Monday, February 24, 2014

Captive by A.D. Robertson

Captive by A.D. Robertson
2013, Dutton Adult

Synopsis: Twenty-five-year-old Tristan Doran enjoys a life of incredible power and privilege. As a direct descendant of the Keepers—witches who have embraced dark magic—he defers to no one but his overlord, Lord Bosque Mar. For most of his life, Tristan has been kept out of the centuries-old Witches War, his bloodline too valuable to risk in battle.

But when a beautiful, young human Searcher named Sarah is captured and made a prisoner in his Irish castle, Tristan’s infatuation with her flings him headlong into the fray. Captive and captor, unable to contain their longing, embark on a passionate, forbidden romance together—only to learn that their love is at the heart of a prophecy predicting the downfall of the Keepers’ ages-old reign.

The Good: Powerfully written sexy scenes.

The Bad: I'm so confused. This is an adult (read: erotic) companion novel to a YA series. Wouldn't that sort of limit its audience to those who loved the series, who were both adult and into erotica? I mean, that's got to be a pretty niche market. It just felt weird. Especially given that the book does in fact give some historical background to the Nightshade series. While the sex was hot, the plot was minimal.

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