Published: October 7, 2014
Kara Petersen has lived through more than most.
The horrors of her past had shaped her, forcing her to walk through this life relatively alone. Untrusting and guarded, seeking solace in the shadows, she thought she could survive anything that life threw at her.
And she did…
He brought her out of the darkness and into the light. He gave her a life she could never have imagined. She fell in love with him, but when faced with controversy, just like everyone else, he let her down.
He broke her heart.
She was complacent.
She was foolish.
Except, it wasn’t her love for him that was foolish, it was believing she could escape pain.
In a bid to end her suffering for one night only, she unknowingly walked into the path of evil.
Enduring the devastation of having to remember the night of her abduction, she must decide if she is willing to risk possibly having her heart-broken again in order to find out the truth.
Can she really give all her love to a man who has the ability to obliterate her completely?
Taking a leap of faith, she vows to trust him, regardless of how imprudent it may transpire be.
Falling further into his outwardly perfect world for a second time, Kara is, once again, treading a path she fears will eventually destroy her.
As truths finally unfold and decade old secrets are revealed, it’s clear the past has never been too far behind and binds her to others in ways unimaginable.
Together, she discovers their love is tormented.
Please note, this is a dark erotic romance. It contains descriptive sexual scenes, violence and other serious adult content. It is suitable for readers aged 18 and over only. Due to the subject matter of this novel, it is not recommended for those who are easily offended or of a sensitive disposition. Also, there are many triggers.
This book takes up immediately where the first one left off.
Kara has been kidnapped and physically tortured for days by Deacon, whom we find out later was the one who raped and beat her repeatedly when she was a teen. She is rescued by her girlfriend, Sam, and stays in the hospital for over a week.
Sloan is besides himself seeing Kara in that condition again. He was the one who rescued her when she was fifteen.
Kara does go back to Sloan and gives him a second chance but since there in a third book in the series, I knew more bad things were going to happen.
There are many twists and turns in this book and the story becomes a bit convoluted. Kara is made privy to some secrets of her past and the role that Sloan and his friends played.
Near the end of the book, Kara is again kidnapped by Deacon and horribly abused and again is rescued, this time by Jeremy (who I wouldn’t trust if my life depended on it). She convinces him that she can’t go back to Sloan looking the way she does(this time Deacon had cut her all over with a knife) and so she goes to another town and assumes a new identity . END.
This book bothered me because there were so many things Kara could have done to protect herself from Deacon and the other bad guys, instead it seems she went where they were. She was just stupid.
I hope the last book Liberated is better.