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Captivated

(Bruised #2)

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When she first lays eyes on Mya Riley’s slashed up body, Baltimore Detective Lisa Swanson is certain that the Sandman, a ruthless serial killer from her past has reemerged. Lisa dives headfirst into the case with her partner Dee, and lovesick Winston Lewis, a detective who grows more captivated with Lisa by the day.

The Sandman wreaks bloodthirsty havoc throughout the city
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Published March 1st 2014 by Sugar and Spice Press
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Lauren lorenzo
I hate that guy Winston. Gosh he annoyed me the whole book with ''the is something between us'' Ah you idiot you don't know her and she has a man but still it has to be about you and your ego. I hate these kind of guys that takes no even if you tell him you don't want them but still don't listen,that don't respect your relationship. Lisa with ''Winston is hot'' ''This can't happen'' girl you have a man if you don't love him break up with him instead of leading him on if you are confused. He tell ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
It appears a twisted serial killer has once again taken the city of Baltimore by surprise. Woman are being hunted and once again Baltimore Detectives Lisa Swanson and Dee Quarter are called on the case. The evidence and method of the murders seem very familiar to Lisa. She believes it’s the work of the Sandman. Captivated is Book 2 in the Bruised series.

Five years prior Lisa worked with well known Detective Adam Mann. Adam has since retired, but with the killer back on the loose Lisa is in frequ
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P.
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Let me start with the positive. The idea of the storyline is good. It has suspense and a few twists to it.
The negative - the two female detectives. Lisa, the head detective, is too darn emotionally damaged to hold such a position. Her character is too whiney 75% of the time. The 25% she tries to be the tough cop, but her whiney outweighs the toughness and the whole persona doesn't ring true. The other detective, Dee, I'm not sure why she was even in the book, let alone the series. Other than he
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Shonell Bacon
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Captivated, right out the gate, is a great story.

Stacy-Deanne delivers a fast-paced thriller with strong characters, intense plot, and wicked twists. I was engrossed with the story's dialogue and the friendship between main characters, Baltimore detectives Lisa Swanson and Dee Quarter, almost as much as I enjoyed the hum of romantic and suspenseful tension that thrummed throughout the story.

Another PLUS to this story? It's the second book in Stacy-Deanne's Bruised series; however, I never felt
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sha'kia
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good you'll never guess it!!

Lisa and jake are still going strong,but a curve ball name the sandman & Winston comes to tear them apart. Lisa is certain that her new case is the serial killer from years ago on a case that she first worked. Winston transfers to Lisa precinct hoping they spark some flames only to become a pain to her relationship. Lisa is certain she knows the killer,so she recruits the help of her old partner Mann to crack the case. Lisa has a lot on her plate from Winston flirt
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Southern Born
Feb 01, 2014 rated it liked it
After reading this book, I am more intrigued in suspense. I read book 1, and couldn't wait until book two came out. I am falling in love ( okay, I already fell) with Jake. I was surprised at the twist in this book. I sat reading going, "ooooooooohhhhhhhh- really!!!" this book was worth the wait and I'm glad I didn't have to wait that long. I look forward to the adventures and the love that blossoms between these two characters. The side kicks are fun and interesting, too. Can't wait until book 4 ...more
Shelia
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Detective Lisa Swanson is back and she comes face to face with her past. Instead of running from fear, she decides to face it head on. Winston has the hots for her but she's in love with Jake or is she? Captivated was fast-paced and the suspense of trying to figure out who the serial killer was kept me reading. ...more
Nancy  L Thompson
Much Better

I enjoyed this book much better than the 1st one. But now I'm wondering if I like Lisa. I understand feelings, but I think she of all people should make a choice and stop straddling the fence
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Stacy-Deanne (pronounced Dee-Anne) is an award-winning and bestselling novelist of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women's fiction novels.

Her work includes Everlasting, Melody, Bruised, and Captivated. Stacy is a 2011 and 2012 African-American Literary Award nominee.

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