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Captive

By: Brenda Rothert
Narrated by: Chris Ruen,Kirsten Leigh
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Publisher's Summary

Two years ago, Jason and Kate Ryker were brought together by grief and bound to one another by love. Now married, they're confronting their fears together. But heartbreak finds them again, and the ties that bind Kate and Ryke are tested as she struggles against fear and sadness. As a grief counselor, Kate understands all too well the pain of her clients. And while her husband's career as an NHL forward is at an all-time high, he's coping with the frustration of feeling powerless as his wife's hopes slip away. Kate's unexpected journey sheds light on the fear that imprisons her, and reveals that only she can set herself free.

©2014 Brenda Rothert (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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3 Reasons for the 2 Stars

1) I’m irritated that I had to spend 2 credits to hear this couple’s full story. There was enough unnecessary fluff in both books that it could have easily been one book.

2) I couldn’t stand the female lead with her stereotypical lack of confidence and feelings of unworthiness. She was also irritatingly neurotic. And, of course the male lead was rich and cocky, yet perfectly behaved. Cliché much? My eyes hurt from rolling them so much.

3) Finally, there were some sensitive subjects, both in the main plot and subplots, that I felt were handled carelessly for the sake of manufactured drama. It was very off putting.

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Love Ryke and Kate❤️

I loved this couple in book one and was happy to see their story continuo. Now married they can't escape the heartache and fears that lay ahead of them yet again. Will their love be strong enough to survive?
A wonderful story of hope, strength and love. Absolute loved it. A definite recommend.

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So well done!❤️

As a childless mother myself, Brenda's approach to writing Kate and Ryke's story was so thoughtfully and gently written. I loved their story and can't wait to keep reading this series.

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"I'm honored you chose me"

This was a follow up to Jason and Kate's story. There is more heartbreak and emotion in this story. The couple faced new challenges and need to find a way to work through them in this story. I loved that Jason and Kate are just in love as always. Jason's love was fierce and unwavering. Kate is broken and needs to work through the hurt and towards healing. I enjoyed the pain they were working through and how they find their way through it. I really enjoyed the friendship between Jason and Kate. Overall good story.

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Holy Puck times two!

I was on the edge of my seat from the start! Within you'll find heartache, heartbreak and love two fold!

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This was an emotionally devastating, moving and poignant story. This was personal for me, I went through some things that Kate went though and I felt her pain, but at some point I felt like she needed to let the past go, and stop being so whiny about everything. I know that sounds mean, but you can only move forward. And Ryke he was loving, devoted, understanding, and just an all-around amazing man. They went through a lot, but they unconditional love between them was simply beautiful. It was hard to see what they went through but heartwarming at the same time. I enjoyed this story.

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Wow

Ok so a little slow in the middle but it needed to be. You needed to feel her disconnection. Truly loved the compassion and love in this book. Ryker was a stand up guy.

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Fantastic

I loved this book be a it really delved into the heartaches couples face trying to conceive. I've gone back n read it about 4 times.

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This Book Has My Heart

Would you listen to Captive again? Why?

I would listen to CAPTIVE again and again. I just love this story, and I love Jason Ryker to death. Brenda Rothert has carried on the story she began in BOUND in such a way as to be seamless, and I just adore it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Captive?

All of them, but I loved the scene when the midwife showed up, and both Kate's and Ryke's reaction to her.

What does Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Chris and Kirsten really make the story here. Their narration just adds so much to, not only CAPTIVE, but to every book that I've heard them read. They both capture the characters so well, and make Ryke and Kate, as well as all of the other characters, so much more real.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Is his love enough to set her free?"

Any additional comments?

I would recommend CAPTIVE to any lover of Brenda's books, but also to anyone that enjoys a good romance with a side of hot hockey players. I could not get enough of this one, and absolutely devoured it.

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my favorite Fire on Ice book brought to life with so much passion & incredible reading!! loved every minute!

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BEAUTIFUL STORY

loved the story, characters, development and narrators. love how the story flow,heart wrenching at times but nonetheless beautiful and happy.
GREAT LOVE STORY,.....