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EBOOK Õ Captive Captive #1 æ Brighton Walsh

He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met and she’s falling in love with him Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life Daughter of a prominent businessman she has everything a girl could ask for Except for a family who’s present in her life and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls h 35 starsSo this book really surprised me While it wasn’t the first ‘dark romance’ book I’ve read it is my first book from this author so I didn’t know what to expect from her in terms of writing style character development etcIt’s safe to say on both of those accounts I was really impressed; if anything what made this book was the strong well crafted characters their backgrounds and their searing romantic connection that had me glued to the pages The author’s writing is also a plus nothing too flowery or descriptive but is still compelling; simplicity is beauty and the writing here is a fine example But before I say anything else I feel like it’s imperative to warn potential readers that this book is NOT a dark romance even though the title and blurb heavily imply that For me this book was of a straightforward NA romance with two lonely lost individuals who fell in love with each other in unsavory circumstances Had I known that aside from the kidnapping portion of the story the rest would read like a normal NA romance I would’ve gone into the book with a different mindset So for readers like me who like going into books knowing about the genre here’s your heads up Okay back to the book nowRight from the start I connected with the heroine Madison Her loneliness her dreams and hopes and her insecurities were all things I could relate to and since we’re similar in age there were many times I thought to myself ‘that girl could’ve been me’ With a workaholic forever absent father and an alcoholic mother Madison craves change a real life and a true loving family not one that’s merely a façade She just never expected her wishes to come true in the form of a kidnappingThe enigmatic hero let’s call him Ghost is a hired mercenary who kidnaps Madison and holds her hostage for a week What really took me by surprise here was how normal Ghost was He didn’t work in this dangerous field by choice; he’s not sadistic or out to intentionally hurt and kill others – it was his last resort in order to survive and deep down he’s a good guy with dreams just like MadisonI think the first 30% of the book I had to make myself get used to the fact that this was no dark romance like I expected it to be based off the blurb and once that thought processed through I began to settle into the story and really start enjoying it because by then I was sucked up by Madison and Ghost’s romance One thing I took away from reading this book was that the author can create palpable sexual tension – I mean forget the actual sex scenes that were pretty hot The build up to that point – the stolen glances the heated looks the TENSION – whew that’s what kept me glued to the pages While the suspense part of the plot was predictable and the short timeline of the romance somewhat unrealistic I just honestly didn’t care because wanting these characters to be together was at the forefront of my mind I believe this is one of those rare times I’ve read in a book where a kidnapping theme wasn’t used as just a standard dark romance plot device to shock readers but as both an impediment and a bridge to the hero and heroine’s romantic connection If Ghost hadn’t taken Madison they would never have had a chance in normal society but since he did that ugly first impression is there and also a negative That kind of dichotomy and the inner turmoil that resulted because of it the author excelled at capturing in both of these characters through their actions and thoughts It’s realistic angst I gobbled up The reveal of the true villain at the end was a

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Captive Captive #1Ome Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happenNow she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous Enormous muscular and filled with secrets the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary and Madison is trapped with him Captive was sorta a typical NA book with lots of steam I think the kidnap plot was stretched too thin and didn’t have a devastating effect on the characters During her captivity Madison's connection with Ghost seemed to be built mostly on their physical attraction and not much on their emotion The story dragged out in some parts as a result of the inner monologuefeelings outweighing the dialogue between LCs I really liked Ms Walsh’s writing style but the story left me underwhelmed

Brighton Walsh æ Captive Captive #1 DOC

MOBI ✓ DOC Captive Captive #1 9781250059635 FREE ☆ He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met and she’s falling in love with him Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life Daughter of a prominent businessman she has everything a girl could ask for Except for a family who’s present in her life and anyone to talk to She doesn’t know who hired him or why but the time she spends at his mercy the she realizes he’s not what he seems Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her ownBut as Madison lets down her walls Ghost holds tight to his hiding secrets that could destroy everythin What an amazing love story I’m not much into slow burn so the first half I was itching for some action between the two but it worked here I think I needed that slow connection to form to see the type of characters these two are and neither are what you believe at firstMaddie is lonely and insecure She has become a caregiver to her alcoholic mother because of her absent father She’s trapped in a life she can’t escape Ghost ie Gage is for hire for just about anything Trying to make a better way for his younger brother he too is trapped in his life The two connect on a jobThese two characters seem to change over time but in reality their true selves just come forward Maddie becomes the strong independent woman she is meant to be and Gage because the sweet and loving man he is supposed to beThe writing was absolutely beautiful It was entertaining and engaging I will definitely be reading of this author “After everything I’ve done all the shit I’ve done in my life I don’t know how I got lucky enough to have you with me I don’t know what I did to deserve you” Gage “You helped me save myself” Maddie