Captive

I have to say that I was very surprised by this book. I have read other captive books before but this one took a different approach to it. Instead of the girl being kidnapped and locked in a basement somewhere chained up, this book was a bit more tame. I don’t really know what I was expecting going into this book. I have read one other book by this author and it was nothing like this at all. So, for the author to go in a totally different direction I was a bit skeptical. But, it turns out she did a great job in portraying a different setting than the others.

Madison Frost is the daughter of a wealthy business man for a father, and a drunk for a mother. She has housekeepers, cooks and drivers to take care of everything for her but she doesn’t want any of it. With no real friends and self-conscious of her body, she hates her life and wishes for another. That is until she was kidnapped one night outside her school campus. When she woke up, she was tied up on a couch in a cabin. The man who took her was a big guy with tattoos named Ghost.

Ghost gets paid to kidnap people, collect when payment is due, and whatever else he can do for a big paycheck. He isn’t afraid to hurt people to get the job done. He’s hard and he’s mean but when he gets to know Madison just a little bit more, he seems to have a soft spot for her. The more time they spend together, the more they share things about themselves that no one else knows. They realize they have more in common than they thought and they both begin to develop feelings for each other. After that, the dynamic between them shifted and it didn’t feel so much like a kidnapping than it should have.

About 3/4 of the way in there is a twist that I wasn’t expecting, but was kind of hoping that something would happen. It made it way more interesting and that much more enjoyable. I really liked where the turn went and I think the author did an amazing job at making it seem real and believable. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for something different. Brighton Walsh has awesome writing skills, great dialog and comes at you with something different and interesting. I would recommend this to be read by a mature reader. Besides the kidnapping. which¬†could possibly¬†trigger, there is language and sexual content that is not suitable for younger readers.

Captive Book Cover Captive
Brighton Walsh
Fiction
Macmillan
March 24, 2015
Paperback
274

Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. The daughter of a prominent business man, she has everything she could ask for. Except a father who's present in her life, a mother who doesn't spend her days drinking herself into oblivion, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls a home. Madison dreams of someday leaving her life behind. She just never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.

Now she's being held captive by a man who's as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary as dangerous as he is compelling, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn't know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes he's not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness, and a heart as broken and battered as her own.

But as Madison lets her walls down for the first time in her life, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could rock her very foundation and destroy everything.

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