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Secret aspiring comedian Autumn Reynolds is a girl gone...not wild exactly. More like lazy. Since her boyfriend abandoned her in New York City for a bunch of improv groupies she’s had two priorities; sucking the nitrous out of whipped cream cans and making sex comics about her mysterious landlord.

Blake hates people—and sunlight—with good reason. Imagine his surprise when
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published June 11th 2018 by Dangerbailey
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
What did he have? A cave on the first floor, heaps of books and an aversion to sunlight. No. He had one more thing. The ability to make her his captive.

Sweet mother of all ovaries. I can't even right now. This was FILTHY. SO deliciously filthy. It was also quirky and fun, with a dose of feels. But it was sooooooo filthy. Bailey and Dangerfield are a powerhouse duo that have created an addict in me. I demand more of their dual writing magic. DEMAND IT. Can't live with
Melanie A.
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"You don't want to change the right person, you just want to be where they are."
Gah! AMAZING! Is there anything better than well-written smut with substance? Well, how about well-written unique smut with substance that's filled with laugh-out-loud moments? I swear, for me, it doesn't get much better than this!

Long story, short, Autumn hates NYC. And worst of all, after coming to the US from Australia to support her long-time boyfriend, he cheats on her. Her new reality: sh
Isabella. R
5 Fun-Size Stars ⭐️

Autumn, an Australian expat is alone in New York after being cheated on by her ex-boyfriend. With limited choices, the end of her working visa is looking appealing.

During a drunken episode amidst her pity party (a bottle of gin with a straw will do that to you), she accidentally gives her landlord a page out of her sex- comic. An explicit illustration of the two of them in a very compromising position.

"Whelp. Smart and fucking humongous. Where had she gotten off turning this
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
<3 4,5-5 stars <3

Omg I loved it so much! I had a smile most of the time and it was super hot!! Autumn and Blake were so perfect for each other! I loved that they were awkward and cute and funny at times!!Their romance was unique and so different.


The plot was really good and I was intrigued from the first pages, but what make me fall in love even more with the story was the characters!I loved them so much, they have a great connection and they were super hot!


Captivated will leave you breathless
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳

So there is steamy contemporary romance... and then there's Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield level of... filth.
This book is HOT. So hot it'll certainly burn your grabby little hands.
I had to put it on hold at some point yesterday because... I couldn't read through a scene in a public place without physically giving clues about what was within my hands. Blushing, squirming, giving furtives glances around because I was sure everyone KNEW how dirty my book was!

Although I'm pretty sure I can be stea
Jade Violet
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm not tagging this one, I'm not going to summarize it either. I merely want to bask in the absolute pleasure I got from this story, these two wonderfully beautiful multi-faceted characters and a beautiful uniqueness away from the stereotypical romance formula. Blake is truly out of this world - anyone would be so lucky to have him - just proof that sometimes the best thing can be standing right in front of you but if you don't take the time to see it and to look past the outer shell, you'll mi ...more
Aisling Zena
4.5 stars

Ever wondered what would happen if two of your favourite go-to authors decided to collaborate? Well, wonder no more. Tessa and Eve are like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, like marshmallows and fire, like salt and vinegar crisps or like cheese and onion crisps, or bacon on everything! Utter delightfulness.

I swear, I think I got sick so I could have a good book streak. It's either healthy and meh books or not breathing, constantly coughing and spectacular books. I hate, nay loathe b
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Beauty and the Beast' Stars!
ARC provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review.
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When I saw that Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield were writing a book together, I knew. I just knew they would write one sexy love story. And if you have read both or one of these two ladies before, you know you are in for a filthy and oh-so-yummy treat because they know how to get down and dirty, if you know what I mean ;) You all know by now I am HUGE Tessa Bailey fan and actually this is my first ti
Book-Bosomed  blog
May 31, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf

Autumn Reynolds is a down on her luck, just been dumped, veterinarian who’s not satisfied with her body image and hoards injured pigeons in her apartment. Blake Munroe is her bruiting, hulk of a man landlord.

