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Vanquish

(Deliver #2)

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Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the eas
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Paperback, 297 pages
Published August 25th 2014 (first published August 22nd 2014)
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Kristen
4 to 4 1/2–Whacked Out–Stars

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I love this author! Vanquish is another fabulous read by Pam Godwin.

I'm surprised at how much I loved this book...and Van. Holy cow! I can't believe I became a Van fan. I've been putting off reading his story because, frankly, the guy creeped me out BIG TIME in the first book, Deliver. I wasn't sure I wanted to be in his head or experience his brand of WHACKED OUT crazy. After all, he was somewhat the villain in the first story. Not to mention, his collection of doll
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Christy
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

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First things first, this was brilliant! I have been a ‘Van fan’ from the beginning and his book didn’t disappoint! Before I start my review, I know a lot of people are going to wonder if you can read Vanquish as a stand alone. The answer is yes. The author puts it in the best way- Vanquish is a stand-alone, BUT if you intend to read the first book, Deliver, DO NOT read Vanquish first. There are numerous references in this book that will spoil the surprises in Deliver. If you don’t plan
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Pam
5 union of lonely souls stars



Amber hasn’t taken two steps outside her home in over two years, officially drowning herself in her own brand of crazy. Imprisoning herself with self-deprecating thoughts, completely immobilized by her fear of her imagination. Her only saving grace is the rigid-control she enforces over her life with her unyielding-routine. No conversation. No deviation. No questions. This all changes the moment she becomes the obsessive fascination of a mad man; after all like recog
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 Stars


He was a cold-hearted fuck with an appetite for blood, come, and tears. And he had the perfect girl to feed it.


Can you take a cold, sadistic, and practically nonredeemable hero and not only feel for him but completely fall for him by the end of the book?
YES

Can you take a heroine that's so fucked up and insecure but make her come across as fierce and give her an inner core of strength that manages to shine through even during her darkest hours?
YES

Can you take a relationship that by a
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
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4 stars!!

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Pam Godwin has a knack for writing unconventional, unique romance stories and Vanquish is a terrific example. Just FYI, if you plan on reading book 1 Deliver do not read this one yet – it contains plot spoilers. Anyways, I’m a huge fan of the broody, dark, and tortured anti heroes. In book 1, the only character I can say that I fully loved was Van. Liv was pretty kickass but too aloof. Josh was endearing but too sweet. But Van…now that’s a guy who’s
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Debra
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing

★★★★☆ 4.5 Stars! *Full review now posted*



Vanquish by Pam Godwin was once again an absolute success by this author. When I first met Van, the book's male lead, in book one of this series, Deliver, I was both intrigued and appalled by him. He was an interesting character that I couldn't wait to find out more about, that's for sure. And even though Vanquish can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading Deliver first, because this book contains quite a lot of spoilers for book one, s
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Elizabeth
4.5 Break my heart and put it back together STARS!

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“Eliminating the toxicity in your life is not a failure. It's curative and courageous and never, ever easy.”

Vanquish is the second book in the Deliver Series. Pam Godwin left me breathless after reading the first book in the series Deliver. Deliver is the heart wrenching story of Liv and Josh and (the one man who was left out of the HEA equation) VAN! Vanquish is what happens after Deliver. It is a story of transformation, growth, pain, and HOP
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Saffron
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: next-up
5 "I love Van" Stars!

I so wish I had the time to properly review this book. But as I am leaving for the airport in an hour, I only have a limited time to say what I want to say... (Not going to rehash the story though)

I loved this book so much more than the first one. It was nothing like I was expecting. The biggest thing that I missed in book 1 was the humor. This one has tons of it, which is surprising as this is supposed to be a dark book...

I loved it, anyway.

Yes there is a little bit of k
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
MY INTERVIEW WITH VAN plus a giveaway -> http://bit.ly/1wjLim3

Brilliant! I was hooked from the first page until the last page.

I first met Van in ”Deliver” and he seemed so detached and menacing that I held him at distance. I was unsure if I could soften to him or not. When Ms. Godwin announced that there would be a Van book I knew I had to read it. I needed to know what made Van so disconnected and yet so frightening.

Van happened upon Amber on one of his nightly stalking adventures of Liv
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Jasmine
***BR with the superbly awesome Penelope!***

4.5 DARK & CRUDE STARS! ★★★★☆



“I'm the heir of torment, Amber. I'm the slippery footprints in your carpet. The creaking floor that steals air from your lungs. The hand that holds the gun. I'm the inescapable curse that caught you when you opened your door.”

