Rule #2: Always strive to please your master.
Rule #3: Don’t ever kill your master.Breaking the rules is the ultimate sin.All I am is a servant. Rules like these keep me alive. They’re all I’ve ever known.
My new master: Marcus Knight, the charismatic and ambitious leader of an underground empire.
A man with a history he vows to destroy.
With his newfound ownership over me, he seeks to atone for his crimes … and to satisfy his wicked needs.
With love, he shows me what it means to belong to him … and it makes me question everything.
I don’t know why he chose me, but it feels too good to be true.
And it is.
Because I’m going to break all the rules.
Let me begin my review by saying that this dark romance that is unlike any I’ve read before. So it took me a couple of days to think before I could even write this review.
I loved the book, and hated some parts of it.
Ava was beautifully broken, and my heart went out to her. Marcus made my heart ache, and I wanted to see who he really was. And his last act…well, I won’t say much about that because it would be giving things away, but that was, by far, my favorite one.
Why I’m not giving it a 5 star you ask?
Because there were some unbelievable things that occurred that just didn’t make sense. I don’t want to reveal them because that would be not cool, but let me say this:
Clark Kent ALWAYS looked like Superman. A pair of glasses and no S-curl hanging on his forehead doesn’t change that. Remember that when you read the book and then you will understand what I mean.
I also had to push through the beginning a bit to get to the meat of the story, but once I did, it took off. I wanted to know more about Ava’s past and what happened. I wanted to know what made Marcus tick, and what would be the catalyst that would bring them together. And I never saw the way it switched coming. That was a fact. The twists (some of them) and the way the material was written was great. The characters were developed and believable (except for the Clark Kent incident) and that pushed me to give the story a 3.5-4 star.
If the beginning had been stronger and the major twist a bit more believable I have no doubt this book would have moved into 4-5 star territory.
All in all, it was a good read, and I’ll be looking for more from this author.
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, and Stalker. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire’s Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.