The Hostage Bargain: Kidnapped by hot bank robbers: a fun and spicy reverse harem menage romcom

· Carolyn Crane
1.25K reviews

About this ebook

"So funny and so freaking addictive! This series is my favorite guilty pleasure!” ~A Buckeye Girl Reads Blog

I was a small town bank teller desperate for escape—until the day the bank robbers came to town and took me hostage during a daring robbery. 

I’d never been in a car chase before—hell, I’d never traveled more than a few miles from our farm.

I’d definitely never kissed an outlaw while blindfolded—or had rules as shocking as theirs whispered in my ear. 

These dangerous, yummaliciously competent criminals had some very wicked ideas. And maybe it was the sensation of my terrible troubles disappearing behind me, but I was thrilled. I wanted it all.  

But my bank robbers have secrets.  And troubles of their own. And they have deep and tragic wounds that torment them. 

Can I help them? Or am I simply in over my head?


The Bank Robbers…pure reverse harem deliciousness!  (read in order)

1. The Hostage Bargain

2. The Wrong Idea

3. The Deeper Game

4. The Most Wanted

5. The Hard Way

6. The Best Trick

"I heart this gang like crazy! I hope she never stops writing these books!" ~Goodreads reviewer

"So dirty and omfg so funny! I wanted it to last forever!" ~Night Reader Reviews

Named a “Best book of the year” at Penelope Romance Reviews & A Buckeye Girl Reads & Nominated for Year’s Best by The Romance Reviews (menage & more)

"What a crazy sexy hot book! Three hot bank robbers take Melinda as a hostage and give her a thrill of a lifetime." ~Karlynp booklikes

"A sexy book with a solid story...The Hostage Bargain is a quirky steamy read with heart." ~Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks

Ratings and reviews

1.25K reviews
Andy Febrico Bintoro
January 9, 2022
A humorous romance novel. An adventure of a girl, being abducted as a hostage while work in the bank, and then became one of the members of the gang and begun her love story there.
Jaye Tyler
January 10, 2015
A lot of typos. Things happened way too quickly. Didn't like Isis. Only stuck around to get to know the guys. Good premise for a story but plot fell flat. Needs more development.
9 people found this review helpful
Samantha Spaid
October 22, 2015
A wonderful twist on traditional erotica, this novel was uniquely unforgiving and unapologetically sexual- A perfect concoction for a literary win! Inspiring and ambitious, the action, characters and plots were a fantastic recipe for when a tornado meets a volcano- Kudos!
5 people found this review helpful

About the author

Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who lives with her awesome husband and two cats in a home full of plants, sunshine and books. She's heavy into writing love stories about criminals--some of them are dirty and fun (Kinky bank robbers!) others are dark and intense (Prisoner). She also writes as the RITA-award winning author Carolyn Crane.  You can follow Annika's newsletter for:

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