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Captured (Vice, Virtue & Video #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  329 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
Lifelong best friends James Laird and Lola Caraway are reunited when Lola moves to LA after college. Lola is starting her new life, new job, and a new romance with a successful lawyer–a relationship which forces James to question the nature of his feelings for Lola.

Meanwhile James’ agent has him making BDSM films, though to him it’s all an act. Unfortunately, these films h
Paperback, 214 pages
Published April 2014 by Omnific Publishing (first published November 25th 2012)
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Rach  *Feisty kitty*
I was really surprised with how much I loved this book.

I picked it up because it was cheap and I liked the sound of it. I didn't realise there were books before it from their younger days. But considering I hadn't read them I didn't get lost in the story as the book fills you in enough on past events.

James and Lola's relationship is so sweet. He wants to protect her and they both slowly develop stronger feelings for each other as this book goes on.

I enjoyed this hot read, but not saying its for
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5 Stars

I've never needed love before in my life, just a good time, but I need her to love me because I'm so fuckin' crazy in love with her.

This was such a impromptu read. I was surfing Smashwords, looking for some good freebies to feed my Kindle when I come across this series. Before reading this, you must read the three previous short stories first. I downloaded all three, plus this one, for free and I'm so happy I did. The short stories, though enjoyable and very fast reads, was nothing co
It's just me Shelly B
“When I kissed you, that was the single most intimate thing I’ve ever done in my life.."

James and Lola.......they are so sweet! But really not that innocent, well James anyway because he's still living life as a porn star! Now our sweet Lola is still the innocent virgin best friend but for how long?

They've been best friends since they were children and occasionally messed around...very innocently;) It started out with a kiss here a fondle there and maybe a little more once they got older but ne
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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WOW This was pretty freakin awesome! I'm not sure what I expected after reading the three short prequels to this full length book, but I was pretty blown away! It was so sweet and touching how James and Lola came to realize their feelings for each other were more than platonic. A very erotic and steamy story here! Plus we get a side plot with a crazy ass dominatrix and big fu*k up by James that make him do some major internal reflecting! Throughout I kept thinking that I wanted the ending of thi ...more
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Sab by: Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥
Being busy, I don't usually write reviews. I just give the stars that they deserve. However with this series, I am taking a special time off to write a review. Because, you dear Ms. Giovanni, deserve this review.

After reading this series, please listen to this song. I don't know if this is the song that was on the author's mind, but I just think that it fits well.

Ed Sheeran - Kiss Me

Settle down with me
And I'll be your safety
You'll be my lady

I was made to keep your body warm
But I'm cold as,
The BookChick
Dear James,

I don't know whether I want to punch you in the junk or kiss your face off.


Seriously, this is how I felt the entire book. James' dual-natured persona is still very much present in Captured. Captured begins with life after college for Lola. She has moved to California with James and she is working at a job she particularly hates and for a boss who she'd like to introduce to a shredder...face first. But, James is her constant and the bright light in her otherwise dreary day. Jame
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*Kindle copy provided for review*
I just read Captured (Vice, Virtue & Video #2) by Bianca Giovanni, and also Revealed, back to back. Cuz I'm that damn awesome and y'all know I love my naughty reads.
Let me scoop my jaw up off the floor...
Mother if you are reading this, just please advert your eyes!
Dear Lord, save me now! I just may be in love with a manwhore. James *EEEEEP* You have James, a porn star. Makes a girl wanna rip off her hubbys clothes later after
Jen ~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog
4.5 stars!
What a hot, crazy and wild ride! James is HOT, as usual and Lola is innocent, pure and oh so sweet. I loved that I hated the villain in this story and there were so many surprises and sexy moments. This series came out of nowhere for me and totally CAPTURED my attention! Can't wait to see where James and Lola go from here. Definitely one click!!
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
This book was just okay for me. I had high hopes after reading the synopsis. I thought the storyline sounded good and that it might just be a hidden gem. The story fell sorta flat for me. I just couldn't get into it. Hoping to find the next great book so I can get out of this book funk.
Gwen ~the Book Diva

5 "Easily Satisfied" Stars!

