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Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.
I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.
Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.
My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him-a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.
My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.
©2014 Anna Zaires (P)2014 Anna Zaires
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I couldn't relate to the heroine in this book. The writing and narration were good, but I can't imagine being a woman completely removed from her life with nothing else but a guy who kidnapped her coming to visit her for sex and that being enough for her. Talk about somebody who needs a life! I realize this was what the book was about, but it wasn't for me. I need MORE from my romances and storylines. It seemed like a rehashing of Twilight/50 Shades with kidnapping thrown in for good measure.
Don't get me wrong - I won't judge anyone who enjoyed this book. Everyone has their own kinks! But something about the way this was written reminded me wayyy too much of real life kidnappings with sexual abuse.
First of all - the sex happened instantly, which is a big turn-off for me as an erotic/romance fan. Like whoa...I didn't even get to feel anything for the characters yet! I just didn't care what happened in the end and found myself being extremely turned off - so I had to quit it.
However, this author's other book 'The Krinar Chronicles' I enjoyed thoroughly. So eh, not sure why this one wasn't my cup of tea.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I can't explain why I decided to read/listen to this book. I'm not at all into kidnapping books and I felt sick at the idea of romanticizing the awful tragedy of being taken against your will. So let me tell you---this book was an experience for me!!! It's one in which you hate to admit you liked it. In fact, it was intriguing to me. This book is very well written, and the emotional conflict of the heroine, Nora is portrayed very well. And, how can Nora not be conflicted as she is taken away from all she knew and whisked off to a tropical island where she was subjected to a sexual world she never volunteered for? Her captor, Julian remains somewhat of a mystery, even though he does share some aspects of his life. I would assume we will learn more about Julian in Book 2. Nora describes Julian as a dark angel with great wealth and who she is drawn to (since she first met him), but she knows he's dark and can't help but get sucked into his black hole. Just as reviewers on goodreads and other sites have indicated this book is very similar to the concepts of 50 Shades of Grey. Yet, there's no doubt Nora was held captive, but what she never expected was to fall, irrevocably, in love with her captor Julian. Julian has a complicated and traumatic background and he has decided against going the traditional route in wooing Nora and has decided almost like caveman-style on steroids to take her and make her his. This is also irrevocable. This book is dark, it's painful, erotic and definitely well-written. AZ has created two characters who become inseparable and there's no going back. I can't romanticize this aspect, it is what it is.
Narrator: I thought the narrator was excellent. Shirl Rae performed very well.
This is one hot, edgy dark read! I absolutely loved the suspense and sensuality of this story! If Julian was my captor, I'd give in to his every whim!! A definite must read!
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
If you like your martini with a twist use a credit. Young girls, cute boy Kidnapping and a dominant man makes this a twisted entertaining story. I'm an bout to check out book two. Ill keep you up dated.
I was very unsure about this book when I bought it, but I can say for sure I am very glad I did. Such a great book with beautiful characters. I went from dislike to love with Beth and will miss her. As for Julian, such an interesting character and I cannot wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds!
A little dark but intriguing. Good story, great narration, good sense of time throughout the story.
I'm partial to erotica, especially if it's got a good BDSM spin to it. But, if the blurb gets me, I'll listen!
I read books all the time. I love to listen to books while I'm doing chores and driving back and forth to work. There's something about listening to books that helps transport me into the lives of the characters. I can't say one is better than is the other, I enjoy both too much.
Both Julian and Nora. You can feel the chemistry between them from the beginning. I both hated and loved Julian. Nora tried so hard not to fall into his "trap". She was brave, but her falling for Julian was inevitable.
I have listened to many books with some pretty bad narration. I really like the way she read the characters. She was good at changing her voice for all the different characters.
I loved it all, but the ending was really great. I won't give anything away!
I am a 46 year old woman who works at a Life Insurance Company and I love to listen to books to make my days go by faster.
i want more than sex in a book. This is boring to me. Couldn't finish
Passion, Fear, Love
I think the bond that Nora and Julian achieve is amazing. Against all the odds, these two broken people, find what they need in each other.
I thought Ms. Rae was fantastic!! I really liked the voice she used for Julian.
What happens when you love the Monster as much as the Man.
This book had me at hello. Yes, it is dark. Yes, I guess there is some dubious parts to this book. But I think you will be cheering for Nora and Julian. Is it worth your credit.....ABSOLUTELY!!
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