Book: King’s Captive
Author: Amber A. Bardan
Release date: 13 February 2017
Main characters: Sarah, a victim of her birth and of circumstance; Julius King, her captor who is hellbent on having her, come what may.
Plot: Sarah has been living a nightmare the past three years. A permanent ‘guest’ at Julius King’s estate means all freedom, all dreams for the future have been lost. She won’t give up hope though. Despite his game of cat and mouse, she is determined to leave the island and Julius behind if it kills her.
She hates him for what’s he’s done to her, but sometimes, just sometimes – he makes her think that hatred could be something else. Something primal, which will not be denied forever…
Why you should read it: oh my goodness! This was another title in my review pile whose blurb grabbed me and I did not regret it one bit. I was expecting your typical captive/captor set up (not my favourite trope, but a bit of a guilty pleasure) but there was so much more! Nothing is what it seems – trust me when I say whatever you think is going on – isn’t! The back and forth between Sarah and Julius was intriguing and at times, pretty sexy!
What you may not enjoy: If you’re not a fan of this trope, I get it, but it really isn’t like that. No humiliation, no ‘dubious consent’. It is pretty violent, featuring some hardened criminals, so not for the faint of heart.
Rating: 4/5 for a cracking read. I read it too fast, trying to get to their secrets! Definitely a recommended read.