Monday, August 3, 2015

You Loved Me At My Darkest by: Evie Harper

Blood is thicker than water…

Having endured more than their share of tragedy, sisters Lily and Sasha embark on a dream holiday—only to find themselves in hell. Kidnapped by a rich madman, Sasha is sold into slavery, while Lily is forced to join The Collection, a unique bevy of exotic beauties enduring frequent horrors at the hands of elite bidders. However, no amount of pain and suffering will break Lily, who will stop at nothing to save her younger sister. Possibly with help from an unlikely ally. 

Love is stronger than loyalty…

Attempting to prove his allegiance to his employer, Jake is tasked with guarding the unruly and uncontrollable Lily. He can’t afford to help her in her quest to free Sasha—not if he hopes to fulfill his own agenda. But in their dark, gritty, tension-filled world, solace is taken wherever it’s found. Bonds are formed and hearts engage despite Jake’s resistance and both their attempts at self-preservation.

When certain secrets come to light, the resulting explosion has breathtakingly bittersweet consequences that, by the end, may not leave everyone whole…or alive.

Where the hell did this book come from!?!? How did I just happen upon it a week ago and be able to read it with amazing speed in just 10 hours today because I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!! 

  • Take the tablet with me to the bathroom? Check
  • Place it on the counter so I can make the kids lunch while reading? Check
  • Totally ignore my role as a mother so I could stay with these characters? Check

OMG this book so so great. I felt so connected to Lily and the totally awful situation she found herself in being selected as part of the "collection". Yes, I do feel these two hotties kinda fell into each other a little more quickly than it would seem normal,...especially considering the whole kidnapping thing, lol. But that's kinda true in most books anyway. It definitely didn't deter the story in any way, shape, or form.

Being who I am, I couldn't just let the book play out as is, I had to have my suspicions of Jake's real intentions during the book. But at least I can say some items were accurate and some weren't! So it still kept me on my toes.

So yea, I really enjoyed this darker romance style book and I recommend it to anyone that has similar tastes in book styles (but be warned, there is a rape scene).