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Publisher's Summary

Claire was held captive for 43 days by a man who did unspeakable things to her.

Three years after her escape, she gets her revenge. The only problem is, she's got the wrong man.

God help her if he escapes.

©2020 Kitty Thomas (P)2021 Kitty Thomas
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  • Categories: Romance

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So captivating!!

I read this book when it first came out. I always prefer audiobook format since I love to multitask so I was so happy when I heard this was being released as an audiobook!!

I loved the narrators! They only enhanced this story for me! I loved Tor Thom’s deep voice narrating Ari’s POV and Charley Ongel was perfect as Claire’s POV!!

Claire is quite the dynamic character! She starts timid, scarred by the horrors she endured in captivity. After spotting a man who she believes was her captor, she quickly shifts to cold and calculating, filled with rage and hell bent on getting revenge on the monster who held her captive. As the story progresses, she rediscovers her confidence and sense of self and has lots of hot and steamy moments along the way.

I’m pretty sure I say this about every one of Kitty’s male leads, but Ari is just molten sex appeal. I’d 100% recommend this book for him alone!

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Claire and Ari

This book was awesome! I loved Claire and Ari. Claire had so much guilt and anger bottled inside her i'm actually surprised she managed to kidnap Ari and do the things she did to him. When things turned around I didn't know how it was going to go down. I liked that we got to see Kane and Saskia that was a lot of fun. I really liked the chemistry and dynamic between Ari and Claire despite how their relationship started. The ending was a total shock! I did not see that twist coming! I love when I can't predict the ending it's so much fun! I really liked that this book felt like it had a complete ending even though most of Kitty's books tend to end on kind of a cliffhanger, I'm glad that didn't happen in this book Claire deserved to have a nice ending. A wonderful story.

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I loved the narrators in this book! They were so good. I really like this kind of dual narration because it's really hard to find. Instead of having the female narrate a whole chapter from the woman's point of view and the male narrator reading the whole chapter from the man's point of view they each do all of the lines for each the female and male lead and it goes back and forth throughout the chapter. Makes it feel like the narrators are the characters instead of just reading a book I really enjoy this style of dual narration. A great book!

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Loved this!!!

This book was many things; gripping, emotional, dark, kinky, sexy, and definitely not your norm, but that’s part of what made it such an engrossing, can’t-put-it-down book. Claire is a broken woman who had been put through hell 3 years ago. She may be physically free, but she’s not mentally or emotionally free. Which leads to bad choices and mistaken identity. And that leads her to Ari. Let’s just say their beginning was not what anyone would want it to be. But a change in circumstances leads to many changes, for both Ari & Claire (and some old friends 😊). I completely love Ari (loved him in The Con Artist too, which, if you haven’t read, get on that). He was everything at all times. And I loved him & Claire together. And there’s sooo much more I loved, but I’m not going to spoil it for you. Something else I really loved was the duet narration. Tor Thom especially. He’s got a voice you can’t help but get lost in. And Charley Ongel did a fabu job. Grab this now and find out!!

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Fabulous narrators

I loved this story and getting it in audio was fantastic. The narrators really brought the characters to life. Claire's vulnerability really comes through in the narrator's voice.

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Not what I expected.

I wish I would have known this was more of a BDSM kinda of book. I don't mind that really but I also don't care for the whole "pet" name calling and "sharing" among friends. I think this was a little degrading.
Not my cup of tea.

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5 stars for this audio!!!

I LOVED THIS AUDIO! This is one of my favorite books by Kitty Thomas and being able to listen to it was even better than reading it the first time. the narrator's did an excellent job portraying Claire and Ari and I can only WISH we can an audio next for Kane and Saskia!!! Tor and Charley would be perfect for this one as well. 5 stars as always!!!

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  • 10-01-21

Freaking awesome!

Oh I have read this book probably around 10 times, it’s a comfort read for me, might seem strange to some but oh well. However, I was overcome with giddiness when this arrived on audible, the duel narration and these narrators were everything I didn’t know I needed. I kept going back to listen again and again. Love all the dark and dirty being spoken aloud and laughing with the humerus parts. Highly recommend if you like some dark romance!

