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Girl Wife Prisoner by Hanna Peach
How far would you go to set yourself free?
Drake Blackwell is successful, controlling, and hiding a violent family past. He just made his latest investment: Noriko.
Imported from Japan, alone, and wed to a stranger, Noriko struggles to stick to the Rules of a Good Wife. Drake can’t seem to love her, not the way she wants to be loved. She dreams of freedom beyond the gates of Blackwell Manor.
She meets Keir, a passionate young gardener who shares her desire to break free. He gets under her skin and ignites a fire in her she can’t ignore. In the midst of her quiet desperation she thinks she has found happiness. And a glimpse of hope.
But this affair can’t last…can it?
Although part of a series, this is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger.
WARNING: For ages +18. There are scenes in this novel that infer or allude to physical violence.
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I read and enjoyed Hanna’s Bound series and when I heard that she was coming out with Girl Wife Prisoner I jumped at the chance to read it!
Girl Wife Prisoner was a page turner for me. I was curious to find out how Noriko ended up where she was at that moment in her life. My mind was all over with the possibilities and it was a question that kept running through my mind until the answer finally came out.
I am leaning both ways on how I feel about Noriko. I’m torn between sympathy and not quite understanding how she could have gone to the lengths she did, though I do understand near the end why she went the way she did. (How confusing am I trying to explain my thoughts without giving spoilers?) I think if it would have been a bit darker, a bit more menacing on the part of Drake, I would have tipped over to the side of complete sympathy for her. I think I would have liked it to go a bit more in depth inside of Drake’s head so we could see how much darkness truly resided there. As it was, I understood his reasoning behind some of the things he forbid, I would have fought it too, but I understand why he requested that one thing.
Now Keir I loved, thought his dream kind of took me by surprise. Why not though? He was definitely not like every other hero in a book. 🙂 My emotions while reading the book were tied to him mostly.
All in all this was an enjoyable read that left me pondering my thoughts for awhile after I was done reading. I really just wanted to analyze Noriko and her actions that she took and know what actually was the cause behind Drake’s violent family past. We have the rumors, I want to know what happened.
Girl Wife Prisoner was emotional with interesting characters and a great story line.
4 stars from me!
Thank you to Hanna Peach for sending me over a copy of Girl Wife Prisoner to read.
Hanna is the bestselling author of the Bound romantic suspense series and the Dark Angel fantasy series. Although she writes in more than one genre she can’t write a book without weaving together a complicated plot and filling it with twists. She writes what she believes: good people can do bad things, ordinary people can do great things, and choose love above everything.
Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Scotland, England, Croatia and Ireland – everything she owns fits into one suitcase. She’s planning her next move with her gorgeous (and understanding) partner right now. If not writing, she can be found wandering a dusty market in Marrakesh or trekking a mountain in Peru, often using her travels as settings in her novels.