Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: August 24, 2016
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.
Jenn’s Star Rating: 5 Stars
You know that feeling you get when you’ve just finished an amazing book? You know the one! While reading you get goose bumps and certain scenes make you literally sit up with anticipation. Where you feel a deep range of emotions that take over your own mind and heart. The author has pulled you into a fictional world you never want to end. You want to go knocking door to door to make sure everyone has heard about this book. I love that feeling and my latest read has shaken my world.
Prisoned by Marni Mann has everything you could ever want and then it’s completely flipped upside down. It’s a dark romance with layers upon layers of depth and hidden agendas. Everything inside of you is screaming for this couple to make it. Not to mention that their narrative is a second chance love story.
“I believe our soul mate is revealed only once during out life. Maybe it’s a glimpse of a stranger. Maybe it’s our best friend. The timing may not always be right. But, when they’re shown to us, we know it’s them. Then, life happens. We grow. We age. We develop scars. And we remember that glimpse. Some are lucky enough to spend the rest of their lives with that person. Some, like me, have only memories.”
Kyle (female lead) and Garin are childhood best friends. In a world of poverty and crime they rely on each other (and their other best friend) to survive life in The Heart (the housing project where they grew up). Friends couldn’t be any closer than these three. Tragedy is common in the lifestyle in which they were brought up and its hardship that tears Kyle apart from her childhood friends. But years later another forces Kyle and Garin back together.
That’s about all I can tell you as far as storyline goes. With these dark twisty reads, the less I tell you the better. Prisoned has easily joined the top of the ranks with some of my favorite books. Marni Mann outdoes herself with these characters, the writing, and the development of the story. It’s abundantly clear that this is a story written from the mind of a very talented woman. A leading lady “prisoned” has a whole new arc to the theme with this story.
Garin is outstandingly written. His protectiveness and loyalty to Kyle is easily something to swoon over but he’s got this dark edge that leaves the reader with their mouth hanging open, needing to fan themselves, and also a little uncertain that all his intentions are pure.
Kyle is naïve but hardened. She’s paralyzed by circumstance but also from uncertainty of the right thing to do. She’s fierce yet vulnerable. She’s trustworthy yet dishonest. She’s a complicated character that brings layers of facets to the read.
I can’t say enough commendable things about Prisoned and Marni Mann. I wish I could go into depth about this story without giving away the magic of ignorance that you need going into this book. If you like dark with heart, a story twisted with a strong story and shockers than Prisoned is perfect for you. You’ll be hooked and wrapped up in the strong relationships of these characters. You’ll be invested in where this story goes and the aftermath of awe you’ll feel is guaranteed. I strongly believe Prisoned should be read by every dark romance reader and I give my deepest admiration for this author and her brilliant mind, alluring words, and complicated characters.
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About the Author
Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.
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