Well, it’s November. The ghosts and ghoulies of Halloween are gone, but in her latest book, The Plot, Melinda De Ross exposes real monsters: the men involved in one of the most despicable practices today, sex trafficking.
My Review: Five Stars!
I’ve been fortunate enough to read all of Melinda’s books, some even before they were published, and The Plot is by far her best book yet. As a foreign author, I’m astounded by Melinda’s ability to write in English, her second language, as well as she does. Mechanically, her book is excellent. Errors are minor and do not in any way detract from the storyline.
Speaking of the storyline, Melinda has crafted a novel that sucks you in from the first paragraph. The Plot examines how being forced into the life of a sex slave by men who use coercion and lies to lure innocent girls away from their homes and families changes, damages, and objectifies them as human beings. Watching Yoko rise above her circumstances to make something of herself, find love, and punish those who harmed her makes for excellent reading. I highly recommend The Plot.
REALITY IS NOT A FAIRYTALE. CAN A VICTIM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING HAVE A HAPPY ENDING AFTER YEARS OF ABUSE AND DEGRADATION? ESPECIALLY WHEN HER ONLY FOCUS IS GETTING PAYBACK…
At eighteen, Yoko Hirano falls into the tentacles of a human trafficking organization and is forced into prostitution. Her first sexual experience is close to a rape, so she becomes traumatized and her opinions about men are low and unflattering. She uses her charms only as means of manipulation.
Four years later she meets the tall, dark and charming antique dealer Mark Chandler. They both acknowledge reluctantly the complicated chemistry between them, but Yoko’s grand scheme of things doesn’t involve falling in love, nor does she think Mark would want her if he found out about her past. To get revenge and prevent other girls from sharing her fate, she plans to ruin the Chinese triad that has destroyed her life and innocence.
However, she doesn’t realize that Mark can be an asset in her plans of bringing down the powerful mobster Michael Chen and his interlopes. Together, they make a quite formidable pair…
*WARNING: this book contains scenes of physical and emotional abuse, explicit language, cybercrime elements, sex and other adult content.
The Plot is available from all Amazon outlets and is an Amazon bestseller in Romance Asian American.
About the Author:
Melinda De Ross (real name Anca-Melinda Coliolu) is an international author of Romanian origin. She writes in two languages, and her books combine the elegance specific to the European style with the modern appeal of the American culture. She has a Law degree and has been a professional target shooter for over a decade. Her favorite genre to read and write in is romance, and she prefers to watch a classic movie instead of going to a noisy club anytime.
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