In a Nine Circles novel, there is fine line between pleasure and pain, between sin and salvation. In Kidnapped by the Billionaire, Jackie Ashenden explores what happens when a man and a woman go from enemies to lovers.
When revenge and desire collide...
Seven years ago, billionaire-turned-bodyguard Elijah Hunt lost everything he had—his family, his future—and now he wants revenge. But when he decides to kidnap the daughter of the man who ruined his life, Elijah gets a lot more than he bargained for.
Violet Fitzgerald is nothing like her corrupt wealthy father. In fact, she’s so disarmingly independent—and irresistible—that she's downright dangerous…
there is no place to hide.
Violet never thought she’d feel a connection to her captor. But there’s something beneath Elijah’s steel-bodied exterior that makes her want to know him more deeply…and surrender to his every demand.
However, once Elijah’s erotic fantasies become a reality—and he and Violet develop a powerful connection—he finds himself in a quandary: Is he still the one in control? Or has Violet imprisoned him—body and soul?
Jackie Ashenden's novels have been called "Tantalizing...explosive."(Publishers Weekly, starred review) and Kidnapped by the Billionaire is no exception. It will leave you absolutely breathless.
Don't miss the other books in the Nine Circle series:
Book #1: Mine to Take
Book #2: Make You Mine
Book #3: You Are Mine
Book #5: In Bed with the Billionaire
The fourth Nine Circles romantic thriller (after You Are Mine) is as steamy, gritty, and explosive as the earlier installments. Elijah Hunt despises criminal kingpin Evelyn Fitzgerald, but he had to work for her while waiting seven long, hard years to take her down. When the Nine Circles Club gets to Evelyn first, Elijah still goes through with his plan to kidnap Violet, Evelyn's daughter. His new goal is to use Violet to lure out and destroy a different crime boss, but the Nine Circles which includes Violet's best friend, Honor St. James, and Violet's half-brother, Gabriel Woolf (featured in Mine to Take) has problems with that scheme. Meanwhile, Violet and Elijah are growing closer. The sex has tones of domination and violence, but underneath is tenderness and sweetness. Elijah and Violet grow with every trial and torture thrown their way as they learn to let go of their reservations and fear. Happiness is tantalizingly within their reach, and they just need to take a leap of faith. The ending brings redemption for Elijah while setting the stage for the next installment.
UNEXPECTED PLOT TWIST!!!
He MUST get his revenge but someone has stolen it. Elijah's waited on this for seven years. There are two men who deserve his wrath. One is dead and he must kidnap the dead man's daughter to flush out the remaining man. Only he wasn't prepared for his reaction to the woman he thought he already knew.
Action packed romantic suspense! I could feel the cold fury running through Elijah. His anger felt alive, especially after Eva killed his mark. As angry as he was, I was taken by surprise by his eventual reaction to Violet. There's a HUGE plot twist that again, took me totally by surprise. The story line is magnificent! Very emotional! I love the writing style of this author.
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