*ARC provided to G the Book Diva Blog in exchange for an honest review*

I will admit the premise kind of had me worried. Does it make sense for a successful porn star and his sweet and innocent childhood BFF to fall in love.

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So I half expected the major point of James being a successful pornstar to be minimized like "Whatever, he's a pornstar, oh well" and that true love would prevail...blah blah. I was bracing for Sleazeball City and what I got wasn't
Example. FIRST
The Dungeon Set~~~~Bound Babes 8
**I believe everyone has a visual for this set up. BDSM baby.
Spankings, nipple clamps, fucking, and last but not least a hummer:O
Ok, that's a wrap. Just for a bit.

~~I still have a scene with a brunette where we'll be using a butt plug and a riding crop this MORNING, and LATER this AFTERNOON I'm doing a regular scene with a blonde who's going to be suspended from the ceiling and flogged before we fuck
It's just another day for James the cocksman. Iron
Veronica of V's Reads
I read REVEALED and I wan't sure what to expect out of the sequel--I knew Lola and James had a real connection. Best friends into lovers are some of my fave romances, but it seemed like these two had far too much baggage to make that transition.

I mean, really, a virgin and a porn star? Even James knows it's nuts. This story picks up after Lola's graduated college and moved to LA to be near her BFF, and take a job at a law firm. Of course, Lola and James are as close as ever. And, that bears unin
NOTE: Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. To borrow another reviewer's words, this is a sweet and sexy erotica and seldom do I read about those. Despite all the erotica I've read, I found this a breath of fresh air.

Lola and James's story tugged at my heartstrings. I love a girl-and-boy-as-best-friends type of story and I liked how it turned out. Both of them have their own insecurities, they've been through a lot and even long di
Future Slayer Girl
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of naughty
For the love of all that is holy--I don't feel bad at all for loving the crap out of this series!

Do I want to kill James 95% of the time? Of course I do!

I think a good firm smack on the back of the head about 1,000 times wouldn't have stopped him from half the stuff he was doing. I just couldn't help but fall in love with just how in love these two people were with one another. Lola's total acceptance of him made me want to weep, because you get that so little these days. She knew her best fri
Beth Hastings
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Loved the whole series - I highly recommend these books. Be sure to read them in order - 3 short stories then this long one. It is worth your time and trouble to read them all and read them in order. There were times when I was reading this book that it got so intense I had to stop reading for a short time and calm down! That never happens to me. I think the author did an fantastic job of having the characters act in ways that were real for them - very in character. And you just ...more
Cyn Mistress Kitty
Awwww what a great series. I love James and Lola. James is such a sweetie. He is a sensitive soul who shows everything he feels. I loved that he isn't afraid to cry. He and Lola truly are soul mates and Lola was so strong and wise beyond her years.
Wow, Eva was E.V.I.L. Yikes.
Now on to Man of the Year. Yay.
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(Review for books 1 and 2)
Holy hell, what a ride! I can honestly say this series is unlike anything I’ve read, and that comes with a lot of positives but also some negatives. Taking a sex-driven alpha porn star, giving him a huge soft side for his best friend, and then making their love story work is no easy task, and I have to give Bianca Giovanni props for what she’s done here.

The history that James and Lola shared was probably my favorite part of this story, because I loved that they’d share
It blew my mind that we come back to this achingly sexy friends one year after Lola graduates from college. That means several years after Lola started experimenting her first sexual steps with James.

First reviewed on Literaria

This time, it's fun to see how used to the porno business James is. We get to visit him while he's shooting some new films. In this novel, though, things get way dark at his work. There's a plot twist that I hadn't anticipated that's both
Monica Cullip
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Vice, Virtue & Video - Captured.
Bianca Giovanni
This story was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review and was orignially reviewed for We Love Kink.
This is the second story involving the characters of Lola, 23 and James 26 who have been best friends for the past fifteen years. She has recently graduated from college and has moved into his apartment building to be closer to him. He is a well sought after porn star specializing in BDSM films. She is still are virgin and really has no idea
Tina Harris
Apr 14, 2014 rated it liked it
As we continue on the story of Lola and James. It picked up with her out of college and moving to live in LA with James. They still have the uncontrollable desire to be near each other. As if they need each other to breathe, in a way that is the truth although there is more than just friendship but both don’t want to admit.

