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Publisher's Summary

Jayne Shepherd has spent his life blending in. He smiles. He laughs. He’s likeable. He’s also a sociopath. His emotions are limited. Love, fear, and desire don’t exist in his world. Until he meets Elijah.

Elijah Dunne had everything. Third generation Hollywood royalty. Child star. Untouchable. Until one man ruined it all. Elijah fled LA to try to forget, but now, he’s back on top and back on a monster’s radar. Elijah doesn’t think he’ll ever feel safe. Until he meets Shepherd.

Elijah and Shep only have one thing in common. They both wear masks. Shep makes Elijah feel protected. Seen. Elijah makes Shep just feel. Now that he’s had a taste, he’s not about to let him go. Everybody warns that what they have isn’t real. Shep is obsessed with Elijah, not in love. But Elijah craves Shep’s obsession. He can’t imagine life without him.

In Hollywood, being a sociopath is more of a life skill than a diagnosis. Could Shep be the monster Elijah needs to finally slay his demons?

Captivating is the second book in the Elite Protection Services Series and contains age-gap, cum-play, voyeurism, and one very sexy interrogation scene with an HEA and no cliff-hangers.

Warning: This book contains talk of past child sexual abuse.

©2019 Onley James (P)2020 Onley James

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Rabbit and Sam

Captivating is book 2 in the Elite Protection Services series. This is not your typical love story. This book is fascinating and went places I didn't see coming. Shep is hired as a bodyguard for Elijah. Their relationship turns more than professional and is anything but ordinary. I really enjoyed Shep and Elijah together. They were just who the other needed and just at the right time. I loved how Elijah took the time to understand Shep and still wanted to be with him. I also loved how Shep ended up really protecting Elijah. If you enjoy books that are a bit twisted I recommend this one. Narrator Liam DiCosmio does a marvelous job.

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Definitely captivated

OH...my...goodness!! I was drawn in as soon as the first 5 minutes was over. Elijah and Shep are simply magnetic! I was totally invested in their lives. This series is fantastic!!

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So amazing!

I just love this one so much! Shep and Elijah is so cute. I absolutely love that Onley James took a heavy issue but didn't make it the story angsty. Then Liam DiCosimo does an amazing job with this narration. He really does brings this story to life. Such an amazing listen.

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sooo good!!!

Elijah is an A-list actor who needs protection. Shep works for a private security company. Shep and Elijah both hide who they really are to the world. This was sooo freakin good!!The narration was spot on. Great job Liam Dicosimo!!

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Yes! I love this one!

Oh my. I absolutely love Shep and Eli!! They are amazing together. I love to see them really find themselves with each other and get to experience their obsession with each other and find passion and love. The story is deep and I always feel like Onley James makes you fall in love with her characters and also feel so much for their hurt and heartache. This story is great. I highly recommend it.

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MM bodyguard romance

ARC provided by GRR in exchange for an honest review. This was such a great read/listen. I adored both Elijah (rabbit) and Shep (Sam). I felt so much for both the characters. I hated what had happened to Elijah but loved how Shep was able to provide a home and safe place for him. This was not your typical bodyguard/celebrity romance it had depth with the character building and the side characters were all interesting. Liam did a fantastic job on this narration. He is a new to me narrator and I just found someone else to look for! Definitely going to be reading the rest of this series and hopefully blowing through Onley’s backlist!!

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A Darker, but Interesting Story

This story had a darker tone than the first one in this series, Intoxicating. While it's a standalone, I think you'll enjoy this one a little bit more if you read or listened to Intoxicating first. The end of the story took on a dark tone that was unexpected. I'm still not sure what to think. Overall, I enjoyed the story, but I had no idea because I didn't want to read any warnings or tags. I feel like they ruin the story for me. Again, Liam DiCosimo did an amazing job, and I hope he narrates the rest of the series.

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Loved it!

Another great add to the series. I love everything about Jayne and Elijah and Liam DiCosimo is the prefect narration! I loved this and can't wait for the next; sexy and definitely captivating. These two personalities pop and I love this audio so much.

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wow!

I really enjoyed this book. Way more than I thought I was going to. I actually liked the audio more for this book than when i just read it. Which is odd for me. The narrator did such an amazing job with the charters. The author and narrator did such a fantastic job with the storyline and the mental illness of one of the charters. I would definitely recommend this story.

