Book Review – Captive of a Commoner by C.J. Pastore

Captive of a Commoner was a debut novel that played a big part in beautiful and scenic Europe.  Alicia, a budding fashion designer was being rescued by Chase, her brother’s best friend, after being put under arrest of possession of drugs in Nice, Monaco.  What a way of getting thrown out of beautiful Monaco. From there on, she spent three weeks in beautiful Italy with a sexy and experienced Millionaire.

Chase was clearly a take charge kind of person.  He was a self-made millionaire, a bit controlling and dominant in and outside of the bedroom.  Being older, and wiser definitely worked for Chase.  Whereas Alicia, was the more immature of those two.  Being 21 years young showed in parts, she grew up well off and had a tendency to get herself into trouble.  Their attraction was palpable.  Both Chase and Alicia were a very sexually driven couple and very much compatible in the bedroom.  Maybe not so much in other areas of life.  There weren’t any other interests they had in common, except being highly attracted to each other

There was also something stirring underneath all of it.  Chase was in parts dodgy and evasive.

The writing was outstanding for a debut novel.  Sometimes it was a little stilted and a bit too descriptive, but otherwise the storyline moved smoothly.  There were definitely a few parts that dragged.  The book had almost 400 pages.  Even some established writers have a hard time staying on track and not using too many fillers.  I wished the characters were a bit more fleshed out.  There was certainly lots of background given on both, but it felt in parts as if it was just the surface, and nothing real deep underneath.  Still, what a great accomplishment by the author.

 

**I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

 

 

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