While stopping at a crowded rest area one summer night, seventeen-year-old Addie accidentally catches a truck hijacking in progress. Desperate to rid the crime of its only witness, one of the thieves kidnaps Addie. Yet surprisingly, when a renegade thief attempts to silence her for good, Addie is saved by the very man who abducted her. Now, forced
All except the artistic and intriguing Charlie Hays, whose strange protectiveness convinces Addie to trust him, even when common sense tells her otherwise. Yet, despite her doubt, and his unrelenting temper, their relationship develops into something much more. But, Charlie’s scorned colleague has stowed away, and as he seeks revenge against his coworker, Addie and Charlie are forced to put their new love—and lives—at risk.
what I would be getting myself into. I
was intrigued by the premise of the story, hence my decision to read this
title. This was my first time reading a captive/hostage
story and I was eager to see the angle that the author would take. I was hoping to like this story; however
there were moments when I found the story dull in some areas. Basically, it was not the
gripping read I was expecting.
home stopped at a convenience store to get some coffee. While there, Addie unwittingly walked in on a
crime in progress. This led to her being
kidnapped and held hostage by a gang of criminals.
kidnapped is determined to keep her safe.
I found his
need to protect her became clear.
Initially, Addie is wary of Charlie, however, when she realizes that his
desire to protect her was genuine she let her guard down and began to trust
falling in love with a known criminal in such a short space of time. It is evident that she is conflicted about
her feelings and not sure how to deal with them. She is a 17 year old who has been home
schooled most of her life and never had much social interaction. She has no experience when it came to relationships,
hence her struggle with her feelings.
She may be book smart, but she was not street smart.
understandable why he is determined to keep her safe. However, his desire to protect her would lead
to conflict between him and his partners.
He did not have an easy life growing up. He was abandoned by his parents
and spent most of his life in foster care.
He has deep rooted issues that are likely to be the reason why he has
embarked on a life of crime. These two are complete opposites, but they are
able to find a common ground in their love for each other.
have some steamy love scenes. This
however was not the case. This book is squeaky clean. Personally for me this was not an issue. My disappointment with this story stemmed
from the author’s decision to take a long winded route to get her point across.
This led to the story dragging in some areas.
In spite of this I kept reading because I wanted to find out if it was
possible for these two to have a future together.
liked it enough to recommend it to readers who may find this type of story
engaging and entertaining.