Mafia Captive [NOOK Book]

Overview

Author's Note: Mafia Captive has more of a love theme than many other Kitty titles, though the work is still quite psychologically dark. Readers may also notice a "new adult" flavor as Faith is just out of college and trying to find her place in the world when she is thrust into Leo's life and home.

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Mafia Captive

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Overview

Author's Note: Mafia Captive has more of a love theme than many other Kitty titles, though the work is still quite psychologically dark. Readers may also notice a "new adult" flavor as Faith is just out of college and trying to find her place in the world when she is thrust into Leo's life and home.

About Mafia Captive

Faith Jacobson was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After witnessing a mob hit, she’s only moments from death when Angelo Raspallo decides to give his brother an unlikely gift.

Leo has avoided involvement with the family business, but it doesn’t make him a saint. He’s troubled and ashamed by his darker sexual desires, one of which is to own a slave. But when his brother throws Faith at his feet, repainting the scenario to make Leo the hero rescuing her from certain death, his moral fortitude will be tested. If Faith were kinky, it would be easy to live out his fantasy, but she’s not. Not even a little bit. Even the mildest spanking sparks terror in her that Leo can’t bear.

The gift soon becomes a burden as he fights with himself over how to handle the addition to his home. He could release her, but his brother doesn’t do loose ends. The only thing keeping her out of the bottom of the harbor is Leo’s mercy. She’s like a beautiful piece of art he keeps in a glass case but can never touch. Is possessing her enough?

Disclaimer

This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any of this book’s content in a real world setting. This work is intended for an emotionally mature, adult audience. Do not try this at home.

Other Titles by Kitty Thomas:

Comfort Food
Tender Mercies
Guilty Pleasures
The Last Girl
Big Sky
Submissive Fairy Tales
The Auction
Awakening
The King's Pleasure
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016432366
  • Publisher: Burlesque Press
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 11,601
  • File size: 580 KB

Meet the Author

Kitty Thomas writes dark literary erotica. Visit her at: kittythomas.com
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Just gotta say!!!!

    There are plenty warnings on all her books. You can see what kind of books kitty writes (dark erotica). If you are reading the book descriptions before you buy,which I assume you are. You know exactly what you will be reading. If it's not your thing thats fine. Don't buy it and don't write a review rating 1 or 2 stars because the content was so appaling. It's not fair to the author. Also to those of you who want to write a book size review packed with plot spoilers. Please stop!!!! Some of us would like to read the book and find out for ourselves. Thank you!

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    It's okay

    The romance of the story line was nice, unfortunately I am not a sadist and therefor that side of the story was a little to much for me. I don't believe in beating a person up to the point of bruises, cuts, etc... to have a great orgasm.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Omg Loving this Book!!!!

    This book was everything and more it kept me on my toes and had me wanting more,and more it was just everything that you can possibly imagine. This book I didn't want to end. Five Star's (Great Read )

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Loved most of the book- very thought- provoking and had my emoti

    Loved most of the book- very thought- provoking and had my emotions swinging wildly.now for the bad : HATED the ending- felt like I was left hanging and story was just cut off!!! Would have liked to see a sequel/ part 2 to see what happens  with Faith emotions/ acceptance and if Leo can overcome some serious emotional baggage.No closure=4.5 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    If your looking for a page turner then look no further!

    If your looking for a page turner then look no further!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    I like kinky but....

    The story took a too long to get interesting, had too many loose ends, and really wasn't romantic in the since of a happy ending. Will truely think twice about reading more of her books.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2013

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    As for Mafia Captive, I wasn¿t sure how I was going to like it.

