“Getting kidnapped was the best thing that could have happened to me. I never thought I’d end up saying such a thing, but there you have it. I wanted things to change in my life, but I lacked the guts to stand up for myself, to make decisions. Let’s face it – I was a wimp. Then one dark November night he was there, as if waiting for me. I got the change that I craved, although not the way I had imagined.”
Evelyn thought she was the luckiest girl in the world when she married Jack Moorland, the handsome heir to a software fortune, after knowing him only for a few months. The fairytale soured when Jack turned out to be selfish, controlling, and unable to perform in bed. Kind and weak-willed Evelyn finds herself trapped in a loveless and sexless marriage. She wants out of her gilded cage, but lacks the confidence to stand up to Jack, who has no intention of letting her go. Being kidnapped by the mysterious burglar Hal becomes a liberating experience. Is it Stockholm syndrome, or is this professional thief exactly the man Evelyn needs in her life?
Note to reader: This is a standalone novel about a young woman discovering her strength and sexuality. While this book is not dark, it features action movie level violence as well as some raunchy sex between the main characters, anal play included. Recommended for mature readers.
Title: His Hostage
Author: Anna Adler
Genre: Erotic Romance & Crime/Suspense
Rating: 5 Action-Packed ♥‘s
This was one of the most unpredictable books I’ve ever read. I found myself on the edge of my seat the whole time, waiting for what would happen next – but trust me, you won’t see half the scenes coming!
Evelyn “Evie” Moorland lives every Boston socialite’s wildest dream as the wife of wealthy, gorgeous Jack Moorland Jr. It’s a cold, cruel and empty marriage, though, that Jack won’t let her out of and she’s too intimidated to leave on her own. That doesn’t mean she’d ever wanted to get abducted by a thief and used as a shield for his frantic getaway. Now she’s on the adventure of a lifetime, but there’s nothing fun or fantastic about it. Her captor keeps her in a constant state of fear and distress with his limited chatter, hard demeanor and mortifying demands.
Hal isn’t necessarily haunted by his cruddy upbringing or the horrors he survived while in the Army, but it has turned him into a clever, resourceful and hard man. He hadn’t intended to have a hostage to worry about, but the spoiled princess somehow sensed him in her palace of an apartment and sounded the alarm. Now, he was stuck with her, so he was going to use that to his advantage and make sure she suffers right along with him.
There’s so much I can say about this book, but I don’t want to spoil anything. One of the best aspects was experiencing these two characters on the run, stuck together unexpectedly and basically winging it in order to survive in their own ways. Evie starts off as a very timid and naive woman who’s been molded into an uptight, straight-and-narrow coward by her prim and proper, emotionally abusive husband. It was thrilling watching her unwind and find her courage, inner-strength and confidence.
The characters stay true to themselves throughout, regardless of their personal evolutions and the writing is very realistic. No unbelievable miracles arrive to save the day, and the characters’ hearts are very much human, conditioned by their desires just as much as their flaws. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something outside of the norm who likes a little humor, a lot of emotion, raw humanity and some extremely sizzling sex scenes!
I was given a free ARC by the author in exchange for an Honest Review.
My name is Anna, I’m an erotic romance author, and my goal in life is never to have another writer’s block. I’ve been in love with action and futuristic stuff from an early age, whether it’s in books, movies, or video games. More recently, I also developed a taste for steamy romances. The stories in my head contain these elements in different combinations, and I look forward to putting them all on (virtual) paper – for my own amusement, if nothing else. I live in Germany with my husband, my overactive imagination, and pipe dreams of fortune and glory.