V Girl by Mya Robarts

December 21, 2015
V Girl, Mya Robarts, Book Review, InToriLex
THREE STARS
The V Girl

SYNOPSIS:

In post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love. 
Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s rape and kidnapping is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey, a foreign, broody man that she distrusts because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.

All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.
Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

REVIEW:

I don't read alot of romance, but I did enjoy the unique concept behind this. This was a mature romance in the midst of a violent oppressive dystopian society. Please be aware that this contains scenes of sexual violence that may be offensive to some readers. Lila and Aleksey are an unlikely but complex pair, who complemented each other well. Lila is an indecisive teenager who is trying to cope in a world where most of the women are raped by soldiers routinely. V-girl stands for virgin and being a virgin in this society makes you more desirable to genetically modified super soldiers who ravage girls without consequence. Aleksey is a cop who is at times sensitive and caring, but overall intimidating and unnerving.
There were well described sex scenes although they were not what you would typically consider romantic. The unpredictable nature of the book kept me engaged and wanting to read more. The author made the book come to life with her descriptions of a torn apart society in desperate need of change. But there wasn't enough fleshed out details about how and what the dystopian world was. I did enjoy the romance but it overshadowed other aspects and hindered some of the novels potential.
"You usually can’t recall all the people you’ve shared laughs with. But you rarely forget the people you’ve shared your tears with. "
There was definitely choppy parts of this book, and the ending didn't tie everything altogether. The pacing issues and repetitiveness of phrases was also distracting at times. But overall I did enjoy the romance between Lila and Alekskey to make it a worthwhile read. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy romance and don't mind some less than stellar world building.

You can purchase the book on Kobo Books and Amazon.
I received a copy from the author and Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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