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A Psychological Romantic Suspense Novel: The Girl on the Swing, is Book 2 of The Let Me Go SeriesInk doesn't fade, but bad memories do. Gabby, Olivia and Emma have stumbled through the ashes of their past. They've happily moved on when disaster strikes again, and one heart breaks when another stops beating--forever. Olivia must help her twin sister, Gabby, keep her tentatiA Psychological Romantic Suspense Novel: The Girl on the Swing, is Book 2 of The Let Me Go SeriesInk doesn't fade, but bad memories do. Gabby, Olivia and Emma have stumbled through the ashes of their past. They've happily moved on when disaster strikes again, and one heart breaks when another stops beating--forever. Olivia must help her twin sister, Gabby, keep her tentative grip on reality when the happily ever after she and Jake fought so hard for is threatened.And Emma's all grown up these days. Now that she's a junior in college, she's determined to hide her old ink and write a new story. Anyone who remembers that girl she used to be is where they belong--in her past. However, she's detoured by Dusty, a cop who's always colored between the lines--until the day he arrests Emma, the troubled girl from long-ago with the dragonfly tattoo. But she's not a girl anymore.In hot pursuit of Emma, Dusty enters a dangerous game of hide and seek. Emma's stubbornness and refusal to surrender may just get one of them killed, before he's able to capture her heart.Fiction: Psychological Suspense, Romantic Suspense...

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  • Brandee Price
    2019-05-19 18:02

    Spectacular!!L.L. Akers has once again delivered a powerfully emotional and riveting story with twists that left me gasping and/or bawling! If you missed my review of Let Me Go, the first book in this series, you can read it here. Let Me Go dealt with the difficult subject of abuse. In Captured Again, Ms. Akers takes on the equally difficult subject of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. My review of Captured Again will be somewhat vague as I don't want to ruin the experience of reading this book. I will say that it is incredible the lengths the mind will go to in order to protect you. Captured Again takes place ~5 years after the end of Let Me Go. It once again revolves around the three sisters but focuses mainly on Emma and Gabby. Just as in Let Me Go, I found myself questioning. I questioned whether or not you can ever shake loose of the perceptions and opinions of you, even if you truly change. I questioned the mysteries of the mind and whether you can heal completely after suffering great trauma.Gabby is suffering - deeply. Not being able to let go of the paranoia that has haunted her since being abused by her boss, she experiences panic attacks. One night, her panic attack caused an accident that lost her everything. Six weeks later, she's barely functioning and her sisters are keeping a vigilant eye on her as they wait for her to be able to deal with all that has occurred.Emma is working her way through college. She's working hard to make something of herself so she can finally close the door on 'that girl' she used to be and focus on being 'this girl' she has become. A night of drinking lands her a night in jail and a spot on Dusty's radar. This encounter may prove to be the best thing to happen to them both.Olivia's presence wasn't as dominant in this book, but she was there to support her sisters. She's worked hard to put her past behind her. Yet she's also using her experience and knowledge working as a social worker to help children. (sidenote: I was thrilled to see in the notes that she'll be getting her book next.) Captured Again has many twists and Ms. Akers once again offers the reader a mystery to try to solve. I can honestly say I never knew what was coming. It made for dramatic reading. Captured Again also opens a discussion on the effects of PTSD, both for the sufferer and those who love them. I don't know much about PTSD, my only experience being in books. I found the ways in which the mind works fascinating in this instance. Gabby, Olivia, and Emma prove yet again they are survivors. These girls, who've been through so much, have the uncanny ability to pick themselves up, dust off, and move on. It's very admirable and inspiring. They embody the characteristics of the dragonflies that adore their bodies (as tattoos) - beautiful, graceful, always in motion - you can't keep them down. Captured Again showcases these sisters' resilience and strength. They're remarkable.Captured Again is well-written, well-paced, and kept me guessing. It was also able to evoke such powerful emotions in me. At one point, I literally put my ereader down and bawled. I also appreciate Ms. Akers' ability to take on touchy subjects with such aplomb, and to weave such thought-provoking and compelling stories around them.**I received an eARC of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Moni
    2019-06-02 18:49

