What she never expects is to get lost in the sensuality of the clubs...and lose herself in her role as Reyes' captive. But there's no disguising the brutality of the sex-slave community, and soon Angela begins to question whether Reyes is really who he says he is...and where she belongs.
Having successfully bid on Angelica and convinced her to help him take down the vile slavers, Reyes must now encourage her further down into a world of debauchery, pain and sometimes death! Reyes is still determined to discover the ultimate power behind the group controlling the BDSM slavery ring but his overriding need to protect Angelica could well lead to their discovery. As the two become even more enmeshed in each other, they have enemies surrounding them and Reyes' past is about to crash back into his life!
I really enjoyed the first book in this serial (Captured) and was quite keen to see how this story would progress but I have to admit to being just a touch flummoxed by this! Reyes is a big bad scary vampire! He can fly, levitate, has enormous strength and for crying out loud drinks blood! Yet the heroine Angelica seems to have absolutely no fear of him whatsoever and indeed seems almost oblivious to the utter carnage and danger surrounding her. I get she's always been attracted to Reyes but her total trust so easily is a little hard to swallow. Oh, he's one of the good guys and clearly uber protective of Angelica but I can't help but want to scream at her naïveté . As for Reyes, well he's a vampire with a past and that past is about to hit him where it hurts with an ending that sees him floundering as yet again it's the heroine who seems to be the one whose bravery (or should that be stupidity?) might just save the day!
There's lots more passion and steamy interludes in this book than the previous as the two leads begin to explore each other. Ms Roane has written a very sexy tale and it's clear her background and indeed her heart, is in romance. Yes it's quite depraved and exhibitionistic at times but it never feels. "Dirty". She cleverly makes the sexual acts feel almost intimate in spite of surroundings. Wow what an idea and what an imagination this author has! Strength, flight, levitation and even the ability to close wounds with saliva were not new to this genre, but I was quite surprised to read of vampires who can induce humans to produce more blood, all you can eat buffet anyone? But most surprising was something that's mentioned but not revealed here and the possibilities for a unique ménage in the next installment have my head spinning! Whilst I do have questions concerning the speed of this relationship, I tip my mental hat to Ms Roane for yet another fantastic read. I can't wait to read the conclusion to this series!
Savage Chains: Scarred is an e-book and is $1.99 at B & N and Amazon