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In Chains was the first of these reads and a real pleasure. As a romance novel, it's one of those "not my thing" kind of books, but I was intrigued by the fact that one of the main characters was a modern-day slave. Not the kind of slave that plays bondage and sado-masochism sex games, but a real, government endorsed and legal slave in today's England.
Savannah (love the name) is a city girl running from an abusive boyfriend. Her hiding place of choice is at her brother's house in the country. There she meets Kayden, her brother's slave. Initially shocked at the fact that her brother owns a human being, her heart goes out to "it" and she falls in love. Her feelings are mutual, and soon the couple faces a variety of challenges and obstacles; her brother is naturally not in favor of a slave sleeping with his sister, and the government has very strict laws and regulatory devices to control interactions between slaves and "humans".
It's a nice love story, well written. The sex scenes are explicit without being pornographic. The ending, though foreseeable to a degree, is not quite what one would expect, and leaves room for a sequel that I'm relatively sure is in the works. I'll read it.
In Chains is well written with good storyline and very likeable characters. Savannah is a kind-hearted girl, who has escaped from an abusive relationship and now has low self-esteem and lacks confidence. Kayden, the slave who belongs to her brother, is strong and very protective over Savannah. Their love for one another is very powerful and there is a lot of emotion packed into this couples story. From love, lust, happiness, sadness and angst. Savannah's older brother, Simon is also very likeable, even though he tries to keep them apart. He only wants the best for his sister and even though he can be quite harsh at times, I could not dislike him.
The change in point of view between Savannah and Kayden is a great idea. It gives you a much better perspective of each of them and the torrent of emotions they are experiencing.
My only criticism would be that the story is not long enough, as I wanted to read more. However this is the first book in a series, so we will get to see what happens to this likeable couple.
If you love a forbidden love story then give this a try. Great read!
There were things I enjoyed about this book. I liked the main characters Savannah, heroine and Kayden, the hero. Both were likable people who had noticeable faults. I liked that Kayden was the jealous and possessive hero who was very much in love with Savannah. I liked that Savannah was down to earth and open minded unlike those around her. She was one of the few people that viewed slaves like Kayen as people as opposed to an "it". Both were insecure, which was sad but believable. Kayden was a slave and Savannah was physically and mentally abused by a boyfriend who eroded her confidence and self esteem. The book had an uncommon premise, which was nice.
The thing that I did not like was that the writing seemed sloppy in parts which included incorrect grammar and the characters having random thoughts. Also, I did not like the cliffhanger ending but am grateful that the series ends with the next book. This book was good enough that I am willing to buy and read the second and last book in the series.
Scientists discovered a new race of people after doing DNA tests on newborns and finding that Neanderthal DNA was still very much alive. If the babies test positive for the DNA they are immediately sold into slavery and trained to be a workhorse for the regular human population. With their black hair, strange eye color and large feet and hands, if they are found they are microchipped and sent to a prison facility for slave training.
Savannah and Kayden try to keep their relationship hidden from her brother, only being together when her brother isn't around but that doesn't last long. She finally confesses to her brother that they are in love and want to be together but her brother is against it. She begs him not to send Kayden away and vows not to see him anymore but while at a diner party things change dramatically when her ex Danny shows up unexpectedly and throws the story into chaos.
When I read the synopsis I thought this sounded like an intriguing, exciting read about a forbidden love. Sadly though it wasn't what I expected because the story just didn't seem well developed. I loved the idea of the Neanderthal slaves and how they lived in everyday society. The love story between Savannah and Kayden felt rushed and immature being that after they had sex once they were already in love. It just didn't make me connect with it being so quick. I did like them as a couple and felt if their scenes were slowed down and better developed over a longer time frame it would have been better. There were times when Kayden would speak as if he was an uneducated slave and there were times when he sounded intelligent. It was confusing to me because the slaves are not taught like regular children so for him to know big words and what they mean just threw me for a loop. I knew this was book one in a series but with the way things wrapped up between Savannah and Kayden I just didn't see where another story was really necessary though it was left in "To Be Continued" fashion. I thought the supporting characters were poorly developed as well with the story focused on Kayden and Savannah. Her brother was vapid and his fiance was just as lackluster. Her brothers friend Ben was a little fun and flirty but he was a prick most of the time. I didn't really feel like they added anything to the story except to fill space.
I did like Kayden's slave friends and wished they would have had more scenes throughout the book because they were a fun group to read about. I loved the idea that by being microchipped, the slaves were controlled by an electric jolt to ensure they couldn't have sex. That was a really cool idea and I loved that Savannah and Kayden pushed the chip to it's limits and discovered you could beat it after a while which lead to them being able to consummate their relationship. I thought The sex scenes were nicely done and added some sexy fun to the story and a little excitement to the forbidden love aspect. I think they could have been a little bit longer also. The buildup to them was nice but seemed to end quickly once they got started.
Overall I thought it was just ok. I would have liked to see things from Kayden's perspective just to keep the story fresh being that it was strictly told from Savannah's pov. Despite everything I think it was an interesting plot idea that held massive potential and might appeal to lovers of more Dystopian type stories.
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