“God dammit, Florence!” He snarls, jerking me closer to him. In an instant his arms wrap around me in a tight embrace. What is he about? I’ve been preparing for a slap in the face, at least, possibly being held under the water once again. But this? His uncharacteristic display of affection frightens me more than his abusive nature. Perhaps he is not well in his mind.
His lips brush my ears before he leans in to press his cheek against mine. “You have no idea,” he whispers, his voice trembling with hoarse anger, “how badly I’m going to hurt you.”
In a ransom deal gone terribly wrong, Florence Blackmore is swept away from her home in the Victorian countryside and made to test her darkest limits. Fighting to maintain her dignity and avoid the harsh punishment of her captors, she battles to understand her own feelings and the concept of love.
Warning: this story contains sexual and violent content that may be offensive to some readers. Read at your own risk. Enjoy :)