Captive

Captive

by Brenda Rothert

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Overview

Two years ago, Jason and Kate Ryker were brought together by grief and bound to one another by love. Now married, they're confronting their fears together.
But heartbreak finds them again, and the ties that bind Kate and Ryke are tested as she struggles against fear and sadness. As a grief counselor, Kate understands all too well the pain of her clients. And while her husband's career as an NHL forward is at an all-time high, he's coping with the frustration of feeling powerless as his wife's hopes slip away.
Kate's unexpected journey sheds light on the fear that imprisons her, and reveals that only she can set herself free.
**Warning** This book contains adult language and situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497378971
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Series: Fire on Ice Series , #2
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Brenda Rothert is a proud indie author who loves writing stories that make readers laugh, cry and occasionally, yell at their e-readers. Her Contemporary New Adult Romances include The Now Series - Now and Then, Now and Again and Now and Forever (March 2014 release), The Fire on Ice Series - Bound and Captive (Jan 2014 release) and Dystopian New Adult Romance Jocale. Brenda lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three boys.

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Captive 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
I knew after reading the first book in the series Bound, that this book was going to get to me. I know that Bound was an extremely emotional read,which had me sobbing on several occassions but Captive got to me on an even deeper level. This is the continuation of Ryke and Kate's story. When tragedy strikes them again, will they be able to face it together, or will their love fail the ultimate test and break them apart? Fear, frustration, grief and the loss of communication all try and rip Ryke and Kate apart. This story was such a roller coaster of a ride, Captive had me ugly crying on several occasions. And yet at other times I was smiling and laughing. Captive is another beautifully well written book by Ms. Rothert who captured the very essence of Ryke and Kate's love, fear and helplessness and their struggles to overcome makes for an extremely compelling read. The chemistry and sex scenes were so hot I thought I was going to burn up, and yet the love and romance shown to one another was beautiful to read. Their struggles to overcome was palpable and at times heartbreaking. However, in the end Ms. Rothert brought their story to a satisfying and beautiful conclusion and never have I cheered so much. If anyone deserves a happily ever after it was Ryke and Kate. I cannot wait to read more in this series.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
I will say it again ,I don't know why I haven't read this series before now. After reading Bound I had to jump straight in to Captive, I needed to know how life would pan out for Kate & Ryke and omg what did you do to me Brenda Rothert my heart was breaking for this couple. This is a true love story that deals with emotions and heartbreak , it's not life through Rose coloured spectacles, it's real life. From the moment I read the first line, I got a lump in my throat and there was no putting this book down. You do need to read Bound before you read Caltive because it's a continuation of Kate & Ryke's life, their love for each other and their heartbreak but it's not all sadness this author has a way of bringing in moments from the first book that are a complete contrast to what is happening in this book but it works perfectly. This is a beautifully written story with a HEA and now I need to go one click the rest of The Fire on Ice Series. I would recommend Bound and Captive to all of my friends if the res of this series is as good as the first two books they are a must read !!!
micharch More than 1 year ago
Brenda Rothert does a great job in this book of showing two people who are grieving different losses and how they are trying to continue on in their lives.  What happened to both of them was sad, however, Kate seemed to have a much harder time learning to try to live and move forward with her life.  She was a little too over the top for me at some points and, though I felt sympathetic, I felt she needed to quit having a pity party and fight for happiness in her life.  For a psych major, she lacked some basic coping skills and that had me frustrated more than a couple of times.  
MJSchillerAuthor More than 1 year ago
This Book Will Hold You CAPTIVE! ~ Fire on Ice is the right name for this series because it is definitely hot. Brenda Rothert has the ability to bring sex scenes alive like no other author I've read. Step by step, sensation by sensation...and her characters don't hold anything back. But it definitely is not all about the sex. It's about the relationship. And it's about the individuals' growth. Rothert makes you feel along with both Kate and Ryke, the anxiety, the heartbreak, and the joy. I also love the relationships she builds between her main characters and secondary characters. After finishing CAPTIVE I immediately purchased the third in the series, EDGE, and am already halfway through it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't get enough of this book, im kinda sad it had to end, but so happ they got their HEA.
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Sammyjk More than 1 year ago
 5 Heart Checking Stars!! TITLE~ Captive (Fire on Ice #2) AUTHOR~ Brenda Rothert GENRE~ NA Romance/Sports PUBLISHER/DATE PUB.~ January 27th 2014 COST/PURCHASED~ Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review MY RATING~ 5/5 MY THOUGHTS~ I chose this book because I loved the first one in this series -Bound.  This second installment was a beautiful continuation of Ryke and Kate's story. The story held me CAPTIVE from the very first page. It was very well written. I did find some things somewhat predictable, however, this did not take away from my enjoyment. I was blown away by the first major event in the story though! The author definitely snuck that one in on me.  Overall, this book was well written and the story was wonderful. It reaches out and captures your heart in the beginning and doesn't let go until the very end.  I will most definitely be grabbing the 3rd book the minute it becomes available!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the way kate and ryke are so in love. They go through the storm like normal people but always found a way to make it together. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
RTWolfe2012 More than 1 year ago
Gritty, honest, fresh. Ms. Rothert knows how to put together a real story about real people. Captive will pull you in, make you cry and leave you satisfied yet wanting more. I can not wait to dig into Luke's book in Edge (Fire on Ice). 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aewsome. Beautiful story. I think I loved this one more than the first one.
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PureJonel More than 1 year ago
I loved being back with Kate & Ryke.  It was really intriguing to see what happened after their happily ever after.  This instalment was much more emotional than the first.  Rothert combines the hot & steamy that we’ve come to know and love her for along with heartbreak and intense emotions.  There was a lot more sweet infused among the spice in this one.  Her vivid descriptions bring everything to life in an exquisite way. I quite enjoyed the way that we got to know Kate and Ryke better in this one.  They grow as individuals and as a couple.  I must say, however, that Kate got on my nerves more than once.  I loved seeing more of Luke as well.  Rothert really takes the time to develop her supporting cast in this one.  It gives a greater depth to the story as a whole. As a whole, this was a well written, emotional tale that held my heart.  It was a quick, enjoyable read that followed up from the first in the series quite nicely.  I’d definitely recommend it to others and I definitely can’t wait to read Luke’s story in the 3rd story.   Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.