July 16, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
The V Girl by Mya Robarts
First Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Source: eArc from Xpresso Book Tour
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 4,5 hearts
In post-apocalyptic North America, sexual slavery is legal. Lila Velez desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend. 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 for love.
Lila’s coping mechanism to cope with her mother’s loss is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey Fürst, a foreign, broody man who she distrusts because of 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.
With threats looming at every turn and no way to escape, Lila fears that falling in love will only lead to more heartache. The consequences of laying down her arms for Aleksey and welcoming hope might destroy more than her heart. They might force her to face the worst of her nightmares becoming a reality. Is love possible in a world that has forgotten what the human touch is?
The subject of this book is hard, it’s never easy to read about violence and rape but the subject is here. In a world on war, women and men are nothing for the strongest one. They are using people, hurting them and even killing them.
Even if this book talk about rape, war and violence, it’s also about love, hope and virginity.
I was easily able to identify myself with Lila, she is young and she doesn’t want that her first time be a rape. I can totally understand the way her mind works and I like her strength. She will not fall for the handsome soldier right away, she will learn to know him and even then, she won’t accept his offer. The fact that she has desire but doesn’t dare to assume them completely is understandable. Lila is strong, she knows what she wants and especially she knows what she does not bear. She makes all that she can to protect her family.
Aleskey was a soldier and now he’s a cop, he’s tall, sure of himself and he inspire fear. He has a dark side but in time of war, nobody can reproach him to have some kink. What I like about him, it’s his complete admiration of Lila, he likes her, he protects her and even if he doesn’t use communication very well, I knew he was fond of her since the beginning. But love isn’t easy and a lot of problem appears. Jealousy is a new feeling for him and it’s hard to let it go.
I love the moment where they are together, they are strong and Lila feels safe in the arms of the big cop.
This book is not only about love, it’s about losing your virginity to a person you love. It’s an important part of the woman and we shouldn’t give it to a person who don’t love us or at least know us. At a moment in the story, Lila had a choice and for me she takes the good one.
The V girl is about virginity but always keep in mind that in this book, USA are in war, Patriots versus Nationalists. The Patriots won and the Nat are slaves, these who aren’t volunteers will be rape in public. So yes the subject is difficult and this book is not for teenagers but in the end hope is here and hope came from an awful event.
This book is also a story of war and violence, how a winner can put on the ground people and treat them as nobodies. The rape isn’t happening only on women, but also on men and there are a lot of awful things that are committed.
This book is hopeful because even if war is here, you can find hope in every people. Some aren’t stronger but they have a spark of life who gives them the courage to fight.
I enjoyed this book, Mya Robarts write very well and it was not easy to write about this subject and to create awful scenes and hot, sexy and steamy ones. But well done, you did it Mya and it is the first book of yours I read but it won’t be the last.
Mya Robarts is a bookaholic who regrets nothing.
She spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually she realized that she enjoyed writing her stories rather than dancing to them.
Robarts is obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon-worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.