This book was everything! I wasn't sure I could get into Mecca. It took a few chapters before it became clear that Mecca was going to become one of my all time favorite Heroines. She and Arjen kept my interest going throughout this book. I knew I was going to enjoy this when Mecca walked in on Arjen getting a massage from Julie. I was cheering her in as she beat that Ass and Arjen couldn't or wouldn't do anything about it. My thought that he'd done this to make Mecca jealous was confirmed later in the book. The upbringing of these two were so gruesome and awful, I'm surprised they could still function on a human level. They were actually very well rounded, even though they were killers. The twist, turns and revelations set mind bending. The ending scared me, but generally shouldn't have been surprised. Loved this book and hope to read more about their future lives.