Author: Nora Roberts Release Date: 1992 Series: Donovan Legacy #1 Genre: Paranormal| Romance | Fiction | Contemporary Pages: 331 ISBN NO.: 978-0-263-87231-6 Publisher: Silhouette Books Followed By: Entranced (Donovan Legacy #2)
Fascinating and irresistible, the mysterious Donovan cousins share a secret that’s been handed down through generations — a secret that sets them apart from ordinary beings. His interest in her was purely professional . . . Or so he told himself. Nash Kirkland had sought out the alluring Morgana Dovovan to help him research his latest screenplay, though the hard-headed sceptic didn’t believe for a minute she was what she professed to be. But, as Morgana revealed herself to him, Nash found himself falling under her bewitching spell. Nash had never trusted his feelings and always kept them in check. So how could he be sure the irresistible passion he felt for Morgana was real and not just some conjurer’s trick? -Goodreads.
Captivated is one of those rare books that you can enjoy without using even a tiny cell of your brain ( and I mean it in a good way!) The story progresses easily and even though the outline is way too predictable, the writing keeps one engaged. I read this book in 2 days, just cause I was being lazy. You can finish it in a day very easily. It’s a great break from mind-bending thrillers and complicated love stories.
It might seem strange but it really made me feel that the world is really a good place to live in. And I, for one, really believe in magic and stuff, so it was very much like a fairy tale for me and I enjoyed it a lot.
The love of Morgana and Nash really felt pure and will somehow make you believe that love is really a magical thing and can really really change a person!
I will recommend Captivated to any reader who’s tired of whatever they are reading and need a quick break to relax.
Read this review on Goodreads here.
Opening Line: “She was born the night the Witch Tree fell.”
Highlights: Simplicity of the story.
Low-lights: Quite predictable
Final Thoughts: An easy read.
9 thoughts on “Book Review: Captivated (Donovan Legacy #1)”
So, Nora Roberts at her best? 🙂
Sometimes we need those relaxing books…good story, easy to read. Thank you for the review, will have to check it out!
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Thanks a lot!
And yea, Nora Roberts at her very best. And I’m very sure you’ll like it. 😀
I’m reading it’s sequel currently, Entranced and I’m already in love with it 🙂
I will have to catch both of them now…after I finish reading Stephen King’s new book, I will probably need them! :))
Wow! I’m really glad this review helped you pick your next 🙂
And yea after Stephen’s you’re really going to need something to calm down your nerves! lol! 😉
Anyway which one are you reading ?
Mr. Mercedes, it came out a few days ago…here is the book description (from Amazon):
“In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.”
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Sounds very interesting. And I’ve recently got a recommendation by a friend for the same book on Goodreads as well.
I’m adding Mr. Mercedes in my TBR list right away!
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