DARK – STANDALONE – EROTIC – DUAL POV
These words sold me on this book..but then I saw the cover and I was chomping at the bits to dig into this book and it did not disappoint!
I want to start by saying wow and kudos to Leighton Del Mia for an outstanding debut novel. The writing was engaging and the switching point of view from Calvin to Cataline was flawless, in my humble opinion. Explanations and build up of the characters was done in a way that you weren’t flogged with info and the angst and the “what the fuck” moments really slapped ya in the head.. This book is not for everyone, the situation that Cataline is thrust into is not one of roses and poems, it is dirty, grimy and down right brutal at times.
Vigilante, super-hero, capture, and town hero, all words used to describe said man, gentle, loving and gracious host, not so much. Cataline is shown kindness by the staff and others but isn’t privy to the answers or the why for her captivity. Taken, stripped and left completely unknowing changes a person and the changes take her to new depths of what real is.
A different kind of love story, but a love story all the same..goes to show even in the darkest of situations, light can creep through and love can be found.