Published: October 22, 2013
Source: NetGalley – review offered from Liza of Dutton. Thank you!
The Rating: 5 out of 5
The first adult novel set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Nightshade series, Captive delivers a steamy, forbidden romance between sworn enemies drawn together by an irrepressible desire.
Twenty-five-year-old Tristan Doran enjoys a life of incredible power and privilege. As a direct descendant of the Keepers—witches who have embraced dark magic—he defers to no one but his overlord, Lord Bosque Mar. For most of his life, Tristan has been kept out of the centuries-old Witches War, his bloodline too valuable to risk in battle.
But when a beautiful, young human Searcher named Sarah is captured and made a prisoner in his Irish castle, Tristan’s infatuation with her flings him headlong into the fray. Captive and captor, unable to contain their longing, embark on a passionate, forbidden romance together—only to learn that their love is at the heart of a prophecy predicting the downfall of the Keepers’ ages-old reign.
Captive explores the darker side of the richly imagined Nightshade universe, a fantasy world of powerful dark witches, shape-shifting wolf warriors, and fascinating history. The first of three erotic novels, Captive delves deeply into the fiery, illicit romance of two young lovers whose very desires invite their doom. Book cover and excerpt from A.D. Robertson website.
Captive was the 2nd erotica novel that I have ever read the 1st being 50 Shades…So I really wasn’t 100% sure what to expect because I’ve been told there is much better smut out there than 50 Shades and boy are those people right. Captive was smexy and hot and full of adventure suspense and everything else that I love in a story. It did remind me a bit of Beauty and the Beast but I got over that fact and enjoyed the story as it unfolded. I really liked Tristan’s character he evolved the most for me and I enjoyed his progress. Though his sometimes hot then cold reactions and emotions drove me crazy especially in a certain scene that I won’t spoil for you :P. Sarah’s character wasn’t anything special for me I hope she grows more as the series progresses. I can’t wait to see where the series goes from here. As a fan of the Nightshade series this was a perfect way to graduate from the series and into a more adult setting for an adult like myself. I was trying to determine if any of the characters in Captive were from the Nightshade series but it has been so long since I read them that I couldn’t be 100% sure. Overall, it was a great read and I can’t wait for the next installment.