Published by Kindle Press on May 23rd 2017
Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.
Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.
To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.
Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.
[This novel contains adult situations and is only suitable for readers who are 18+]
Ensnared is a futuristic Beauty and the Beast retelling with a robotic twist. Alainn comes from a family of super geniuses—though being quite average in intelligence herself—but there’s no denying she’s gusty and perhaps a little bit reckless. After all, pretending to be a robot in a secluded tower with a strange man isn’t easy, especially when the stakes keep raising. Lorccan, her mysterious buyer, wasn’t at all what she was expecting.
The first half of Ensnared was actually very interesting. Despite being a bit of a retelling, overall I felt the storyline was unique. I’m not a big fan of futuristic settings or robots, however, so the last half fell flat for me when the focus shifted from Alainn and Lorccan in the tower to the bigger picture of the AI threat. Another issue that I’m nitpicky about is the romance itself. It didn’t feel like it was genuine enough to me. I’m not sure what they saw in one another. But I did like her brother and a certain someone together. I think they had more chemistry in so few lines compared to Alainn and Lorccan.