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Gwen Anderson is the jewel of her hometown. She comes from a great family and has a future at Stanford University to look forward to... until the night she is abducted by masked men with the intention of selling her to the highest bidder, leaving the people in her town heartbroken and desperate for answers on her disappearance. Lance Winters is the son of the man called “TGwen Anderson is the jewel of her hometown. She comes from a great family and has a future at Stanford University to look forward to... until the night she is abducted by masked men with the intention of selling her to the highest bidder, leaving the people in her town heartbroken and desperate for answers on her disappearance. Lance Winters is the son of the man called “The Boss.” He's gradually being introduced to the “family business” with the intent of him becoming the right-hand man of his father's human trafficking organization. Little does his father know, Lance has his own agenda when it comes to the organization that has taken his father over a decade to build. When Lance is assigned to train Gwen, to make her the perfect slave for sale, he's hesitant. He can't become emotionally tied to the slaves or it could ruin his plans. Training new slaves isn't part of his agenda, but there is something about her sweet innocence that touches him and the thought of any of the monsters working for his father touching her is unthinkable. Is it possible for Lance to gain the young woman's trust and perhaps even save her life when he's one of the bad guys keeping her from everything she's ever known and loved? Can she ever understand that sometimes it takes an even bigger monster to stop a monster?...

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Trust Reviews

  • вιвℓισρнιℓια {кιηgѕℓєу & ѕøяєη ƒσяєνєя}
    2018-11-08 19:10

    ....Not your ordinary love story, and it's a cautionary tale. A very cautionary tale.It's not pretty by any means. It's dark, raw and gritty, and tells of something very real. I enjoy reading books like this way too much lol, is that wrong of me? Thanks so much for the read, Terry, you handled the subject matter and insensity very, very well. I'd love to hear more from this verse sometime. Maybe? Hopefully? ....

  • Beth
    2018-10-13 14:57

    4.25 Stockholm StarsWhat is wrong with me that I love these dark books? I mean, I like happy. I like light hearted. I like cute and funny. But I love Dark. I love Gritty. Please don’t tell my family. They are still puzzling over the werewolves and vampires. Not sure they could handle it. Gwen is a virgin cheerleader dating the lacrosse captain. Stop right there. You know nothing good can happen to her. Nothing good ever happens to virgin cheerleaders. One less thing for me to worry about. My last conscious thought was that I should have let Brandon drive me home.Lance is the son of The Boss. No, not Bruce Springsteen. The Boss is the head of the People Who Kidnap Cheerleaders Alliance (PWKVCA). The Boss is not a good guy. Fortunately for Gwen, Lance is. Well….not totally a good guy, but certainly better than the other members of the Coalition for Keeping Cheerleaders in the Basement. ….I’ll protect you and care for you, no matter what I have to do to achieve that.But can Lance make those promises? There are lots of things and people Gwen needs protecting from. Can Gwen let Lance save her at the expense of the other Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains Society? Will Gwen break like so many of the other girls have? The People Who Kidnap Virgin Cheerleaders Alliance wants to make them submit without totally losing their marbles. But if they do lose their mind….there are plenty more stupid girls walking home alone out there. Seems like that Stockholm thing can go both ways. Lance falls just as hard for Gwen. He is willing to risk everything to keep her safe. And it might just be everything he is risking. The members of the PWKVCA really like the benefits that come with Alliance status. I’m not your master, love. How can I be your master when your control over me is so strong I’d give anything and everything for you?This is in the genre of Kidnappy Reads. If you have been afraid to dip your toes into those dark waters, this is a good start for you. It is certainly not fluffy bunny kidnapping but also not as graphic as some. It takes you to the edge of Oh My God What Did I Just Read without you having to jump completely over the cliff. So class, what have we learned today?1. Virgin Cheerleaders should not walk home alone. At night. Ever.2. Stockholm Syndrome with a sexy, dirty talker like Lance sounds like it might be fun. 3. Ms Towers can write. Class dismissed.

