"Why are you whispering?"
"Aren't you supposed to whisper when walking into potentially dangerous situations?"
"This isn't Scooby Doo."
When the last book left off, King has disappeared at the end and now Mia is desperate to find him. Not only is she worried somethings happened to him in the vicious hands of the demented Vaughn, but there's a new issue - if he doesn't fulfill his ends of Club 10 bargains within 24 hours, his warehouse of valuable items will be forfeit, including King's people as well. Mia will be turned over to Vaughn, who wants to do nothing less than rape and skin her alive in from a paying audience. Yes, really, bad people alert.
Obviously with the stakes so high, the pacing remains strong and tense. Mia and Mack must work together to solve the mystery of where King is, how to fulfill his strange deals on their own, and figure out the strange warehouse with all its secrets. Finally it is revealed WHAT King is, and it's not something I would have guessed either. I liked the explanation, but I'm not sure about what happens with Mia.
She's still a likable sort, even if she does get too shrill and a little annoying at the end. The trust factor was drug out a little too long. King is more likeable because we understand who he is, he's made his intentions of pursuing clear, and my heart does the whole melt factor where he's concerned now. I have a thing for ultra obsessed and confident men who think a woman they are into is the all and everything.
It's as good as the first - the plot is different, of course, but more comes to light and it's hard to put down. While being dark and twisted, it's addictive fun to read about this strange relationship. The ending didn't make me happy, but I'm hoping the third and final book in the trilogy resolves this.
“Mia. I will never share you. I will never trade you. I will never leave you. You are mine, and I will not let you go.”