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Captivated by You (Superstars in Love #1)

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Mark Delaney is a high profile movie star who wants nothing more than to visit his sister for the Christmas holiday before his big movie premiere. When he goes back to Colorado against his agent’s wishes, of course a snowstorm comes that lands his Maserati in a ditch. Stranded on a quiet road, he knocks on the door of the first house he sees—the same house that his former ...more
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Published November 6th 2012 by Swoon Romance
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2 1/2 to 3 stars

Captivated by You started strong and had great potential but ultimately fell short. This novella needed to be longer to effectively handle the amount of drama included in the short plot. Because of that, the drama and resolution felt rushed and unrealistic. Still, it's a sweet, sexy–if not slightly melodramatic–holiday read. If you don't mind a rushed plot, you'll enjoy this one.
Nov 13, 2012 Laura rated it liked it

”Tonight, we just enjoy each other. No questions. No expectations of a future together. Just be mine for one night. My own personal Christmas present, delivered to my door. Mine.”

Mark Delaney left for Hollywood to become a star leaving his small Colorado town and Lacey Robertson, his friend and crush behind. Home for a visit, the now famous movie star and heartthrob finds himself stranded on Lacey’s door step for the night. One night packed with all sorts of fun, sexy chemistry to unwrap and exp
~ Becs ~
Short sweet sexy romance.

Mark Delaney is a big-time Hollywood movie star back home in Colorado to visit his little sister for Christmas when he gets his Maserati stuck in ditch in a blizzard and has to knock on the door of the nearest house for shelter. This house belongs to Lacey – Lacey is the girl who’s always had a claim on Mark’s heart but he left her behind years ago when he went to Hollywood to pursue his acting dream.

It’s just a short novella as they share one hot steamy night of passion
Feb 02, 2013 AJ rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic, steamy, novella
This is a very quick little read about mega movie star, Mark, who is visiting family in his home town at Christmas, gets his car stuck in a ditch in the middle of a snowstorm, and ends up on the doorstep of an old high school friend.

When Lacey opens the door one snowy Christmas night and finds her high school crush and first love on her doorstep, she gets the shock of her life. Inviting him in, they easily fall back into their comfortable old rapport, plus a whole heap of sexual tension. And wh
Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog
This story was about getting a second chance at your first love on Christmas and it sure was a short, sweet and sexy novella. Mark is a huge Hollywood Actor who has returned home to visit his little sister for Christmas. He gets stuck in a blizzard and has to go seek shelter from the storm at the nearest house. This house belongs to Lacey, the girl from his past whose heart left with him when he left town and who unbeknownst to her has a piece of his. (This will be a series.).

”Tonight, we just e
Nov 09, 2012 Bethany rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Mark and Lacey have been friends since they were little kids. After graduation Mark leaves to follow his dream to become a movie star and leaves his friendship with Lacey behind too. They both haven’t seen each until a Christmas snow storm strands Mark in his home town years later, with nowhere to go but to his old friend's house. Things get pretty interesting after that.

That was such a cute, fast read. I loved it. Diane Alberts is now officially one of my favorites. She knows what this
Nov 22, 2012 Debbie rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on Talk Supe

Who wouldn't want a second chance with their first love? For Lacey Robertson, that's exactly what she gets for Christmas.

"He was rich and famous - and she was still a small town girl who used to tutor him in math."

During a winter storm, Hollywood heartthrob, Mark Delaney, ends up getting stranded on a Colorado road after his Maserati ends up on a ditch. Miles away from his sister's house, Mark ends up walking to an old childhood friends house. This isn't just
Heidi McLaughlin
Dec 21, 2012 Heidi McLaughlin rated it it was amazing
Man I was set for this high profile romance where all these wannabe girlfriends come flying out of the closet to upset Lacey. I hunkered down for an all-nighter, determined to read this in one sitting. And then it ended! Before I was ready for it too. I immediately asked Diane what was up, how could you tease me like this? You know what she did, she ran into the field laughing and pointing her knitting needles at me!

Mark and Lacey sizzle as the couple that never where even though both wanted it.
Snigdha Prakash
A short and sweet book.
Actually just to the point romance.
Nice and fun.
Diane Alberts has always been a great writer.
This short one bring no exception to her writing skills.
Loved the main characters and the story line.
Would've loved an epilogue..
But nonetheless, as I said...a fun read. :)
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Very short romance. It was a nice read, but could have been a lot better had it been fleshed out more.
Nov 09, 2012 Marran rated it really liked it
such a sweet,short little story
Sep 25, 2016 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary-r
3.5 stars. I liked the premise of this book very much. It had potential for an excellent book, but the book is very short and feels incomplete.
Dec 03, 2012 Alyssa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Review posted at Hesperia Loves Books

Captivated By You was a short & sweet Christmas novella that I thought was perfect for the Christmas season. The story started off very strong and I loved the premise, I’m always a sucker for second chance romance. However, somewhere in the middle, it took a turn that, for me, made it fall a little flat.