    After reading "Let Me Go" by L.L.Akers I couldn't wait to see what happens with Gabby, Olivia, Emma, and their mom. "Captured Again" picked up fairly easily from where "Let Me Go" ended and I had no problems with following timelines given within the story. F.or those that wanted to get to know each of the characters I would absolutely say that this is a great way to do it. I was able to know these characters in a way that I wanted to see in the first story. I already had a connection with Gabby that developed in "Let Me Go" but I was able to get to know Emma better and I found that while Gabby is still my favorite; I truly enjoy Emma's spirit and spunk.This story was one that I couldn't put down; like it's predecessor I needed to see how this story played out. I was captivated from beginning to end but I can't discuss most of my favorite scenes in "Captured Again" without spoiling it for other readers. (I'm not as talented as the author in drawing others in.)I commend the author once again on the research that has gone into being able to write convincing fictional scenarios that mirror some real life scenarios. The author has again managed to accurately incorporated the after effects of abuse and helps to explain how some people can be affected by the traumas sustained well after the fact.L.L. Akers has shown once again that she has the gift of suspenseful writing and total plot twists at her disposal. Never before have I seen an author use such skill and be able to keep me guessing for so long into the story. Well done and once again you have shown me why I remain an avid reader of your work!

  • Derna
    2019-05-26 16:00

    *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*Captured Again was the second book in the Let Me Go series by L. L Akers. I remember the first book in the series Let Me Go was not an easy read as the storyline had dealt with some difficult, and tough subjects. I had wanted to read this one as to see how the girls were going to move forward with their lives,Captured Again picks up five years later. Emma is now grown up, and trying to forget her past, and move forward with her life. Gabby is too, but she is suffering from a new heartache, and Olivia is trying to support the both her sisters.I enjoyed the book like the first book it was an emotional read, My heart went out to Gabby with all what she was going though. I love that Emma was trying to make positive change in the life. I think fate step in the night she meets Dusty, as he was what she needed. “I know we barely know each other, but I’ll take my chance on getting burnt. You’re worth the risk.”This is more Emma and Gabby’s story and I must admit whilst reading it as it was coming to an end, I was a little disappointed that we were and had not got more of Olivia’ s story, however, I was pleased to discover once I had finished the book a message from the author to say that Olivia will be getting her own book.Overall, I enjoyed this book, it was another well-written, well-paced emotional story about sister trying to survive, and not let their past continue to influence their future. The twists and the suspense of the story kept me intrigue till the very end. It does say that Captured Again, can be read as a Stand-Alone, but I wouldn’t read this one until you have read Let Me Go as it will give you all you need to know about the sister, and their painful past, it will allow you to connect with them better.I’m looking forward to reading the next book.On a side note, if you don’t normally read the acknowledgement at the end of a book, please take the time to read the one from L.L.Akers as it moving read, and explains the background part of the story.

  • Esty
    2019-05-23 15:16

    You can read the full review on my blog.(:I'm happy to say I loved Captured Again! Book #2 takes up a few good years since book #1 left off. I loved getting to read about Emma as an adult, and this time the book centers on her. I also loved seeing Olivia with her life on track- in general, the girls' lives are much better than when they were younger, and that took courage and hard work that was beautiful to see.You think a book all about girls won't make you swoon? Think again. Dusty alone made me all smiley. And towards the end a certain someone shows up... warning: There are some steamy, steamy scenes(;Gabby is not doing well. However, unlike other books that feature troubled heroines, she isn't whiny at all and lives and learns and is, in other words, a survivor. (Survival is a running theme in the series)Lastly, some cover love. Just how gorgeous is this novel??

