To say that I have pushed my limit on this book is putting it mild. While the other two books in this series deal with victims of rape and physical abuse, this one does so from the eyes of a beloved character and it was painful. This one is not to be taken lightly and while I knew briefly what was coming, I was not all together prepared for some of these scenes and the horrific terror our character endured.
This most definitely was the darkest of the three books so far in this series and if it was not for the love between Ben and Gavin, I am not sure Elsbeth and I would have made it through this book. But forge ahead we did and what an outcome it was.
This really was quite remarkable and I am so happy to have made this journey.
I was stronger with Ben. Always had been. There would always be people who didn’t understand it, either the idea of two men together, or the power exchange we subscribed to. I didn’t care what anyone else thought. The plain truth was I was a better person with him by my side. I could endure more, had more to give back, and had more confidence in myself than ever before.
“I love you,” I said, mouthing the edge of his jaw. “You’re my anchor. I don’t know what I’d do without you.”
“I love you, too. And you don’t have to find out. Because I’ve got your back, Gavin. Always.”
So many characters I want to see explored further with more stories to be told and I can only hope one day we will get them. Until then, I will love on these a little longer.
Thank you Elsbeth, for being ahead of me on this and holding my hand.