Second of the Enforcers and Coterie series, each one is a standalone book delving deeper into the world where magic co-exists peacefully with the ordinary, for the most part…
But not broken.
Derek wants Sylvia back–now. His Beta. His second-in-command. His lifemate.
As a Top Alpha, few obstacles stand in his way. Even with near infinite resources at his fingertips, he feels useless. If he doesn’t find her soon, he’ll turn feral and destroy everyone in his way.
He waited to claim her…
Has time run out?
Three months since her abduction, Sylvia keeps a mental tally as day passes into night. Torture and endless rounds of experiments push her to the brink. Escape, rescue, it’s hopeless, impossible to obtain. Silver in the walls burn her, drugs keep her complacent.
If she escaped, would she be sane? If she came home a damaged werewolf, would her pack accept her…
Or kill her?
Out of my four heart ratings, I give Sylvia’s Torment a three!
This book is very exciting and riveting right from the beginning. I was on the edge of my seat, wondering what was going to happen to Sylvia in her captivity, and whether Derek was going to be able to find her. It’s definitely a great opening!
Sylvia is a great character. She’s completely kick-ass, and doesn’t let a measly thing like torture get under her skin *scoff*. Just kidding. She’s a complete emotional and mental train wreck, but doesn’t want to let down her pack. She’s an enforcer, a beta, someone who everyone needs to look up to for support and control. So when she becomes weakened by this, she’s at a complete loss of what to do.
Derek is a GREAT hero. Every time I read his POV, my heart ached for him because he was so real. He really reached out to me and made me want to just give him a big ol’ pat on the back and say “It’s okay…it’s a romance novel…we all know how these things end…” To love someone and not be receiving it back…it’s a sob story that many can relate to.
The sex…was phenomenal. It was straight to the point, no fancy words or imagery to get in the way of an amazing literary experience *cough*. Derek sounds like a wild beast in the bedroom, but I LOVED the twist that Veronica (the author) threw in there! I don’t want to give too much away because it was a very exciting experience.
I love a good werewolf story, and this one is definitely on my ‘love’ list. Some of the world that Veronica created really reminded me of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs. I don’t know if she used Patricia as an influence into her story, or if it was just a coincidence, but it felt similar! But the idea of enforcers to control everything makes absolute sense to me, since in reality the world would never accept something as strange as mythical creatures being let loose.
In short, I will definitely be keeping my eye out on Veronica, and catch a good, quickie read out of her amazing story-telling. In fact, I was up until the wee hours of the morning trying to keep my drooping eyes open so I could catch the ending!
Disclaimer: I was given an ARC by Veronica to give my own truthful review of her book.
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