Wanted By Amanda Lance

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by Amanda Lance
Release Date: May 2013
From Limitless Publishing

Considering she’s a girl who calculates everything, Addie Battes knew the statistical probability of being abducted in her lifetime—too bad she never analyzed the odds of falling in love with her captor.

While stopping at a crowded rest area one summer night, seventeen-year-old Addie accidentally catches a truck hijacking in progress. Desperate to rid the crime of its only witness, one of the thieves kidnaps Addie. Yet surprisingly, when a renegade thief attempts to silence her for good, Addie is saved by the very man who abducted her. Now, forced on board a cargo ship in the middle of the ocean, Addie finds herself surrounded by international smugglers who want nothing more than to throw her overboard.

All except the artistic and intriguing Charlie Hays, whose strange protectiveness convinces Addie to trust him, even when common sense tells her otherwise. Yet, despite her doubt, and his unrelenting temper, their relationship develops into something much more. But, Charlie’s scorned colleague has stowed away, and as he seeks revenge against his coworker, Addie and Charlie are forced to put their new love—and lives—at risk. 


Wanted is a fun, easy read. I enjoyed the book from the beginning to the end. There was action, mysteria, and of course the much needed dose of romance. I was completely entertained through the entire book and I couldn't put it down.

I thought the idea behind the book was original. I, personally, have not read to many book where the main characters are kidnappers and  an abductee. I thought each character brought something different to the story and made it more interesting. 

Our main character is strong throughout her whole ordeal and that is what made her likeable to me. I liked that even though she was terrified she didn't back down and was determined to fight no matter what. She was sarcastic and funny at times, which is something that appeals to me in a character's trait. 

Each of the kidnappers were interesting in their own manner and it made the book more interesting to see how each handled the addition of a girl to their "little adventure."  Charlie is our southern love interest. He is but one of the men in the crew of thieves. I thought he wasn't a bad character, but he wasn't one of my favorite "fictional boyfriends." He does give some swoon worthy moments though so I couldn't not like him. Imagining his southern accent made him adorable in a bad boy way.

The main downfall for me was I felt like there should have been an epilogue. I wanted to find out what happened a little later on with our two love birds and we are left without knowing much as to what happens. An epilogue would have ended the book much smoother and would have made me feel like the story was complete. 

Overall this was a great read. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it completely. This is definitely a  book for us romantics. 


 A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.

When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.

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