Author: May Bridges
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: SEDUCED BY PAIN
At night I’m June, dominating with the whip, even as I crave the hot, searing blow of the cane, myself. I loathe this side of who I am, but I can’t deny it or escape it. And as my clients cry out for me, begging for mercy, I can’t help but want June dead.
By day, I’m Alex Ryan, the good, successful Southern woman everyone thinks I am. I’ve compartmentalized my life to make it bearable, and to get what I want most: revenge. I can have a future with June dead, as soon as I confront the man that terrorized my past.
SAVED BY SIN
Cade Brannon is the local gun for hire, part of the seedy underworld of Dallas, but he may also be my savior. I want his help and he wants me. But Cade refuses to play by my rules and is forcing his way into every one of those compartments that I want to lock away. Now the parts of my life I’ve fought so hard to keep separate are bleeding together and it’s tearing me apart.
Review: This was a tough read for me with a lot of dark events and dark injuries. I enjoyed it partly for the struggle–l just kept hoping that things would work out or change for Alex. Part of it was excruciating because of the heroine’s self-esteem and because of the evil that consumed another character–it just made me sad. Luckily, I was ultimately uplifted at the end.
Alex fostered a tough facade at work. She was an acquisitions manager–basically a shark looking for disabled companies, buying them out and gutting them for parts. She had to remain hard and emotionless, very much in control.
That’s why she hated being her alter ego. In fact, she wanted to kill that part of herself because being June made her feel out of control. Her need for pain was solved when she was June, but only in a way that allowed her to compartmentalize her emotions, not heal them.
Would she ever be able to stop?
At first, meeting Cade was exciting. Until he showed up at June’s place, looking for her date. Their complicated relationship spun throughout the story along with the darker shadow of childhood abuse and a love long lost from a man who’d become a monster.
Complicated and intense, this book will leave you breathless and aching. Thanks for the very provocative and ultimately happy read.