First thing I’d like to say about this book is that it’s dark. It’s dark and it’s twisted and not really the romance that you’d think it is. I don’t really know what I was expecting when I went into it. I knew that it was about a girl being kidnapped into slavery but this had a different approach to it. Caleb, who is the main male character, was kidnapped twelve years ago. He was brought up in the slave trade world and was also trained to kill. Now he wants to kill the man who was responsible and that means kidnapping someone and training her to be a pleasure slave in order to get closer to him. Caleb watched the girl before he took her. He watched her at home, on her way to and from school and anywhere else she went.
We don’t find out what the girl’s name is for most of the book. That is something that Caleb never knew about her and she never told him till much later on. I’d like to keep her name quiet until you read it. The girl has a shit home life. Having a mom who doesn’t care for her or her siblings, she has to take care of them herself. With no love or affection at home, when she is kidnapped by Caleb, he is her only source of contact. She starts to fall for Caleb but she doesn’t know any better. She knows what he’s doing to her is wrong on so many different levels, but she can’t help but to feel something for him. This leaves Caleb feeling vulnerable as he also finds her very beautiful and different from all the rest.
Even though this book is dark and not your everyday romance novel, I really enjoyed it. The book is in two different perspectives and they are written differently as well. Caleb’s point of view is in third person whereas the girl’s perspective is in first person. At first I found this totally strange as I have never read a book laid out like this before, but as I was reading it and really getting into it, I came to really like how the author wrote it. While reading the girl’s chapters, I felt like I was her and when Caleb’s chapters were read, I felt like I was hearing his thoughts as he spoke them. It is definitely an interesting way of writing.
There is a twist near the end that kept me on my toes and then a huge cliffhanger at the end that had me jumping up and down. I highly recommend this book and make sure you get the second book so you can read them together. This is definitely a New Adult novel. There is language, violence, strong sexual content that may be a trigger for some people.