PRETTY HOSTAGE by Julia Sykes is out now! Read the Excerpt and Check out Tanya Rae’s review and STEALING BEAUTY is FREE for a LIMITED TIME!! @JuliaSykes193


Release Date: November 12th


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“She’s yours now.”

With those three words, my boss gives me a gift: permission to kidnap and keep the woman I’ve wanted for years.

Ever since we were teenagers, I’ve denied my desire for Sofia. Despite her father’s involvement in running our cocaine empire, Caesar Hernández has carefully sheltered her from the brutal realities of our world. She’s always been far too innocent and pure for me to drag her out of her charmed life and into my depravities.

But Caesar chose to betray my ruthless boss, Adrián Rodríguez. He’ll have to prove his loyalty once again if he doesn’t want any harm to come to his beloved daughter. I have her now, and he’s well aware of my sadistic proclivities.

I tried to save her from this, but I can’t fight my savage nature when Sofia is in my home and under my command. She’ll learn to obey me unquestioningly if she wants to earn any of her freedoms back. Sofia’s going to be my good girl, fulfilling all the dark fantasies I’ve suppressed for years.

I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my pretty hostage. If anyone tries to steal her from me, I’ll start a war to protect my most precious possession.

Sofia is mine, and I’ll never let her go.



My hold firmed around her neck, a slight flex of my fingers. She stilled instantly, her fists unfurling until her palms pressed flat against my chest. She wasn’t pushing me away anymore, and her body softened.

“I’ll let you go when you promise to behave.”

I kept her locked in my steady stare. Her head tipped back slightly, an unconscious sign of capitulation. Like any weaker animal cornered by a predator, she instinctively offered me clear access to her vulnerable throat, demonstrating her submission.

Keeping my grip on her nape, I lifted my free hand so I could stroke her exposed throat, letting her know that I was satisfied with her surrender. A small shiver raced through her body, and I curled two fingers beneath her chin, guiding her to tilt her head back farther to grant me even better access. She didn’t resist, and the angry sparks left her eyes.

Her lashes fluttered as she gazed up at me, the last of her anger easing from her features.

“I want to go home, Mateo.” The harsh ring of demand had bled from her tone, and the words came out as a meek request.

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Pretty HostagePretty Hostage by Julia Sykes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pretty Hostage is a standalone with in a series of interconnected stories.

Mateo has wanted Sofia for himself for a while and Adrian Rodgriguez (Mateo’s boss) just gave her to him! Adrian had kidnapped Sofia as a power play. BTW we got Adrian’s story in Stealing Beauty.

Even though it isn’t listed there are 2 other books that are connected to Pretty Hostage.

They are: Stolen Innocence (I believe it is a freebie) and Stealing Beauty. They both have pretty significant characters that play a part in Pretty Hostage.

This was another page turner dark romance that I enjoyed.

About the Author:
Julia Sykes is the USA Today bestselling author of the Impossible Series. She has always kept dark stories tucked away in her mind, so she was thrilled when she discovered that other people actually want to read them. Her books blend romance, suspense, and BDSM.

You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced coffee clutched in her hand (two pumps of mocha, liberal half and half). If she’s not in Starbucks, you will find her with a glass of prosecco in hand, probably reading Harry Potter. Again.

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