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(Criminals & Captives #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  4,835 ratings  ·  710 reviews

I’d never even kissed a boy the night I met Stone. The night I saw him kill. The night he spared my life. That was only the beginning.

He turns up in my car again and again, dangerous and full of raw power. “Drive,” he tells me, and I have no choice. He’s a criminal with burning green eyes, invading my life and my dream
ebook, 359 pages
Published January 27th 2018
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Jules Oh for the love of God, I HOPE SO!!! I fell in love with this series, and all the guys have such great potential for some amazingly hot books.
Jennifer Sirek I read this one first and then did not make a difference, part of me is happy I did

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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
I couldn’t wait to read this book! This author duo combined forces a couple years back with a book titled Prisoner. If you haven’t read it, take my advice and pick it up. This book is a bit of an offshoot of that book. Centered around a group of men who, as boys, were abducted and thrown into the child sex trade. They’d all gotten out and they all vow brotherhood, a combined force to take down each and every man responsible for the disposable things done to them in their childhood and teen years ...more
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Annika Martin and Skye Warren are a powerhouse writing team, and they proved it once again with Hostage. Dark and edgy, with brilliant writing and a mesmerizing plot, Hostage was everything I love wrapped up in one fantastic book.

"I let you live that night, and now you're in my debt. Understand? You're mine."

The characters in this story were unforgettable, each different in their own way but so perfect for each other. Stone broke my heart so many times over. His character was so well-written i
Jami Jones
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best books I've read so far this year!! Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin is a must read. This story has a way of dragging you in and not letting go. I was so engrossed in it that at some points I lost track of time. Just that good. The chemistry, the feels and emotions between Stone and Brooke were so strong I felt them. Stone had a way of pulling you into his world and Brooke, even coming from money was still missing stuff in her life. I really enjoyed this book and ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"But without the darkness, there's nothing left inside me. I'm hollow."

#MindBlown is how I feel after reading this incredible book. This series has made it to my #Favorites list which only applies to a very small percentage of books that I've read. I'm very drawn to broken bad boys, and this series has my cup and my heart running over. While Prisoner and Hostage are part of the Criminals & Captives series, they can be read as standalones. They take place during the same time period and share
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Oh my lord this book… THIS. BOOK. It’s been two days since I finished reading and I’m still breathless whenever I think about this story, I still don’t have the slightest clue how to put into words of the raw, utter brilliance that is HOSTAGE. Both authors write intense and captivating stories on their own – but these two teamed up make for one hell of an explosive duo!

Sooo… HOSTAGE. Innocent rich girl witnessing something horrible and gets abducted by the executing criminal and gradually but su
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Oh my goddess, this was so good!!!!! Luckily I started the book on a Friday night, I was going to wait until Saturday, which is my "stay up late to read" night, because I am tired from the work week on Fridays, but, I wanted to read it so bad, I decided to start it, and if I got too tired I could finish it Saturday. Nuh-uh, once I started it, there was no putting it down, there was no looking away, there was only the story. Not only did I stay up late, I had a huge book hangover that kept me awa ...more
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want to start off my saying I don’t think I can say enough words or give a worthy review of this spectacular book.
I absolutely loved Hostage and can honestly say it’s one of the best novels I’ve ever read!
From the very start it pulled my right in. Finished it with one go. But I had to wait a day to gather my thoughts and emotions together to write a review.
I’ll start with the characters.
Brooke is sixteen at the start of the story.
She’s such a strong young lady even though she doesn’t know it.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Skye Warren & Annika Martin ate brilliant together. Hostage is book 2 in the Captives & Criminals series but it can be read as a standalone. I have not read book 1, but will be rectifying that immediately.

Stone and Brooke’s story was one I didn’t want to end. I was consumed from the beginning and I didn’t want to put it down.

Brooke has groomed to be a socialite and to be prim and proper at all times. Most decisions are made for her. What happens when you witness a murder on your 16th birthday
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars!

I was SO excited to read Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin as Prisoner was a favorite of mine. It was action-packed with a suspenseful theme that honestly had me hooked. I loved Brooke and Stone. In a way their relationship could be considered taboo/unconventional but I honestly thought it was delicious and sexy. There was something about one another that kept drawing each other back. I honestly could not get enough.

While Hostage is in the same world as Prisoner and runs somewha
This is the second book in the series, but it's a standalone book, so you don't have to have read the first one in order to know what's going on with this one. They do intersect at times though, so if you have read it, you can enjoy getting that little extra from the book.

