He’s hunting me, and there’s nowhere to run.
East Berlin, 1963. I thought I understood the consequences of trying to flee to the West. Death. Imprisonment without trial. Instead I’m being hunted by the most dangerous man in the city, secret police officer Reinhardt Volker.
Now I’m his prize, no longer a traitorous factory girl but his elegant and pampered secretary. He wants to possess me, body, soul – and heart. I’ll do anything to get away from him, but first that means getting closer.
I want to feel only hatred for my captor but beneath his uniform I discover a man with a past as scarred as Berlin’s.
And if I don’t escape him soon it will be too late.
**A full-length dark romance by Brianna Hale
Can Brianna Hale do no wrong? I never thought I’d fall in love with an East German Stasi officer but there you have it. Volker and Evony’s story was completely captivating.
This book completely drew me in and I could not get enough of the setting and the characters. Let’s clear things up – this is NOT the story of a Nazi nor does it in any way, shape or form glorify the Nazi regime. With that said, it is without a doubt a dark romance, set in the bleak world of 1960’s East Berlin.
Evony and her father are planning an escape to the West but their plans are thwarted and she is captured by Volker, a high-ranking member of the East German secret police. He is cold, brilliant and calculating, and has no plans to let Evony go. Ever.
She goes to work for him as a secretary but is constantly planning her escape. Volker is revered and respected by all. His plans for Evony are slowly revealed and the tension and chemistry between them practically jumps off the page.
I am not usually a fan of historical fiction but I loved this book. The author did her research and it shows. The details of everyday life in East Berlin were fascinating. As was the growing relationship and mutual respect between Evony and Volker. What secrets is Volker keeping from Evony? And will he send her to prison when he learns the truth about her?
“Loving Reinhardt means staying here forever, and doing so would eventually drive such poison into my heart that any shred of happiness I might find in his arms would be destroyed.”
This book has thrills, incredible chemistry, and a fascinating story line. I can always count on Brianna Hale to entertain, educate and enthrall me! I never thought I’d love a book about Cold War-era Germany but there you have it. Volker is another unforgettable, uber-protective and sexy character. Highly recommend this one!
“You were meant to be mine. And I will have everything.”