Unshackled is a thrilling ride of sexual awakening, love, money and corruption…
Trying to escape the evil hold of her stepfather, Abigail becomes a player in a wildly debauched world that has her body hitting a plethora of sexual highs, while her heart clings to her new-found love and the desire to be free. But can she break away and keep it all—the money, her freedom and the girl?
Or will she lose everything?
Abi has been left in her stepfather, Edward’s, care ever since her mother’s passing fifteen years ago. Since then Edward has been parading around women in front of of Abi. While this wouldn’t normally bother her, as she tried to distance herself from Edward as much as possible, she finds herself drawn to his latest addition. His latest conquest, Emma, has captured Abi’s attention. Abi never felt an attraction to a woman before, but Emma was totally different. She was older and had a certain way about her that Abi could not resist. When the feeling seems to become mutual, Abi and Emma will stop at nothing to be together and away from Edward’s cruel streak. But, Edward has a tight hold over the both of them. Will Abi and Emma ever get the chance they have been in search of to finally be rid of Edward, so they could be happy together?
I normally do not read books in the F/F category, but the synopsis for this story really captured my attention especially since it has a BDSM element to it. Although most of the BDSM I read has more of a softer side to it and a more loving side. We don’t necessarily get that here especially not with Edward’s interactions with Abi and Emma. Abi feels as if she has no choice, but to take her stepfather’s abuse as he took care of her financially, plus she had nowhere else to go. There was no love lost between Abi and Edward though. Emma on the other hand has gone through a slew of men for financial stability, including her latest relationship with Edward. Emma never imagined that she would fall for Abi especially since she was a lot older than Abi.
I really loved the scenes between Abi and Emma and you can easily see why they connected with each other and how the infatuation turned to love between them. As much as Abi was young, you can see how much she wanted to protect Emma and vice versa. Their romance was really sweet and kinky at the same time. Edward on the other hand is a sadistic monster intent on breaking both girl’s spirits. Edward is definitely a character with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I found myself getting angry at what he put Abi and Emma through. I really rooted for Abi and Emma to give him his comeuppance, so they could finally be free of him. There are a lot of obstacles in the way for that to ever happen, if it does happen.
Unshackled by Rachael Stewart really is the perfect name for this story as it holds so much meaning to what Abi and Emma are going through. It’s about breaking through bonds that have a grip on you so strongly. Bonds that seem as if there is no escaping from. Unshackled is a gripping portrayal of learning how to be free from a life you have lost all control over. I highly recommend Unshackled, especially if you love strong female characters that grow in their strength as the story progresses.
Author Bio –
Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.
Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.
A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.
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