Okay. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t giggle while writing the above. But literally, this is, more or less, the first half of Captive Surrender by Linda Mooney. The second half is our hero & heroine dealing with the repercussions of their actions, emotionally and, well, lawfully.
This was my first read by Linda Mooney, and I had no qualms with her style. I enjoyed the world she created, though we don’t get the full taste of it. Captive Surrender is a novella, a tease into the world Ms. Mooney has created. Our heroine, Maurra, is the alpha here, while her hero, Safan takes shotgun as Beta. And that’s okay – it works. They play off each other fairly well.
This novella tangos between erotica and romance. It gets fairly graphic at times, though the romantic conflict takes precedence as the story progresses. To me it felt rushed, and I didn’t really believe the connection these two felt for one another.
Long story short, Captive Surrender makes for a great quickie. Steamy, sensual, and adventurous.
Romance: 1/5 Raunch: 4/5