  • ✿
    2018-10-14 12:00

    ★I was offered an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!★3.75 "kidslaved" stars!!☆☆☆☆ “You’ve been taken.” Trust was actually a good read. I had my doubts but with a synopsis like that I just had to take a chance on it. So glad I did! The story:Gwen Anderson had it all: Good looks, a loving family and star lacrosse boyfriend, as well as a bright future. That is, until she was abducted and made a slave. “I’m no longer a person. I’m a commodity. Gwen Anderson is dead and slave number 342 has taken her place.” Now in a world where humanity is at a loss and your best hope is to either: 1) endure the physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse 2) be sold 3) AND/or end up deadWill Gwen be able to escape and make it out alive while not putting her life and those she loves' lives at jeopardy? Or break and face the same the same dismal fate as many before her?“The only way you get out of here is when you’re sold. Of if you’re dead. The only choice have is how easy or hard life can be for you while here.” Now enter: Lance Winters.“The Boss’s son” and next in line to his father's underground business. Deadly handsome and secretive by nature, he has a past and an agenda of his own. But when Gwen steps into the picture, his resolve is shot to hell. Gone is the cold, indifferent shell of a man he once was and now an overprotective, remorseful, 'Savior Lance' has taken place. How will Lance must figure out how to execute his plans while saving the girl he loves? Will his and Gwen’s forbidden romance be able to withstand the true terrors and repercussions they’re about to unleash? And Gwen. Will she be able to save the other slaves?“He pulled me into his arms and I welcomed his embrace. But even as he held me I couldn’t help but think about the girls downstairs. Those girls didn’t have anyone to fight for them. I had to do something, I just had no idea what it was.” What about Lance's dad and the rest of the individuals involved in kidnapping and trafficking women for profit? Will she and Lance be able to stop the real monsters behind this heinous crime organization? And will they ever life a normal life once again? Read and you will find out! “I took your life from you.”I shook my head. He may have been part of the organization that had taken me, but he hadn’t.“No. You saved me.” My thoughts: So over all, I really liked this read. It did need to pick up on the pacing at times and used a little more action on it but all and all it was good. My biggest criticisms though stem from the instant attraction that they have and the ending. I hate insta-love relationships and chemistry that is not expanded on. I just wasn’t 100% sold on “Gweance.” More like, 75% maybe. I mean, I couldn’t find an exact connection between them other than Lance was drawn to her innocence and purity to which he had lost long ago; and Gwen liking him because he was handsome and nice to her.As for the ending: it could have been edited out because it was random and unnecessary. Everything was good and then that little “update” at the end popped up and I was like, “okay, that was nice. But was totally unneeded.”All and all though, a decent exposure to the world of human trafficking and of what happens when you develop Stockholm syndrome and fall in love with your captor. Okay well, the Stockholm syndrome comment was a bit harsh on Lance, but as he had put it in the story, he’s guilty by “association”!Trust me guys, this one is one heck of a sensual and gritty read! You will be kept constantly wondering who will make it out alive and who will not? As well as, what will be the outlook for Gwen and Lance IF they do escape?Great job Ms. Terry Towers!

