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The Hostage Bargain

(Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  4,074 ratings  ·  475 reviews
I was a small-town girl trapped in a desperate situation . . . and then three hunky bank robbers took me hostage.

Sure, I'd always dreamed of escaping my life, but I was thinking Greyhound bus - not getaway vehicle!

Then I started asking questions, and I found out about their rules.

These guys have more rules than a grammar class. Except their rules are shockingly dirty. A
Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published March 6th 2017 (first published April 1st 2012)
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Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
Melinda Prescott grew up on a farm with her sisters. At the beginning of the story she was working as a teller in a bank trying to make some money to pay the farm debts. Suddenly - lo and behold - three robbers came and proceed to do what robbers usually do in banks. This part strongly reminded me of movie Point Break.
Point Break

Where the book diverged from the movie was the fact that Melinda hated the bank owner with a passion. Trying to be helpful she told the three robbers where the diamonds were hidden
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (10/18/2016)

Book 1. Series complete.

When small town girl Melinda Prescott is taken hostage by three hot bank robbers, she quickly discovers that a life of bank heists, luxury hotels, and kinky menages is way more exciting than working on the family farm. She should be scared of her dominating, fierce captors…but there’s something wicked inside her that’s craving to obey their every dark desire.

Melinda eagerly throws in with her three smoldering fugitives…and soo
Shelly Strange
This was a fun smutty read. It got a little too sappy and romantic-y at the end, but it was still fun and sexy. The guys were hot, there was some light BDSM. It was sort of a mix of racy contemp romance and a dash of dark erotica? Three mysterious bank robbers meet farm girl/bank teller who wants to rob banks with them. Kinky but not overly. Still, lots of sex. Not sure if I'll continue the series or not.

It's FREE on US Amazon: 7 FEB 2016
Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮

That's what this book is.

But it was also thoroughly enjoyable, fun and hawt.

At times I wanted more sexy and less inane ramblings from Isis, but for an amazon freebie, this was pretty good.

If you're able to ignore to how ludicrous most of the stuff that goes on in this actually is, it's a winner.

This gets points for lady Raahoshing. YAS. MOAR RAAHOSHING IN ALL THINGS PLZ.

I'm taking points off because there was not a foursome in this. Why have three dudes in the story....
Penny Watson
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review of The Hostage Bargain by Annika Martin

There are some books that have a premise that is so ridiculous, you just can't resist. (At least I can't). As soon as I saw the blurb for this book--a sheep farmer who is abducted by three bad-ass bank robbers and subjected to super pleasurable sexcapades, I thought--"I have to read this one!"

There are not many erotic romances that can weave together ridiculous humor, a complex and suspenseful story line, intriguing characters, and sex so smoky and
♡Karlyn P♡
4+! What a crazy sexy hot book! Three hot bank robbers take Melinda as a hostage, and gives her a thrill of a lifetime. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, and look forward to more adventures staring these four. There was some good cheeky humor, intense suspense (the bad guys have more bad guys after them!), hot m/f/m sex, some light bondage, and plenty of hot tubs. This isn't the hottest erotica I've read, but I enjoyed how the author wove in a solid suspense story too. It's a pure fantasy read and ...more
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

My Review
This one was certainly a fun read and I enjoyed it so much more than I was expecting to.
Its told completely from our girls POV and though it did work I would have also liked to have jumped into the men’s heads as well.
So Basically Melinda manages to get her self taken hostage by 3 bank robbers holding up the bank she works at.
Quite happy to go with them and assist just to get one over on the boss she hates and being a lot of an adrenaline junkie Melinda wants her time to last so decides to strik
Sophia Triad
I suppose there are girls that get excited thinking about stories of bank robbers and what a thrill it would be if they get kidnapped and held hostage by them and find true love finally.
Well, I am not one of these girls. If I see a gun point at me in real life, I will most probably faint. Or pee myself. Or both in no particular order.

