The Capture (book review)
The Capture is part of the Invitation to Eden series. It was written by Erika Wilde. This book tour was organized by N K Author Services. I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
There isn’t much that Jillian Noble can resist when it comes to her sexy, gorgeous husband, Dean. She’s become very independent in her daily life, but privately, behind closed doors, Jillian finds she loves submitting to her husband’s more dominant, erotic demands.
When Dean surprises her with an Invitation to Eden and promises to fulfill one of her secret fantasies, she can’t wait to find out what’s in store. While on the mysterious island, she’s auctioned off to a rogue pirate and imprisoned as his slave. What he commands of her is shocking, but there is no denying this dark, forbidden stranger, or the exquisite pleasure that comes with her ultimate surrender.
I've read a couple of Erika Wilde's book (aka Janelle Davidson)... and I have to say this was not my favorite. I don't know if it was because it was shorter (it seemed shorter) or what... but I just didn't feel the connection with Jillian and Dean that I did some of her other characters. Like Seth & Josie in The Cowboy's Gamble... I can think of that story and still totally recall the characters in my head. I know this is listed as Marriage Diaries #6... so maybe the characters have already had a book or 6? I didn't read the first 5.... so maybe that's where my disconnect is.
That said... I love the ideas behind the Invitation to Eden series. This was the first one that I read where a husband and wife were involved... and I like the idea that the married couple went to experience a fantasy and they actually enjoyed the fantasy together... just the 2 of them. No "cheating" or partner switching. While their were other people/couples in the scenes Jillian and Dean didn't venture out to include anyone else outside of watching and being public. It was nice to read about a happily married couple. I just wish I knew them better.
About the author:
Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.
So, why the new pen name?
As Janelle Denison I've always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you'll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I'm writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.
Currently, I'm working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian's sizzling new relationship.
I'm also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates. Sign up to receive my newsletter for updates and news!