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Goodreads Summary:Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

This book was so enjoyable to read and I loved every moment of it. There is betrayal, action, and romance all tied into one story(who doesn't love all of that? lol). This story takes place after World War V and is ruled by the "Commander". The world has to stay pure from worldly vices. Sinners are the people who sin and when they are caught they get sent to the "Hole". The seven deadly sins are what the Commander feels is reason for the chaos and the destruction of the society. People who are in those ranks of sin are judged and sent to the Hole for the rest of their lives. Each person who is in the Hole will be colored based on the sin that they committed. 

Being accused of a crime that she did not commit Lexi has been sent to the Hole. Having everything stripped away from her she did not fight at first nor did she try to prove her innocence because of the fact that no one would actually believe her if she tried. I loved reading Lexi's character because she is a genuine unique person. She endured so much and even though she wanted to end everything at one moment she still pushed through. The first half of the book my heart was breaking because of the emotional roller coaster happening. I'm not a big fan for the blood and guts everywhere but the story was that good for me to overlook it and keep reading. 

Cole is the guard that is assigned to Lexi. At first she was just an assignment but that eventually falls into something much more :). 

"I never planned on falling for you. You were just an assignment. But it just sort of happened and now... There's not a single thing I would change about you. When you smile, my entire world stops. All I see is you. I need you."

 But a guard falling in love with a sinner has some serious consequences. Cole was perfect throughout the story. His need to protect her was important to him throughout the story. Things may have started out shaky between them but I'm glad it blossomed into better things.:))))))

I enjoyed reading this story very much and I look forward to reading the rest in the series! 

Recommend? Yes

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