Dark Reading Thursday: Island Mindfuckery Edition

I’m starting a new segment on my blog called Dark Reading Wednesday where I’ll share a book that’s dark and sexy or just plain twisted. I’m hoping this will be a way for you to find out about great new dark books. Or if you’ve read them, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

To kick it off, I have one of my favorite recent mindfucks…

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 by Lisa Henry: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | All Romance