I rate this book 2.5 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading: 29/09/16
My 16th book this year.)
Nora is close to turning 18. Loving life, living life like your average teenager. She has her eyes on the cutest guy in school and hopes he will notice her one day.
On a night out with her best friend she meets a gorgeous, mysterious, older man. Then her whole world is turned upside down.
She is taken into captivity on a private island. She must obey every command. As the days become months and time passes by, Nora begins to fall for him, need him in more ways than one.
How can she escape when she feels like she can’t survive without him?
The main storyline has great potential but I just didn’t get it. From day one Nora failed me. She didn’t put up much of a fight although her “thoughts” tell us she has no choice, her heart is just not there. The story was much too short and there was minimal story.
The erotic scenes were too bland and too predictable. It felt like reading a story where the author knows nothing about BDSM yet is trying to tell a story without ever knowing or feeling how things happen. It lacks detail and depth.
This book completely failed compared to “Captive in the Dark”. There was barely any suspense, barely any punishment and Nora too readily accepted everything without much of a reaction. Anyone who thought this book was great should go pick up “Captive in the Dark”. Being taken isn’t supposed to be an enjoyable experience. In my opinion it should be horrendous but it seems like almost from day 1, Nora had already accepted her role and submitted quite easily.
I am much disappointed and can’t seem to understand why this book has such high ratings. All I know is Julian, the Captor is supposed to be stunningly handsome, amazingly rich and has very particular needs. Yet everything needed to be told to us. Nora tells us how she thinks she feels yet her actions seem to show the complete opposite.
She is treated with so much care and attention but she is supposed to be a prisoner who needs to be trained. She willingly let’s everything happen and barely puts up a fight.
I didn’t connect with either character. The end of the book picked up when Nora leaves the island for the first time in over a year. Her reaction is unbelievable but I wont spoil it for you.
Sadly I wouldn’t recommend this book as there wasn’t much in it worth remembering. There weren’t any shocking scenes, or as expected of captivity; mild violence and disturbing moments. This book had so much potential. But Nora was pretty much pampered on a private island. It felt like she was on holiday more than taken unwillingly. I’m not in much hurry to read book 2 but I might give it a go in the distant future.
Written by Ling Lee