Thursday, 3 December 2015
Review: Traded by Rebecca Brooke
Publication Date: 7th November 2015
I’m a pawn, a piece of chattel, a toy--used and forgotten.
When you’re done with me, you can walk away with no regrets. That’s how my husband sees me. I try to be the best wife possible for him. After all, he took me on when no one else would. Now--he’s in debt and owes more money to the loan shark than we can possibly repay.
But, don’t worry, he’s come up with a solution, it’s just not one I was expecting.
...I’ve been TRADED.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
I read the blurb of this book and I was hooked! It sounded like it'd be angsty, twisty and dark and that type of book was exactly what I was looking for at the time... However. After reading Traded I can say that it wasn't all that angsty. It wasn't dark. It was ever so slightly twisty - I mean, c'mon her husband trades her to pay off his debt! - but it wasn't that bad; I've read more screwed up behaviour in some New Adult / College romances.
That being said, it was a good book and I enjoyed it. It was kinda like a dirty fairytale, and believe me it is a fairytale.
Ashton is a knight in shining armour with a hero complex, despite the fact he is supposed to be a bad ass loan shark, and Elena is, truly, a broken down damsel in distress.
It was interesting - if not incredibly believable - watching Elena shed her whipped dog persona while watching Ashton fall in love with her. They were sweet.
I also found it incredibly satisfying watching her asshole (soon to be ex) husband get what was coming to him.
All in all, it kept me entertained but didn't have me anxiously turning the pages desperate for more. Worth a read if you like the dirty fairytales ;-)