Melinda is one of the girls who get excited –or maybe I dare to say also horny- with bank robbers. When a guy who is wearing a zombie mask is turning his gun to he
Melanie (mells_view)
Well dang. This was good!

This was actually really good. I was worried because the reviews seemed to be mixed.

A girl wanting out of her small town life. Three kinky bank robbers. Yeah there’s not much more to it. Some action. Some hot ménage. It’s honestly just a fun little read. Not too serious. A little bit of angst. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Maria Dimitrova
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 60%

I just couldn't tolerate the total divorce from reality. I mean 50 Shades of Grey has a more realistic plot.
Melinda is a cashier at her local bank, working for a boss she hates because she needs an income to look after her younger sisters. All she really wants is to escape and live her own life but her family is relying on her and she has too many obligations. She hates her life so much that when the bank is held up by three armed robbers she actually goes out of her way to make sure the guys find all the good stuff when they're raiding the safe. Then when she is taken hostage it looks like she might ...more
I really enjoyed this, it was a fun, exciting, sexy read.

The criminals themselves were all strong, protective alpha male types so that was a great start. They also like their sex kinky so again, that worked well for me.

There was actually more to this story than I expected. I was expecting a nice short smutty read and while there was definitely a lot of hot sex, there was an exciting plot which I really got into.

I'll definitely read more by Annika Martin, she writes steaming hot, kinky romance a
4 Stars!

Wow, what a great read! Admittedly, I picked this one up because I was just ISO some light and kinky goodness. This book definitely delivers on that front but it packs so much more. Very solid action suspense story to go with it that kept me glued to the pages. Loved the backstory of the characters.

Can't wait to read more of these naughty bank robbers and their hostage!
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

The Hostage Bargain is the first book in Annika Martin’s new series. Melinda is a bank teller who happens to live on her family’s sheep farm. In all seriousness, she doesn’t want to be a sheep farmer anymore but seeing that she is the oldest daughter, the responsibility of running the farm fell on her when her parents died. To help pay the bills, Melinda took a job at the bank. I have to say that I did find it a bit odd how quickly Melinda adapted to ever
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Kindle Freebie!! (Thanks for the heads up, Viv!)


When small town girl Melinda Prescott is taken hostage by three hot bank robbers, she quickly discovers that a life of bank heists, luxury hotels, and kinky menages is way more exciting than working on the family farm. She should be scared of her dominating, fierce captors...but there's something wicked inside her that's craving to obey their every dark desire.

Melinda's an all-too willing captive to thr
Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*
"A bank heist followed by an orgy is not typically on my daily roster."

Well, hot damn! Who would have thought that after a month of erotica failures (mostly—I did like one) I would find another winner?

This story had kind of a ridiculous setup, but I was into it. The guys were hot, especially Odin and Thor (my faves). Melinda aka Isis was a fun heroine, just the right amount of mouthy and agreeable. I think I might even finish off the series at some point! This was just so fun and delightful,
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: polyandry
Thank God I got it for free on Amazon because it was a huge let down. That is why I gave it 2 stars (and I never give a books 1 star so this is as low as I go).

The idea sounded pretty cool with the whole hostage-bank robbers scenario and I love a good 1 hottie-3 guys action as much as the next girl but the writing was BAD, the characters were surreal (and I don't mean it in a good way) and the whole story was OFF.

I don't really recommend reading it. Maybe only if you are stuck in a cabin in the
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The Hostage Bargain
After friend sent me link this I download the first book free & believe not couldnt put it down ... Maybe was the fact it was free,, Maybe was the fact I like the name of the Series(Taken Hostage by Hunky Bank Robbers series)But I stay cuz of the complex and suspenseful story line, intriguing characters, and sex so smoky and hot you're sweating as you read it.
Mandi Schreiner
Favorite Quote: “A bank heist followed by an orgy is not typically on my daily roster,” I said casually.

