Definitely the right title for this book, Rough and Raw because that is exactly what you get.
We get the backstory of how Brent and Bates separated. He went away to marine boot camp and she found herself in the situation of being married to an asshole.
Bates comes back and he knows she being abused because she has the same look on her face his abused mother did.
I wanted him to man up and save her but instead he's being a pussy about it.
I do love that he eventually steps up and in his asshole way he claims her, he made the mistake of not keeping her once he's not being stupid again and letting her go.
Sometimes he can be completely sweet then other time a complete asshole.
A lot of raw emotions in this story will makes you want to junk punch Bates and some are very tough to read.
I enjoyed reading that he was flawed and not perfect.
* ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW *