Well I survived the apocalyptic snow storm this past weekend . I got to do a lot of reading . Boy do I have a book for you . THE WHIPPING GIRL by Cat Dahman.
Elizabeth is attending a foreign university when she is kidnapped and brutally beaten into submission. Over the course of months, she is punished cruelly for disobedience and rewarded with luxurious gifts when she is compliant. Spoiled by opulence, she lives in fear, wondering about her captor’s motives. His only requirements for her are that she improve herself and that she is the perfect dining companion. She is forced to accept and eat the most exotic foods in the world. Can she trade luxury and excitement for poverty and mundane? Has she been groomed to be another person entirely? How much does freedom mean to Elizabeth? What hellish secrets does her captive keep hidden? What is the end game, and what happened to the young women who failed his games? Elizabeth finds that the games go deeper than she imagined, and she knows that if she fails, she may end up the victim of a sex-trafficking ring that wants her. Psychological horror meets high cuisine. Bon Appetit!
Ok when Elizabeth gets kidnapped from her university, she is finds herself in a cell where she is beaten into submission by a dark and dangerous man . She is being trained to be the perfect dining companion for this man . She has the best food in the world at her fingertips . There is more to this mysterious man . Will she be able to live in the luxury or does she want to go back to her normal life . When she gets deeper into the game he is playing she doesn't want to fail him . She doesn't want to end up a victim of the sex trafficking ring that will do anything to get her .
Ok let me tell you the characters in this book are so well written and complex . Elizabeth well at the beginning is really naive in thinking that her life was safe and ordinary . As you get to know her you see her come to terms with what her life was like and how much she has grown under the eye of the man who kidnapped her . She really grows and actually blossoms under his eye. David well we really don't get to see into his background . He is mysterious and very in check with himself . He is cultured and refined but there is a loneliness about him that will make you want to know more about him. Like any great bad guy you really want him to redeem himself and fall for the heroine . These characters are so well written you feel like they are right there in the room with you .
This is a book that when you pick it up be prepared to get lost in the story and characters . The author has a way of writing that will have you on the edge of your seat all the way through the book. The characters are so well written and you will love to hate them and then you cheer for them . You might have a strong reaction to what goes on in the book but rest assured that things will be ok . Oh and the author loves to ruin food that you might enjoy she is wicked that way . This is a book that isn't your happily ever after there are things in this book that might make you cringe and put the book down for a bit and then go back to it . I promise that this book will have you turning pages well into the night . Check it out I promise you will not be disappointed .