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Willing Captive Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00FGFYIS4
- Publication date : January 12, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 510 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 244 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1500749753
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #141,256 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The first time I read this book I rated it 5 ★ and I meant it was more like 4.5★ . Upon reading it again, I can say in all honesty this is a 3.5★ solid entertaining read.
You see, when three years ago I was young and only just discovered GR and new genres. Those new genres suited me better, suited my taste in books better.
boy was I happy for my new discovery. I was more generous with my rating because everything felt new and exciting. I didn't pay much attention to the quality of the writing, or the characterization or how well crafted was the plot. I was simply happy for the reading material.
Now, I'm different.
and this book is still good, it's still funny, I like that the romance here is slow. Even so, some of it's development seems a bit off and the leap between their weird truce to lovers felt just a bit too sudden.
The plot had great potential but didn't quite deliver, the characterization showed promise mostly but fell short with most characters.
I really did love the ending. with what happened to Nox and the choices Lily made, I loved that.
I loved how DeeDee's first time was described. it was much more realistic.
overall recommend read. As you already should know this is NOT a dark romance (and I find that to be the very best part of it)
Her boring life is suddenly turned on its head when she’s rudely kidnapped from her bedroom.
Or so she thinks. Nox Taylor is far too high up in his field to be assigned a babysitting job.
There’s nothing more he wants than to complete his mission so he can be rid of the smartass tomboy, Lily.
This book gets a 4.5 from me. It was written well and had many enjoyable characters. I liked both Nox and Lily from the start. There were some times were I wanted to slap one or both of them. Lily is strong and mouthy, but she was still vulnerable. There were times I wanted to shout "get a grip" when she was whining. But during those times I had to remember Lily lead a very sheltered life in which her dad controlled. Nox is a bad ass who worked hard to get where he is. He wants Lily as soon as he sees her but tries to keep things professional. When Lily tried to escape, I actually hated him for a while. But of course he does something that made me love him again.
Rocky and Boo were secondary characters that made the book even better. They were tough and funny. The made sure to look out for Lily and formed an awesome connection/friendship with her quickly. The book did have twists and turns. I wont say there was suspense because I already had a feeling who the trader was. They shocker did come when the trader was revealed though. There were some sad moments, but the book had a HEA.
yes, I would recommend this book
Lily was a hoot. For being basically a locked away princess, she had buckets full of personality and wasn't about to be stuck in a corner. After years of compliance, she blooms in the presence of Nox, Boo, and Rock. I found it entertaining how one moment she could be immature and whiny, the next sensitive and compassionate, then next fun and crazy, and then next bold and loving. I think it's because of her varying personalities that I liked her so much, because I could completely relate to having wild moods. Then watching her come alive with Nox as the catalyst was simply delightful.
Nox was his own special form of awesomeness. I loved that we got a few chapters or scenes from his POV, but not too many. I like a bit of mystery, and don't need every detail spelled out for me. So the bits from Nox were perfect. And Nox, being so different from Lily, was perfect. He's the stability to her crazy, the patience to her spazzing, the calm to her storm. But she also brings out the side of him that seems to have been locked away, bringing him back to life and happiness and a future. And let's just say, an uninhibited Nox is a sexy, sexy Nox.
What I really loved about this story was the combination of blooming romance, sweet friendships, and life-threatening suspense and danger. Let's not forget that Lily is a captive and the danger is unknown but relentless. But somehow this story was able to balance all these aspects with the perfect combination of humor, sass, secrecy, intensity, suspense, sweetness, chemistry, sexiness, danger, shyness, heartbreak, friendship, and boundless love. I won't go into detail, but I will say that I was completely absorbed in this story, needing to see how it all turned out and taking the ride till the very end. (And I loved how it ended!)
All I can say at this point, is that I loved 'Willing Captive.' It exceeded any expectations I had. I fell in love with Nox and Lily, big time. I felt like I was right alongside them during the suspense, and cheering them on in the game of love. I feel like reading their story was a special treat, and I look forward to future re-reads.
Top reviews from other countries
Delilah/Lily is 22 and has lived an incredibly sheltered life – literally housebound or at work with her rich father. He’s paranoid about the safety of his two daughters and they basically live in a massive, secured house. Until one terrifying day when Lily is ripped from her home by masked intruders and whisked away. As the days, weeks and months unfold, she learns the terrifying truth about why she has been living this way.
Nox is the head of the team that took her away. He is secretive, distant, controlling but with a core of softness. Their relationship is volatile and difficult to begin with, as Lily is not sure whether to believe their reason for kidnapping her, until something happens to change her mind and her outlook changes from unwilling to willing captive.
Nox’s colleagues, Rock and Boo, are great secondary characters – sassy, funny and sweet.
