He seethes with raw power the first time I see him—pure menace and rippling muscles in shackles. He’s dangerous. He’s wild. He’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
So I hide behind my prim glasses and my book like I always do, because I have secrets too. Then he shows up in the prison writing class I have to teach, and he blows me away with his honesty. He tells me secrets in his stories, and it’s getting harder to hide mine. I shiver when he gets too close, with only the cuffs and the bars and the guards holding him back. At night I can’t stop thinking about him in his cell.
But that’s the thing about an animal in a cage—you never know when he’ll bite. He might use you to escape. He might even pull you into a forest and hold a hand over your mouth so you can’t call for the cops. He might make you come so hard, you can’t think.
And you might crave him more than your next breath.
This was an interesting read, like it or not. Even those readers I talked with who weren’t sure they enjoyed the book had strong reactions to it. So what did you think? Tell me!
Here are a few questions to get us started:
First, did you like the book? Why or why not?
Do you normally read first person point-of-view books? What did you think of this aspect of the book? How about having two first-person narrators (both Abigail and Grayson)?
The background of a character should motivate their actions. Both of these characters have dark, difficult backgrounds. Do you think the actions of these characters were adequately motivated by their backgrounds? If not, why?
Given the recent uproar over consent issues in a currently popular book/movie, how did you feel about the authors’ lack of explicit consent in the first sex scenes?
Did you find Grayson sexy and charismatic or did he have to grow on you?
Was Abigail a good match for Grayson’s strength? How interesting was it to have a bookworm as a heroine?
Which secondary character drew you the most? Why?
Let’s discuss! Remember, one commenter will win a prize pack of including TAKE ME, Skye’s latest dark erotic anthology, and the TAKEN HOSTAGE BY KINKY BANK ROBBERS 3-book bundle from Annika. I’ll announce the winner — and our next Reading Club selection — on Monday.
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