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Gwendolyn Grace is a contemporary and erotic romance writer. Her debut novel True made Amazon's Top 100 best selling list in Women's Fiction. She loves writing steamy stories full of emotion, love, and a little bit of angst but promises wrap it all up with a happy ending somehow. When not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember.


Captured - Bianca Giovanni *UPDATED REVIEW*

5 "Easily Satisfied" Stars!

*ARC provided to G the Book Diva Blog in exchange for an honest review*

I will admit the premise kind of had me worried. Does it make sense for a successful porn star and his sweet and innocent childhood BFF to fall in love.

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So I half expected the major point of James being a successful pornstar to be minimized like "Whatever, he's a pornstar, oh well" and that true love would prevail...blah blah. I was bracing for Sleazeball City and what I got wasn't even close to that! I was really impressed with James and the depth of his character. The way he felt about what he did made me feel better about it too. Plus, it didn't hurt that he was delicious and not in a cheesy porn guy way.
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He became just a guy who fell into a world that allowed him to make a decent living, he was damn good at what he did so he stuck with it. It's his life, right? So you see what just happen there, I ended up making it less of a big deal by the end.

Lola was an amazing friend who supported his life choices and she accepted all of him. I liked how he could still be himself with her and not the persona everyone expects. But we know they secretly wanted more than friendship from each other and had accepted that "more" wasn't a good idea until...James let his big mouth mess everything up... or did it??
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I really liked this story! I must confess that I didn't read book 1 (see my original post below) I started Captured (book 2) thinking it was the first book. It was so well written that I never felt like I was missing anything. I know I would have equally enjoyed following their journey from the beginning but going backwards seems too painful and unnecessary now that I know how James and Lola end up.

But my fellow diva girlMissyDevoursDelishReads did write a review for book 1 if that helps at all:

Original Post April 27th:
Wow I feel like such a "dumby"! I went to update my status and found out I just read book 2 and totally skipped book 1! Crap! For what it's worth I didn't feel like I was missing anything so the writing was that good. Oh well, on to book 1 #frickinidiot

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