Since Chris's mother died when he was sixteen years old, he has lived for only one goal: seeking revenge on his mother’s ex-lover, Kevin. Determined not to repeat his mother’s mistake, Chris vows never to fall into love’s seductive, deceptive clutches.
With Kevin’s business teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, Chris senses his chance. He kidnaps Kevin’s stepdaughter, Julia, and sets a ransom—if Kevin cancels a company-saving business deal, then Julia will be returned. The scheme seems perfect—until Chris’s long-suppressed feelings for Julia bubble to the surface. Julia, meanwhile, proves a resilient captive with a knack for pushing Chris’s buttons, even as her own feelings for her kidnapper become increasingly conflicted.
As the passion between Chris and Julia heats up, other forces come into play. Chris isn’t the only one who wants Julia, nor is he the only one willing to abduct her to satisfy his needs. Julia’s life—and perhaps Chris’s only chance at love—are in danger. Will Chris fight for his happily ever after—or will he let destiny take its own path?
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This book had me full of mixed emotions. The story jumps right into the action and doesn't let up throughout the book. I found that the author did a great job at keeping the reader on their toes and throwing more and more twist into the plot. When you think things couldn't get worse for Julia, they do. Julia, the main character goes through so many ordeals from two kidnappings, rape, being controlled by everyone in her life. The author has a lot of characters throughout the book but does a great job of intertwining them all together. I would have liked to have had a bit more time to get to know Eva a little more at the beginning.
Here is my thoughts on the main characters
Julia - I did like Julia but she drove me nuts throughout the book with how naive she is and her falling in love with her kidnapper. Julia had a hard life after her father passed away and has been controlled by everyone in her life there after. I believe she is a smart, kind, loving girl who needs to get some major help to break away from all the hardships that has happened to her in her life.
Kevin - Julia's stepfather, I really never got to liking this man even in the end I found he had a lot of issues that needed to be resolved in his head.
Chris - Had this guy not kidnapped Julia and had massive control issues then I would have really enjoyed his character and rooted for Julia and Chris to be together. He does have a heart of gold under the controlling crazed man he is but he needs some therapy.
Pat: At first I couldn't stand this man but by the end I found myself liking him even though I know I shouldn't.
You will need to go into this book with an open mind as there are scenes of control and rape and Julia displaces Stockholm syndrome and it is really hard to not want to throw the book at a wall and yell at Julia to not be so dumb.
I do give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars as it hooked me from the beginning and kept me wanting to find out what would happen next. The sex scenes are smoking hot. For a debut novel from this author it didn't read like one at all. The author did a fabulous job!
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~