He stole her off the streets in broad daylight—the first Omega discovered in Bernard Dome in generations. He took her with violence while none intervened. He broke her, swearing he’d put her back together.
Brenya Perin was ordered to submit.
Bernard Dome is the jewel of Europe, a bastion of art and culture, pleasure and decadence. But life in the city depends on the occupation chosen for you at birth. There is no subversion, no question of who rules. There is no freedom.
Peace has a price, a price the Commodore of Bernard Dome is willing to pay… so long as the Omega remains his.
Shepherd’s influence is on the rise. His machinations are subtle, his hands full tending to his recovering mate. Her safety is his priority, and something he’s willing to risk war to assure. Bernard Dome has what he wants, and they will all be dammed if they deny him.
I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
As with the previous series, this book is dark, twisted and addictive. It doesn't recount a romance but an obsession.
There's rape, abuse, dubious consent and other sensitive topics. Be warned, it's not for the weak. But it's a page turner, and I read it all in one sleepless night (as in, I was unable to put it down and look, it's dawn!).
What I loved: aside the outstanding writing, I was ecstatic to see again previous characters Claire, Shepherd and Jules (I thought he was dead OMG!!!!)
Shepherd is going to have to explain some things to Claire wich I just know will not make her happy. Claire is weaning herself from drugs and confronting her PTSD, her rape and the loss of her unborn child. Shepherd is Shepherd. He's plotting and being his bloodthirsty self.
And Jules... OMG Jules. I did NOT see that plot twist coming. He's going to suffer, Brenya's going to suffer, WE WILL ALL suffer before the end. As always. And we will love it.