The whole story was centred around Lily and Nox and how their relationship changed and evolved. Trapped in safehouses and motels, they become close and unspoken feelings develop until, one night, Lily decides to take the bull by the horns and the whole dynamic of their relationship changes. Lily grows as a person. She’s well-read, feisty and strong. From leading a sheltered life with hardly any interaction with other people, and her family rarely spending time together, she settles into the easy camaraderie of living with Boo, Rock and Nox (once he starts to let his guard down), and her feelings and relationship with Nox is a revelation her – she realises what she’s been missing, all this time. When a tragedy occurs, her strength of character will be truly tested.
I loved this story and the way it was written. There was quite a snappy style to it in places, which I felt really worked and I thoroughly enjoyed. It was sexy, fun, serious, made me laugh, made me cry. The ending was so darn cute and made me giggle! A fab read!
I admit to being slightly biased as I love this author. I read both friend-zoned books in a day and have desperately waited for her new release. However, I read the title and delayed buying the novel. I thought it would be a dark story similar to `Captive in the Dark' by CJ Roberts (which I appreciated but found hard to read at times). Thankfully I saw other readers raving about Willing Captive and once it had been recommended several times I decided to download it on Friday night. Advice for anyone else considering buying this story... Don't do it late in the evening!!! I could not put it down. Once I was 4% in, I knew it was going to be a late night of reading. When my eyes gave up I went to bed but woke early desperate to continue. Breakfast was made whilst reading on the kindle. Breakfast was eaten whilst holding kindle in left hand. Washing up was done with kindle beside sink. Partner and I argued when he refused to read novel out loud to me as I hung up washing (this matter will be addressed further later)! To be clear, I could not put this down. It is brilliantly written and hysterically funny.
Lily (Delilah) comes from a very wealthy family. She 22 years old but lives life almost like a prisoner as she is so closely protected by her father. Lily has never really had friends and certainly no boyfriend. Then one night she is kidnapped by the delicious Nox. He takes her on a journey where she makes her first real friends in life and discovers that life is more fun if you live it.
Lily is just brilliant. Unknowingly witty, honest, loyal and at times embarrassingly awkward (I really did cringe in sympathy for her), she drew me straight in and I fell in love with her. I desperately want to go for a coffee, or something stronger, with this girl as she is so entertaining.
Nox is not someone I want to go for coffee with but I can think of lots of other things I would want to do with him (but I suppose I would take coffee if it was the only thing on offer). He might be Lily's kidnapper but he's really her strong, protective and amazingly hot, knight in shining armour. I challenge anyone not to make Nox their new book boyfriend especially when you see his sweet side.
As always, Belle Aurora writes with brilliant humour which had me pausing to wipe away tears. The story is quick paced and packed with heart-warming moments which had me sighing with happiness and a tinge of envy. There were also moments where I cried. Maybe cried isn't the right word as cry implies little soft tears. Sobbed, wept, sniffled very unattractively might be a better description. I was devastated when I looked down at the bottom line of my kindle and saw 89% as I wanted this book to last forever, or at least the whole weekend, but I couldn't delay the ending as I was desperate to see how things turned out. Now I'm slightly upset that I've finished but have also just found the hidden gem at the end of the story, a sneaky teaser of the next novel Raw. I will not be delaying reading Raw for even a second when it is released.
Thank you Belle Aurora for another fantastically amazing and brilliantly funny novel.
Aurora keeps us guessing however as this isn't actually confirmed until mid way through the story. The question of whether Nox is actually trustworthy is one of the reasons that this book kept me hooked. Other points that I enjoyed in this book was the friendship between Lily and Boo. Both female characters who have had no real opportunities to make girl friends in the past ~it was very sweet.
The story ends well.
Although i would not say that Belle Aurora hasn't become a new favourite author for me, I would be interested in reading more of her releases in the future. I would be particularly interested in hearing Terah's story from this same novel.
I liked Lily. She was both sweet and fiery and gave as good as she got when needed. As for Nox, he had a cockiness to him that drew me in from the moment he removed his mask.
The storyline was interesting and unique.
I wasn't expecting for the...case? to finish at the 75%-ish mark and from there I was wondering where it was going to go with still a quarter of the book to read. I'll admit for a good 10% or so I had a steady stream of tears running down my cheeks, thinking: No! I refuse to believe it! and then the tears continued for a different reason.
It's a sweet and emotional story with a thread of humour throughout and right up my street. If anyone knows a story like this (and/or Wallbanger by Alice Clayton) then please let me know. Thanks.
Lily has been taken to a safe house to protect her from a threat that we slowly learn about. Isolated from friends and family and the outside world, Lily and her hard a$$ protection guy at first spark then finally sizzle together. Beautifully done, it felt genuine and the sex scenes were seriously hot.
I really enjoyed this, I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys sexy alpha male and feisty female stories. I read it in a day, didn't want to put it down. Will definitely be reading more from this author.