by Lucy Christopher
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Synopsis: You saw me before I saw you.
A girl: Gemma, at the airport, on her way to a family vacation.
You had that look in your eyes.
A guy: Ty, rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar, eyes blue as ice.
Like you wanted me.
She steps away. For just a second. He pays for her drink. And drugs it.
Wanted me for a long time.
He takes her, before she even knows what's happening.
To sand and heat.
To emptiness and isolation.
And expects her to love him.
Written as a letter from a victim to her captor, this is Gemma's desperate story of survival. Ty has stolen her body. Against every instinct screaming inside her, will he also steal Gemma's heart?
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Review: I had a hard time with this book because I didn't buy Ty's motivation for kidnapping Gemma. I thought Ty was too nice of a guy to be a kidnapper; I liked Ty as a character. I also was rooting for a relationship between Gemma and Ty even though Ty kidnapped Gemma. I think the author wanted us to believe that they were going to fall in love (I'm not saying that they did, I'm saying what the reader wants to happen). I should not be rooting for a romance between an abductor and a victim. That is just wrong! I do love the description of the scenery and the landscape. It makes me want to explore the desert of Australia.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars