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.
Reviews From The Nerd Girl Team!!
“WOW! Madeleine, Abducted is beyond unbelievable! I waited so long to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. M.S. Willis delivers a story that lures you in from the very beginning (and by the very beginning I mean the gorgeous cover), and keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entirety of your read.
Some parts of this book are indeed tough to read. As much as I wanted to put it down and walk away from it, I just couldn’t. From the moment Madeleine is abducted you are drawn into the terrifying world of The Estate, from which there is no escape. My stomach was in knots throughout the book as the author took me on the ride of a lifetime.
Two thumbs up!, Five stars!, A+! and whatever other top rating you can think of all apply to this book. It’s an absolutely gripping, fantastic read!”
“When I first heard about this book I knew it was one that I had to read. This book is dark, it has some difficult subject matter in that may not be for everyone and the ending is not a typical “Happy Ever After.”
This book had me at the Prologue…it sucks you in. The last sentence propels you forward..if you had any doubts about whether you would continue reading it, this last sentence cements your decision to keep reading.
“Her name is Madeleine Clark, and when she was abducted, she was not only dragged into hell….She took over.”
The book was pretty fast paced and the storyline progressed nicely. The characters were well-developed. Madeleine and Aaron’s relationship was a surprise for me….I didn’t think it would take on the twist and turns that it did. I was pulling for Aaron the entire book, hoping he didn’t lose himself anymore, than he already had. I hated Aaron’s father so much, It’s obvious that he is a horrible, twisted, depraved soul….but the lengths that he goes to, to torment people (even his own son) is just unbelievable. I would like to have known what really caused him to be the way he was…to have an insight to his sick and twisted mind. Xander….he is the reason (well one of the main reasons) I kept reading. I would like to have seen more from him…I know the story is about Madeleine (and Aaron) but there is something about Xander that stuck with me. He doesn’t seem to fit into “The Estate.”
The only thing that I really didn’t like about the book was that you don’t really get much insight to why “The Estate” was started. Overall the book was a great read and I will recommend it to anyone looking for a darker read.”
Tara“For me, Madeleine Abducted was a book of two halves. Although the prologue and first few scenes were amazing – totally had me hooked, very dark, evocative and promising of a gritty, emotional read – I found myself struggling with the rest of the first 50% of the book.The things that made me struggle? First off, descriptions. At numerous points, the description of seemingly pointless observations was just so in depth! For me, too in depth and over-described, to the point that I found myself skimming over certain parts.Also, occasionally, throughout the whole book, in dialogue and narrative, conversation seemed to be a little too formal to be believable to me.I also found the pacing of the story to be a little slow…BUT the story really picked up for me after the 50% point!The pace really picked up, there was more action, and Aaron ‘The Executioner’ Carmichael really grew on me!From the start of Madeleine Abducted, I really liked Madeleine. I could definitely sympathise and empathise with her! She was in a place where everyone could be made to feel sorry for her, but she never really felt sorry for herself. She was so brave and strong and never managed to be broken down, no matter what was thrown at her – and there was a fair bit!I warmed to Aaron pretty quickly too! Although he was a thief, a liar and a murderer, when he was with Maddy, he was different. Controlled, respectful, and at times, actually very sweet! The bond that grows between them is slow building, resulting in something beautiful, and although there were a few points that I didn’t understand, or agree with a decision that Maddy had made, overall their relationship did feel true to me.My favorite quote from possibly the entire book was, “I have no idea why you’re frustrated, you’ve taken me to the place where I most want to be; you’ve take me into your arms.” I loved this! So sweet!The climax to Madeleine Abducted was quite simply, brilliant. I was gripped, totally enthralled, and couldn’t have wished for a better ending! While the first half of the story left me some-what dissatisfied, the second half left nothing lacking.I am definitely looking forward to and, will definitely be reading the next book in The Estate series – Xander’s story! I really loved him throughout Madeleine Abducted, and can’t wait to see more of him!Overall rating 3.5 Stars”
Julie“The author, M.S. Willis, is known as a romance writer. This is not a romance novel! The book is well written, and the pace of the story was perfect for me. The author’s descriptions are vivid, and most of the main characters are fully developed. This book is dark and difficult to read at times. The Estate, at which most of the story takes place, is clearly a hub of corruption, power and evil–a den of iniquity.
I had a difficult time accepting the transformation of the main character, Madeleine, from a cripplingly shy musician into a take-one-for-the-team, do-anything-for revenge heroine. Although we all like our fictional heroes to be tough as nails, I just don’t buy two men, with limited weapons, fighting off a well-armed group of fifty or so thugs in order to save the girl.
This is a gritty tale of manipulation, abduction, violence, and enslavement. It is also a story of surviving in a harsh environment. Madeleine Abducted is not going to be to everyone’s liking, but if you’re looking for a dark, wicked read, pick this one up.”
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