what I was expecting from this story, but it wasn't this! I would've never guessed the direction the author would take things, or how fucked up it would have me feeling in the end. 

It's not often that a book takes me by surprise in this way. I read so much that it's hard to find something new and unexpected. I've been looking for an author to pull the rug out from under me for a while now, and that's exactly what Lily White did here. Discovering this book was like hitting the fucking jackpot! 

The Five is so different from any other story I've read before. It's actually difficult to describe it without giving anything away. This is one of those books that I truly feel like you should go into blind. 

Don't read any reviews. Even the slightest thing could give away something important that will ruin the book. Just know that this story is dark, gritty, fucked up, graphic, and twisted. There is a mysterious, melancholy feeling throughout the book, and it's definitely not your average romance!

If you're a fan of dark stories, READ. THIS. BOOK. I promise you'll be left with your mouth hanging open, and your brain in fragments on the floor. Your feelings will be so fucked up you won't know what to do with yourself, and if you're like me, you'll love every minute of it! 

Dark romance and romantic suspense fans, this one's for your crazy asses! 😂

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“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?”

About the Author

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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