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Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart.
How far can you fall in just one month? How quickly can the human spirit be broken? Where does evil hide in plain sight?
Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free.
But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.
For every action, there is a reaction.
Every choice has a consequence.
And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.
Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.
Sighs, there was not one redeeming quality to this story. I had to exhale when this book ended. I did not enjoy anything except for Laney. She was resilient, and kindhearted. That’s about it. I loathe Ash. I couldn’t deal with his split personalities. I hated it. Either he was a victim or a super douche bag to Laney. I didn’t like that she put up with him when he decided to treat her wrong with his tantrums. My biggest issue with this story was the concept of the sex slave trade. I feel like it’s so overdone in the genre that if the author was going to do it that it should have been more realistic. I found it really hard to believe that it was happening that way the author portrayed it. Now I’m not saying it couldn’t be true but she didn’t make be believe it. The first half of the story is such a different tone from the ending. It didn’t mesh well with me.
I actually didn’t see any difference from Ash as the victim in this story different from the women in other stories just like that. All the author did was change the gender to me. He didn’t try to help himself enough for me. I think Ash accepted his life up until the point of meeting Laney. For me Laney’s disability didn’t add anything to the story. It didn’t make her better emotionally, or mentally. It seemed very filler-ish to me. I thank the author for creating a woman who is kind, and too trusting. Now I did question Laney’s judgement. My first reaction would have been to call the police, not drive this man cross country to my dad who is a police in another city. I think that’s where her naivety came into place. But this time that worked out for her. She found someone she to fall in love with. She decided to stay by his side through all his trauma, anger, frustration, and love. I did enjoy Ash in his element with dancing. I liked how he perceived the lyrics to certain songs. I also thought they whole telling his story was a great thing, not just for him but his friends that were in the same horror as him. I liked the writing of the story alot, but the execution did not work for me.