- Ellora's Cave
- Release Date
- June 2013
- Book 2 of Grabbed
Action/Adventure Romance, Alternate Universe, BDSM, Erotic Romance
Menace's plan to catch a docile woman is shot to hell when he's tackled by a dark-haired beauty who wants to save her friend from being Grabbed. Refusing to leave the planet's surface empty-handed, Menace claims the spitfire with his collar.
Naya clawed her way off the streets of Connor's Run and vowed to never let any man control her. She plans to make Menace so miserable he'll set her free, but the ruggedly sexy warrior disarms her with his unexpected patience and kindness.
Against her better judgment, Naya surrenders to Menace's masterful hands and mouth. Submitting to her new husband brings more pleasure and happiness than she'd ever imagined possible. For the first time in her life, she willingly trusts a man to protect her.
But when past misdeeds catch up with her, Naya puts the depth and strength of that love to the test. Determined to prove he's worthy of her trust, Menace will stop at nothing to save her.
Inside Scoop: Our heroine learns to love every decadent delight the hero offers, including BDSM play and a sizzling M/F/M ménage.
Sep 08, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
138 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. CAUGHT BY MENACE is book #2 in the Grabbed series, and while I liked the first book, I quite possibly enjoyed this one even more. Cover to cover, this book kept me entertained.
The story started rough around the edges. Naya saves her friend from being grabbed by Menace, but she ends up getting caught instead and takes her friend's place as the warrior's prize. Menace wanted an obedient female, but he winds up with a fiery hellion. They butt heads at first, with Menace saying a few things that hurt Naya, but they soon start to genuinely care for each other.
Naya is strong and resilient; she has lived a rough life. She's had to do some things and bend some rules to stay alive. She's not proud of it all, but there it is. Then, just when happiness is within her reach, her past comes sneaking back to snatch it all away.
I have to put it out there, about how much I absolutely hated Terror in this story. OMG! He was so mean! He manipulated everyone, didn't care about the danger, and got Naya hurt. Gah! The drama was sensational. The awful things that happened to Naya. I was heartbroken, tears were flowing and nails were bitten. So I can't wait for Terror's book. I love to hate him so bad. His redemption will be so dramatic, I'm sure. ** Smiling my evil smile! **
Let me just say that I absolutely love the premise of this series. Grab and Claim! I somehow knew the series would feature some bad ass alpha males. So it does, but there is so much more to the story. The plot was intriguing, with characters that were well defined. The world building was rich, with vivid details that made the story very entertaining. The suspense was riveting as Naya and Menace fight to stay together. The great character development and the steamy love scenes were edgy, with lots of kink. With some of everything to please the intrepid reader—BDSM, voyeurism, and one red hot ménage scene made this an exciting story for this reader.
I loved this book. The story was loaded with intense situations that kept this reader on the edge. It had lots of drama, with some heart wrenching scenes. It had great sex scenes for the readers' perusal and titillation. So damn fantastic! This is one that I'll be reading again. So I'm giving it four flying stars and recommending it to the more intrepid readers who love a good spicy story.
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Sep 16, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
118 people found the following review helpful
A secret rebel is in the list of women for another Grab. The Grab is where Sky Warriors descend to a planet and chase women through the woods to capture them. If the woman is caught, they become the wife of these warriors. Women are picked through a lotto system. This time, it's a bit different.
Naya didn't win the lotto. She bribed her way into the list. Her reasons are noble. Her goal is not to be captured. The plan is to make it to the end for freedom with her friend, who did get picked for the lotto. Plans seem to go awry for every rebel female. Menace, one of the Sky Warriors participating in the Grab, eyes Naya's friend. He ends up with Naya, a feisty handful.
This second story in the series is just as steamy as the first one. Menace's initial handling of Naya is all sorts of wrong. This causes a few conflicts which makes for a bumpy honeymoon. Menace did learn a few lessons from his friend, Vicious. Naya and Menace overcome their disagreement through an intense interrogation scene as well as some gentle loving.
This story cranks up the kinkiness with a prison scene that is hot and punishing. Menace's invitation of a second man to help chain Naya and explore her every hole is smoking. Each of the different sex scenes between Naya and Menace are a treat. This tale is more than titillating relationships between a husband and a wife. There is a conflict which is tied to Naya's past and her ability to get something done.
Ms. Lopez does a good job with a meatier plot in this book. She incorporates the supporting cast of characters from the first book which ties the series together better. Seeing another side of Terror this time around is interesting. He's more ruthless. Instead of a hero, he is more of a villain. He is quite mysterious. His tight friendship with Menace comes into question.
Menace is a sweet character. He doesn't exactly live up to his name. He's more of a protective German Shepard. He's similar to Vicious from the first book. It's just a slight variation of the tarnished white knight. Naya is the more interesting between the two. She's the survivor. She's lived through betrayal since a young age. She consistently pulls the short straw in friends and family. She's a classic example of why it's best to only depend on oneself. It's amazing how she still cares and gives her loyalty. She's admirable.
What was missing for me in this story is more of a connection between Menace and Naya. There isn't the same graceful submission as the previous book. What is also missing is the chemistry between Menace and Naya. Yes, the sex is arousing. Yes, Naya does tentatively trust Menace, but Menace just seems to be a bit more lacking in the connection to Naya. It isn't ‘til near the end of the story when the connection finally sparks and catches hold. It would be interesting to see the two of them a couple of years from now.
The character who stole the book is Terror and his inexplicable behaviour. One can only hope he gets his own book. This futuristic space traveling romance is recommended to readers who enjoy a bit of dubious con kink.
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