Release Blitz and Review: Trapped
Title: Trapped, Caged #2
Author: Shay Savage
Published: 8-4-15, Shay Savage, LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Sports
My crazy neighbor lying naked in the produce section of a grocery store.
The sting of a knife as it slices through my flesh.
Now I know why they say life is never easy.
The soft touch of Tria’s hand against my chest is the only thing that keeps me going, but there are consequences. As a fighter, I should be able to deal with anything life throws at me, but there is one circumstance I simply can’t handle.
I only have one coping mechanism: a tube around my arm and a needle in my vein.
I felt my body tighten at her touch, and my skin tingled as her fingers moved over my chest and down to my abs. She took one finger and slid it over the ridge of each muscle. I caught her under her chin with my fingers and brought her mouth back to mine.
Open mouthed, I moved from her lips, up the line of her jaw, to her ear, and back again. With my free hand, I crept from her hip up her side, and my thumb stroked the skin of her stomach. I felt her hand over mine.
I started to pull away, assuming her intent was to tell me to stop, but her grip on my fingers tightened. Opening my eyes, I looked down at her and watched her tongue dart out over her lips before she slowly pushed my hand upwards.
“You sure?” I breathed, hating myself for even asking the question instead of jumping on the opportunity. In response, Tria rose up just enough to pull her shirt up over her head.
My cock tried to jump right through the material of my jeans to tit fuck her right there in her bra.
I had to physically restrain myself from the action as she settled back above me on her knees. The bra itself wasn’t unfamiliar—I’d seen all of her clothes in the drawers before—but having the lacy white material wrapped around her smooth breasts laid out before me was completely different.
I sat up and moved her with me until she was flat on her back on the couch, and I was hovering over her. I moistened my lips as I gazed down at the pale flesh before me with only a slight curve visible at the top of the lacy front.
As slowly as I could endure, I traced her skin from the edge of the thin strap around her shoulder and down to the mound of flesh against the lace edge. Barely touching her, I outlined from one edge over the curve, down into the slight dip, and back over again. My fingertip completed the trek back up to her other shoulder, and then began to make its way down again.
Once it hit the center of the dip again, I fanned out my fingers—still keeping my touch ultra-light—and stroked slowly toward the outside of her breast. I could feel my own breathing increasing in tempo with hers as I touched her through the thin material. I mimicked the motion with my other hand and the other breast, leaning in to kiss her shoulder as I moved.
Book 1 in the series, Takedown Teague, blew me away. Shay Savage can write wonderful stories! Book 2, also a fantastic read, picks up right at the end of Book 1 and the story of Liam and Tria continues.
Although there are many points of humor again in this story, overall it is a much darker read that Book 1. Liam has some demons beyond being an addict. Everything is still not in the open. His relationship with Tria continues to provide him strength. But those demons are always knocking on his door. Is Tria enough to keep everything at bay?
I love that the story is told from Liam’s POV. I think we get an insight, as romance readers, that is not typical for most books of the genre. Even books with alternating POV don’t always let us get inside the hero’s head to the depth that Savage takes us. Add in the fact that Liam is troubled, a cage fighter, and clearly devoted to trying to do better for Tria’s sake, makes him a wonderful Hero to read.
Shay Savage has comedic timing down solid! I could go back and re-read this story and still laugh out loud!
If you get the chance, I would recommended getting all three books at once and reading them straight through. The cliff hangers in book 1 and 2 will be frustrating and you’ll just want to buy the next one right away anyway! You will lose track of time, but the pleasure in seeing the story to fruition will be worth it. Book 3 is coming. I can’t wait to get my grabby hands on it!
* I received and ARC of this title for an honest review.
CAGED Series Reading Order
Takedown (Book One) Caged Series
Trapped (Book Two) Caged Series
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Released (Book Three) Caged Series
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Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms - especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich - and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.