(Adam & Ella #1)
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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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?
Adam was attracted to the wisp of a woman he’d just saved. One minute he’d been enjoying the early beauty of the beach, ready to surf the morning away. The next, he’d been glued to the sight of her, flying gracefully over a wave before plummeting into the sea.
Instinctively, he dove in to rescue her. Yes, instinct that was all. Saving a woman’s life, or anyone’s for that matter, formed a brief attachment, a bonding of sorts. That had to be it. Come on, she wasn’t even his type. He liked his women a bit voluptuous, like the women he knew in Brazil and some in college.
This one was slender, almost frail. Yet, he shook his head thinking about her controlling the wave. That is, until she fell off. She had no business being out in today’s swell. The vision of her on the surfboard aroused him. Ridiculous. Unable to decipher the hold she had on him, he shook his head. Best to just leave. Yes, that would take care of it. Go on with his day and just forget about her.
Is there an author you would really like to meet in person?
There’s no way to choose just one. I’d love to have my favorites in one place where I could get to know them, including J. Kenner, HM Ward, Jasinda Wilder, Sylvia Day, E.L. James, and the list goes on.
What authors have inspired your work?
All amazing books inspire me. I think it’s an ongoing process. Fiction is a thrill because there are no limits to what can be created.
What is Captivated about?
Captivated is a touching story about Ella Walker meeting the man of her dreams in an unexpected way. There’s every reason why it shouldn’t work out between them. But the best reason why it should. They love each other. Yes, it’s love at first sight.
What genre is Captivated?
New Adult Romance
What kind of readers will Captivated appeal to?
The romance will appeal to all readers like their stories steamy. There’s lots of story in this novel, but the sex scenes that are included are hot.
Is Captivated part of a series, and if so, how many books will there be?
Captivated is Book One of Adam & Ella. There will be three novels: Captivated, Charmed, and Cherished.
How is the Adam & Ella series, starting with Captivated, different than your novella series Touched By You, starting with Dark Desire?
Writing novellas is different because they are shorter. Touched By You was inspired by 50 Shades of Grey, and you’ll see that, although it is a unique story on its own.
Captivated is different. I don’t know of another story exactly like it. The story was inspired by the characters themselves. In other words, the romance that evolves was organic because of the characters I chose.
Were you nervous about releasing Captivated?
A little, because my readers had just finished the Touched By You series and there are a lot more sex scenes. Plus Tanner Clarke,the hero, is the classic alpha male, jealous and possessive and dominant.
Adam Bianci in Captivated is strong and virile, yet sensitive and not jealous or possessive. As the hero of the story, he is easy to fall in love with. But I wondered if my readers would miss the jealous, possessive, more aggressive type.
So far, the book has been well-received. My readers say they love the character and the story is touching, loving…..and hot.
What do you have planned next?
I’ll publish the next two Adam & Ella books. Then I’ll start a new series. I already have something in mind – something brand new.
About the author
Emily Jane Trent