The Accidental Slave, The Slave Series 1 - 3 - Book Review

The Accidental Slave - 1
What would you do if you had your morals tested, your values violated, and your boundaries broken? 
How many of your own rules would you break to survive in a world beyond your worst nightmare? 
And who would you become then? 

Young nurse, Aya Johansen, is working with refugees in a war zone when she is captured by fanatic religious warriors, fighting for their right to keep slaves and perform human sacrifices. 

Their violence and brutality shocks her and her panic rises when she discovers the most terrifying man she's ever met has bought her as his personal sex slave. 

Aya is determined to break free, even if it means pushing beyond the edge of her fear to find hidden resources of mental strength. If her only chance of escape is to navigate a forbidden attraction to a man fighting on the wrong side of the war - then she'll take in. Desperate times... and all that. 

3 Stars

Aya wants to help people, she is a nurse and joins a refugee camp in Africa. She's been prepped on who and what is safe, which isn't much. The marketplace is a bustling, it's there that she bumps into Kato, a Masi warrior fighting for the cause. Only she doesn't know it, yet.

Kato and the other Masi are fighting an uphill battle. He knows it, he hates it. But if he leaves they will surely kill him. Not something he wants. When Aya is kidnapped by other Masi Warriors, he tries to protect her. To keep her from greater harm. But is that what he's really doing? He's doing the same as the other men, only more gentle and in the name of protection?

IMHO, all three of these novella's should be one big book. Not chopped up.

This novella has some dark parts. Aya and Kato were ok. I was having a love/hate relationship with Kato. Was he trying to help her? Or was he trying to win her over to his side? Look I'm not raping you. Therefore, I'm the better choice? But is he really?

This is a quick book. You get into it, the plot has action, suspense, and lust. And it's not that I didn't enjoy it, I did, but something held me back from LOVING it.

The Accidental Slave - 2

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Would you rather stay in a dreadful situation and be safe or would you take what little chance you had of surviving your escape?
Aya decides to make a run for it, but the way out of Spirima is filled with enemies on both sides of the war, and there's a chance Kato will have to hurt Aya physically if he wants to set her free. Can Kato bring himself to do it, and will Aya understand and forgive him?

In this second part of the trilogy Aya and Kato are on the run, playing the roles of a couple on their honeymoon as a disguise. But are all of the loving gestures just part of an act?

This is the second part in Aya's story.
Aya's story is broken into 3 parts of around 40,000 words each.

The Slave series consists of separate, but intertwined, stories.

3 Stars

Kato keeps his promise, he is her hero. But at what price? His life? Her life? Their life? Their future that he has built for them?

Returning home has never been sweeter for Aya. Or has it? She is now hounded by reporters day and night for interviews and by her psychologist who points out some facts that Aya doesn't want to hear. Could she have Stockholm syndrome? Was she a victim? And what about Kato? Is he a monster like they are saying?

Kato never waivers in his love for Aya. Aya is too weak to see that. She is confused, frustrated, and hurt because no one will listen. No one! Not even her best friend, Sophie. She needs to find purpose again in her life. She needs to help others. She can't go back to where she was. Some place new.

This book picks up right where the first stops. They are traveling. Again things are left unsaid between Kato and Aya, and that causes confusion and hurt feelings for both parties. Will they ever get it right at this point? I felt terrible for Kato. Aya was being a bitch, but I get it, she was cornered and no one was listening.

The Accidental Slave - 3
Aya's story

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Freedom is a state of mind! 
Aya is free but her mind is battling with demons from her time as a slave. 
Was everything that happened between her and Kato wrong? 
According to the psychologist she simply suffers from Stockholm syndrome and is being betrayed by her own forbidden feelings for him. 
But what about the connection they shared the first time they met? That was real, wasn’t it? 
Just because they had a bad start doesn’t mean they can’t have a happy ending, or does it? 
Aya sets out to claim her life back. It’s time to test what kind of man Kato really is, and she’s got a message for him that he might not like to hear. 

This is the third and last part in Aya's story. 
Aya's story is broken into 3 parts of around 40,000 words each.
3 Stars

Aya and Kato have been thru so much, but they are alive. That's what counts right? Life?

But know Aya needs to know if Kato really loves her and wants her, or if it was all made up. She travels to him, to tell him the news. But upon seeing him, she is swept up again at Kato. Could their life be like this? Could they live happily ever after? 

People from Kato's past and his family are too much for Aya to bear and she runs. But is running the answer or is staying and fighting for what she wants the answer? Aya needs to figure out what she truly wants with Kato. 

It's obvious in this book that they love each other, but it's also painfully obvious that they both need help to deal with what happened. Their love is a yo-yo. I have no doubt they are magnets pulling at each other, but I don't think either is equipped to deal with what happened to them. I want them together because it's like fire works at the 4th of July in America. But at the same time, I want them to figure out some things. They came together at stressful time. Yet they found solice in each others arms and heart. But what if the counselor is right? What if Aya is defending him because she doesn't know any better?

Over all it's a decent Novella series.  I was able to get all three free, thanks to Kindle Unlimited
and by visiting the author's website.
The were brutal things that Kato did to Aya.
Did he want too?
Did he have too?
Was he protecting her?
Was he trying to get her to see him in a better light?
I fell like Kato was torn between duty and with love.
Ultimately love wins right?