Prisoned

Prisoned

by Marni Mann

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ISBN-13: 9781535397896
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2016
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 903,260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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Prisoned 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Wow! Dull. No plot. Just all sex. I was just over halfway through it and still nothing but sex. Don't get me wrong. I like sex in a story...........but wow!! I also require some kind of plot.
WendyDouglas More than 1 year ago
This is a harder book to review. It's dark, gritty, sexy, and some parts are hard to read. On the other hand, I liked the characters--a lot. They've been through hell, each one surviving in the only way they could. I couldn't fault either of them for that, not even Garin--who was a real hardass. But Kyle spent years hiding secrets and lying--not without a hell of a motivation--and for a man like Garin, and with their past, it would be hard to accept. The reason I settled on 4 stars instead of 5 was because I felt like there were things that the author knew that she didn't share. Deeper explanations. Garin's secrets and his actions. He manipulated things that resulted in some real physical and mental anguish for Kyle, and he didn't tell her. He may never tell her--and in that, I think there were other secrets. That said, I'd read another book by this author in a heartbeat!
LJ111970 More than 1 year ago
whoahhhh wait.... I need more! What a crazy ride of emotions. I don't normally do dark romance but I love this author so was willing to give it a try. I love her style, her writing and her characters enough to take that risk, and I trust her. She did not disappoint me in any way. When Kyle and Garin are young you can completely connect with them and their lives. The challenges the love and the innocence. When Kyle leaves for college with her dark secret in tact you are left wondering what happened and what will happen. The story is told from a point of view that makes you anticipate the future but not desperate enough to jump to the end. It keeps you entranced all the way through. There are times when you think you know what is going on and then you are left wondering. These two characters have a connection that can not be denied no matter how many years or miles separate them. When Kyle returns for a tragedy no one was wanting...things change completely. The secret Kyle has kept hidden for so long is starting to haunt her and terrifies her. Can she keep it hidden or will it all come out in the end....the end..OMG the end. Hold onto your pants for that!
DayreaderReviews More than 1 year ago
I was not prepared for Marni Mann's Prisoned. I'm still experiencing book-hangover after finishing it. I can't tell you too much about Prisoned without giving away some of the biggest twists I've read. Kyle Lang, Billy Ashe, and Gavin Wood grew up in a poor neighborhood, best friends and trying their best to plan for the future, to be better, together. Suddenly a tragedy changes everything. Twelve years later, the death of Billy reunites Kyle and Gavin. But things are not like old times and after a few drinks to reminisce, they wake up in a dirty and bleak cell, imprisoned with no explanation. I needed a moment to decompress before I wrote this review. Just when I thought I'd figured out where she was going, Marni would do a complete 180 and I'd be on the edge of my seat again. Not your typical Marni Mann Author read. Dark, sexy, heart-pounding, eye-bulging, and amazing!
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Everything changed the day Paulie Ashe was murdered. Life had never been easy in “The Heart”, the New Jersey housing project, where lifelong friends Kyle Lang and her friends Garin Woods and Billy Ashe lived, or rather existed. Dirt poor, the teenagers had to mostly provide for themselves: Garin deals drugs, Billy is an accomplished thief, and Kyle panhandles. Garin aspires to run one of his uncle’s hotel in Las Vegas when he turns 18, Kyle wants to go to college. Garin have achieved what they wanted, Kyle is a successful businesswoman, and they both need to go to New Jersey. Kyle will have to face the man she has avoided for so many years, the boy she loved years ago: Garin. He doesn’t seem thrilled at first to see Kyle, but he seems to change his mind when a slightly inebriated Kyle suggest they have a little tryst, but when she wakes up, both Kyle and Garin are in a cell, PRISONED. What happened? What happens is a mind-bending, pulse-pounding story. PRISONED is an extraordinarily well crafted story, entirely out of my comfort zone, and I read it in one sitting; that’s how good it is. The universe of PRISONED is bleak, dark, nearly suffocating, and totally hypnotic. Ms. Mann paints a very realistic world, the romance is majestic but hampered by guilt, violence, regret, and yet triumphs over impossible odds. PRISONED is just about as far from rainbows and unicorns as you can get: there is torture, blood, rough sex, and it is at all times entirely convincing and achingly touching and beautiful. The writing is flawless, seamless; the dialogues are spot-on, and may I, the editing is superb. The plot is very complex, the suspense is nearly intolerable, and the tension never lets off. About halfway through, I had guessed what Kyle’s secret was, and then Ms. Mann springs this humongous, monumental plot twist, and I was certain it would all go downhill from there. But was I ever wrong, if anything, it got even better! PRISONED is unlike anything I had ever read before. I had seen a teaser, I was quite apprehensive, but I decided to be brave and take a chance, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Very, very highly recommended! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.