Friday, April 18, 2014

Belle Aurora-Willing Captive

Adult Contemporary Romance

Delilah “Lily” Flynn is used to her drab existence. Lily’s been living it for twenty two years.
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.

Day after day, Nox watches Lily and her strange ways. She’s unlike any woman he’s ever met. Getting close to the girl is purely for her own protection…right?

Lily never imagined she’d make her first real friends in captivity.
What lengths would she go through to keep them?

{4 stars}

I wish I had read this one before reading Raw, because Nox and Lily make a "cameo" appearance in that story. So I already knew how they turned out. But, even knowing that, I really enjoyed their story. At times, Lily seems too weak, too weepy, far too emotional. But you have to remember that she has been very sheltered, she has not been allowed to experience anything normal teenagers or young adults have. Watching her discover her own personality and her own feelings was like watching someone walk for the first time. You want to warn them, catch them, cheer them on. Nox is a conundrum, he is this Alpha bad boy, living a life that really isn't a life at all. He doesn't "exist" as far as the real world is concerned. He does the jobs that need to be done invisibly. And something about Lily pulls at him and he can't look away.  Their story was fun, hot, tragic, and sweet. I don't know how Belle Aurora does it, but somehow her writing style pulls me in emotionally and I have now cried several times in two days from reading this book and Raw. Not many authors can do that, write in a way that has you locked into every detail. Walking along with each character and feeling their emotions like you were there with them. Sappy I know. Belle Aurora is moving up to be one of my favorite new authors to watch.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting, might have to look into this one more :)