New Release + Review: Captivated by Tessa Bailey & Eve Dangerfield


Title: Captivated
Authors: Tessa Bailey & Eve Dangerfield
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2018

Secret aspiring comedian Autumn Reynolds is a girl gone…not wild exactly. More like lazy. Since her boyfriend abandoned her in New York City for a bunch of improv groupies she’s had two priorities; sucking the nitrous out of whipped cream cans and making sex comics about her mysterious landlord.

Blake hates people—and sunlight—with good reason. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself lusting after his upstairs tenant, a sunny, Australian people pleaser down on her luck. Turns out his ability to terrify with a single scowl comes with an advantage. Autumn seems to like it. A lot. As evidenced by the prisoner-captive comic Blake was never meant to see.  

As they embark on a three-date arrangement the rules are clear; filthy, ground breaking sex, no feelings or commitment required. When chemistry is this strong, though, attachment follows. As Blake and Autumn attempt to negotiate their New York romance, their prior histories and secret dreams come to the foreground. How long can these polar opposites remain Captivated, when all signs point to disaster?



Julia’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

Captivated was a deliciously sexy read that had me all tingly! Sometimes when two authors get together to write a book together you can kinda tell where each one starts and leaves off. Captivated was completely flawless that I honestly forgot it was two different authors. They blended seamlessly together. The whole book had me in three constant emotions, happy, sappy, and freaking turned on.

Blake and Autumn were just so amazingly sexy together. Blake the man who is huge and unintentionally intimidates everyone around him. Blake the man that is the most emotionally complex character that I’ve ever read. He’s got so much doubt and insecurity running through him yet is still able to pull off the sexy, aloof, blunt persona. He’s an enigma, a sexy one at that. Autumn is hilarious. She surprised me with her constant positivity. She put her dream on hold for a dickweed. Then, through Blake, sees she has so much worth. Both of them pull out the amazing sides to each other and help each other flourish.

Captivated is the complete trifecta of a great story. Humor, a bit of angst, and a lot of romance. I really hope we see Blake and Autumn again. I also hope we see this author pair up again as well!




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Tessa Bailey

Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school
graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving
cross-country to New York City in under four days.
Her most
valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees,
a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her
husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put
herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace
University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force
as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her
She now
lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and
six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is
incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in
Eve Dangerfield
Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks. Now she writes her own sexy tales about complex women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Her work has been described as ‘the defibrillator contemporary romance needs right now,’ and not by herself, or even her mum, but by OTHER PEOPLE.

Eve lives in Melbourne with her boy, a bunch of semi-dead plants and a rabbit named Billy. When she’s not writing she can be found making a mess.




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