Captive at Christmas
Book 1 of Captive Hearts series
Reviewed by Karmin
**18+ only book!!!!!!**
Book description (amazon.com):
When her life seems to be falling into pieces, Hannah Magnus decides to spend Christmas away from her Vancouver home. She crosses the border into Washington State and locates the idyllic cabin that will serve as her home for the next two weeks.
Mackenzie Dunlop is a man of action and reaction. A creation of his past and his profession. When he travels to the cabin he’ll be in until the repairs on his house are complete, there’s a surprise waiting…and Mac loathes surprises.
Thrown together in the least likely of circumstances, Mac and Hannah find solace in each other after a harrowing event. But once they leave, will they be able to get on with their lives apart?
Most romance/erotica novels have little meat with their bone (if you’ll pardon the phrase). This book is an exception. Taylor does a good job of laying ground work for her story, even though, right off the bat, there are some naughty thoughts from the characters. This book is NOT steeped in raunchy, which I adored, but rather development of a relationship. The characters are rich, even though the main male (Mac) doesn’t seem so at first; here, Taylor does a wonderful job of slowly sinking you into him as he opens up throughout the story.
On to the naughty bits (I know you were waiting), it couldn’t be an honest review of the book without mentioning these scenes. The sex scenes are not all “he put his ___ in her ___” instead, Taylor focuses on the emotion of each character, while ADDING the physical to it, which was appreciated. Although there ARE graphic details (as should be expected in such a novel), they are not overpowering and don’t really detract from the story itself.
All in all, it was a well written story and an interesting read. I recommend it to romance-lovers looking for story to go with their naughty.