This isn't a love story, but maybe it becomes one if Roberts finishes the second book. A young girl is abducted to be sold into the black-market as a sex slave. Her captor must discipline and train her to perfection so that she will be chosen in auction by the target of his boyhood revenge. The training is gruesome and Roberts powerfully projects the girl's physical and emotional pain, making it impossible not to be dragged down into a very dark and dangerous world with her. There are times when I want to sympathize with her captor, but his detachment and cruelty keeps my protectiveness at the surface. I anxiously await the sequel.