Author: Anna Zaires
Release Date: February 10, 2014
Genre: New Adult Dark Erotica
SynopsisKidnapped. 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.
WARNING: This is NOT a traditional romance. It contains disturbing subject matter, including themes of questionable consent and Stockholm Syndrome, as well as graphic sexual content. This is a work of fiction intended for a mature, 18+ audience only. The author neither endorses nor condones this type of behavior.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is an AMAZING book. So I think I'm just twisted (pun intended) at heart because I love dark romance just a little too much... and I may have read this book like 3 times... within a span of a week. It's. Just. That. Good.
We meet normal Nora Leston just a few weeks before she is set to graduate from high school and turn 18. I say normal because she leads a pretty mundane life. Just about to graduate, she'll move on to college probably marry in her twenties and do the 2.5 kids thing. But all that is about to change. She's out at a bar (obviously fake IDs) with her best friend one night when she sets eyes on a hunky stranger. From first glance Nora knows he's got some danger to him, so she steers clear. But what she doesn't know is come her graduation and ascent into adulthood, she's about to be taken by none other than the dangerous bar hunk Julian and tossed on an island with him, his house keeper, and the blue waters stopping her from finding her way back home
This is a CLASSIC fall-in-love-with-your-captor novel... and it's dang good! This book takes us along the journey of Nora and Julian's love for each other, and how they grow as people and together as a whole. I love reads that show the lightness inside dark characters. And I really like Julian. He's a character a lot of readers will want as their book boyfriends. So just go out an read this thing!
Overall, I'm giving this book 5 STARS out of 5 STARS for not holding back. If you go dark, you better be the darkest you can be. Nora and Julian are characters who will stay with you for as long as you let them. I cannot wait for the next book. Bravo Anna Zaires! An amazing read!
Read by Taryn Lee on January 13, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on February 11, 2014
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About the Author
After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.
Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.
In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband.
She loves hearing from her readers, so please don't hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.
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