A Mika Review: Captive To His Wonder by Remmy Duchene

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Captive to His Wonder coverShipped off to boarding school at a young age, Bradley Ellesbury Jr. lacked for nothing, except the love and approval of his father. Now with his father’s recent passing, Bradley feels the sting of disapproval one last time with the reading of the will. 

Forced to leave behind his glamorous Parisian lifestyle, Bradley returns to the small town of Foster Creek to do precisely what his father forbade—sell the ranch. Meeting the infuriating cowboy his father hired to run the place only makes him more determined to go against his father’s wishes. 

Too old to be playing mind games with twenty-something know-it-alls; Jace Cornielle stays only because he promised the old man. Somewhere between picking fights and making snarky comments, Jace and Bradley move from annoyance to attraction. Then Bradley learns losing the cowboy means he loses everything.

This was my first Remmy Duchene novel and I liked it a lot. I might be slightly biased because a character is name Jace just like my hubby, but oh well. I really liked this Jace though, with his kind heart, and temperament he was fine cowboy! Bradley on the other hand was a mess. He was such a QUEEN with an attitude from the beginning until the end. Yes, might have redeemed himself, but sometimes how he acted was totally unnecessary. I would have liked to known some more history on Bradley’s parents and their involvements. Most likely I could have seen the reasoning behind his ways. I mean, he just wasn’t spoiled, he was rude and mean for no reason. Sometimes he could be down right heartless, and in a split second be the sweetest thing walking.

I knew right off the back that Jace was going to win me over. He had the “grown man” attitude about himself. He was really awesome, even with the quick temper and nonchalant attitude about some folks. I do think it went from hatred to insta-love quickly especially the amount of blow ups the two had. I liked the flow of the story. You could see the chemistry between the two immediately. I didn’t like Bradley expecting to get everything his way. He needed to grow up quick. Honestly by the end of the book I don’t know if he grew up enough. Maybe he will realize being selfish isn’t going to help with Jace at all. I also loved the interracial relationship. I’d recommend this to cowboy lovers, enemies to lovers as well as people from opposite sides of life coming together to fall in love!

L.C. Chase created this cover. I really liked this cover, both guys were gorgeous, and you could see this happening while reading the story.

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press eBook & Paperback       All Romance (ARe)   Amazon    Buy It Here

Book Details:

ebook, 216 pages
Published December 19th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1632164752 (ISBN13: 9781632164759)
edition languageEnglish

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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