I was hired to apprehend a monster – a Dom who’d been sentenced to life for murdering his submissive. I’ve seen what he’s capable of, and the images will haunt me forever. I swore I’d stop at nothing to put him behind bars.But then our plane back to the States crashes.
We are the only two survivors.
And the monster will make me wish I’d died along with the rest of them.
“We need to take care of the basics,” he says, when he leads me back to our shelter. “Food, water, safety. You paying me back for saving your life.” The corner of his lips quirks up. “Your training.”
I choose not to respond.
His focus is on survival. Mine is, too. I don’t know what this “training” is he refers to, but I’m not jazzed.
He leads me back into the room and to my relief, takes the keys out and uncuffs me. I run my fingers along my wrists, trying to rub away the ache and burn, but I sit on the bed obediently. My stomach rolls with hunger, my mouth as dry as sandpaper. With such little sleep, I’m feeling weakened. I need sustenance.
“Lay down,” he orders. I welcome the bed beneath me, feeling suddenly tired. “Hands in front of you.” I do what he says. I can’t fight him. Not now. I’ll wait until the time is right.
He kneels in front of me and pulls a large folded blade out of his pocket. I wonder where he got it from, but my thoughts are beginning to grow hazy and confused from lack of food. He pushes a button on the side and the blade springs open. Lifting my tattered pants from the floor, he makes quick work of cutting the fabric into strips. I don’t fight it. The pants were useless at this point. They now lay in ribbons, which he inspects with a frown. Kneeling in front of me, he takes the strips and winds one over my wrists, not quite as tight as the cuffs, but tight enough that there’s little room to move. When I’m good and secured, he stands, inspects his work, and nods.
“Good,” he says. “That’ll work better long-term than the cuffs.”
My stomach drops. Long-term? God. The thought of endless days tied up as his captive makes my throat clench and tears water my eyes, but I blink them back quickly.
I’m no victim. I’ll escape from him. And when I do, he’ll pay for the way he’s treating me.
He kneels down in front of me. “I’m going to gather up what we have for food and water,” he says. “You’re going to lie here like a good little girl. Understood?”
“Where the fuck am I gonna go?” I snap.
He reaches for my hair, but doesn’t pull, just winds his fingers through it so the warmth of his hand is against my scalp before he brings his mouth close to my ear. “I said your training begins today, Nadine.”
It’s the first time he’s used my name, reminding me there is nowhere to hide here.
“And the first thing you need to understand,” he begins patiently, like a teacher instructing a small child, “is that you’re no longer allowed to mouth off to me. You’ll speak to me with respect or be punished.” His breath is warm and tickles my skin, but it’s the latent threat in his words that makes me shiver. “This is your only warning,” he continues. “For now, I’ll allow you to get away with that comment if you say, ‘I’m sorry, sir.’”
I shudder, then his hand tightens in my hair, warning me.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Island Captive is the first book that I have read by Jane Henry. I wasn’t too sure of what I was starting to read from the very beginning. But, after only a short way through. I started to love this book. I did read this book in one sitting.
This is Adrian Barone and Nadine Fontaine’s story. Adrian is an escaped convict who was sentenced to life after murdering his submissive & Nadine works for the American Government and has gone after Adrian to bring him back to the US and put him back behind bars.
After Nadine captures Adrian they are all flying back to the states and the plane crashes leaving only Nadine and Adrian alive.
I think that what made me unsure about the book was in the beginning Nadine was not a nice person. I can’t really go into details because I can’t give anything away. But, I didn’t like her character.
Things change while on the Island and I like Nadine now and by the end of the book I loved her. Some, how I didn’t have any problem with Adrian throughout the book and he is the bad guy. Isn’t he?
This book held me captive once I got past Nadine’s personality. Some might think this is a dark book but, I have read many books that are far darker than this one. I might say that this book has a dark edge to it.
I am now anxious to read more by this author because I really enjoyed reading Island Captive. I give this book 5 captivating stars.
Lita T’s Review: 4 Stars
Island Captive by Jane Henry I was really intrigued when I read the synopsis of this book. I had never read a book by this author and I was so excited to read it. Adrian is a Dom who has spent the last 10 years in prison for brutally killing his sub. Now on the run Nadine a US Marshall is tracking him done and is determined to send him back to prison. On their way back to the states their plane crashes on a deserted island and they are the only survivors. Initially I expected this story to go in one direction however it went into another. I was totally surprised by the turn of events in this book. A story that had me smiling as I was reading it. I not only fell in love with Adrian and Nadine but also their story. By the end of the story I was feeling really good with a big kool aid grin on my face. I look forward to reading more from this author. A 4 star read.