This is one of those abused heroine books that this author does so well. It’s about a captive who is deliberately disfigured by her Mc Hugh rapist who does all sorts of other horrible things.
When the Montgomery clan comes to take over the remaining McHugh clan, only victim Genevieve has the courage to try and protect the remaining clan. They, in turn, repay her with abuse and rock throwing.
This is a well told story with interesting events, there is too much use of Genevieve’s pain and suffering to carry the plot. I have worked with actual rape victims. But in this story pain can be magically fixed by a good romance. To me this cheapens the experience of survivors who have to fight hard to overcome their trauma. I feel offended to see rape used as a central plot but without emotional authenticity.
Kathryn Le Veque does this better.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1863 KB
- Print Length: 370 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (19 March 2013)
- Sold by: PRH US
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00957T5YQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 227 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,443 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)