CAPTURED Box Set #review

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Hi all!   I’m participating in the REVIEW portion of this tour; gotta admit, though, that I didn’t read ALL of the stories…  Therefore, you’ll just find comments under some of the book blurbs.  What you do need to know is that I REALLY think this is a great buy – ESPECIALLY at the 99 cent price!!!!
Captured Box Set

by Opal Carew, Cathryn Fox, Eve Langlais, T.J. Michaels, Sharon Page, S.E. Smith, and Pepper Winters, along with Teresa Morgan and Mandy Rosko.
Genre: Alpha Males
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CAPTURED is a steamy collection from today’s hottest authors featuring 9 sexy bad boys trying to capture your heart, every way they know how.  New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Opal Carew, Cathryn Fox, Eve Langlais, T. J. Michaels, Sharon Page, S.E. Smith, and Pepper Winters, along with Teresa Morgan and Mandy Rosko bring you nine tales of sensual seduction featuring alpha male heroes determined to have their way, and willing to do anything to get it, even if that means a little seductive persuasion…
DEBT OF HONOR by Opal Carew
Held captive by a domineering sheikh… and made to pay for a crime she did not commit
Have you ever read one of those Harlequin Sheik romances?  Well, think of this as one of those… on VIAGRA.   Yup, you can always count on Opal Carew to put the H-O-T in HOT, and this is no exception.  Be prepared for a capture fantasy gone awry along with f/f and f/f/m sexual situations!  If you think that will be too much for you, you can always just keep your veils on & move to the next story!
YOURS TO TAKE by Cathryn Fox
Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom.
This is a VERY sexy read – but I must say I was disappointed by it.  No, not the actual story – that was quite steamy with some BDSM-y themes – what disappointed me was that it was in the set.  I’ve read this as a standalone… it’s been in another anthology in the last 12 months (can’t remember which one off the top of my head)… and here it is again.  Guess that just proves that it IS worth the read, right??!!!!!??
Fall in love? Never! An alien assassin turned pirate has no use for an emotion he can’t sell, but that doesn’t stop him from falling for the human he captures.
This is also a repeat of a standalone.  I’ve yet to really get “into” the alien / cyborg series that Eve Langlais writes, but just because I haven’t been able to doesn’t mean it won’t be YOUR favorite!  If you’ve read anything from Eve before you’ll know to expect some smexy scenes and a fun heroine!
JAGUAR’S RULE by T. J. Michaels
After an irresistible night of passion with Reya, Aaron James longs to hold her close forever. Little does he know that the tall, sleek beauty has a carnal secret—and he’s the one who needs protection. 
Sorry.  Didn’t read it…yet.   Will update when I do!
The last thing Maxine Foss ever expected was to be handcuffed to a sexy, but crazy, guy who claims he’s an Arabian prince… and is determined to seduce her. Best. Abduction. Ever.
Oh, this was such a good one, and so heart-wrenching, too!  Sayd handcuffs Max to himself so that she can’t get away from him again, but what he doesn’t realize is that she has absolutely NO IDEA she is actually his wife!  Her memories were affected by the bad guys and she’s been lost to him for years – but oh, how he works to get her memories back – oh la la! 
FAST AND MINE by Sharon Page 
College student Claire gets lessons in seduction from sexy, hot street bike racer, Sawyer. But when she’s kidnapped by his psychotic sponsor to force him to race, can Sawyer save her and win her heart?
Good read.   Again, a repeat from another anthology because I know I’ve read it before…
BURNS LIKE FIRE by Mandy Rosko
Jack Marilla is out for revenge for the deaths of his family, and the burn scars that cover his body. To get it, he has to hunt down the woman he used to love, the paranormal fire starter who set his house ablaze with him, and his family, locked inside of it. When he catches her, however, he faces his biggest challenge yet. To not believe her when she claims to be innocent, or fall for her seduction..
Sorry.  Didn’t read it…yet.   Will update when I do!
DEBT INHERITANCE by Pepper Winters
Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey.  There are no rules. Only payments..
I’ve seen lots of press on this book, and in every single piece it has the warning that this is a DARK story.  Well, folks, when the author gives you a warning, HEED IT!  If you choose to read this be prepared for:  degradation & humiliation, non-consensual sexual situations & slavery, and a “To Be Continued…” ending.  I made the mistake of ending my evening reading this, and it so disturbed me (and let me further add that I was SKIMMING it because I just found it to be like a car crash – horrifying to see but you still have to look) that I slept HORRIBLY.  I guess Pepper Winters did her job… WELL!
Things take a turn for the worse when Riley St. Claire is kidnapped by aliens and forced to choose a mate. The problem is, it would have been better, and safer, for the aliens if they had left Riley back on Earth.
Out of all the stories I read in the CAPTURED boxed set, I must say that THIS was my FAV!!   I laughed so friggin’ HARD through this whole thing and have looked up SE Smith’s backlist.  Yes, it was that good & that much fun!

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