Claire Nichols had a plan—to survive!
In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met—Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences—and his actions resulted in their chance meeting.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as your told, public failure is not an option, and don’t divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules and more, are met with serious consequences.
In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire’s beauty, resilience and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions, including—fear, anger, love, and lust—as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie.
Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn't a random act—did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true--or will she learn the truth before it’s too late?
I won't promise not to spoil anything.
Well this book seemed promising. The summary was intriguing and this books was recommended to me by some friends off my. So I started it with high hopes.
I'm not a big fan of the writhing style. It was written in the third person and it was very formal. But I could see past that if the story was good so I kept on reading. But even tho the story was disturbing in a way but it seemed boring to me. Maybe it was the writing style I don't know.
I was also a bit shocked by Tony's age. I mean she is was 26/27 and he is 45 for god sake
I felt like Clair didn't know who she was, what she wants to do, she just felt... I don't know. She doesn't seem like a very strong person. She just put up with it and called it love when he was kind. She married the guy and claimed to be in love with him. It seemed a bit like a Stockholm syndrome to me.
And don't get me started on the behavior from Tony and his staff. The staff keep claiming that Clair sees the good side of him, the side that nobody sees. Well jeah she saw a side that nobody sees for sure but it's isn't really good. I don't like him at all, and I don't like Clair. Maybe I would have liked her more when the story continues but right know I don't. She's just oke to me.
And that ending. I mean that SOB , just send he to prison, claiming and supporting the murder charge against her. I didn't read all of it, half way threw I just flipped threw it to find something interesting to read so I didn't fully understand it but I didn't like what I read.
I also feel like, for the book to be more 'disturbing", we would need more detail about the stuff Tony does to her.
I also flipped threw the other to book, just because that ending got be a bit interested but I didn't understand it. And I didn't feel the need to read all of it so I don't think I will. Maybe i'm to young to like this so I might try it again later but I''m not sure.
I really wanted this book to be great but I just couldn't focus on it. I hate, really hate to give a book a low rating but this book just didn't do it for me.