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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Captivated By You is a wonderful feel good Christmas romance. D

Captivated By You is a wonderful feel good Christmas romance. Diane Alberts weaves a wonderful story with rich characters. Loved it! Highly recommend for Christmas reads!

posted by Shellbelle1 on November 13, 2012

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Captivated By You was a short & sweet Christmas novella that

Captivated By You was a short & sweet Christmas novella that I thought was perfect for the Christmas season. The story started off very strong and I loved the premise, I’m always a sucker for second chance romance. However, somewhere in the middle, it took a turn...
Captivated By You was a short & sweet Christmas novella that I thought was perfect for the Christmas season. The story started off very strong and I loved the premise, I’m always a sucker for second chance romance. However, somewhere in the middle, it took a turn that, for me, made it fall a little flat.

I loved the back story and potential that Mark & Lacey’s story had. Friends, who definitely wanted more, in high school but never quite getting the timing right. They parted ways and never had any further contact. When Mark breaks down and shows up on Lacey’s doorstep, they rekindle a friendship at first, until they both realize they want more. But Lacey questions why he never contacted her and, even calls him on the fact that he never planned on seeing her on this trip. If his car hadn’t broke down right outside her house, he never would have stopped by. She is rightly pissed off. I liked all of this - Mr. Big Movie Star can’t get what he wants without having to work a little & prove himself. All major big loves for me! Then...Lacey does an about face and they profess their love for each other after only a handful of hours. Wait...what? But you were just mad, and you didn’t want to have anything to do with him, and, and...yeah, I was a little confused.

Overall the writing, characterization, romance & premise were spot on. I love the magic that Ms. Alberts creates within her books. For me it just boils down to, I wanted more. I feel we only skimmed the surface Mark & Lacey’s potential as a couple, but it was only a novella. And even though I wanted more, this is still a sugary sweet romance that is sure to satisfy your romance sweet tooth and will definitely keep you entertained while reading.

posted by Hesperia_Loves_Books on December 3, 2012

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  • Posted December 3, 2012

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    Captivated By You was a short & sweet Christmas novella that

    Captivated By You was a short & sweet Christmas novella that I thought was perfect for the Christmas season. The story started off very strong and I loved the premise, I’m always a sucker for second chance romance. However, somewhere in the middle, it took a turn that, for me, made it fall a little flat.

    I loved the back story and potential that Mark & Lacey’s story had. Friends, who definitely wanted more, in high school but never quite getting the timing right. They parted ways and never had any further contact. When Mark breaks down and shows up on Lacey’s doorstep, they rekindle a friendship at first, until they both realize they want more. But Lacey questions why he never contacted her and, even calls him on the fact that he never planned on seeing her on this trip. If his car hadn’t broke down right outside her house, he never would have stopped by. She is rightly pissed off. I liked all of this - Mr. Big Movie Star can’t get what he wants without having to work a little & prove himself. All major big loves for me! Then...Lacey does an about face and they profess their love for each other after only a handful of hours. Wait...what? But you were just mad, and you didn’t want to have anything to do with him, and, and...yeah, I was a little confused.

    Overall the writing, characterization, romance & premise were spot on. I love the magic that Ms. Alberts creates within her books. For me it just boils down to, I wanted more. I feel we only skimmed the surface Mark & Lacey’s potential as a couple, but it was only a novella. And even though I wanted more, this is still a sugary sweet romance that is sure to satisfy your romance sweet tooth and will definitely keep you entertained while reading.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Enjoyed it!

    Entertaining!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    ?....

    Is the new trend these super short novellas? Just barely enough storyline.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Good

    But too short

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