Author: Tara Sue Me
Publisher/Year: Tara Sue Me 10/12/15
Length: 142 pages
here’s the truth you know….
At age 16, Athena Hamilton traded her body for survival when a powerful Vegas hotelier and pimp lured her into his world. Ten years of turning tricks has taught her to trust no one and feel nothing. Yet a chance meeting with a childhood crush sparks hope for something more.
The truth you believe…
There’s no way Isaiah Martin could want her. He’s a pastor. Too good. Too pure. But when she learns her days are numbered, she runs into the safety of his arms and trusts his promise of protection.
And the truth you never imagined…
The aftermath of a tragic accident and a bitter betrayal leaves her destitute and alone. The one man she shouldn’t trust offers her a chance to escape. But when good and evil collide, what do you do when the truth is Obscured?
I love Tara Sue Me – and i think that this is yet another great story that we get from her – mixed with not just some amazing scening and heat, but we get to also see a lot of tension and anxiety from a well developed story line.
We meet our leading lady – Athena while she’s rushing to work. Mind you it’s not a usual job as the summary tells us – she’s a hooker of sorts – and that’s something that she wishes that she wasn’t – but unfortunately she’s ‘owned’ by a man named Mike who calls all the shots in her life. She would do anything to get out of his control but of course since he owns her in a sense, she’s got nothing without him.
It’s that night where she finds herself in front of Isaiah – a man from her past in a good way but someone who would never understand or tolerate what she’s become. Ironically he’s there to meet with Mike and that just makes things too coincidental and horrible for her.
The other man that we meet is Harris – he spends much of the book as a supporting character – we see him when he’s working for Mike, but as the story progresses, we see that he’s so much better than all that and there’s a lot from his past that makes him into the kind of guy that we want to have in Athena’s life.
The great thing about this story is that i don’t know that anyone could imagine what was going to happen in this ending. there are so many twists between the characters – who’s on what side, who’s going to disappear, who’s going to threaten to kill someone and who will succeed.
While this story isn’t billed as being the beginning of a series, the way that this one ended, you know that there has to be more. There’s a teaser of what’s to come when you think that nothing else could go wrong so personally i can’t wait.
In addition to that – our author brings us some great passion and heat but in a really nice way – there’s the dirty bits while Athena’s working along with the flashbacks from her time with Mike, and then there’s romance with others in the story. A great balance. Anyhow, happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone!