I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you LeeAn Ashers!
Did I like this book? Yes. Did I love it? No. This breaks my heart because I really wanted to love it. Here are the reasons why I didn't.
Firstly, Kayla fell in love with Torch way to fast for my liking. I understand that he saved her and all, but he could've easily been another abductee playing the hero to get to her. I feel like she is the type of person who had no faith in humanity and assumed the worst of people. Therefore, that didn't sit right with me.
Another aspect is the speed at which important events pass. I will not name them for the sake of not spoiling the book, but most of those life and death situations lasted maybe a page tops? Whereas the sex scenes, which were great, lasted multiple pages. That lack of balance was throwing me off.
Kayla was also completely unfazed by what Torch was doing. I get that she understood why he was doing it, but I feel like the book should've touched a little bit about her possibly being uncomfortable with the sort of things Torch was inflicting upon others.
Now, enough negativity, here's what I liked about the book! It was original. I had never read a romance book about a blind girl before and I believe that for the sake of diversity, this book was needed.
I also enjoyed the topics the book touches upon; rape, child abuse, and young girl trafficking. Human trafficking is not something you hear about a lot on the news. I cannot even recall a time I did. I believe that it is important to do as much as we can to end this horrible practice - and that goes for all the disheartening topics present in this book.
So to wrap up, love the principles of this book, but wasn't a fan of the writing distribution!