Kidnapped by the Billionaire
by Jackie Ashenden
Get lost in the deeply passionate, darkly sensual new novel from Jackie Ashenden, Kidnapped by the Billionaire.
He kissed her the way he’d run her down, conquering her, taking her…
A priceless plan. An illicit attraction.
Seven years ago, billionaire-turned-bodyguard Elijah Hunt lost everything he had―his family, his future―and now he wants revenge. But when he decides to kidnap the daughter of the man who ruined his life, Elijah gets a lot more than he bargained for. Violet Fitzgerald is nothing like her corrupt wealthy father. In fact, she’s so disarmingly independent―and irresistible―that she just might be dangerous…
And a love that’s too good to be true.
Violet never thought she’d feel a connection to her captor. But there’s something beneath Elijah’s steel-bodied exterior that makes her want to know him more deeply…and surrender to his every demand. But once Elijah’s erotic fantasies become a reality―and he and Violet develop a real romantic connection―he finds himself in a quandary: Is he still the one in control? Or has Violet imprisoned him―body and soul?
Well. Hm. I don't know how I feel about this book. This is going to be a semi spoiler review. I won't giveaway the end or anything...but I have some things to say. You've been warned.
The writing was great - wonderfully detailed between the chemistry between characters, even down to what they're wearing. I had a clear picture in my mind of what was going on throughout the whole story - it was very easy to fall into.
And there is no doubt about it - the chemistry between Violet and Elijah is crackling and hot. Seriously. But then I think about the other things...like the fact that Violet was a virgin before Elijah and Elijah had all the intention to use Violet as bait to someone. Not just any someone...but someone Elijah hates...and he has no idea why he (Jericho) wants Violet. These and other things just made me really think about how I felt about this story. It is not just some love story where the two characters hate each other and then love each other... It's more complicated than that. It just seemed odd to me that Violet would fall for her captor...which is funny because that has happened (Stockholm Syndrome anyone?). Plus, I was able to rationalize it enough because Violet and Elijah were not complete strangers...they did know each other.
I also found myself being bored with the Honor and Gabe sections. Maybe this book is part of a series? I'm not entirely sure. Those sections are quite detailed, but I was mainly interested in what was happening between Violet and Elijah.
All in all, however, even though I was able to rationalize it enough to get through the story...I never stopped feeling uneasy about what was actually happening in the story. But, reader, that is just me - maybe this is just your kind of read.