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Her Life Is Like A Prison Cell.A Self Made, To Hell With The Free World Existence That Locks From The Inside.Stop Judging Her Agoraphobia Doesn T Define Her It Simply Keeps Her Safe.He Belongs In A Prison Cell.The 6x8, Make Me Your B Tch Variety That Locks From The Outside.But He S Free To Hunt To Take To Break.And He Just Found A Sexy New Toy.Capturing Her Is The Easy Part Her F Cked Up Mind, However, Makes Him Question Everything He Does Next.But He S A Determined Bastard If All Goes His Way, This Will Hurt Like Hell. I just read Deliver and loved it and hurriedly read Vanquish My opinion is not in the majority per the reviews however I didn t like this story that much and put it in the OK category Pam Godwin writes about very taboo and dark subjects and has the ability to make you believe in the romance between her very damaged characters This is where I feel Vanquish went wrong Van meets up with Amber as he is stalking his previous girlfriend Liv from Deliver Van is desperately trying to find a way back into his daughters life and knows Liv is the key to that Also, he s still quite obsessed with her and can t let go Amber is also damaged agoraphobic, OCD, bulimic just to name a few Van is attracted to her because of her damange and insecurities and decides that she would make the perfect slave mainly because she won t run away because of her fear of the outside.When authors write about dark subjects like abduction they also need the reader to take a leap with them that a relationship is possible between the captor and captive That worked really well in Deliver but not in Vanquish It is too big of a leap for me to go from abduction and rape to attraction and love in such a short period of time Van did all his dirty little tricks of punishment and humiliation but I couldn t see his softer side to make the attraction believable.I really wished I liked it but I m still a big fan of the author. I was BLOWN away by this masterpiece.This is the second book in this series after Deliever I guess it could be read as a standalone, but I wouldn t recommend it You get way out of it if you meet Van in his natural habitat first.After Liv and Joshua escaped the slave trade and killed Mr E, their boss and Van s father, they left Van thinking he d died Obviously he didn t but he has spent the last year doing what he does best, stalking Liv and Joshua trying to find out what connections they have and if he can find a opening to see the one thing Liv has that he doesn t Their daughter Livana.On a stake out of their house, Van starts to use the abandoned house next door But things aren t as they seem because the house isn t abandoned, just shut up tight because Amber is agoraphobic and hasn t left the house in two years She used the delivery man to get things from her house to the mailbox and also to relieve a little sexual tension When she sees Van on her front porch, things get a little crazy.You See Van is not normal He had a terrible childhood and when his slave owning dad needed cover, he brought his son back to work as the face of his salve ring Now even though that part of his life is over, Van still has tendencies toward terrible behavior and he decides that the way to get his daughter back is to have a character reference In his twisted mind, if he can get Amber fixed she can tell Liv just how much he s changed The only problem though is that to get he out of her house, he has to kidnap her Thus begins the tug and pull of crazy behavior and brittle hearts.Pam Godwin is a flipping genius She s able to take these dark, gritty and clearly damaged characters and create light and love from all this broken pieces Starting this book and knowing Van, I had hope for redemption but didn t see how it was possible But by the end I had a silly grin on my face and was aweing over Van and his beautiful transformation.Then there s Amber Her tale was just as tragic but in a completely different way She had not just one life changing mental illness but at least three Watching her go through her transformation was not easy Not just because I felt a soul deep crushing pain for her but because of Van s less than traditional means of pulling her out of her head.There sexual tension was off the charts Even as I cringed at some parts, I was still looking for the closest fan Through the whole book I wished for their peace and hoped they d find it in each other.I was completely blown away once again with Pam s stellar writing, fabulous character building and her ability to create light out of the darkest recesses humans had to offer She is the queen of the dark read and I can t wait for. I think I have found a new favorite author.This is the second book that I ve read by Pam Godwin and I have realized that she s an amazing writer and writes the stuff that I love The dark, the dirty, and the depraved I m talking taboo subjects like rape and sexual slavery It makes me so giddy and excited Vanquish is Van s story I was intrigued by Van from the beginning of Deliver I wanted to know his story I wanted to know what made him the way he is and why I wanted to know if he was capable of actually i loving i somebody selflessly.Van s story is heartbreaking When it finally came out my heart hurt for him It s tragic, really And the girl in this story, Amber Her story is heartbreaking as well Sexist pigs.Amber is agoraphobic, OCD, bulimic, and suffers from anxiety and panic attacks That s enough to drive off even the strongest of people But Van makes it his mission to i selflessly i fix Amber and take her from a broken doll to the flawless beauty queen she once was.Pam Godwin did an awesome job of writing Amber s character It was completely believable and I felt what Amber was feeling When she d become panicked she d pass out, I found my heart racing in my chest, just like hers was As she started falling in love, I found myself falling with her And to me, to be able to write like that, that s a gift I enjoy being able to really feel what I m reading, and Pam is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors because she can do that effortlessly.I started this series when I had no reviews for my blog due, but sadly, it may be a while before I can read Camila s story, Disclaim, which is next I ve already one clicked it and I will read it one day, hopefully soon I ve fallen in love with this series and these characters.