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Between Faith and Fear (Captive #2)

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Melanie Parker's life takes a gut-wrenching turn when she wakes up in a crumbling, unfamiliar environment. Even worse, her small child is in the arms of a certifiable killer, but Rena Hellberg isn't the only immediate threat. Melanie's abductor lurks in the shadows, a quiet, hooded stranger who's calling the shots. When she refuses to play the meek hostag
Kindle Edition, 343 pages
Published August 28th 2013 by J. A. Dennam
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Sep 11, 2013 Ann rated it it was ok
BEWARE if you’ve read the 1st bk in this series, bk 2 here has a TOTALLY different theme. So I’m thinking WTH is this?!? Yes, some of the main characters from bk 1 return but the shocker is there’s a SURPRISE character return from bk 1 that’s totally unsuspected and that character is NOTHING like you came to know and care about in bk 1. This whole bk was just strange, I skimmed most of the whole “there’s this spook agency, covert drugs, ghost operatives”, blah, blah, blah. See what I’m talking ...more
Emily Hemmer
Dec 09, 2013 Emily Hemmer rated it it was amazing
My boyfriend is Jack Reacher. We have a very serious, one-sided relationship in which I lick the pages of Lee Child's books and Jack continues to be both fictional and fully clothed. But lately, I've been unfaithful to dear old Jack. I've met a new man and he's given me what I've never been able to find with Jack. A good, old fashioned, belly laugh. The hero in Between Faith and Fear is tall, dark, handsome, and positively lick-worthy. JA Dennam's quick wit and snarky commentary kept me turning ...more
J.A. Dennam
Dec 09, 2013 J.A. Dennam rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's my book, so of course I love it. Very fast paced and steamy. It was a complete joy to write. I hope you all enjoy it as well and thank you for reading :)
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J.A. Dennam totally surprised me when I heard there was another book after Truth and Humility, I have to say for me it could have been a standalone I felt she had wrapped it up pretty well. If you haven’t read it, then do so!! Ms. Dennam really shows you that things are not as they appear to be in her 2nd book BETWEEN FAITH AND FEAR. I left Truth and Humility gutted at one point, I now understand that as a writer what she had done was
Ashley Williams
Sep 06, 2013 Ashley Williams rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
I liked Between Faith and Fear, but compared to the first book in this series, it's missing something. I think for me, the first book was more of an angsty-contemporary romance with a plot twist at the ending. This book was more of a suspense, sci-fi and really wasn't believable. Though, there were some super hot smexy scenes that I quite enjoyed! Don't get me wrong, it was exciting to read, it was a one sitting read for me! I really love the Hero/love interest a lot! Dennam is a talent
Roses Book Blog
Sep 03, 2013 Roses Book Blog rated it it was amazing
***WARNING*** While this book can be read as a standalone, there are major spoilers from Truth and Humility at the beginning of this book and in this review.

If you are still reading this remember, I warned you. In Truth and Humility we met Austin and Danny in Between Faith and Fear, the story revolves around Melanie and Derek. Two years ago, Mel and Derek shared a moment on the hood of his car, that was days before he was shot and killed by Rena. Left with his family to grieve their lost, little
Jul 24, 2015 Mahwish rated it it was amazing
Since reading the first book in this series, Truth and Humility, I was anxiously waiting for the next book in the Captive series.

When I finally got hold of it, I began reading it a little apprehensively. Main reason: I hate to be disappointed and normally it is very rare for me to like sequels as much as the first book. Second reason: This book is Melanie’s (Mel) story, who I had a very hard time liking in the previous book much less be paired with one of the most dynamic character I have read,
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Between Faith and Fear is one of those books that I could not get enough of. I mean I was so hooked that I stayed up late into the night to finish reading this book because I just had to find out what happened. Lord have mercy I was not disappointed either.

