Annie West on &amp;quot;Captive in the Spotlight&amp;quot;
she wants now she’s been released from prison (yes, prison!) but life isn’t so simple and the practicalities of leaving the past behind and getting on with her plans for the future throw up way too many problems.
One of those problems is Domenico Volpe: tall, dark, charismatic, powerful, sexy as hell and Lucy’s sworn enemy. The other is the press. Lucy walks out of prison to find herself confronted with a swarm of eager paparazzi dogging her every move, waiting for the next salacious tidbit in a saga of lust, betrayal and vengeance that will sell magazines world wide.
Lucy is caught – held captive by the media attention, by Domenico’s demands and by her confused reactions to the man she wants to ignore but can’t. For as he unwillingly lets her into his life she finds herself attracted to him all over again, despite the intervening years of pain and mistrust.
As for Domenico, falling for the woman he believes responsible for his brother’s death is untenable. What sort of man could do that? He’s caught between family loyalty and a growing realisation that Lucy isn’t the women he, and the world, had thought her. That beneath her veneer of unconcern is a woman still fighting the demons that threaten to consume her.
Determined to protect her, and his family, from press intrusion, he spirits her away to his private island off the Amalfi Coast of Italy. I think of Lucy’s story as a classic ‘out of the frying pan, into the fire’, and certainly the heat turns combustible when she and Domenico share his island hideaway. That’s when the fun really begins.
If you had to escape the paparazzi where would you choose to hide away? And who would you have as your companion?