As a New York P.I. and Other specialist, Shiarra Waynest has been in plenty of trouble before. But waking up in a windowless room the prisoner of a vampire slave trader is a shock for anyone. Shia has her wits, her bravado, and a couple of used staples, so maybe she can take on a mansion full of serious evil.
But although she's desperate to escape, Shia needs some answers too. Her friends are in danger. There are betrayers and spies among them. And even if she can figure out what's going on and somehow get a message out, she's still a captive of the worst kind...
Book 6 in the H&W Investigations Series
Shiarra wakes up to find herself held captive by Max, one if the cruelest vampires she has ever had the misfortune to meet. His liking for slaves and natural cruelty set Max apart from others of his kind. He truly is a monster. Shiarra needs to escape but her captor is determined to use her to take over even more territory. Separated from the one vampire she does trust, Royce, Shiarra needs to keep her wits about her, but her latent bloodlust is fast becoming a problem. Getting herself free is her goal, but she's not going to leave the other slaves behind. Shiarra may be clinging to her humanity by a thread but this girl will escape or die trying!
This series is pure urban fantasy, it's dark, full of exciting creatures, and just pulls the reader in. Although there is a romantic element, I thought Royce was a little underused in this installment and I didn't quite buy into their relationship. That being said, our heroine keeps her cards pretty close to her chest and as usual needs bailing out but she's no slouch! Shiarra keeps going no matter what and defeat doesn't ever seem to be a part of her repertoire. No matter how much she suffers, she's always true to herself.
Perhaps that's why fans love this series? A selfless heroine who will do everything in her power to save others no matter what the cost to herself. She's definitely the kick ass sort and I adore the humour running through Enslaved By The Others. It's written in the first person which doesn' t appeal to all readers. It's not my favourite in this series as I wanted more Royce, but supporting characters got to step up with both Gideon and Arnold contributing to the action. My favourite character though was definitely Soo-Jin and I sincerely hope we see more of her. So it's not exactly a cliffhanger ending but there are still questions to be answered. I guess I just expected more, but one thing is certain this book will please fans of the series.