Professional screen writer Nash Kirkland was just looking for another angle to continue his winning streak of Paranormal / Horror movies to follow in the steps of his latest hits. Witches - why not? Nash didn't believe in them but he could sell it and with a witch supposedly living in his neighborhood of Monterey, California, why not get some research done. Trying to keep everything professional was not easy once he met the local witch Morgana Donovan, but to say he wasn't captivated at once by the intensely beautiful proprietor of Wicca was an understatement. Morgana didn't need spells to make someone love her - however she also couldn't help falling in love herself when the `one' she'd been waiting for entered her life.
*** To say I could listen to this audio without being totally enthralled and captivated not only by the story but by the marvelous delivery and performance of Ms. Therese Plummer's performance was a foregone conclusion after the first chapter. I embraced the entire experience and quickly fell in love with Morgana and her wonderful cousins Sebastien and Anna. This blend of witchy characters were just enchanting.
Nash, however, was another story - he was so against the thought that Morgana could possibly be a witch it was almost comical to watch him try to deny the levitation, the instant fire in the fireplace and floating brandy glasses. More importantly, I wanted to shake him when he really couldn't get it through his head that his attraction for Morgana was the real thing - love and not simply lust.
Bottom Line: There were no great surprises in CAPTIVATED - just a marvelous love story, simple joy, and extreme enjoyment.
In Mary Ellen (Mel) Sutherland's mind, Sebastien Donovan was a fraud, a man who traded on others anguish and pain. However for her best friend, she was desperate enough to gather what help she could to find her friends missing baby. Reluctantly, Mel the skeptic and private investigator, agreed to enlist Sebastian's help. Though hating to admit it Sebastien soon proved he had some amazing gifts - amazing enough to even crack a bit of the wall Mel had built around her heart.
*** Pit two protagonists against one another and you always have a bit of fireworks in a story. Pitting a total hard-ass skeptic against a witch (even one who can't make most of his spells work) makes this the perfect scenario. In this Ms. Roberts has Sebastien, who's just come off of a very disturbing and draining bit of work tracking down a vicious serial killer and wants nothing but time to recoup his energy, facing a devastated mother and her friend, the skeptic! Actually, if it were just Mel who asked Sebastien would have shown her the door immediately - she was obnoxious and so totally not his type. However, it's just this type of a scenario that will work - opposites do attract - and when their goal is the same, magic sometimes happens.
Robert's put a lot more danger and action into ENTRANCED than CAPTIVATED creating animosity from the get go - always a surefire winner in my book. The plot of having a kidnapping ring of baby snatchers selling baby angels off was heart wrenching, and it didn't take long for Sebastien and Mary Ellen agreeing to work together and play nice. Naturally, with a devastatingly handsome hero as Sebastien it didn't take Mary Ellen long to find that he was special. However, sometimes one has to knock a couple of heads together to make them realize destiny is right in front of them!
Bottom line: Loved every moment!