The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me.
Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away.
But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I've ever known.
** TRIGGER WARNING ** There are some dark and disturbing scenes of abuse and punishment.
When I saw my escape, I took it. Now I'm in New York City and trying to get my life back on track. Despite the tracker in my ankle, Crow hasn't come for me. He hasn't even called me. I told him the depth of my feelings but he cruelly rejected them.
Maybe he's forgotten about me.
One day, I walk into my apartment and spot the pile of buttons on the counter. I never left them there, and there's only one explanation for their presence.
Maybe Crow hasn't forgotten me after all.
Rupert Ruskin's well-crafted isolation is shattered when his ex-wife shows up with devastating news. Ruskin's inability to walk away from her in her need drives him to help her find a thousand beauties in a single day. Yet Ruskin is so blinded by his own need for redemption, that he ignores all of Elaine's warning signs that her need force him into a soul-shattering final decision.
A Thousand Beauties contains adult themes that may not be suitable for some readers. The audio book, narrated by David Rollins, is available on audible.com.