If you have read The Replacement, which I highly recommend, then you will already know about Christian Walker. He is rich, gorgeous, successful, and married…all the good ones are. Well, that doesn’t stop him from being attracted to a certain waitress who has had her share of encounters with men, including the married ones! What starts off as an attraction soon becomes an all-encompassing obsession. He wants Elise, he lusts after her, and just one little taste of her isn’t nearly enough.
The Prisoner is told from Christian’s perspective. I always enjoy reading a book that is told from the male character’s point of view. I wanted to know how Christian became involved with Elise, why he had cheated on his wife, why he wanted to claim her so badly.
Christian and Elise have chemistry, they seem perfect for one another, but Christian knows that he isn’t the man that holds her heart. Despite offering her the world, Elise still doesn’t want to give him anything other than the occasional roll in the hay. He is in love with her and is willing to give up on his marriage, to do whatever it takes to have her, but she isn’t really his for the taking anymore.
Elise tries to cut him out of her life, she tries to move on, but Christian is a man who is used to getting what he wants and doesn’t want to let her go. She is a temptation that he just can’t get his fill of.
She is no longer dirty. She’s clean. She tried to tell me, but I didn’t want to hear it. She tried to escape my dark world, but I continued to lure her back in, continued to perpetuate the cycle. How can an angel fly when her wings are clipped? How can she be free when the thin line between love and obsession are blurred, distorting her path?
This was a quick read, one that satisfied all of my curiosities about Christian Walker. If you loved The Replacement, then I know that you will enjoy this side of the story. It is not a re-telling of the same story…you will learn about Christian and discover what went on in their relationship through his eyes.
* 4.5 Stars *
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