Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Owned by one man, loved by another.
Abducted and delivered into sexual slavery, Lori has surrendered her will in order to survive. For more than a decade, she’s been known as Summer, her owner’s possession until he gives her to his newest lieutenant, a mysterious man called RJ.
Commanding and virile, RJ controls without cruelty and possesses without threat, engendering a mixture of safety and passion. In his strong arms, Summer enjoys carnal pleasure she’s never known and tenderness she’s craved. In his heated gaze, she experiences a sense of recognition she doesn’t immediately understand until it proves dangerous in a way she could never have imagined.
Bound by desire, need and growing love, RJ traverses the shadowy world of human trafficking, risking all for Summer’s freedom. But when he learns she harbors a fateful secret that threatens to tear her from him, they stand to lose everything.
This book is so intense it had my attention from the very beginning. It’s a book worth reading more than once.
Lori was a typical 15 year old who had her crush on an older boy, going out to try and talk to him cost her. Being kidnapped left Lori, now Summer, forever afraid and nervous. She had been beaten and brainwashed to believe that she couldn't live without Anthony, the man who bought her. He made money from the services that he taught Summer. He was a strict master and he wasn't above seriously hurting her to get what he wanted.
Tav was like any other teenage boy; all he wanted was to play b-ball and enjoy life, not put up with a 15 year old girl crush on him. He was having a bad day—his dad ragged him because he didn't want to be a lawyer and he took out his anger on Lori. He had looked for her for years, feeling guilty for not helping her when she was kidnapped.
This book has everything for anyone who likes mystery, love and adventure. It shows you a world that exists, but you really don't like to think about. Sexual slavery is real and Tina made it into a book where it brings out the awareness of how these women think that they can't live without being abused.
5 Tea Cups!