Rating: 4 Stars

Publisher: Self Published 

Genre:  Gay Romance

Tags: Bodyguard & Movie Star MCs, Age Gap, Sociopath, Sweet But Not 

Length: 72,000 Words

Reviewer: Kazza 

Purchase At:  amazon


Jayne Shepherd has spent his life blending in. He smiles. He laughs. He’s likable. He’s also a sociopath. His emotions are limited. Love, fear, desire don’t exist in his world. Until he meets Elijah.

Elijah Dunne had everything. Third generation Hollywood royalty. Child star. Untouchable. Until one man ruined it all. Elijah fled LA to try to forget, but now, he’s back on top and back on a monster’s radar. Elijah doesn’t think he’ll ever feel safe. Until he meets Shepherd.

Elijah and Shep only have one thing in common. They both wear masks. Shep makes Elijah feel protected. Seen. Elijah makes Shep just feel. Now that he’s had a taste, he’s not about to let him go.

Everybody warns that what they have isn’t real. Shep is obsessed with Elijah, not in love. But Elijah craves Shep’s obsession. He can’t imagine life without him. In Hollywood, being a sociopath is more a life skill than a diagnosis. Could Shep be the monster Elijah needs to finally slay his demons?

The blurb gives you plenty to go off for Captivating. I’ll just add that it’s sweet but it has an edge to it. An unexpected turn. I enjoy an obsessive romance and this fits. I especially enjoy certain… gestures. Good reading for those who want something unusual but desire a romance at the core. I just wish the cover was given more thought. I honestly believe if the cover was upgraded to match the blurb, this book would attract further attention.