"A great novel about hope through darkness"
Reviewed by Helen Williams
Posted May 19, 2016
Romance Contemporary | Romance Suspense
VENGEANCE by Zane is a novel filled with disturbing
situations. It's about incest, rape, physical abuse, and
mental illness which leads to a BDSM lifestyle. I found this
novel difficult to read because of the circumstances
surrounding the main character. The sexual abuse within this
family spanned three generations that resulted in mental
illness and violent behavior. Even though the subject matter
is disturbing I would imagine that anyone who has lived or are
living through this may find it helpful in finding that there
is help available. This novel also deals with how people are
treated because of lifestyle choices and physical appearance
and the damaging effects that result from that treatment.
Caprice Tatum left Atlanta when she was a teenager due to a
brutal and traumatic situation. That brutality changed her
life forever. Even though she changed her name and became a
world famous pop star (Wicket), her past still haunts her.
Because of her past she has never been able to be intimate
with a man. She lost the one close friend she had and has
never been able to get close to anyone else, other than her
father. On stage and to the world she appears to have it all.
But in reality her life is out of control and she feels that
there is only one way she will ever get her life back. And
that is by getting revenge on the ones that hurt her when she
was a teenager. So she returns to Atlanta and meticulously
plans her VENGEANCE. While there she comes face to face with
the person who saved her that fateful night. Since she had
surgery and changed her appearance Jonovan has no idea that
Wicket is the girl he rescued all those years before. He is
interviewing the pop star and enjoying spending time with her.
Spending time with Jonovan along with her deep therapy
sessions helps Caprice/Wicket to finally begin to heal. I
found this novel to be very encouraging because it shows that
even when a person suffers through a great tragedy they can
make it through to the other side when you are surrounded by
the right people. VENGEANCE is a great story about acceptance,
forgiveness and finding your true worth and being comfortable
with it. Zane did a wonderful job in writing about difficult
subject matters and showing there is always hope.
Mega bestselling author Zane returns to the world of her
hugely popular novels Addicted and Nervous in this dark and
exhilarating follow-up featuring a beautiful but emotionally
damaged pop star desperate and determined to enact revenge
on those who have caused her to hide behind her fame.
After fleeing from Atlanta years ago following a traumatic
event, Caprice Tatum decides itâ€™s time to return to her
rootsâ€”only this time, sheâ€™s coming back as Wicket, the
international pop sensation whoâ€™s the very definition of
fame and fortune. And while she may be the perfect diva
onstage, offstage sheâ€™s desperate to finally lay her past to
rest. Her plan? Revenge.
The deeper she worms her way into Atlantaâ€™s most elite
circles, the more Caprice unravels, putting herself and the
few people she trusts at risk, including Jonovan, her
childhood crush whose compassion and allure is almost too
hot to handle. When her father suggests she see a therapist,
Dr. Marcella Spencer, Caprice finally begins to pick up her
pieces and find an inner-strength.
But can Caprice truly overcome her past? Or will it drag her
even further into darkness?
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