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Review: Between Faith and Fear (Captive #2) by J.A. Dennam

Between Faith and Fear CoverTitle: Between Faith and Fear (Captive #2)
Author: J.A. Dennam
Genre: Romance/Action
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book description:

Book 2 of J. A. Dennam’s Captive series:

Melanie Parker’s life takes a gut-wrenching turn when she wakes up in a crumbling, unfamiliar environment. Even worse, her small child is in the arms of a certifiable killer, but Rena Hellberg isn’t the only immediate threat. Melanie’s abductor lurks in the shadows, a quiet, hooded stranger who’s calling the shots. When she refuses to play the meek hostage, he reveals his darkest secrets in order to gain her cooperation.

Though he can barely trust himself, he can’t deny his feelings for a woman he should have left alone. It wasn’t his intention to bring her into a world he’s trying to break free of, but he refuses to let it destroy her. The formidable legion of enforcers who took him and made him one of their own won’t tolerate rebellion of any kind. But they’ve never dealt with such a stubborn recruit…or one with so much to live for.




What a WILD ride! This book had me on pins and needles! I was anticipating what would happen next during each scene, and there were so many plot twists, I was amazed! I felt like I was in an action movie. I also mentioned something similar when I read the first book (Truth and Humility). The twists and turns along with the shocking surprises really captivated me, and I was glued to this story! 🙂

If you read the first installment, you know how it ends. It was so sad, I cried, because of what happens with Derek. Don’t get me wrong, the ending was a ‘Happily Ever After,’ but it was bittersweet to me. Once I began this book, I remembered how I felt and reading what Melanie’s life is like after a couple years, made me tear up. Her sadness and her loneliness really broke my heart. Her only joy and reason to smile is her son, DJ. 🙂 No one could’ve imagined what was going to be revealed next…

…and I can’t even tell you! ECK! I know you must be wondering, “How?” “Why?” “WHAAAAT IS IT!?” But I’m sorry. My hands are tied, and I can’t say a word! 😉 I’m not kidding when I say I really didn’t see any of this coming. Once I thought I knew what was going on, or tried to think ahead of what would happen, I was shot down every time. This story was full of wonderful mysteries. I couldn’t put it down!

There is so much action and suspense (with romance) in this book, I was on the edge of my seat. It was amazing! Really entertaining and engaging! Another win for J.A. Dennam! Can’t wait to read what happens next in the third installment! 🙂

jadennamAbout J.A. Dennam:

J. A. Dennam, an award winning author and member of Romance Writers of America, resides in a small Kansas town with her husband and four children.   Besides her great love for literary arts, her passions include fine art, culinary art and music.

Storytelling has been a part of her life since childhood, when insomnia forced a young girl of six into counting popcorn on the ceiling in the dead of night.  Confessing her problem to her older sister, the two girls decided to tell each other stories to entice sleep; however, the inevitable snore always tore through her sister’s nose before she could utter the words ‘Once Upon A Time.’  So, the stories began to flow in silence, her imagination taking her to quiet, private places so enthralling, the trick was suddenly to stay awake.  Each night, she went to bed anticipating the continuation of the adventure that had been interrupted by sleep the previous night.  Soon, insomnia was no longer a problem and the stories would sometimes take months to complete.

Those habits carried on to adulthood until the need to purge her stories demanded she put them in print.  Her fascination with romance, fast cars and adventure films is what structures her stories today, making Romantic Suspense the genre she was simply born to write.

For over twenty years, Ms. Dennam has been ensconced in her career as a painter of Western art.  In the meantime, however, she managed to complete three novels: FLESH OF ANGELS, FLESH OF THE FATHER, and TRUTH AND HUMILITY.  The recent decision to forgo her fine art career in lieu of her writing career was a simple one.  Her passion for writing far outshines all other passions and she has only just begun to build her list of achievements by entering writing contests, joining local writer’s groups and stocking local bookstores with her titles.

Ms Dennam is proud to announce that she is now represented by Marisa A. Corvisiero, Esq. with the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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