ARC Review: Prisoned by Marni Mann

Title: Prisoned
Author: Marni Mann
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: August 24, 2016


When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises.

Not a jail.

I’d been kidnapped and imprisoned.

I wasn’t alone. I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I’d loved since I was a kid.

The man I couldn’t be with because of the secret. A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was.

Someone wanted to torture me.

Torture us.

One of us deserved it.

It wasn’t Garin.


ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Garin Woods and Kyle Lang grew up in the projects called The Heart. Surrounded by crime and poverty, they made do by doing whatever they could for money. Garin took the responsibility to make sure Kyle will always have enough to survive.

Their relationship was moving forward steadily until something happened that pulled her away from his life. Years later they were reunited but things started to unravel when they were taken captive by secrets of the past that could sever their future.

I love Marni Mann’s sexy contemporary romance books, so I was curious of how she would fare in the darker side. Well, it turned out to be sinfully dark and sexy.

His embrace and his presence were the only two things that made this feel good. Without one, there was no other.

Garin seemed very nurturing, yet at the same time there’s a certain level of aggression that made him very sexy. I love how he took control in taking care of people he cared about without suffocating them.

She was so strong—stronger than she even realized.

Kyle had to live for years with a secret that had been eating her from the inside. The burden defined her life and caved her, but she also knew when to stand strong.

The story had plenty of twists and turns to keep readers actively guessing the answers. Same parts of the book was brutally dark but I like how it actually had a purpose in the story.

“If my cock slides inside you, it’s going to hurt you, Kyle. It’s going to fuck you so hard, you’ll bleed. It’s going to pound you until the walls of your pussy are completely raw. Until I’ve come inside you so many times, I’ve completely filled your cunt.”

The sex scenes were scorching especially considering the love-hate pull and the situation they’re in, added a few notches of heat.

Prisoned is a story of a couple bound by secrets and the consequences of their actions with a sexy, engaging story.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.


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Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.


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