Sunday, October 27

Review: Willing Captive by Belle Aurora

Title: Willing Captive
By: Belle Aurora
My Copy:
Book Whisperer's Review: 

Delilah “Lily” Flynn is used to her drab existence. Lily’s been living it for twenty two years.
Her boring life is suddenly turned on its head when she’s rudely kidnapped from her bedroom.
Or so she thinks.

Nox Taylor is far too high up in his field to be assigned a babysitting job.
There’s nothing more he wants than to complete his mission so he can be rid of the smartass tomboy, Lily.

Day after day, Nox watches Lily and her strange ways. She’s unlike any woman he’s ever met.
Getting close to the girl is purely for her own protection…right?

Lily never imagined she’d make her first real friends in captivity.
What lengths would she go through to keep them?

Contains mild spoilers

My mind is confused.  I have seen all these wonderful ratings for Willing Captive and I was so pumped when I started reading it because I knew, I just knew it was going to be great.  After I finished the last page, I was torn.  Did I think it was a great plot? Yes!  Did it rock my world from the first page to the last? No.  Oh man, is there something wrong with me?

After I found out why Lily was “kidnapped”, I loved her ‘screw you attitude’ up to a certain point.  What can I say? Nox was a jerk sometimes and deserved a rant thrown his way, however it felt like every interaction between them was a fight.  These fights at first used to make his jaw tick but after a while, he craved her attitude and I guess I missed the in-between part where this annoyance changed into like.

Also, there were just some other things that I couldn’t understand that made me slightly confused about the plot.  First, Nox and Lily leave the safe house because it isn’t safe and stay in a motel for three days until it is safe again; why go back?  Isn’t the place compromised at that time?  That is just one out of a few but I’m not going to list them all.

But I didn’t hate it; I promise.  I thought the whole “kidnapping” was a great twist.  I loved the eye opening experience that Lily had while she created friends (yay for Boo!) for the first time in a long time and was able to be herself instead of a hermit locked in her bedroom.  I loved being able to read how torn up she was throughout the book because it made her a real person to me.  However, I can’t rate it a 5/5.

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