They hurt me, abuse me, use me…
I signed up for it. Literally. I agreed to the contract that made me the Lords’ Lady, a position that requires me to do whatever they want, but only as protection from someone worse. I agreed to be in their beds, on my knees, and punished should I disobey.
I just wasn’t expecting punishment like this.
Killian is two-hundred-and-twenty pounds of muscle, brutal physicality, and pure spite. He thinks I don’t know that he watches me when I sleep.
Tristian is fair-haired and charming to anyone who doesn’t know better. To me, he’s the man who seeks to control me, with his cold eyes and possessiveness.
Rath is the dark-eyed tempest who took me into his bed. Even having been subjected to his barbed tongue, he’s the first man to ever make me feel safe.
I hadn’t realized how much they’ve worn me down and made me feel complacent, but it turns out they’ve messed with my head just as much as they abused my body. Despite the awful things they’ve done to me, they actually made me feel special. Cared for. Protected.
And then I found out it was all a lie.
The way Tristian cares, Killian’s vigilant eyes, and worst of all, my contented moments in Rath’s bed, were all part of a game.
A game to see who can use me best.
A game they’ve been playing since day one.
It’s a game I’m going to win.
Oooh, this one hurt a little compared to the first one. I loved it just as much but I didn’t love the way some things went down. I don’t see Killian’s appeal at all. Yeah, sure he’s hot but he has no personality and doesn’t seem very smart so I was hoping for a little more character development there. After all, I warmed up to Tristian pretty quick and have been #TeamDimitri for most of the series so I was hoping Kill would give me something here, but he doesn’t.
I wanted to see Story get mad and strike back, to get revenge on them, but I didn’t love her plan. She really didn’t do anything to Tristian or Killian but she ruined Dimitri’s life. It seemed like she was taking out all of her frustrations with the three of them on him alone, maybe because the others are untouchable for her. I get that his betrayal hurt the most but it was obvious he had true feelings for her to some extent. Instead of talking to him or even thinking it over, bam! She just tanked the guy’s whole life even though he was the kindest of the three. It really seemed more like something Killian would do so I was disappointed in Story’s reaction.
Like the first book, there’s a lot happening but what’s different this time is that things changed pretty quickly. I went from loving or hating each of them and back a few times before the story ended. Ultimately, I love this story; I didn’t love it as much as the first book but by the end, I was okay with everything that had happened and eager for more. It’s suspenseful, steamy and action-packed, a book that keeps you flipping pages because you’re dying to see what comes next.