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Tired of being scared, she sets sail aboard a private yacht, hopeful that the open waters of the Atlantic will give her and best friend Eric a much-needed respite. As if trouble followed her, the yacht catches fire. Stranded in the ocean, cold, hungry, desperate, and alone, Eric and Indi struggle to survive.
Hendrix is pure alpha male: Hendrix has plans for Indi, dark plans that will put her life at risk. If only Indi could connect with him, it might be more than just lust on the line Enslaved by the Ocean is a steamy romance and the first in the Criminals bwlla the Ocean series. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
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Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention bella jewel next book modern day best friend wait for the next enslaved by the ocean friend eric looking forward alpha male darkness lies highly recommend cliffhanger day pirates must read loved this book even though indigo and hendrix twists bellw turns catches fire story line.
Showing enslavedd reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. What plot there was, was forced.
The pacing of the story was wonky, and the whole thing smacks of Stockholm syndrome. There is no redeeming quality to the main male character.
We’re given a couple paragraphs explaining why Hendrix chooses piracy, and readers are asked to basically find him attractive after jeael murders police, because we need to see what a tough guy he is. What are the apparent themes in the book? Murderers can still be vella guys, so long as they don’t participate in sex trafficking. I wanted to love this book. Thd sounded like it was right up my alley! A modern day antihero pirate.
The premise definitely intrigued me, but sadly it didn’t deliver. It should be noted enslsved terms of plot that there are coincidences so fantastical that the chances of this ensoaved actually ever really happening in real life are about one hundred billion trillion to one.
Which would be fine if we were talking paranormal, supernatural, urban fantasy But I was prepared to overlook the complete unlikelihood of the plot in favor of strong character development and relationship building When I think enemies to lovers I imagine loathing being tempered by short exchanges where each sees the other in a different light, then a grudging respect forms, then shockingly the couple find themselves enjoying each other’s company, feelings are engaged and often fought – there’s lots of angst and intensity of emotion, until finally a connection is forged.
Here we went from almost immediate lust to pretty much insta-love on both sides, and I will be damned if I can figure out why in either case. I liked Hendrix and wished there was more back story on his character. I have no problem with an antihero killing – byy a logical reason, but I did find Hendrix’s murder of 6 tne men and trying to make the heroine feel responsible for it to represent a significant lapse in judgment.
Especially when all he had to do was yell “Hey Indi, I’m not selling jesel, you’re mine! I really didn’t care for Indi and I have a hard time really ensllaved on board with a romance when I don’t like the heroine.
I found her to be immature in both her speech and behavior. When she tells her friend Eric to not “make her regret her decision to save him” I really wanted to tell her to get over herself. Hendrix made a deal with her that he would let Eric go unharmed if Indi promised to not try to hurt herself she had an opportunity to kill herself and failed to take it, thus clearly she won’t and not to try to escape from a boat in the middle of shark infested waters where she’s out numbered to 1 and in return she gets free reign of the ship.
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This gets turned into her sacrificing herself for her friend because she is going to “let” Hendrix sell her. Apparently she is overlooking the fact that he could have simply trussed her up, stuck jewrl apple in her mouth and left her in his cabin like a Christmas pig, killed Eric AND still sold her and there was diddly she could do about it.
Meanwhile Eric is sleeping on the floor in a cramped cell in the hold and she’s traipsing about the entire ship at her leisure – but she’s “saving” him. I will say the sex scenes were very well done.
Hendrix is hot and I get what Indi sees in him in that regard, although again I would have preferred more relationship building and greater maturity on Indi’s part.
Overall it was a quick enlaved, it was different and it held my interest. I just wish I didn’t have so much to complain about. I am happy to say that Enslaved by the Ocean extended the winning streak for me with this author. I had this book sitting on my Kindle for months, and with the second book in the series being released soon, I decided to bump it up the TBR pile- and with the ending to this one setting up the next book for a new couple, I am glad it is only a week away!
Indigo has had a rough run over the past 16 years. First her father just ehslaved and disappeared from her life when she was just 8, then her mother died 2 years later forcing Indi into foster care. After navigating the system for years, she fell fast and hard for one of her foster brothers, eventually moving in with him when she turned Too bad his true colors never came through before that because he turned into an abusive bastard to the point where she had to shoot him in self-defense to keep him from killing her.
The hte only put him away for a few years, and after just one day out of jail, he is making threatening phone calls to her.
Not trusting that same system to protect her, she decides to move away and try to disappear. Enter the ill-fated yacht trip, and Indi is adrift in a lifeboat with her best friend Eric until the pirate ship arrives on scene to pluck them from the water.
The only sort of civil thing that I can say for Eric is that he is the most useless excuse for a friend I have seen. He appears to have a bit of unrequited love going on for Indi or he is just jealous of her, I am not sure which- but he does a lot of whining, complaining and condemning her for trying to save their bacon and not much else.
And yes, this is a modern day pirate story complete with big ships and swords although the modern conveniences of running water, phones oceab guns are available too. From the moment Thee and Eric are picked up by Hendrix and his crew, it is emotional overload for her and the reader.
Fear bordering terror, survival instinct, rage and lust all fight for dominance within Indi as she tries to process her new reality and find a way out before Hendrix can snslaved good on his threat to sell her to another pirate enslavec Chopper to settle his debt.
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Given free reign of the ship while Eric remains in the cells, she alternates between keeping him company and observing her surroundings. She decides to make the best of the situation, mingling with the crew and trying to befriend a few of them.
A few particularly funny moments ensue involving ropes, rum and really bad pirate jokes! For as much as I disliked Eric, I really liked Indi- she is a survivor, and she finds a kindred spirit in Jess aboard the ship. Hendrix puts up a good front to hide the mostly good man under the facade- not to say he is squeaky clean by any stretch but he is far from a complete scumbag.
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enslavdd He checked the boxes for me in a good way as a lickable long-haired hottie with a take-charge dominant personality kind of a necessity as a pirate captain but wow!
There is plenty of action and I never felt like any part of the story dragged. Of course the past comes back to haunt both Indigo and Hendrix leading to more of each of their backgrounds being filled in. And although we are left with a nail-biting moment to close the book setting jesel the next story as I mentioned earlier, Where Darkness Lies will be about Jess and Dimitri who is introduced in the last part of this story. So if you are ready for a little jewl, a little more heat and definitely some fun, go grab yourself a copy of this book!
If you enjoy Motorcycle club books or just bad boys in general then this should please you. While running from an ex-abuser, Indigo takes off with her best friend Eric but they get stranded after an accident.
A ship comes by and rescues them but it’s not out of the kindness of their hearts. Lcean is the captain of this pirate ship but his intentions toward Indigo are not good. She does what she needs to do to save her friend and herself.