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In His Arms

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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  249 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Owned by one man, loved by another.

Abducted and delivered into sexual slavery, Lori has surrendered her will in order to survive. For more than a decade, she's been known as Summer, her owner's possession until he gives her to his newest lieutenant, a mysterious man called RJ.

Commanding and virile, RJ controls without cruelty and possesses without threat, engendering a mix
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ebook, 228 pages
Published September 3rd 2010 by Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc
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Sammy, Recovering Monster Sex Addict
What a dark read this turned out to be. This story follows the events of Lori's life after we witness her abduction at the age of fifteen.

beautiful auburn hair

She is raped and stripped of her identity. A once blushing virginal teen, is sold into sexual slavery and purchased by a manipulative sociopath known as Anthony. In his effort to make her his property, Anthony changes her name from Lori to Summer. He even dies her beautiful auburn hair, to a jet black.

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Over the years, Summer becomes the perfect submissive, an
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Aug 04, 2013 Akanksha❤ Søren♰ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Akanksha❤ Søren♰ by: Tasnim
Shelves: baby-kid
God, this book! Fucking hell, BRILLIANT.

When the book starts, you know what the story is going to be.
If you look deep enough, you can even guess the twists and turns. Even thought I guessed the whole story; the read was brilliant.
It was heart wrenching, amazing, brilliant, and WOW.
The whole second half of the book kept me at the edge of my seat. It was nerve racking. AMAZING.
Its written so well, this book. I lovedddddd the story and the plot.

It felt like a mixture of The Dark Duet and Truth(Cons
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Michael Dunellen
This is a review of this book as well as The Sea of Tranquility. If you read it, you should understand why.

15-year-old girls should be safe. They should be able to step outside on a bright sunny day and have nothing to fear. They should be able to worry about nothing more than their upcoming music recital or maybe the attractive boy shooting baskets in his driveway. But that isn’t the world we live in.

Instead they both die. Or at least essentially do.

Two years have passed for Nastya. At first sh
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
Feb 21, 2013 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Michelle by: Michael Dunellen
02/21/2013 --

Overall Stars = 3 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 4 / 4 = 4 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 2.5 Stars
Character Development = 4 Stars
Story Appreciation = 3 Stars
Worth the Chili = 2 Stars [$7.00 Amazon & $7.43 on B&N]


Okay, I feel a bit guilty for giving an average rating to a book that took courage to write. The topic needs to be screamed from the rooftops, my opinion only. Human trafficking, in particular, the kidnapping of a teenage girl from the front of her home and then her story. E
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Dyllan, The Brazuca Ekaterina
I absolutely loved In His Arms. Not a easy read for some, but that will captivate those brave enough to read it.


**Possible Spoiler Ahead**

Lori is kidnapped when she's 15. From this point on, she's abused, beaten, raped, brainwashed and sold in slavery to Anthony.
Anthony is just starting in traffic of humans. Always seductive, he makes Lori fall in love with him, and lures her in helping him by whoring herself. Stimulated by the love she feels for him, and fear of losing him, she does, until she
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Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. A woman is forced into sex slavery. There was too much stress and fear for me to enjoy the erotic sex scenes.

STORY BRIEF:
Lori is 15. As she is walking down the street, a car stops with the driver asking directions. Lori is helpful but too close and gets pulled into the car and kidnapped. It is now 11 years later. The kidnapper changed her name to Summer. All this time she has been a prostitute, imprisoned by and owned by Anthony. She is handcuffed to her bed when sleeping. The rest of
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Katie(babs)
Over ten years ago, when Summer Parrish was only fifteen years old, she was kidnapped off the street, practically in front of her house, and sold into sexual slavery. She now works for a thug named Anthony, who will punish her painfully if she doesn't do what he wants. She has no choice but to whore herself out to high profile men who only care for their own pleasure. Summer is truly all alone. She can never go back to being Lori Clayton, the young girl whose biggest concern was the bad crush sh ...more
Kim
Very nice erotica read. Abused heroine saved by hero, one of my favorite themes. The writing was very well done, the sex scenes were great and I never got bored while reading it( big plus). I am giving it four stars because it was short ( I hate short books), short books never have enough character development for me really latch on. Really enjoyed this one.
LynnMarie
Wendy’s Review

This book is so intense it had my attention from the very beginning. It’s a book worth reading more than once.

Lori was a typical 15 year old who had her crush on an older boy, going out to try and talk to him cost her. Being kidnapped left Lori, now Summer, forever afraid and nervous. She had been beaten and brainwashed to believe that she couldn't live without Anthony, the man who bought her. He made money from the services that he taught Summer. He was a strict master and he wasn
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Jules
Well written, but honestly, kinda depressing. This is NOT some abduction fantasy where a girl is taken to a remote island paradise with a sexy hunk who will love her forever...this one is realistic to the point of being frightening. It makes me wonder how many girls are out there trapped in this kind of life-- living in large metropolitan cities, right under our noses, in plain sight and yet still unable to get help. Don't get me wrong--normally, I loved RJ and his love and protectiveness for Su ...more
Cari Quinn
It took a while for me to warm up to this book but I have to say it's going to be with me for a very long time. Lori/Summer, the heroine, was amazingly strong and one of my favorite heroines for just that reason. She endured something that would break most people, but she found a way to cope. And she didn't give up, even when it seemed like she was giving in. As for RJ, he's definitely the sort of protector hero most women secretly long for. Difficult subject matter led to a nerve-wracking clima ...more
Netanella
4 1/2 stars.

