Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.
Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.
While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.
As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.
This is their story…
This is the first book I’ve read written by J A Redmerski so I cannot compare this book to the others. I heard a lot about The Edge of Never series, they are on my TBR list, but..there is a but. For some reason, I cannot find myself in the right state of mind and read them. I feel like there is something holding me back, maybe the synopsis is not enough to hook me.
I love the way this book was written. The writing is elegant and not even a little bit vulgar which is uncommon in this type of book especially if we take into account the subject. I like that it gives us his and hers side of the story. Well almost…
Victor is definitely a character to put on your book boyfriend list. He is smart, brave, I dare say ruthless, sometimes cold, but at the same time there is something more to him than he lets on. He clearly has a big heart because otherwise he would’t have risked his life and his mission for Sarai. He has a strong sense of loyalty and honor which is admirable in a man. Victor reminds me of The Transporter. Just like him Victor is torn between following his order and a few simple rules and saving an innocent from a life of hell.
Sarai is a heroine you cannot help yourself but love. Despite spending so many year in captivity she is by no means illiterate. She is capable of using complex English language structures despite living surrounded by Spanish speaking people. She even learnt Spanish during the years she lived with Javier. Sarai, unlike others in her situation, took advantage of her situation as much as she could. The meaning of Sarai is “princess”, she does act like one from time to time or at least she give me this impression. Sarai without knowing became part of the world she was living in, she got accustomed to that life up to a point. I am really curious on how her character will develop in the next novel…:)
The plot is not that different, at least in the beginning, but after that it full of unexpected twists which make the book even more interesting. I can’t shake the Transport/James Bond vibe that the book gives me…I am really curious if you will feel it as well.
The title is very fitting and for more than just one reason. I was about to comment on that fact, but then I would be giving you a huge spoiler which is not my intention.
I recommend reading this book as it is AMAZING!! What I loved the most is the fact that Victor is not evil by any means, he is just following orders, he is not cruel either he does what he does out of duty. He doesn’t do it for revenge either like other of his kind.