Title: Collared
Author: Nicole Williams
Genre: Contemporary Romance


When a seventeen-year-old girl vanishes,
A community is shaken.
Parents turn desperate.
Friends hold vigils.
And the boy who loves her searches. 

When a year goes by,
The community is recovering.
Parents feel hopeless.
Friends feel helpless.
And the boy who loves her continues his search. 

When ten years go by,
The community has forgotten.
Parents cling to the past.
Friends move toward the future.
And the boy who loves her . . . 

Brings her home. 

Jade Childs spent ten years in captivity, but now that she’s back, the real battle for survival begins. The media shadows her. Flashbacks haunt her. Her old life evades her. Her so-called new life rejects her. She spent too many years in the dark to recognize the light. She spent too long repressing her feelings to remember how to express them. She spent a decade abandoning hope and cannot dare letting it back into her life. Jade’s not just defined by what happened to her—she’s collared to it. 

When the twenty-seven-year-old woman is found,
A community wants to know the story,
Parents want to forget the story,
Friends want to be a part of the story,
And the man who still loves her faces the greatest challenge yet: letting her go. 
Jax RB

Have you ever been in love? Have you ever been so sure of it that you start building that life in your head? Well, this was true for Jade, she had found the man she knew she would spend the rest of her life with and they would be the happiest years of her life. But as we all know, life does not work that way, and on what is the happiest day of her life, so far, it is all ripped away when Jade is kidnapped outside her home. 

Ten years on and Jade has been held captive, collared and tied to a leash. Jade has disappeared and been replaced by Sarah. Sarah doesn’t have a boyfriend whom she loves, Sarah doesn’t have parents. She is only a vessel of who Jade used to be before she was taken. Now Sarah only has Earl Rea, who tells her he is her father. He tells Sarah she shouldn’t be dreaming of a forgotten life and the heart of the man who loved her.


When Jade is rescued and hospitalized, she struggles to reconcile her old life to the woman she is today. Ten years is a long time to stop living and the full impact of what she is dealing with is too overwhelming to deal with. Everyone from her old life expects her to be that same Jade as before, but she feels more like Sarah. It is not long before the man who kept her sane during the years of hell comes to see her, and it turns out that he wears a collar of his own.


This is not a love story, it is a story about healing and courage and self discovery and it breaks your heart at every turn. It’s two weeks later and I still think about it, I still get emotional reading some of the quotes.


A well deserved 4 and a half stars.
Not a trace of kink despite the title….naughty lady ?

Meet the Author
Nicole is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series, the LOST & FOUND series, and a good handful more. She writes romance because she still believes in soul mates and happy endings.

Nicole loves hearing from her readers. You can contact her at nwilliamsbooks@gmail.com.

Represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.

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