Friday, March 11, 2016
ARC Book review: Kidnapped by the Billionaire (Nine Circles #4) by Jackie Ashenden
eARC Provided by Publisher through Netgalley
He kissed her the way he'd run her down, conquering her, taking her...
A priceless plan. An illicit attraction.
Seven years ago, billionaire-turned-bodyguard Elijah Hunt lost everything he had-his family, his future-and now he wants revenge. But when he decides to kidnap the daughter of the man who ruined his life, Elijah gets a lot more than he bargained for. Violet Fitzgerald is nothing like her corrupt wealthy father. In fact, she's so disarmingly independent-and irresistible-that she just might be dangerous...
And a love that's too good to be true.
Violet never thought she'd feel a connection to her captor. But there's something beneath Elijah's steel-bodied exterior that makes her want to know him more deeply...and surrender to his every demand. But once Elijah's erotic fantasies become a reality-and he and Violet develop a real romantic connection-he finds himself in a quandary: Is he still the one in control? Or has Violet imprisoned him-body and soul?
When i started reading this it was very exciting and suspenseful. Unfortunately the more i read the more confusing the story was. I realized this was book 4 in a series. It became painfully obvious i needed to have read the other books in the series to understand what was going on. I wanted to like the hero i tried but he was to introverted and selfish. For every time he gave something to Violet, the heroine in the book, he did something awful to counteract it. Violet had no idea what her dad was. She finds herself kidnapped by Elijah and then faced with the facts about her dad and the fact that he is dead. Violet doesn't catch a break in this book. Everyone and i mean everyone walks all over her. She slowly takes control over her life but it's a slow process. Elijah finally softens up but it's not until the last minute and just not enough for me. Over all the book did not work for me. It had a lot of potential but i think without back story on why some characters were the way they were i could not relate.
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