“Trapped” is the second installment in Shay Savage’s new series named “Caged” and also my second novel by this author. This installment picks up right where the first installment ends. While the first installment was more on the lighter side, this installment was a little bit more “darker”, more intense and for me more interesting as well.
I liked these two characters in the previous installment, but in this second installment I can say I really loved them. Mrs. Savage’s characters in this installment are more developed and more complex.
Liam’s character IMO was more developed. Maybe because his past is more…interesting I guess than Tria’s past or maybe simply because like the previous installment, this installment is written only in his POV.
Anyway, I don’t have any complains since this author knows very well I could say how to write a good, captivating male POV. I mentioned above about Liam’s past. We find more about his family, his past and also about his fears. Liam wasn’t portrait only like a bad boy in this installment.
He’s flawed, yes, fact I really enjoy about all the male characters I read about, but he’s also thoughtful, considerate, protective and even sweet with Tria. He starts to feel more about her and as a reader you can really feel how much he cares about her. What pissed me a little about him was the fact he refuses to share more about his past with Tria. I understood the fact he was hurt by his family and that he suffered when he lost…what he lost, I really did and I felt for him, but I wanted his relationship with Tria to be more honest, I guess.
I enjoyed Tria’s character in this installment as well. She doesn’t have any life experience or relationship experience, she’s a virgin and of course she was portrait like a naïve, insecure girl. But, there were moments where you can see how determined and strong she can be when she really wants something. I liked her determination and I also liked her stubbornness.
An aspect I really liked in this installment is the funny, cute moments between the two main characters. Liam’s inner dialogue was also hilarious and I have to say I really enjoyed his interactions with Tria and also with the other characters.
Like the previous installment, this second installment ends with a cliffhanger. It goes without saying I can’t wait to find out how everything will work out in the third and final installment.
Overall, a good read!