Feb 26, 2014

Captive by Brenda Rothert *Review*



Two years ago, Jason and Kate Ryker were brought together by grief and bound to one another by love. Now married, they’re confronting their fears together.

But heartbreak finds them again, and the ties that bind Kate and Ryke are tested as she struggles against fear and sadness. As a grief counselor, Kate understands all too well the pain of her clients. And while her husband’s career as an NHL forward is at an all-time high, he’s coping with the frustration of feeling powerless as his wife's hopes slip away.

Kate’s unexpected journey sheds light on the fear that imprisons her, and reveals that she is the only one who can set herself free.





5 "this book made me feel" stars....


This series is holding my heart captive. I loved the conclusion of Kate and Ryke's story. I can't wait for heart throb Luke to get his book. Hurry Brenda... I need to know that he is okay! I'll be there for him!

If you read my status updates, I had some moments. A few moments... I was heartbroken. I was pissed. I was in love.

Kate - What can I say? I like her and I hate her. During the middle I was finding her to be so selfish. She seemed to only think of her pain. She never seemed to understand or relate to Ryke's.

Oh, Ryke - You are hot, sweet, caring, compassionate, intense, sexy, talented, and fucking amazing. I love this character. I am so thankful that he was a faithful and loving athlete.

I really liked how the book ended. The last about 20% was my favorite. I did disconnect from Kate because I've never felt like she did even with having a miscarriage, but this pulled me back to her a bit and Ryke kept me going as did Melody. In my review of Bound, I said I wanted to see them face their problems because we only got the tip of recovery, and Brenda certainly dug deeper and rooted around in their issues. This book deals with their problems as a couple and as individuals and it was brutal. Grief is brutal. It is overwhelming and it is a process.

Brenda is so talented with writing. Her style is wonderful and her conversations feel genuine. All of the tension and tenderness never felt forced to me. I think it was real and I loved it. I am so thankful Brenda picked me to read her book. It was amazing and I will shout it out!!!


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