Saturday, September 10, 2011

REVIEW: Capelli's Captive Virgin by Sarah Morgan

Capelli's Captive Virgin (Harlequin Presents)

Lindsay has turned down ruthless Sicilian Alessio Capelli once before, but he's determined she won't do it again—he will use her and discard her! Circumstance has provided him with the ideal opportunity: Lindsay has been forced to step into her missing sister's shoes and work for him.

This time Alessio will be the one in control. He relishes the thought of having a virgin in his bed, and he'll do everything to keep her captive—until he's ready to dismiss her….

This book is totally made of win, and while there are plenty of aspects for me to gush about (like the excellent build up from the get-go with their sizzling chemistry and undeniable sexual tension:D), what I will take with me, in the end, are the conversations.

Genuine talk . . . angry talk, sensual talk, happy talk, revealing talk, guilty talk, upset talk, and all kinds of talk. I think it's so easy for characters to give in to lust and that's sort of their gateway to 'love' . . . Sometimes we aren't given much chance to get to know each person and the revelations about their character/history/motivation/desires are exposed swiftly. Readers aren't really shown how they fall in love . . . That's why I love this book. It's so refreshing to see these two characters, who, on the surface, are hopeless opposites of each other, but once stripped of their layers, are really just two individuals who make a perfect pair.

They battle and (she)fight the attraction (his weapon: his words; her defense: her actions) existing between them, both having a hard time with emotional ties and the intimacies it necessitates. It's lovely to see each of the characters develop (discuss!) throughout the novel; acknowledging their past, learning more about themselves in the process . . . accepting, trusting, and letting go, and finally making concessions that allowed them to submit to the Power of Love. :D

I downloaded this book on my Nook after reading A Night of Scandal, which I looooved. Needless to say, (after recovering from the book-bliss I am in right now) you will find me reading more of Ms. Sarah Morgan's work. ;)

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