I really loved this book but it has to be one of the hardest books I have ever read. It was shocking and horrific and disgusting. I never cried but I did gag a few times. I think I was in too much shock to cry! Also, my chest was tight and I was nauseous throughout the entire book.
The story is about Brant, who sold himself at the age of 14 to protect his sister and pay off his father's debt. He is immediately raped by Wilbur and then pimped out by him for the next 10 and a half years. Somehow, during this time, Wilbur becomes Brant's saviour, protector, and provider. He ensures that Brant is safe and provides him with training and an education. So, by the time Brant's debt is paid, he and Wilbur have become family and lovers. Yeah, its pretty fucked up and neither of them know how a relationship is supposed to work. By this point I was thinking the rest of the story would be about them working at their relationship. NOT!!! Whenever I thought it couldn't get any worse for Brant, something more horrible and more shocking would happen. There were non-stop twists and turns. I won't say anymore because I've already shared enough spoilers.
In the end, Brant does finally get a HEA, but it is totally twisted and not at all how I expected it to end. But I did love how it ended. I guess what I got from this story is that true love isn't always pretty, but it can be beautiful even when it is ugly. Even pimps and killers and whores deserve happiness and love.
I don't think I can recommend this book to anyone. If you are curious about it, just know that it does have many scenes of graphic rape and bdsm. There are very few happy moments.