“Loved it! Enjoyed this story there are parts that are not for the faint at heart but the overall story line just hits the spot. Can't wait to read more of Sarah McCarty's books.”see full review » see other reviews »
Didn’t Like It
“I couldn't get through it. I am not one to put a book down. I tend to force my way through even the ones I don't like, but I just couldn't do it with this one. I gave up 2 1/2 chapters from the end. I couldn't stand the main character for another second, Desi that is. - Update: Forced myself...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I couldn't get through it. I am not one to put a book down. I tend to force my way through even the ones I don't like, but I just couldn't do it with this one. I gave up 2 1/2 chapters from the end. I couldn't stand the main character for another second, Desi that is. - Update: Forced myself to finish the book. Liked the last few paragraphs, but still can't go above 2 stars on this one.”Jenny S wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really think this 466 page book took more away from the bigger picture than it did adding to the story. This book deals with severe sexual abuse and I love that it took so much time for Desi to open up to Caine, but maybe a little time warp would have been better.
Caine Allen and seven other men make up Hell’s Eight. They have banned together after surviving the massacre of their families during their youth. Now, they work for Texas Rangers and their current mission is two rescue women who have been taken.
Upon finding them, Caine, Sam, and Tracker instantly learn the women have outcast a small yet feisty woman named Desi. When she offers a sexual trade off in exchange for him letting her go and not taking her back, he realizes she’s running from something that has been done terrible wrong to her.
When they reach town and the awaiting town people her guardian steps up to claim her. Seeing James, Caine can smell a bad situation. A near fight breaks out when he tries to release Desi from her guardianship and when the priest speaks up of the only way to prevent her going back to James, Caine finds himself marrying her.
As he gets her home and begins introducing her to life of Hell’s Eight lands, the extent of her abuse become clearer to him. Every move he makes, raise of his voice, or misinterpreted action he makes has her jumping and expecting punishment. When it comes to the pleasure in the bedroom of being husband and wife (when he can even get her slightly relaxed) ends with her having a panic attack.
There were times when Caine would push her to make her allow him to touch her and then he’d turn around and respect her past and try a low key attempt at getting her to accept him. Sometimes I wanted to ring his neck; I mean the poor woman was badly abused by men, so of course that is going to affect her. Desi also struggled with beliefs she had been taught from her high class family and what she had learned from the past year of captivity.
Once he stops pressuring her, Desi really comes to him herself. She finds she misses his touch and slowly they begin over and finally have the night together.
However that is overlooked when she wakes to him, Sam, and Tracker have gone after James and the other men. Worry takes over for fear he won’t return.
What Caine does find the men they are talking about getting Desi back since none of them believe her twin sister is still alive and they need her to gain her inheritance. When one of the men turns of the others, an explosion takes them all out.
But before they can get back home, Desi is grabbed and taken to a cave. It’s a struggle for both Desi and Caine to reach the other and they both do whatever it takes to survive.
When she’s safe, it’s clear he loves her. It also becomes clear to her with his gift that he believes he’s too good for her and is going to allow her to leave upon her request.
Surprising him in the barn, she shows him just how much she loves being with him and she’s not going anywhere.
Ending with a letter to her sister that she’s sending with 7 of the Hell’s men, she hopes her sister allow the men to bring her to Hell’s Eight land where they can heal together with a baby on the way.
“Loved it! Enjoyed this story there are parts that are not for the faint at heart but the overall story line just hits the spot. Can't wait to read more of Sarah McCarty's books. ”Hawaiianwahine00 wrote this review Saturday, January 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as good as expected.
The heroine's traumatic experiences create an overwhelmingly painful and depressing atmosphere that leaves a pall over the story. It is difficult to get past the horrors she went through and enjoy either the romance or the plot, which is actually quite limited.
Not sure whether I will continue with the series. ”
“Super spicy hot, exciting read!! A fantastic addition to the Erotica genre!”josieD wrote this review Wednesday, December 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent book. If you like steamy romance then this book has it... I enjoyed reading it and looking forward to finding the other books by this Author.”Leanne wrote this review Sunday, September 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really liked it but at times I felt as though the characters were being unrealistic in their emotions, as in Caine was pushing Desi farther than she should have been able to accept had she not been fictitious. Overall, great story and I can't wait to read more of the Hell's Eight series!!”Pr!ya wrote this review Friday, June 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Caine is perfect in my eyes. The Hells Eight are all rough and rugged men but with a sweet side. They will protect any women but they seem to really look out for their own it was a sweet story, too a bit to get Desi to calm down from her tramatic experiences. ”Heather F wrote this review Thursday, May 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dragged along took forever for things to finnaly heat up”Cant stop reading in California wrote this review Sunday, April 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No