Dark, emotionally charged, and very well-written. Despite the dark subject matter of human trafficking and sexual slavery, I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. And as scenes from the book still linger in my mind hours after I've finished it, I know it's something that will stay with me for a long time. This one is well worth the read.
Aly is so frigging bored
One of the creepiest books I have ever read... The writing is pretty good but the idea and the action in general make me close myself in my house and never, ever leave it again...Don't know what made me read it or pick it for that matter besides GR and their recommendation.
Emily Nalen
I literally could not put this books down. I was up until 3am to read as much as I could before I passed out. I woke up early just to finish it. Very good story.
Dragana
Very predictable book.
Taryn Elliott
I read this one on the insistent urging of my favorite girl. LOL
And it was WELL worth the read.

When I heard the topic I have to admit, I was a little wary. Slavery has terrible intonations and there are many stories out there that treat it in various ways. From titillating to terror you really don't know what you'll get out of a book these days.

This was treated so well, with such careful consideration to the subject matter and the trust issues that come up when you've been abused emotionally a
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The Pen & Muse
I must admit that I was reminded of Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman at several points in this book, so much so that I pictured both of them as Summer and RJ throughout my reading of it. The theme of sexual slavery is not a comfortable one, and is absent from Pretty Woman, but the theme of a woman forced to service men by her circumstances, and being rescued by a good man, is certainly prevalent in both.

That said, the heat between these two, and the explicit sex go way beyond Gere
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Anthi
I would have rated much higher because of the unusual and very serious subject of trafficking, I'm not an expert on erotica as a genre but I'm sure that this is not something you usually read about in a romance. Alas the waaay too many sex scenes killed it for me. After the 60th page of hot sex I found my self skipping pages in order to find the plot, which was there thankfully. I believe that people who enjoy erotica as a genre will really like this one, it is well written and with a very inter ...more
Jules
I was hesitant to read this book because I don't like terror mixed in with my erotica. I prepared myself to quit the book as soon as I got uncomfortable with it. I never got to that point. Although, this being a suspense story, there were times I was concerned for my hero and heroine, I didn't feel I had to throw in the towel. I really wanted to finish the book and it kept me interested for the whole book.

The plot was a bit predictable. I'm pretty sure most readers will know who the hero is long
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Shiloh Saddler
This was a dark contemporary romance. While it does have a happily ever after ending I wished the heroine Summer would have been able to escape her life of sexual prostitution earlier.

I like redemption stories. I don't mind gritty romance, but I genuinely felt terrified for Summer. Unless I'm reading horror I don't want my heart to be about to pound out of my chest. There were some plot issues for me... Summer could have escaped but didn't take the chance.

It didn't work for me. The story was mo
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~Lei ~  Reading Is An Adventure ~
Reminded me of Keep Me Safe by Skye Warren but this is a more fleshed out story. The sexual violence in this book was in flashbacks for the most part, not actually describing it like in the here and now in KMS. If you liked KMS, you will probably like In His Arms.

I liked this book but it was hard for me to believe RJ was this good and the epilogue reflects what Summer will have to go through to be a whole person again after being abducted at 15 and her growing up was stunted.
Linda
Summer is living a nightmare, being abducted at 15, held as a sexslave and making money for the man who holds her destiny in his hands, she hardly feels surprised when she´s given away to a man as a gift. Just another day in her miserable life.
Little does she know that RJ, the man who now owns her, has a hidden agenda.
Tragedy, human trafficking, smut and angst. Two people who try to make the best of a crappy situation ends up with the dream they always wanted.
Great read - but could have trigge
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Jenne
3.5 while this kept me turning the pages I didn't feel the emotions I would expect to with a book of this nature. Hence the reason I didn't rate it higher.
Summer was kidnapped as a teenager. She's been sold into slavery. RJ enters into the picture and strikes a deal where he gets to keep Summer. He's not your typical captor and Summer feels normal with him. He just wants her trust but how can she trust him after the dealings she's had in her captivity. Some twists and turns with this one. It wa
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Vivian Archer
May 07, 2012 Vivian Archer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Vivian by: Karsyn
4.5 stars

Intense. From the first moment the tension starts to stretch you with some incredibly hot sex and then the reality of the danger begins to close in on you and pulls tighter and tighter. This is not a gratuitous sex book, though there is a lot, I'll be honest and say you need it as relief from the unrelenting pressure. Really enjoyed it, but by the end I was desperate for a conclusion--any conclusion to make it stop.
Esme90
Jan 12, 2014 Esme90 rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: kink
dark. beginning is one long sex scene but it's really hot! well written. nice plot twists albeit a little predictable.
Darcy
It was good, not the dark read I expected but an emotionally charged sweet, yet twisted, love story. Lots, and lots, and lots of sex in this book, and that isn't a bad thing, but the story gets lost in the bedroom antics. Still, the book was a good read, just not outstanding
Eva (TXBookjunkie)
Emotional story of human trafficking, redemption, and love. There were a few scenes that needed suspended disbelief and the plot was predictable (who RJ was and why Summer stayed with Anthony), but overall the story was entertaining while heart wrenching.
mad4rombks
Very dark & found myself holding my breath while reading some parts. Found it very emotional, felt like my heart was in my throat the whole time I was reading it. Still processing it, to be honest.
Nadialil
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