My rating: 5 of 5 stars
He is greedy. He will take it all. He’ll take everything from me . Inside and out, he will own me. Destroy me. Decimate me. And when he’s finished, there will be nothing left of me.
I discovered Natasha Knight's work this year and with each new book, she doesn't cease to amaze me. Disgraced was my favorite so far but Captive Beauty dethroned it.
This standalone is a modern interpretation of Beauty and Beast, with a mafia / underworld organisation background.
In order to save her brother, Cilla makes an offer to Kill: he'll own her for the next month. I know, it maybe sounds like déja vu but I absolutely loved the author's approach.
The tone is definitely dark and perfectly balanced. The intensity of the situations, stressful, sometimes hopeless kept me enthralled all along. I couldn't stop reading, needing to know how the story would eventually unfold, and most of all needing to know more about the characters.
Cilla is a strong and witty young woman (personally, my favorite kind of heroines). She faces Kill, a controlling and ruthless boss of the New-York underground. And as intimidating and dominating he is, Cilla fights back and stands for herself (and her brother). She is trapped but still pushes his buttons and defies him every chance she gets. No need to say, sparks went flying, and even the humiliations didn't break her.
"As much as I want to hate it, hate his domination, hate my submission, it turns me on."
But there is so much more than it appears! Both are multi layered characters, with back stories that took me by surprise, revealing secrets, and vulnerabilities.
“I’m no hero, not yours . Not anyone’s. I’ve never aspired to be one.”
The storytelling is excellent as ever; fast paced, this book is steamy, explosive, with tender and raw scenes. I highly recommend it to livers of this genre. Enjoy!!!
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**Brand New Standalone Dark Contemporary Romance by USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight. Think Beauty and the Beast twisted in the darkest, dirtiest ways**
The Beast had Belle.
Killian Black has me.
How I got here doesn’t matter, even though he says it does. Says it was my choice. He doesn’t get it, though. It wasn’t ever a choice for me.
And now, he’s changing the rules.
The agreement was one month. For thirty days, I’d be his. He’s no longer satisfied with my body alone, though. He wants my soul, too. Wants every part of me. And even though I can pretend I’m safe when I lie beneath him, this man does something to me. Something wicked.
A thing that will break me.
Cilla made the choice. She offered the deal. I just took her up on it. So what if I changed the rules half-way in? I’m not apologizing for it.
See, Cilla and me, we’re the same. She’s dark. As dark as me. Something happened to her. Something bad. It damaged her.
But it’s not a hero she seeks. It’s an avenging angel. A dark knight. That, I can do. I’ll slay her dragons, but it’ll cost her, because in return, I want everything. And I’ll take it.
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“I was unable to put this book down, it’s tantalizing and gripping. Another great one by Natasha Knight. 5 stars.”—Carolyn for Book Haven Book Blog
“Dark and sensual, Natasha Knight will make you believe redemption is possible for even the most damaged of souls.” ~ Tarina Deaton, author of Combat Hearts Series
“The storyline and plot are thrilling and stunning! I recommend Captive Beauty to all Ms. Knights’s fans and I highly recommend this book to all those who love dark reads.” - Hanan, Goodreads Reviewer
USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.