Given to The Grimm Order as an infant, Fawn was raised in a world shaped by the rich and powerful. When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order live. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own.
Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again.
It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape.
Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.
Physical or Ebook?
Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Dark Romance (is that a genre?)
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who doesn’t shy away from dark romance. ‘Cause this is dark.
I don’t know if I really can get my thoughts into words for this one. The closest thing I would get is : Holy Actual Shit.
I am floored by this novel. After reading You, I was in the mood for a dark romance. Not creepy stalker one-sided and preferably not Stockholm syndrome ( although most dark romances have some element of that) romance but something dark and maybe a bit taboo. Don’t ask me why, it’s summer and my brain acts in strange ways when it’s exposed to too much sunlight.
This is exactly what I wanted/needed. Okay, so it’s fucked up. I am not going to sugarcoat this. Fawn is abused, beaten, debased and you know.. sold.
It’s fucked. The world that Nikki Rae created is as fascinating as it is infuriating. The characters are amazing, well rounded and legit feel like real people. (Okay, so I probably wanted to beat the shit out of Elliot about fifty thousand times during my read through. And Jager)
But I loved Fawn. With all the shit she went through, she is seriously the most bad-ass character I have ever read. Even though she is literally made to feel like she’s nothing, she still has the spark of a fight in her.
If you want something dark and you don’t cringe away from detailed accounts of verbal, emotional, physical abuse and talk of rape and (ugh) “purity”. Read this.
Until Next Time,
(Legit don’t have the energy to find a gif that will suit this review)