The book itself was fine. I didn't hate the story. I just wasn't crazy about the way it was told. It is written like a letter that pretty much lays out what happened when Gemma is kidnapped from the airport in Bangkok. I just found it a bit far fetched that this guy was able to grab a teenage girl which included drugging her and changing her appearance. If it was a book that had the paranormal in it I would be more accepting of it since magic could have been used but that isn't the case in this book.
If the girl kidnapped was younger it might be easier to believe. I don't think this was written in a letter format. I wonder what I'd think of it if it was written like a letter. This isn't a letter and it does remind me of that episode of Friends with the letter where Ross fell asleep while reading because it was eighteen pages long front and back. The only other book I've read about kidnapping was a real story about Colleen Stan I want to say. She was hitchhiking and I think she was picked up by a couple. A box was put on her bed and she was held captive for sixteen years. It has been a long time since I read it. I just found it weird that a grown man would abduct a girl in the way he did and for the reasons he did and not do anything.
I also find it creepy that Gemma didn't react when Ty started painting his penis. Yell or something. I really couldn't feel bad for her and this story being disguised as a romance is just disturbing. I think the true victim in this story is the poor camel. I feel bad for her. Would it have killed the author to do an epilogue to wrap up what happened to the kidnapper? It stops right before the trial starts so you're left wondering what happens to this guy. No I don't want a sequel but it would have been nice to have the entire story even if I wasn't too crazy about how it was told. I don't know a lot about Stockholm Syndrome but I'm thinking it wouldn't kick in that fast although I could be wrong. This book had potential but it just fell flat because it just isn't believable. A truly disturbing and scary story has that ring of truth to it.
I give this book 2 donuts. I would consider reading another book by this author since I didn't find her writing bad but I wouldn't run off to find out what other books she might have written. If I'm in the library and come across one I might pick it up.