Warrant by S L Schiefer
We have all seen it before – Author guidelines and warnings at the beginning of a book or plastered all over the blurb – well if you are anything like me you probably dive straight in with little regards for the warning thinking – what’s the worst that can happen?
WELL, I can assure you that I won’t be doing it again!!
S.L. Schiefer clearly gives a warning at the beginning of this book and it is not just to take up space!! This is a very dark read and will not be everyone’s cup of tea so PLEASE take heed, this book will push your boundaries and some may find some aspects of the content upsetting but remember it is only a book and you can put it down if you don’t like it. Don’t read it and then moan about what you have just finished!!
Well on to the book itself, this is as far from any normal depiction of a romance as you could possibly get, it reduced me to tears on more than one occasion but it is absorbing, dark – yes and unbelievably cruel at times but it gave a great portrayal of what it takes to get through the painful experiences that life can throw at you and to come out the other side not only as a survivor but with a plan and determination.
Devon was a gutsy character, her younger years were with her mother, watching her turn tricks for a living, believing that she only cared for herself when nothing could have been further from the truth, but when the inevitable happens and her mother is killed, she is left under no illusion that she is expected to fill her mother’s shoes.
Life is hell and shows little sign of improvement until she meets Enzo. I liked Enzo, he was full of great ideas but he just needed to be quicker off the mark because before he had a chance to get her away from the situation, she is whisked away by her boss into what can only be described as hell.
But Enzo is not one to walk away easily but the question is not about him it is whether or not he can find and save Devon before she runs out of options.
As tough as this was to read it had hope. The ploy had plenty of twists and turns and the characters were more than able to hold my attention, too much in some respects.
A dark and gritty storyline which flickered with love and humour and opportunity. Fabulous story if you have the wherewithal to see it through to the end.
Not for the fainthearted but finishing it is rewarding.