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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2,149 ratings  ·  348 reviews
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
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
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
"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
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 - That ranting lady ッ

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
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
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
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
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was enjoyable. The beauty and the beast gimmick got me interested especially because I like the big, silent, grumpy hero with a big heart! I just felt like it didn’t meet its potential. While I enjoyed the characters, I didn’t feel like I ever felt a connection with them to the point of getting emotional for/with them. It might’ve been the 3rd person narrative (which isn’t my favorite), or it could’ve been the overall writing style because it also felt slow at times
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
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.
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
“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
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was yet another gem from Eve Dangerfield and Tessa Bailey who shock of all shocks I've not really read before but that is gonna change.

It really is a joy to read a romance book where the h talks like you do. I might be biased but Aussie humour is just really funny and crass.

Blake was the kind of H that you dream about who could quite literally throw you around the room. Big, brooding and a bit mean which tbh is my fave.
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
~**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
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, bsdm, rom-com, vampire
3.75-4 Smut ⭐

Funny and HOT (if you're into Consensual Non-con/forced seduction).
I'm not a fan of RomCom but this one was great !
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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.
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.
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
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
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.
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars for one of the funniest & sexiest books I've ever read, with a Beauty and the Beast vibe!

This was just too good, words won't do it justice, go in and prepare yourself into meeting one of the funniest female MC and the gruffest, most sexiest male MC ever!!!!

This is the story of Autumn, a vet who moved from Australia with her then-boyfriend to New York to help support his dreams of becoming a big improv star. Autie also has her dreams of being a stand-up comedian but supporting her man
Reread 8/26/20

I loved it just as much the second time around!


4.5 gold-leaf stars!

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I loved this book so much. It was funny, it was charming, it was dark, it was dirty, and it was heartbreaking. There were a few moments of "I really shouldn't be enjoying this so much!", but I couldn't put the book down.

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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 ♥️
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