Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Captured by Jasinda and Jack Wilder

You go into combat, you fear death. It's what keeps you careful, keeps you alive. I've faced death more times than I can count. I've taken bullets. I've taken lives. 

But nothing can prepare me for the soul-crushing terror of being captured. 


I married a Marine. I knew the risks. Every time my husband shipped out, I knew there was a chance he wouldn't come back. But Thomas always did. Always. Then one day two officers in full dress uniform knocked on my door and shattered my world. 

How do you keep going when you lose what made life worth living?

5 star review by Allison East

Another one of my auto-authors (I read everything they put out, period) does it again, with the help from her hubby! The Wicked Wilders as I like to call them have put out an absolutely outstanding novel. Captured is all I have ever wanted in a book, seriously. It has a completely fantastic plot development over the course of years- coinciding with Wounded (which is hands down my favorite Jasinda book), but not needing to read the book to understand this one. Second chance romances are my absolute favorite, and this was no
exception. It flowed flawlessly, and the characters were so well developed I felt like I knew them in real life, I wanted to be their best friends. It is suspenseful and fast paced, but at its very core it is essentially a fantastically written romance with all the grit and steam you can imagine. If I could give it 6 stars, I would. This book, this is why I read like I do- hungrily, voraciously, and through the authors eyes.

Writing about war is an extremely touchy subject- people either hate it or love it- and I love what they did with this. I felt like I was in the war zone along with all the men they wrote about, and it was hard not to get attached, even if some of them perished fighting for our country. I was totally caught up in the suspense and fear that the characters felt. And I can't imagine how they felt- even if they are fictional, they seemed so real to me.

Military heroes really do it for me- I mean come on, the uniforms, the civic duty and responsibility, all around All American. HOT HOT HOT. And the military heroes in this book
seriously do it for me in a big way.

And then there always seems to be the woman left behind, like the heroine in the story.

*I married a Marine. I knew the risks. Every time my husband shipped out, I knew there was a chance he wouldn't come back. But Thomas always did. Always. Then one day two
officers in full dress uniform knocked on my door and shattered my world. *

There are so many issues tackled in this story- and while some may be gory and hard to take, there are so many elements of hope, faith, love, and forgiveness. I laughed and cried in this book- a lot, I was left wanting more of the story. The sexual chemistry in this story is absolutely palpable. I could feel my pulse racing almost the entire time. And as much as I wanted to find out the conclusion of this story, I wanted to read at a snail's pace so the
story never ended.

And the sex, oh my sweet baby Jesus, the sex. I knew this was an erotic novel going in, but damn did they smash the sex scenes, I mean Jack and Jasinda are married¦. It was
super detailed, but not over the top. They used real words and I felt real emotions. I may or may not have jumped my husband after this book.

After reading this book , I wanted to return to the beginning and read it over again, that's how much I loved it. My expectations were absolutely blown out of the water, and this book has just become my favorite Wilder book.

I don't know how I keep being surprised that her books are this good, because I know every time I pick up a Jasinda book, she knocks it out of the park. And the concepts of her books are typically different than anything I have read lately. I hope she, and Jack, never plan to stop writing- because as long as they are writing, I am reading- anything and everything they have to give.

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