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Between Faith and Fear (Captive Series) (Volume 2) Paperback – August 27, 2013
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J. A. DENNAM, an award winning author and member of Romance Writers of America, resides in a small Kansas town with her husband and four children. She shares many passions for the arts including fine arts, culinary arts and music. Storytelling has been a part of her life since childhood, when insomnia forced a young girl of six into counting popcorn on the ceiling in the dead of night. Confessing her problem to her older sister, they decided to tell each other stories to entice sleep; however, the inevitable snore always tore through her sister’s nose before she could utter the words Once Upon A Time. So, the stories began to flow in silence, her imagination taking her to quiet, private places so enthralling, the trick was suddenly to stay awake. Each night, she went to bed anticipating the continuation of the adventure that had been interrupted by sleep the previous night. Soon, insomnia was no longer a problem and the stories would sometimes take months to complete. Those habits carried on to adulthood until the need to purge her stories demanded she put them in print. Her fascination with romance, fast cars and adventure films is what structures her stories today, making Romantic Suspense the genre she was simply born to write.
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I love that the book incorporates all the main characters from the first book, no one gets left out, and the story flows smoothly! We just learn to love the Bennetts/Cahills more after this book!
The loyalty and determination of characters is phenomenal. Family is everything and, friendships run deep. Betrayal may not be precisely what it looks like...determination has many faces. And, we do what we must to protect the ones we love.
Riveting second book, can't wait to read 2.5 and 3!!!!
This series will keep you captivated until the end...and after it's over, you're looking for more...
Series: Captive book 1
Author: J. A. Dennam
Book 1 of J. A. Dennam's Captive series
For over a century, two families have fought, shot, kidnapped, hung, burned, stolen from and accused one another. Danny Bennett knows that most of what keeps her family feuding with the Cahill clan is baseless accusations from both parties, but that doesn’t keep her from taking sides. After all, when her fun-loving brother, Derek – the person she idolizes the most – has been accused of murder, her loyalties lay solidly with him. But her loyalty to her chosen future burns just as strong. In a desperate quest to fund her college education, Danny applies for a dangerous job and soon lands herself in the bowels of the enemy camp. Accustomed to living on the edge, Danny welcomes a good challenge...until she realizes she has unwittingly fallen prey to her brother’s accuser.
Driven by hatred, Austin Cahill knows exactly what to do with the Bennett girl who saunters onto his jobsite under false pretenses: use her as a weapon against her brother, the man he holds responsible for his fiancé’s fatal drowning. Derek Bennett must pay for his crimes, but Austin must coax a confession out of him first. His plan to “own” Derek’s beloved baby sister should break the man, but he soon discovers a much bigger obstacle...his burgeoning desire for Danny. When Derek comes for her, will Austin be prepared to let her go in exchange for the truth? Will his quest for vengeance destroy the woman he’s grown to care for? Or will it be the truth...that brings them all down?
Before this book, J. A. Dennam was a new-to-me author that I discovered on Facebook and I was eager to read because Truth and Humility falls into one of my favorite genres – romantic suspense. When I saw that the 3rd book in her Captive Series was due to release on July 8th I thought that I needed to get caught up! and WOW!! Just WOW! This read definitely had romance and suspense and so much more!!
The back-story was covered and filled in without weighing the story down or making you feel like there was too much. We get glimpses of Danny’s best friend and the brother that she is closest to. We see the crew that works for and is loyal to Austin and we feel the love that he had for the fiancée that was taken from him and that he still morns. A diverse wonderful cast of supporting characters that I can see will fill in and make a great book 2, 2.5 and 3!
I loved the alternating points of view. It's becoming important to me in the books I read. I want to know what both main characters are thinking not just a woman's POV and wondering what the man thinks or feels. I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue, the snarky bullets flying back-and-forth as well as the sweet and smoldering chemistry that the author made me feel coming from the pages. The suspense had me on the edge of my seat and turning pages faster and faster while a surprise twist brought me to tears and broke my heart!
I agreed with another review I read that stated that the Cahill-Bennett feud was very Shakespearean/Romeo and Juliet-ish and for me this added great angst and depth to the book. I will leave this a vague review because I do not want to give any of the plot twists away (and believe me there are a few twists I did NOT see coming!) just know that I highly suggest this book and the series and I am on pins and needles waiting to read more from this author!
Review by: Jeananna
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Published By: J.A.D.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Series: Captive Series #2