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They just clicked

Shep is a high functioning sociopath and no one truly understands him. When he meets Elijah, he finds his life's true obsession. Elijah is very similar to Shep in many ways and Shep is the only man to see the man he truly is behind the mask he has so carefully cultivated to survive Hollywood. As they navigate their newfound captivation with each other, there is danger that is also lurking and skepticism from people who know them best. Can a relationship between them really survive. This for me is the best book in this series. The narrator does these characters justice and brings them to life wonderfully. I absolutely loved listening to this book.

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  • 12-03-20

Wow!

I am so in love with this series and the addition of the narration just made it even even better! I did think the ending was a bit rushed and left me feeling a little unresolved but I did really enjoy this a lot!!

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  • Kat
  • 12-03-20

Not the Best in the Series

I love Onley James, but this wasn't my favourite. I thought the story was great until about 60% and then it seemed a bit off and rushed. things felt unresolved. The narration was good, but again not my favourite.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 12-03-20

Great

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It was a great story with great narration. It is definitely a must listen.

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  • Lex Buchanan
  • 12-03-20

Awesome

This story was amazing. The characters were amazing, Shepherd was the most original character I have ever read about/listened to. The story was interesting, spicy, dark and such a good listen. Liam dicosmo is an excellent narrator. He did a fabulous job with this story! I can't wait for more in this series.

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  • Magnus
  • 12-02-20

The name says it all

Onley James did a super job with the second book in the series, will have to re-listen to Intoxicating to decide which is my favorite so far. Sheph and Elijah were interesting and their story kept me engaged. Liam DiCosimo kept the story flowing easily. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Kirsty Mc
  • 12-01-20

There are no words

There really are no words to properly explain my feelings for this book. Complex characters, complex emotions and a complex plot...Onley James kept me completely hooked as I read through Captivating. They have a talent for writing - that’s for sure! I was kept hooked when reading - wanting to know what happened and I was NOT disappointed! Just as much so with the audio, even though I had already read it - Liam DiCosimo really brought to life the characters. They’re a great narrator and fit perfectly with this book.

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  • Sabbath
  • 12-01-20

Mind Blowing!

This is almost a deep and psychologically heavy, but so enjoyable book. DiCosimo's narration is intense and gripping. Really a great audio.

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  • AL
  • 12-01-20

Perfection

Story: Two guys with bumps, bruises and heavy baggage. Just as the title suggests, the chemistry and connection these two have from the very stars is absolutely captivating! Every book in this series was amazing, but this one must be my favorite! Everything about the story and the MCs totally drew me in from the get go. As popular as the bodyguard and his charge trope is, this one is really unique in terms of personalities the author has created! Narration: A great voice for the story. I liked the performance a lot and it conveyed the emotions really accurately in my opinion.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 11-30-20

Wow

Wow wow wow, this one was so much that I didn’t expect it to be, it was thought provoking, entertaining and sucked me in. I was surprised when I finished this one not because of a cliff hanger but I didn’t realise that I had been listening so long all night in fact. (but my garage looks great now) The characters I found to be very unique and this book has convinced me I need the entire backlist of this author

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  • L.D.
  • 11-28-20

A Captivating Love

This is a story about a bodyguard who falls in love with his client. This is a story about a damaged young man who finally breaks his silence on the evil that was done to him. This is a story about danger, love, and justice. The plot has obsession, love, revenge, and renewal. The sex scenes were not only hot, but so raw in their intensity and chemistry that they left me breathless. The characters were all intriguing and so easy for me to fall in love with them. The complexity of the emotions that they felt and how it moved the plot forward was enthralling. I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did. I loved every word, every sentence, every moment of this book. I did not want it to end and did my best to savor every little bit of this story. Elijah and Shep are so beautifully twisted with a romance that could burn down this world with it's intensity. Onley James is a talented writer who doesn't merely write a story but crafts an experience. After I finished the book, I just stared at the ending, a little in disbelief it was over. I first read this book in January 2020, and I re-read it in November 2020 when the Audibook came out. The audiobook is narrated by Liam DiCosimo who did a great job with bringing this book to life. This was already a great story and Liam only added to my enjoyment of the book with his narration. The character voices were great and the audiobook production was well done.