She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?
It is recommended to read after Deliver & Vanquish, but it can be read as a stand-alone.
Other books by Pam Godwin
~4.25 Stars Crazies Stars~
Camila Dias is a strong woman who survived and escaped one year of captivity. Since then, it’s been her mission to save those enslaved and to rid the world of human traffickers. Helping her cause is her childhood love who she hasn’t seen in years, but she seems to be losing hope of reuniting with him as time passes. However, not one to sit idle, Camila is preparing for her next target and to bust open his ring of slave trading. While she knows the risks are high, she is determined to save lives in spite of her own.
“Her enslavement had wrought a deep dissatisfaction with her own life, and though her body had healed from the trauma, her bleeding soul demanded she do this.”
Matias Guerra was loving and nurturing as a boy but the adult version transformed into a sculptured and masculine man with certain dominating needs. Working in a violent world, Matias earned his position in the chain of command. Having the ability of making problems disappear, he is always ready when Camila called him for help. Knowing she will need him again, he waits but he wants her to choose him for the right reason.
“He wanted her to love every piece of him, even the most depraved and unworthy pieces. Especially those. In return, he would protect her soul, cherish it, and put it at peace again.”
As Camila’s plan is set in motion to gain access to the human traffickers, she quickly realizes all is not what she anticipated, as the players and terms are completely different. Being held against her will again, she learns she must play according to his rules, but if she wins, the reward will be much more than she can imagine.
“Funny thing, trust. It was so hard to give, yet easy to rip away.”
While being held captive, and to her shock, Camila and Matias are reunited. Seeing how much Matias has changed into a virile man, makes her mouth water, but on the surface, not all is as it seems. Determined more than ever, Matias will not lose his only chance to secure the love of his life. What ensues tests Camila’s vulnerabilities as a submissive and pushes her mind to connect with her heart, as Matias shows her how pain can be pleasurable without sacrificing her trust.
“She didn’t just feel him between her legs. She felt him everywhere, ripping her apart and putting her back together in a way that served him. But somehow, it served her.”
In Disclaim, Pam Godwin pens a multi-layered plot probing her character’s weaknesses but also searching for that inner strength that defines the character. With Camila, coming to terms with her captivity then willingly accepting her choices, she showed her growth and depth. For Matias, he may have tarnished himself over the years, but he’s tried to equalize the violence with benevolence. Lastly, some favorite characters made an appearance in Disclaim and reading how Camila viewed Van Quiso and Amber made me laugh at times. Just getting a little piece of Van was a treat!
Overall, this book offers a solid plot with twists, secrets and a second chance at love. As always, Pam Godwin’s prose flow beautifully and she brings a vivid world to her reader. I highly recommend Disclaim!