“Will you ever let me go?”
“No, Nora,” he replies, and I can feel his smile in the darkness. “Never.”
On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Nora Leston meets Julian Esguerra, and her life changes forever. Stolen away to a private island, she finds herself at the mercy of a powerful, dangerous man whose touch makes her burn.
A man whose obsession with her knows no bounds.
Her enigmatic captor is as cruel as he is beautiful, yet it’s his tenderness that devastates her most. Drawn into his violent world, Nora must find a way to adapt and survive—and find light within the darkness.
Basically, here is what the book is about:
He sees her, he kidnaps her and he takes her to his deserted island. She’s under lock and key, but treated wonderfully (despite being held against her will). She has a female guardian (that cooks for her and keeps her company), while he’s away on “business”. He doesn’t want to hurt her, but if she doesn’t obey, he’s got her ways of bringing her back in line,(which he intimidates her with many times).
But why her? Why would somebody like him (gorgeous, rich and seemingly in control) need to kidnap her? And who is he, exactly and what does he do for a living?
There are some twists and turns, and a definite Stockholm syndrome/angsty love angle going on, but who knows where it will lead when all things are revealed. Sometimes these dark-reads don’t have your traditional HEA, you know
That being said, it lacked that “extra dark mile” and it’s definitely on the lighter side of “dark” in comparison to some of the thrilling nightmares I’ve read in the past.
The series was a big disappointment for me and the female narrator was BAD and the author gave the female protagonist the backbone of a wet noodle. Don’t waste your time!