    As for Mafia Captive, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. I had heard several people rumbling about how it was so different for Kitty. The main character, Faith, wasn’t even kinky. Then I just found it amusing that so many people had just boxed Kitty into this kinky corner and rebelled when she wrote something different. Come on people!? Take the time to read this book, see it for what it is, and not compared to her other work. Ok, off of my soapbox. 
    Faith. That’s who this story is mostly about. She was on her way home one night after going out with some friends when she witnessed a murder. But not any murder, a mob hit. And the man saw her. He was about to kill her, too, when he decided he had a better plan for her. As it turns out, his twin brother, Leo, has an affection for redheads and has a dream of actually owning someone. Angelo thinks this will solve his problems. For one, he gives his brother an unusual Christmas present; two, he makes sure this girl is unable to report him; and three, I think it kind of serves his own sadistic side. 
    This is the part where I like Faith – she fights back with both Angelo and Leo. She still has that spark of survival when she thinks there is something to fight for. I really liked that. And as for Leo, at first I didn’t like him. Something seemed a bit off with him, like maybe he’d been hit in the head a few times. As the story went on, I quickly changed my stance on both of these characters. 
    Leo does decide to keep Faith. But she is so reluctant and fragile that he lets her off easy. Guilt had him in its grips as he was concerned about losing the actual person inside the body. Even though he feels she ultimately has a submissive inside of her, he doesn’t want to break her into nothing. I thought this was pretty generous of him, given his desires and the situation itself. But of course, Angelo does something that adds a big twist to the whole thing – he tells their mother that Leo has a girlfriend. Seriously, Angelo? What the hell? Angelo was beginning to strike me as the boy who acts out because he didn’t get the attention he wanted. He was an interesting character, and he definitely added in shots of adrenalin several times throughout the story.
    And as for Faith, she began to annoy me. It became very difficult to remember she was just a young girl of 21 or 22, she’d just witnessed a hit, and she became a slave, all within a matter of hours. Her entire life, which wasn’t fabulous - but it was hers, was gone. But her constant thoughts about how she couldn’t give Leo what he wanted, she couldn’t do this, couldn’t do that. Gah! It became too much for me. Why? Well because she had developed feelings for this man. This man who had showed her kindness under extreme and unusual circumstances, who had agreed to keep her and leave her alone just so she could live, this man who sent people to get her friggin cat for Pete’s sake, this man who promised not to hurt her. Yes, she was his captive. But if she left, Angelo would kill her instantly. So her refusal to make the best of a horrible situation just kind of ground on me. She began to care about Leo!! That was the rub for me. I mean, if he was brutal and mean, and she had no attraction, I could see the need for her constant cowering. I don’t know… she just wasn’t the strong woman I initially thought she was, and I felt betrayed for that. 
    But here is the weird thing – I still cared for Faith. She was making me angry, and the logical part of my brain knew that her situation was taxing in the most simplest of terms. So even while my emotional side was angry, there was a big part of me that cared for this young girl. I still wanted to protect her, myself. I wanted her to be happy. And Leo is a predator at heart, he really is. But he has a conscience and a heart that keep him on track. So the two of them mix, and they are fighting the situation, fighting their own emotions, and lack of communication even adds its own seasoning to this combination.




    And THAT is why this book is so great. It’s not because Leo is into BDSM, because he is in a big way. It’s not because he forces the lifestyle on this young girl, because he doesn’t. As I’m sure you know, Kitty Thomas is Zoe Winters. And when Kitty is Zoe, she has a terrific voice and her stories grab you. But when she is Kitty, she grabs you and doesn’t let go. She crosses the lines and flips the critics off from the other side. This story was complex. It was very emotional at times, sometimes even a bit funny. There are things that happen that will make you gasp and get angry at this person or that person. Sometimes you might feel like justice happened. And at others, you will fear for what’s to come. And that is why I loved Mafia Captive. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Yeah i forced myself to finish

    Well 2 stars bc the hero was unadmirabe, and i spent a lot of money for this book. I read it to page 400. However the writer is very original and realistic. The subject matter just wasnt that interesting for me. I got mad and frustrated at the hero way to many times. But then again--lemme bump this up to 3 stars for the writer achieving a goal---the book makes readers feel emotion. Though i wouldnt read this when im having a bad day. Keep an open mind. Read the sample and determine yourself

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    WOW

    I wasn't sure I would like it with the BDSM stuff. I don't understand that life but the book was great. It was long but I would have loved for it to have been longer. Hated the somewhat unfinished ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Good

    Different but good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Horrid

    How can this be considered a story? Bad writing--nonsensical jibberish. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Wow

    Great story! Heartbreakingly so, make you want cry for both of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    ROCKS

    Great story. Author always explores BDSM in new ways. Unique. Just read it and buy her other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Not your traditional love story.

    Enjoyed the tension between the various characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Amazing

    This is an intense story and I am so happy I came across this book. I hope there is a second book about this couple. Love it.

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This is not your typical Kitty Thomas story. It is much less bru

    This is not your typical Kitty Thomas story. It is much less brutal in some sense and similar to other Kitty books in other. You still have the kidnapping and some nonconsensual sex. There isn't nearly as much sex as you would normally get in a Kitty book. You get way more character building in this story. 

    I truly enjoyed this story. I really like Leo and most of his family. There are something's about Faith the drove me crazy. It isn't often that I take the side of the captor over the victim, but that was the case in this book. 

    The one thing the surprised me most was that , even though there are tons of character development for the two main characters, I think I would've liked to have know more about both of their pasts a little bit more. 

    Overall, I loved this story. It was nothing that I expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Loved it

    Really enjoyed this book. While it's not your traditional love story it's not as dark as her other books either. There's a little less kink,more character depth. Either way I liked it.

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