We get to see Melanie Parker two years after she lost the love of her life. She wakes up and she is in a place the is unfamiliar to her and she also realizes that Rena Hellberg has her child. Melanie is pissed because no one messes with her ch
Sherry Sirna
Aug 06, 2013 Sherry Sirna rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of reading BFF as JA was writing it, and let me tell you it KILLED me to have to wait for chapters. This story is so exhilarating I told her she had to send me bigger sections at a time. I literally couldn't stand the suspense of waiting to see what was going to happen next. She hooked me on page one and it never let up. If you want a fast paced, hot romance, with tons of action, and exciting twists, read Between Faith and Fear. Oh and did I mention HOT. I can’t wait for the ...more
Louise Manders
Sep 02, 2013 Louise Manders rated it it was ok
I totally loved the first book. The second installment left a bit to be desired. It totally jumped the grid from the theme of the first book. Not that you want them both to be the sane but this one just seemed to be lacking something. I will read the next one hoping to see an improvement
Aug 03, 2013 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Once again, J.A. had me reading a movie! MY GOODNESS!! The action and the romance in the story is unreal!! This book really hooked me from the start and took me for a wild ride! Great, thorough plot! Highly entertaining, fast paced, and HOT COUPLE!! :)
Katie Wofford
Jan 13, 2014 Katie Wofford rated it liked it
How in God's name is this qualified as a sequel? It is on another PLANET of storyline?! I read through it, but it is absolutely nothing like the first book.
Sep 21, 2013 Catherine rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, it was great sequel to Truth and Humility. Lots of action and sweet moments. I'll definitely read the next in the series when it's released.
3.5 - 4 Stars

I enjoyed this book, it was just a completely different theme from the first book. It was almost like reading a completely different series. If you were looking for something along the same lines as the first book you read, this is not it. As another reviewer noted, this book is more action/sci-fi/suspense with some romance and steamy scenes thrown in. It's good to catch up with characters from the first book, but be warned that this is not quite the contemporary love story with fun
Charlotte Lynn
Sep 10, 2013 Charlotte Lynn rated it it was amazing

When Melanie Parker wakes up in an unfamiliar room with a killer holding her little boy she knows something is wrong, very wrong. A hooded stranger is standing in the shadows calling the shots. When she refuses to just give up, she learns more than she ever dreamed. That hooded stranger cannot hide his feelings for Melanie. He brings her into a scary and dangerous world that could end up killing them all.
Between Faith and Fear is a fast paced, page turner that I could not put down. I loved that
By: J.A. Dennam
Published By: J.A.D.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series: Captive Series #2

"Between Faith and Fear" by J.A. Dennam was some good read. I would suggest you read this authors' first novel 'Truth and Humility' first before reading this will make it somewhat clearer for you to understand just what has gone on earlier in the series leading into this one: "Between Faith and Fear." All I can say is what a thrill of a ride this novel lead me on. I
Karen Landolfi
¿Qué es ésto que acabo de leer?
Me siento completamente perdida. Me siento estafada. Todo lo que he sufrido en el libro anterior ha sido para nada. Fue un sufrimiento en vano.
Fue como si los personajes que ya conocemos del primer libro terminaran de alguna forma en otra dimensión.
Pasamos de una historia "normal" y hasta se podría decir que es acorde a la realidad... a una historia paranormal.
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Julie Ramsey
Aug 31, 2013 Julie Ramsey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
Between Faith and Fear
Captive # 2
J A Dennam

Melanie Parker's life takes a gut-wrenching

turn when she wakes up in a crumbling, unfamiliar

environment. Even worse, her small child is in
the arms of a certifiable killer, but Rena Hellberg

isn't the only immediate threat. Melanie's abductor

lurks in the shadows, a quiet, hooded stranger who's

calling the shots. When she refuses to play the
meek hostage, he reveals his darkest secrets in order to

gain her cooperation.

Though he can barely trust himsel
Up All Night Book Addict
Oct 17, 2016 Up All Night Book Addict rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Well… where to start. First off, this book is nothing like the first book. This one is teetering on the edge of sci-fi. And that isn’t a bad thing. This isn’t a mushy, happy ending type of book. It is raw and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
So, I am struggling to give you what I want to give you without being a spoiler. Secrets are reveals. Plot twists ensue around every corner. Like in the first book, no one knows who to trust… Only things are much more serious this time around. There is
Aug 13, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Melanie Parker's life takes a gut-wrenching turn when she wakes up in a crumbling, unfamiliar environment. Even worse, her small child is in the arms of a certifiable killer, but Rena Hellberg isn't the only immediate threat. Melanie's abductor lurks in the shadows, a quiet, hooded stranger who's calling the shots. When she refuses to play the meek hostage, he reveals his darkest secrets in order to gain her cooperation.

