Title: He’s Captured My Trust
Author: Karen Frances
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Alex Mathews is a New York businessman who has a “work hard, play hard” mentality and considers women as a means to an end. But Libby Stewart, a beautiful hotel manager in Scotland, manages to do the impossible: steal Alex’s heart and turn his world upside down. With an ocean separating them, Alex arranges for Libby to visit him in the States for a long weekend…but things don’t go quite as planned.
Sparks fly when Alex’s old friend enters the picture and one of Alex’s business rivals shows an unsolicited interest in Libby. Tensions reach an all-time high when the four of them are thrown together during an engagement party. But it’s a series of passionate trysts and shocking betrayals that leaves Alex and Libby wondering if their love was truly meant to be.
Can they learn to trust? Or will the sea between them prove to be too much to overcome?
The second book in the Captured series, He’s Captured My Trust is a whirlwind romance—filled with jealousy and desire as two star-crossed lovers struggle to make their relationship work.
If you read the first book than you are familiar with Alex and Libby. Alex is an American Business man who travels to Scotland for business where he meets Libby. Libby manages her family’s hotel in Scotland and is very tight with her family. Alex has to go back home to America and that means leaving Libby behind. I had the pleasure of reading book 1 and could not wait to see how the character’s story would continue. If you remember there was still an “unresolved issue” in America that caused quite a bit of controversy in the first book. So if you haven’t read the first book you need to read it before you continue on with this one.
I loved this book a lot more than the first one. There is more drama and angst but there is also a softer and kinder side to Alex. The overall plot of the story was interesting and kept hold of my emotions up until the very end. I think that is why I like this author’s writing style. The overall plot of the story slowly builds up and I really loved that about it. This book is told in Libby’s POV but we do get a prologue from Alex. I loved the prologue, we get to see where Alex’s mind and heart is at.
Alex and Libby have to face some difficulties because they do not live in the same country. A long distance relationship is hard, but they seem make things work. Libby has grown a lot in this book. She realizes that her happiness is with Alex and this time she has to put herself first instead of her family. She agrees to visit Alex in New York City to spend time with him to see if she can truly be with him and not with her family and life in Scotland. For Libby, to make this kind of decision it was not easy. As I mentioned earlier she is very close to her family so leaving them behind even for a short period of time was hard for her, but to see her determination and growth, only made me admire her character even more.
Alexander is hard character to read. While he was in Scotland he messed up and lied to Libby and although he only wanted a no strings relationship with her things have changed. He has a lot to make up for but he knows that he wants and needs her. While Libby is visiting him he puts a lot of effort into making time for her and showing her just how special she is to him. Knowing Libby suffered an attack from her ex-boyfriend, Alex is patience, loving, caring and makes sure she knows she is in control.
Now here is where the “unresolved issue” comes back to wreak havoc on Alex’ plans. Despite the fact that Alex knows this outside force is there to cause drama, he does not truly make an effort to put an end to it. I was so frustrated with him. He wanted to show Libby what she truly means to him but when things take a turn he becomes closed off and secretive.
There is a really strong connection between these characters and chemistry they have was even stronger. They have off the charts sex but for all the good Alex put in to her visit, it all comes crashing down. I had so many emotions while reading this book. I was excited, happy, angry and at times humiliated, nervous and disappointed for these characters. When a book can bring out so many emotions from me that is how I know it is worth it journey. Those feelings are what I look for in any book and this had it. We do not get a cliffhanger at the end of this book but Alex and Libby’s story is not over. I can’t wait to see where the author takes them in the next book.
We sit in silence for a few moments, Alex tracing my scar with his fingers. He moves slowly behind me. I feel his breath against my neck. It’s a warning to all my senses to be on my guard. My body yearns for his touch. I want him. The darkness and uncertainty of the last few minutes has lifted and has been replaced with desire.
He places small kisses on my neck and slowly but gently moves down my back until he reaches the scar, where he stops and lingers. Seriously? He can’t keep overthinking this, or it will be a painful weekend for both of us. I don’t want to waste the time we have together.
“Alex.” My voice is barely a whisper.
“I want you now, please.”
“You have me.” He moves from behind me and pushes me down flat on the bed. He pulls my bra straps off my shoulders and throws the bra on the floor. How did I not notice him undoing the clip? He stands at the side of the bed and removes his trousers and boxers in one go.
Oh, what a sight before me.
“Libby, see what you do to me?”
My eyes slowly run the length of his body, leaving the most important part, at this moment, to savour.
“Anything I can help you with, Miss Stewart? You seem to be rather taken with a certain part of my anatomy,” he says with a devilish grin.
“Of course you can help. It’s a part of your body I want to get reacquainted with, considering how long it’s been since we were last together like this.” I reach my arms out to him and pull him toward me.
His grin is infectious. His lips find mine with passion and force. His tongue invades my mouth almost violently. I forcefully run my hands through his hair. A slight moan leaves him. His hands are all over my body, not staying in one place long, which is just as well, because I need this as quickly as he does. There will be plenty of time for deep and meaningful later. There’s no doubt in my mind what we both want in this moment.
All the frustration of our weeks apart boils away between us. We both seem to be worked up. He seems to be right where he wants to be and looks straight into my eyes for approval, which I give. My hands leave his hair and travel down his back. I move my legs, wrapping them around his waist, giving him all the invitation he needs.
Something I need BEN HAENOW
A Mater of Trust BILLY JOEL
Real Love CLEAN BANDIT
I Touch Myself Blondie
Caledonia Dougie MacLean
Yours ELLA HENDERSON
Something About The Way You Look Tonight ELTON JOHN
More Than Words EXTREME
Goodbye my Lover JAMES BLUNT
I Wont Give Up JASON MRAZ
Nothing Else Matters LUCIE SILVAS
Up OLLY MURS
Wrapped Up OLLY MURS
Little Things ONE DIRECTION
Stay with Me SAM SMITH
Like I Can SAM SMITH
Patience TAKE THAT
Too Hard To Say Goodbye WESTLIFE
BOOK ONE: He’s Captured My Heart
Like any dutiful Scottish daughter, Libby Stewart puts her family first. She’s spent months helping her brother, a single father, care for his new daughter. The strain of her family commitments led to the painful demise of a two-year relationship. As Libby nurses her broken heart and relishes time with her niece, her father offers her a job managing his hotel. She’s ready to focus on her career and get her life back on track.
Alexander Mathews, a handsome American businessman who is staying at the hotel, has other plans for Libby. She’s taken aback when she meets Alex. He strikes her as arrogant and domineering, but regardless, the sexual tension between them is palpable. Libby fancies herself a good girl, but Alex quickly seduces her. Libby finds she is soon addicted to the passion she feels in Alex’s skillful hands.
Libby had never been so confused. Who is Alex Mathews, really? An international playboy, or truly the man of her dreams? When a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend turns violent and she questions Alex’s loyalty to her, Libby must decide if she wants to let this charismatic stranger from across the pond truly capture her heart.
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Karen Frances is the author of He’s Captured My Heart and He’s Captured My Trust, the first two books in the Captured series.
She currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, five children, and two dogs. She is still working on the family business, doing accounts and payroll, but trying to scale back her work load.Frances spends her time keeping fit and preparing healthy meals for her family when their schedules actually allow them to sit down together. After years of running her sons to and from football sessions, she finally has time for herself, which, when she’s not a taxi service for her daughters, usually involves shopping for others, reading, and writing.