CAPTIVATING BY ONLEY JAMES
Updated: Nov 13, 2020
Jayne Shepherd has spent his life blending in. He smiles. He laughs. He’s likable. He’s also a sociopath. His emotions are limited. Love, fear, 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 a life skill than a diagnosis. Could Shep be the monster Elijah needs to finally slay his demons?
Captivating is one of those books I picked up and could not put down. I devoured the whole story in less than five hours. I came in from work, started reading, forced myself to go to sleep and did not get out of bed until finishing Shepherd and Elijah's story the next morning.
Their relationship didn't have the ups and downs I thought it would have. Instead, they were solid from start to finish but I really enjoyed that aspect because Elijah already had so much going on in his life between his mother and pass trama. They were a match made in heaven and it didn't take either of them long to realize they were willing to do anything for one another.
In Shepherd's case even murder.
I want my own sociopath now.