PUB. INFO: The Writer's Coffee Shop Pub. House, 7/2011
SERIES: Finding Anna, book 1
MY GRADE: F
From publisher: Stephan has lived the lifestyle of a Dominant for five years. After several rebellious teenage years, it gave him the stability and control he had been seeking after his parent’s death.
As president of a not-for-profit foundation, he knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Daren, leads him to buying a slave.
Thrust into a situation he never thought he’d be in, Stephan can’t walk away. He is compelled to help this girl in the only way he knows how.
Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing.
Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?
MY THOUGHTS: Boy, was this terrible. Brianna Reeves is a beaten down, abused, eighteen year old 'slave' in every sense of the word and seems pretty content to stay that way.
Stephan is probably at least ten years older than her (his age wasn't given) and very involved in the dark side of life. He's wealthy and though the author tries to fool the readers into believing he's a hero, hero he ain't, in my book. He buys her to get her out of a terrible situation only to put her into a new submissive one...with him, with collar and on. He's not physically or sexually abusive but ordering someone around, someone who's still a teen, and treating them like a piece of property, is abuse.
Something I find odd and totally unbelievable is, after knowing her a few days or weeks, he gets her enrolled in school to get her GED, sets her up for college, buys her a car, cell phone and all this other BS.
There was no sex in this book, except for one scene early on, and if there was more, I somehow missed it. Fine by me since I don't like either character. Stephan is pure garbage.
The only thing I liked about this was how the first person narration switched between Stephan and Brianna throughout.
I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.