King’s Captive by Amber A. Bardan

King's Captive by Amber A. Bardan
on February 13, 2017
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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.

5 Absolution Stars ⭐

“I say yes—yes, Julius—of course, Julius.”

“It’s kept me safe and healthy and well looked after. Pampered like a prized pet.”

After witnessing her father’s assassination at the hands of Julius King, Sarah has been held hostage on his island for almost 3 years. At this point we really don’t understand the motives for both incidences, but the clock is ticking….

“There’s only one month left.

One month until he makes me marry him.”

As this story moves from past to present we begin to get an insight as to why it’s come to this. With time against her, Sarah can no longer remain silent. Her pretense of being the obedient girl is unravelling and her need for answers may very well be her undoing.

“I live that wickedness again—drown in the urge to surrender to ruin.
To have my sorrow bled out of me by something wild and capable of consuming all that pain.”

It’s evident that you don’t mess with a man like Julius King even if you have no idea what he’s peddling. He exudes power and danger which is completely contradictory as to how he takes care of Sarah. There is no doubt he is besotted with her but don’t mistake this for weakness.

“If I wanted to use you, I could have had you the day I took you.”

“If I wanted to toy with you, I’d have made you my pet.”

Sarah may be there against her will, but even she can’t deny her attraction for Julius that’s existed from their very first meeting. But when he finally touches her, the game will change and she must concede that she really is his, or is she?

I must say I have only ever heard good things about this book and I cannot believe it’s taken literally years to read it.
King’s Captive was a cracker. Expecting a dark romance it somehow wasn’t considering the subject matter and I loved that. This story was complicated. I never knew how it was going to pan out which is rare and it was heartbreaking in parts thus keeping me completely enthralled.
I floved Julius in all his mystery and secrets and the fact that Sarah was no wallflower. Amber Bardan deserves so much more recognition then she gets because this book blew my mind and I totally appreciated the scorching heat this book radiated.