Captured in Croatia by Christine Edwards
Released: May 1, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: Fanny Press
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: Corporate spy Carew Sloan is sent to Zagreb, Croatia, to retrieve information for a private intelligence agency. Carew’s beauty and talent for computer decryption make her the natural choice for this sensitive mission. After charming her mark, Vasilije Juric, in one of Zagreb’s swanky dance clubs, Carew finds herself in Juric’s bedroom. It will take only a moment to gather the information she was sent for and make her escape. Or so she thinks.
Unfortunately for Carew, Juric has a keen-eyed bodyguard, Zoran, who pegged her instantly as trouble. After a high speed chase, he retrieves Carew from her wrecked car. Rather than turn the stunning spy over to his merciless boss, Zoran takes matters into his own hands and keeps the girl … as his captive. Zoran’s keen intelligence, striking features, and powerful physique prove hard to resist, and soon their mutual hostility takes a backseat to the torrent of lust neither can deny.
Will Carew follow her heart, even it means losing her livelihood? What other dangers await them both beyond Zoran's lair?
Carew Sloan puts her beauty and brains to good use as a corporate spy. Her typical cases involve helping the underdog. Her current mission to get classified information from Vasilije Juric hits a snag almost immediately when she comes face to face with his esteemed bodyguard, Zoran.
After surviving a massacre and the death of his parents at an early age, Zoran joined the military fighting against the atrocities which cost him so much. Upon departing the armed forces, he went into business for himself and started a private security firm. He’s very hardened but has a close and caring relationship with his brother. It’s sweet to see them look after one another.
Zoran quickly spots things are out of sorts when a beautiful woman seems to size up his boss at the club. He’s nice enough to offer her warning, but Carew doesn’t take it. After she gets the info she needs, she makes a run for it. Unfortunately, her escape doesn’t go as planned.
This has to be one of the best prologues I’ve read. It starts with a high speed car chase. Talk about pulling me into the story. It ends with Zoran saying, “You’re mine now, princeza.” Oy, it was red-hot! First off, I love the name Carew. With romance novels you get all kinds of different and unique names; some work well and some don’t but this one is great.
This is the fourth title I’ve read by Christine Edwards and it was definitely my favorite. She has a penchant for great, grunty alpha males with a soft side and feisty, smart heroines who don’t always like to listen to good advice. I think with this volume the author has made some subtle changes in the characters’ approach to situations they are thrown in and it made a notable improvement in how I perceived everything as a whole. It has everything I look for in an erotic romance; great characters, suspense, drama, and hot sex!
Rating: 4.75 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.