Friday, May 10, 2013

Betrayed by Wodke Hawkinson

Summary on GoodReads.

I really should stop buying books because of the cover.

Anyways, Brook is filthy rich (supposedly) and while driving her Ferrari she is kidnapped. Her abductors rape her from all angles and inside out. Gross.

The part of Brook captivity is really gross, disgusting, and, I found it to be very real. I mean, Hawkinson didn't hold back in the description and the language. If you have issues with women being raped don't read this book.

I found the beginning of the book (yeah, the captivity part) to be very good. I know, I already admitted I am a weird psycho so...

The problem with the story started when Brook escaped and is rescued by Lance. After TWO months of living with Lance she wants him. On page 228 she tells Lance "I want you. I want you so badly."

Let me stop right here. Don't rape victims need counseling, therapy, treatment or something before they are able to "love" again? And only two months and you already want to have sex? After your anus was broken and...?

On top of that, they go for it but Brook stops because (thank god) she is concerned about having some STD and passing it to Lance. And Lance? "I'll take my chances" he said. Seriously, the woman was repeatedly raped by three unknown low life deviants and you don't care that she might have gotten some STD or HIV? Way to go Hawkinson.

I was expecting something in the line of I spit on your grave movie... Don't you want revenge after something like this?

I am not saying that rape victims shouldn't get their lives back, but a little reality here would've made this a good book. Hawkinson went from hardcore pornography straight to romance. Sorry, I needed something in between.