The Appropriation of Isabel
By Belle Rouge
May 1, 2006 - 3:06:00 AM

Isabel Shepherd, a location scout for Merrill Studios on her first solo scouting trip. She finds herself in West Virginia at a little road side tavern and that’s where her trip takes an unexpected turn. That’s where she meets Joe.

Joe Beckett’s life changes the day he meets Isabel. He has always felt cut off from everything and everyone around him, but one look at Isabel convinces him that she is his soul mate. So, he abducts her with the intention of treating her so well, loving her so good, that she will never want to leave.

Isabel finds herself fighting her own desire and attraction for Joe. Joe is determined to keep Isy and Isy is equally determined to be free. Is a happy ending even possible when the one who claims to love you is keeping you prisoner?

THE APPROPRIATION OF ISABEL is a well written, well-plotted book that is sure to keep readers turning the pages long past their bedtime. Jane Shoup keeps readers on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next. The story is enthralling and the sex scenes . . . well, let’s just say that Ms Shoup has not let anyone down. They are HOT, HOT, HOT!

The tension between the main characters is spectacular. Joe is the perfect match for Isabel. He manages to bring out her sweetness and love of life. Isy struggles between what her heart wants and what her mind tells her she should want. This makes for more then a few sparks and the sex scenes absolutely sizzle. Secondary characters are few, but certainly put an interesting twist on the story.

A love story that will leave you wanting more, THE APPROPRIATION OF ISABEL is a fast-paced book that readers will be hard pressed to leave until the last page has been read. Jane Shoup brings the old "heroine falling for her kidnapper" a delightful breath of air and makes this tired plot line fresh and new again.

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