This novel was really horrible. The first part took me forever to read and then it picked up only to disappoint me. It was sheer OCD that made me finish the book. SPOILER ALERT!!!
First, they were together for less than 1/8th of the book in total. When they were together it was hardly with warmth. Those parts were glossed over. The heroine was bounced around from man to man from the beginning to the end - one being outright repeated rape and another constant threat of rape that was instead replaced by public sexual humiliation. By the way...there was way more detail for the rape and humiliation scenes than the love making ones. That i felt was unforgivable.
I get the drama and suspense, but crap man, I read these books to escape brutality and for at least a climatic ending. That was the worst, the anti climatic ending. I sometimes feel that the writer either was a man or that the intention was to write porn under the respectable guise as romance.