Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romantic Suspense, Humor
“Life is a beautiful, broken mess. Closer to a Shakespearean tragedy than a Hollywood happy ending.”
Well, life is indeed a Shakespearean tragedy when it dawns on you that Luca Buchanan, Boston's most badass MMA fighter and Alpha Male Extraordinaire, is not real. I'm going to numb my pain by watching Stephen Amell working out in those deliciously entertaining salmon ladders that make Lila (and me, and you, and every creature with ovaries) drool.
Lila's dystopian America is dark and gloomy. After a disastrous, merciless civil war, her town is on the losing side and as a result, she faces the fear of rape and abuse as a form of retaliation. With the recruiting ceremony approaching, a ceremony that will define whether she'll become a sex slave by force and during which the possibilities of heinous crimes are extremely high, Lila desides to lose her virginity. To stop being the V Girl. But nothing goes as planned, and instead of seducing her best friend she meets the mysterious Aleksey, a gorgeous man that scares and fascinates her. Will Lila manage to survive unscathed in a world where violence is the law? What if she loses not only her innocence, but also her heart?