Sunday, November 16, 2014

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Prisoner (Criminals & Captives, #1) by Annika Martin and Skye Warren

Title: Prisoner
Authors: Annika Martin, Skye Warren
Date of publication: October 23, 2014

About Prisoner:

He seethes with raw power the first time I see him—pure menace and rippling muscles in shackles. He’s dangerous. He’s wild. He’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

So I hide behind my prim glasses and my book like I always do, because I have secrets too. Then he shows up in the prison writing class I have 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.

But that’s the thing about an 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.

And you might crave him more than your next breath.

About the Authors:

Annika Martin
I'm a pet wrangler, bookworm, mediocre tennis player and hairstyle failure. And yes, an author, but I promise not to spam you if you friend me!

I live just a stone's throw from the Mississippi with my husband and two beloved cats in a home full of plants, sunshine, books and cookie crumbs. By day, I'm a freelancer in the business world. In addition to being smutty Annika, I write urban fantasy under the pen name Carolyn Crane.

Skye Warren
Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, including power play or erotic pain and sometimes dubious consent. There's struggle in the sex. There's pain in the relationships. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely romantic.

I couldn't read this book fast enough, I just had to know what was going to happen, and it didn't let me down.

Abby had a f*ed up childhood with a drug addict for a mother, and Abby's coping mechanism was reading. Understandable, it's easy to get lost in a story if that's what it takes to help you make it through whatever crapbag circumstances have been thrown your way.

Grayson on the other hand, his childhood is the stuff you don't even want to imagine, yet once you learn the surface details, it's all too easy to know exactly what happened during those 6 years of his life, and you can understand his driving need to seek revenge.

What starts out as nothing more than Grayson getting into the course in order to get a message to his crew on the outside, becomes a really, really strange and twisted love story. And along the way, you get to experience prison fights, neck stabbings, shootings, surgery in a derelict, dilapidated hotel, serious animosity toward an individual (to the point they want to just kill the person), felony charges and a death that is pretty much warranted.

Now, the only issues for me in this book was Abby's age; 19 seems way to young to be teaching anything at a prison, I would have preferred for her to have at least been 21 or 22. The other thing that was never answered in this story is the circumstances surrounding Grayson's incarceration. We know what he's locked up for, but we're never told why it was done.

Still an enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

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