“Tell me what you want.” Gabriel got his hand in Rase’s hair again and pulled his head back so far that Rase’s neck hurt, his back starting to. Rase Illion is a middle-aged captain of industry, a restrained man with a spotless reputation just emerging from the shadow of his vicious, driven father. Since his. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Uneven at Anah Crow isn’t cut from that cloth, and Uneven is not a book for people who.
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Uneven by Anah Crow Uneevn Author. Rase Illion is a middle-aged captain of industry, a restrained man with a spotless reputation just emerging from unefen shadow of his vicious, driven father. Since his father’s death, Rase has been living like the old man was still alive, keeping up appearances with his trophy wife and appropriately luxurious house.
Which is when Rase meets Gabriel. Gabriel loses his temper d Rase Ajah is a middle-aged captain of industry, a restrained man with a spotless reputation just emerging from the shadow of his vicious, driven father.
Gabriel loses his temper during his first meeting with Rase and lashes out, which unleashes Rase’s carefully hidden submissive and masochistic tendencies. His encounter with Gabriel snaps Rase out of his sleepwalking life, and he sets about remaking his world in his own way.
Rase isn’t the only one shaken by their encounter, though. Can he convince Gabriel to give their relationship a chance? Published November by Torquere Press first published Gabriel CharitonRase Illion.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Anhplease sign up. Is there a sequel planned? And Allen needs his anxh book, for sure. Looks like this book is no longer available. Are there any known plans to re-release? I’d love to read it. See all 4 questions about Uneven…. Lists with This Book. Sep 28, Danny Tyran rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. It’s written by people with no knowledge of the lifestyle, and with no understanding of the mentality, the drives, the urges.
It’s aimed at heterosexuals who think being tied up with scarves and spanked is the height of naughtiness, and who would pass out if they actually saw a hard core scene or some of the more explicit BDSM pornography. The authors don’t really get what drives people who are into BDSM, but that’s okay – neither does their audience. Anah Crow isn’t cut from that cloth, and Uneven is not a book for people who want to be lightly titillated. It’s raw, bare, brutal – gut wrenching.
It’s possibly one of the most powerful, honest books I’ve ever read on any subject.
But it’s also beautiful, and romantic, and sweet. I don’t know how she manages that when one protagonist belts the other one across the face on their first meeting, and it only gets more violent from then on.
Actually, I do know.
Because she understands Rase and Gabriel, and knows that their love and their desires need the violence, the pain and the humiliation. She shows that from the inside, so we get why Rase needs this so much. Why it’s been such a scorching pain for him to have suppressed this for all his adult life – even more than the pain of suppressing his sexuality to please his domineering father.
Rase being gay is nothing compared to Rase being a submissive masochist, and the hunger he feels is driving him to an early grave. Until he meets Gabriel, a sadistic dom with a chip on his shoulder and a murky past, who’s mesmerised and terrified by Rase’s need and his utter submission. You feel the terror, the screaming need in both men, and understand why they have to do what they do, and why it’s actually healthy and good that they do it. You understand it because Anah Crow is an astonishing good and powerful writer.
She makes this very difficult, this almost ugly love affair, spring to life, makes you sympathise and understand and yearn along with Rase and Gabriel. Writers this good are rare. Writers tackling a subject this tough, are even more special and unusual. This is not an easy book to read, especially if you’re used to the pap most writers turn out when they write about BDSM. I’ve read a lot of frank and explicit material. I wasn’t shocked by Uneven – well, not too much, anyway.
It’s too raw not to shock a little, and that’s deliberate, because the author wants to shock you, the way Rase is shocked out of his sleepwalking life. But once you accept that – and if you can’t bring an open mind to this, you may as well not bother buying the book because you’ll never get past the disapproval – there is so much to enjoy. Not just Rase and Gabriel’s stuttering relationship of intense scenes and long separation as they try and figure out what the hell they’re doing, but the other characters.
Allen, the devoted factotum and gleeful enabler. Rase’s ex-wife who loves him and wants him to be happy, and his son, belatedly reconciled and cheerfully accepting of his father’s new identity. Even the realtor is a delight. Rase’s headlong tumble into happiness and self-expression is so joyful and enjoyable, and you cheer as he casts off the misery and shackles of parental disapproval, and a path in life that fits him so badly.
And for Rase, it’s exactly right. I can’t say this is a recommended read for the same reason guns make very poor toys for children. A lot of readers will be utterly revolted by this book.
Those who aren’t, may still not get it. But for those who accept and understand, this is a rare, precious and very beautiful jewel of a book, and to those, I say, buy it now and love it for the wonderful creation it is. View all 27 comments. May 01, Lisa Henry rated it really liked it Shelves: And the wealthy immaculate captain of industry in this book? Yeah, that’s the masochistic wanna-be sub. And about time too! No safe words and rituals here.
Rase wants to be hurt, and Gabe hurts him. And they both get what they need out of that. I am so, so tired of books where good little subs Oh yes. I am so, so tired of books where good little subs try their hardest to be perfect, and win the ornery master’s True Love by submitting. More of this please: For what it matters, there’s a HEA. I would have followed this book wherever it took me, because the ride was so much fun. View all 19 comments.
I’m always wary about rereading things, because what if they don’t hold up? But I literally could not find anything else to read that held my attention.
Uneven, Anah Crow. (Paperback )
I had an itch. A TeamPain itch that needed scratching and nothing was doing it for me. I’m not sure why quality TeamPain books are so hard criw come by but evidently books that are well uuneven with two or more well developed characters who embark I’m always wary about rereading things, because what if they don’t hold up?
I’m not sure why quality TeamPain books are so hard to come by but evidently books that are well written with two or more well developed characters who embark on a believable and compelling journey towards HEAsville or even HFNsville is a tall order. Thankfully this oldie held up. Deliciously painful with intense sadomasochism and two characters who are not only crazy turned on by what they do but by each other was just what the doctor ordered.
I had forgotten how poignant it was, how Crow could throw in a sentence that would level me with its simple yet profound insights. I also had forgotten how crw this book is. Granted, age gap romance is my jam and I especially like unegen the sub is the one with more power in the real world.
Rase being much older and a titan of industry who is cow towed to by everyone loving nothing more than to be on his knees serving Gabriel is still as potent today as it was when I initially unefen it 4 yrs ago. I’d also forgotten how palpably lonely Rase is. By having to hide his sexuality he’s unwittingly isolated himself from others, others who care about him and would accept him.
But he simply could not chance letting anyone get too close, because he was living a lie, hiding behind a mask.
Uneven by Anah Crow
It wasn’t until Gabriel ripped that mask off that Rase began really living authentically and in so doing allowed himself to have friends. Those relationships blooming show his growth and evolution and were a joy to read. The relationship with Gabriel is fraught and though they have an uuneven connection coupled with intense ana compatibility their romance is hard fought, but when it happens it’s divine.
The only drawback here is I poured salt in the wound Anah Crow has left by falling off the face of the earth. Man, I miss their writes.