Book Title: Caged
Series: Caged #1
Author: D H Sidebottom
Start Read Date: 5/10/2016
End Read Date: 5/12/2016
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review Submitted By: Korena
Reviewer for Alpha Book Review
Judd Asher was taken from his front garden when he was just four years old. After an extensive search he was never found.
Twenty-one years after a random call out, Judd is found chained and beaten in the basement of an old rundown farmhouse where he has lived the life of an animal for the last twenty-one years.
Kloe Grant is assigned as Judd’s personal therapist. It’s her job to rehabilitate him, to guide him back to normal life. But as Judd’s only emotion is rage, Kloe finds it both heart-breaking and challenging mending a soul that’s not only broken but caged inside him by the demons of his past.
However, when Kloe’s relationship with her patient raises some eyebrows, Kloe can’t fight against the powers that want to see her fail, and with an arm behind her back, she walks away, leaving behind a man who has come to live life again for her.
Four years later Judd, now known as Anderson Cain, the darkest and most formidable cage fighter in a world where violence and crime are the only way to keep breathing, Judd finds there’s not a lot in life that can abate the rage that still twists and prowls beneath his skin.
Not until a chance encounter brings him to her door. To the woman with the bluest eyes and the most stunning smile, the woman who took his hand in the darkness and led him through the door into the sun.
But Kloe Grant left him when he needed her the most. She took the only shred of hope and trust he had left and annihilated it. She starved his belief, and she fed his fury.
She owes him. And he’s going to make sure that this time, she pays. In blood. In lust. In pain. And with her soul.
(Received ARC in exchange for our honest review.)
Kloe Grant was Judd Asher AKA Anderson Cain therapist. Anderson was found after twenty-one years missing. He was treated like an animal. Kloe got Anderson to trust her. When professional lines got blurred, Kloe walked away with reluctance. She felt like that was the best.
Anderson didn’t see that way. Four years later Anderson is one of the best caged fighters. He takes all the pain and puts it towards his opponent. When circumstances put Anderson and Kloe back together, attraction and curiosity is there. Anderson has all the intentions of revenge towards Kloe’s promise of not leaving him. Feelings change on both characters.
I love the characters. Both learning to deal with what life has dealt them. The sexual aspects of the book brings the dark side of my likes. D. H. Sidebottom is very articulate in description of the scenes. The story grabs you and won’t let go until you hit the cliffhanger. And what a cliffhanger!! Next please!!
NEED the next book- NOW!!!!
Vibrator worthy- extra batteries!!!
Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)
How is the author’s writing? Great
Is there violence? Graphic Violence
Is there sexual content? Explicit sexual content
How is the story narrated? Alternating persons
How would you describe the plot of this book? Full of surprises
What best describes the mood? Dark
How would you describe the pace? Fast
How would you describe the characters? Complex
D H Sidebottom