Giving It Up - Amber Lin Just OK.
May be I have some rather old-fashioned opinions, but I couldn't reconcile Ali's need for rough sex with strangers with her rape history. For me it would have made more sense if she refused sex all together as a result.

What I liked was how her feelings of being dirty and rejected has been described and explained. That made very much sense in her situation.

I couldn't also understand why she didn't want psycological help whith her problem...

Colin was a strange hero too. He's deeply involved with some very distasteful characters. He knows they are such, but for a distorted honorable reasons doesn't leave them on their own.

Well, it could be that I'm too stuck with the notion that heroes should be just that: heroes, to like these two...