His name was Joshua Carter. Now it's whatever she wants it to be.
She is a Deliverer.
She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.
As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.
Delivering is all she knows.
The one thing she can't deliver is a captive from slavery.
And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her...from herself.
Stand Alone (no cliff-hanger).
The sequel is coming Summer 2014.
Content warning: Graphic sex, violence, and psychological abuse. Age 18+ only.
He slammed a fist into the nearest tree trunk. Again. Again. Pain ricocheted through his hand, down his arm, and fed his breaking heart. Out of the corner of his eye, he caught her silhouette standing a few yards away. A slender shadow, shrouded by darkness. And in her raised arms, she held a gun, trained on him.
He threw another fist. Absorbed the burn. Expelled the rancor. He knew she was holding a gun on him to prevent him from running and putting her family at further risk. Regardless, she
wouldn’t shoot him. Not because she needed a slave, but because she loved what was hers with a
self-destructing passion. He faced her and held out his arms. “I’m yours.”
The girl and the gun didn’t move.
“Lose the damned mask and stop hiding from me.” He raked his throbbing hands through his hair. “Scream, cry, hit something. Hit me. But for God’s sake, let it out.”
The shadowy lines of her body wavered. The gun lowered, returned to her boot.He stretched out his arms, savoring the cool breeze brushing over his unrestrained skin. “I stand here without rope or chains, Liv, tethered to you by my own will.” His blood beat with the ferocity of his words. “I won’t be free until you are.”
Her head jerked back, her body rigid. Then she walked straight to him and unleashed her fists on his chest. She clobbered him over and over, her gasps accelerating with each fall of her hand.The lashing didn’t hurt. Not like the whimpers rising from her chest. She was hurting, lashing out for the wrongs that had been done to her. A sharp pain swelled in his throat. The only thing he could do was take it in, try to bear some of it for her. He held his arms out and his body open. When her hits ebbed into weak slaps, she stumbled back, hugging herself and clutching her elbows. His heartbeat slogged through the ache in his chest. He kept his arms outstretched and
whispered, “I’m here.”
Wow I did not expect this, okay I will be honest I thought I would hate this book because I am sick of all the slave books with similar story lines so I was dreading this thinking ohh god this is going to take me ages to read and I will be bored..i was sooo WRONG!!
I want to go back in time and slap the negativity right out of myself pft!
This is my first Pam Godwin book so I was skeptical and didn't know what to expect.Well let me say Pam Godwin sucked me right in and never let go.Took me on a roller-coaster of highs and lows that had me heart racing, hurting and trying to leap out of my chest! This is the first book I am reading where the male is the captive and I am surprised at how much I liked it as usually role reversal kind of puts me off.I loved the complexity of the characters and how they challenged me.Many times throughout the book I was thinking hmm..what would I do in that situation?
She was stolen innocence, following the rules of monsters. Somewhere along the way, she'd become one.
When I started this book and read about Joshua Carter, a honest man with so much going for him, his family, his friends I was like oh noo! I was just dreading it and thinking oh I am going to hate Liv the deliverer.Knowing that Joshua was an innocent virgin boy driving to his destruction I just didn't want to read more but no I forced myself to keep reading because I needed to know what the fuss was about and if it would be a boring story-line or what! Curiosity kept me going and I am so glad it did because everything happened the opposite as I was assuming would happen and I really did like Liv's character.
This book challenges your beliefs and shows how some people are unwilling monsters, they don't want to be but sometimes it the only way to survive is to become a monster.It shows how far people are willing to go for loved ones. Makes you question whether all monsters are redeemable or maybe they have no hope?
The job, the job, the job. Focus on the job. Be the job. Or else. It was all she was, a mechanical, hollow nothing that did anything needed to prevent the else.
Liv has a job to do, after taking Joshua she needs to train him to become a slave to be sold to the client.But Joshua isn't like the rest she has delivered he has a family who will look for him, he is pure and honest and maybe Liv didn't take him for the job maybe she took him for herself. He has everything that she will never have and they have a connection right from the start.
Okay one character I had mixed feelings about was Van.Oh Van you sadistic prick! I wanted to kill him, he really freaked me out especially the bloody weird fetish he has with mannequins *shudders*
All the things he has done and for so long really?
“Someday, I hope to matter to you, because you are the only one who matters to me. You will always be mine, Liv.”
Can it all really be forgiven and forgotten just like that? When I heard his story I was like Damn! Why you gotto confuse me like that? now I don't know what to feel.I think I understood some part of him, he was basically lost and alone and he seemed to think Liv could save him.He thought he loved Liv and that she would eventually love him back and somehow heal him? I don't even know why I am making excuses for him! Okay I may have felt a little sorry for him and can't wait to read his own book ;)
If you are looking for a book filled with suspense, twists, romance and much more this is definitely one for you!
**ARC provided by author for an honest review**
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