My Review:«My soul is unbreakable. Whatever happened here, they wouldn’t get that.»
|Book: The Island by Lisa Henry|
Published year: 2012
Rating: 4 out of 5 (****)
Shaw is in Fiji to sell a stolen painting to the crime boss, Vornis. It will be the deal of a lifetime, if Shaw can pull it off. But then Vornis parades his latest toy around in front of him—a captured DEA agent whose time is running out. It’s none of Shaw’s business, and it doesn’t matter that under any other circumstances Lee would be exactly Shaw’s type: he’s young, he’s hot, and he might even have a personality if they hadn’t beaten it out of him. Too bad there’s no way Lee is getting off the island. Too bad there’s nothing Shaw can do for him. And too bad there are some lines that even Shaw won’t cross.
Keeping his hands off Lee proves harder than he thinks, but Shaw’s not stupid enough to fall for the tortured captive of a dangerous crime boss, is he? If he did, it wouldn’t be just his job he would be risking—it would be his life.
Publisher's Warning: Readers with a history of rape or sexual abuse may find elements of this story disturbing.
The Island was a challenging and emotional read, but I was so engrossed by the book that I read it in one sitting far into the night.
The book is told by both Shaw and Lee points of view and though they really are heart breaking my favorites parts were Lee's ones. Especially when he sums up all the things that nobody can take from him no matter what. I found that part gut wrenching and beautiful.
In addition to what happens between Shaw and Lee and their inner battles, I really enjoyed how the plot unfolded but I would have wished an end a bit more developed.