Hey All. Bethany Kris is at it again with her new novel Captivated. I want to thank her and Indiesage Pr for the arc.
Publication Date: July 9, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone
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?
💭 MY THOUGHTS 💭
Captivated: Captivating…. Page-turner…
I found Captivated to be a great title for this book. I was definitely captivated by the story. Bethany-Kris always does a great job of getting her readers intertwined in the stories.
The book offered some suspense and mystery. It had me question why things were; which for a reader is always good. I just couldn’t stop turning the page. The story of Liliana and Joe was romantic.
Joe- the SHADOW and Liliana – the BALLERINA; were the perfect balance for each other. Although Joe had a dark side it didn’t come without conviction which was surprising based on the job that he does, but at the same time understandable. At the end of the day he still was a human with a heart.
Liliana was conflicted at times and I loved the role her younger sister played. She helped to provide clarity to Liliana especially when Liliana was accepting unreasonable.
If you have ever read a Bethany-Kris book, you know that this is another good one. I do recommend reading her other books, it will help you to get a better understanding of all the characters in the story.
Overall: Great read.
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
CAPTIVATED MUSIC PLAYLIST
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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