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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

ARC Review: Captive by KM Fawcett

An epic beginning to a wonderful new paranormal romance series. From the very first page this story grabbed my attention as our lead female character raced to save innocent people from a raging forest fire. Right in the midst of chaos she was ripped away from everything she’d ever known and forced into a world determined to break her spirit, and own her soul.

Addy Dawson awakes after nearly drowning while trying to escape a forest fire to find herself in a world she doesn’t recognize. And, with a handsome and very naked man lying next to her. Scared, confused, and also naked Addy confronts him only to hear that they are both being held against their will on an alien planet. Though at first she thinks him crazy, it doesn’t take long for the evidence to manifest itself and for her to realize that what Max had been telling her was the truth.

Fawcett’s world building was fantastic in this story. From the illusions surrounding the ‘yard’ to the harsh landscapes of a frozen world beyond, I could close my eyes and easily envision it all. The story is mostly written from Addy and Max’s point of view. Another character has the lime-light a bit here and there towards the end, seemingly to help fill some parts of the story you’d otherwise miss if reading only from the views of the main characters. I truly enjoyed getting inside both characters heads. Getting to experience Max’s mixed feelings towards Addy and how he had to fight so hard to overcome his personal insecurities and beastly nature was incredibly endearing. I found myself rooting for him from the very beginning. Addy was so strong throughout her journey. The odds were stacked against her from the start as she was forced to deal with obstacle after horrible obstacle, fighting for her survival. Her internal struggles pulled at my heart and I found myself connecting very easily with her. By the time I finished this book I found that I truly cared for these two characters and didn’t want their story to end.

The romance between these two began as a heavy case of lust at first sight. Throughout the story they unknowingly fell deeper and deeper into each other until they were left with a relationship built on a strong foundation of trust, mutual respect, and unshakeable love. The combination of originality in plot-line, fantastic world building, and well paced action meshed beautifully with a simmering romance to create an epic and enjoyable read. I will be anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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