Genres: Dark Erotica
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 15, 2012
How to describe this book other than darkly wicked? I could almost see this as a movie where the heroine is stuck in a bad place and can’t get out.
I won this book a while back as well as I bought a copy at 99 cents. I obsess to much about sales at times and don’t realize I already own the book. So I was intrigued at what was going to happen or happening to this poor woman.
Mia lives in a bad neighborhood. Mistreated as a child, she has known nothing other than being treated that way. When she is saved off the streets, she gives her gratitude to Carlos, who is a crime lord. She is his whore to use in any way he wants and he does. Not only is she his sex slave, she beats and whips her daily. Humiliating her is just for fun. All attempts to leave have gotten her in trouble, so she is resigned to the life she has. But now she has one job she wants to complete and hopefully it will end with her death, relieving her of the daily hopeless that is dodging her.
When Tyler shows up, Mia is confused and painfully aware of how far she has come from the girl he once knew. Tyler was a teenager in the same neighborhood, but left mysteriously. Mia recognizes him instantly and figures out quickly he isn’t a bad guy, but someone undercover. During the course of the book, Mia does a lot of things, puts herself in some terrible situations, just to save Tyler at times, which ticked me off. But it was the way Mia learned to survive. She felt worthless and a whore.
There are some extremely violent scenes, dubious consent, and just too painful to watch beatings. The book ends extremely quick. One minute Tyler is using her like a whore, then he is in love with her. Mia lets him use her like a whore and then oh, I love you, let’s get married. The issues were not addressed on how Mia was going to heal. How was she going to have a meaningful relationship? Would the terror of her life ever go away?
This book is not for the weak of heart. Nor for anyone wanting flowers and chocolates. This is a deep and dark look into the underworld of a woman downtrodden by what life has handed her. If you want to read a book of a woman who despite everything, has the will to survive, then this is a story you will want to read. It is a first person story from Mia’s point of view only.
Warning: 18 or over reading material.