  • tina barrington
    2019-05-31 15:10

    The seriesTo all readers, if you've read this book you know how important these books are to prevent abuse. Talk with teachers, principals and guidance counselors about these books to get them into the Life Studies classes.Out of 100 relationships, 25 will have at least 1 violent incident. Of those 25, 12 will continue until either the abused escapes or he/she is dead. The worse part is it is generational. So the cycle continues from father to son and mother to daughter. Don't kid yourself, abuse also happens to men. They have been taught never to strike a woman in anger so the woman can do unspeakable things to the man. If he tries to defend himself then he is arrested as the abuser.Why is it when we were created to soar to the stars, many people prefer to jump headlong into the abyss?

  • Kim Ronse
    2019-06-03 14:58

    I loved this book, as I did the first one, L.L. Akers, is a wonderful writer/author. She has continued the story of Emma, in Captured Again, with features of Gabby in the book aswell. Olivia is in the story also, but very little...These three sisters are very close and can not be messed with. I almost feel like I am part of the family when I am reading the books. I cry with them, laugh with them and get angry. You really don't want to be sitting next to me on the bus when I'm reading these books...LOL.Anyways...great job and looking very forward to the next one... I received an eARC of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • June Saltiel
    2019-06-05 16:48

    I can only reiterate what I posted on Let Me Go. I absolutely loved Gabby & then Emma's story and can barely wait for Olivia's story to be finished & published. Without going into details, you just need to buy them and YOU WILL NOT be disappointed, PLEASE buy L.L. Akers' books. She is an awesome authoress. How anyone could give these books less than 5 stars is beyond my scope of understanding. June Saltiel

  • Kelly Laforge
    2019-06-04 16:04

    What can I say about book two Captured Again, in the Let Me Go Series? Well, it certainly captured me with an unexpected twist, once again leaving me wanting more. I am a hopeless romantic and this book delivered in an unexpected way. I personally enjoyed reading the romantic steamy scenes' that weren't to graphic, yet didn't just fade to black. I promise you won't be disappointed.

  • Tammy
    2019-06-12 13:03

    The second book in the series is as great as the first! I am almost always able to call the outcome in books and movies, but not this one. This book is so well written that I felt I reconnected with the characters! I anxiously await the third book in the series!!!!

  • Yolanda Lopez
    2019-06-11 17:49

    As captivating as the first book in the series. After reading Let Me Go, I could not wait to read this book. It did NOT disappoint! The twists and turns in this book are very well written; I couldn't put it down. You can help but love three, strong and beautiful women.

  • Trish
    2019-05-28 13:03

    I loved this book and have found a new favorite author! Once I finished 'Let Me Go' I couldn't wait to start 'Captured Again' and I was not disappointed. The story line kept me wanting more. I'm anxiously waiting the next story in the sister's lives.

  • Lindsey
    2019-05-17 18:14

    Amazon Freebie 2/11/14

  • LisaReadsAlot
    2019-05-26 18:11

    Three words: A.Must.Read! Now to await Olivia's story...

  • Melanie
    2019-06-09 17:51

    Great read. I must say that I fell in love with all the sister's. Strong amazing women with men to support them. This story had all the twist and turns to keep you intrigued throughout the book.

  • Jaseena AL
    2019-06-11 13:13

    Rating : 5 stars

  • Elaine
    2019-05-22 19:00

    A must read after the first book "Let Me Go".

  • doreen elixman
    2019-05-29 19:13

    The Girl on the Swing When Olivia, Gabby and Emma return in this 2nd book by Lisa Akers, we find Gabby having a hard time coming to terms with all that had happened with The Girl in the Box. Still having nightmares about her old job and her life as it was working under René. She remains living in her house that she resided with Jake in, but a new job. Olivia has a great job, too. Taking care if seeing that her twin is alright on a regular basis takes up most of her spare time. And her youngest sister Emma is in college, also working part time and still trying to get herself out of the past, convincing herself that she’s not THAT girl any more.

