Title: Captured Miracle
Author: Alannah Carbonneau
Age group: Mature Adult
Genre: Dark Erotic
Release date: 29th May, 2014
Sometimes the darkest of hearts are the most blinding. Not because of their light, but because of their suffocating endlessness. The dark abyss of their possession claims you before you’re even aware of the capture.
Love is not linear. There is no timeline in which the emotion blooms. Sometimes it is a slow succession of events where one soul learns another and sometimes it’s quick. Sometimes it’s like lightning. Possessive.
That’s what Calix was to me. He infused himself within my life – my mind – my body – and my heart. Until he possessed my soul. And then he shattered it all.
The worst part of it all was that he owned me. Completely. And it only took him four days.
What started out as an act of revenge quickly becomes so much more. After years of plotting and two years of watching Nova, Calix takes her. In the dead of the night, three strange men in her room, tugging her from her bed, wake Nova. Terrified of forcing the men to act on their threats to harm her mother and sisters, Nova agrees to allow them to cart her from the safety of her home.
She never expected they would lead her to Calix. A dark and captivating man determined to have her as his wife – and every other way. As Nova tries to keep Calix from pushing his way past her barriers, his determination to capture her heart in the same way he captured her body grows. In his quest for her heart, Calix pushes her past her barriers and tests her every limit.
When her heart softens, the reason for the game of revenge turns very real and Calix is forced to tell Nova just why he took her. Only, the truth will harden the heart that had softened against him.
But Calix still won’t let Nova go.
Until the end of time, she is his.
This is an erotic romance. Captured Miracle is the first novel in what will be a three book series. This novel does end in a cliffhanger.
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.
If you’re familiar with this author’s style of writing and haven’t read the first book in the Captured Miracle Novel #1, you’re going to be in for one hell of surprise. At least I was! I went in completely ignorant to the fact that it’s a dark read. However, I’m not in any hurry to slip it into this genre because rhetorically speaking, it is just too tame for this category. One thing is for sure though, love story it is not.
Quote: “This is my life.” I whispered.
“It was your life, love.” He grinned, but there was no kindness in the action. “You belong to me now.”
Taking into consideration that ninety-nine percent of the dialogue is between the two main characters, and that the whole story revolves around them, made me wonder how on earth the author had managed to keep me stuck to the pages like a limpet. Of course, the reason is quite simple. A good storyline which wasn’t overly dark for my tastes and well written banter. I was a little concerned about the heroine’s persona. Nova is studious, a tad timid, and extremely virtuous. In the safety of her home, the unimaginable happens. She tries to put up a fight but is quickly reprimanded and told by her captor that she’ll put her family in danger if she doesn’t comply. Once they were theoretically out of the firing line, she gives it all she’s got regardless of the consequences. “Go for it gal, go for it!” I said to myself. I really liked her feistiness here and I never thought she’d back down so quickly. Thus, when she did, I was a fairly disappointed in her. Nevertheless, since she was forced into an uncertain existence against her will, I tried my best to put myself in her shoes. And believe you me, how could she not succumb to her abductor?
Quote: “Do your worst. Punish me. Hurt me. F**k me.” More silent tears streamed down my face. “Break me. I. Don’t. Care.”
Calix! My, oh my! How I wish you’d been more of a badass because it would most certainly have suited you. You could have been bossier and you never really showed me your cruel streak which you kept threatening Nova with. In fact, I think you’re a real pushover and Nova’s undeveloped submissiveness clouded her judgement. You had me thinking right up until the last moment what motivated you to do such a thing to this beautiful young girl, but once I learnt, I understood.
Quote: “What do you want with me, Calix?” I whispered shakily, burying my face deeper into his chest. “Why did you take me?”
It is easy to envisage this attractive man; especially with his clothes off! Yes, he does take them off but we have to be patient as it takes a while for Nova to cave in. Laughing out loud folks because it actually took four days, just four days of their time together for their passion to steam up my glass lenses. And the ending, wow! It left me hanging high up on a precipice wishing I had the follow-up at hand. If there was one or two teeny-weeny issues which bothered me in this read, it would have to be the repetitiveness in places and not having Calix’s point of view. Fortunately, the story with it’s fair share of intrigue, outweighs this setback. So Ms. Carbonneau, bravo to you for your not such a dark read!
Fav quote: “I’m seducing your body because I’m not worthy of your heart ~ but worthy or not ~ if you give me the chance, I’ll steal it.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I live in Alberta, Canada, where the weather is forever changing (without warning). I am engaged to be married in August 2015 to my high school sweetheart and love of my life. There are no children in my life as of right now, but we do have a handful of rambunctious cats (four) and a testy, rescued Shepard/Husky, who take up a lot of my time.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve adored the written word. English was always my favorite class and that may be biased because I can’t count to save my life, so math was a horror! I remember the very first novel I ever read, Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler. It was the most interesting of the covers on my mom’s bookshelf (probably because it was pink) and I was way too young to be reading that novel. But I fell in love. From there, I read almost everything from V.C. Andrews.
My writing started out as poetry, which then evolved to songs, and later into novels. I was never one for the short stories as I found it too difficult to pack everything I imagined into something so small. I now have multiple novels published independently. I write both novels for young adults and novels for adults – all romance.
Despite my favorite younger reading material, I now adore writing and reading all things romance.