Hostage by Skye Warren & Annika Martin Publication Date: January 30th, 2018 Genre: Romantic Suspense
I never knew when he’d come to me. Only that he would.
I’d never even kissed a boy the night I met Stone. The night I saw him kill. The night he spared my life. That was only the beginning.
He turns up in my car again and again, dangerous and full of raw power. “Drive,” he tells me, and I have no choice. He’s a criminal with burning green eyes, invading my life and my dreams.
The police say he’s dangerously obsessed with me, but I’m the one who can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe it’s wrong to let him touch me. Maybe it’s wrong to touch him back. Maybe these twisted dates need to stop. Except he feels like the only real thing in my world of designer labels and mansions.
So I drive us under threat, until it’s hard to remember I don’t want to be there.
Until it’s too late to turn back.
HOSTAGE is a dangerous standalone romance by New York Times bestselling authors Skye Warren and Annika Martin. It’s set in the same world as PRISONER, but can read separately!
REVIEW: 5 OUT OF 5 STARSAnnika Martin and Skye Warren are a powerhouse writing team, and they proved it once again with Hostage. Dark and edgy, with brilliant writing and a mesmerizing plot, Hostage was everything I love wrapped up in one fantastic book.
"I let you live that night, and now you're in my debt. Understand? You're mine."
The characters in this story were unforgettable, each different in their own way but so perfect for each other. Stone broke my heart so many times over. His character was so well-written in its complexities. He was this unstoppable force of strength, violent and angry, focused and vengeful. At the same time, he was fiercely protective and loyal. The connection he forged with Brooke was unexpected, and at the same time it was unstoppable. I loved seeing the other sides to his personality with her, and I really loved that he never lost that edge that made him who he was. Brooke's character was just as intriguing as Stone's. She lived in a world in which she never felt she belonged, and meeting Stone gave her something she never knew she craved. She was brave without really knowing it, and she saw something in Stone that no one else did. Their interactions were always so intense, two people from different worlds clashing together with the threat of violence always surrounding them. Martin and Warren write that tension with such believability, and I really enjoyed how unpredictable the storyline was.
"I should hate Stone for how he blazed into my life with all his heat and fury and passion. I should hate Stone for his intense gaze, and the way his eyes burn into my soul, and the way he kisses me- like he'll die if he doesn't."
There was so much back and forth and push and pull between Brooke and Stone, and it made for some captivating scenes. There were times when I couldn't guess where things would go between them. Their passion and yearning for each other was so raw and only grew stronger over time. Their chemistry burned strong from their very first encounter. Despite their age difference, despite coming from entirely different worlds, there was a magnetic pull between them that neither could resist.
"My desire for him is raw. Unbearable. He's the man no boy can measure up to. He's the moon lighting up the vast, dark night of my life."
This was a story about justice and redemption, about healing and finding love in unexpected places. What Stone and his brothers endured as children was horrific, and I wanted so badly to see justice served. The way everything came together in the end was so perfect. Martin and Warren are pure magic together, and I sincerely hope that they have more projects planned in the future.
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Meet the Authors:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.
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Annika Martin loves fun, dirty stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and also likes birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats, especially when she should be writing. She’s heavy into running, music, saving the planet, taking long baths, and consuming chocolate suckers. She’s worked a surprisingly large number of waitressing jobs, and has also worked in a plastics factory and the advertising trenches; her garden is total bee-friendly madness and her most unfavorite word is nosh or possibly fob. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.
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