Every choice that you make has a consequence.
When Emile Reed went back to Vesta Corp to save her loved ones, she'd been deprogrammed. Thirteen had regained control, forcing her to become a prisoner inside of her own body. She has been left to live alongside Thirteen, able to hear everything that occurs around her, but unable to react…until she sees him.
He reawakens her past and gives Emile the strength she needs to overpower Thirteen. Having regained control of her body and her mind, Emile now has to face the fact that her past decisions have hurt those that she loves the most: her family.
Alexis Ward never meant to hurt anyone, but she did.
Her choices ended up hurting both Emile and Hayden Reed, effectively ending their lives outside of Vesta Corp. When her uncle brings her to Vesta Corp, trying to force her into taking part in the family business, Alexis is forced to face the consequences of her decisions when she comes face to face with both Hayden and Emile.
In order to survive, they’ll need to let go of their pasts, and find the strength within themselves to fight back against McVeigh.
In Deprogrammed we get the POV of Alexis and Emile. This is really interesting. We get to see things from Alexis, who works for Vesta Corp but, hates what she does. We start where Emile is back at Vesta Corp and has be completely re-programmed. Thirteen is now in complete control of her body and Emile is off in the background unable to control her body. She knows what is going on and that her brother Hayden is there too. Through and through Emile is all about her family and the people she cares about. She will do anything, risk her life, to help those people. Eventually Emile gets programmed again and is in control but, things are far from over. She needs to escape and save her brother. Colton is there too and a huge help along with Alexis. This was a fast pace ride and not everyone will survive this escape attempt. Will Emile save her family and escape Vesta Corp? Will she be able to shut Vesta Corp down forever?
I really loved Alexis's POV. She is not some evil person. She is being forced to do what she does. The family trade. She has strong feelings towards Hayden. She needs to keep him safe. Hayden is the biggest sweetheart. He is trying so hard to save Emile. Will he succeed?
We get to meet some programs that are a lot like Emile as well. Jessica and Grant. They still have their human side. They are not just rogue programs. They were specifically fun to read about. Grant may be on of my new favorites.
That brings us to Colton and Emile. I love these two together. They have grown so much from the last book. They are older and braver. I felt like Colton came a long way from where he was in the previous book. He was having a very hard time dealing. I have been hoping for a romance between these two since book one. I really hope that happens! I mean Emile is pretty indestructible and Colton knows how to take care of her. I will keep my fingers crossed!
The group has a lot on their plate now. Not everyone can be saved. What will they do now? Will they ever be safe and have a future or are they destined to run forever? Book 3 should have a lot of interesting plot twists and I can't wait!