Captive (New Life #1)
To what lengths would you go to break away from a life filled with pain and suffering?
Tori Farrell has lived a dangerous life. When you grow up with a Motorcycle Gang of Mercenaries and Drug Lords like the Dragons, a normal life is more like a fairytale. For years, she accepted her dark reality, a world consisting of drugs, sex, violence and m...more
This book definitely isn't for the faint of ...more
Absolutely NOT what I was expecting. This story was slow to start for me, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, as we begin the story at the end of the situation: the aftermath. Once we figure out what going on, the story really starts: Tori is the ONLY girl in the Dragon's motorcycle club, gang?!? (call it what you will.)
This was a very well-written, completely unique story - told in a way that kept me interested. I want ...more
Tori is a member of a biker group, and as the story flips back and forth, we see she has been trained from a young age by the bikers. She's thought how to fight, how to kill, how to survive. (view spoiler)[But she's also beaten and raped by the bikers as soon as she hits puberty. (hide spoiler)] So much is still untold, like who she really is and how she go ...more
Tori was brought up in a gang, she doesn’t know her real name or age or her family details or anything of her life before being with the Dragons. She’s been beaten, abused, gang raped and generally treated in the worst way possible.
I read this book with bile in my throat and my heart breaking as she re-tells her life to FBI agent Eli. There is a point in the book (the w ...more
Some thrillers are dark and disturbing. Luckily, this one is a book filled with strength and a strong sense of the struggle for survival, while having some dark and disturbing imagery. If I had to come up with one word to describe Tori, the main character, it would definitely be "survivor". Most of this book happens in the past tense as Tori recounts her history. I think that was very clever of the author because the imagery was so detail ...more
A New Life: Life of Recovery - is based on a story of a young girl Tori(the main character)who has endured so much pain and suffering through the hands of an evil group of freelance mercenaries (dragons) that raised her from a very young age.
Now that she is free (so to speak) & much older, she must struggle with those demons and let go and try to move forward. Eli an FBI agent is very drawn to Tori and becomes a big part in her ...more
A New Life: Life of Recovery by Samantha Jacobey, Tori’ story is one of the best I have read in a long time.
Samantha wrote this to capture the readers’ attention into a world made for Tori and she did that and more. Samantha can show a story-line that is created through great talent and excellence of writing shows her abilities to create an adventure, action packed story that continues to grow through out the book
As, Samantha builds the character of Tori slowly i ...more
All I can do is suggest that you read it - keep an open mind, and see just how stro ...more
I had an accident last Thursday which has laid me up, so I've done nothing but read and play games on my PC. I couldn't do anything except read this series.
This is the first book in the series. Let me tell you, its intense.
Tori is the girl. The life she has lead was unbelievable, but very impressionable. Left her with more than physical scars.
I'm not going to spoil this story. I'm just going to ...more
This story is about a young woman, one fighting for survival amongst the most evil of beings - humans.
I was drawn in at once by the flow and style of the writing and although I don't like explicit sex scenes, I think this story warranted it as it was a big part of Tori's terrible ordeal.
A strong protagonist, one that could have been broken but had chosen to live.
I don't give spoilers but will say that this book is not for the faint of heart, in that it delivers th ...more
Tori is the main character in this story. She is such a strong girl. How can a young girl go through all she did and still breath? My heart was in my mouth reading this story.
If your looking for a heart breaking and angsty story then this is it.
This is book one ...more
From the first page, I knew the heroine, Tori, was in jeopardy. By the end of the first chapter, I wanted to know who this girl was, and what had happened to her. It quickly becomes obvious that Tori is very much a victim, yet is far from helpless or in any way representative of the usual damsel in distress. It turns out that Tori had been systematically abused; turned into both a sex slave and a let ...more
The story begins with an ending. It is the ending of a way of life for the main character, Tori, a young woman whose age we never quite pin down. Tori has lived enough for several lifetimes at this point, suffered more than her share, and is about to experience a new beginning.
In the be ...more
4.5 Original STARS!!
This was different. I totally thought this was going to be like the rest of the biker books I've read. Not at all. This story was completely original, I was hooked from page one. There's just the right amout of mystery and supense to keep me glued to the pages.
If you're not a fan of 'Dark Reads,' this story may be too graphic for you. So take the authors warning serious.
I usually have ...more
It's extremely abusive, makes you feel heart broken and helpless.
There's rape, pain, tears and total hopelessness.
Story on another level of 'hardcore' and 'dark'.
Battle of body and soul - when your body rebels the mind tries to stay strong and willing to fight.
Characters are very realistic, story captivating and mindboggling.
Reading it makes you fight the urge to constantly ...more
From page 1 I was hooked wanting to know Tori's story. When the book starts she wakes up not knowing where she is but soon realizes she is in a hospital. There are several agents wanting to talk to her to find out the information they need. As Tori begins to tell her story to Special Agent Eli Founder you realize just how much hell she has really been thru at the hands of The Dragons MC. She has been abused, tortured, beaten, rape ...more
I have a confession to make, I skimmed the synopsis and when I saw that she grew up with a motorcycle gang I decided to read it. Um...lesson learned...it's NOT a biker romance. The bada$$ bikers are not sexy or swoon worthy, they are not what I want to be dreaming about EVER! However; it is a very interesting story that I got sucked into accidentally. I feel like a rubber-necker on the highway, inching past an accident scene and unable to look away. It is a hear ...more
This book was awesomely disturbing :) I LOVED it!!!! I could not put it down like ever I swear! Not many writers could writ about such disturbing subject matter and keep you hooked all the way through. Part horror and part thriller this book has it all,,, even a little bit of romance. You find yourself caught up in the characters and wondering what will happen next (and you are almost always wrong) as the suspense sinks it's teeth into yo ...more
Without giving anything away, through out the book, there were times I wanted to cry for the main character and cheer on her strength.