  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    2018-10-31 17:03

    Four CAPTIVE-ating Stars!When I was approached by Ms. Towers to read and review her newest creation, venturing from contemporary romance to a more to dark themed genre, I didn't hesitate to scoop it up...and I don't regret the decision. I really enjoyed it. A few things didn't quite hit the mark for me, but overall, a captivating read. Gwen, against her better judgment, decides to walk home at midnight alone from her boyfriend Brandon's house. Big. Mistake. Gwen is abducted by human traffickers and dumped into a van, drugged, and taken to a dungeon within a sprawling mansion. She is not alone...cell after cell of young women taken, to be trained, and sold to the highest bidder. Her abductors demand submission, respect, compliance, or they will be raped, beaten...killed. Then Lance walks through the dungeon door. He's to train Gwen...he's her personal monster...she thinks. Lance is different from the other Masters. He doesn't beat or rape her...In fact, upon physical exam, she's found to be a virgin making her that much more valuable. Nobody is to touch her, train her, but Lance. Lance is The Boss' son...second in command to this sadistic operation. She wants to hate him but she struggles to. He almost seems to want to PROTECT her, not harm her. He warns her, versus punishing her. Gwen begins the confusing state of whether to hate him or trust him...much less be attracted to him. He's dark, blue eyes...the most beautiful man she's ever laid eyes on. Reader beware...this is not a hearts and flowers romance. This isn't Stockholm Syndrome specifically, but a story of two people coming together in the worst of situations, finding trust, Lance isn't the monster she thought him to be. He teaches her how to survive...will he help prevent her being sold too?As I said, I enjoy most dark reads. This book didn't fail me. It flowed well. I didn't hesitate to switch to Team Lance, hoping for some semblance of HEA for the two of them...for the whole lot of girls. This book is not light though...there is rape, murder, and can be quite graphic. Not the most graphic book I've read by far though. I try not to compare or name other books in my reviews if I can help it but we know the "dark" biggies. It's similar to slightly lighter, in my opinion. Why did I deduct a star? First, Gwen's evolution just wasn't that believable to me. It didn't ruin it for me as this is fiction after all, but it didn't quite fit. Here's a virgin high school senior abducted, beaten, raped, and she falls quite quickly for her captor. Now, Lance is not the rapist and doesn't beat her, but she fairly quickly latches to him, finding herself joking, laughing, not to mention being pretty sexually assertive. For a recent virgin...not what I imagine a person to be like. Also, certain terms used in the book are triggers for me...triggers that risk the safety of my kindle to the wall...terms such as member, manhood, nectar... Shoot. Me. Now. Those belong in Harlequin books, not dark erotic reads. Wasn't a killer for me but I cringed each time those words were mentioned. Looking forward to more dark reads from Ms. Towers. I know this is a first for her in this subject matter and I think she's got a winner here.And I thank you, Arc received from author in exchange of an honest review.

  • Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
    2018-10-20 18:00

    This is the first book I have read by Terry Towers and while it had amazing potential I just fell short for me. I will start with the basic synopsis where a young, all American girl has a bright future ahead of her. Gwen is a blonde haired beauty looking forward to life after high school, but she instead finds herself kidnapped and at the mercy of a very cruel and sadistic organization working the human slave trade. Held in a cage, ordered to obey the master, she must submit quick as she is a prime sell for big money at auction. Lance Winters is deep in the organization working as his father's #1 money maker. One look at Gwen and he takes it upon himself to do her training. This guy is big and beautiful and very smart. He also does not belong in this world. He has participated in all kinds of illegal activities from drug and gun trade but he somehow has a conscience. He cannot bear to hurt this new prisoner and he goes against everything he has known to make her his own.Sounds pretty good right? Yes...and damn if the cover isn't enough to make you say Hell yes! So what was the problem? Well, honestly I felt as if the whole tale was really emotionally disconnected with the characters. The whole tale, yes fiction, was very unrealistic. A young naïve girl wakes in a cage...some of her first thoughts are "wow that guy is really hot to be a kidnapper." And since when do enslaved girls who have been raped and killed talk openly and freely like it is a tea party? I just didn't feel as if there was enough emotion from real fear, no real self disgust at some of the actions she was forced to do. Also, Lance was a complete mess of a bad man. He has spent his life in the "business" yet he is all "are you ok?" mr. gentle touches, "I wont let them hurt you." WHAT??? WHY??? Together they are even more unrealistic. I just couldn't get the whole constant lovin' and the I'm so horny attitude from Gwen. You had a boyfriend...a family...a future...oh and you were a virgin, remember? Oh wait, you are too busy planning a future with the bad boy and getting off to really care! Perhaps the issue is that I have read this tale before...Pam Godwin's Deliver and CJ Robert's Captive in the Dark are two of my favorite in the "innocent gets kidnapped/tortured" genre! This read deals with harsh subject matter...real psychological terror...but it was just amiss. Instead of messing with my mind and making me think, it just was meh' overall. I look forward to Ms Towers future works as I can see the potential!!!*copy provided by author for honest review*