Though he can barely trust himself, he can't deny his feelings for a woman h
Aug 23, 2014 AdictaBooks rated it it was amazing
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Bueno entrando en materia esta segunda parte de la Saga Captive me ha sorprendido, porque no sigue para nada la línea argumental de historia romántica para nada como el anterior libro. Sino que la historia que se narra en este, es de intrigas, secretos gubernamentales, una historia de amor con muchos obstáculos para poder tener un futuro, miedos, inseguridades, confianza ciega, pasión y sobre todo un fuerte lazo fami
Cathy Brockman
Melanie lost the man she loved two years ago in a terrible tragedy, now she is haunted by his memory. Or is it more than his memory? She is abducted, but why? Is her captor holding her for harm or to protect her? If so from who and what? Could the man she loved ever hurt her even if he is a ghost? This one you must read.

This is the second book in the Captives series by J.A.Dennam and man oh man is it good. I loved the first one Truth and Humility where we meet all the characters in this one, but
Roni Guzman
Sep 06, 2013 Roni Guzman rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! It was amazing!!! There was romance, suspense, mystery, and HOT MEN!!! Once the book starts it doesn't stop. Melanie is one tough chick in this book. The way she deals with Rena and all the other obstacles that come against her. I mean the story literally takes place in a time span of about 3 days. The storyline is very different but I could not get enough of it. There are some revelations that happen at the very beginning of the book that will shock the HELL out of you!! I ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Kellie rated it it was amazing
Oh my God! Seriously?! I'm speechless, literally!! I read Truth and Humility a couple years ago now, and reread it yesterday after I saw J A Dennam had added to the series, but never did I think that the story would lead us here!!!

It's almost like the first book started out in one very specific genre and this one rockets off somewhere completely different?! However having said that, jeez did this author pull it off! She's rocked this story and I'm burning to find out what happens next! And I can
Apr 08, 2014 Clista rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
JA Dennam brings us the second book in the Captive Series. The Bennett and Cahill families, and their feuding. Truth and Humility was the back story about these families. It was Danny and Austin's story. Between Faith and Fear is the story about Melanie and Derek.
These suspenseful romantic stories are well written. The author has a knack for setting the scene so that the reader feels all the emotions the characters are experiencing. I enjoy how her words describe a scene or situation in such a r
Mg Herrera
Nov 09, 2014 Mg Herrera rated it it was ok
El segundo libro fue un cambio totalmente radical del primero, los personajes principales formaron parte del primer libro y también pudimos apreciar a Austin y Danny, PEROOOO el libro me pareció un poco irreal, no sé... la trama fue ummmm digamos que no era lo que yo esperaba, y siento que me dejaron muchos espacios en blanco por lo que no me quedo muy claro todo el asunto; leeré el libro que sigue porque aunque este libro no me convenció, si estoy intrigada con la relación Ty-Rena así que ...more
Jan 29, 2014 Sharon rated it it was amazing
I read this in e-pub format on my Nook. Loved this second book, especially since I didn't think there would be another after reading the first one. Loved how Melanie's strength and courage came through when the ones she loved are threatened and hurt. Happy about the surprise hero, and it was heart breaking all that he has gone through. Glad that Danny & Austin are included in this story as well. So glad this series is continuing and can't wait for the next one.
Michelle Grey
Aug 08, 2013 Michelle Grey rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed this follow up to Truth and Humility. The author has a gift for taking the reader along on a thrill ride from start to finish. Well-drawn characters that I was happy to reunite with took me right back into their "reality". If I could change one thing, it would be that I wasn't ready for the story to end when it did and I sincerely hope that there's a third book planned in this series.
Oct 10, 2013 Angarad rated it liked it
I agree with tje previous reviews, this book was totally different. Much less fun. But a lot of unexpected ups and down. It a real emotional rollercoaster.
However, I had some trouble believing in the story. Seemed like going too far sometimes, like it didn't feel real anymore. I felt a bit lost.
However, I loved the happy ending.
Aug 06, 2013 Katherin rated it it was amazing
SMOKING HOT HOT HOT!!! I got to beta read a copy and can I just say WOW! Loved it, fast paced, couldn't put it down, a true page turner. Loved the character development, especially Melanie. I can't say to much more or else I will spoil it for others. If you liked the first book, Truth and Humility, then I think you will love this second book.
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J. A. Dennam, an award-winning author and member of Romance Writers of America, resides in a small Kansas town with her husband and four children. Besides her great love for literary arts, her passions include fine art, culinary art and music.

Storytelling has been a part of her life since childhood, when insomnia forced a young girl of six into counting popcorn on the ceiling in the dead of night.
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