Friday, February 2, 2018

{Blog Tour} Review: Hostage by Annika Martin & Skye Warren

Title: Hostage
Author: Annika Martin & Skye Warren

Publication: January 27th 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Rating: 4/5

I never knew when he’d come to me. Only that he would.

I’d never even kissed a boy the night I met Stone. The night I saw him kill. The night he spared my life. That was only the beginning.

He turns up in my car again and again, dangerous and full of raw power. “Drive,” he tells me, and I have no choice. He’s a criminal with burning green eyes, invading my life and my dreams.

The police say he’s dangerously obsessed with me, but I’m the one who can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe it’s wrong to let him touch me. Maybe it’s wrong to touch him back. Maybe these twisted dates need to stop. Except he feels like the only real thing in my world of designer labels and mansions.

So I drive us under threat, until it’s hard to remember I don’t want to be there.

Until it’s too late to turn back.

HOSTAGE is a dangerous standalone romance by New York Times bestselling authors Skye Warren and Annika Martin. It’s set in the same world as PRISONER, but can read separately!

Ever since I read Prisoner back in 2014 I wanted another book in this world. I think in my review of that book I even put the following sentence: "There will be a sequel right?!" Yeah, you can say I've been waiting for a while. Not only did Prisoner introduce me to Skye Warren, who ended up being one of my favorite authors, along with Annika Martin but it also ended up being a favorite book of mine to this very day. So you can imagine my excitement when their new book Hostage was announced. I didn't hesitate when I got the chance to read it for this blog tour. I practically devoured the story. I started reading it one evening and the next day I already finished it. Hostage was SO good!

I loved the two main characters, Brooke and Stone. When they first met I was wondering how it would all play out for them because of their age difference and how they lived in two complete different worlds. She was a rich high school kid and he a criminal not opposed to murdering the ones who have wronged him and the ones he cares for. I had my reservations at first but somehow it all worked out perfectly. It was honestly really good writing by both authors.

I would call Hostage a dark romance but it wasn't the darkest I've read. And the romance certainly was intense. Brooke and Stone had some serious dangerous chemistry together. Some scenes were absolutely scorching hot! The story in general had a lot of thrilling moments as well. There were some moments where I didn't think it would end happily, even. So the suspense was definitely on point.

Overall, Hostage by Annika Martin and Skye Warren was sexy, suspenseful and spellbinding. I would highly recommend it to fans of steamy romance, willfull heroines and alpha male heroes.


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My heart beats out of my chest. I’ve risked everything, come out in the open, but it’s not enough. I stamp my foot to get his attention, crushing gravel beneath my mother’s Louboutins.

“The cops are coming,” I say.

The man stills and looks up. It’s a shock when it happens, even though I’ve been trying to get him to see me. His eyes seem to blaze into my chest, hot and bright.

Breathless, I back away.

He stands, leaving the man in a groaning, whimpering heap.

I retreat slowly, showing him my phone, as though that might protect me. “Cops are coming,” I say again. A lie. I couldn’t punch in the code.

He’s coming at me, expression unreadable. He’s a few years older than I am—late twenties, maybe.

My back hits something hard. The van.

He keeps coming. I try to spin and run, but he grabs my arm and slams me back into the van. “Where do you think you’re going, little girl?”

I stare up at him, panting.

His warm breath is a feather on my nose; the heat in his eyes invades me. He grabs my hair and tilts my head back, forcing me to stare into his face, as if he’s trying to read my eyes.

A moment later, he looks up at the night sky. He seems almost wolfish, and I’m conscious, suddenly, of my bare neck so close to his snarling mouth. I wonder if he’s staring at the moon. It’s like he’s going to howl or something.

Then I get it. He’s listening for sirens.

“You’re a little fucking liar.”

Meet the Authors:

Skye Warren:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Annika Martin:

Annika Martin loves fun, dirty stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and also likes birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats, especially when she should be writing. She’s heavy into running, music, saving the planet, taking long baths, and consuming chocolate suckers. She’s worked a surprisingly large number of waitressing jobs, and has also worked in a plastics factory and the advertising trenches; her garden is total bee-friendly madness and her most unfavorite word is nosh or possibly fob. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.

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  1. Great! I love Skye Warren's writing, but I still have to try Annika Martin, so this sounds like the perfect 'excuse'. Well, this AND Prisoner, which I just grabbed :P

  2. I love the excerpts! It definitely does sound like a fantastically dark romance novel. It is always so amazing when that sequel that you so desperately wanted actually happens. I am so glad that you found this one enjoyable as well. :)

  3. Oooh, nice! These authors certainly do know how to work well together, don't they.

  4. I just saw this book on another blog and thought it looked good. Now I have read your review I need to pick it up even more. Great review.

  5. I remember when you did the release day blitz post for this one. I am glad you got to read it for the blog tour and that you were able to enjoy it so much! I'm all for scorching scenes and it sounds like this one does the intense romance really well!


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