Entrapped by Claire Ayres is a great book to see how broken people can heal each other.
*Entrapped is an 18+ Contemporary Romance with several graphic sex scenes*
Jess struggles with mental illness, depression to be specific. She has reached out for help and is hoping to go back to being her normal self. But her boyfriend is not supportive. He overlooks her mental illness and Jess suffers abuse until he finally leaves her. Her only relief comes from listening to the handsome Italian next door playing the cello. Through music, both Jess and Luka begin to heal from the heart break in both their lives.
Entrapped was a pretty good book over all. I’m not really one to read romantic books, but the blurp enticed me and I really wanted to be a part of the Jenny in Neverland tours (thank you Jenny!).
I had a few issues with reading this book. The first is the time line jumps. None of them seemed to flow well and I got tired of jumping back and forth, especially in the beginning pages. The next issue was the boyfriend. My anger and frustration is really at this character flaw in general, not Ayres’s writing. I know a girl from college whose own husband divorced her because he did not believe the suffering and pain she was going through due to Lyme’s disease. It’s a heart wrenching ordeal. And with mental illness becoming a major headline, people need to open their minds to realize that a chemical imbalance in the brain really is a disease.
But this book ties heart ache and pain and suffering with healing so well. It may not have been a perfect journey, but the healing process was real and understood. I believe this book will be a shining light to those who suffer with mental illness and severe heartache. And the steamy parts weren’t that bad either.
Entrapped by Claire Ayres receives 3 stars.
About Claire Ayres: Claire lives in Bristol, UK and has taken her inspiration from the people and the places she has seen over the years. She always has a book close at hand and devours Fantasy and Romance like some devour chocolate! Claire loves a happily ever after followed by lots of bloody sword-fighting and dangerous dragons! But when writing her debut novel Entrapped drew on her childhood ambition to be a musician and one of the instruments she played and still loves as a centre-point.
Claire is also a passionate mental health advocate who lives with bipolar disorder and has done regular radio interviews and even some TV. She is also a huge heavy metal fan and can regularly be found banging her head at a concert or festival.