Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ARC Review: Prisoned by Marni Mann

by Marni Mann
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Genre: Dark Romance

When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises.

Not a jail.

I’d been kidnapped and imprisoned.

I wasn’t alone. I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I’d loved since I was a kid.

The man I couldn’t be with because of the secret. A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was.

Someone wanted to torture me.

Torture us.

One of us deserved it.

It wasn’t Garin.

This is a pretty good erotic suspense. The setting is mainly within a prison cell, whereby both our hero and heroine were confined too. There is the suspense that kept me hooked from the start wondering why are they being held captive and what is the big secret that the heroine is hiding. There are plenty of sex while they were in the cell. For those who are OCD, they might be too concerned about hygiene issue to feel anything sexy about it, but for me, I like it filthy. 

Kyle and Garin used to be childhood friends who grew up together in the slum. Before their relationship progress further, something happened that destroy whatever future that they will have together. Kyle was hiding a secret and move away from town. Years later, someone is out there trying to dig out the past and force Kyle to face the consequences of her action. 

For a book that mainly took place within a prison cell, with some flashbacks, it had solid and engaging plot that kept me hooked. My curiosity was piqued from the start that I just couldn't put the book down until I uncover the truth. When the secret is finally out, I don't feel there is a big twist to it because the author already started giving hints along the way and I sorta figure it out myself. 

Although, there is a lull in the middle of the book for a short moment, things pick back up pretty fast. Kyle and Garin are definitely a pair that I'm rooting for even with all the uncertainty that swirling in the air. I don't even know who is the good guys or the bad guys, and I'm leaving it for you to find it out yourself. The best part of the book was actually right at the ending. It just send the chills to my bones. I thought it is a really clever way to end the book.

Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.
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