April 04, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Your Captivating Love (The Bennett Family #2) by Layla Hagen

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Welcome to my stop in the Your Captivating Love Blog Tour! In this post, you will find my review, a teaser (or two), an excerpt, and the purchase links of the book. Don't forget to keep scrolling down for a tour-wide giveaway by Layla Hagen, too!

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Logan Bennett knows his priorities. He is loyal to his family and his company. He has no time for love, and no desire for it. Not after a disastrous engagement left him brokenhearted. When Nadine enters his life, she turns everything upside down.

She’s sexy, funny, and utterly captivating. She’s also more stubborn than anyone he’s met…including himself.

Nadine Hawthorne is finally pursuing her dream: opening her own clothing shop. After working so hard to get here, she needs to concentrate on her new business, and can’t afford distractions. Not even if they come in the form of Logan Bennett. He’s handsome, charming, and doesn’t take no for an answer. After bitter disappointments, Nadine doesn’t believe in love. But being around Logan is addicting. It doesn’t help that Logan’s family is scheming to bring them together at every turn.

Their attraction is sizzling, their connection undeniable. Slowly, Logan wins her over. What starts out as a fling, soon spirals into much more than they are prepared for.

When a mistake threatens to tear them apart, will they have the strength to hold on to each other?

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I'm going to say this book is perfect for a light read.

I love reading about tight-knit families, mostly because I love reading the endless banters and constant ribbing. One just can't help but be sucked into the whole family thing, because they're very genuine and wonderful and everything I like reading about.

I'm happy to see that Logan and Nadine both have a story that defines them. If you will remember in my review of Your Irresistible Love (which is a companion novel and the first in the series), I had a bit of a problem in the character's depth. In this case, though, we see more of what makes Logan and Nadine who they are now, giving the readers a better understanding of the choices they made. I still find some parts lacking, but it's better than the said companion novel.

I must say, though, that I find the plot lacking. I was almost halfway through the book and I still had no idea what the point is. I mean, the characters are together, and they seemed to be living happily ever after--no hints of the conflict at all. I almost put it down and mark it as DNF because of this. I must also say that this book doesn't have enough angst, especially in the parts where it should have been heavy. I am also disappointed with the sexual tension--or lack thereof. Having read all of Layla Hagen's books, I was expecting that kind of sexual tension in Found in Us, but Your Captivating Love didn't even come close.

I think I'm still looking for that magic that I saw in Layla Hagen's previous books. I don't know what I saw in them that I am not seeing in this new series, but I know something is missing.

I liked Your Captivating Love enough to continue reading the upcoming books in the series.

Final verdict: I will leave that for you to decide.

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review

~ Zee

Your Captivating Love teaser

Blake opens his mouth, but a knock on the door interrupts us.
“Come in,” I call out.
The door opens, and Nadine comes in, wearing an elegant cardigan… And two seconds after stepping inside, she drops the cardigan to the floor. She’s stark naked underneath it.
Then she notices Blake.
“Oh, my God,” Nadine exclaims. Hurriedly, she covers herself with the cardigan again.
“I haven’t seen anything,” Blake says, turning to face the wall. Judging by his grin, he took an eyeful. The bastard.
Nadine’s blushing, Blake’s biting his fist to keep from laughing, and my dick’s twitching. Perfect.
“I thought you were alone, Logan,” Nadine says, mortified. She clutches the collar of her cardigan with both hands. “The security guard said all the employees on your floor have left.”
“I’m not an employee,” Blake chimes in. “He wasn’t there when I came into the building. Anyway, I’m leaving now.”
Nadine flattens herself against the wall as Blake heads to the door. She stares at a spot on the carpet the entire time. He doesn’t wipe off his smile, but at least he has the decency not to joke about it in front of her.
Nadine covers her face with her palms after he leaves. “I’m never going to be able to look Blake in the eyes again.”
I walk up to her, lying through my teeth. “He didn’t see anything.”
She peeks at me between her fingers. “You’re lying.”
“Fine, I am. Let’s forget about him.”
“I can’t believe this. The first time I was in this building, I soaked my dress and shoved my boobs in your face, and now—”
“Shh,” I say, fighting not to laugh.

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About the Author:
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it.
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