Fervent (#3)


Series: Condemned (#3)
Genre: New adult/dark romance
Word count: 47,000

I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us have no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.

Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.

What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe.

I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me. He’ll even die for me.

NOTE TO READERS: FERVENT is a dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Please begin with Torrent and Rampant before reading Fervent.


“The books are terrifyingly gorgeous! These are by far my favorite dark reads to date!” — Summer’s Book Blog

“Oh how this author is twisted!!! And I love it! This series is dark and will have you shocked multiple times while reading but you are just in too deep to stop.” — Bridger Bitches

“If you are looking for a suspenseful thriller laced in erotica with strong writing, characters, and plot; this series is certainly for you.” — Kathy Reads

“The storyline is a torrential downpour of dark n dangerous and deliciously wicked dialogue and evil deeds running rampantly throughout the ENTIRE book causing a fervent read!” — Bound By Books

“With a first chapter that will have your heart pounding faster than ever, and an ending that will leave you with your jaw to the floor, Gemma James takes us on her darkest journey yet in FERVENT.” — Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

“Fervent is dark and disturbing. You won’t want to put it down till you’ve uttered it’s last words. Trust me… I chain smoked, I drank on a weekday, and I ate tons of chocolate to get me through this one!” — Rough Draft Book Blog


“He wanted something I wasn’t willing to give, not unless he agreed to let you go.”

“Alex…” Rafe warned. “Don’t you dare try to bargain for my life.”

“It didn’t work anyway. He sent me into that room and…”

“And they beat you,” he finished, his voice cracking. He burrowed his face into the crook of my shoulder and crushed me in his embrace, holding on as if letting go meant he’d splinter apart. “I’ll kill them all,” he whispered.

My ass was burning something fierce, but I clenched my teeth until the pain dulled. I was just starting to relax, calmed by the shelter of his embrace, when another screech bled through the wall. We both froze, suspended in quiet horror.

The girl’s screams from the next room reached every part of me, and my skin erupted with goose bumps. I’d been through a lot. Some would say I’d been to hell and back. But they were baptizing that poor girl by fire, taking her from everything she knew and loved just so they could torture her into becoming nothing.

A thing with holes to fuck, like Zach had treated me in that cabin. I shuddered at the thought.

“I won’t let them hurt you again,” Rafe said.

I knew he meant every word, but he was only one man. “I know,” I whispered. I wouldn’t upset him by telling him that I had little faith left. We were trapped in a dark room underground somewhere, and no one would find us.

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