Somewhere in Chicago…
The chains chafed my wrists, making me wish I were still in my cage. Though it lacked privacy, the cage at least had a bed, and in there I wasn’t restrained with my arms above my head. But I was in Domenico’s domain. The small bedroom-like area was created from a previous office. There was a lamp and a mattress with a blanket, but those were the only creature comforts. The rest of the room retained both the look and smell of the rest of the decaying structure.
With no way to tell time, I wasn’t sure how long I’d been there. All I knew was that I was tired. Being held against my will caused spikes in my adrenaline, and the subsequent crashes left me drained. The small panic attacks had lessened over the past few weeks, but there was an undercurrent of strife, and I feared what would happen if things got out of control.
I stared at the bed, wishing I were on it. All that did was cause the memories of him inside me to come slamming down. The absolute owning of my body by him and him alone. The way he made me come undone.
Feelings that I shouldn’t have with his touch, but I did.
Feelings I drowned in as he consumed me.
I am Domenico’s…for now.
And that was the thought that always sent questions spiraling out of control and a spike of fear to run through me.
I was a caged bird. A pet awaiting a sentence bound to be more grim than any fairy-tale horror.
K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.
Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.
Abducted by K.I. Lynn is one of many fairy tale retellings in The Sinister Fairy Tales Collecion. This ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retelling may just be one of my favorites in this collection! I loved the fact that the author took Beauty and the Beast and made this fairy tale her own! The beast and beauty part is about as close as you get to the fairy tale. So much creativity went into this novel.
I really enjoyed Ella throughout this novel. I loved her headstrong strength. Ella is on the run from her mafia family, mainly her tyrant father. All she wants is a life outside of the cage she grew up in. She wants the freedom that comes with the real world. But being on the run isn’t rainbows and sunshine. Ella finds herself working at a strip club and trying to gain some anonymity.
I loved everything about Ella’s character aside from the fact that Ella was a stripper….. I would have liked more detail on how and when Ella became a stripper. I wanted more backstory from these beginning moments.
The showstopper of this novel comes down to a man named Domenico (The Beast). I loved everything about this man’s story. I loved his background, the fact that he was a strong alpha male, and the soft moments he only showed Ella. He was her protector, even when he learned they were bred from opposite sides of the battlefield. This man was swoon and danger all wrapped up in one beastly package.
Ella and Domenico are the dynamic duo in this whole damn collection! I couldn’t get enough of them as a united front. I loved their raw passion!!!
Overall, Abducted is jam packed with hot sex and suspense. I found myself gripping the edge of my seat. My fingers were itching to flip to the last page just to see if these two made it out alive. Holy shit, what a ride.
Peace Love and Happy Reading,