Captive (The Survival Race #1) by K.M. Fawcett


The last thing Addy Dawson remembers is a blazing inferno and freezing river water overtaking her lungs. When she awakens, Addy finds herself on a strange, alien planet, trapped in a cell with no doors, no windows– and to her horror– a naked warrior who claims to be her mate.
An alpha gladiator, Max is forced to breed and produce the finest specimens for the Survival Race, a deadly blood sport created by the alien rulers of Hyborea. To rebel means torture – or worse – yet Max refuses to become the animal his captors want him to be. But their jailors will not be denied, and soon Addy and Max find themselves unwilling players in this cruel game. Pushed to the limit, they will risk everything for the chance at a life free from captivity. And though fate brought them together as adversaries, Max and Addy will discover that when they’re together, there’s nothing in the universe that can stop them.

Stephanie – ★★★★

So I have to be completely honest about this one. I have read a few paranormal romance books (mostly with vampires or mind reading or dream walking) but I have never even come close to touching a Sci-Fi book. This was not something that would have ever have interested me. But as I have quickly learned, living outside of my norm is sometimes fun too. I know this is not something you would typically see me review and that is part of the reason I was so intrigued by it. With that being said, yes, there are romantic parts of it and not very romantic parts of it. I did truly enjoy this book. I did not know what was coming and I did not know what to expect as I turned each page of this book, but that was half the fun in reaching beyond my limits and reading something I wouldn’t typically read.

Addy was an amazingly strong character for this book and it worked so well. She was courageous and strong and had sheer determination. Her determination alone in the forest on fire at the beginning should have been more than enough to indicate what she was all about, but once she was no longer on Earth and instead a strange box with a hottie warrior named Max, she showed even greater strength.

Max had spent years being twisted and worn down by his captors and twisted into a “monster,” Max was starting to feel old. But then he found himself inside the mating box with Addy and everything started to change.

This book took me on a great adventure of survival and showed me what determination could lead to. This book was well written and had a great spirit about it. I loved the characters and I loved the time that Addy and Max shared, not only trying to survive, but falling in love. This book was mysterious and intriguing and for someone that hasn’t really delved much into the shelves of the Sci-Fi section of the bookstore, I really appreciated the thought and imagination put into this book as well as the very human qualities of all the characters.

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