Review Blitz: The Five by Lily White

March 22, 2019

Title: The Five
Author: Lily White
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2019

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."

“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?”

“You could feel sorry for me. Laugh at me.Call me stupid or a slut. It didn’t matter because I was still breathing. I was still marching on despite knowing there wasn’t any light at the end of my tunnel”. 

Omg this was messed the hell up in the most delicious effed up way!! I don’t even know where to start, how to go about telling you about these characters, and explaining this intricate web of lies plot that had me at a loss for words at times. This author wasted no time in sucking you into the plot with a “ Who’s really innocent/guilty vibe and it’s been one roller coaster ride since. 

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Rainey Day (yes that’s her name) has just been a part of a gruesome crime. Waking up with no recollection and now being questioned by the police, she’s now being seen as the victim who got lucky. With the help of a young psychologist who’s been assigned to get more information of what really happened that night, the past and present of Rainey’s life, becomes the main attraction in this circus of twisted plots. 

Because this book deals with a lot of content that some might find disturbing or uncomfortable, I will refrain from going into further details in the story. What I will say is that these characters are crazy AF!! From the moment I started reading this, I’ve had a nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach. I put it on the back burner for the first half of the book because I felt like nothing was going to come of it and everything was going to be ok. Boy was I wrong… I knew it, I felt, and I saw the big neon flashing sign but you know what? I had hope. So much that did for me!! Shock does not even to begin to describe the buildup to that ending!!

“You have a lot dead people around you, Rainey.

We all die. Just some of us sooner than others". 

The lengths that some of the characters went through was not only mind boggling at times, but it’s down right scary. I’ve read a lot of stories where the characters have sacrificed a lot for the other, but this was different and I loved that. I became angry when certain decisions were made, felt that flicker of pride for a moment, and held my breath for the unknown that was the ending. 

If you like your reads twisted, unconventional, with a side of fucked up, then this is the one for you! Lily White will have wanting so much more from the minute you’ve read the words “The End”

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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