I have almost everything Skye Warren has written, and there's a darn good reason for that. It's because I love to get down and dirty with her books and her heroes. I really want to get down and dirty with Stone, because he's h
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
***The following is a review of the ARC which I received for free in exchange for my honest review.***

While reading the first few pages, I already knew HOSTAGE was going to be something special. Immediately, I was enthralled by the characters and what they were going through. I can’t define what exactly it is, but there is something about the way these women write that sucks me right in every time!

It wasn’t until the very end of the book that I realized that I had already been introduced to thi
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SUPERB!!! I am so in love with this book and the characters!! This duo w
has created such a great storyline with powerful characters!!!
Such a meaty, juicy plot!
I love anything dark, edgy and spicy so this book was right up my alley! The writing was flawless, the book full of angst and emotion and detail to sink your teeth into!
As I was reading, I was at the end of my seat. I practically devoured the book; in truth, I inhaled it.
I highly recommend this book even if you haven't read Prisone
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


A dark, thrilling, intoxicating and provocative romantic suspense that pushes boundaries of right and wrong, life and death, truth and lies. The title of this book aptly represents everything what Skye Warren & Annika Martin intended and that is to be held hostage. And yes, I was held hostage from the first page til the very end.


Hostage is not your typical romance but instead it is a story that grips you of the dark reality of life. A
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book turned my world upside down. It took me on a journey through the depths of hell and I came out at the end full of emotional bliss. Stone and Brooke have the most unique relationship. They come from different worlds but some how they are the same. They have both been through so much to where it doesn't seem like either of them can be healed and that they can't even heal each other.

Stone is so full of hate and rage. He lives in the past and wants vengeance for him and his brother's.
Katlyn’s Life of Books
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! THIS. BOOK. WAS. AMAZING! Books like Hostage are the reason I absolutely love Skye Warren and make me want to read so much more from Annika Martin. This book gave me all the ‘feels’ I love to experience while reading a novel. Heartbreak, suspense, giddiness, and those little knots in my stomach you get when an author’s writing provokes so much emotion in you, you end up with a book hangover for days.

Stone and Brooke’s love starts off as a slow simmer and ends up immersing you flames, they
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brooke is a formerly rich girl who’s family expects her to conform to their standards at all times. They are trying to keep up the appearance of being rich. At her lavish sweet sixteen party she has to escape for a minutes of respite. She witnesses a brutal beating of one of her dad’s friends. The perpetrator steals a van and takes her as a hostage. He intends on killing her but at the last minute he lets her go. The two form a dark connection. Stone can’t stay away from her even when it would b ...more
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Talk about a book that had everything. Action, suspense, a deep love and a taboo romance. This story sucked me in and held me captive. It was a beautiful and dirty and heartbreaking and I wanted more.

Brooke meets Stone on the night of her Sweet Sixteen. Kidnapped and meant to die for witnessing a murder, Stone found that he couldn’t kill this girl. She brought out something in him that he didn’t understand, and over the years, he was a shadow in her life. He appeared at random times and became a
Dark romance is a guilty pleasure. For the never simple reason that it delves deep in your phyche and kindles its most secretive desires. In the hands of these two authors, the guilt and the pleasure take a new, twisted, unbearably intimate meaning.

Imagine a flower of a girl and a soulless killer meet one night of terror. She sees something forbidden, he sets out to kill her. In the way to the dark deed, a connection happens, and their incompatible path changes course forever.

In a beautifully po
Nora Fresse
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a wild ride! This was such an amazing story. Skye and Anika are an amazing writing duo.

This story gripped my heart from the beginning. The characters are so intense and unforgettable.

Stone is a broken, angry man with many dark secrets and demons on his back. He takes care of his "brothers", whom he protects with his life. His priorities are his brothers and getting revenge. "One blade to protect my brothers, one blade for vengeance."

Until a sweet, innocent young girl crashes into his l
Bibliophile  Chloe
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh wowza! What a story! I will never look at a rivet the same way again! (Read the story, you will understand!) I want to be a rivet!

This is the story of Stone and Brooke. Their story has so much, and it's amazing how they come together!

Brooke is like a beautiful bird in a gilded cage.  A cage she so wants to escape from.  She tries so hard to be perfect that she becomes damaged in the most epic way.  She is fierce when she needs to be and loyal to a fault, what a true heroine should be!

