Audiobook Review: Captivated by Nora Roberts

Posted on 05/26/2015 in Book Review / 2 Comments

Audiobook Review:  Captivated by Nora RobertsCaptivated by Nora Roberts
Series: Donovan Legacy #1
Published by Brilliance Audio on 6/1/1993
Genres: Paranormal Fiction, Romance
Source: Publisher
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Fascinating and irresistible, the mysterious Donovan cousins share a secret that's been handed down through generations -- a secret that sets them apart from ordinary beings.\r\n\r\nHis interest in her was purely professional . . . Or so he told himself. Nash Kirkland had sought out the alluring Morgana Dovovan to help him research his latest screenplay, though the hardheaded skeptic didn't believe for a minute she was what she professed to be. But, as Morgana revealed herself to him, Nash found himself falling under her bewitching spell. Nash had never trusted his feelings and always kept them in check. So how could he be sure the irresistible passion he felt for Morgana was real and not just some conjurer's trick?

I first read Captivated by Nora Roberts perhaps about 10 or 12 years ago, in the omnibus edition of the Donovan Legacy stories.  I remember loving this story of Morgana and Nash, mostly because I always enjoy romances where the two protagonists struggle to be together and need to resolve personal issues to do so.  And also because #witchcraft. Morgana is a witch.  She’s not the cackle-over-the-cauldron-while-she-mixes-potions kind of witch, but a modern witch who plays off her own eccentricities and runs a kitschy knick-knack shop in Monterey, California.  She’s confident and sexy, and basically the kind of woman we all want our daughters to be.  Roberts writes her strongly, and you just can’t help but to love her for her strength and tenacity to live an authentic life. Nash is the typical guy with the baggage of having had a rough start to life.  His compensation is stories, and he loves to tell them to the masses through the silver screen.  He’s an avoider; he’d rather divert conversations to pleasant topics or make jokes, than fight about anything.  He writes about the supernatural, but he’s a skeptic and only believes what he can see.  And who can blame him? Seeing Morgana and Nash come together (because this is a Nora novel, so HEA is a given!), was so sweet.  Nash is full of stereotypes and he applies them to all the things he sees around him, until he meets Morgana.  It was so captivating to see how they challenged each other, smoothed out each other’s rough edges to settle into a couple that fits like they were made for each other.  Watching their story unfold, and seeing Nash slowly believe the unbelievable was incredibly sweet. I just love Nora Roberts.  She writes novels you can easily settle into, the kind that make you wish for flames crackling in the fireplace while you sip a mug of hot chocolate.

Narrator 4-1-1

Therese Plummer is an awesome narrator!  I was captivated (hehe) by her story-telling, and she played all the parts easily.  She was just super easy to listen to and I would definitely buy more audios she has narrated.

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