Content warning: Includes graphic rape, sex, anal, bondage, and violence. Age 18+ only.
A woman with a white-blonde pixie haircut backed out of the shop and dammit if he couldn’t stop himself from gawking. She was slender, but not in a bones-pressing-skin kind of way. She had a figure that could only be toned with good nutrition and rigorous activity. Oh yeah, she was built for stamina.
She locked the door, and turned toward him, tipping back her head.
The bluest eyes he’d ever seen stared up at him. They were ringed with navy and glimmered with silver flecks. They were also wide with…fear? No, that couldn’t be it if her smile were anything to go by. Her beautiful face seemed to swallow up the glow of the streetlamps, the passing headlights, the goddamned moon.
“Hi.” Her smile wavered. “You look lost. Can I help?”
Oh Christ, her voice. It was the complete package, like the full-bodied Fsus2 chord humming from the hole in his Martin Acoustic. Gentle, cool, hypnotic—
“You’re lost, right?”
She had no idea. “Just found what I’m looking for.” Smooth, Jay. What the hell was he doing?
Let me say this, this book is one of my top 25 favorite books of the year so far. There is everything in here that you could ever want to read, and even parts where you don’t want to read it yet you can’t put the book down. This is a book that you need to start reading in the morning, so that you don’t do what I did and start it at nighttime and stay up all night because you can’t put the book down. Don’t get me wrong, it was completely worth losing sleep over, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Jay’s character has an immense amount of strength that is just amazing. Even with everything that he has been through he seems to be able to pull himself together and function on a day to day basis. He shows his true colors, his compassion, when faced with horrible things that happen to the people that he cares about. And he is willing to do whatever it takes to keep them safe.
Charlee’s character is just… I can’t even come up with the words for her at all. She is just amazing pure and simple. I couldn’t imagine, I wouldn’t want to imagine, going through what she went through, yet she still puts others before her. She still is willing to sacrifice herself so that others will be happy. If she was a real woman, I don’t think I would be able to talk to her, I would just stare at her.
The story that unfolds is one that will leave you in tears, on the edge of your seat, wanting for more and more with each page that you turn. You won’t be able to do anything besides read the story and just hope for the outcome that you are looking for.
The characters all were done amazingly well. The one’s that show love and compassion are done in a great way that you can tell they are genuine. The evil one’s are done in a way that I wouldn’t want to be on the bad side of the author because if she can write in that way, she would scare me!
All in all, this is a complete must read book. It is completely worth it to you.
Pam Godwin lives in Missouri with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band. Now, she resides in her hometown, earning her living as a portfolio research analyst, and living her yearning as a writer.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.