Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on August 18, 2014
I was going through my TBR collection on my Kindle when I hit this story and said “Why not?” I didn’t really know what it was about at first, so it kind of shocked me to learn the virgin heroine was selling herself as a sex slave to get the money she needed for an experimental cancer treatment for her twin sister. We follow this 21 year old virgin as she steps onto the stage where a bright light keeps her from viewing the men in the audience. Dressed only in her blue panties, her body is on display for all to see. A man purchases her for 1 million dollars. A heck of a lot more than she needed for the treatment.
And so begins the journey of Sophie and Colton.
The story is told in a first person narrative and we get both sides of the story. I didn’t know anything about Colton. I didn’t know if he was looking for a BDSM sex slave, a woman to just fuck around with or whatever. So it is slow getting to know him which is what made me continue the story.
Colton drags Sophie along with sensual promises, but also with rebuffing that plays with Sophie’s mind. The two exist with each other as they get to know each other. There aren’t much in the way of rules other than she must stay with him for six months and submit to all of his desires and needs. While I want to say this was an erotic romance, I can’t. There are elements missing for me to say it is erotic. I was on edge, but not in a pleasurable way. Why? You have been warned it is a spoiler.View Spoiler »There is no penetration, or intercourse throughout the entire book. There is oral sex, mostly her blowing him and only once her getting fingered. « Hide Spoiler
Colton holds onto a secret that ultimately causes them a lot of hurt in the end. And that leads to a cliffhanger that continues in the second book. There are a lot of things to work out. I don’t totally understand why Colton purchases Sophie. At one point you think he just wants free access to sex. Another point you think he is just pissed he got outbid on another sex slave. It all is un-character like as we get to know Colton.
I like Colton, but I don’t like that he purchased Sophie. I like Sophie and I understand why she sold herself. I just can’t really wrap my head around the situation really well. The two draw closer, but also farther away through the book.
While it was an interesting premise, I kind of got caught in what the heck just happened too much. And quickly went out and bought all the books in the series. It ends in a cliffhanger, so I can only say the beginning grabbed me, but I am not totally sure I enjoyed just how uncomfortable I felt reading it.
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