By Amber Bardan
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 is going to be a fairly short review, because KING’S CAPTIVE is practically one giant plot twist in the making, and to talk about any of it could be considered a spoiler.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t get this one. It is told mostly in the present, but also includes flashbacks to an event three years ago, aptly called Bloody Birthday. That is the day Julius arrived at Sarah’s family home and took her for himself. Each flashback is designed to give us a piece of the puzzle, but trying to keep track of those pieces was hard given that they were provided out of order. By that I mean the first flashback takes place at 3.00pm, then 3.15 pm, then 1.20 pm, then 1.40 pm, then 3.30 pm, then 1.56 pm, etc. Trying to keep track of what happened in the past, and how it related to what was happening in the present, became too much for me and ultimately affected my enjoyment of this story.
You know how you sometimes watch a movie, but when you watch it a second time and know how it ends, everything suddenly makes sense? I think this is one of those books that would make more sense the second time around. Maybe then I wouldn’t be left with so many questions.
KING’S CAPTIVE is told in dual POVs, but mostly in Sarah’s. It is a stand-alone and it comes with a HEA. While I didn’t enjoy it, I’m sure there are plenty of others who will love it.
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