Book Review: Captive by: A.D. Robertson

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Dutton Adult

Publication Date: October 22, 2013

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Format:  Hardcover

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: The first adult novel set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Nightshade series, Captive delivers a steamy, forbidden romance between sworn enemies drawn together by an irrepressible desire.

Twenty-five-year-old Tristan Doran enjoys a life of incredible power and privilege. As a direct descendant of the Keepers—witches who have embraced dark magic—he defers to no one but his overlord, Lord Bosque Mar. For most of his life, Tristan has been kept out of the centuries-old Witches War, his bloodline too valuable to risk in battle.

But when a beautiful, young human Searcher named Sarah is captured and made a prisoner in his Irish castle, Tristan’s infatuation with her flings him headlong into the fray. Captive and captor, unable to contain their longing, embark on a passionate, forbidden romance together—only to learn that their love is at the heart of a prophecy predicting the downfall of the Keepers’ ages-old reign.

Captive explores the darker side of the richly imagined Nightshade universe, a fantasy world of powerful dark witches, shape-shifting wolf warriors, and fascinating history. The first of three erotic novels, Captive delves deeply into the fiery, illicit romance of two young lovers whose very desires invite their doom.

Review: ‘Captive’ is the first book in the “Forbidden Side of Nightshade” series. I’d only ever read ‘Nightshade’ in the YA series, which was very good. In ‘Captive’ I enjoyed exploring the steamier and darker side to the war between Keepers and Searchers. Sarah, a Searcher, is on a mission to find out what the Keepers are hiding on an Irish Isle. She’s captured and becomes the prisoner of Tristan, a very special Keeper – a direct descendant of the first Keeper. Yet Tristan and Sarah have a lot more in common and a lot of fiery passion between them than they first want to admit. As they grow closer, it grows ever more dangerous for them both, but they can’t fight the attraction. The world they inhabit is so richly detailed it’s sometimes hard to remember this is set in modern times, which can be jolting. The intense heat, the intriguing fantasy, and the great characters combine in ‘Captive’ to make for a captivating read!

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