Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review: Captive Films, Season 2, by Jillian Dodd

In reality TV form, this series follows the lives and loves of those who work at Captive Films.

Hot, successful, playboy Riley Johnson, whose business success far exceeds his success in love. 
Movie star, Keatyn Douglas, whose epic love story has spawned a series of books and movies. 
And Dawson Johnson, who joins Captive with a tragic past. 
Expect lots of drama, sex, and tabloid-worthy events.

Fans of the USA TODAY bestselling series, The Keatyn Chronicles®, will love  reconnecting with their favorite characters as adults.

Each Captive Films season contains six episodes, two in each volume. 
Think of it as a TV show you hold in your hands! 

So tune in and enjoy this week's drama. 

Please note that as the characters have grown up, so have their stories. This contemporary romance is intended for readers 18+.

Excerpt From 2.3

I stand in front of her. “Take your clothes off.”
She looks surprised by this.
And normally, I’d want to undress her, but not now.
She needs this.
“Um,” she says, looking puzzled.
“I’m taking my clothes off,” I say as I strip them off and throw them into a chaise. “Get naked with me.”
Her eyes trail hungrily down my body. I love the desire I see in them, but that's not what this is about.
If it were, I'd have her stripped and pinned under me in about two seconds flat.
I walk down the steps and into the pool, the water the perfect soothing temperature.
She takes her clothes off and joins me in the center.
“I don't like being told what to do,” she says softly.
“I know you don't, but sometimes you need it.” I give her a long, sweet kiss. Then I hold her shoulders, keeping her away from me. “You're naked,” I state.
“Yeah, I am,” she flirts.
“That means right here, in this pool, it's just us. Naked.”
“You've said the word naked like four times. I get it. We’re naked.”

“We are physically, but I want you naked emotionally.”

4.5 of 5 Stars  

Our guilty pleasure is back!  We just can't seem to get enough of Keatyn, Riley, Aiden, Ariela, Dawson and the entire KC gang!  You all know that we devoured the entire Keatyn Chronicles series and simply couldn't put down Season 1 of Captive Films.  As soon as we got our greedy hands on Season 2 we put everything else on hold and dug right in!

One of our most favorite reasons why we love Jillian Dodd is her ability to completely overtake our minds and subsequently our lives with her crazy stories.  This author seriously knows how to write.  Anytime you open one of her books you are guaranteed to get a really great story filled to the brim with not only drama, but also comedy and a whole lot of fun! 

Since this is a review for the entire Season 2, we consciously have avoided a lot of specific details regarding the individual episodes in hopes we don't give anything away.  However, what we can say is that we really enjoyed hearing so many different POV's from so many characters.  This series doesn't focus on just one character or even one couple, because it's written like a TV show you get to dabble in multiple story lines, and they are each individually addicting.  Captive Films may have started out to center around Riley, but I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty invested in Dawson and Vanessa.  

On the flip side because this is written as a TV show (I cannot help but imagine a show similar to something you would find on the CW network) and because there so many POV's I oftentimes felt the POV transitions were a little difficult to keep up with.  I found myself multiple times flipping back to the start of the chapter so as to remind myself whose voice I was hearing.  While I think the plot and the quality of the material in this series is highly entertaining and spot on I have to say that I do prefer a long book as opposed to shorter stories (i.e. episodes), but this is just a personal preference and in not meant to discourage anyone from immediately one-clicking, it's simply a personal preference.  If you love high drama, gossip, crazy, love and anger, you need to go ahead and fall in love with this series along with us! And as a personal side note I am so glad we are getting a Season 3 because I absolutely HAVE to know what's going to happen after the jaw dropping final scene of Season 2.  If it were up to Romance Rewind we would never have to say goodbye to these characters. 

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About Author Jillian Dodd
Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

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