He seethes with raw power the first
time I see him—pure tattooed menace and rippling muscles in shackles. He’s
dangerous. He’s wild. He’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
and my book like I always do, because I have secrets, too. Then he shows up in
the prison writing class I volunteered to teach and he blows me away with his
honesty. He tells me secrets in his stories, and it’s getting harder to hide
mine. I shiver when he gets too close, with only the cuffs and the bars and the
guards holding him back. At night, I can’t stop thinking about him in his cell.
animal in a cage—you never know when he’ll bite. He might use you to escape. He
might even pull you into a forest and hold a hand over your mouth, so you can’t
call for the cops. He might make you come so hard, you can’t think.
your next breath.
When I first start reading this
book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew there was a captor and a captive. I
knew they would want each other (maybe even fall in love). I never thought that
I would root for the Alpha Male aka Grayson and sometimes be disappointed in
him. I never thought that I would wonder what exactly the heroine aka Abigail
saw in Grayson and then a few minutes later say, “Oh, I get it.” I never expected a romance coupled with suspense.
But that’s what I got, and I liked Prisoner because of that.
totally cliché for me. Of course, you
knew Grayson and Abigail were going to end up together, but the road to the
h.e.a. was paved with difficulties like prison escapes, shootouts, and
robberies. LOL, Grayson and Abigail reminded me of Bonnie and Clyde during
certain moments in this book. This was definitely a book where crime met
with a hunted past was a force to be reckoned with. I understood the allure of
him and his raw sexual appeal. After
peeling the layers back, I understood him, and just like Abby, I wanted to fix
him. I had my moments where I liked him
and others where I gave him a side eye (a strong side eye). Overall, I’m glad
he found his way to the light. Abby was his come hell or high waters, and he
was the hell and high water.
nerd in her. I knew she was in trouble the moment she laid eyes on Grayson. She
was immediately drawn to him. I loved that she was a fighter, a survivor. She
didn’t instantly give into him, and that’s what made me like her.
pace was ok for the most part. There were moments when I thought it moving
entirely too slow. The writing was good,
and I was emotionally connected to both Grayson and Abigail. And I’m so happy that it didn’t go as dark as
it could have because that definitely would have been a turn off for me. I gave
this book 4 stars. You should go read it.
Criminals and Captive Series.
P.S. I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
Annika Martin is a New York Times bestselling author
who loves writing stories about criminals – some of her tales are dirty and fun
(kinky bank robbers!) others are dark and intense (Prisoner collaboration). She
also writes gritty, sexy romantic suspense and urban fantasy as RITA-award
winning author Carolyn.
and USA Today Bestselling author of dark romantic fiction. Her books are raw,
sexual and perversely romantic.