by Amanda Lance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: New Adult/Suspense
Publication Date: October 28, 2016
This is one of those reviews where it is going to be extra hard for me not to include spoilers!
When I finished Amanda Lance’s Trapped I sat there stunned by the ending. I immediately wondered if there were clues that I missed throughout the course of the novel that would have lead me to anticipate the unexpected, unpredictable finale.
My heart was a race-horse, about to gallop out of my chest and my nerves were on high alert as I rapidly flipped the pages, highly anticipating the ending but dreading it at the same time! 😱
Trapped tells the story of a gorgeous, sweet young woman named Aubrey who interns at a news station in hopes of stimulating her potential for advancement in the broadcast industry. She is selected to work on a story that can make or break her career; therefore, she is excited to take a trip to the Canadian wild-lands in order to start the process of investigative reporting and hopefully jump start her future.
Her world literally comes crashing down when the helicopter that she boards on the way to Canada crashes on the way to their destination, leaving her entire team dead and herself almost fatally wounded. Overwhelmed with physical pain and emotional agony, she loses consciousness, only to wake in a strange home in the presence of an even stranger man.
At that point we meet Jack Gordon, the mysterious enigma who literally snatches her from the gates of hell and nurses her back to health only to showcase his cold, calculating nature at the same time that he displays a modicum of sympathy and compassion for her circumstances.
Clearly, when it comes to Jack there is more than meets the eye. At the same time that he comes off as harsh and abrasive he exposes the cracks in his persona that make him weak and emotionally vulnerable to the beautiful woman that he has saved.
Things take a turn for the worse when Aubrey becomes a hostage to the elements as the harsh, unforgiving weather becomes a formidable obstacle that isolates her from her friends and family at the same time that it ensures that Jack Gordon is her only contact with the outside world.
And so it begins…
Is Jack a friend, or will he ultimately be a foe?
Part of what captured my attention was the suspense surrounding Jack’s initial motives for saving Aubrey and the romantic possibilities that could occur between them as they begin to develop feelings for each other.
What, if any secrets does Jack harbor that have caused him to build a cabin in the middle of nowhere so that he can sequester himself from the outside world?
Can Aubrey manage to break down Jack’s walls and foster an irrevocable bond with him despite his rude, overbearing ways and demanding mannerisms?
I loved the premise of this book and I adored Aubrey’s intelligence, quick wit, ambition and perseverance as she tries to establish a relationship that is initially one sided regardless of the obvious chemistry that Jack and Aubrey share.
But the ending!!!!!! 😳😳😱😱
I guess you have to read it for yourself and make up your own mind.
My gut is telling me that there will be additional releases associated with this story. I truly hope so.
Yes, I enjoyed Trapped because it kept me on the edge of my seat! I was absolutely riveted as I wondered just how in the HELL Aubrey was going to get out of this mess!
Trapped is one of those books that you will think about for a while after you finish it. All I can say is that I have followed Amanda Lance on Amazon and I am eagerly awaiting her new release, whatever it might be!
It is well worth the read.
Since I cannot say more that is my final word. 😉
On the way to investigate a fugitive sighting, 21-year-old news intern Aubrey Kent is injured when an unexpected storm destroys the newscopter—along with the rest of the crew.
Now, stranded in the Canadian wilderness and on the brink of death, Aubrey is rescued by a handsome stranger whose cold disposition is as frightening as the remote cabin in which he lives. With no way to reach civilization before spring, Aubrey becomes Jack Gordon’s unwanted roommate. Her hope for rescue is much more desperate when she sees his hostile attitude and violent behavior.
Aubrey and Jack wait out the winter, they grow closer—their delicate friendship blooming into feelings neither of them could have anticipated. But the weather and the wolves aren’t the only dangers in the mountains. As Aubrey uncovers the reason for Jack’s self-imposed isolation, she realizes she’s closer to the story than she imagined—a story that might cost her life.
A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing.
She currently resides in Easton Pennsylvania with her boyfriend and their spoiled dogs. She is a cliché booknerd who is terrible at math, clinically obsessive, and
prone to addictive behavior. She may or may not be a recluse. and prone to addictive behavior. She may or may not be a recluse.
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