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Summary

I don't like to be touched. I'm the hacker-geek-goddess of the FBI. When I'm hiding behind my screen, I'm a safe distance from everyone; isolated, powerful. No man has ever touched me, but when I'm captured by Colombian drug lord Andrés Moreno, I no longer have the right to refuse. He's scarred and scary, and his cruel brother Cristian has tasked him with breaking me. I try to fight, but I can't escape his strong arms and harsh discipline. He demands that I accept his touch, and my virgin body can't help but respond to his masterful manipulations.

The longer I remain trapped with him, the more I come to suspect that I'm not the only captive in his brother's home. Andrés' scars go deeper than the wicked furrows carved into his flesh, his pain reflected in the dark demands he imposes upon me. His obsession is twisted and wrong, but maybe I'm twisted, too.

Do I want to be rescued from him? Or is he the one who truly needs saving?

©2017 Julia Sykes; 2018 Julia Sykes (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks

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Not that dark but still a good story

I enjoyed the book. However, I didn’t find it very dark at all. Sam may have been abducted but she was never really tortured and everything that happened was kind of with consent, It’s more like a BDSM training instead of real dark romance. I enjoyed it as it was somewhat like 50 shades on steroids but it really lacked darkness.
The narrator was good but her male voices were lacking and her Latino accent was not good at all.

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Nonsense

This was a load of rubbish. The heroine was just really un-likeable and the story line was complete nonsense. Narrator had a really weird inflection to her voice. It could have been so much more. I have no problems with the writing style it just needed a bit more depth for me. Someone else might love this book.

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Fantastic story

Absolutely loved this story I just could stop listen to it can’t wait to hear more in this series, the story line grips you right from the start to the very last paragraph.

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Great Story

This was a great story! Actually got it because Joe Arden is listed as one of the narrators on the cover but he isn't narrating at all. Only disappointment for me.

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Stimochold syndrome but dirty

I liked the story, but it was a little repeating. Specially the first 2-3 hours.
But I liked the ending.
Narrator did a good job.

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🔥,🔥entertaining

I enjoyed this as a compact naughty story, just the right amount of kinky and story line to keep it interesting, the reader was good not to wooden which I find in a lot of readers. Overall I enjoyed it

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I love it!

Wasn't sure about the sexual assault vibes at first but I loved it. the story is so fantastic... I was so annoyed when someone needed my attention and made me pause!!!
Lucy did a great job... Joe Arden didn't even say anything, don't understand why he was listed as a narrator for the book.

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this book is in the female POV

this book is from the female POV and is narrated by Lucy Rivers who does a great job. (It's the second book (claiming my sweet captive that is narrated by Joe Arden, its the same story but from the male characters POV. I found it really helpful to listen to this book also as it helped to understand where his head space was at).
there's not a great deal of story to this book. An FBI agent is held captive and trained to become her captors sex slave with a hint of romance and a few elements of BDSM that some people may find uncomfortable to listen to, I found it a bit uncomfortable in this book but less so in the second once the understanding behind it was made clearer. however it may be triggering for some as most of her consent is forced in one way or another.

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Jodi

So having read a review that basically slated this book I was nervous to do a review however here goes. Joe Arden where were you ? The female voice actor did slip every now and again but otherwise ok.
The story line initially I was concerned it would become full blown Stockholm syndrome and the female character would be a victim however pleasantly surprised by how after everything she had been through she came out the other side stronger and knew exactly what she wanted.

Will I be reading the rest of the series more than likely.

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Joe Arden ???? No it was only 1 pov

Female narrator did a great job but joe Arden never spoke not once . But it was overall enjoyable

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  • 25-03-18

Dissapointing

I hate stories about women who are supposedly smart but equally dumb. I like a good captor and prisoner story but not when the prisoner gives into sexual satisfaction in 1 day. Sexual release does not cloud ones judgement that much that quickly. It's absurd. I understand the woman maybe being forced to experience pleasure but that should in no way impede her judgement. This was not good, sorry.

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  • KDM
  • 13-02-21

Really enjoyed Sweet Captivity

This was a HEA captive story. Please be aware of that before you read. Andres was such a "good" captor. I don't want to give any spoilers, but you really felt for him and are really happy they get their HEA! My issue with the book, is that Joe Arden is listed as a duet narrator and HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A SINGLE WORD IN THE ENTIRE BOOK. I prefer duet stories so that along with it being Joe made me get the book. He needs to be removed from the book, very misleading.

