Entwined Fates:  Captive by Trista Ann Michaels

Entwined Fates Series

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Futuristic

ISBN: 978-1-59632-914-0

Reviewed by Patrice F.

   

 

Earth is being invaded by a ruthless madman. 

When Mikayla is captured by the enemy to work on the invaders’ ship, she comes face-to-face with Captain Sidious Marcone.  She is riddled with guilt at the attraction she feels for the man partly responsible for destroying her world.  The only thing she wants is to return to the life she once knew and her loved ones. 

Sidious is playing a dangerous game; Mikayla could prove a fatal distraction.  He’s working from the inside with the rebel forces to undermine the siege on Earth.  A relationship with a stubborn, beautiful woman runs a serious risk.  Still, he cannot resist Mikayla’s challenge; she is everything he’s ever dreamed of in a lover.

Trista Ann Michaels’ Entwined Fates: Captive is solid, clean writing which is why it was so disappointing the more I read, the fewer the plot surprises.  From the time Mikayla starts mouthing off to Sidious (much to his amusement) their rather predictable interaction left me feeling bereft.  Mikayla seemed more of an irritating, foolhardy brat to me instead an assertive, strong willed woman fighting her emotions.   Sidious was far more agreeable, although I needed some convincing he was an alien invader.  This is vaguely explained, even though he has the look and feel of a guy that Mikayla just met somewhere on Earth.  Their chemistry is electric, but didn’t match my expectations for a tale with a futuristic setting.  

Entwined Fates: Captive is the prequel to Entwined Fates: Destined for Two, and can be read as a stand-alone.  Overall, this is a sweet romance with loads of torrid sex hot enough to melt the destroyer craft engines.  Sadly, it failed to shoot me into hyperspace despite the precisely delivered storytelling.

     

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