Raze (Belen’s Review)

Title: Raze (Riven #3)
Author: Roan Parrish
Publisher: Loveswept, Random House LLC
Release Date: July 2nd 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 316 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Sometimes the walls we build to save ourselves have to come tumbling down.

For the last ten years, Huey has built his life around his sobriety. If that means he doesn’t give a damn about finding love or companionship for himself, well, it’s probably better that way. After all, the last thing he wants is to hurt anyone else. Until Felix Rainey walks into his bar, fresh-faced, unbearably sweet–and, for some reason Huey can’t fathom, interested in him.

As the eldest of five kids, Felix Rainey spent his childhood cooking dinner, checking homework, and working after-school jobs. Now in his twenties, he’s still scrambling to make ends meet and wondering what the hell he’s doing with his life. When he meets Huey, he’s intimidated . . . and enamored. Huey’s strong and confident, he owns his own business–hell, he’s friends with rock stars. What could he ever see in Felix?

As Huey and Felix get closer, the spark catches and soon they can’t get enough of each other. But Huey’s worked hard to avoid intimacy, and Felix threatens his carefully constructed defenses. Huey realizes he needs to change if he wants to truly put his past behind him–and build a future with Felix.

Roan Parrish’s pitch-perfect Riven novels can be read together or separately: RIVEN * REND * RAZE

For everyone who sometimes needs permission to be a person.

With each installment in the Riven series, my expectations have been completely obliterated every time. Roan Parrish has a way of taking the most mundane, daily elements of life and manages to make every moment special. None of these stories are anything like I thought they would be, and I’ve been blown away every time.

I loved the way they push and pull with each other, I was very happy the drama and angst weren’t over-the-top, and that Felix and Dane, despite their age difference, fit so perfectly with each other.

I loved him in a way that felt like it shattered me and held me together all at once.

I loved this. I loved Felix and Dane, I loved the side characters, super loved the dual POV, and the way the words spoke to me on a different level. I love this series, and I’m almost ridiculously excited for more.

“Yes,” he choked out. “Yes to everything with you always.”

Dual POV, smoking hot sex, some angst, and a wonderful HEA ending. Absolutely recommended!

Riven Series

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Galley copy of Raze provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future


  • July!?! Might be just in time for my holiday. I loved the other books in this series and this souds good again as well.

  • I think I have Riven in my tbr so maybe I’ll catch up with the first two books as I wait for this to be released.

  • Roan Parrish is awesome and I love this series! Just wish I didn’t have to wait until July to read Raze. 🙂


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