Review: Wanderlust by Skye Warren

May 29, 2013 Review 0

Review: Wanderlust by Skye Warren

Can love come from pain?

Evie always dreamed of seeing the world, but her first night at a motel turns into a nightmare. Hunter is a rugged trucker willing to do anything to keep her—including kidnapping. As they cross the country in his rig, Evie plots her escape, but she may find what she's been looking for right beside her.

Wanderlust is a dark erotic novel which explores dubious consent, captivity, and power play. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.

Title: Wanderlust
Author: Skye Warren
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Prisoner
Published by Skyerotica
Source: Author
Published: April 14, 2013
Genres: Dark Erotica
Pages: 200
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: five-flames

Skye Warren captivates the reader in her very dark erotic novel Wanderlust. Warren’s graceful and unique writing style lures the reader into Evie’s story, masterfully told through first person voice.

Evie grew up like a captive thanks to her verbally abusive mother who thought danger was everywhere. Worse still, Evie was violently molested by Allen, her mother’s boyfriend. Freedom is the only thing on Evie’s mind, and on her twentieth birthday, she escapes from her mother’s. Unfortunately for Evie, at the first place she stops for the night, she is raped, and in the morning she is drugged, and kidnapped by a trucker named Hunter. Evie’s first person voice really allows the reader to understand how naïve she is in all social situations, especially with men. With her limited life experience, Evie does her best to cope with her circumstances, but her reactions, at times, didn’t feel like those that a reasonable person would make. Throughout her ordeal, Evie looks for opportunities to escape, for which I was grateful. The sex is frequent, intense, and graphic—definitely not for the faint of heart. As the story progresses, Hunter’s past comes to light, offering an explanation for what he did to Evie. Without wanting to give away any spoilers, I can say that the Hunter’s tragic past did not exempt him from his actions or redeem him in any way. Hunter’s admission that Evie was his only victim and his confession with his best friends as witnesses were the only acceptable actions I found acceptable.

Although I have read non-consent/dubious-consent books in the past without discomfort, there were times I was so overwhelmed by this story that I had to step away from it for a while. Even so, I never stayed away from it very long because I could hear Evie calling me back to her story.

Wanderlust is a gripping and mesmerizing story that left me emotionally drained and just a bit disappointed with the ending.

I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

T.C. Archer
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