I really loved this one. I loved the hero. He was very complicated, very tortured. Here's a great review for it.
I was quite upset after I read it to find out the author had no intentions of writing anymore of this universe she had started to build. I still haven't given up hope that she does go back because it just didn't feel like the author was finished with these people and this universe.
Here are the rest of the clues:
He has been tolerated by his captors most of his life and oftentimes tortured
She is taking a real risk in saving him
He was captured years ago when his family was destroyed
She has special telepathic talents
As does he
This is the first full-length book but the world was first created in a short story in an out of this world anthology
Renee: I think I have your address. If not, I'll email you.
I'll have another 'Guess that book' starting Monday.