"I'm not the hero in this story, girl. You'd do best to remember that."
Once upon a time, I was an eighteen year old psychology student.
Now, I’m a man’s property.
Stolen and sold, I’ve been decorated in bruises since the day my world changed two years ago.
I suffer in silence, I crave freedom, but I never break.
Until he arrives.
Elder Prest, the only man to look at me and see me. The only man more ruthless than my owner.
He wants me for reasons I don’t understand.
He claims me for one night then leaves and never looks back.
Until he returns.
And life becomes much more complicated.
I was really intrigued and yet scared to start this book. I have never read a book that is labeled as a “Dark” romance. I have read BDSM books before but the key factor in a lot of those books was a relationship and some romantic connection. I will tell you right now this book isn’t for everyone because there is no romance here. This book is a dark book where a girl is held captive and raped/beaten on a regular basis by her owner. You have been warned.
I have to say the start of this book is really difficult to read. The book starts with Tasmin being kidnapped from a party her mother was hosting and she is then sold at an underground auction to the highest bidder. She becomes that man’s property to do with as he wishes. It is really hard to read these parts because Master A is a cruel SOB. He has no regard for Tasmin, now renamed Pim. He beats her regularly, ties her up, breaks her bones, rapes her, gang rapes her and starves her. He keeps her at the edge of being alive for years and the author does a great job at making you cringe. You almost want to look away while reading this part but you are so glued to the page to see if Pim is ok and if she ever gets our of this hell that you can’t stop reading.
The book gets a lot better when Elder Prest enters the picture. This man is use to getting his way and he knows exactly how everything should go in his world. However when he meets Pim for the first time he can’t help but see something in her. Something that challenges him in ways no woman ever has. He feels emotional for this girl even though he knows she is a sex slave to Master A and there isn’t much he is willing to do about it.
The scenes with Mr. Prest will give you this little piece of light to the story and Pim’s life. You know that something is bound to happen because Mr. Prest is a better Master than Master A. You start to question just how much Mr. Prest is willing to do for Pim. Will he save her? Will he ruin her further?
Overall, I have to say that while the beginning of this book is dark and hard to read you just have to stick in there to find out what happens when Mr. Prest enters the book. His character draws you in and doesn’t let you go. I really loved the ending and it left off at a cliff hanger so now I find myself in need of the second book because I have to watch more of his dominating self on the page. Plus I also want to know what happens to Pim.