Captive romance with a heroic Hero!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌏🌍🌏
Character development: 😉😖🤨😤🥰
“Don’t be nervous, this is what you want, this is what I want.” His lips worked up to my collarbone, biting down gently. “And when I’m done with you, all you’ll want is more, you’ll never want me to stop.” Kissing my jaw, he brought his lips to my ear. “You’ll never want to leave.”
The heroine: Cole – Works with the police as a criminal profiler. He has secrets. He recognizes Locke and has been dreaming of her recently.
The Hero(es): Locke – Locke had a bad childhood and has changed her name and moved away. She wants to forget her past and live in the present. She has anxiety and is trying to overcome it and give people a chance.
The Love Story: The opening scene is a very steamy love scene. Not the usual way non smutty books open. The love story went downhill from there when Cole kidnaps Locke. She thinks he is crazy while he says he is doing it to protect her.
I liked the way the reader finds out their secrets a bit at a time. I enjoyed how Cole and Locke were linked together. I also liked how Cole just wanted to protect Locke and how she just wanted to be protected. Being a single mom since my kids were young, I know the feeling sometimes, how after years of having only yourself to rely on to do all the work, pay all the bills, and get yourself through all the stressful times, it would be so nice to have someone else shoulder the burden of things for a while. Someone to cherish and protect you.
The story about the past was suspenseful and interesting and the romance was steamy. It was just a good captive love story where the Hero really wanted to be a Hero. It would be a 5 star for me if it was a little longer with a bit more pulp. Though as is, I give it a solid four stars and I liked it quite a bit.