Detailing every aspect of her life, Nikki harshly goes from a well adjusted, successful, unhappily married woman into a broken, tortured, slave for her coworker turned boyfriend.
This heartbreaking tale of her life with a conman, Nikki desperately gives up everything for the manipulative and married, Brad, who turns her life into a living hell through his failed financial deals, sexual misadventures and severe emotional hold on her.
A well written but difficult read, if only for the extremely honest portrayal of a emotionally, physically, and mentally abused woman, E. James does an amazing job at making you feel sorry for the protagonist while wondering how any woman can submit to the way she is being treated. Strongly emotional and frustrating, James makes you re-evaluate every relationship you ever had and makes you questions, “what would I have done for love?”
9: Based on a True Story
Of all the possibilities of her predictable life in Spokane, abruptly meeting the man of her dreams was the least bit expected for Nikki. Brad, a man of seductive quality, seizes control of her mundane lifestyle and soon they embark on an exotic life together. That is, until she is faced with the suspicion that not everything about her new love is what it seems. After nearly a decade of deceit and brutality, a crushing blow is made in an attempt to end her freedom and erase her existence entirely. Will she escape from his hands in time? Or will Nikki be doomed to become Brad’s next victim? Follow this true story as Nikki takes the road less traveled in her face-off with a sociopath—battling against his deep desires for sexual exploitation, wealth and ultimately power.