Saved by Her by Michelle Horst
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jack was made a sex slave by his step father at a young age. He watches as his mother is killed and her body burned. Jack has many scars and his life is a miserable existence of abuse and unwanted sex from the clients his step father forces him and other slaves to service. Jack does it though to protect his younger brother. David is the son of Jack’s mother and step-father. Jack promised his dying mother he would protect him so Jack follows the rules does what he is told to keep David safe.
One day he finds out David has betrayed him this whole time— he is just like his father a mean, cruel, sadistic man who only wanted to use Jack for the money he could make them. Jack loses it and is beaten and raped to within an inch of his life.
This is the first book I have read by Michelle Horst I loved it more than I thought I would to be honest. It starts off very dark with Jack living in the mansion of his step father as a sex slave. River Sinclair shows up at the mansion Jack believes her to be just another client. She turns out to be his savior.
This story had a lot of emotion and turmoil. Jack has many obstacles to overcome before he can be the man he wants to be. He only knows how to be a slave and doesn’t trust anyone. It takes him some time to get used to the idea of being free.
River grew up with a cruel father who kept sex slaves she saw people raped, beaten and killed. When her father dies and she inherits his money she vows to use it for good. With the help of her friend Adam they embark on a journey to save as many sex slaves as they can. They have created a safe haven for all of them that has turned into a little family.
River and Jack have a magnetic chemistry. They both come from terrible backgrounds and they both have a hard time trusting. River starts off treating Jack like a child and not a man. When he finally stands up and declares that he loves her and she needs to stop treating him like a child the book just took off from there. It went from a dark story to a perfectly endearing and emotional love story.
This book can be read as a standalone, there is no cliffhanger and there is a good HEA. This book has rape, violence and death if these are triggers for you this is not a book you should read.
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