Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.
Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.
Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.
Seriously guys, this book had everything I love. Star-crossed Romance, Action, strong heroine, strong hero with a good sense on morale on his shoulders.
The story starts out with Lexi trying to kill herself, only to be captured and branded for lust–blue in color–and thrown into the hole. People that were branded for Lust are also the ones that have short life-span… for obvious reasons.
Good thing Lexi gets assigned a guard, our hero Cole, who’s dutiful and will do anything to keep his assignment alive. I really enjoyed the dynamics between the two characters. The slow development of their feelings was a huge hit. But what set me to LOVE this story even more is the ending!
I’m a complete sucker for action and this book had plenty of that! The descriptions were great and the ending answered most of my questions. It is definitely not a cliff-hanger.
In addition, I did read the book when it was first released. And the huge difference I felt was that the role of Lexi’s step father was flushed out further, helping to see more of who he is. Also, her mother’s reasons were somewhat explained for her choices she made for Lexi. Apart from that, this book was pretty darn close to the first version.
*hugs Abby and Missy* The ending as before opens a great door for the next installment.
Overall, this book is a 4.5-dazzling-stars for my book hangover brain and heart.