Review: Real Ugly by CM Stunich

Real Ugly (Hard Rock Roots #1) by CM Stunich
Release Date:  June 9, 2013
My Rating:  4.5-stars

Turner Campbell is an asshole.
I f*cking hate him.
But I can't get enough either.
He sings like an angel and f*cks like a devil.
If I could, I'd run away and never look back because to tell you the truth, I think this man might be the death of me.


Naomi Knox is a bitch.
I can't f*cking stand her.
But I can't stop thinking about her either.
She looks like an angel and plays like a devil.
If I could, I'd f*ck her good and forget all about her, but to tell you the truth, I think this woman might be my last saving grace.

Words escaped me by the end of this book… I didn’t know what was up.  I didn’t know what was down.  All I knew was that, as I sat there thinking WTF, I needed to read the rest of this series and PRONTO!
This is the first book i the Hard Rock Roots series.  It is also the very first book of C.M. Stunich’s that I have read.  I have every book in this series and a few other books of hers; I just hadn’t picked them up yet.  Why?  I keep asking myself why I hadn’t read any  of them yet!
This book had me on the edge of my seat.  Love.  Hate.  Confusion.  Suspense.  Murder.  Drugs.  My mind was going in circles.  How can there be so much in one book?  And I loved every single word of it!
I will admit, I did struggle a little bit for a short time.  I was having a hard time with the drug usage.  But that didn’t last long.  It’s part of the story.  Without it, the story would be lacking.  
So now I sit here.  I need to find the words to convince why you should read this book.  But how do I do that?  I can’t go into the book without giving you a play-by-play of the whole book.  If I did that, then you wouldn’t need to read the book.  So, all I can say is that this is one damned great book…. So just read it!

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C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.

Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.

Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.

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