Set Me Free is a dark romanceI do not advise anyone who is sensitive to certain subjects or sexual situations to read it as it does contain certain situations.Set Me Free
Torn and betrayed by her family, Emmalyn is taken and forced to live with her mother and stepfather, who happens to be the leader of one of the biggest sex trafficking rings around.Thrown into a world of sex and slavery, Emmalyn is roomed with Kodah. A hot-headed boy, whose only weakness is her.
Both lost and tortured in this endless hell, they cling to the hope that one day they will make it out, that one day they will be set free.
Copyright to M.R. Leahy 2016
(Subject to Change)I know I shouldn’t feel this comfortable in a stranger’s arms, but for some reason, I can’t help it. He looks at me like I hold the light to his darkness, like I’m a treasure.
Lying my head back down on the pillow, we continue to stare at each other, his hands running up and down my back in soothing motions. I’m not sure how long we stayed like that before he finally spoke, his voice breaking the silence for the first time.
“What’s your name?” he asks, his voice soft, barely above a whisper
“Emmalyn.” The way he whispers my name sends shivers across my body
“What’s your name?” I ask, my voice small and shy
Silence follows as we lie there. I think he has fallen asleep when his hand caresses my face. Opening his mouth, Kodah says the very thing to give me hope, to give me a fighting chance, and steals my heart while sealing our fate. “I’m going to get us out of here, Emmy, and when I do, I’m going to keep you.”
M.R. Leahy was born in Amarillo, TX, where she was briefly raised before moving to a small Island in the middle of the Puget Sound called Whidbey Island. Growing up she lived with her mom and younger sister and a few cousins scattered close by.
As soon as she could, M.R. Leahy left the small island to get a feel for what the world had in store. After jumping around a few places, she landed in beautiful Wilmington, NC where she not only met the love of her life but became pregnant with her first child. Not long after finding out about the life they created they married and moved to San Diego, CA so they could be closer to family and start the beginning to their forever.
M.R. Leahy now has two beautiful boys and is living life to the fullest, not taking anything for granted. She now spends her time being a stay at home mom. When she’s not making lunches and kissing booboos, you can find her nose deep in a book getting lost in the many different worlds authors provide, or writing and creating different stories of her own.
M.R. Leahy writes dark romances but also has her hands in contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her possibilities are endless.
Emmalyn is torn from her family and betrayed by her mother when she is forced from the only home she has known. She finds herself alone and living with her mother and her step-father who just happens to be the leader of one of the biggest human trafficking rings in the world.Forced to start her training as sex slave Emmalyn is roomed with a boy named Kodah. A young hot-tempered boy going through his own hell. Before long these two find comfort, friendship, and love with each other. Both clinging to the hope that one day they can escape the nightmare they find themselves in and make a happily ever after together.
WOW…so this one was a little hard for me to rate. While I LOVED it (I can’t believe this is a debut novel) and will for sure be keeping my eye for the next book. I can’t say I ENJOYED it. This was a WEE bit over my comfortable line. I can (and do) enjoy sex slave books, but this book deals with child sex slavery and my stomach was in knots the whole time.
That said the writing was fantastic. The plot moves along nicely. There are twists and turns. The characters were well developed. My heart broke for Emmalyn and Kodah (as well as for all of the children being held) I want these two to get a happily ever after. I want J.B to get a happily ever after. I want to know more about Buck and Drifter.
So while reading this left me with a pit in my stomach that I did not enjoy (and I honestly almost put this aside on a couple occasions) I am glad I kept on because the author did her job. She drew me in. She made me step out of my box. She made my heart ache and she made me intrigued enough to carry on and see where this journey will lead for these characters. So two thumbs up from yours truly.
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