Series: Forbidden Side of Nightshade #1
Published by Dutton Adult
Pub Date: October 22nd 2013
Format: Hardcover | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Paranormal, Romance
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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.
Ok, so I definitely think this is my favorite Nightshade book! Not just because of the VERY smexy times, but because the characters, who happened to be Shay’s parents, were so great.
Captive is a prequel to the Nightshade trilogy, but it takes place after Rift and Rise. You DO NOT need to have read any of the books in those series to enjoy Captive as it stands very well on its own, but it does include characters that are in those books too, which is kind of cool.
Like I mentioned, the main characters in Captive are Shay’s parents. It’s the story of how they met and fell in love and let me tell you, it is not a conventional love story. I probably had forgotten this, but Shay’s parents were technically enemies. Sarah is a Searcher and Tristan is a Keeper. I loved both of them from the start, but Tristan seriously stole my heart. And, oh MAN, was he sexy!!
I’ll remind you that this is technically a love story, but it’s an erotic one! So be prepared! I think Andrea did a great job in writing these erotic scenes. They were steamy and sexy, but not overly graphic in a gross way. You know what I’m talking about…
So I like that the title of this book not only refers to Sarah’s current situation, but also Tristan’s life. They’re both trapped on this island in their own respective ways. I loved the pacing of this story and the way Andrea made sure not to rush their relationship. Most of the action does happen in the second half of this book, but I was never bored, which is a good thing.
Whether you’re an existing fan of her writing or new to it, I can guarantee you’ll find Captive plenty enjoyable.