Book Review-King’s Captive by Amber Bardan

Posted February 18, 2017 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 12 Comments

Book Review-King’s Captive by Amber Bardan

I received this book for free from Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review-King’s Captive by Amber BardanKing's Captive by Amber A. Bardan
Published by Carina Press on February 13th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 252
Format: eARC
Source: Carina Press
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For three years, I've belonged to Julius King. 

Some people would think being stuck on a private island is heaven, but this is my hell.  
Because I'm not here as a guest. Not even close. I'm a prisoner. I'm his. 
Julius King. Powerful. Wealthy. Dangerous. 
There are parts of me he wants that I can't give him. When he looks at me, there are times I swear he sees someone else. And the scary part is that sometimes, when he touches me, I think he may be someone else, too. 
Though my body might be tempted, and he might control everything else, I can't let him have any piece of my heart. I won't. But every day, the fight gets harder, and Julius manages to slip past my defenses in the most unexpected ways.  
I have to find out the truth about Julius King. Even if it destroys me.  
 
This book is approximately 81,000 words 
 
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The King’s Captive is a stand alone and the most latest release from this author. Now I wasn’t sure what I thought of this book, however after reading some positive reviews, they convinced me that I needed this book in my life. So this story takes us into a love story that is exciting, edgy, epic and emotionally driven that it will put the reader to tears. This story is not what you expect AT ALL and wow this author really surprises you. I mean honestly, there were so many unique twists to this story that you don’t see coming. I don’t want to reveal too much about this story which is why my layout for review is a bit different. Our heroine is scared but also drawn to her “captor” who she promised three years to if she agreed to marry him at the end of those three years. It almost toward the end of those three years where she will have to hold up to her promise. But not everything is as it seems including King’s intentions toward her. At first we view him as a sort of villain, and there are flashbacks so at first you have a ‘sketchy’ feel to his character. You aren’t sure where you stand on his character. However you slowly see how much he truly loves her. Despite how many times she lies to him or deceives him or breaks her promises, he never loses faith in his love and devotion to her. And when you find out the real truth, you sympathize with him. Our hero has been through hell and back, and he may seem all bad in the beginning, but the reader realizes that he is a hero you can get behind. Its a story of love and loss, of true devotion and commitment and even though there are some things that the characters take action on….you can’t resist the pull of their love story and seeing them connect and find their HEA in the end. I was completely pulled in by this book, and I can tell you that this author is rare talent in creating a story you will fall head over heels for!!! The mixture of emotions that impacts the reader is stimulating and vivid and wrung me like a dish towel in heart wrenching ways but also in empowering and memorable moments. Definitely a book you don’t want to miss out on. A SUPERB ROMANCE

About Amber A. Bardan

Amber is a #1 Amazon Bestselling, award winning, author, and member of Romance Writers of Australia, Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, and Writers Victoria.
After spending years imagining fictional adventures, Amber finally found a way to turn daydreaming into a productive habit. She now spends her time in a coffee-fuelled adrenaline haze, writing romance with a thriller edge.
She lives with her husband and children in semi-rural Australia, where if she peers outside at the right moment she might just see a kangaroo bounce by.

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  • “wrung me like a dish towel ”
    That does sound emotional

  • This sounds like my kind of read. Do love some good twists. Love the quote. Great review.

    • Oh you HAVE to pick this one up. You would love it. It is still available to request on Netgalley, if you want to try it out. The hero is awesome and alpha so right up your alley.

      • Oh Renee you know me to well. I love it. Bummer I do not do ARC anymore. Hopefully one day I will be able to get back to it. Life seemed to gotten a little crazy there for awhile.

  • Oh man! I’m very conflicted. I’m usually not a big fan of captor-captive romances, but you make it sound so good, I want to give it a try. And twists and an emotional story? Sounds perfect for me!

    • oh you really should, I think it might be available to request on Netgalley if you want to try it out. And the hero isn’t who you think he is and has some good reasons for why he does what he does. And I like that this author surprises you, I almost fell on the floor when I learned the truth about him. So I think you would like this one.

  • It’s amazing when an author can pleasantly surprise you like that with a book. Nice it had so many twists and turns. It can be interesting when you doubt a character for a while, but it sounds like he does really care for her.

  • Karen

    This book is ALL over Twitter today! lol

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  • Oh, wow. This DOES sound good. Is it a Beauty and the Beast kind of story?

    Great review! 🙂

  • Michele H

    I so agree with you. This one takes everything you think you’ve figured out and turns it upside down. I do love Amber Bardan’s writing. She creates alpha heroes you think there’s no way you’ll like them and then they redeem themselves in the best possible way. *sigh*

  • This wasn’t even on my radar, but your praise has me adding it to my wishlist 🙂