Their Captive by J.L. Beck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Smutty goodness with a story!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍🌏
Character development: 😤😥😊🤩😘
The heroine: Jessa – a pampered daughter feeling lonely and secluded. She feels that her father wants to keep her a secret from the outside world. She is tired of her father’s over protectiveness when men break in to her home. She sees men that she knows are not part of her father’s security team, men that she knows are the ones she just saw on the news of break ins of wealthy homes, nobody ever seeing their faces, except her.
The Hero: Trey, Wes & Declan – they are the Cameron brothers and they are out for revenge against a man killed their parents and sister. That man is the father of Jessa. They are all tall, well muscled and ruthless and are determined to get vengeance.
The Story: The guys break in to Jessa’s father’s home and don’t expect to find her home, and when they do, they scare her by talking about the filthy things they want to do to her, they touch her and they abduct her. I couldn’t believe that she ended up feeling pleasure when she was scared like that. It was a bit too soon even for a romance novel.
The book was told in multiple points of view using dual narration, where the female narrator does all the voices within the chapters told from Jessa’s point of view and the male narrators do all the voices in their chapters as well. Narration was done by Melissa Schwairy, James McAdams, Aaron Shedlock and Rich Miller. I liked the fact that each of the main characters was narrated by a different person. Though I really didn’t like Melissa Schwairy’s voice, it was nasal and grated on my nerves a bit.
This one should definitely been done like a full cast audiobook where each person read their own parts no matter whose point of view the chapter was in. Doing it this way made it hard to tell which one of the guys were talking at any given moment.
I like captive romance and reverse harem and especially standalone romances, so I am predisposed to like this one from the start. It could only go down from there. It did get pretty steamy fairly early and Jessa didn’t fight back enough. Declan definitely wants to kill her, so I can’t see her not fighting when they touch her. Though I must say that this one took turns I really didn’t expect so it kept my interest throughout and I liked the action.
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