Ella Walker, still suffering from issues of mental abuse, turns twenty-one and meets the man of her dreams. Can she break the bonds of her emotional prison and be the woman he desires? As an aspiring romance author, Ella struggles to find passion in her work. When Adam Bianci, the gorgeous Italian billionaire appears in her life, he lights up her drab existence. She’s determined not to let him slip through her grasp. But will his secrets and the tangled web of his own abuse keep them apart?
Captivated begins when Ella Walker notices a man watching her while she's surfing. She loses concentration and falls into the wave. But she can't get back up for some reason, until a strong arm pulls her to safety and she knows it was the man who was watching her. From that moment on Ella was Captivated!
Adam, the man who saved Ella, couldn't stop thinking about her. She was so beautiful to him. He appealed to her like no other had since the moment he saw her he was Captivated. But he has things in his past he doesn't want to bring Ella into like his father for instance, and he mentions the name of another woman at one time as well, but there is no explanation about that at all during the book. As much as he fights it, he realizes that he's hurting himself, and Ella by fighting it in the first place. He knows he can't stay away now. So they form a relationship that is beautiful.
But Ella has her own insecurities that she faces being verbally abused almost all of her life. So it's hard for her to think Adam wants to be with her. But he does.
I have to say I didn't really like the book. At times it just felt so cheesy, and corny that it frustrated me. I liked Ella, but I didn't really like Adam. I hated how he wanted her to open herself up, but it still felt like he was keeping things from her. Then the ending was awful. It didn't answer anything at all, and just created a ton of questions. But none of these questions I really want to read more to find the answer to. I don't believe I will be reading the next book, and I didn't really care for this one all that much.