LIVE NOW!! Deception and Chaos (Chaos #1) by S.M. Soto! + My Review

Title: Deception and Chaos
Series: Chaos #1
Author: S.M. Soto
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Sophia Cova lived a quiet, normal life, shadowed in sadness
after the loss of her parents in a tragic airline accident. With her older
brother being her only living relative and her anchor, Sophia is sure she’s
destined for a brighter future. But that was until she was taken. 
Stolen from her mundane, orderly life, she was drugged, and
woke to every woman’s worst nightmare.
With only four grimy basement walls and a rancid mattress,
she loses her sense of time, and preserves what’s left of her dignity by
hurtling herself into the safety of her mind. The men, the beatings, they come
and go with no reaction, until she hears one word that sends an arctic chill
through her body. 
On the eve of Sophia’s bidding, at one of the largest sexual
slavery rings in the world, all hell breaks loose in the mansion of horrors. Gunfire
and screams erupt all around her, as panic rises. 
Snatched by one monster only to be taken by another, Sophia
slowly starts to learn that not everything is as it seems. When secrets
unravel, and the twisted game of cat and mouse ensues, The Puppeteer pulls his
favorite strings and chaos brews.
Lives are lost while the clock ticks, and only time will
tell who will be killed next…
WARNING: This book
contains very disturbing situations, dubious content, strong language, and
graphic violence. May contain triggers for abuse victims.
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My Review:

Wow! This was dark. I’m all for dark and gritty tales even with sensitive subject matter and I was excited to dive into this story. This one has lots of dark with a sex trafficking theme, a traumatized heroine and hunky mercenaries riding to the rescue. Sophia is abducted, held for months overseas and then sent to a sex slave auction. A quasi-military group, which Sophia’s brother belongs to, infiltrates and saves her at the last minute. This started out with sex trafficking and the details were disturbing and graphic. A lot of time spent on Sophia’s ordeal but I really didn’t get much of a feel for her other than as a victim. There was a romance element with Sophia and her savior, Creed. The story was slow moving until it morphed away from the sex trafficking theme and the action picked up. So much setup in this story without much payout now but evidently held for the continuation of the series. I loved all the guys and their backstories and can’t wait for more from them. The cliffhanger was killer and I look forward to the next installment.

Author Bio

S.M. Soto was born
and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her
love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to
grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and
writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a
romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts
that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life). 
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