I loved it in the beginning but the thing that bothered me was that the story overlapped in time with the first book, although the overlapping wasn't the problem but that there were no surprises and hardly anything new. That being said, you should read the first book before you start with this one and maybe take a break between reading the first and second book. As I've said, I didn't mind the overlapping per se but for example the conversation between Jack and River didn't need to be read again even if Adam was present at the time, this conversation especially was more for Jack's story than for Sophia's. That wasn't the only one though. So as much as I loved the beginning, I didn't dig the last few chapters of this book.
The writing was good and I loved the dual POV especially Adam and Sophia's first encounter.
'I try to gasp for air but it's too late as everything fades to nothing.'It was a quick read and the story moved fast ahead. While this wasn't an easy read, it was still a good read with some hot, sweet and also - as you can guess - dark scenes. It's not for the faint hearted especially the beginning of the book. You have to expect more than just violence.
'She's lost the most precious thing in life - her free will. Losing your identity and freedom are the worst things a person can endure. Existing and being nothing but a fucking puppet to pick people's desires, that's no life at all. It's pure hell.'The Story:
Sophia was born into slavery and knows nothing else. She fears death because of what awaits her there and she is scared of not being able to please her masters as to stay in their good graces and stay alive and wanted.
'Through the tears and pain, I keep my focus on pleasing him. If I can't please my master then I am not worth anything. I'll be nothing'She lives in hell but she never knew anything else. When Adam changes her life, she feels lost and doesn't know who she is anymore and what to live for. Adam isn't what you would call a typical hero. He killed and he had a tough life before he started his life at the sanctuary. And although he knows that Sophia is a sex slave, he can't help but notice her beauty.
"When you die you become nothing but your worst fear. The thing you're most scared of will torture you forever."
-- I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. --
My rating: 3 of 5 stars