Book Review | Free Hostage by S. Ann Cole

This is a new author to me and I bought this book purely out of curiosity when I saw the author was a fellow Jamaican. I promise my review is 100% unbiased! I actually planned to just not leave a review if I didn’t like it 😉.
I’m so glad I didn’t have that dilemma.This book came out of nowhere and completely amazed me.




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My name is Timberly Day. I don’t drink, but I do know things.
I know the heart beats over 100,000 times per day.
I know for every one second, lightning strikes the Earth 100 times.

I also know that Jaxon King—the bloody tosser!—is a muddler.
A manipulator. A liar. A con, a thief…and a closet nerd.
He’s as beautiful as innocence, as harmless as a feather.
Except, it’s all an illusion.

I see him and I see lies. I smell him and I taste deceit.
And still—fool that I am—I rush in.
His eyes are like ice. His tongue is like fire.
His lies are white, but his touch is red hot.

I had the chance to run.
I didn’t.
Now, I am a part of the game.
And the only way to win…is to give in.





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What in the world did I just read?!! I’m not sure what I was expecting but it wasn’t that. It was so much more! Amazing characters! Amazing plot! This book was F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!

I love characters like Timberly. Both she and her BFF/Sidekick/Partner in Crime Melanie are super intelligent tech geniuses. She started college at age 13 and has multiple masters degrees and PhDs. She is also an oddball with many quirky habits including spewing random facts at inappropriate times. She finds it hard to make friends and blend in which is why she and Melanie stick together and are partners who travel the world on contracts and missions that call for their expertise.

On one of these missions, she gets kidnapped by super sexy con-man and professional thief Jaxon King after she catches him in the act of stealing a priceless object. Oh Jaxon! Jaxon King just became a new favorite book boyfriend. A possessive alpha male that shows no emotions. Timberly nicknamed him “Brick” because she felt talking to him felt like talking to a brick wall. However we see this man who always has his feelings under control start to crack as he develops feelings for Tim. First we have jealousy and anger when another guy on his team starts getting closer to Tim and then by the end this guy is completely swoonworthy!

“You either want him, or you want me, but you can’t have both.. Choose, a better man would say. But I’m not a better man. I’m the best man. And I’m not giving you a chance to choose. Because I already chose you.”

There is also an underlying humor that runs through this book. There were so many moments that made me laugh. Most of these come from the innocence and naivete of Timberly. She has no experience with men and has never even considered becoming intimate with a man. Of course those feelings change when she meets Jaxon and I just loved the dynamics of their relationship.

This storyline is so unique, so refreshing and so entertaining! There were so many criminals and con-men/women that I was trying to figure out lies from truths. I loved the mission scenes and what they had to go through to plan a good heist. Overall, this was such a great, enjoyable book! Please, please give it a try! Highly recommended!

5 Stars
Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Light to Moderate
POV: Heroine


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