Author: Faith S. Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★ ½
Holy book devour, Batman!
This is the first book I’ve had the pleasure of reading by this author so going into this, I wasn’t aware of her writing style, what type of story this would really turn out to be (past the blurb) or whether it would work for me.
Now that the story is finished and I’ve officially closed the book on the story of Lynkin and Sage, I can officially say that this won’t be my last rodeo with this author.
The story was great. I’m going to admit, I haven’t read a lot of books where the heroine is kidnapped by the hero and a love story ensues. I’m aware that a lot of them do exist, but thus far in my reading travels, I haven’t come across it. At least not that I can recall.
I’m glad this is was my first jaunt into this story type. Lynkin’s reasons for doing what he did, while wrong realistically, were valid. This man wanted to do right by his family, and under the belief that his livelihood had been stripped away from him, hindering his ability to do that, his motivations made sense. He wasn’t thinking logically anymore, he was thinking about revenge.
What he doesn’t expect is the connection that blossoms with his captive. He says it best himself the further we delve into what takes place between them. He was held captive by his captive and well, as the story continued, I was held captive by both of them. Sage wasn’t the way she presented in the beginning, and neither was Lynkin. As time moves on, you see something far more beautiful in each of them, which when you toss in a little attraction to get things started, turns into something that by books end was beautiful.
Neither one of them wanted love (what with Sage being “engaged” and Lynkin too messed up over the way his life was playing out), but that was exactly what they got and it was fantastic to witness. Each of them altering the course of forever for the other.
What I liked most about this book besides the romance that played out between the two characters, was how what you go in believing, what Lynkin is guided by, isn’t the way things are at all. How not only do lives get turned upside down when feelings enter the equation, but they also get flipped when the real truth is revealed. The true bad guy. It was a nice twist that I wasn’t expecting but that worked.
The only thing that stood out that would have made this book better than it already was (and it was great already), would have been having a bit more attention paid to their connection in the beginning. I felt that due to the pacing of this book, how fast it moved, that was thrown out there a little too quickly. With that being said, the need for that didn’t outweigh my overall feel for the book. It just would have been more of an added bonus. I’m a sucker for a developing relationship, even when it’s born in captivity.
My hat is off to the author for writing such an enthralling story that from the moment I started it, I was completely caught up in and captivated by. I’m so glad I got the chance to read it.