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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Plot by Melinda De Ross

Four Stars

I might still be in shock after reading this story. The Plot is a thrilling sad story that had my mouth dropping with every moment. Yoko has had a very hard life. It is unimaginable the amount of suffering she has been through. You know these things happen to people every day. But when you read about it just breaks your heart. This story may be fiction but it is someone’s truth. I really enjoyed how the author laid this story out. It wasn’t just some story about a girl getting revenge it was a story of a girl doing better for herself while plotting her revenge. Yoko knew she was meant for something more and she didn’t let her past get in her way. She held a lot of hurt in. I am glad I have this story a try. It definitely gave me a view from the other side. The author really kept me flipping from page to page.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that the blurb doesn’t do it justice. I was a little hesitant to read it because I thought it was going to be heavy on human trafficking. While it is a major part of the story, it’s in the past and is the thread that ties the story together.

This is a story of revenge and redemption and self-forgiveness. A complex story that is told in a fantastic way. It was easy to read and flowed well and quickly. The characters were well developed and I was rooting for Yoko from the very beginning. I was able to read every word in this book from beginning to end in one afternoon.

This is the first story I’ve read by this author and I will absolutely read more.

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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Erin Davidson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Plot by Melinda De Ross is a suspenseful and haunting tale. I was hesitant buying this book, due to its content, but I’m so glad that I did. Yoko’s story was an incredibly harrowing tale to read, that took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Don’t let the romance fool you, this is a tale of suspense, mystery, drama, intrigue, and revenge. Yoko was abducted from Japan and falls prey to a human trafficking organisation that forces her to give up her innocence to the highest buyer. After escaping her world of nightmares, Yoko swears revenge on the man that ruined her life, and the life of many other young girls. On Yoko’s journey of revenge, she meets Mark, and things couldn’t be more difficult for Yoko as she grapples with the horrors of her past. This book was extremely emotional, and made my sick in the pit of my stomach. The way De Ross described the horrors that Yoko and the other girls went through was harrowing. I was so emotional and devastated whilst reading this. To know that these stories aren’t just fiction, and that human trafficking is still a prevailing issue in our society. I really loved this book for the way it made me think, and absorb the story it was telling. I highly recommend it, to anyone that wants to read a challenging story, that isn’t your classic romance.
4/5 stars

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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Samantha Scannell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yoko is a very intriguing strong willed character you can’t get enough of. She has a plan to take down the people who stole her youth and innocence. She doesn’t plan to fall in love, especially with her past. This book has suspense that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The story of this book is so powerful and so passionate. I wanted to hear more about Yoko story the beginning and even what happens after this book. She is a character you will love and just want to be friends with and help her through all her struggles. The author has a great writing style that is so beautiful. I can’t wait to read more or even just to read this again.

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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Angelina Frazzini

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Plot by Melinda De Ross is a pretty unconventional romance. Some of the subject matter may be difficult for some readers. This book was a very emotional book. In the beginning of the book it was easy to keep some distance especially due to the topic. Once the story moved in favor of the heroine you could feel the whole story shift.

Yoko and her best friend finish high school and come to America with the hopes they can get good jobs and send money back home to their families in Japan. She didn’t expect that she would fall victim to human trafficking. The girls manage to get free but Yoko feels like she needs revenge. While Yoko is working out her plan, she meets Mark who offers her a good job and it seems a little too good to be true. Can Yoko let herself trust Mark and believe the good things he is offering?

I was glad the beginning of the book glossed over a little bit the harrowing experience Yoko had. The book was suspenseful though knowing Yoko wanted revenge for herself and other girls like her. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how she would go about her revenge. I had hope for Yoko and Mark. She had a horrible past but he felt for her just the same and I really hoped they’d both be able to work passed it all.

I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by @angelfra6
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The Plot by Melissa De Ross – Review by Krystal Gaston

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Plot written by Melinda De Ross. This is a modern day Geisha story. The storyline was good it had a nice build up and the characters were well thought out. Yoko is the main character and she’s been through a lot, her story is one that has a lot of sadness in it along with the endurance and strength to make her situation better, knowing how to survive until she had the chance to gain her freedom. As she moves on with her life she faces new struggles and The Plot is how she moves forward in her life and also seeks revenge on those who hurt her and will continue to hurt others in the same way.

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The Plot By Melinda De Ross – Review By Stacey Baxter

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This novel was a very emotional story covering a very sensitive and controversial subject human trafficking and prostitution the author wrote it in a way the it really grips you and gives you a better understanding of this sensitive horrific issue. I can honestly say i read this novel in one sitting i just couldn’t pull my eyes away i found it so touching and emotional it’s a beautiful sensitive touching story one i highly recommend reading outstanding read!

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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Plot by Melinda De Ross ​is an action packed and intriguing story that has everything from drama and suspense, danger and mystery, secrets and lies, revenge and hope. It was also a heavy read as it shows a darker side of life. There is also suffering for those who were caught up in sex abuse and slavery and human trafficking. After suffering and enduring pain like no other Yoko vows to bring vengeance and rain hell down on those who made her suffer. The writing is detailed and flows well and keeps you engaged. It is a sad tale but a powerful one.

Reviewed by @jenna

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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Plot by Melinda De Ross is a fantastic romantic thriller. On reading the blurb I thought that this book would be right up my street and I was so right. The storyline gripped me from the very first page and had me hooked until the very last page.
Yoko Hirano came to the US from Japan at the age of 18. She thought she was starting a new life working as a nanny, only to discover that couldn’t be further from the truth. She’d been brought by the leader of a triad to become a prostitute. 4 years on she’s seeking revenge and wants to bring Michael Chen’s organisation down.
When she gets a job with antique dealer Mark Chandler, she can’t believe her luck when she discovers that he has underground dealings with Chen and together they plan to bring him down.
The story of how they plan to bring him down is fascinating. It will have you on the edge of your seat wondering if their plan will work or if they will be discovered and feel the wrath of Chen.
I also loved the love story between Yoko and Mark. Having been forced into prostitution, Yoko despises men and sees sex as a cruel brutal act. It’s wonderful to see Mark break down these barriers and show her that sex can be a beautiful act between 2 people. It’s also lovely to see him gain her trust and eventually her love.
This is the first time I have read anything by this author and if this book is anything to go by, then it won’t be the last.

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The Plot by Melinda De Ross – Review by Heather Bahm

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Plot, by Melinda De Ross, is a romantic suspense with a revengeful cast of characters. This is not a clean and beautifully sweet romance, this is a story that is dirty and raw, touching on topics that you will not find in a happy little bubble. Yoko has experienced unimaginable events in her life and strives to find something more while destroying pieces of her past as they attempted to tear her apart. In comes Mark, like a knight in shining armor ready to defend her honor with his last breath. Is there light that can survive among all the dark that has fallen with Yoko’s life? This story truly shows what the promise of hope can give another if only offered the chance to grab on.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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