In His Arms

Drawn to her handsome 19-year-old neighbor, 15-year-old Lori wanders over to try her charms. He shoots her down in flames. As she tries not to show her hurt a man and woman asking for directions abduct her. The last thing she sees is Tav looking after her in disbelief as she’s driven away into a nightmare. She’s recreated as Summer Parrish, a sex slave who is owned by a man named Anthony. She’s been his for 11 years, working with his other girls to make him a rich man. She’s shocked when Anthony gives her to RJ, a new lieutenant who saved Anthony’s life.

RJ is a bounty hunter who has infiltrated Anthony’s organization with one goal. To save Summer. But what if she doesn’t want to be saved?

Wow. This was a dark read. Steamy and hot at times, but also sickening and depressing as well. When I read the synopsis I thought it was set in the past. Who imagines this happens now? I found it hard to believe Summer was so submissive, but then it was pointed out in the story that she was basically brainwashed and conditioned to act that way her living hell became all too clear. She still had inner strength. She had to to survive. But as the story progresses you learn how strong she really is, her reason for needing to stay with Anthony, and her desperation for a boring, mundane life.

RJ was an enigmatic man that intrigued from the start. Who was he? Why was he acting the way he was? As he is slowly revealed it becomes obvious what his motivation is, but not the why. That was truly a surprise and brought everything together for me. Definitely a read not to be missed.

Book Blurb for In His Arms

Owned by one man, loved by another.

Abducted and delivered into sexual slavery, Lori has surrendered her will in order to survive. For more than a decade, she’s been known as Summer, her owner’s possession until he gives her to his newest lieutenant, a mysterious man called RJ.

Commanding and virile, RJ controls without cruelty and possesses without threat, engendering a mixture of safety and passion. In his strong arms, Summer enjoys carnal pleasure she’s never known and tenderness she’s craved. In his heated gaze, she experiences a sense of recognition she doesn’t immediately understand until it proves dangerous in a way she could never have imagined.

Bound by desire, need and growing love, RJ traverses the shadowy world of human trafficking, risking all for Summer’s freedom. But when he learns she harbors a fateful secret that threatens to tear her from him, they stand to lose everything.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2010 4.50