Delilah “Lily” Flynn is used to her drab existence. Lily’s been living it for twenty two years. Her boring life is suddenly turned on its head when she’s rudely kidnapped from her bedroom. Or so she thinks.
Nox Taylor is far too high up in his field to be assigned a babysitting job. There’s nothing more he wants than to complete his mission so he can be rid of the smartass tomboy, Lily. Day after day, Nox watches Lily and her strange ways. She’s unlike any woman he’s ever met. Getting close to the girl is purely for her own protection…right?
Lily never imagined she’d make her first real friends in captivity.
What lengths would she go through to keep them?
Willing Captive was nothing like what I expected, and I mean this is the best way possible. To be frank, I think I've had my fill of dark 'captivity romance' reads, or at least those that aren't really able to effectively carry out the theme. This is why I was so pleasantly surprised to find that this was nothing like that. At all. It was actually quite humorous and I absolutely adored the quirky voice from Lily.
When I say he's somewhat protective, it's kinda like Channing Tatum being somewhat good looking...as in tremendously. The dickhead smirks and I want to knee him in the jingle bells.
It was very much a relief to find a more lightheartedly written, fresh way to play the whole kidnappee falls in love with kidnapper. Somewhat unnecessarily dramatic at times, but a ton of fun, nevertheless.
He's like a fairy-tale hero for Christ's sakes. I know he's ordered to protect me and all, but he does such a great job of it. he makes it look effortless. He's all like 'C'mon pack your shit' and I'm all like 'No, I like it here' and he's all "Not safe here, princess' and I'm all like 'Sigh. Okay.'
Lily also reminded me a lot of the Rock Chick leads from the Kristen Ashley series. Spunky, definable voice, somewhat awkward and nerdy with a heavy dash of snark and sass. I loved her backbone.
Badass with a hint of lady.
Nox - LOVE this name, was the perfect balance of alpha male to just the right helping of sensitivity to make you sympathetic to him. I loved how their romance progressed, with a gradual deepening of feelings for each other. Fear turning to trust, friendship turning to love.
"You're not for the background." Burying his nose into my hair he mutters, "You deserve center stage."
I hadn't read any Belle Aurora reads prior to this and I was interested in her new book Raw that's coming out soon, so I thought I'd get a taste of her writing style. I have to say that I've actually fallen quite in love with it. Stylistically unique with a fresh twist. The only thing that I'd have to quibble about was the suspense subplot. It didn't quite have me as convinced as I would have liked, so I was basically able to discount that whole part. It was apparent from the beginning who the bad guy was going to be and that took away from it all for me. Aside from that, this was a captivating, hilarious read.