Stone is
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"EXPLOSIVE Writing Team, Standing Ovations"

Annika Martin and Skye Warren did it again with Hostage. I couldn't believe that they could do it, and it was BETTER. HOTTER. A THRILL RUSH. ELECTRIFYING. A phenomenal writing team. I would love to see them pair up again, just to get the high off of what they could do with a third book.

Jacob Morgan and Lauren Sweet paired up again with the narration. And of course, the two blew it out the water once more. They were like dynamite, with the blast being fe
Jacquie C M
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Revenge and Redemption

Dark, gritty, compelling...such simple words to describe this complex story. Skye Warren and Annika Martin hold nothing back with Hostage. They've written a tale of revenge and redemption that had my heart breaking over and over again. The raw emotion and harsh truth of Stone and Brooke hit me hard, but I couldn't stop reading.

The opening chapters set the stage for Brooke and Stone's relationship. Brooke is sweet sixteen, but her soul is weary...her family isn't what they
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I am not disappointed by anything written by Skye Warren, in particular this story written by her and Annika Martin.
My high expectations were met, and the book had me captivated from the first chapter, making me turn page after page and leaving me unable to stop reading until I had finished the book.
As usual, the writing and style of the book is really good, making it even more enjoyable to read the story. The plot is well though out and develops in a good pace that doesn’t leave the
Wit & Wonder Books
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Raw, abrasive, hauntingly dark that consumes you. Hostage by New York Times best selling authors Skye Warren and Annika Martin have delivered a beautifully-damaged dark addition to the Criminals & Captives series and I couldn’t be happier.

Sky Warren has always written captivating tales, developed characters and plots so thick it leaves you mesmerized. But for her to pair up with the talented Annika Martin… watch out! These two EPIC
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

Clinging to your killer, that’s a powerful and horrible kind of intimacy. I used to think of intimacy as chocolates and roses and sweet whispered words. But it can be blood and violence and darkness, too.

Hostage is one deliciously violent dark romance. My favorite kind of dark romance is EXACTLY what's delivered on these pages, the kind that is both vicious and brutal yet still somehow finds a way to be sensual and sweet. Stone is brutal. He's dangerous and bloodthirsty and has one
Wow! I was not prepared for how much I would love this. I thought the first book was fine. Interesting enough to keep me reading, but I didn’t really connect with the characters. However, the overall story was good enough to make me want to continue with the series.

The characters, the story, the slow build and burn of the romance was just…perfect. I loved it, which was surprising because I thought Stone was a bit of a jerk in the first book. I’d definitely recommend this particular book. It wou
Jan Miller
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin is dark romance at its best. I loved Stone's nickname for Brooke of Little Bird. The authors were great building a story that spanned years. There is much more to the story than Vengeance, Revenge, Hope, Love, Healing, and Redemption. The imagery was incredible. Both Jacob Morgan and Lauren Sweet were great bringing the characters to life. I could sense their age differences of the characters portrayed, which added to the story. I loved it! Thank you Audi ...more
Tanaka The Bibliophile
"I’m a prop as much as the dress and the necklace. A networking opportunity like the spa day.”

Skye Warren and Annika Martin individually bring amazing books that make me all kinds of CRAZY. Like straight up straitjacket loco. I freaking adore them and their stories just rip my soul apart in the best way. Individually, they are a force but together they are mighty, monumental and powerful. Hostage is that birth to that amazing powerful. Seriously, this book is one of the best dark romances I have
April Symes
Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin is book Two in the "Criminals & Captives" series. This is the story of Brooke and Stone. This is a dark and delicious story that will leave your mind blown after reading. This series has made it to my Favorites list which so few do and I have to say, this immediately made the list. While Prisoner and Hostage are part of the Criminals & Captives series, they can be read as standalones. Once I started this book, there was no putting the book down, there was ...more
Paula D
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book keeps you on the edge all the way till the end. It’s heartbreaking, thrilling, gasping type read that you don’t want it to end. We are in 2 different worlds. Brooke is basically a princess on the outside but inside she’s starving. On Brooks birthday she meets Stone and her world changes. Stone is out for revenge and to protect his brothers in any way possible. This book made my heart beat wildly and I felt the pain I bawled. Definitely a dark romance story but so much more. 5/5 stars * ...more
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