I have to tell you, this book had so much potential for me. It grabbed me, right away and made me begin to binge read a story and an author, I was unfamiliar with at literally 2 a.m.
Basically this woman is plucked out of her life, practically mid-step, awakening with no recollection of how it occurs. As she regains consciousness, she finds herself surrounded by a group of men, who for all intents and purposes plan to rape and eventually murder her.
Luckily.. or, not so luckily, they're caught by someone higher up the chain of command in their line of work, who steps in and takes control. Dispersing the others, and taking her for himself. As it turns out, what they run is something like an exclusive sex club, and their specialty is submissive slaves.
Now initially, this guy is a real hard case. He tells her he'll keep her safe, but his expectations are in line with what she'd be expected to do at the club. And he's hot as hell in the process.
The problem with the story comes well past the halfway mark, when she discovers who and what he really is. Suddenly, all of those behaviors pretty much cease to exist and it becomes sappy at best.
I actually skimmed through the ending pages, because I was no longer invested, but kept hoping there'd be some glimmer of this aspect of him that supposedly he picked up while he was there. Unfortunately, it turned out to be more of an illusion and I never saw what attracted me in the first place, again.
Still.. I'm glad I discovered the book. If for no other reason than it makes a great cautionary tale about what not to do as an author. But also.. because those initial scenes were scorchers.. and this could have been a fantastic read.
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