⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5 stars
Wow! Such a great story, great characters, and beautifully broken characters. This story was so full of darkness, suspense, cruelty, and twists.
Damian Hart is a young man who grew up in poverty and when he finds a way to get out, he’s betrayed and sent to jail. While he’s there he has plenty of time to plot his revenge and when he gets out of jail, he puts his plan into effect. The only problem is that he only knows part of the story and what he knows, or thinks he knows is all wrong.
Angelina “Lina” Dalton-Clark is a woman whose life is not hers. She has been used by men her entire life and they have destroyed her. She no longer trusts anyone. She has no freedom and she can’t even make choices for herself. She’s been a pawn in her father’s life for as long as she can remember. All she wants is freedom, to make choices, liver her life, and have a normal life.
This book was so well written. There are so many twists and turns that I was surprised at every turn. The darkness of Damian and Lina’s relationship was so well written, and the story drew me in from the very first chapter and wouldn’t let go until the very last page. I was angry with both Damian and Lina for not communicating, although I understood their trust issues, it made me angry that they would not open up to each other. I loved both of them and wanted them to find their future, but I also wanted to shake them both.
This was my first read Charmaine Pauls and I don’t think it will be my last. I give this story a 5-star review and will be looking for more of Ms. Pauls books to read. This book is a mix of dark romance, BDSM, suspense and criminal activity, if you like books with those tropes, I would strongly suggest you purchase this book and read it. Make sure you don’t have to get up early the next morning, because you will not want to put this book down for anything.