  • Lepp
    2018-10-18 18:04

    ARC was provided by the author for review. Thank you!_______________________________________Trust is a strange mix of a story. Yes, it’s a gritty, dark story. But it’s also has some swoon-worthy romantic moments as well. Normally, stand-alone novels can often get this mix of genre’s wrong for my taste simply because they can feel too rushed or disingenuous given the length/development of the book's plot... but it ended up working for this particular story. SYNOPSIS: Gwen Anderson is kidnapped when walking home from her boyfriend’s house. She is taken to a compound and is informed that in a few short days, she will be auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder. While formulating her plan of escape, Gwen meets Lance. While Lance appears cold and unaffected to the others around him, Gwen can see something in him beyond the facade. Lance knows it’s dangerous to get too close to the women being kept in the compound, but something about Gwen draws him in despite himself. What made Trust different from other stories of this genre was that Gwen and Lance’s relationship isn’t a Stockholm Syndrome type of situation. Gwen doesn’t connect with Lance because she feels she has to for her own protection, or because Lance is her best option. Gwen continues to be with Lance because she wants to be. She trusts the instincts that tell her Lance wouldn’t cause her harm. “I don’t want you because I feel I owe you anything. I want you because you’re my light in a place where there isn’t a speck of it.”– GwenLikewise, Lance wants to be with Gwen because he admires the compassionate person she is. He's had to shut off his emotions and play by the rules of the compound for so long that he looks to Gwen for reassurance that he’s not too far gone. VERY SPOILERY Swoon-worthy moment: (view spoiler)[“What I’m saying is I want you to be my wife not because you have to be, or because it’s the safe option, but because you own my heart. And for the rest of my life I’ll do everything in my power to prove myself worthy of you.”I now want to be proposed to at Niagara Falls… just saying.(hide spoiler)]4 stars! It was just enough of a spin on the captor/captive story that it kept my interest and I enjoyed that development of the love story!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Raj
    2018-10-28 12:56

    3 starsThis was written in dual 1st Person POV, which I love. The heroine suffered in the hands of those assholes and there were a few disgusting scenes, like her sucking off the boss, he was old so it was really gross. Then I thought she was gonna get raped, thank god Lance saw it...I didn't feel that sorry or scared for her because I knew that Lance was a great guy and that he would end up as her knight in shining armour. I did feel bad for the other girls, a few died, and the others were badly hurt.I think it would have been better if she was hurt first, like she got raped or suffered more than the others before Lance appeared. I didn't pity her coz she didn't suffer much, and more suffering, more gruesome scenes means higher ratings!Lance is a softie, so he's not one I consider as an alpha male, which is kind of disappointing. It's what I expect in a dark novel.I like really dark novels, this one is on the soft side. I also Like the idea of Lance having sex with the twins and Gwen suffering through it, but... that didn't really happen, though I would have loved it if it did.. Anyways, it was good... just wasn't enough for a dark novel, I mean, I call novels like this as dark novel, so it this ain't a dark novel, tell me.. ;)

  • Jos
    2018-11-11 17:08

    4-4.5 Solid StarsSo this is the first book I have read by this author and I truly loved it! I was engaged in the story from start to finish.... There were a couple of "issues" I had which prevented me from a 5 star read, issues that under "normal" circumstances would have either turned me off or may have been a deal breaker if I had seen it in the reviews before I read it but due to the circumstances of the story I did get why those issues had to be in there.....Great job Terry and I look forwad to reading more of your books in the future! PS She said herself that she planned on doing a second book...sequel if you will, although this book doesn't end on a cliffhanger, it did leave me wanting more of those two:) I was pleasantly surprised to hear that and I do look forward to more of this story and how the future plays out!!!!

