When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises.
Not a jail.
I’d been kidnapped and imprisoned.
I wasn’t alone. I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I’d loved since I was a kid.
The man I couldn’t be with because of the secret. A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was.
Someone wanted to torture me.
One of us deserved it.
It wasn’t Garin.
6+++ Captivating Stars******
(ARC Kindly provided by author)
I wasn’t prepared for how epic Prisoned was going to be. Marni Mann took me on a dark path, full of ups and downs, making my reading experience something unique and completely unforgettable. The plot is absolutely brilliant, a mindfuck of a book that squeezed my heart so tight, I felt dizzy and breathless, and I loved every single minute of it.
Garin, Billy, and Kyle grew up very poor in the projects of Atlantic City. A forsaken place called The Heart; where drugs and violence were a constant. These two boys and girl had to learn to hustle from a very young age, whether it was stealing, selling drugs, or fighting, they did anything they could do to survive. Their friendship was their most precious possession. They took care of each other in a harsh world where they didn’t have anybody else who cared about them.
As they grew up Kyle and Garin started to develop romantic feelings towards each other. One night they simply couldn’t avoid the immensity of their feelings and the most powerful kiss branded their hearts forever. But that night someone else’s heart shattered on the streets of The Heart, bleeding out and tainting all of their lives forever…
Kyle left The Heart and all her feelings behind, moving to Florida to start a new life but the pain of her past always followed her. Now, years later she is forced to return, and everything that happened on that fateful night is coming back to haunt her.
Kyle remembers going back to Atlantic City and staring into the eyes of the man she’s always loved. It’s those eyes that held so much power over her and are capable of stripping her bare of her clothes and emotions with only one look. Looking into his eyes is the last thing she remembers, and now she is waking up in a cell, battered and bruised, confused as to why they are there because she is not alone, he is with her. Is he her savior, her punisher, or just a memory of a fierce love? Read this incredible story and find out…
Nothing that you read in this review or in any other review, for that matter, will prepare you for the bold, gritty and powerful impact of this book. If you think you loved Marni Mann’s writing style before, be ready for something even better, spectacular even. It feels like she took a gamble and went outside of her comfort zone to write this story. You will feel the tears and the blood running down the pages of this novel and going straight to your heart. She is holding back no punches, and I commend her for trying something new and crafting this dark romance that will for sure captivate the hearts of her fans as well as new readers.
This book is definitely a MUST READ!!!!