Before Zell was born, her fate was sealed.
Held captive in a high-rise overlooking New York City since the age of twelve, she had no friends her own age, no life outside of the penthouse, and absolutely no choices of her own. But what she didn’t realize was the tower where she lost her freedom would one day become her salvation. Her prince would arrive, they would fall in love, and they would come up with a plan for her to escape so they could live happily ever after.
If only it were that easy.
Every girl dreams of her life becoming a fairy tale, even Zell, who’s knowledge of romance was simply from the books she stole from other girls at the brothel.
In a world where sex, drugs, and manipulation is solely the life she knows, the only fairy tale poor Zell would endure would be a sinister one …
Because freedom always comes at a price.
My Review: 4 stars
I was a bit surprised I enjoyed this book as much as I did.
This book is told from two main POV’s and then a few others along the way.
Zell has been locked in a penthouse for years. Once she turned 12, she never went outside again. Her mom said it was for her safety.
Zell know nothing else but the life she has. She knows things aren’t right but there is nothing she can do about it. She lives with other girls, older girls, but she doesn’t exactly know what they do.
Frankie wants nothing to do with the life his dad leads. He wants to move away and go to college. He wants a life that does not involve crime and drugs.
Frankie and Zell (now 17) meet when he is brought to the penthouse Zell lives in. He is told to choose a girl for his 18th birthday. He choose Zell. But he is not like the other men who come into the penthouse.
Frankie and Zell make a connection and he is determined to save her.
But can he? He is only 18. His dad is powerful. Can he do it?
This was a good story. I enjoyed the story line. I enjoyed the plot. I enjoyed the plot twist.
About the Author:
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isnt writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. Shes also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.