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.