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 dwell. 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
Trigger warning – this book contains sensitive subject matter dealing in human trafficking, abusive and violence
Fawn was taken at a young age by the “Order” a league of people above everyone else. They take what they want and treat those below them worse than animals. Raised to be a submissive girl for her “suitor”, thinking she will be praised and loved – only to be caged. After finding out what her role is to be she ends up being returned to the Order after an accident with her Master.
In comes steamy Master Lyon, Elliot, to train her where others have failed.
Emotions run high throughout the whole book, try as I might not to – tears were shed. Fawn tries to lock her emotions up and not feel, but with a steamy master to serve that is harder said than done.
Holy hotness! When things heat up between Fawn and Elliot there are fireworks. Fawn learning more about her body and not to be ashamed of herself.
Finally after a night where barriers are dropped she escapes! I was right along with her, running through the house. Heart pounding, terrified of being discovered and the chance to get away fleeting in the wind.
While I loved this book, I also found parts to be hard to read. Reading about someone that is subject to abuse and violence with no hope in sight definitely kept the pages turning hopping that Fawn finds the strength to stay alive.
If you have a hard time reading about these sensitive matters, this book is not for you. Besides that I recommend this book to everyone else. It will leave your on your toes right alongside Fawn, waiting to find out what happens next.