Melinda Prescott hates the owner of the bank where she works. She and her sisters own a sheep farm, and the bank owner holds the mortgage. After a barn fire a few years ago, and the death of her parents, her and her sisters were left with a big mortgage, and missed payments. So her relationship with the bank owner is rocky at best. When three masked men come in to rob the bank, she actually de
Nick Imrie
This is quite frankly one of the most ridiculous books I have ever read. I loved it.

The most hilariously enjoyable thing about this book is the sub-title: 'Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers'. If you are interested in kink then I'm going to disappoint you now: the kinkiest thing in this book is some mild spanking and a great many scenes in which really really ridiculously good-looking men demand that the heroine must obey them in all things then order her to have a great deal of thoroughly enjo
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: light-erotica
I really enjoyed the storyline in this one. I found it compelling and the addition of the sexy steamy scenes made it a nice little read. I found myself wanting to know more about the plot as I progressed and less interested in the sex. Overall, I think it was a good read.
May 01, 2012 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance
DNF - not feeling the characters
Very well written and edited. Major Cliffhanger.

I had low expectations, despite the high reviews, because of the cheesy subtitle, so I was very happy to find a complex, suspenseful, sizzling story about four complicated people in circumstances they didn't plan, who are making the most of the alternatives they have.

This story has a little bit of everything: life on the run, sweet farm girl, danger junkies, hot sex, deep emotional scars, even cliché death scenes (that somehow elevate beyond clich
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
So this book was cheesy and awkward, characters had no depth, basically, the girl gets “ taken” and starts banging the dudes... in the first chapter, but it’s so sooo unrealistic that it seems like that may have been the point!
Not the greatest book I’ve ever read, but also not the worst.

I looked and there’s several books in this series.. I don’t see myself continuing though.
Cute, short, hot. All good things.
A review for The Romance Reviews.

This is one of those books that I knew I would love just by reading the description alone. Happily, Annika Martin came through big time with THE HOSTAGE BARGAIN. From page one, it was an experience in humor, hotness, and hunks! How can any book get any better than that?!?

THE HOSTAGE BARGAIN is about a young woman named Melinda. She's--and I kid you not--a sheep farmer who is trying to make more money to save the family's farm by working in the local bank in her s
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly I'm just not sure...I'll have to read the rest of the series and get back to you.

I didn't realise this wasn't a stand-a-lone and yes that's on me since it's clearly states it's book one, I don't know why it was such a surprise but it was.
The book itself, I'm just not sure which seems harsh I know considering it had me hooked till the end,
I absolutely loved the start where the bank robbers rob a bank where all the staff hate the owners and not one of them would have tried to stop it, Mel
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe

“We’re criminals, baby. Everything we do is inappropriate.”

Well, this novel is about what the title suggest, it’s no brainer.

I didn’t like how the story started, I guess. I was thrown into an adrenaline situation and I haven’t had the chance to prepare myself. With that said, I wanted to read some introductions, anything about Melinda, her life, why she’s like that. But it was just pitch in along the way and so I never had the chance to connect with her.
“…thrill-seeking peop
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Why I Read this Book: After hearing about The Hostage Bargain and reading the blurb, I was insanely curious. The premise of a hostage falling for her abductors intrigued me. The premise for this book was over-the-top crazy but that’s what made this such a fun read.

What I Liked: Some of the circumstances that occurred in The Hostage Bargain were a little crazy and farfetched but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I knew going in that I was going to get a crazy tale and I think that allowed me to en
Heather in FL
Oh I can't wait for the next one, so I'm glad this was just a #1. So much fun!! Melinda/Isis cracked me up. I thought it was hilarious that she was helping the bank robbers while at the bank and then again when they were stuck in traffic and the cops were going car to car. I think she gave up her hair too quickly, lol, but it did the trick. I thought their first encounter in the car was hot. Well, heck, every encounter between Isis and Odin and Thor was hot. And I loved that she demanded her own ...more
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