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Review: Hell’s Hilltop (Captive #3) by J.A. Dennam

Hell's Hilltop CoverTitle: Hell’s Hilltop (Captive #3)
Author: J.A. Dennam
Genre: Romance/Action
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book description:

The fiery Captive Series conclusion that has fans diving for cover:

Burning out of control, Rena Hellberg has rightfully earned her reputation as a maniacal loose cannon. Her checkered past is riddled with holes, and as she faces life in a maximum-security psychiatric ward, fate grants her a second chance. Now she’s free, an escaped convict who is searching for the answers that could either prove her innocence or her guilt. When her murderous journey lands her in bed with the man she’s labeled a traitor, Rena faces her biggest fear of all: losing her heart to the enemy.

As a fireman, Ty Ferguson lives to help those in need. Captivated by Rena’s natural elegance, contradictory attitude, and hidden vulnerability, he can’t deny his building attraction for her. But when he puts it all on the line, the beautiful fugitive proves to be even more sensuous, more unpredictable and more dangerous than originally thought. Is her illness catching up with them both? Can he save her from herself? Or is there more to a story that is bound to end with them both going down in flames?


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I’m sad as I write this because I know this is the end to my favorite action/suspense series!! 😦  But, this was THE perfect ending because it wrapped up all the amazing storylines wonderfully. As J.A. knows how, this book is full of twists that will have you amazed! The writing is superb!

In this last installment, we finally get to read what the heck is up with Rena! **SPOILER ALERT** As you may recall, we first met Rena as the crazed, psycho ex who was after Danny and Bennett. We all thought she belonged in an institution but (as we later find out) there’s a whole lot more to her story!

Now that we get to read who she really is and the reasons behind her odd behavior, we realize how much torment (emotionally and physically) she’s been through since she was just a kid! She can’t fully distinguish what’s real and what’s a facade, because of the many medications she’s been fed. As she begins to get clarity and get a grip on what she plans to do next, she gets an unexpected partner: Ty. 😉

Oh, Ty. *fans self*

He’s a firefighter.

Andddd he was Mr. February.

Yea, just let that sink in for a second.

Done? Ok.

So, as I was saying, Ty is the one who becomes her ally as she tries to smooth things over with all the people she’s wronged. He sees that she isn’t the person everyone has made her out to be, and wants to help her. And Rena, as much as she doesn’t want the help, enjoys it–and him. 😉

Rena is unpredictable and intense, but Ty can’t seem to let her do this on her own. She needs to find answers and help save those she loves, before time runs out for them; and Ty, no matter how much she drives him crazy, will do nothing but support her in any way he can.

Ahh! I’m going to miss this story so much, you guys! THANK GOD I have these books to read over again! And boy will you want to too! Once everything gets summed up, all the lights will start lining up, the dots will start connecting, and everything will start clicking! 😉  With all those cliffhangers and details about the “organization” and “ghosts,” you’ll definitely want to go back and say, “Ah ha! So, that’s how!” and want to experience the ride all over again. 🙂

If you haven’t read this series, sorry for spoiling some things for you. :/  BUT, now is your chance to dive into this romantic, action packed story that will blow you away! Great job, J.A.! Can’t wait for what’s next from you!

Go on! Catch up with Captive Series!! Get the prologue FREE for a limited time! 😀

(Book 1)           (Book 2)          (Book 2.5)

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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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