Monday 11 November 2013

Madeleine Abducted by M.S Willis


She was meant to be his destruction…
A pawn played in a perilous game between father and son…
Yet, her strength was more than either man could imagine. 
As Maddy learns to save herself… 
She becomes the one thing that could set the son free.

Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron.

Seemingly dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse. 

A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places.


I regularly take part in a Showcase Sunday piece with other bloggers to show what books we have each bought or received this week, and one of the books I saw was Madeleine Abducted. I read the blurb and my interest was peaked, it didn't sound like it was going to be a happy book and is definitely not my usual type of reading, but something compelled me to read it and I ended up downloading it from Smashwords.

I was right in my assumption that this was not going to be a happy book and the author clearly states this right at the beginning. So you cannot accuse her of leading you into a false sense of security, as it is at your own doing that you choose to read this.

Maddy is a very shy, introverted girl who likes to hide from the world behind her music. After performing at a concert, a man appears backstage with a token gift for her, which Maddy shyly accepts. Maddy soon after finds herself captive in the cruel, sadistic world of The Estate and a slave to Aaron. Aaron never intended to take Maddy as his slave and he and Maddy are both at the hands of his cruel Father. He however feels that the only way he can 'save' Maddy is to treat her like a slave, and not give her any false hope that she has any chance of escape. Although Aaron appears cruel to Maddy and to the reader at first, he is actually doing all he can to protect Maddy from the clutches of his seriously sick and twisted Father and his men, who would do far worse to her.

I did question Aaron's motives at first at his attempt to 'protect' Maddy. I think he could very easily have explained why he needed Maddy to take on the role of a slave rather than leaving her to believe that he was as horrible as the other men on The Estate. I also thought that Maddy developed a severe case of Stockholm Sydrome in her attempt to survive as she seemed to take to her supposedly unwilling captor very quickly!

There were some really horrible scenes in this at times that I physically found myself wincing over and feeling very glad that I myself was safe from this horrible world. Aaron's Father is definitely the villain of all villains for me and definitely one of the worst characters I have ever had the displeasure of reading about!

That said, I was completely absorbed in the world of The Estate and despite Aaron's character at first, I found myself warming to him and some of the scenes with him and Maddy were undeniably steamy! 

This is a very dark read and definitely not for the faint hearted, but it is incredibly gripping and despite some of the darker scenes, I could not put this one down!


Madeleine Abducted is available from Smashwords


  1. This one sounds interesting Laura!

    1. It does! I just had to read it to quell my curiosity!

  2. That does sound interesting, not something I would normally pick up...but I might now.

    I would like to inform you that I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. I hope you accept and join in the fun of this blog prompt. See my post for more details.

    1. I just could not put it down! Thank you so much for the nomination :) x