Top positive review
2 people found this helpful
Dark erotic read with non-consent and capture theme
on 28 December 2011
This isn't your normal, mainstream type of romance, erotic or otherwise, nor is it pretty and sensual erotica. This is erotic fiction for a very specific reader who likes a darker story that takes you to those disturbing places in your mind where emotional discomfort lingers. Told in first-person from Rachel's POV, this novella actually begins with Rachel being raped, but that scene is layered with more than only non-consent, as the reader soon realizes there is more to Rachel's captor and his motivations.
From this first scene on, the story hits the reader with gritty, rough images of rape, forced oral, pain and humiliation. Rachel is abused emotionally and physically by more than one man, and as she tries to hold it all together, all those dark and conflicting emotions, Rachel forms an unexpected bond with the man she begins to see as her savior. And this reader was anxious to see exactly where this journey into pain, guilt and regret would take these two characters.
Regardless of a few typos, the author's voice is clear and strong as she delivers a hard, emotionally disturbing and even brutal read. While most definitely not for everyone, I personally recognize and appreciate what the author did here: putting a rough, non-PC kink out there for me to enjoy. You either like to read kidnapping/capture theme/non-consent in your erotic fiction, or you don't. If you enjoy and search out those themes, as I do, I think you'll enjoy the story. Read this only if you like to be provoked or pushed around by a different type of story.