4.5 out of 5 Licks
She doesn’t remember her past, only her training. She can’t talk, not that a good slave should speak out of turn. None of that matters when she wakes up in the warm, rustic room. Her new master is distant but kind. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t want her.
Longing for the shackles of safety, she pulls from the last dregs of her will to prove her worth as a slave. It seems to be working. He responds first to her body and next to her submission. The secrets of his past haunt the cabin, fraying the tightening bond between Master and slave, but it is her own memories that may finally unravel it.
This book contains a bonus short story Escape, set in the same dark erotica world.
WARNING: This book contains explicit scenes of sex, including dubious consent and captivity situations. The BDSM does not conform to literary conventions, making it sometimes more realistic, and other times not. This is a work of fiction not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these situations or anyone under the age of eighteen.
A slave has escaped her evil Masters and is found on a beach and taken in by a local carpenter (Sam). When the slave awakes she remembers nothing of her former self and has lost the ability to speak. She believes Sam is her new Master and tries to please him in every way. Sam has his own painful past and wants nothing to do with this slave girl no matter how tempting and believe me he is tempted. Will these two find the freedom and peace they are both searching for on this little island or has this slave just escaped one evil to be trapped anew.
This dark erotica read, yes, there is some dubious consent had me hooked from page one and left me guessing and completely shocked till the end, which doesn’t happen often. If you are a fan of BDSM/erotic reads I would say this is a cannot miss. One minute I loved Sam and the slave (we later find out is named Melody) and the next minute I hated them, by the end I was totally stunned. This was my first read from Skye Warren and I look forward to many more.