  • Sophie
    2018-10-31 14:50

    I give it 4 stars.For those who want to read about sex slave and human trafficking but fear to have a too raw reading.Ever wanted to read "The Dark Duet " or "Escape From Paradise" but afraid it would be too brutal to stomach? You like a romance with protective hero through and through? Well this book is for you.I found it a good compromise. It highlights the backstage of human trafficking. How a human mind is trained into submission by repeated abuses. But at the same time, the author throws a veil when it could get "too much to bear".Don't misunderstand me. It's not "rainbows and ponies". You've got murder scenes, suggested rape and forced graphic fellation. Some girls give under pressure and lose their mind.But.. the romance is still strongly present, more than in other books of the genre. If you would use culinary analogy I would say it's nor rare nor well done either but medium.The heroine is relatively sheltered thanks to Lance's protection early in the book.To the plot now.Gwen is captain of a cheerleader squad, golden girl of her town and the mayor's daughter. She has a boyfriend (but is still a virgin) and will soon attend university.All her dreams are shatterd the moment she is abducted.She is thrown in an underground dungeon with other girls, destined to become a sex slave after her auction.She is beaten, undressed and collared like a dog. I'm no longer a person. I'm a commodity. Slave 342.Lance is The Boss's son. We soon learn he has "a plan" and wants revenge for his mother's death.Self disciplined to show no emotions or weaknesses he's become cold and detached. He still sees the amorality of his world and declares himself "guilty by association". He never hoped to deserve salvation.But Gwen's innocence and vitality stir forgotten feelings in his heart. From the beginning, he is determined to protect her from his father's goons depravity while still trying to reach his goal.He'll teach her hard decisions have to be made to survive. It's all about self preservation.I liked the romance and their instant attraction. Despite or maybe because of the circumstances, they'll find each other. This relationship was f***** up and maybe it was toxic, the feelings flowing between us amplified by intense circumstances. I was drowning in him and didn't want to be saved.The sex scenes are steamy hot and Lance is gorgeous.I loved Gwen's integrity and determination to protect the other girls. She is good to the core and her goodness is calling to Lance's good side. She is his beacon of light, his everything in a sick world filled with monsters.So, all in all a very enjoyable read I finished in one day.

  • Sue
    2018-10-21 16:10

    I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I had never heard of this author or read any of her work until now, and since I usually tend to read the more darker, grittier stuff, TRUST looked like it would be right up my alley. I really wanted to love it and for the most part, it was a well written suspenseful book with no glaring typos or hard to understand plot, but I think my issue is that there are just way too many books on the market right now with almost the exact same story, so it lacked the originality that would have given it that edge.Gwen is the well known, well liked cheerleader in her small town and when she is kidnapped on her way home late at night, her whole world is forever changed.Lance is the son of The Boss, the despicable head of a corporation that has many business ventures, one of which is the sale of women as sexual slaves to wealthy clients. When he is assigned to the beautiful, virginal Gwen as her "trainer" the inevitable happens...and of course he falls for her and his business now becomes more pleasure than training with her.There is a lot more background story and plots behind the scene, regarding Lance and his father and the true nature of their relationship, as well as some revelations about Lance's real motives for helping Gwen. I can't really say too much without spoiling the surprises and twists.TRUST is suspenseful, violent and disturbing at times as well as filled with plenty of sexual encounters (both con and non-con) between Gwen and her captors. It was a fast paced dark romance and my main regret is that there was nothing new or original to differentiate it from all of the other capture books I have already read...I kept thinking everything sounded too familiar.It can be read as a standalone since there is a sort of HEA at the end...but there is room left for a continuation if the author decides to wrap up a couple of loose ends that could become more of a story down the road. **** 4 **** "trust is a two-way street" stars

