Captivated by Lauren Dane

76%

20 Critic Reviews

This is another fantastic entry to the series, an emotionally charged, beautiful 3-way romance set against a harsh, unforgiving war. Dane, as always, manages both deftly and with care.
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Synopsis

Vincenz Fardelle, exiled son of the Supreme Leader of the Imperialist Universe, has spent much of the last ten years working to stop the threat his father poses. But he’s not alone in his quest. Julian Marsters has lost his best friend and countless others in the war and has made vengeance his only goal.  In each other, Julian and Vincenz find not only like minds, but kindred spirits.

However unexpected their relationship, everything changes for Vincenz and Julian when Hannah Black comes into their lives. Having been captured and held in near total isolation by imperialist troops, their immediate response is to protect her.

Emotionally shattered but resilient, Hannah rebuilds herself.  Because of the warm safety she finds in the arms of Julian—and Vincenz—she becomes someone harder, stronger and bent on preventing the Imperialists from harming anyone else.

For the two men, wrestling with their passionate feelings for Hannah is only the beginning. War is about to send all three into harm’s way and an equally dangerous secret could tear them apart.

 

About Lauren Dane

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The story goes like this-while on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about "giving that writing thing a serious go" to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back. Today Lauren is a New York Times bestselling author of over forty novels and novellas across several genres. Though she no longer has to deal with Polly Pocket and getting those tiny outfits on and off, she still has trouble blocking out the sound of iCarly so she can write a love scene.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Berkley. 335 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Captivated
All: 20 | Positive: 18 | Negative: 2

Night Owl Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Valerie on Jun 25 2012

The author's voice shines through each chapter and her plot, pacing and dialogue are spot on

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Fiction Vixen

Excellent
Reviewed by Jen on May 18 2012

I continue to be impressed with Ms. Dane and the completeness of each story she writes.

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Cocktails and Books

Good
Reviewed by Shannon on Jul 22 2012

But Lauren Dane crafted a beautiful story of three people coming to grips with their pasts and reshaping their future with each other.

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The Good, The Bad and The Unread

Good
Reviewed by Veena on May 23 2012

I enjoyed this book very much. I found it fast paced with the right touch of romance, tenderness, and erotica blended into it.

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The Book Reading Gals

Good
Reviewed by Heather on Apr 30 2012

This is one of those books that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading it

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Dark Faerie Tales

Good
Reviewed by Kiwi on Jun 21 2012

It is really too terribly cute in the beginning, the way Vincenz and Julian dote on Hannah. And later, when they decide to acknowledge the fact that they have become sexually attracted to her, and she reciprocates…well, cute is not the term you’d use. This book is jam-packed with sexy scenes that will have you fanning yourself with the book for a while before you can continue reading the rest of the story.

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Book Binge

Good
Reviewed by Holly on May 01 2012

I really like the direction Dane has taken the overall story arc. This is a series that grows with each book

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Happily Ever After

Good
Reviewed by Jess on May 02 2012

Dane gives us, the characters she creates are engaging and loving and so easy to fall for, no matter if they’re traveling through space and portals or sitting in downtown Seattle in a tattoo shop. Once I got the basics of this world down, it became all about the people and I was drawn in.

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Romance Novel News

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Porter on May 06 2012

While outer space is one of my least favorite venues for romance, Lauren Dane has more than proved to me that it can work splendidly. In “Captivated,” Dane delivers an unputdownable erotic romance

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Romance Books Forum

Good
Reviewed by Nicole on May 01 2012

I loved loved Captivated. It was one of those books that even when its hot and sexy and dirty, its still profound, its about more than just the relationship and the sex its about healing, and love. and I loved it.

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Literary Escapism

Below average
Reviewed by Jackie on Jun 18 2012

there’s just something about Captivated, the latest novel in her Phantom Corps series, that I just can’t get past. I’m only at about 19% of the way through and I just can’t come up with any interest to finish it.

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Wicked Little Pixie

Good
Reviewed by Spaz on Apr 27 2012

The emotional foundation is laid so well that when the physical aspects are added, it is nothing other then intense and smoldering

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Joyfully Reviewed

Good
Reviewed by Jo

To say that Captivated is a must read and a true keeper really doesn’t tell you about all the twists and turns and emotions that happen while you read it. I have to also say that the ending was absolutely perfect

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Love To Read For Fun

Below average
Reviewed by Ellie on May 09 2012

My only issue with the book is that you aren’t really given a back story at all. This is definitley not a stand alone book and I spent a lot of time...wondering who was who and what kind of world this was taking place in

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Delighted Reader

Good
Reviewed by Shari

The depth of the characters was refreshing. It was not a book based totally on sex. Each character had their own demons to overcome.

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Another Look Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Michelle Kelly on May 24 2012

I have been following these books since the beginning and there had been some amazing adventures

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Babbling About Books, and More

Good
Reviewed by KatieBabs on May 30 2012

Captivated had me captivated from beginning to end. Lauren is one author I bow to who opened my mind to all types of relationships in the romances I read

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Flight Into Fantasy

Good
Reviewed by Shannon on Jul 13 2012

This book was a sexy read and a sweet love story all at once

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I Just Finished Reading

Good
Reviewed by Lori on May 03 2012

This is another fantastic entry to the series, an emotionally charged, beautiful 3-way romance set against a harsh, unforgiving war. Dane, as always, manages both deftly and with care.

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Pearl's World Of Romance

Good
Reviewed by Pearl on Apr 30 2012

With CAPTIVATED I was just as engaged in the plot as I was connected with the characters and aroused by the eroticism. It’s another awesome installment of this series

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