Lola, college graduate, 23, still holding her “V Card” has found someone that she is attracted to and thinks this will be the one although he is a bit older than her. Eric se
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Every time I finish one of Bianca Giovanni’s books, I am beyond anxious for the next. It is one of those books where when you see you are getting to the last couple of chapters, you almost want to slow down and try to draw it out a little longer.

After I finished this book, I put on Chaka Kahn’s, ‘Through The Fire”, because it was sort of playing in my head as I read it. James may have always looked out for Lola in the years past, but now Lola is there for him in a big way. In Urban Dictionary u
Jessica Figueroa
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This book picks up after Lola graduates from college and James is still working in the porn industry. James and Lola are still friends and managed to get passed the sexual chemistry from the first book and remain friends. Now Lola is getting into dating and James now is roped into some sleazy deal made by his boss and Eva a women known for his hardcore BDSM. James isn't into it but how Eva has managed to find out about Lola and her being a virgin so she makes James make some hard choices.

Just w
Julie Friedland Linhart
So I still freaking love this series. I honestly would have given this 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 stars. Let me explain why not the whole 5 stars. First we jump into the future and Lola has graduated college and moved to LA near James. I'm cool with that. Where I deduct points is that she's still a virgin! For crying out loud...she beautiful and has a great personality and a great body, but in 4 years of college she never has sex. And I didn't deduct anything in book 1 for the vCard thing because she was st ...more
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, James and Lola, they have the most intensely bonded and honest relationship ever, it's so solid and drama free. The unconditional love and support they have for each other is amazing. The way James looks at Lola and sees her inner beauty and not just her outer beauty is heartwarming. The way Lola sees James as a tender and caring guy rather than a bonafide porn star is endearing. James is not a jerk at all and Lola isn't shallow. They are both well developed characters who share so much of ...more
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this series. Start from the beginning with the short stories as it will give you a deeper feeling for the characters. I felt such angst during this novel. I had to put it aside a few times to calm myself down. I just didn't know which way the author was going to direct it. I have never read anything from Ms. Giovanni, so was she a HEA or were things going to end badly for all involved?

The villain in this story is especially evil. It had me tied up in knots. It was during this s
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Vice, Virtue & Video series tells us the story of two best friends and neighbors, James Laird and Lola Caraway.

This series is for sure different. Good different. The plot is unique and captivating.

James and Lola share amazing, strong friendship and relationship. The bond that they have between them is intense and firm.

I very much enjoyed getting to know both of them and peeling layer by layer of their story.

They are both a magnificent developed characters. Lola is strong and loyal and sweet
I love Lola & James. I love them because I can identify with the, "no we shouldn't do this because of the potential consequences, but we really want to", feelings. Fortunately for them they could act on not so much. What I like most about this novel is that when things got real and bad yes there were arguments and sadness but it didn't take years of wasted time. I hate when there are years missing. If people were just willing to listen and fight for that someone. I guess that is ...more
Francine Petro
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes! The sequel to Revealed DID NOT DISAPPOINT! James is as sexy as ever and his relationship with Lola is going to the next level! They are so right for each other and they just needed to get past all the what ifs and s/he's my best friend. That is how great love stories start, starting out as best friends! Lola is now in California and all is right in the world for these two, or so it appears!

James is having some "trouble" at work which is weighing heavy on his mind and he doesn't know
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Bianca Giovanni was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She grew up with a single mother and Italian grandmother, who was an avid reader. She has had a love of writing since childhood, but self-published her first short stories in 2012. Bianca’s strong female characters and witty dialogue have struck a chord with readers and led to her popularity on self-publishing platforms.

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Vice, Virtue & Video (6 books)
  • First Dance (Vice, Virtue & Video, #0.5)
  • Revealed (Vice, Virtue & Video, #1)
  • Letting Go (Vice, Virtue & Video #1.5)
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“Because I absolutely, positively cannot fuck you, Lola,” he says like it’s a formal declaration.

I furrow my brow and salute him, which makes him snicker.”
“So you'll be my bodyguard for any guys who want to introduce me to anal?' I joke.

'I will defend your virtue and your ass to the death,' he says with a knightly vow.”
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