Monday, October 9, 2017

Book Review: 'Caged' by Alaska Jones

We seem to have a new author in our midst. The only biographical data she shares is ‘Alaska Jones is obsessed with damaged, protective alpha males and strong-willed heroines. She writes steamy romance novels with a touch of action.’

Alaska knows how to capture the attention o the reader with her opening page ‘The angry men that assaulted me in the alley behind the club. Their greedy hands and hissing voices. The blinding pain that followed the fall. The tall figure that appeared behind their backs, a split moment before I passed out. The way one of them was dragged away like a puppy. And I remember flashes after that. Strong arms carrying me up the stairs. A quiet voice telling me to lie still. Careful hands wiping blood off my face, calming me down as I wake up with a gasp and go right back to sleep.’ Now how will that terror play out into a romantic tale of erotica? The synopsis Alaska provides provides a fine outline.

‘Assaulted, murdered, and buried in a shallow grave. That's how I would've ended up, if not for him. A hitman sent by the mob to find and kill my ex-boyfriend, he's rude and bossy, but he saved my life. He locks me in a room and tells me his name is Cage. Think about the irony. Stuck with him and his demons, I learn more about him than I'd like to know. But it's the things I learn about myself that scare me. I find out that one look at his work-of-art body is enough to awaken wicked fantasies deep within me. I realize that I'm capable of falling for a rugged brute in a matter of days. I learn I like it rough. He's haunted by his past. I'm terrified of the future. I know he will save me from the thugs that are hunting me. But first, I have to save him from himself.’

Nice twist on the Alpha Protector theme and written in a magnetizing manner that indicates we have a significant new voice in the genre. Grady Harp, January 17
This book is free on Kindle Unlimited.

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