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(Endgame #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  16 reviews
I lived through a nightmare no woman should have to endure.
Drugged. Sold. Used.
He rescued me, as I knew he would, but he could only save my body.
My soul is already spoken for.
He says it’s not too late. That nothing will come between us again.
But the past refuses to let me go.
I can’t trust him, or anyone, with what I’ve been through…what I’ve done.
There was a time for us,
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Published May 21st 2019
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Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm torn about this book, I did enjoy it but there was something I couldn't quite put my finger on that kept me from loving it. A compelling and sweet story about a woman overcoming the worst the world could get out to her and move on and love and I just couldn't fully get into the story. The first book didn't really move me either but the series is still sweet and evenly paced and the characters are likable to the point that I do want to read the rest.
It was a good read, short and sweet and ho
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Rachel K
Enough with the uneven playing field already! I am so over this detracts from the actual storyline and I end up deleting it off my kindle.
E Loprete
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!! Rook picks up where King left off. Rook is an emotional, dark read that will break your heart from beginning to end. Well done Riley Ashby, you have done an exceptional job telling this story about Vail, a young woman who's life has been physically and mentally shattered by a sadistic turn of events. When Vail is rescued by her brother and Castel from Chase Reilly who was running a network of human trafficking rings her agony just begins to unfold. With her family's help as well as Cast ...more
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Kelly DeMarco
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Never give up because third time’s the charm
Rook (Endgame Series Book 2) by Riley Ashby is a well written romance. Deeply emotional, this book reprises many characters and introduces us to the missing Vail from Book 1 and focuses mainly on her recovery. Vail is a very strong woman dealing with a traumatic blow and extreme circumstances as a result of her captivity and torture. I truly admired this character. Castel is a rock, and strong, alpha protector. Although he falters at times, he solidly
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vail was kidnapped when she was fifteen years old and had spent ten years of her life as the captive of a violent sex trafficker. She was used as a sex slave as well as physically, emotionally, and mentally abused. Her brother, and his best friend Castel (Cas), have finally freed her, but the man who is in jail for her abuse hasn't finished torturing her.

These characters are absolutely believable, Ellery and Cas will do anything necessary to save the woman they both love, and Vail will show her
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As the story opens, Vail has been rescued from a sexual slavery ring and is back home with her family. She survived weeks of sexual violence and brutality at the hands of her kidnappers until her brother Ellery and Castel, the man she loves, were able to rescue her, but her nightmare is far from over. The unbelievable hell that Vail endured is heartbreaking. How do you come back from something like that? Castel's love for Vail is breathtaking. You just know he would die for her. Castel is the on ...more
Britni Ivie
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-read
I received this as an ARC. I loved that it gave plenty of backstory to help with what is happening with the present. Castel and Vail had a history that follows the lines of unfulfilled love. With Vail being rescued and learning to deal with life after her rape and captivity. Castle finally manning up after losing Vail but could it be too late for their love? I haven't read the first book but it's not truly necessary but it could possibly help with even more back story. Vail spent loys of time pu ...more
Kathy M
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received the first book in the series as an ARC, and loved it so much I purchased this book. I'm not disappointed that I did. Vail has been kidnapped into a sex slave ring. She is finally rescued after months of horrifying abuse. Castel has been her brothers and her best friend for over ten years, and in all that time Vail has been madly in love with him. Castel has feelings for her as well, but never acted on them. He almost went crazy trying to rescue Vail. When they both have to deal with t ...more
Angela McClellan
Cas and Vail went through so many trials and tribulations just to be together and in the end it is so incredibly worth it! Love on so many levels and the way Vail reacts to all that happened to her is so surreal... it’s the very reaction rape victims have. I would know... it takes a different kind of strength to overcome rape and abuse and Riley takes it all in stride and allows you to become part of the story. You feel every touch, every tremor, every nightmare... Every unwanted touch on your s ...more
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is another great book by Ashby! Such an emotional roller coaster. Just a warning to those who have yet to heal from abuse this has triggers. It also talks on abortion and death.
It’s gripping details about things no one should endure gives this author an edge. I enjoyed learning and hearing a story that thousands have had to go through. The ending was perfect honestly.
I also really liked that the couple from King are in it so you se a glimpse of their future as well.

I received a copy of th
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreaking and Breathtaking

I liked the first book, King, but I LOVED Rook!
*This is the second book and King should be read first.*
Castel and Vail have been through so much. Their path to a HEA is far from easy but so heartbreaking, yet beautiful in its own way. Cas was perfection! This book tore me up!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Castel & Vail's story. Good characters. This was an emotional read for me. I received a free copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving an honest review. ...more
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, I devoured it in less than 24 hours. This book was no different. Brilliant!
Pat Labrie
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It continues where King left off and loved Castel and Vail's back story and it's full of moments that will pull at your heartstrings. Can't wait for book ...more
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Riley Ashby lives in the American Midwest. She eats entirely too much tofu and owns just the right number of cats. She enjoys reading and writing anything romantic, be it dark and suspenseful or light and fluffy - always with a Happily Ever After.

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