After reading Deliver, I just couldn't wait to jump into Van’s story. I just know this was right up my alley because I love me some messed-up alpha male heroes! He was a complete enigma in the f
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Jennifer Kyle
”He should leave the poor girl to deal with her demons, but instinct demanded he take control of this… of her.”

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Pam Godwin this was one hell of a book two! Although, you do not have to read book one of this series to jump into this story. Van Quiso is a dark character and in book one I feared him and his doll collection as well as his twisted feelings for Liv BUT he won me over instantly in this book. He was intelligent, dangerous, funny and all he wants is to establish contact with his daughte
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Brandi
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5-5 Stars

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This book surprised me. I was expecting dark. Super dark. I mean, in Deliver, Van scared the hell out of me. He was intriguing but equally terrifying. In Vanquish, I got to see a whole new side. Van is pretty freaking adorable. He's funny and sweet, when he isn't tying people up and whipping them, that is. He wants to be a better person, to be a part of his daughters life.

"I'll convince her I can be a good father, that I'm not a threat."

Amber is an ex beauty queen with some pretty
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Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
5 F%&ked Up Squared Stars

Wow, Pam Godwin, you straight brought it with this one.

I loved Van in the first one (I actually connected more to him than Josh), but I wasn't sure how he could be redeemed or if could even be done. But dA-amn girl, this was awesome!

Full review later.
Pam Godwin
Mar 01, 2014 marked it as wrote  ·  (Review from the author)
☆ Sammy ☆彡
Before I begin my review, I just wanted to take a minute to reiterate the author's note to those who have not read Deliver (#1): VANQUISH is a stand-alone, BUT if you intend to read Book #1, DELIVER, DO NOT read VANQUISH first. There are numerous references in this book that will spoil the surprises in DELIVER. So before reading this review or this book, please keep this note in mind =)

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So I was one of those readers who chose to skip the first book and dive directly into Vanquish. This w
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CC
5 Stars!!!!


After finishing Deliver, there was no doubt about continuing to Vanquish! I had to read more about Van Quiso to discover what makes this man tick. Vanquish is one amazing read and I’ll try to write my review without any major spoilers.

Vanquish opens about a year after Deliver ends. Liv and Josh are pursuing their lives together while Van is left to move on with his life alone. While succumbing to his old stalking habits, Van accidentally comes upon Amber – a woman who suffers from de
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Candace
'Vanquish' tells Van's story, picking up after Liv and Joshua have started their new lives together in Austin, and explaining his haunted past. I really enjoyed watching Van evolve as he struggled with his demons and tried to make himself a better man, worthy of his daughter's love. In the process, he crosses paths with Amber, a beautiful woman struggling with her own insecurities and compulsions. As their relationship grows more intimate, they help to heal one another in some very unconventiona ...more
Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘
*** BR with the spectacularly amazing Jasmine! ***

FOUR AND A HALF STARS! FOUR AND A HALF STARS! FOUR AND A HALF STARS! FOUR AND A HALF STARS!


Vanquish is the story of how two tormented souls, an ex-slave trafficker and an agoraphobe, who in their utter brokenness, hope to vanquish their own demons so as to bring healing to the other.
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People who know me can readily attest to the very sad and very puny stomach that I possess, a fact that is not only embarrassing but also dictates that
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Vanquish (Deliver #2)
Author – Pam Godwin
Publication Date – August 25, 2014
Type – Part of Series but can be read as a Stand-Alone
Genre – Romance/Dark
Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

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If you remember correctly…when my angels and I read Deliver – I was the only one who loved Liv.  Even though my love for Liv’s character was extreme, nothing compared to the feelings I had for Van.  In the beginning, Van was hated…I mean I despised the man and the smug attitude he had.  It wasn’t until I got his
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Aleatha Romig
I'm not sure what took me so long to read Pam Godwin...but boy am I glad I did!!

This is a dark, erotic thriller/romance. If you're ok with dark...then you NEED to read VANQUISH!!!

Highly recommend!
Amber Rose
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing


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Gray like his eyes, the perfect blend of light and dark.


This book takes place after Deliver. But you do not need to read Deliver to read Vanquish. It is a standalone but honestly I would definitely read Deliver anyway just because it is such a good book even though this can be read as a standalone as well.

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My Favorite book yet my the lovely Oyster Pam Godwin. I don’t know how she does it. After each book I read by her I tell myself, yep this one is my favorite.

She’s brilliant I tell y
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Ever since reading Deliver, I've been dying to know Van's story...and what a story it is. He's the ultimate bad boy...and ultimate scary man but there's a tenderness under the surface that's just dying to come out.

