TRAPPED by Ella James
Publication Date: March 19, 2014
Format: ARC Ebook
Source: Mark My Words Publicity
My Rating: 4.5 stars
When Milo Mitchell falls for the beautiful, tuxedo-clad guy she found wandering her family’s rural Colorado property, she never dreamed he was a scout from another galaxy, or that their relationship would leave him with an impossible choice: eradicating humankind, or initiating the end of his own people.
Nick’s job is finding the elements his people need to power their elaborate interweb of minds. Being a scout means he is capable of traveling to other planets on his own. It also means that, unlike The Rest, he has access to primitive feelings and individual desires. For eons, he was part of the whole, but when he encountered Milo, his obsession with her changed everything.
Nick’s partner, Vera, is capable of independent thought, but not compelled by it. She is satisfied with her existence as one of The Rest, and she won’t agree that humans are worth sparing; not when their planet has a precious cache of the gold her people need so badly.
While Vera tries to force Nick into endorsing an Earth invasion, working behind the scenes to tie his hands, and the Department of Defense lays a trap for them with Milo’s mom as bait, Nick and Milo are waging their own war – against a primal desire that can only lead to one thing: heartbreak.
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Ella James has blown me away again with her creativity and originality! TRAPPED is the second in the HERE trilogy and it was just as intriguing as HERE, the first novel! The world she has created in this series is unlike anything I have ever read and she definitely leaves me wanting more!! I’m serious…the anticipation for the last installment of this series is going to kill me!!
The characters within TRAPPED are so much more well defined! When I finished HERE I wanted to know more about these character…I wanted to “see” more out of them. Ella brought that and so much more! Milo’s personality is hilarious. Her sarcasm and colorful vocabulary had me smirking throughout this entire novel. To me, she’s relatable and very likable because even though she’s completely freaking out she doesn’t come across as a damsel in distress. She’s strong-willed and wants to help out in this crazy situation she finds herself in as much as possible.
We find out a lot more about Nick and his extraterrestrial kind. Like I said earlier..I’ve never read a storyline quite like this one. I loved how Nick’s kind didn’t just want to “take over the world” because they were a “superior” race/being. They needed earth’s resources to survive; mainly gold. It wasn’t about the ultimate power or doing it because they could. I really liked the concept of running out of resources because I think in the time we live in now it’s a pretty real concept (even for humans lol). Even though Nick isn’t human Ella creates him in a way where you can’t help but to fall for him. His personality matches Milo’s in the sarcastic department and even though he’s like crazy smart he’s pretty down-to-earth (ha! pun intended!)
When you found me in your yard, did you have any idea how much fun you were going to have? His smile and voice were sardonic. “You should have came with a warning label.”
Along with seeing the two main characters more developed, we also see their relationship develop as well. The chemistry between these two was definitely there and it was hard to resist on both sides. Seeing Nick struggle with wanting Milo and knowing he would soon leave her helped me connect better with both of them. I loved seeing this pull and tug between them.
Nick was someone I would have wanted whenever, however. And it was epic.
The attraction between Milo and Nick is just the tip of the iceberg on the awesomeness Ella has created in TRAPPED. Again, her originality blew me away. I also liked that this was just as full, if not more, of fast-paced, intense drama scenes. This is definitely an action-packed novel that anyone who loves a good car chase and a few good loud explosions would get into. The overall storyline was just as good as HERE and the writing style was better. You can definitely tell Ella has gotten better with time because her stories get better and better. Honestly, I’ve come to expect that out of her because with every story I read from her I fall in love a little more with her as an author.
The HERE Trilogy is one I will definitely add to my “read again soon” list!
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