Review: Captive by A.D. Robertson

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4 Stars

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.

As 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.


Book Info

Captive: The Forbidden Side of Nightshade by A.D. Robertson
Series: Forbidden Side of Nightshade #1
Published by Dutton Adult
Pub Date: October 22nd 2013
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover | Source: Publisher
Genres: AdultEroticaParanormalRomance
Buy the book! | Goodreads

The first adult novel set in the world of the New York Timesbestselling 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.

About A.D. Robertson

A. D. Robertson is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the Nightshade series (writing as Andrea Cremer). She spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Manhattan, but at heart she will always be a small-town girl.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but it took a horse and a broken foot to prompt her to finally write the novel she’d always dreamed of writing. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea resided in the academic world where she taught early modern history. Andrea’s novels bring together her two great passions: history and fantasy.

For information on Andrea’s YA novels visit and

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4 Responses to “Review: Captive by A.D. Robertson”

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    I’ve had this book since BEA and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. I think its time to give it a go. Great review and Happy 3rd Birthday!!!

    New follower :)

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    Roxy as

    The review is showing a cool adult story which invites me to save some time for reading it :-)

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