Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Kept Bride by Alta Hensley

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Kept Bride; Secret Bride #2 
(#2 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: July 6, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Dark/Suspense/Psychological Romance

Author: Alta Hensley

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



This trilogy is so original, unlike anything I’ve ever read. It’s mind-bending, a psychological twister that is a total page turner.

Kept Bride picks up right where Captive Bride left off. This book cannot be read as a standalone. Where Christopher was the trapped prisoner in the first book and Ember, although was kidnapped years ago, was there to help sooth and help calm Christopher. This time around as they have fled captivity from the madman who forced them into marriage, Christopher and Ember are now living in Christopher’s world where their positions have shifted. They may appear free, but instead they have exchanged one cage for another. Is love enough to save them from the outside forces that live in Christopher’s world?

Alta Hensley has crafted a physiological twister that will keep you guessing who is there to help this couple and who is there to push them back in their gilded cage. It is such a fast paced ride, completely page turning and impossible to put down.


My history is forbidden.
My story, dark and twisted.
My future decided.

I know I don’t belong in this decadent world—his world.
Money, power, and dark secrets surround me now.
I submit to it all to be his perfect obedient wife.

They stalk my every move, watching me, judging me.
I’m in the same prison just with different guards.
But all I care about is him.
His eyes, his touch, his hold over me.
I’m forever his kept bride, even though they all try to steal me away.

Kept Bride is part of a trilogy and should not be read as a standalone:

Captive Bride by Alta Hensley Kept Bride A Dark Romance (The Secret Bride Book 2) by Alta Hensley Taken Bride A Dark Romance (The Secret Bride Book 3) by Alta Hensley

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