I gotta say, I questioned at times if this story was supposed to be taken seriously. Like, with the right comedic actors it might have been a pretty good parody of a romance. But as a real feel-the-chemistry and swoon romance—not so much. As a romcom—nah. I rolled my eyes more than I cra
5 “Gold Leaf” Stars

Can you see the steam coming off my Kindle? Hot damn. This book was sexy, hilarious and so sweet. I seriously loved this book. A little kink. A lot of steam. Two characters that were impossible not to love and this book is one of the best new releases I’ve read this summer.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Captivated by Tessa Bailey & Eve Dangerfield
Publication Date: June 11, 2018
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review copy provided by publicity

Summary (from Goodreads):

Secret aspiring comedian Autumn Reynolds is a girl gone...not wild exactly. More like lazy. Since her boyfriend abandoned her in New York City for a bunch of improv groupies she’s had two priorities; sucking the nitrous out of whipped cream cans and making sex comics about her mysterious landlord
Stacey is Sassy
Kinky, but not too kinky...

I don't know Eve Dangerfield at all but from her quirky writing and newsletters, I pictured Autumn is Eve but with different hair colour. I just picture Eve as a little firecracker with a funny and dirty mouth, who wants to save sick animals. I don't know that for certain, but Autumn is little and Eve looks little from her profile pictures. Autumn is funny and Eve is an absolute crack up in her newsletters. Autumn swears and blabbers on about stuff, and if you've read
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
Not sure I’ve read a dirtier or funnier book! Loved it! This writing duo can’t be beat.

I literally laughed my way through this fun, sweet, SEXXXY and warm-hearted story from beginning to end. Autumn is an Australian living in New York City. She followed her former boyfriend there as he tried to chase his dreams of becoming an improv comedian. They break up and she plans to move back home once her work visa expires.

Except that she has some serious fantasies about her big, silent, brooding beast
4.5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟
Review to follow.
3.5 Stars

I love a grumpy, growly, bear of a hero and that is exactly what I got in Blake. He’s shut himself off from his past, from the sun, and from life. The first hint of light is when he sees Autumn. Even as he watches her through his peep hole, he doesn’t realize that there will come a time that his watching will be a part of what he shares with her.

This is a bit darker in read due to the kink these two share. However, once their trust begins to grow the darkness begins to lighten up. The c
Gi's Spot Reviews
4.5 ‘Underwear Incinerating’ Stars

BOOOMMMM… I’m completely and utterly blown away by this pair: Blake and Autumn were the PERFECT match, and the same can be said by the duo Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield: PERFECT COMBO!!!

Captivated is a sweet, hilarious, emotional and ULTRA SEXY – aka not for the faint of heart or public consumption ;P – love story with such charismatic and complex characters that no doubt will pull you in from the very first scene to the very end, just like they did to me.
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
“Enjoy using your hands now, little blonde girl. You won’t always have them. I’ve got a rope with your name on it.”

Super HOT! Super SEXY! Super ALPHA! I loved EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF IT! Autumn and Blake were EVERYTHING! The only thing on my mind after I finished absolutely DEVOURING this book was…I WANT MORE!

The wonderful Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield have come together to bring us readers a scorching HOT read that is both steamy and absolutely hysterical! There are so many LAUGH OUT LOUD
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

So good!! The chemistry between Blake and Autumn is amazing! I love them so much!

Blake is such a sweet big teddy bear. Don’t get me wrong he’s mega sexy and totally alpha but he has a heart of gold and loves Autie unconditionally. Also he’s the silent, brooding type which I love! Autumn was so amazing! She’s so funny and clever. They both bring the best out of each other and I loved that!