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Another 5 star story!!

Listening to this audiobook, was the second time I’ve revisited this story. Three years ago, Clair was kept hostage for 43 long days and tortured to the point where now that she escaped, she’s still unable to lead a normal or productive life. She’s always watching her back, just waiting to be taken again. Then she spots her tormentor and is torn up that he’s just living a normal life, doing normal things, like he’s a normal person. This angers her so much that her only choice is to seek revenge. She’s going to capture and torture him, just like he did to her, except, his death is going to conclude his captivity. It’s a fail proof plan, except that she captures the wrong man!! The majority of the story is about what happens after she realizes she’s caught and tortured an innocent and very attractive man, who’s hell bent on getting his revenge on her. Kitty’s writing is really above average, her mind is out of this world and her writing god(s) are unmatched and always help her produce stellar stories such as this one. Ive read all of her stories at least once, and am working my way to reading each once at least twice.
The narrators, Tor Thom and Charley Ongel did a great job capturing the voice of Clair and Ari. This was my first experience with the duet type of narration, where the woman narrator read all the female lines of speech and thought, and the male narrator read all the male lines and thought. It was much less confusing that other narrations of stories, where one narrator is portraying the parts of both the male and female characters. I’d definitely listen to other stories narrated by the pair.

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Even better in audio!

The narrators did an amazing job bringing this story to life! I know I'm in for a treat every time I open a new Kitty Thomas book, but the Escape Artist exceeded my admittedly high expectations! The Escape Artist is the story of Ari who we met in The Con Artist (if you haven't read this book then what are you waiting for?). A woman broken buy her traumatic past, a man both desperate and conflicted about taking what he needs, and an extreme case of mistaken identity combine to create the kind of story I'll keep going back to time and time again. I adore both main characters in this book. I fell for Ari while reading The Con Artist and Kitty Thomas definitely delivered when it comes to his character. What a complex, noble, caring, compassionate, dominant, not to mention unbelievably hot hero! Clair is no less intriguing - both broken and fierce, torn apart by inability to reconcile her desires with her past trauma. Aside from the psychological intensity of this story, it is also extremely steamy and hot! Ari and Claire's chemistry is undeniable, not to mention the addition of some beloved characters in the mix. I won;t give spoilers, but will say that those who read The Con Artist, will be very satisfied by certain parts of this story. Last but not least, I love Ari's interactions with his other pet (you'll have to read the book to find out who it is!). An absolute must read for all fans of Kitty Thomas or anyone who is thinking of dipping their toes into the magical world she creates!

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Superb....!!!!

Hat's off to the excellent dual narration by Tor & Charley! This was an amazing story of 2 F**** up individuals! I won't leave any more spoilers on this one! I'll definitely be looking for more Kitty Thomas Audibles!

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  • 09-24-21

Audio adds a whole new sensual dimension

My first audio book and I couldn’t have had a better choice of book to listen to than this one.

Ari & Claire are two of my all time favorite KT characters , and in this book you get a huge helping of Q & Saskia as a cherry on the top.

Claire kidnaps Ari mistaking him for the evil man who did the same to her 3 years ago. When she was taken she was tortured , starved and unspeakable things done to her , and what’s worse when she escapes her family don’t even notice how broken she is. Ari turns the tables on Claire as her broken soul calls to him to protect her , but is she too broken to be saved …. You need to listen to the book to find out !

This is a dark erotic story and the audio just adds a whole other level of sensory delights to it. I loved Tor’s deep voice he was a perfect choice for our Viking , Charley has a habit of whispering the last word of her sentence which in the right scene worked but for first 2/3 of book it irritated me a little. She seemed to stop doing it towards the end. Probably just something personal to me and in no way detracts from what is an awesome Kittylicious story.

I’m off to buy some puppy treats and keep an eye out for a fox :) Go one click this and enjoy.