Book Review: Captive Rebel by Erin McDermott


Title: Captive Rebel

Author: Erin McDermott

Release: July 2nd, 2017

Publisher: Self Published

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Erin McDermott

Captive Rebel (The Allegiance Book 0) by [McDermott, Erin]


In a world where Greek Gods rule over the Allegiance, Marylyn O’Conner struggles to survive.

Marylyn is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion’s bidding until an unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war against the Allegiance, she is obligated to become a rebel spy, or her family will suffer.

When word spreads that an Allegiant Prince, Ariston, has escaped rebel captivity vowing to hunt down rebel spies, Marylyn realizes her only hope is to escape Allegiant territory.

While on the run, Ariston captures Marylyn, preventing her from any chance of returning home. Desperate, she knows she needs to escape her alluring captor or risk the safety of her family.

But Marylyn can’t keep herself from falling for the mysterious prince as she finds that he can empathize with her troublesome past – a past no ally has understood before.

My Review:


I really enjoyed this quaint romance that pitted “good” vs. “evil” in the guise of warring factions. The elites and the downtrodden have guided their populations so far from one another that everyone believes they are either an Allegiant or a Rebel, based on their religious preferences (Greek Gods).

This is how rebel Marylyn (Mary) finds her own thinking until she meets the Allegiant Prince Ariston and immediately finds comfort with him. She spent her life always believing that she could never be loved and that she needed to sacrifice all of her own happiness for the Rebel cause.

A great coming-of-age romance story for young and older alike, Captive Rebel is sure to be a favorite for those that like historical romance without any steamy details. There is gentle kissing and hand-holding, but nothing that would inappropriate for younger readers. The romance in this story is focused more on emotional connections and how two people that have been badly hurt in their lives, can find peace with each other.

Erin McDermott is a promising writer and I cannot wait to read more of her work.

About the Author:

Erin McDermott

Erin McDermott was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated college with a bachelors degree in History. If she’s not in her room writing, you may find somewhere on the Jersey Shore with her family. She has been writing stories since 3rd grade. It was not until after experiencing the fast-paced life New York City had to offer that she decided to finally take the plunge and finish her first book, CAPTIVE REBEL (The Allegiance, Book 1).

During her years in college she expressed a deep interest in Greek Mythology, which she incorporates into her current project, The Allegiance Series. She is incredibly grateful to her family for supporting her throughout the trials and tribulations of the independent publishing process.

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