  • Katie
    2019-05-27 17:48

    I loved the first book in this series; however, this one was even better. There are moments you think you know what's happening, and you can feel it coming, like watching a scary movie. Parts of this made me want to scream at the characters, stomach in knots and butterflies, holding my breath, just waiting for what I knew was coming. Other parts had twists and turns I never even expected. It truly takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster with the characters. Spectacular writing!!!!

  • joann epperson
    2019-06-12 13:16

    Loved it!Yet another great read from Lisa Akers! I love the way she writes. This book is a continuation of her "Girl in the Box " series.This is a very emotional read with some surprises that will have you cheering and crying for the characters the characters. I highly recommended this book and series.

  • My Friend
    2019-05-23 13:02

    Mystery and romance...what more could you want?Book two in the series did not disappoint. I love how this author can keep me in the edge of my seat and still have surprises tucked further in the pages. Loved it!!!

  • Vickii Bendit
    2019-06-03 16:52

    This, the second book in Akers Let Me Go Series, will make you weep tears of happiness, terror, soul destroying sadness, and finally acceptance. Someone once said that from nightmares come rainbows, and this story give proof to that. Read The Girl in the Box first, and then get ready to cry.

  • Thandeka Young
    2019-06-12 13:02

    WowJust when you think it's all over there is more dangerous people watching you. This thriller is a great read.

  • Lisa Akers
    2019-06-10 15:11

    Holy amazeballs, I had a tough time writing this story! Everyone says the 2nd is the hardest and they were so right. The first one came together in my mind so much easier, like it had been percolating there for years. This one, I had to dig deep for.I've gotten so much positive feedback for Let Me Go, I was afraid to attempt another book. I think I was afraid of failing and not being able to produce another one like the first. But then I realized the majority of peep's said they loved Let Me Go, but some did mention it was kind of dark... once that hit me, I realized it needed to NOT be like Let Me Go, so it was smooth sailing from there. The girls went through hell in the first book. Time to lighten it up a little. Thus, the lighter color on the background of the cover (is anyone getting that feel from the cover? That it's lighter content?), and this one sticks closer to New Adult, but is definitely Romantic Suspense, too. I also weaved the end of Gabby's story into a new beginning for Emma -- so like Let Me Go, the book switches POV throughout.*I added this book to my shelf and it asked me to rate it. Pfft... Yeah, right. I'm not an idiot.

  • Cindy Knapp
    2019-05-30 11:08

    After reading Let Me Go, I could not wait to read this book. It did NOT disappoint! While I loved both books, I personally liked Captured Again better. L.L. Akers is a very talented Author. The twists and turns in this book are very well written; I couldn’t put it down. Real emotion, I laughed and cried. Sounds corny I know…but it’s true. I don’t want to say too much, and ruin it for other readers. You just have to love three, strong and beautiful women. I believe the third book in this series will be great as well. Olivia needs to have some of the spotlight, I’m sure this Author will make her shine. At the end of Captured Again, L.L. Akers shares a very personal story. It will touch your heart and shed some light on why these books are so awesome!!

  • OKbook Hoarder
    2019-06-13 17:07

    A Beautiful ReadL.L. Ackers couldn't of written a more perfect follow up to Let Me Go. Captured Again is truly a book about surviving and living life. Follow Gabby, Olivia and Emma in this amazing book.

  • Dianna Coleman
    2019-06-05 14:58

    Interesting ReadEnjoyed reading the second book of the series. Looking forward to the third book in the series. An easy read!

  • Debbie Demott
    2019-06-04 11:18

    This author has outdone herself and left me speechless. Another great book by her!!

  • Mamie Durrett
    2019-06-03 13:09

    EnjodI liked the book I got upset when the words would go on and on. I liked both of the books.

  • Kristy
    2019-05-31 15:55

    3.5 stars