You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper
Ripped from Heaven, Burned in Hell.
Caught and caged in beauty.
Beauty comes at a cost.
One man holds the key to our survival, to our freedom.
Find out how I lived and lost the greatest thing on earth.
I didn't see her coming and that will be my downfall.
She will ruin me, take everything from me, and give me everything I can't have.
I can't help her. I won't.
She is innocence. She is strength.
She is my piece of heaven in hell.
I’m not letting her go.
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Kelly - 4 Crowns
"A deeply emotional, dark and captivating read." - Kelly, Perusing Princesses
Wow! This book is no easy read but my goodness, does it pack a punch in all the right places! There is no denying it, this book is pretty dark, with glimpses of light and unfathomable beauty. A tale of family, sisterhood and survival.
You Loved Me At My Darkest does involve disturbing scenes of kidnap, captivity, violence and rape; like I said... No easy read, yet at the same time there is a welcome reprieve when our main heroine, Lily, starts to build a profound connection with her captive guard, Jake.
Immediately, I knew there was more to Jake than meets the eye but I had no idea how this story was to unfold and I must say, I was hooked from the first page. That prologue is not pretty but like the perfect erotic thriller, you can't look away and immediately I knew I was in for the long haul.
Lily and Sasha are the true testament that blood is thicker than water. When they are both kidnapped from their last vacationing day in New York City, this once-in-a-lifetime trip to help move on from the grief of losing both their parents, turns into every womans living nightmare. Lily, remains the rock for her younger sister Sasha, she will stop at nothing to protect her but when they get separated at a large mansion run by an evil sex trafficker, their chances of seeing each other again are slim, with escape a near impossibility.
Lily, the eldest and most beautiful is lavished with expensive clothes and a nice room, a prison draped in luxury as she becomes one of the 'special collection'.
Sasha on the other hand is put into the slave quarters. Her job is to not speak and do as her told. But the message is clear; no one gets to escape, you are sold to the highest bidder as a sex slave, or you leave in a bodybag.
Jake is the guard put in charge of keeping Lily safe from harm in between the days that her services are not needed. It has been four years and the things he has witnessed would make a weaker man weep, but Jake has a reason for being in that house, and nothing is going to stop him getting where he wants to be. The game plan is to make it to the top, and he has never faltered or misplaced his loyalties... until now!
Lily finds solace in the unlikeliest of places, but can he be trusted? Jake can't get the last collection piece out of his mind, and that can only spell one thing for them both
Oh, some of the scenes that unfolded in this book made me want to scream. One minute you feel that ray of hope blooming, that maybe everything will turn out okay, to then... BAM! You get knocked sideways as things turn again on a dime, leaving you speechless and emotionally raw. So, naturally... I loved it! :)
Love in its many varying forms can be found in the darkest of places but still be prepared to shed a few tears with this one, and wear big girl pants because you sure are going to need them!