- File Size: 1492 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1680580779
- Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC (March 17, 2015)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00U8ZYO1I
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I understand that Stockholm Syndrome is a real thing, and that could very well have been what was going on here. However the fact that Hattie fancies herself in love with him after everything he put her through? There were a lot of other ways that he could have gone about this kidnapping that would not have landed her in the middle of a war between cartels. This stunt could have very easily ended Hattie's life, but did anyone care? Also, I don't believe that Ryker had any sort of feelings for this girl. He avoids her for days to "protect her" when in reality he wants to keep her for himself? I found myself shaking my head more often than once when trying to bring back the "reality" of this story.
The strong writing style of this author just could not save the weak romance. She would have been better off keeping it out of the picture until the next installment. Then perhaps it would have seemed more realistic than it did.
Overall - I probably will continue on with this series at a later date if just to see if my assumption of the author's ability to make a strong story is true.
Hattie was the quintessential "good girl". She was born into a political, wealthy family and lived a regimented life of "privilege". Every aspect of her life fit the mold her social-climbing mother set for her life. She hadt He right clothes, the right internship and the right boyfriend for political success.
When her "perfect" boyfriend, Evan, is caught in a compromising position, Hattie throws caution to the wind and goes on a trip to Mexico with her best friend. Living recklessly for the first time, Hattie soon finds herself regretting her impulsive decision. She is drugged and kidnapped by Ryker, the sexy man she met at the bar on a night out.
It seems that Hattie's political connections are the motivation for her abduction. Ryker is the son of the kingpin of the notorious Vargas drug cartel. As the Attorney General of the United States, Hattie's father has the power to secure the release of Ryker's brother in exchange for Hattie.
Although the book started with a ominously dark feeling, it failed to deliver on that account. There were a few tense moments, but mostly, this was another "nice" kidnapping story. Hattie was treated nicely by her kidnapper. Her biggest concern was fighting her attraction to her abductor...and she wasn't very convincing.
I enjoyed the chemistry between Hattie and Ryker, but did spend plenty of time rolling my eyes as well. They flip-flopped so frequently, and without warning, that I felt like I would get whiplash. One minute they hated each other, then they were making out without any reasonable build-up or explanation. It left me feeling kind of disjointed.
All in all, it was a good start. Several things could be improved upon, but the storyline was intriguing. I am curious to see where the future will lead for these two. With all the unprotected sex they had, I'm sure there is bound to be a baby on the way. I'm also interested in discovering the full extent of Evan's family's involvement with the cartel. I will most likely continue the series in the future, but I'm not in any rush.
I like the story though, the ending was good. I still don't know if I'll keep reading the series.
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I don't know what to think, but now I have to read the next to find out what is going to happen
Written I couldn't put it down . Great read . Looking forward to the rest of the books
The story of Hattie and Ryker breaks my heart. I could feel each of their pain.Read more