They may be refugees but Andie Sorenson never chose to flee when government forces abduct her to the "safety" of a military-operated compound. Caught in an ugly civil war no one understands, she's now a number, a uniform, her future reduced to three stale meals a day with the strangers who share her fate. She's nothing, no one—until a random act of compassion and an electric smile turn her prison into a refuge.
It's his eyes, his heart, his beautiful soul drowning in an ocean of secrets. Lance Corporal Kaleb Novelli is an enigma, but with each plunge through another layer, Andie finds herself captured in a way she never imagined. She knows they have no future. They can't even have a present, but that doesn't stop her heart from committing to a man she can never have. The only one she trusts in this battle of lies and manipulation.
But they've found their paradise in hell, and she can't shake the feeling that Kaleb Novelli is not just a player. He's the game.
This novel is a work of fiction and intended for mature readers. Events and persons depicted are of a fictional nature and use language, make choices, and face situations inappropriate for younger readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is the first book I have read of Alyson Santos and I have to admit that I just loved! It is dark and tells a love story in the middle of a civil war and the complexities of the human behavior. Andie and Kaleb are too young to face so serious matters and it feels like Hunger Games, since we try to understand this new world and how their relationship unfolds in this war. The writting is so good and the characters so engaging! I feel like I will read more of Alyson Santos in the future... 1 like
Wow. What an emotional rollercoaster of a story, a story full of intrigue and secrets, and twists and turns. Set in a war torn country where rebels are fighting against the government forces in a battle for ownership, Andie Sorensen is taken from her home for her own safety and placed in a compound where she is given a job in administration working for Lance Corporal Kaleb Novelli. Nothing is as it appears though, there is no black and white, who are the good guys? Are any of them on the side of good? In a world of bitterness and lies, Andie soon learns that Kaleb is the epitome of goodness and selflessness. It would seem though that she has to save him from himself, but who can she trust? A beautifully written story about love, trust, devotion and hope. I was provided with an advanced copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.