This book was very hot too! My Kindle was on fire a few times. Blake can talk dirty like no othe
Mandi Schreiner
I've loved Tessa Bailey since her first book - and I just discovered Eve Dangerfield last year and I really like her voice. So when I saw these two were pairing up to write a book, I squeaked.

And when I read this line:

"Unzip my pants and greet your new keeper.”

I giggled!!! Oh dirty, dirty fun. I love the set-up in this one. Autumn is from Australia and moves to New York City so her boyfriend can fulfill his dream of improv comedy. She supports his dream by working as a vet and keeps her comedian
Dee Montoya
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Dirty and Kinky Beauty and The Beast*****

Funny, sexy and highly entertaining. Warning though, don’t read this book on a plane, or the airport, or anywhere public. This deliciously kinky story and it will make you squirm on your seat for the majority of the read.

I had read and loved Tessa Bailey in the past but together with Eve Dangerfield they wrote an scorching-hot story, that I can totally see myself reading again in the future, and recommending it to all my friends.
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
So hot yet so sweet. Autumn and Blake are so endearingly awkward, I couldn't help but love them. And Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield make a fabulous writing duo – I can only hope we get more from them in the future!

Review to come!

Thanks to the authors for generously providing me an ARC to review.
3.5* and spoilers ahead

Autumn moved from Australia to America in support of her boyfriend's desire to pursue his comedic career. While he does his bit she supports them, until she finds a nude on his phone and realized he was cheating on her. They separated and she stayed in the apartment.

Blake is the big grumpy landlord of Autumn's building. He's the owner and also restores books in his spare time. Blake has been more comfortable in the night and rarely ventures out during the day for 10 years.
Carmen Rae
Yeah I totally read this because it was shelved as best dirty talk by a few of my GoodReads friends. Add the fact it was co-written by Tessa Bailey and you just know it’s going to be hot. And even though I don’t share Autumn’s kinks it was definitely hot but it was also a lot more that I wasn’t really expecting.

I haven’t read any books by Eve Dangerfield before so I didn’t really know what to expect from her contribution into this. What I got was a heap of laughs and a very rare authentic Aussie
Probably my favourite Bailey book!

Fab! Opposites attract, erotic-kink turned more, funny and interesting, with depth and angst. Colourful characters. Adorable leads.

Recommend to everyone.
Paloma *The Romance Queen*
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, sexy-as-f
This was the best beauty and the beast retelling with kink for miles and heart and gush to boot ♥️
« Court (Take the Read) »
Oh my goodness. This book was an absolute TREAT.

Eve and Tessa worked seamlessly among one another, interchanging character narration and it didn't feel awkward at all. Amazing news, all by itself. But the fact that I could connect with both characters was even better. Autumn was a quirky Australian (the colloquialisms had me rolling) who had so many different facets to her personality that she kept on surprising me. Blake was one of my favorite Tessa heroes yet - I have a pension for pouty man
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sonal, 2018-reads, arcs
I feel like I am not capable enough to write this review!

Autumn Reynolds purged herself when she threw out her cheating boyfriend out of their flat. With this purge came her inability to give a shit about anything except whipped cream and making highly inappropriate comics in which her burly, hot landlord scored a leading role. She can never let him or anyone else see it. She only half succeeds in that endeavor.

Blake defines the word recluse. He hasn't ventured out to where the people are in yea
4.5 Fun-Size Stars!!!

“If I wanted to kidnap you and keep you as my personal fuck toy, I could do it. I’m bigger and stronger and you live alone now. Nothing to stop me, is there?”

I love these authors independently, and guess what? I LOVED this book! Sure, part of it was "right book, right time". I had read a lot of dark and/or angsty books recently, and this was just what the doctor ordered. Were the conflicts a bit tired? Possibly. Was it corny, especially the ending? Yes, it was, and guess wh
Elizabeth (Liz)
Jun 16, 2018 marked it as dnf
DNF 26%
This doesn’t read like a Tessa Bailey book to me, and I just can’t get into it.
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