  • Becca
    2018-10-23 17:15

    For me, this book hovers between 3 and 4 stars. It was well written, with a few errors here and there that didn't get in the way of my reading enjoyment, and it kept my interest right up until the end. I almost require a happy ever after ending in the books I read, and this one provided it, but something just felt trite and flat about the way it concluded.Yes, this is dark erotica, but it is dark-erotica light that fully embraces the fantasy aspect of a capture fantasy. Gwen is the head cheerleader in her high school, eighteen years old, and a virgin. The author avoids the negative stereotypes of high school cheerleaders. Gwen is not selfish, not prone to hysteria, and does not hate her parents, in fact she is very aware of how fortunate she is in life. She is not perfect perhaps, but so close to it that she doesn't come off as very realistic. No, cheerleaders don't need to be selfish to be realistic, but, for an 18 year old, Gwen had her act together. Heck, she had her act together for an adult several decades older! Lance was equally unrealistic - just too good to be true (yes, right down to his rock hard body and the impressive size of ;P)! The bad guys were heinous and did unbelievably evil things, but except for one incident the reader is removed from the truly evil doings. (view spoiler)[Our intrepid hero and heroine were unbelievably lucky, although there was tension in the telling of their story. I was particularly struck that Lance told Gwen more than once that his master plan was foolproof, he had worked on it so long there was no way it could fail. When I read that kind of bravado on the part of the good guys in a book, I know something bad is bound to happen - you just shouldn't tempt providence that way! (hide spoiler)] I do have to admit the author had me guessing by not doing what I expected. ;)The bottom line is I enjoyed this story, but it did feel as if it lacked believability - even within the fantasy world of fiction.

  • Sowaneed
    2018-10-16 19:54

    ARC given by author in exchange for an honest reviewI give it a 2.5 rounded up cuz I'm feeling generous and snaps for effort but definitely dark erotica genre isn't for everybody to write especially if you are used to writing from the softer side of things... maybe it's because I like it raw and dirty... and I hate wishy washy grey books either give me hearts and flowers or give me gritty and fucked up.I liked the sex but even then it felt like it was right out of a vanilla romance. ..The plot was too linear, even the "shockers" were too predictable... it kinda felt like I was reading a soft core version of "Madeleine Abducted"If you don't like dark too hardcore then this might be for you....

  • Kirsten
    2018-10-22 16:07

    2.5 - 3 stars....I am going to say this was just okay for me. If you feel like dipping your toes into dark romance books, this may be a good start, as it was pretty light on the 'dark'. I liked the concept of the book. The son of a large human trafficker is looking to get out of the business, and falls for a slave. The writing was also pretty good. Personally it felt rushed. I didn't really feel much much of a connection to the MC's, and wasn't that invested. I can see how this would work for others, it just didn't work for me.

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2018-10-15 12:05

    **ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review**

  • Heidi Ryan
    2018-10-19 17:55

    This is the first book by Terry Towers that I have read. The only thing I knew was that this was a dark romance. I was intrigued, this is a genre I have come to like. I was not prepared for how great this book was! I loved the black and white of life becoming a whole lot of grey. The fact that none of us know how we would react if our own lives were flipped upside down in a nano second. This book makes you constantly think about some hard questions. It does not let up for a second, and that is what makes this such a great read. Of course, books like this are not for everyone. Its subject matter can be too much for some, but I loved it.When the story opens, Gwen is at the top of her high school fame, captain of the cheerleaders, dating the top jock, looking forward to going to Stanford in the fall. She is saving herself for after graduation, but she is thinking it is more because she is not in love. Its late, but she decides to walk home from her boyfriends house. In a flash, the life she knew is over. Abducted from the road, she is thrown into a world she has studied, but never imagined she would enter. No longer Gwen, her new name is slave 342. She has awoken to a hell she is not prepared for. Being "trained" to be sold into the slave world, her cell is just the beginning of her fear. She doesn't know if she is going to be killed out right for something like the Asian girl, or be raped repeatedly in the name of training. When she survives her first introduction to the Boss, although not without marks, she really gets how bad it can be. When the Boss's son, Lance, takes on her training, she thinks she may be losing it, seeing as how she is drawn to him.Lance grew up thinking his father loved him. He thought his dad loved his mom as well. When that turned out to not be the truth, he decided to fix that situation. Slowly getting more and more involved in the business, he started making plans. Little did he know that a beautiful blonde was going to turn his world on its head.Has everything good in him been killed by what he has had to do? Can Gwen survive being sold? How about all the other girls being held? What could you do to survive? Can anything good come from such evil places? Will either of them ever be free again? What will Gwen do to help all of those girls? Could a good person kill another human being? How in the world can anyone this evil have any good left?There are so many great questions that come up in this book and they are all answered. This book is an incredible look at things we don't want to look to closely at and it does not disappoint in exploring all of it. This is one of the best dark romances I have read, and I look forward to reading more from this wonderful author. If you like your books on the dark side, grab this one. You won't be disappointed.

