Saturday, 19 October 2013

Review/Giveaway: Madeline Abducted (The Estate #1 ) By M.S.Willis

Book Description:
She was meant to be his destruction…

A pawn played in a perilous game between 

father and son…

Yet, her strength was more than either 
man could imagine. 
As Maddy learns to save herself… 
She becomes the one thing that could 
set the son free.

Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron.

Seemingly, dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse. 

A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places.


Author Bio:
M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.  Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.  Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.  When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.
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My Review

So when I saw the synopsis to this I thought hell yeah! dark, captivity book? Lets add that to my list.Then I got an arc *happy dance* saw the first page and the warning just got me even more excited!!

This is a story that is not meant for the faint of heart.If you are looking for inspiration, if you are looking for light, if you are looking for something that will help you sleep and dream, you've come to the wrong place.

C'mon after reading that you think..

"Madeleine didn't mind people hearing her music, she preferred not being seen, being protected withing the studia or her home, invisible to the eyes of the world."

Madeleine is a cellist,a shy quiet woman who has been sheltered all her life.She likes to stay hidden and through music she expresses herself.One night after an amazing performance where she takes center stage for the first time things change.That night changes Maddy's whole life, she will never get her sheltered life back again.

She is taken.

To become a slave to her master.
To only speak when told to do so.
She is taken to The Estate.

Joseph Carmichael head of The Estate, a sick, demented, disgusting human who is determined to get his son Aaron to follow in his footsteps, to have the evil consume him and for him to live The Estate lifestyle is the reason Maddy's life is flipped upside down. As Aaron is drawn to her music his father decides Maddy wrapped in a bow would be a suitable present for his son.

The last thing Aaron wants is to be like his father, an evil,sick man but he can't refuse his gift, he can't let Maddy die. Will he allow the evil to consume him?

Deep breaths, can do this..

Aaron has lived in The Estate since he was a child with his best friend and guard Xander..rape, slavery, abuse surrounded them.They have killed but never would they rip apart a life of an innocent and condemn them to slavery, abuse and rape.Together they have a plan to end it all..

I was intrigued and hooked on this, the story is written very well, with a slightly poetic touch to it.The characters were great I loved the light and darkness aspect to it.Even with all the darkness surrounding Aaron he found a way to cling to that little bit of light and Madeleine is a true survivor even with all the lightness she brings to Aaron's life there is much more to her.She is a strong woman who adapts to her traumatic life situation and learns to live, learns to rule and learns to carry on no matter what happens.

"Although it is easy to scream for a victim to run or fight when you see them in a movie or read about them in a book, the futility of the situation is far more evident when you find yourself in their place."

This book is in Maddy, Aaron and even some bits from Xander's POV. I didn't really understand why Xander's POV was required at the start I was worried it would turn into a love triangle, which I would have hated so yeah so glad when that wasn't the case. The next book is on Xander! Yay can't wait!!

"Although it is easy to scream for a victim to run or fight when you see them in a movie or read about them in a book, the futility of the situation is far more evident when you find yourself in their place."

Bravo M.S.Willis you have done an excellent job on this one!
So dark, disturbing book lovers this one is for you, go grab it ;)

**ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review**


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