Mary was a teen living a boring life. She wants adventure. Then, she’s kidnapped and taken to a mysterious location where she’s abused and forced to start transforming herself into ‘Elena’ to satisfy the perverted whims of an old man. As the days pass, she’s left with less and less of her old life, and is actually ‘becoming Elena.’ Then, one day, a savior arrives, or is he the key to her doom.
Stolen Innocence by Melody Anne is a disturbing story about human trafficking and degradation that follows Mary/Elena during her transformation. It’s somewhat interesting in that regard, but the plot seems a bit contrived, and too many questions are left unanswered.
Not sure how to categorize this book. It’s too dark to be a romance novel, but doesn’t contain quite enough action to be called a thriller. It will appeal to some readers, though, and does seem to set up for a possible sequel.
I give this one three stars.