Bloom (The Order Series Book One) by Nikki Rae
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|A seductively dark tale that leaves you breathless and pushes your boundaries. This was a definite wow book for me. Throughout the whole book Nikki Rae had me wavering. One moment I’m screaming run, the next I’m screaming stay. In a world surrounded by Owners and Slaves there is no choice. When you are born and sold into the The Order the girls and boys don’t realize the horror of what awaits them out of the compound. They strive to make sure they follow the rules so a Suitor picks them and protects them from the cruel outside world. Only it’s the Slaves who need protection from these cruel Owners. Men who degrade, humiliate, rape, scar, and torture these young kids. Until they are a meek broken husk. This life is reality for Fawn. Fawn isn’t like the rest, she knows the horror of the Suitors and tries to run away at every given chance. Until she’s bought again. Enter Master Lyons who takes us on a seductive journey and who may turn our hate to love.
I was loving every single second of this book. The twists, the secrets, the lies. All of it. Going through my mind constantly was “wow”. The writing and the characters completely mesmerize you. They grab your attention until you can’t let go. Like I said you fall closer in love with Master Lyons and Fawn. Fawn’s spirit never breaks. Not once. Yes she’s scared. Yes she’s humiliated. But not once does she falter. I think her spirit is what I fell in love most with this story. She’s resilient, brave, and fierce. You honestly can’t help but root for her.
Why isn’t this five stars? I wanted it to be. It deserves to be. Until the last 10%. The last twist completely threw me off. Did it have shock value? Yes. It did. I wasn’t good shocked though. I was mad shocked. Obviously I’m not going to give away anything too spoilerish, but it did knock a star off of the review.
It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape.
Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.
“Fawn,” he said suddenly, his voice soft but still making me jump in my seat. “Were they out of flower names?” he asked, a smile in his voice.
He let on that he knew about the inner-workings of the actual Compound more than my last Owner. Then again, my last one only cared about one thing. He didn’t play these mind games this guy seemed to like.
Master Lyon sighed, convinced I wouldn’t answer, but for some reason I couldn’t keep my mouth shut.
“I was one of the originals at the California Compound.” I hesitated almost too long before I brought my eyes back to his face. He was staring, waiting for me to say more. “We all had animal names,” I said, trying and failing to hide the disgust in my voice.
“Fawn,” he said. “With those eyes?”
I blinked, wondering what he meant.
“They’re so large and expressive,” he explained. “You’re more of a Doe to me.”
So this would be my new name? Not Dog or Whore, but Doe?
He smiled like I’d said something funny but I wasn’t joking. “Do you not like it?”
I didn’t know why he cared if I did or did not like something. It shouldn’t matter to him. I didn’t like any of this and it was obvious. He was asking to toy with me, get me to talk. I was done talking. I bit the inside of my cheek to keep the words from spilling out
I felt that I should say something but the only thing that came out was, “I’m sorry I bit you, sir.” I willed myself to look up at him as he continued to rub the cream into my tender flesh, concentrating on the task in front of him.
“No, you aren’t,” he said matter-of-factly. “You’re sorry you were punished—that you had to be corrected.” A grin pulled at his lips. “I think you quite enjoyed biting me, drawing my blood.”