*Warning! This book contains dark, violent and sexually graphic content.*
I don't think I have ever read a dark romance quite like this before. Dark, gritty and violent, but at it's core a sweet and tender love story. A.J. Adams does a great job of showing the horror of Chloe and Kyle's lives, while at the same time showing the innocence of their relationship.
1. Great character histories that help you understand their actions and reactions.
2. The Cartels were handled in a realistic way. (Google Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano.)
3. Loved the juxtaposition of dark, violent/sweet, innocent.
1. I actually liked how Chloe used her sense of humor as a way of coping, but I didn't like how she was constantly telling me when she made a pun. (i.e. "That's a pun. I thought I'd point that out, just in case you missed it.") Especially when she interrupts the middle of a sex scene to tell the reader she made a pun. Talk about taking you out of the moment.
2. Minor editing mistakes.
"I'd always known I was disposable and now, with Kyle, I felt like I was a person. Like I meant something."
"Life's a bitch, 'cause if it was a slut, it'd be easy."
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for something unique in a dark romance.