Friday, September 12

*** Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway *** The Prisoner by Rachael Wade


Title: The Prisoner
Author: Rachael Wade
Genre: Romane
Publication Date: July 24, 2014
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My name is Christian Walker, and Elise Duchamp is my drug of choice.

No matter how hard I try to break the habit, it’s a lost cause. Okay, maybe I haven’t really tried to quit this particular habit. All I can think about is owning her. Making her mine. Can you really blame me? With that sinful body, luscious mouth, and wicked tongue, she’s every man’s dream, and she knows it.

No one is immune to her charm, not even me, a man who has everything—a beautiful wife, an office with a view, and more money than most people can spend in one lifetime. Only I know how to make her toes curl. Only I know her body better than the other men she screws in her free time. None of them can compare to me. 

But the joke is on me. I’m the prisoner. 

The one who will never compare to him. The one man who makes me see red. His name is stored in her cell phone. It’s the first one she calls out to, the first one she cries for when all hell breaks loose. Ryder Jacobson.

The name makes me cringe. 
She loves him, and I love her. In my own way, I always will. But the bad guy doesn’t always belong with the bad girl. Sometimes the bad girl needs a good man to believe in her, to give her that final push toward ultimate transformation. I wish I was that good man. That I could be her happily ever after. I guess that’s the thing about prisoners, though. They’re left alone with their torment, and in the end, they have no one to blame but themselves.

My Review

The Prisoner is a companion novel of about 70 pages, and its main character is Christian Walker, one of Elise’s many men in The Replacement.

EEEppp! I was so excited when I found out that Christian was getting his very own little novella. A novella that for me, would allow me to gain some insight into this very hot and dirty-mouthed man!! Christian Walker’s character in The Replacement had some kind of pull over me, I can’t explain why, I was just drawn to his alpha tendencies and how conflicted and tormented he seemed. I don’t condone cheating at all, but have no problems reading about it, but if this is a sensitive subject for you, then you may want to skip this read because there is some definite cheating going on.

The story opens with a very dirty-minded Christian sharing his thoughts with us about the object of his desire Elise! Yes he’s married, yes he’s looking for a hook ups, and yes it’s wrong, even though he’s in an unhappy marriage, but… it makes for a sizzling read!

Right away I was sucked into Christian’s POV and loved hearing his thoughts while sitting at the dinner watching Elise. From here the book moves pretty fast and pretty quickly we begin to experience the hot and heavy sexual affair that ensues between Elise and Christian, and man oh man it’s scotching hot! Christian is of course the dominant alpha man I knew he would be in the bedroom! Yummmmy!

As the story moves along we start to witness Christian become a little obsessed and completely becoming all consumed with thoughts and wanting to see Elise.

After sharing a conversation about fantasies, Christian decides to fill on of Elise’s despite being 100% against it originally…AND HOLY SHIT IS IT FUCKING HOT!!! I’m talking drooling and just plain clenching the girly bits! HOT and sooo the fantasy I'm sure that is shared by many women!

Its after this encounter that things start to change, Elise begins pulling away, much in part to a certain hottie named Ryder Jacobsone, and we see the struggle Christian goes though as he realizes he’s never really going to make Elise his. Not when she belongs to Ryder.
Then one final event pushes her right out the door for good, it’s here that I feel so much compassion for Christian, despite the fact that he made his bed, blah, blah, blah… I still feel for him and wish so much that he finds happiness someday.

Overall, The Prisoner was a great little addition to The Replacement and I loved reading it. I would love another Christian novella down the road!

Reviewed by Gillian Grybas

★★☆ 4 Stars ☆★★

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About the Author

Rachael Wade writes edgy New Adult and Adult romance and science fiction. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY, as well as the paranormal romance series THE RESISTANCE TRILOGY. When she's not writing, she's busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She's an avid Brandi Carlile fan and loves all things Tim Burton. Visit her at and, and come chat with her on Twitter @RachaelWade.

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  1. Haha love this review! Christian sounds like someone I have to meet! >.< I love it when a series give you a book in a new POV, so you get to see the other side of the coin and see their perspective. Christian sounds like quite the character, too! Great review, Gillian!

  2. Your review was really good and I can't wait to read these books

  3. Great review! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Great review sounds like a good read, Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.