Title: A Good Game: The Vision Series Book One
Author: D.D. Shaw
It’s a life based on deception.
Freedom is simply an illusion.
Each person is a slave to Vision.
Trent’s dirty past threatens to steal any chance at happiness for the woman he loves and he must decide how far he is willing to go to protect her. As Charlotte watches him struggle she is faced with the question of who he really is and whether or not she can forgive him. In this world nothing is as it seems.
“Don’t come back, I’m begging you. I’ve only got so much time before they figure out what to do with me and I don’t want to waste it playing games with you.”
“This isn’t a game,” she declared.
“Then don’t act like it is. Just go. You showed your hand and you lost,” he proclaimed calmly.
“And what was your hand?” she asked defensively.
He cocked his head. “I never showed it.”
She pulled the sheet closer around her body. “Is this you winning?”
“No.” He shook his head. “We both lost.”
**Book intended for mature readers only due to graphic content, abuse, and strong language**
5/5 Stars (But I would give it much higher if I could!)
So this has got to be one of the most enrapturing books I’ve read in a long time. This story begins with a very Rapunzel-like theme in which the story’s heroine, Charlotte, is locked in an attic as punishment for her rebellious attitude at her finishing school. Charlotte prefers the attic because it’s the only place that gives her a look at the world outside. It’s this very view that changes her life in the form of a stud named Trent. When he wanders up to Charlotte’s window one night, she doesn’t know what to think. From there the relationship between them grows and becomes an intricate web of pain, love, and the growing realization that no matter what their lives throw at them, they can get through it together. I loved the mystery behind the story, the idea of Vision and the way that they control the fate of the people they save. This idea reminded me of “Big Brother” from George Orwell’s 1984 which thoroughly drew me into the story.
This book had a little bit of something for everyone—thriller, action, suspense, romance, psychological, and sci-fi. The characters were so well fleshed out and the development of both Charlotte and Trent is staggering throughout the book. The author did a fantastic job of bringing this story together and I can’t wait to see what the next book in the series has to offer!