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Review – Captive Bride by Alta Hensley

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Captive Bride; The Secret Bride #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: April 6, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Twisted Romance

Author: Alta Hensley

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Ripped from the headlines, ‘Dateline’ watching, twisted kind of book! This is the kind of reading that makes sure I never go camping in remote areas and certainly makes sure I never venture out anywhere alone!! Holy Twistedness!!

I was on the edge of my seat the entire time wondering what was going to happen and if Christopher and Ember were going to live, GAH!! I loved every moment of it!

Papa Rich is one demented man who has held Ember captive for the past twenty years, but her story is twisted in a “this is why I never took my eyes off my kids when they were young” kind of way and when Christopher trespasses on Richard’s property he has no idea that his life is about to radically change by being kidnapped by a deranged madman who is about to force him to marry his captive daughter.

This entire book is crazy good. A total psychological thrill ride with a madman steering the ship and two souls who may never have met under normal circumstances, but grow close under duress.

This is the first book on this crazy ride and ends on a cliffhanger. I can hardly wait to pick up where Christopher and Ember left me hanging.


You will take this bride.
To have and to hold from this day forward.
Till death do you part.
This will be your solemn vow.

You have no choice.

Trapped in a twisted and dark courtship with a secret woman who needs my strength to survive, I will be wed.
Walking the thin line between lunacy and reality, I am now the protector of my future captive bride.
So, I have no choice but to recite the vows.

I take thee.
In this arranged matrimony.
Until we are parted by death.

***Captive Bride is a dark psychological thriller. If you dare… join me in the march down the aisle.

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