Sweet Captivity

Narrated by: Lucy Rivers, Joe Arden
Series: Subversive
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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I don't like to be touched. I'm the hacker-geek-goddess of the FBI. When I'm hiding behind my screen, I'm a safe distance from everyone; isolated, powerful. No man has ever touched me, but when I'm captured by Colombian drug lord Andrés Moreno, I no longer have the right to refuse. He's scarred and scary, and his cruel brother Cristian has tasked him with breaking me. I try to fight, but I can't escape his strong arms and harsh discipline. He demands that I accept his touch, and my virgin body can't help but respond to his masterful manipulations.

The longer I remain trapped with him, the more I come to suspect that I'm not the only captive in his brother's home. Andrés' scars go deeper than the wicked furrows carved into his flesh, his pain reflected in the dark demands he imposes upon me. His obsession is twisted and wrong, but maybe I'm twisted, too.

Do I want to be rescued from him? Or is he the one who truly needs saving?

©2017 Julia Sykes; 2018 Julia Sykes (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks
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Holy hotness

This book has a lot of hot sex scenes and the story is good. I do wish the author had made the story longer and had more action scenes with Samantha and andres brother present. I also wished the author showed more of Samantha’s skill set. All in all if you are looking for a hot romance this book is it!

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Dissapointing

I hate stories about women who are supposedly smart but equally dumb. I like a good captor and prisoner story but not when the prisoner gives into sexual satisfaction in 1 day. Sexual release does not cloud ones judgement that much that quickly. It's absurd. I understand the woman maybe being forced to experience pleasure but that should in no way impede her judgement. This was not good, sorry.

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Taboo but not to dark

I really enjoyed this Audio. This is a new narrator to me and it took me a moment to get used to her voice. She has quite a purr to her voice that I’m not used to hearing. I do believe she did a good job, she pulled off the scared and terrified aspects of the character as well as the strong and fierce ones. The story was well written. Definitely a sexy, taboo, kidnapping but still find love story. I liked how the author worked in aspects from Samantha‘s childhood they gave the story more depth. It was hot but I do not feel it was a dark romance. If you like the kinky and taboo but can’t handle the dark this is a great audio. It does not cross lines although they are mentioned in the story that I consider to be in the category of dark. The bonus story was perfect. I love the narrator who performed Andrés. The accent brought the character even more to life for me. I almost wish the whole book was dual narration. Both narrators have very sexy voices. I look forward to hearing more from this author.

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all sex no story

I was disappointed that Joe Arden didn't read until bonus feature at the end. Aside from that, this had a lot of sex and BDSM and little to no story line. If you are looking for a nice romance story, this isn't it.

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Where was joe

I listened to the entire thing all the way to the end and I never heard Joe Arden not even once! There was no preview for the next book on my audio version. I’m highly disappointed.
Now for the book, I’m not really sure how to describe my feelings. I like Lucy but absolutely hated her voice for Andres. It was not very good. I am Hispanic so I can say that her “Columbian accent” was crappy. It was distracting. I hate that I have to buy a separate book to hear the male POV. I’m not convinced on the validity of this book. I read the first book and absolutely loved it. Stealing beauty was a complete story that made sense. This book felt unbelievable in a bad way. Not worth my credit

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Wildly Inconsistent.

The book is anything but stable in several areas. The lead heroine is weak and utterly unbelievable in ‘acts’ I & I. She becomes a somewhat good character in Act III but is still unbelievable. The plot is bare thread and just enough to move the story along. Although I listened to the entire book, I wish I hadn’t. I’d pass on this book; there are better out there.

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NOT sweet. VERY dark.

SWEET CAPTIVITY is a full length novel told entirely from the heroine’s point of view and narrated by Lucy Rivers. CLAIMING MY SWEET CAPTIVE is now available separately on Audible and told entirely from the hero, Andres’, point of view narrated by Joe Arden.

SWEET CAPTIVITY made me uncomfortable. There is nothing sweet about it. The heroine, Sam, is a newbie FBI Field Agent (but has been in the FBI for some time prior as a “hacker geek” agent). She is kidnapped and subjected to terror and sexual initiation at the hands of a Colombian criminal, Andres. She is leashed, and sexually objectified and humiliated. I did not like any sex element of the story.

Narrator Lucy Rivers is wonderful. She performs all the voices including the Colombian criminal brothers, one of whom is Andres. I thought her accents and voice characterisations were great. But I was torn. The way she spoke was erotic, but at the same time, my skin crawled because of this: I just can’t connect with the Stockholm Syndrome-style ‘love’ story as it is fundamentally not love to me, but a psychological survival mechanism. It’s a style of story I’ll avoid in future. Way too dark for me. However, I know other readers love this style of story.

If you like the mind-twisting darkness of such stories, you will love this. There is a twist to this story which should have made me sympathise with Andres more, but by the time the information was revealed I was past caring for him. I think the information should have come sooner. More forgiving readers will see Andres as a tortured, protective and loving hero. And compared to his sadistic brother, he is. I just could not find this story romantic or see the couple as sharing true love. So this is definitely for lovers of very dark storylines.

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A True Dark Romance

This is definitely what I would consider a dark romance and it may contain sensitive material for some readers. But if you've read/listened to Dark Lessons by Julia Sykes then you already have a little bit of an intro into this book and the characters that you'll meet. That being said I knew what I was in for and I found this book difficult to put down. Watching Sam and Andres' "relationship" evolve throughout the book was tough to read at some points but overall they made each other stronger. I will definitely be listening to Claiming My Sweet Captive to get Andres POV. My only complaint about this book was that it didn't have any narration by Joe Arden but I know he narrates the next one so I'm ok with it.

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Couldn't get into it

The story moves way to fast, you don't get a feel of the characters or who they from the beginning. The whole 'in her head' is not my thing, I don't want to sit there and listen to the rambling thoughts of a woman during an entire book. That's what this is.

Narration - it's all the chick, the guy NEVER narrates. So don't be fooled. Also what's her deal with the male accent, she's using a european/russian accent instead of a spanish accent. This annoyed me more than I thought it would.

I stopped at 3 hours in and returned book.

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A very good book!

I really wanted to know what Andres was thinking. However, at the end of this book was a preview of the next book. I'm looking forward to finding the answers to my questions.

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  • Kelly Farrand
  • 06-09-19

A hard book to say was great

This book was a bit of a risk for me as it deals with such harsh issues that are going on in the world. I must say that I really thought the book was very well written but I would of liked both pov in the story not a seperate book for each.

I thought it was well worth a credit and a listen it was a good book to say that I thought it was great leaves me with an un settled feeling as really nothing about a captive/ trafficking is great but it was a good book well written.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 01-17-19

Wow! I need more stars!

This book is amazing if you love dark reads/listens. There is 100% darkness all the way trough this book. It’s written so very well. Lots of hot sexy scenes. Everything a dark lover needs in s book. Well done Julia, you have a new fan!!

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  • Helen
  • 01-07-19

good

really liked it. a bit predictable perhaps but still I found it a good listen.

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  • Suzy GM
  • 12-03-18

Not worth a credit!

What a waste of time unless you want to be taught about BDSM otherwise there is no story at all. Total waste of money.

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  • Jools
  • 02-28-18

Wow

Kept me in good humour sas sas and more sas very amusing would recommend book if you like that type of read 😍

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  • Mozzy
  • 04-28-20

A great story

loved listening to this. the narrator was great and the story was perfect 5 stars all round