Punk Shock Love Society

Courtney Lane
***While this is not a “dark” book, it does contain dark themes. Not recommended for those sensitive to controversial scenarios and topics. Please read the PREFACE before purchasing.

Title:  Punk Shock Love Society: The Complete StrangeHer Love Trilogy
Author: Courtney Lane
Genre: Dark
Release Date: Out now – go get it!
Reviewer: Tanya Rae
Stars (Os): OOOOO (5 ”O’s”) – “O’s” for Orgasms

Punk Shock Love Society is the first book that I have read by Courtney Lane.  It is actually the whole series in one book. (Punk, Shock & Love Society) Which is great!  I wasn’t aware that the whole series was in this book an unexpected surprise. This is also a very long book due to the combining of 3 separate books into a Trilogy.

I love Charis & Porter (especially Porter) I think he works really hard at their relationship.  Both Charis and Porter are broken people.  And, talk about dysfunctional!  Both of there childhoods were really messed up.  Charis is the product of rape and never was wanted by either parent and would have been better off if she had been adopted.  Her family only wants her for the money she can give her them. (she was a child prodigy) Porter was sexually abused by his mother and sold to her “friends for drugs”.  Through all the bad comes the good as you go through their relationship & they do overcome the bad in their lives but, it is a long haul!  I loved this book it really tells a story & has an underlying message.


Warning:  There are a lot of controversial topics in this book and if you are sensitive to Non consensual sex, drug abuse, and other DARK themes this book may not be for you!

Book Description:
“Most won’t believe what they see; their perception is reality”

What do you do when you’re an awkward indie and corporate is the most attractive man you’ve ever met?

Charis is a nonconformist with an eclectic group of friends and a dysfunctional family. As a former child-prodigy, she’s wise beyond her years and jaded before her time. Increasingly, she’s beginning to question the constant need to sacrifice her beliefs to keep her family and friends afloat.

Enter, Wiley Kenzie. He says all the right things and looks the part of the perfect man for Charis. There’s just more than one problem…

Porter Hanson is the typical bad boy, but not the kind that Charis would usually go for. When a celebration ends in near tragedy, Porter and Charis become victims of fate. While drawn together unexpectedly, their dark pasts haunt them in ways neither anticipated.

As Charis navigates the harsh world of fashion, her true desires are tested. When cataclysmic events upend her world, and the secrets of the ones closest to her are unveiled; the one person she ran away from may be the only one who can save her from herself.

About the Author:


I’ve been creating my own little world since I was very young. When I was eight years old, I began to bring those worlds to life with pen and paper.

Although I’ve had a few short hiatuses, writing has been of passion of mine for many years. I’ve always viewed my writing as a hobby or a purgative process; I never thought to share my very personal works with anyone outside of my family. Now, I’m taking the plunge and self-publishing my works. I’m very excited and apprehensive about the opportunity to share my work with people who may enjoy it.

While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist — they have to have certain brand of strength and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, because I’m intrigued by characters who are thrust into “dark” situations that explore their psyche.

Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy is my first love. If there is one thing for sure, I’m a bit of a misfit when it comes to Romance. I don’t feel that I write romances, thus the tagline. I prefer gritty love stories, where the protagonist isn’t necessarily the girl next door, or the girl you encounter in everyday life. In other words, I don’t tend to write characters who are easy to fall in love with.

This ARC was received for an honest review

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