All Camille wants is to continue the mission of the new Underground Railroad, to get Transformed—those who have developed superhuman abilities—out of the embattled Midwest and into Canada where they can live free. But that's before she's saddled with Hannah, who was raped and Transformed by a rogue criminal that the police refuse to acknowledge even exists. The women have no alternative but to team up to stop the menace, each for their own reasons. Through danger and fear, Camille and Hannah play a high stakes game to bring their adversary to justice. And they find themselves growing closer than either imagined possible, in the process. Now each must face her greatest fears in order to bring a serial rapist to justice, protect the Transformed community, and get back to their lives. Or maybe, chart a new path, together.
I immediately liked Camille and Hannah. Camille is a rough and tumble tomboy who chooses simplicity in nearly every part of her life because it fits her needs. Hannah is beautiful, fashionable and stubborn. The combination of these two worked really well for me at first.
But then about halfway through the story Hannah had a personality flip. Instead of the person recovering from rape that Camille was trying to help, she became this stronger character that, while I didn't mind, simply wasn't in sync with how she was before and there was no warning to suggest her abrupt change.
I liked that Camille fell all over her, treating her like a woman and not a victim and I enjoyed seeing their personalities clash.
There was one scene that while not graphic in its depictions, it was in its dialogue. I read the blurb and knew what this book was about so I knew to expect something. But that scene could have been altered in a way that it wasn't so... so... I'm not really sure here. Not panic inducing but very nearly might be the right way to put it. For me at least. The rating of this review doesn't reflect my emotions while reading this story, I simply wished to point that out.
Because of the length of the book the ending had to be wrapped up quickly. But it felt too neat. If you watch Law and Order: Special Victims Unit you might know what I'm talking about here. There's the build up, the drama, the mystery and then all of the sudden its perfectly fine and everyone is happy. It felt rushed in more ways than one. There was also a fair amount of telling throughout the story and some of it would have been nice to see for character building.
The world built inside of this story is complex and believable which I appreciated and the characters are interesting and varied enough to keep the reader interested. If you're looking for a bit of lesbian erotica with an interesting twist this book could satisfy that need.