Uncaged by Paige Notaro


Set in: Mexico
Summary: GEORGIA: I just wanted to escape my past. Instead, I was kidnapped and sold to a monster in Mexico. The creep wants me to give myself to him willingly, and his methods are working. But then, he takes me to an underground arena and I see a man who knows what it means to fight back. They call him deadly, but to me, he looks like life. Those muscles could set me free in more ways than I dare dream. If only I could reach him.

ANDRE: In this town, I reign supreme. Even Cartel kingpins fear my strength. They drown me in riches to see it on display. I know the truth. I’m nothing more than a mutt rolling around for treats, chained here by the weight of my past. Then I met her – the broken pixie who saw me as a man to trust. I thought freeing her would mean my redemption. She might just turn out to be my salvation.


Uncaged is a standalone full-length romance set in the dangerous border town of Juarez, Mexico. This book contains strong language, sexual situations and violence. Mature audiences only.

I know what you are thinking, Jen how many fighter romances are you going to review this year?  Well friends, a lot especially when they are based in fun locations like Juarez.

Juarez?  Isn’t it dangerous there.  Yes, it is, at least now.  Juarez is a city I visited frequently before the cartels took over, I loved Juarez.  Things are starting to look up for Juarez, and I would be lying if I didn’t say I am ready to cross the border and visit again.  Last time I went I was 19 and I remember the border crossing and I still smile, it was a trip I took with Grandma.  Now that she is gone, it is a trip I remember fondly.  The Spanish architecture, the missions.

Well I am sure you are not reading the post for me to talk about Juarez.  The book is a fast paced ride through Juarez.  There is an ick factor, sadly the sex trade is prevalent in this book.   I have to give the author credit, this is a topic that people just don’t want to talk about.

The illegal sex trade needs to be spoken about, it is happening, every single day. 

This is why this book is different, typically in fighter romances the main character is running from an abusive ex, or an abusive family.  Georgia is running from the man that kidnapped and bought her. 

It is disgusting, and hard to read, but people it happens.  I am someone that will always appreciate a book if an author is willing to talk about a disgusting subject that happens every day.

The story line is fast paced and I found myself up at 1 in the morning tapping my kindle to get to the next page as fast as possible.  I loved both Andre and Georgia, I also loved how they did not fall into “Romeo & Juliet” love overnight.   Sure there was attraction, but not that crazy love that a lot of authors force on you.  It was well paced, and I loved feeling it develop.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I recommend you give this book a shot, especially if you love fighter romance.

I also recommend the book if Juarez is something you remember fondly and hope to get back too soon.

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