BOOK REVIEW ~ UNCOVERING YOU (PARTS 1 & 2) BY SCARLETT EDWARDS
February 7, 2019
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.
Uncovering You 2 comes out April 20th, 2014 and the cover hasn’t been revealed yet, hence ——–>
Uncovering You 2: Submission introduces the power dynamic that will define the relationship between Lilly and Jeremy. Will Stonehart get what he wants? Will Lilly get her revenge? There’s only one way to find out…
The full story of Lily (captive) and J.S. (captor) unfolds over multiple volumes of approximately 125 pages each, like serials. Each volume, though, is a FULL story with a climax and conclusion. Uncovering You 2, will be available April 20, 2014. Also subtitled as Submission.
This first installment served to entice and draw in the reader to HOW Lily ended up kidnapped. You are given a front row seat to her jumbled up mind and taken back in time through multiple flashbacks that slowly start to bring out the truth.
This was more of a mindfuck for the character in question, not for the reader; nevertheless it was nicely done so it gets a higher rating. No gritty scenes, but what has happened leaves much to be anticipated, despite the low dark rating.
Overall, this was a fast read I liked. As a reader who loathes time gaps or any kind of leap back and forth, I was surprised that I didn’t exactly hate the book structure here. The beginning was a little confusing as it depicted scenes of the future, something that was never brought up again in the rest of this book. Certain things like the contract, J.S. being a billionaire, the captivity conditions, all reminded me of other dark reads and those reminders going off in my head derailed me from fully enjoying the book. This is more of a slow mindfuck read than it is dark, and though nothing spectacular has happened so far, the buildup to the end and then the ending itself leaves a lot to be questioned. Definitely interested in seeing what the author has in store for Lily and J.S. in book 2!
Ending: I personally didn’t see this ending as a cliffhanger. It leaves the reader on an anticipatory note where you know something is going to happen. The end feeling is of determination and resolution.
ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
You must read Uncovering You Part 1: The Contract first! Dark themes and non-con included.
I avoid serials like they’re the plague. To be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled with the first part so whether or not I liked this second part in the Uncovering You series would determine if I wanted to continue with J.S. and Lilly’s captive/captor story. So I’m really happy to say that yes, I loved this installment (though it’s still too short for my tastes) and am anxiously awaiting the next!
Submission swiftly continues where The Contract left off, and Lilly, out of starvation and hunger, has just given in to Jeremy Stonehart’s (J.S.) requirements and signed the contract, thereby binding her to him (like an employee to boss, except in here, it’s a sexual agreement). What made this installment work for me was Lilly’s character. In my dark reads, I like when the heroine isn’t a wilted flower; outwardly, Lilly acts broken and meek but what she really is doing is plotting. Planning. Searching for anything that can help her get out of the hellhole she’s in. With Jeremy constantly reminding her of what she is and who she belongs to, along with her personal agenda, she never loses track of her objective.
“What kind of man am I? The kind who can, Lilly. And the kind who does. I can do this to you, so I do.”
Though I was a bit disheartened to still not know why Lilly was taken captive in the first place, the author does a fine job of portraying her captivity life and Jeremy and Lilly’s daily interactions. Any and all sexual scenes are oddly arousing and once again, the ending leaves the reader with an anticipatory feeling. It’s not an immediate cliffhanger, but rather a slow burn; like you know what’s going to happen next and must wait an agonizing few weeks to read it.
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.