Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Captivated (Bruised #2)” as Want to Read:
Captivated (Bruised #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Bruised #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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
Published March 1st 2014 by Sugar and Spice Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Captivated, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Captivated

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-51
Average rating 3.76  · 
Rating details
 ·  29 ratings  ·  8 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Captivated (Bruised #2)
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
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
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
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
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
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
rated it liked it
May 21, 2015
rated it it was amazing
May 03, 2014
Blondella Bethea
rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2020
Derrick Hollins
rated it it was amazing
Jun 22, 2018
rated it liked it
Jul 19, 2020
rated it liked it
Oct 24, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Oct 06, 2014
Della Wrigjt
rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2018
laura Mosley
rated it really liked it
May 17, 2020
angella jackson
rated it it was amazing
Jul 22, 2018
Crystal Connor
rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2021
rated it liked it
Mar 28, 2020
rated it liked it
Dec 22, 2016
Robin Chartay
rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2015
rated it liked it
Mar 05, 2016
Margaret Edwards
rated it liked it
Mar 29, 2019
rated it it was ok
Jun 01, 2015
Doreen R. Poitier
rated it really liked it
May 17, 2015
rated it liked it
Jan 30, 2017
Tricia Arthur
rated it liked it
Oct 03, 2018
marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2013
marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2014
Danee Akason
marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2014
L.J (Lisa Jane)
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2014
Libby Waterford
marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2014
marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2014
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2014
marked it as to-read
May 19, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2014
Charilene Lucas
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Jodie J.
marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • My One and Only (Very Irresistible Bachelors, #5)
  • Dark Haven Illusion (The Children Of The Gods #47)
  • Blues of Autumn
  • Cross Her Heart (Bree Taggert, #1)
  • Pretend You're Mine (A "Kind of" Billionaire Book 3)
  • Forbidden (F-BOMB: SEALs Love Curves Book 7)
  • Dark Haven Unmasked (The Children Of The Gods #48)
  • Cowboy with a Badge (Cameron Cowboys, #3)
  • Close Encounter, Part 1
  • Dead On Time (Unconventional Truth Series, #1)
  • Cold As Puck (Cold Love #1)
  • Rogue (The Black Cobra MC #1)
  • Love The Wine You're With (Raise A Glass, #1)
  • Kept Secrets (Whispering Pines Mystery  #2)
  • Deja Vu
  • Killian (Band of Navy Seals, #1)
  • Wait For It (Better In Bed Book 1)
  • Persuading the Dragon (Stonefire British Dragons #9)
See similar books…
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.

Join mailing list:


Other books in the series

Bruised (5 books)
  • Bruised (Bruised #1)
  • Disturbed (Bruised #3)
  • Entangled
  • Twisted

News & Interviews

  In most romances, a romp in the hay comes after many chapters of meeting cute, silent pining, and steamy banter. Not so for books that...
31 likes · 6 comments