by Pam Godwin
Release Date: Aug 31, 2016
Genre: Dark Erotica
Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.
Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.
Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?
Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only
It is recommended to read after Deliver & Vanquish, but it can be read as a stand-alone.
Disclaim reinstate that yet again that Pam Godwin is the Queen of Dark Romance. Not only it was dark and kinky, the plot was full of suspense that left me turning the pages ruthlessly. Is a story that didn't take me more than a day to finish up because I am that eager to uncover every secret.
Camila is a vigilante on a mission to obliterate the sex trafficking. Being trained as a sex slave herself, she had first hand knowledge of the horror and she make it her life mission to save as many sex slaves as possible together with her groups of associates. But now Camila had something even bigger up her sleeves, she decided to infiltrate the devil's lair.
Mathias had been in love with Camila since they were little kids traipsing the orange grove. When Camila was abducted, his spent his life exacting vengeance on those who was responsible. He became the hard, ruthless man who no longer resemble the once naive young boy.
In the span of a decade, they never met, but Camila contacted him whenever she need help. Despite the time and distance, they still have this invisible bond tying them together.
First of all, I freaking love the heart pounding suspense from the beginning. Camila is a pretty open book, she is a she-woman who is willing to sacrifice herself for the greater good. However, Mathias is a whole different ballgame. The man is full of secret, his non-answer and his evasiveness is freaking frustrating. Most of the time, I wanted to bash his head in for every dodgy answer he make. Is no wonder Camila is having a hard time believing him and cracking his poker face.
While, they are having some trust issue with each other, it didn't deter them from getting on with the kinky stuff. I'm not a big fan of hardcore BDSM, but I can totally appreciate some good bondage and spanking. I think the tone of the darkness is pretty solid without going all cray cray for me. Mathias exude the dominance without having to do much and his mysterious side is definitely another turn on.
The plot about their involvement in sex trafficking is pretty damn intriguing. I love the fucking plot twist and how the grand scheme unravel. I know Mathias gave a good explanation for everything, BUT I still think is crazy and stupid and whole lot of messed up. Seriously? Is he even right in the head? Oh well.... at least he manage to reduce me to a mushy pile of mess with his love and devotion.
Actually, the most fucked up part of this story is when Van Quiso is in the same room with all his prior captive. After the last book, I love Van, but is still damn weird to read that.
Overall, Disclaim is what a perfect dark romance should be. A goodsuspense that keep you panting, some really hot kinky sex scenes and it is still damn romantic despite all the violent, blood and gore.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.