Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.
Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.
While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.
As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.
This is their story…
***** 5 Star Review *****
I am going to start off by saying that I purchased this book over five years ago. Since then, I have downloaded each book in the series when it released. I hadn't opened them, until now. I also, haven't read any of Redmerski's other books. And I own almost all of her books. I know, I have a problem, and I suck.
Why did I wait so long to start this series? WHY? I have been missing out! If I were adverse to pain, I would punch myself in the face for not starting this series much sooner. Many of my friends have told me time and time again to read it, but I kept putting it off. Needless to say, I am finally in my right mind!
This book... I just can't! I devoured it. I couldn't wait to get to the last page, but at the same time, I didn't want it to end... well, obviously it's not over... but you get what I mean. I was hooked from the start. I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish.
There is something about a book that is deliciously dark, but not so dark your stomach turns. This book and its characters are so deliciously dark, I can't see how anyone wouldn't be sucked in. I can't find one flaw about the opening to this series.
These characters are everything. I love them! Even when I should, at times, not like them. I just can't help it. Their good sides and bad sides mesh so well. Their selfishness and selflessness weave together so well. It's hard to see where each side lies because their intertwine so well to create such rich, complex individuals.
The plot... well duh. It's delivered so painstakingly well, it's addicting. The writing of this story fits flawlessly all of the way through. I found myself salivating for more with each turn of the page!