Title- Uncovering You: The Contract
Series- Uncovering You #1
By- Scarlett Edwards
Publication Date- March 27, 2014
Genre- Dark Romance
When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what's waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind.
Reality is much worse:
A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning.
I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom:
Armed with only my memories, I must do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But in the end, it all comes down to one choice:
Resist and die.
Or submit, and sign my life away
****4 ½- You've got my attention -Stars****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~
I refuse to give in to despair, even if my entire self-preservation mechanism is on high alert. Despair is what whoever brought me here wants me to feel.
I will not succumb to that.
Well well well, you've certainly got my attention Miss Scarlett. I am a big fan of gritty, dark, and emotional reads and this book definitely falls into that category. I'm not sure how I feel about it being a serial read though, this concept is new to me personally even if I have heard of such a monster. On the one hand- I like a long read and this was a bit on the shorter side, I sooo wanted more after that ending. On the other hand- it appears I won't have to wait too long for the next book which rocks cause I sooo wanted more after that ending.
Nothing feels right. The fog that's heavy on my mind is starting to lift, but not yet enough for me to understand-or remember-where the hell I am. This place is unfamiliar. I know that much. But right now, I feel almost like a surgery patient whose anesthetic kinked out: fully awake mentally, but completely impaired physically.
Lilly Ryder has just woken up in the middle of a living nightmare. She is in an unfamiliar room with no windows, no doors, no signs of human life, no idea how or when she got there, oh... and she is sporting a brand new collar around her neck. To say she is in a little bit of a panic would be an understatement.
A hysterical sort of laughter builds in my chest. It's the laughter that comes when all the lights have gone out and all hope has been extinguished. It's the laughter of a woman on the edge of sanity.
The only clue she has as to her situation is a contract. A simple piece of paper telling her the only way out of her current predicament is to sign over ownership of herself to someone known only as JS. As a woman who has fought her entire life to be independent and self-sufficient, her situation could not be any worse. Now she has to make the biggest decision of her life- sign the contract...or die. What will she choose?
What demands will my captor have of me? It does not matter. I will never sign that filthy sheet of paper. I will never willingly surrender my freedom.
We spend a lot of time jumping from past to present while Lilly struggles to figure out how exactly she ended up in this room and fighting against her captor the only way she can-through defiance. How long will she be able to hold out before she either withers away to nothing or succumbs to the insanity she feels creeping in on her? What happens if she signs the contract? What happens if she doesn't?? All I know is, after that ending-I am dying to find out what happens next. I have a feeling Lilly's captor has no idea what kind of woman they have on their hands, but is about to find out. Scarlett Edwards, you devious little devil, you have my undivided attention...when can I have it back?
I am at my very limit. I am a woman on the edge of a precipice. I know that I have only two choices right now:
Die, or sign the contract.
Die, or sign the contract.
I’m Scarlett Edwards. I wrote my first book as a college sophomore. After six months of edits, it made its debut as Yours to Savor.
That was at the start of 2013. I’ve written more books since then. You can find them all here.
It’s funny how quickly life changes. I used to think I’d need a degree to get a “Real Job.” Then I wrote a few books, they got somewhat popular, and now I’m living the life as a full-time romance author.
Thanks to all my readers for making my dreams come true!