Michelle Davidson Argyle
The Breakaway #1
Released May 1st 2012
When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she’s missing. Escape isn’t high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she’s part of a family—even if it is a family of criminals.
But she’s still a captive.
In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she’s falling in love with him.
The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn’t sure she wants to take it.
The Breakaway is a CAPATIV-ating (pun intended! xD) novel about a girl kidnapped for something that she didn't see. She is held prisoner in her captive's home, with the expatiation that she will learn to be happy with his family and never want to leave.
I am not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I loved the writing, I read the whole book in one sitting, but I thought that it would be a more terrifying setting. I mean, sure, they kept Naomi is lock in a room, sometimes a couple of days without food, and is told frequently that if she tries to escape, she will be killed. But her 'cell' is a bedroom - with an on-suite, she is giving proper meals, books to read, birthday presents, and is allow to have a relationship with one of the captures. It's not really a situation that leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering whether or not she will live.
Also, the MC bugged me. She was always crying and cowering - which is understandable, but I really don't like reading about weak and whiny characters. It gets on my nerves.
All, in all, though, I was an enjoyable read. The Breakaway is a good novel to fill an afternoon.
3 out of 5