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review 2020-04-06 20:09
Captivated (The Donovan Legacy) - Nora Roberts

I was not captivated, DNF at 10 percent. 


I was hoping for a long satisfying romance read and this was not it. The book moved so slow and I could not take the main heroine, Morgana Donovan, seriously. She's a witch, living in Ireland, as one does apparently. When she started talking about meditation and looking into her scrying ball (I probably spelled it wrong, who cares) I was over it. I can take magical realism and science fiction, but this book just read as not very realistic fantasy. I also thought the hero's name was laughable bad (it's Nash Kirkland).


So there you go. Moving on. 


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text 2020-04-05 20:48
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
Captivated (The Donovan Legacy) - Nora Roberts

I am so bored by this book. It’s about to go back to the stacks.

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text 2020-04-03 19:24
Reading progress update: I've read 5%.
Captivated (The Donovan Legacy) - Nora Roberts

Well apparently we are back to magic and witches. This reads as very outdated. 

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text 2020-04-03 19:18
#FridayReads--April 3, 2020
The Book of Koli - M.R. Carey
Captivated (The Donovan Legacy) - Nora Roberts
Under an Alaskan Sky - Jennifer Snow

Trying to get through "The Book of Koli". I don't like it. I think I may be DNFing this thing soon.


I also started "Captivated" by Nora Roberts which is dry and doesn't even read like a Nora Roberts book. So looking 0 for 2 on Friday reads.

Next up will be "Under an Alaskan Sky". I loved the first book in the series, so can't wait to start this one. If not today, will definitely be reading this over the weekend.

What are your #FridayReads?

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review 2019-02-09 02:56
Review for CAPTIVATED by Bethany-Kris
Captivated - Bethany-Kris



by Bethany-Kris
 Narrator: Daniel James Lewis 
  Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime, Erotic Romance

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Listening Length: 8 hours and 23 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Bethany-Kris
  • Audible.com Release Date: October 25, 2018
  • Language: English, English
  • ASIN: B07JMHJ2R3
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • 5 stars




A shadow meets the light …
When someone needs to disappear, the Chicago mob calls on Joe Rossi. A man who can move without a sound, and kill without a word, they don’t call him the Shadow for nothing.
This time, it’s a New York crime family in need of his skills, but it takes one glimpse of her to make him agree to the job.
Liliana Marcello is every inch a principessa della mafia. Her life has taught her to be wary of strangers, yet her ballet career contradicts everything by putting her on display.
It’s a man with a dark smile and a constantly changing demeanor that makes her feel safe again, but it’s the unknown that holds her back.
It takes one look … One dance … One word … One smile to captivate a man.
And one second to kill a woman because of it, too.
Not all monsters hide in the shadows. How are you supposed to see them coming?

Let's start off by saying that this is a new author for us and we are really enjoying her stories.

I really enjoyed this tale it was griping suspenseful and a really great love story.I have to say I really loved the main characters Joe and Liliana were complete opposites yet fit each other so well.One thing they do have in common is that they are are both from powerful crime families.

Liliana's career as a ballet dancer keeps her very busy which keeps her away from the family business although she is not naive about her father and brother's she is not privy to how they conduct their business and I really feel she doesn't really know just how powerful and dangerous they really are.

Liliana and Joe form and instant connection he to is from a Mafia family based in Chicago.This story reminded me a little bit of the story Beauty and the Beast.

I loved the chemistry and the connection that was their between these to as they made a cute couple their courtship was somewhat of a train wreck waiting to happen yet ,they were super sexy and hot together when they came together for some hot and dirty sex. lol Joe is keeping secrets their entire courtship first because it was family business and then to protect her.How do your court the girl you are crazy about without her realizing in actuality you are guarding her and not just a job ?

I have to say that I haven't really read a lot of the Mafia romance gene but, I have to say that the story kept me interested and turning the pages until the very end.The story had a great cast of characters and some twists and turns and a few surprises.

I loved both Liliana and Joe from the onset of the story but, Joe became my favorite character this time around.Joe just kept surprising me at every turn because he kept doing things out of his comfort zone and out of character for him and also kept straying from the plan and then gets involved with finding out more about the job he was hired to do things he never ever does.The cool and collected man is everything but, as Liliana has him totally off his game. Lol 


Overall we enjoyed this story as I found the characters to be love-able,intriguing,mysterious and that it had just the right amount of drama and suspense .I also loved the author style of writing and would love to read more books by her and will have to start with one of her mafia series for sure.

We loved it ! 






Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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