Review CAPTIVE by A D ROBERTSON @ADRwriter @DuttonBooks

Book Description

 October 22, 2013

The first adult novel set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Nightshade series, Captive delivers a steamy, forbidden romance between sworn enemies drawn together by an irrepressible desire.

Twenty-five-year-old Tristan Doran enjoys a life of incredible power and privilege. As a direct descendant of the Keepers—witches who have embraced dark magic—he defers to no one but his overlord, Lord Bosque Mar. For most of his life, Tristan has been kept out of the centuries-old Witches War, his bloodline too valuable to risk in battle.

But when a beautiful, young human Searcher named Sarah is captured and made a prisoner in his Irish castle, Tristan’s infatuation with her flings him headlong into the fray. Captive and captor, unable to contain their longing, embark on a passionate, forbidden romance together—only to learn that their love is at the heart of a prophecy predicting the downfall of the Keepers’ ages-old reign.

Captive explores the darker side of the richly imagined Nightshade universe, a fantasy world of powerful dark witches, shape-shifting wolf warriors, and fascinating history. The first of three erotic novels, Captive delves deeply into the fiery, illicit romance of two young lovers whose very desires invite their doom.


  • Series: Nightshade
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525954112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525954118

About the Author

A. D. ROBERTSON is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Robertson was a professor of early modern history at Macalester College, giving her a background that informs her books’ compelling blend of mythology,
history, and lore. She grew up in northern Wisconsin and now lives in New York City.



I am a huge fan of the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer and if you haven't guessed (or googled) anything about this book, it really is Andrea Cremer writing this about characters that we are familiar with but taking the story in a more adult direction.  Taking place on an Irish island, Sarah, a young Searcher, is a quite gifted human, who has daring and skill with weapons and warfare.  She has volunteered for a suicide  mission to discover what is being guarded on a mysterious island where no human has returned from alive.  Of course, Sarah is captured almost immediately and left as a gift for the master of the island by the Succubus, Lana, and the Incubus, Owen, that have caught her scaling the cliffs surrounding the place.  

Tristan has lived on the island his whole life and is essentially a prisoner in a gilded cage.  In case you thought the wolves were missing, there is pack that protects him.  Seamus, the leader, is strong and pretty much his only friend and trusted confidant.  As Tristan gets to know Sarah, the instant connection they first felt is intensified.  True to form, Cremer/Robertson writes a story that will capture you right from the start.  This is a mature romance between consenting adults and she gets it right.  Instead of just throwing in sexual situations, the whole romance happens naturally and believably.  The best part:  the whole interaction is based on respect and trust.  

Of course, the story gives you background on the basis for the Nightshade stories, but I can't go into detail because that would ruin it for you.  Bosque Mar makes several impressive appearances and I now hate him even more. There is a breathtaking  tension that develops as Tristan and Sarah decide they must escape their prison.   I would really recommend that you are familiar with that series since it will add to the story.  You can still read this as a stand alone since it is a fantastic love story.  I just hope that I get another installment since I thought this was fabulous.  

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