My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Overall rating: 5.0
*****5 "Life is so twisted" Stars*****
"There are times in life when you have to seriously question your own sanity, and this is one of them."
This book was an unexpected surprise for me. I *love* unexpected surprises! It grabbed me and sucked me right in and was hard to put down. Lots of unexpected twists and turns, with an ending that left me barely able to stay in my seat and reaching for book two, Wrath, as fast as I could!
"She is light in this pit of blackness. She's an angel surrendering to the unforgiving flames of hell..."
I really liked her character. She's strong, defiant, and vulnerable. That's hard to bring across sometimes in books like these. But the authors did a great job with her character.
Tor had worked hard in her life, she was in her last year of medical school on her way to becoming a doctor, and things, for the most part, seemed to be going her way. Then she becomes "dead girl walking" into a life that strips her of everything.
"He didn't beg for her. He didn't fight for her. He is a coward. A selfish pussy."
That pretty well sums up Euan, "a selfish pussy". He gives up Tor to Jude as collateral for gambling debts he can't pay. He's a weak man. Tor was already to the point of leaving him behind, when he throws her under the bus. Watching as she's dragged away from him, making no move to help her.
"This woman has changed everything in my life. In a matter of weeks she has created a fucking war inside me. She makes me question who the fuck I am."
Jude is interesting. A bad guy that can't hurt a woman. He has respect for women, but he doesn't let the women around him get away with anything either. Jude is a bookie, and a dangerous one at that. He's the head of the family business that was started by his grandfather. And he's good at what he does. But, look out if someone doesn't pay up because he'll make them pay, usually with their life.
"Cowards hide behind excuses. A weak man blames his actions on others."
Caleb is Jude's younger brother, and while he can be a very dangerous man in his own right, he really doesn't want to be in the family business. And he has a soft spot for Tor. He becomes her friend in a situation that is FUBAR to day the least. Tor cares about him too, but she hates Jude.
I loved Caleb, everything about him. I hope we see more of him in the next book, more of him stepping up against Jude.
You can release a bird from it's cage, but if you've clipped it's wings then its freedom is merely a false kindness
All Tor wants is her freedom, and she'll do almost anything to achieve that one singular goal. But life isn't fair. And in this new life she's been thrust into, it can be a twisted place where nothing is ever as it seems.
This book... oh, this book! I absolutely loved it.. and if you're wondering if you should read it... the answer is simply...
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