Top positive review
on 11 January 2014
I stayed up until 4.30am reading this book it was so compelling. Jonathan is a sadist pure and simple and thinks he sees something in Brandon. Bran is a strong and proud man and suffers heinously at Jonathans hands.The story line was utterly absorbing and deeply disturbing at the same time. It was a very well written book and I am going to read the second one once this is posted.
The one thing I find quite inconceivable about the whole thing is that Bran suffered physical abuse as a child, and to my mind one wouldn't put oneself through that again as an adult voluntarily. What these two men had together at the beginning was good, they connected but for them both it turned sour incredibly fast.
If I may reiterate, this is an incredibly compelling read, my jaw was hanging in places, I felt such empathy for Bran and utter contempt for Jonathan who didn't even show remorse at the things he made Bran endure to get him to comply to his wishes.
I went into this thinking it would be hot and exciting, was I in for a surprise! Exciting in a stomach clenching way. Saying that though it was one of the best books in this genre I've read, in parts it was pure and unadulterated torture, two battles of wills. There can always only ever be one winner but I haven't said who. This will be in my head for a long time.