Van was nothing like I thought he would be. He's been "hunkafied" in this book...well, maybe he even was in the first book but I just never made that connection. However, I had no problem with it in this book. Van is hot and all the girls want him!

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My heart went out to Amber...I can s
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
4-4.5 STARS

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Vanquish is the second book in Pam Godwin’s Deliver series. You can read it as a standalone if you don’t plan reading Deliver, the first book in the series.

“He was a kidnapper, a rapist, and she ached to be repulsed by him, just to prove she was sane, but she couldn't. And she wasn't. His scarred beauty radiated seduction and danger, a deadly combination.”


Van is not a good guy. An anti-hero, he was the villain in Deliver. He did a lot a bad things and he’s a really fucked up man.
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Beverly
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How messed up that I fell in love with Van, but for real!! I love him!!
TORI
4.5 Stars




Amber was a captive long before Van kidnapped her from her home. She was a slave to her own mind.

Agoraphobia: an anxiety disorder characterized by anxiety in situations where the sufferer perceives certain environments as dangerous or uncomfortable, often due to the environment's vast openness or crowdedness.


Amber was hiding from life. From the world. Their judgmental stares. Their laughs. Their pointy fingers. Her home was her safety. She felt at ease and peaceful in her own persona
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 You're Mine Stars!
(BR with Sharon, Jennifer & Brandi)

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Van Quiso is a 33 yr. old broken, lonely man living in a remote cabin in Austin,Texas. He had a hard childhood, and never experienced genuine love or affection. He has lived a life void of morals doing despicable things as a slave deliverer. He seems to lack a conscience, and has been dead inside for years until he fell in love with a slave named Liv Reed who never returned his affections.

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After being shot, Van's life completely chan
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
4.5 Insane...so wrong, yet so right stars!

Pam Godwin...

Girl, what is in your head? LOL You have all kinds of crazy going on up in this book. Completely unconventional, odd, disturbing, yet completely satisfying! Maybe it's me that needs some help, lol!



Let's start with VAN QUISO, hmmmmmm...I just like saying that name! I mean at no time would I ever want to meet him in a dark ally, but if he did happen to kidnap me, I don't think I would complain!

I do not know where to start with this man. Hot, Y
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Anna
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Denisa
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cute, interesting, romance
It's... something else.


I have no idea how to rate this one. I can't really forgive the male MC for what he's done and can't help but feel like he deserves everything he's getting. True, I haven't read the previous book, but it's weird to like the "bad guy".

I can't say I liked the heroine either, but I did like her a lot more than him. She's definitely a strong character though.

If you decide to read this one, prepair for something different than what you're used to. Different bad or good, well, t
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Kim Bailey
5 Stars!

This sequal is even better than the first.

I love when an author turns their antagonist into the hero. Yes, Van is an incredibly fucked up hero ... But I fell in love with him anyway.



The characters are wonderfully well-written ... deeply flawed & self absorbed. Watching them adapt and grow was an emotional endeavor ... especially Amber. Her struggle was so painful!

So what if the plot line wasn't 100% believable? Even though the circumstance is highly unlikely, it's still possible! An
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Wil Loves Books!
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whoa, this was simply fascinating! While this could be read as a stand-alone, I completely recommend you read Deliver first. Not only is Deliver awesome but it also introduces you to the crazy, depraved and fuckedup-ness of Van.

I honestly wasn’t sure how on earth could Van be redeemable enough to be likeable, but this is Pam Godwin and she is freaking magic. She completely blew me away with this story. This one is not for the faint of heart, there’s all sorts of triggers so if you have them, ple
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Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
Vanquish

5 capturing stars


After reading 'Deliver', I have to admit that I was really anxious and curious to know more about Van, a character that I surprisingly liked since the first book. Yeah, I definitely have a thing for bad boys, fucked up alpha males.

This story comes after Deliver, but I can assume that someone can read it as a stand alone. Personally, I think it's wiser to read firstly Deliver. It makes things and facts more understanding. It also solved a couple of things that made me
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 Redeaming, Healing Stars!

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Vanquish a stand-alone second book in the Deliver series, didn't disappoint. Although it's a stand-alone, I'd highly recommend reading Deliver first. We get the history of the hero of the book, Van. Without it, I think I'd have been a bit less captivated.

