Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren

pppPages: 310

Goodreads Rating: 3.98 / 5 stars

My Rating: 3/5 stars

Genre: Adult, Dark Romance

Publication Date: October 22nd 2014

Publisher: Self Published


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He seethes with raw power the first time I see him—pure menace and rippling muscles in shackles. He’s dangerous. He’s wild. He’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

So I hide behind my prim glasses and my book like I always do, because I have secrets too. Then he shows up in the prison writing class I have to teach, and he blows me away with his honesty. He tells me secrets in his stories, and it’s getting harder to hide mine. I shiver when he gets too close, with only the cuffs and the bars and the guards holding him back. At night I can’t stop thinking about him in his cell.

But that’s the thing about an animal in a cage—you never know when he’ll bite. He might use you to escape. He might even pull you into a forest and hold a hand over your mouth so you can’t call for the cops. He might make you come so hard, you can’t think.

And you might crave him more than your next breath.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Prisoner piqued my interest when I saw a blog post about top criminal / mafia heroes (I forgot the exact title and who wrote it.) and dived into it blind. For a dark romance, this is mild. Still, there are scenes here that are disturbing like abuse and gore.

The story is about Abigail Winslow who was assigned to teach a writing class in prison as part of her class requirement. Then, she meets Grayson Kane. He’s a prisoner and he signed up for her class last minute. There was something mysterious about him and she can’t help being attracted to him. It started a bit boring until Grayson break out of prison and took Abigail with him.

Grayson was just more than a criminal. He was abused when he was young along with other boys and he wants to take revenge on his abuser. Justice must be served and having Abigail will make him weak. However, he’s attracted to her and can’t fight it. She understands his pain and enlightens him on his dark moments. Eventually, he wants her by his side as long as he could.

Grayson and Abigail were an unconventional couple. Both are flexible and have great survival instincts. The story flowed smoothly and fast paced but it lacks development. The chemistry between them was average and the epilogue for them was too easy for them. I wish there was more elaboration with their back story. Their back stories were too short. As for Stone, I don’t like him. He’s vile and ruthless but he has a great potential as an anti-hero. I think the next book was about him. I might be reading that soon.


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