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  • NisaWelton
  • 12-07-19

Where was joe

I listened to the entire thing all the way to the end and I never heard Joe Arden not even once! There was no preview for the next book on my audio version. I’m highly disappointed.
Now for the book, I’m not really sure how to describe my feelings. I like Lucy but absolutely hated her voice for Andres. It was not very good. I am Hispanic so I can say that her “Columbian accent” was crappy. It was distracting. I hate that I have to buy a separate book to hear the male POV. I’m not convinced on the validity of this book. I read the first book and absolutely loved it. Stealing beauty was a complete story that made sense. This book felt unbelievable in a bad way. Not worth my credit

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  • Tamar
  • 13-03-18

all sex no story

I was disappointed that Joe Arden didn't read until bonus feature at the end. Aside from that, this had a lot of sex and BDSM and little to no story line. If you are looking for a nice romance story, this isn't it.

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  • Jessica
  • 19-03-18

Holy hotness

This book has a lot of hot sex scenes and the story is good. I do wish the author had made the story longer and had more action scenes with Samantha and andres brother present. I also wished the author showed more of Samantha’s skill set. All in all if you are looking for a hot romance this book is it!

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  • Christine Durbin
  • 20-03-20

Good, but narration info is wrong

Joe Arden was not anywhere on this audio book, which was disappointing, as that was a big selling point for me

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  • Douglas Murray
  • 10-06-19

Wildly Inconsistent.

The book is anything but stable in several areas. The lead heroine is weak and utterly unbelievable in ‘acts’ I & I. She becomes a somewhat good character in Act III but is still unbelievable. The plot is bare thread and just enough to move the story along. Although I listened to the entire book, I wish I hadn’t. I’d pass on this book; there are better out there.

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 14-08-18

NOT sweet. VERY dark.

SWEET CAPTIVITY is a full length novel told entirely from the heroine’s point of view and narrated by Lucy Rivers. CLAIMING MY SWEET CAPTIVE is now available separately on Audible and told entirely from the hero, Andres’, point of view narrated by Joe Arden.

SWEET CAPTIVITY made me uncomfortable. There is nothing sweet about it. The heroine, Sam, is a newbie FBI Field Agent (but has been in the FBI for some time prior as a “hacker geek” agent). She is kidnapped and subjected to terror and sexual initiation at the hands of a Colombian criminal, Andres. She is leashed, and sexually objectified and humiliated. I did not like any sex element of the story.

Narrator Lucy Rivers is wonderful. She performs all the voices including the Colombian criminal brothers, one of whom is Andres. I thought her accents and voice characterisations were great. But I was torn. The way she spoke was erotic, but at the same time, my skin crawled because of this: I just can’t connect with the Stockholm Syndrome-style ‘love’ story as it is fundamentally not love to me, but a psychological survival mechanism. It’s a style of story I’ll avoid in future. Way too dark for me. However, I know other readers love this style of story.

If you like the mind-twisting darkness of such stories, you will love this. There is a twist to this story which should have made me sympathise with Andres more, but by the time the information was revealed I was past caring for him. I think the information should have come sooner. More forgiving readers will see Andres as a tortured, protective and loving hero. And compared to his sadistic brother, he is. I just could not find this story romantic or see the couple as sharing true love. So this is definitely for lovers of very dark storylines.

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  • Winsome
  • 21-03-21

Freaky Good!!

Be aware that Joe Arden doesn't narrate in this book, but in the follow up, telling the same story from his POV. Both books are worth the time. Subject matter is not for everyone, but the overall story and performances were great. I couldn't stop listening until I completed both the books in less than 2 days.

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  • Nicole B.
  • 02-03-18

Taboo but not to dark

I really enjoyed this Audio. This is a new narrator to me and it took me a moment to get used to her voice. She has quite a purr to her voice that I’m not used to hearing. I do believe she did a good job, she pulled off the scared and terrified aspects of the character as well as the strong and fierce ones. The story was well written. Definitely a sexy, taboo, kidnapping but still find love story. I liked how the author worked in aspects from Samantha‘s childhood they gave the story more depth. It was hot but I do not feel it was a dark romance. If you like the kinky and taboo but can’t handle the dark this is a great audio. It does not cross lines although they are mentioned in the story that I consider to be in the category of dark. The bonus story was perfect. I love the narrator who performed Andrés. The accent brought the character even more to life for me. I almost wish the whole book was dual narration. Both narrators have very sexy voices. I look forward to hearing more from this author.

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