In love with a girl from school and the man hired to torture her, Einan is sent reeling when she thinks them dead. Destitute, she finds herself responsible for protecting children left uncared for in the wake of the Cedesian War.
Poor children are disappearing all over the city. While struggling to keep them safe, Ein accidentally sparks a rebellion. Will love find her again in the chaos or will she die a martyr?
Warning: Polyamory m/f/f/m, dominance and submission, bondage, graphic sex, dubious consent, reluctant sex trade work, kidnapping, torture.
Ein starts with a sultry scene that immediately hooked me. The characters were believable right from the beginning. They had contrasting lives but common goals which made for a strong foundation. The plot became completely unpredictable after the second chapter. I knew from that point that I would adore this book.
Ein’s story goes from one extreme to the next, and her romance is not limited to one sex or the other. The creativity with which Sorcha Black writes the sexual encounters had me flipping several pages back just to reread them. It seems each scene was at least a couple pages long, and that in itself was a treat.
Most importantly, Ein had an amazing and intricate plot. The amount of thought Black put into the story shows through the details. Ein is a strong matriarchal character who uses her station in life for activism. Some of the situations in which she finds herself are really intense and may be too much for some readers, but lent to the realism of the story.
I was incredibly impressed by the story, the characters, and the romance. I would definitely recommend Ein to fellow romance readers.
I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.