Autumn, an Australian export is alone in New York after being cheated on by her ex-boyfriend. With limited choices, the end of her working visa is looking appealing. During a drunken episode amidst her pity party (a bottle of gin with a straw will do that to you), she accidentally gives her landlord a page out of her sex- comic. An explicit illustration of the two of them in a very compromising position.
"Whelp. Smart and humongous. Where had she gotten off turning this guy into a porno comic character?"
Blake has been secretly crushing on Autumn from the sidelines. Even without a boyfriend, he never thought that the fun-size blonde would ever be interested in the man giant with a limp.
"Unbelievable. They’d barely exchanged a word since she moved in, yet they’d been mentally screwing each other’s brains out from two floors away."
Autumn admits to Blake that he has featured in her fantasies. A kinky fantasy of being captured, restrained and taken advantage of, something she has always longed for. Blake agrees to fulfill her sexual fantasy on the condition that she agrees to three dates. Three dates to get to know one another and to eliminate any fear that may exist between strangers. But with Autumns visa expiry date looming, can they both be brave enough to embrace more then the fantasy?
Captivated was an amazing joint effort between Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield. With a combo like this, you are guaranteed a standout read. Filled with a storyline that will have you continuously grinning, swooning and of course fanning yourself, you’re missing out if you haven’t ready this.
"This sunny girl was on a date with a borderline hermit who didn’t know the first thing about repairing post-break up pride—he had zero delusions he could salvage her heart—but was utterly compelled to try."
‘Captivated' is a totally kinky but very sweet book that was an eye opening pleasure to read. To be honest I’m not sure I’ve read a dirtier or funnier book!
I literally laughed my way through this fun, sweet, Filthy and warm-hearted story. Autumn is an Australian living in New York City. She followed her former boyfriend there however it doesn’t work out and she plans to move back home once her work visa expires.
She is a girl with needs and fantasies ... especially about her big, brooding beast of a landlord. Blake stays cooped up in his apartment and hates people. He is the complete opposite of Autumn: she is funny and outgoing and genuinely likes helping people while he is quiet and can't be bothered having a civil conversation with anyone.
In a hilarious intro ever Autumn writes a note on the back of a porno illustration about her desire for Blake... Turns out they both share the same fantasy but before they begin their role play, Blake asks to take Autumn on three regular dates so they can get to know each other. He does not want to scare her...
"Being held by him was like being held in a cage, a gentle, living cage. With another man it might have felt oppressive, but as Blake kissed her deeply, all she felt was warm and safe and turned ... on.”
I loved the premise of this book and I adored Autumn. Funny, smart and exuberant, she was a true original - extra bonus points because she’s an Aussie. Ms. Tessa Bailey you’ve done it again!