  • Renee Nicole
    2018-11-09 16:53

    You know that reader-space, where you're just kind of hovering in between liking and not liking a book? I'm kinda there with this one. I think I can explain why.The story centers around Gwen and Lance. Gwen is a cute little high school cheerleader that gets kidnapped on her way back from her boyfriend's house and tossed into an underground slave trade. Lance is The Boss's son, who didn't seem to be a very active participant in the nasty dealings of his father's business. That is, until he's given his first training assignment - to make Gwen a nice little submissive for her potential buyers. Of course, things don't quite go as planned for the Bossman when Gwen and Lance fall for each other. And Lance has definitely been keeping his secrets from the business...I liked the concept of this book. It was a very dark story, but seemed a little more focused on the good (love & affection) rather than the bad (rape & murder). That sounds silly, but I liked it. My problem was that I felt very detached through the entire thing. I couldn't ever get myself to truly care about any of the characters, because I felt so emotionally distant. It was a lot of storyline ("This happened, then this happened, then this."), but not much depth to anything. And the ending felt really rushed and fell a little flat for me.However, there was definitely some good stuff in there! The other men that worked for the organization were heinous, and the slave-trade story really came out between them and the other caged girls. I liked Lance as a character, seeing him torn between his emotions and his brain. I would have liked more story on him. Plus - I can't forget to mention - Ms. Towers can write that sex like WHOA. Always enjoyed the scenes between Gwen and Lance... even if some of them were a little far-fetched.So, three stars. That's what I do when I write a review on a book, and still find myself floating in reader-space. I did enjoy the read, I think I just wanted a little more to invest in.**Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Maureen Nicholson
    2018-10-16 19:14

    4 Stars. This is the second book I've read by this author and I have to say, I'm impressed. This was a page turner, it is definitely a dark erotic romance. The MC's meet and fall in love in one of the most unimaginable places, a sex slave compound. While he is the son of the owner, "her abductor", he is also her savior. I really enjoyed this story. Both characters are likable. The heroine was unbelievably strong and wise beyond her years. She excepted the horrible reality she was in without allowing it to break her. I liked how both characters, while having an instant attraction, it still didn't feel like a Insta love situation. Don't get me wrong, it didn't take long, but it was understandable due to the circumstances of their environment, the way he treated her and the attraction they already shared, it was inevitable that they would be together. I just enjoyed the way it was written. It was practical.I will say, there is, of course abduction and rape in this story so if you are sensitive to those topics I would stay clear. Otherwise, this was an enjoyable read with great characters, an intriguing plot and steamy sex scenes with a dark twist.

  • Erin
    2018-10-24 12:17

    This is the first book I've read from this author. I tend not to read to many Dark-Romance novels, due to the fact that some of things that occur are to inhumane, brutal and sick. I have them on my to read list, but I wouldn't jump into reading another right away. With that said, I thought the book was really good. I couldn't put it down when I began to read it the night before, I finished it late last night. Gwen is eighteen, getting ready to graduate from high school in two months and is the cheerleading captain for her high school and will be attending Stanford in the fall for college. In one night, that gets taken away from her and doesn't know if she will be able to have that future. Lance is twenty-six, graduated with a BA in Psychology, would of gone and gotten his masters, but he decided to work for his father instead. Since working for his father, he's learned his father's business and tends to take it down, but there is one problem, that he didn't expect. There were some predictable parts in the story, but other than that, parts of the story I didn't expect to happen. It was a really good book to read.