I loved the back story and potential that Mark & Lacey’s story had. Friends, who definitely wanted more, in high school but never quite getting the t
Fyreball Reed
Dec 29, 2012 Fyreball Reed rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemp-romance
Great premise, I thought. Hot actor returns to home town and comes across old friend, one he could have had something with once upon a time. However, the story felt rushed - this might be my error in not realizing this was a novella (I read it in a couple of hours, it was 100 pages on my Kindle). Even as a novella it disappointed, though.
I thought the plot was full of holes - Hero (Mark) needs to get out of town and back to Hollywood for a movie premiere. It's Christmas eve and snow
Kelly Hashway
Nov 20, 2012 Kelly Hashway rated it it was amazing
Everyone wants a second chance at the one that got away. In Captivated By You Mark and Lacey get just that thanks to a snow storm that keeps Mark from getting back to his Hollywood actor life and his fake Hollywood girlfriend. The chemistry between Mark and Lacey is evident from the start. They've known each other for years and secretly loved each other, but for various reason, never got together. Now, snowed in and thrown together by a twist of fate, neither can deny the feelings they've had fo ...more
Nov 25, 2012 Rustys rated it liked it

Cute holiday tale of two people reunited after years of separation

Lacey Robertson a school teacher and Mark Delany a movie star
grew up together and Lacey tutored Mark in high school.

He left Colorado to follow his dream of becoming a star, she stayed and went to college to become a teacher. They cared about one another but they were young and had a life ahead of them and they weren't ready to be together.

When the two meet again sparks fly and the control they had when they were younger disappears
Nov 20, 2012 iloveladyporn rated it really liked it
I was Captivated but the story line.
It was kind of heart breaking that they spent so much time apart not realizing they were meant to be together. Well it's not that easy as Lacey is a small town school teacher and Mark is all Hollywood so Mark will need to do a lot of convincing to make Lacey see that what they have is something worth fighting for. Just a little sex nothing raunchy or over the top.
Ending is good and there is more that could be told
or not either way I was happy with it.

Read the
Sep 15, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
This is a short novella. It started off well, Mark getting stuck in snow and being near high school friend Lacey and finding her in when seeking shelter...old emotions well up and the potential was there, but it then felt rushed and everything seemed to be fixed in a few short hours...considering they hadn't been in touch for 8 years...I felt it was too much too fast! It was a shame it was not longer and there was no epilogue...I would've liked to have known how Lacey coped with her debut on the ...more
Meredith Booke
Jan 27, 2013 Meredith Booke rated it liked it
The reason this story gets three stars rather than four is that though the premise is great, the author doesn't deliver. I think that too much is packed into what is a short story, meaning that much of the issues aren't actually dealt with.

Personally, I think it needed to be longer and properly address both characters' backgrounds and issues. As it stands, it's merely a convenient plot for some rather hot sex scenes. And having read other books by this author I found that disappointing.

It's not
Nov 01, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
Shelves: wish-list
quick cute story about mark delaney and lacey denying their true feelings until one snowy night causes his maserati to get stuck in a ditch and leads him right to her door. lacey thought this was her one chance to have one special night with him and then he would be gone forever but she could never have guessed that he wanted more and is willing to make changes in his life to make their relationship work.
Nov 20, 2013 sam rated it it was amazing
I wanted something short, funny and hot... so I got it. I read it and I love it. It was very Christmas mood, which was totally perfect for me, and the love was there all the times. I like the two pov's, but I like Mark's more. I want a another short story about them, how sad that my wish cannot become true. BUT I really love it and I recommend it. :)
Dec 10, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
Check out my review, a teaser, and a character interview during and after my blog tour stop on December 10, 2012 --
Tracie Redmond
Dec 29, 2012 Tracie Redmond rated it liked it
I would have to agree with the other reviews. I really enjoyed the story truly did but it was just too short. there could have been so much more added. like what happens after???how does life continue. just to short and to abrupt.
Amanda Sheila
I liked this book but it's not really my favorite. Mostly because it's too short and the story's just way too predictable. Definitely not going to be my last Diane Alberts because I read some of her books, and I enjoyed them better than this one.
Mark is now a celebrity with a small town past.

Lacey is still in the small town an is hurt that Mak her crush an once someone she tutored left her out to dry when he moved away to chase fame.

Reason for my two stars is solely on the length of the book.
Super short read
Nov 28, 2012 Krystal rated it really liked it
Shelves: holiday-themed

I really enjoyed this. I kinda wish it was a full Novel but I'm ok with it. In the course of one night both Mark and Lacey's lives change. It was sweet and heart felt. I will be looking forward for the Superstars in love Series.
Dec 12, 2012 Dana rated it liked it
I give this 3.5 stars...I didn't realize it was as short as it was, but I still enjoyed it and felt connected with the just wasn't long enough to really develop the character and their relationship.
Dec 21, 2013 stephabo rated it really liked it
For as short as the book was, it was good. Nice and tidy. If you're going to do a short story, pull the ending together, leave the reader knowing (even though it's not really in black or white) what's going to happen to the hero/heroine. That's what this book did.

Very sweet, romantic read.
Had I known this was one of those short stories, I probably would have skipped it. I thought this was a full length novel. But the feelings that came pouring out of these two after not seeing each other for 8 years seemed ridiculous to me.
Lilah Chavez
I enjoyed it , even though it was short, I felt that it had enough of a story to be a complete short story . which , I don't know about you, but I've been finding that most novellas just don't feel complete . this felt complete . fav!
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Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fur ...more
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