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Disappointed. I didn't think Renee Rose was capable of writing anything this bad.
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2017
I have every Renee Rose book Amazon has offered. I love them. I have re-read them repeatedly. (Betrothed is my favorite.) When I saw a new one on offer I was excited and bought it immediately, even though it was offered on Kindle unlimited and I could have read it for free. I wish I had. The guys in this book were so mean to her that it hurt my heart to read. There are no consequences for their actions. They continue to betray her right up to the end of the book. And she instantly forgives them probably because she has no choice. She never has a choice. The main character's response to her captors was so completely unrealistic as to be insulting. No strong American female brave enough to become an astronaut, mechanical engineer is capable of reacting to captivity in the way this character does. She was thrust into a BDSM nightmare with no safe word and a lot of punishments and Ms. Rose has her basically hanging all over the huge aliens and begging them for sex no matter how badly they treated her. Renee! Seriously! Get at least one toe in reality. The character is an American not some third world citizen who has been victimized all her life.
There is no resolution to this girls situation. Her marriage will not be recognized by the authorities. She has no rights except what her captors give her and they make it very clear that they do not trust her right up to the end of the book. Any children they should produce would be in a legal limbo and we get no hint of any hope for this to change in the future. I can't call that an HEA.
Folks, Renee can write so much better than this. Please don't judge the rest of her work off of this one dud. She really is a fine writer.