  • Meg
    2018-11-11 14:12

    What did I just read!Ugh there's nothing worse than reading/listening to a book to find out that the audio narrator is awful. The entire time I was listening it sounded like he was eating something in the background or typing something. Plus he didn't even change voices for the H or the h. The sex scenes sounded like my grandpa was reading them to me and I don't think I have to say how disturbing that was to listen to.The actual book could've been written better. The descriptions were lack luster and didn't draw me in at all. It was your typical case of girl gets kidnapped, kidnapper falls in love with her and risks everything to save her while girl constantly tells him that he's not as bad as he thinks he is. At about 40% I was about to give up and as I finished this I really wish I would've! DONT IGNORE THIS REVIEW! There are so many other books with this type of story that are written better!

  • nd ♥Master's kitten♥
    2018-10-18 13:07

    I was offered an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.This was the first book for me by this author, and I was so glad she found, and offered it to me as I enjoyed it very much. It was different from other "Dark BDSM" books I've read. I wouldn't actually consider this "Dark" in the context I'm used to reading, more of a lighter version of dark... or a tad bit darker than vanilla. The sex was good, but still just a darker vanilla. More like a "dark romance" I like dirty, gritty, hardcore, dark non-con usually.But, this *was* a good book and it grabbed and held my interest from the beginning straight through to the end. It was well written, plausible and definitely a new spin on non-con. If you don't like to read the really dark, hardcore, non-con, than this book could be for you it's a good compromise, and a good gateway book if you'd like to take an easy step towards the dark side. Solid 4 Star read.

  • *~* Susie
    2018-10-29 12:17

    Interesting story line, and one that I really like. The story was a little rushed, so the characters weren't very developed. But, the emotions felt genuine. I loved Lance....just wished there was more background story for him. Overall 3 stars.A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-15 15:59

    I was provided a copy from the author for an honest review.If your like me and need a dark gripping read from time to time then you will want to read this. Trust has it all! I was hooked from the start and I got everything I look for in this book. I felt every emotion. This was my first book by this author but I can assure you I will be reading more.

  • Virna
    2018-10-26 18:56

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Gwen Anderson is your regular teen walking late at night where she was abducted. This is the beginning of the dark erotic tale were she meets Lance Winters, the son of the man called “The Boss", and the twist turns this story into a deal with human trafficking, sex, and drama; it's a roller coster ride from beginning to end.

  • Nikki
    2018-11-08 16:15

    4.5 Stars for this one and Lance is my new book boyfriend I want him to do very dirty things to me. I really liked how strong Gwen stayed the whole book and she always knew how to act around the bad guys I loved this book and cant wait to read Faith

  • Kelly
    2018-10-17 17:07

    Interesting book about abduction and human trafficking. Although probably not realistic in the end & tough to read -I couldn't put it down until I knew what happened to Gwen. I will definitely read other books from this author.

  • Texas
    2018-11-01 13:06

    Lance was the Boss's son who took on the training of slave # 342Gwen was young,high school cheerleader, virgin and kidnapped.Lance and Gwen's story ..

  • Rebecca Teague
    2018-10-13 13:53

    Other than the hot cover, I really didn't like this book very much...

  • Candi-
    2018-11-06 15:55

    OMG, I freaking loved this book!! Once I started it, I could NOT put it down!! I was hooked from page 1.More review to come soon :)

  • Andrea **the ChaPPy CHiCKeN**
    2018-10-25 12:55

    4 1/2 CaPTIVaTING stars!Lance...Full review to come...

  • ❤️ Paulette
    2018-10-19 15:00

    This is a dark romance book, but for me personally it wasn’t as dark as it could have been. Yes, there are scenes that will make you cringe and definitely hate the perpetrators.