Van has a history of being a sexual human trafficker. His father was the head of the operation, pulling him into it as a young adult. Deep down, he too was a victim. At the start of Vanquish, he's left that scene b
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Lisa
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

5 “four” “toothpick” “shove me out the door” Kisses

Pam Godwin gets me. Every. Single. Time. Don’t ask me how she does it…but I have been a loving devotee of her words for over a year now and she has yet to disappoint me. Deliver absolutely blew me away so of course I was excited to read Vanquish…you cannot be introduced to Van Quiso and not be at least intrigued to know more…especially with the way Deliver ends. Vanquish could be read as a stand alone,
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~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
Absolutely fantastic!! I loved it!!

Vanquish is yet another success. Not an easy one. Van was quite the devil and some who read Deliver knows how cruel the man can be. But just as I suspected, Van is hiding a sensibility and is more complicated than he looks. There was a point in the book where I even had tears in my eyes because there were too many emotions and I felt like everything was against him when he needed just a little hope and deserve some happiness on his own.

I particularly liked t
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Amanda
I didn't read Deliver because I'm not into the whole dominatrix thingy. But after I read Vanquish, I feels like giving Deliver a try. But of course I was pretty much spoiled for most of everything that went down in Book 1.

I believe Van might be the villain in previous book. He was such a creep, a perv and a stalker. But I was thoroughly fascinated by his twisted thoughts. The dolls he keeps totally weird me out.

Van bump into his new target, Amber while he was stalking his ex, Liv. Go figure. T
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~


Van Quiso is a captor of sex slaves, he is a dark and tortured soul. When I read Deliver there was no way in hell he was going to redeem himself but Pam Godwin has done a perfect job of doing just that. It's been a year since Liv and Joshua escaped from him and he is still convinced he loves her, but not only that she is the only connection he still has with their daughter Livana.

Amber is an agoraphobic, has OCD and a sever lack of self esteem. One night when Van is stalking Liv, he comes across
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❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃
'He wanted her vulnerability. To use her body. To bleed off the pent-up shit inside of him. To fill the emptiness. To get his fucking mind of Liv Reed.
Amber was the one he'd been waiting for.'



Genre: Dark Romance
Cover: 8/10
Writing: 9/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero/s: 9/10
Humour: 2/10
Hotness: 5/10
Romance: 7/10
Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 3rd person. Can be read as a stand-alone – but should be read after 'Deliver'. Approx 244 kindle pages.

Van Quiso's determination to see is daughter, Livan
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E.M. Abel
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
COMING AUGUST 25th!!!
O.M.G.
I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
First of all, let's take a minute to appreciate Van...
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If you read Deliver, you know Van is one twisted motherfucker... a sexy, crazy, BAD motherfucker. You'd think after reading Deliver that there was no way you could fall in love with him... not after the things he'd done... but you would be WRONG.

This is a story of Van's redemption. It's the story of two lonely people who are struggling with their own demons and manage to find someone
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Jen
Loved it! Pam Godwin's writing reaches inside of me and touches me in a way that no other author does! Review to come!
Jabberwocky
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing


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Title: Vanquish
Series: (Deliver, #2) But can be read as a standalone—although I'd recommend reading the books in order to achieve the most mind-blowing experience.
Author: Pam Godwin
Genre: Dark Romance
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Vanquish is book two in Pam Godwin’s Deliver series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but they're best read in order...because lemme tell you: all at onc
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Oh Van!!! I was so thrilled when I flipped the last page of Deliver and saw that you were getting your own story. You sick, sadistic, twisted cocksucker...you redeemed yourself and couldn't help but cry for you. Can't wait to hear your story.

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warhawke
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
POV: Third Person - Dual
Rating:


“My mother named me Van Quiso. You'll refer to me as Master.”


If you’ve read Deliver and did not like Van (Seriously, what’s wrong with you?! Okay, okay, no judgment from me haha!) this book will Vanquish all your doubt.

The events in Vanquish took place a year after the ending in Deliver. Liv happily moved on with her life with the man of her choice Josh (again, no judgment here but that woman didn’t know what she’s missing!) and slowly and unobtrusively brea
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~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! This book is so much better than the first one.

I never thought I would say this but I love Van. He’s so amazing in this book. I loved how supportive and patient he is with Amber. Their relationship is so beautiful. I am so happy they both found happiness.
Mimiorphee
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2018
Ah Van!!! Although a little ill at ease at the idea of meeting Van again, curiosity, my friends and Mrs Godwin's writing (in no particular order!) eventually decided me dive into Vanquish.


And let me tell you, I loved it!!! The approach was super original, with a heroine damaged, by her past and a psychological disorder.

Such a difficult matter can be a slippery slope for an author, but Amber's agoraphobia was well handled. 

She is strong and fierce, determined and at the same time vulnerable and a
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