In late 1800’s London, Eva Alderson and her widowed mother, Margie, are barely making ends meet. In love with her childhood friend, Georgie, sixteen-year-old Eva dreams of a brighter future with him—but when he decides to leave London without clearly making his love for her known, Eva’s entire world crumbles. Desperately in search of hope, she finds herself in the affections of a handsome gentleman named Lucious Paddimir.
His guise of love and protection hides a carefully planned and methodically executed ruse—meant to seduce, deceive, and entrap Eva. Soon, she finds herself imprisoned in Lucious’ world and addicted to a strong and unrelenting opiate of his making—Mr. Paddimir’s Juice.
Quickly and passionately, he takes over Eva’s life and her body, claiming both as his own. Ultimately, all semblance of freedom is taken from Eva as she is forced into prostitution by the very man who had sworn to always love and protect her. When Georgie hears of her disappearance, he embarks on a journey fueled by relentless love—determined to free her of Lucious, even if it costs Georgie his life.
His name is merely a mysterious whisper among her acquaintances, his persona intriguing and alluring. With sweetest words and even sweeter promises, Lucious Paddimir ensnares Eva’s broken heart in his tangled web.
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