She was meant to be his destruction…
A pawn played in a perilous game between
father and son…
Yet, her strength was more than either
man could imagine.
As Maddy learns to save herself…
She becomes the one thing that could
set the son free.
Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron.
Seemingly, dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse.
A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places.
Green, the color of jade, the color of budding life in Spring, burned down into her; backlit and heated by a fire of rage, of need. Aaron’s mouth curved at the ends, an unknown thought amusing to him as she attempted to stand up to a man who controlled her completely…owned her in a way that no man should be allowed.
Like lightning, he moved quickly, so fast and unexpected, that Maddy gasped when the weight of his body came down on her. The pills fell from her hand to the floor as Aaron pushed her back on the bed, held his body above her, his hand roughly traveling up the side of her torso, lifting her shirt to expose her breasts to his gaze. “If I wanted to take you, Madeleine, I wouldn’t have to drug you to do so.” The heat of his mouth stung as he wrapped his full lips around the peak of her breast. His tongue laved against the sensitive tip, his teeth grazing the same area where he had marked her before. A cry escaped her lips, part fear, part surprise; part lust so subtle, it caused her heart to skip in its rhythm. As he worked her body into a frenzy, his hand traveled down to cup her between her thighs. A single finger tapped against the opening to her body, she cried out again, not understanding the heat that bloomed within her core. He pushed up suddenly, watched as she lay panting beneath him. “Even if your mind did not remember my cruelty, your body certainly would. The pain of being split apart when I bury myself within you cannot be easily forgotten…even if done while drugged.”
Just as quickly as he’d come down on top of her, he stood. His eyes searched the floor and when he found the pills, he bent over to pick them up. This time not an offer, but a demand, his hand reached to wrap around her face, squeezing her cheeks until her mouth fell open. Shoving the pills onto her tongue he grabbed the glass of water, poured the contents down her throat, washing her new form of chains down into her body. “I have no plans to grant you the satisfaction of my cock, I simply want you to sleep. I don’t feel like spending the evening jumping up every time I think you are attempting to escape.”
Aaron took the glass and as he walked to place it in the bathroom he commanded, "Lay down, Maddy, close your eyes and let sleep take you. That will be the only thing having its way with your body tonight."
5 HUGE STARS!!!
WOW! Where to begin. This was the first book I read by M.S. Willis, and it in no way will be my last! What a phenomenal writer she is! Her words find beauty in the darkest, ugliest of places. I absolutely cannot wait to read the other books by her... I am bumping them to the top of my TBR list for when I get some free time to read "me" books. Before I had started reading Madeline, Abducted people had told me that this was a seriously dark book. Now, I LOVE me some dark books so needless to say I was extremely excited to finally be able to open this up and sink my claws into it. At first I did find it to be somewhat dark, but not as much so as I was expecting... although I was REALLY enjoying it nonetheless. Well, let me tell you one thing... First impressions are not always right. As the story progressed, things got darker and darker and by the last 10-15% my heart was racing... twisting and turning in ways I didn't even know were possible, and my mind was struggling to grasp on to the idea that one person could be so completely and utterly evil.
Madeline was such an amazing heroine. There was not one single thing that I disliked about her (which says a lot because I almost always find something irritating in the female lead). This girl had a crazy amount of inner strength, and it was inspiring in so many ways. Her outer shell showed a tiny, shy, delicate and fragile girl, but on the inside she was like a burning fire ready to destroy anything that got in her way.
Aaron was trapped in a dark place which his father brought him into. He was scary and sexy all wrapped up in a pretty little bow, and man would I love to be able to unwrap him all for myself. Seriously, he can have me as his slave any day and you would have NO complaints from me whatsoever. His character is so complex on many different levels, and it was absolutely incredible to get to know every side of him.
"The heat of his body rolled off of him as he circled her. It was the feeling of a soft blanket and lustful threat wrapped around her at the same time."
With Aaron's father having "gifted" Madeline to him as his slave, Aaron found his insides waging a war against each other. A war between right and wrong, which could ultimately both save and destroy at the same time. A war between the darkness, and the light.
"If I have to make her hate me in order to save her, I will, even if it destroys me in the process."
Joseph (Aaron's father) was the most twisted, dark and effed up character I have ever encountered in a book. He just dripped of pure evil with not one ounce of humanity left in his soul. He thrived on the torment and pain of others, and there was nothing he would not do if it would benefit him, or bring him amusement. The fear which he created in others was the fuel which fed his fire. Someone must not have gotten enough hugs as a child!
And Xander... Aaron's closest friend and confident. He was similar to Aaron in so many ways. He didn't want to be dark, but horrible circumstances beyond his control put him in this situation, and made him a member of the Estate. He did what he had to do in order to survive, and no one ever said it would be pretty. I was completely intrigued by his character and cannot wait to see where he goes from here. I need more of Aaron and Xander, like, NOW!
Madeline, Abducted was such a twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful story. It turned me inside out, broke me apart, and put my pieces back together in a way that was foreign, yet the same as it had been beforehand. It was so unbelievably vivid in it's detail that I felt like I should be watching it as a movie, not reading it in a book. One of the most common questions I have come across in the blogger world is: "What ONE book do you think should be turned into a movie?" Well, for me it is Madeline, Abducted. This is one story that will stick with me for quite a long time. This is one book to be added to your MUST MUST MUST read list!
About The Author
M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013. Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing. Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician. When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.
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