Okay, Captivated is absolutely a guilty pleasure! If you ever asked me in public if I read this book I would say “no”! It is so much steamy goodness in one little package!! I love a good Fated Mates tale but this one takes the cake (well both cales)!! If polyamorous relationships is not your thing, this is not the book for you. But if it is even a teensy bit, you HAVE to give this a try! I am absolutely following this author from now on!
I’d previously heard wonderful things about this author’s work, and I’m thrilled I finally listened and chose one of their books. Little did I know that I would get hooked so quickly. It was so difficult to put this book down, so I just didn’t! Angelina is a young artist living with her best friend in the city just living her best life, despite her friend insisting that she put herself out there and find a man. Angelina has her own plans, and a relationship with just any guy is last thing on her mind. What is heavily on her mind is the steamy dreams she has been experiencing of two sexier than sin men. Her world gets quickly turned upside down when she is abducted by an evil demon. She is saved just in time by none other than the men from her dreams and her whole life changes forever at that point forward. Next comes action, tragedy, steamy romance, and a fantasy world of magic. Don’t skip over this book any longer!
Captivated: Hybrid Love follows Angelina as she finds herself in a spicy love triangle between two brothers. Long before she was born, the Fates set her soul to be destined to these two men for the rest of her existence. It is her love that will help these two men be able to fight demons and send them back to where they came from. The three of them need each other to survive. The way they receive each other’s love is spicy in every way.
This is only my second smut book I’ve ever read. Without experience in this genre, this book is well written. It delivers in every way that one would hope while looking for something a bit more erotic in thier reading life. I think if you’re looking to dive into a mystical creature love triangle with life threatening stakes, this would be the book for you! I liked the idea of the plot and enjoyed the creativity the author put into the story. I can say this book isn’t for me. I don’t think smut is my genre. However, I think it would be someone’s five golden star if this is their genre of choice! Ain’t no shame in the sexy game!
Paranormal, hybrids, passion and fated mates
This was a smorgasbord of steamy delight for fantasy romance fans. This had a little bit of everything all rolled into one. The first part of the book took a little bit to get into, especially the chapters from the brother’s point of view. Then I felt a shift and I was fully vested in the characters and their story, especially Angelina. This is my first book from author and it was written very well. Looking forward to continuing this series.
This book will grab you from the beginning. The unique characters and world building is unlike any book I’ve read before. It’s fast paced and fun. Angelina, is living a quiet, virgin existence until the she finally meets the two men she’s been fantasizing about. Not only is she fantasizing about them in her dreams she is painting them during the day too. These two men are brothers that are called, “hybrids,” they are part angel and part vampire and they’ve been waiting to find Angelina for a long time. Try something new and go on this sexy ride filled with demon butt kicking! You will enjoy it!
This book had me hooked from the start. I enjoyed the action filled story. The tension between the brothers and Angelina was crackling! The theme was a little darker than I expected, but liked it nonetheless. A good fantasy read.
I was captured from the beginning. Angelina is an artist who has made a living for herself with a studio that she poured her heart and soul into. Luca and Salvatore are twin “hybrids” that have been searching for her for a long time. Angelina has been having dream with two beautiful men that she cannot move past, but when these two men are no longer just dreams, her world is tilted on its axis. I loved the introduction of the twins into Angelina’s world and how they saved her. The plot is well developed, the romance is well done, the book is spicy and in general, I could not put it down. The detail in the writing makes it easy to fall in love with the characters. If you like paranormal, spice, and adventure, definitely give this book a shot.
Reviewed by @asanabr1
This was a great 5 star read. I was on the edge of my seat right from the beginning. Salvatore and Luca can smell her, their mate, thankfully they find her before anything bad can happen to her. But Angelina is confused, is she dreaming again? What was the hideous creature that attacked her?
Angelina is confused at what the brothers are saying, they are her mates. They were destined to find her, their bond will help battle the demons. There is so much going on, we get unexpected twists and turns. We get some steamy moments. Will they be able to save the world? This is my first time reading this author and the storyline was captivating and different than I normally read. I enjoyed all of the characters and I really look forward to reading more from this series. 1-click and get started today on this great read.
Captivating is the best way to describe Captivated! an interesting ménage romance with a deadly twist. Well at least it seems that way…
Salvatore and Luca have finally found their mate. Unfortunately they need to get to her before Viktor does. If Viktor were to succeed in killing her it would in time lead to their demise as well. How you wonder? Well you are going to have to jump in and read the story the author weaves for them.
Angelina, unlucky in love. Constantly being set up on blind dates by her best friend, refuses to settle for less than she deserves. Little does she know that she’s not only going to be on the receiving end of one man’s love but two. And it’s going to change her life forever.
This is the 2nd book I’ve read by this author and they are definitely different. The author weaves unexpected stories within supernatural/paranormal elements with grace. I look forward to jumping into more books in the future! Possibly even this series since it is book 1 after all.
Captivated is the first book in the Hybrid Lovers series by Toya Richardson. I have read many of Ms. Richardson’s books now, and I can honestly say that this is my favourite (so far). It is a fantastic paranormal romance, with angel/vampire hybrids, demons, danger, magic, emotion, chemistry, sizzle, fated mates, suspense, mystery, high stakes, good vs evil, the fate of humankind in the balance, action, and dynamic world-creation.
This is very original and a little different from other books of Ms. Richardson’s that I have read-she has developed a winning recipe here, for sure. I can’t wait to get my hands on book #2 to see where we go from here.
If you love paranormal romance, with sexy twins, a ménage, plenty of sizzle, and an exciting story- then you will definitely want this book in your life!
Bring on Book #2!
Thank you, Toya Richardson!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Captivated (Hybrid Lovers Series Book 1) by Toya Richardson
Captivated is the first book in the Hybrid Lovers Series and my new favorite book by this author. This is a Paranormal Romance that is packed with action, suspense drama romance, magic, mystery and so much more. I’m a huge fan of this author and I’ve read several of her books but this one definitely tops the list. This is one of those books that will pull you in from the beginning and doesn’t let go till the end. I was simply captivated by the characters and the storyline flowed so well that I got lost in the pages . This is a story about Angelina and the twins Sal and Luca. She’s been having very vivid dreams of two hot guys every night. Then there’s the super hot twins who have searching for their mate. They finally catch her scent the same time they save her life. These three bond grows stronger as each day goes by even when danger is thrown their way. Will Angelina be strong enough to help take down the Enemy or will the three of them be condemned to death? I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens next.. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
Captivated (Hybrid Lovers #1) by Toya Richardson
This isn’t the first book I’ve read by the author. Captivated is the first book in the Hybrid Lovers Series. The author has outdone themselves by writing this book.
Angelina finds that going on a blind date can end well. She not only gets one true love, but two true loves. They’re not exactly human like she is. The quote I chose for Angelina is: “You might be right, but I’m not going to settle for any guy just so I can say I’m in a relationship.”
Salvatore is Luca’s twin brother. He’s not human and he isn’t exactly one part of something. He’s part-vampire part-Angel and he’s a hybrid. He has been waiting for his mate for a long time. The quote I chose for Salvatore is: “This is it, Luca. It’s our woman. It’s far too compelling to be anything else but her.”
Luca is the twin brother to Salvatore. He is also a hybrid. He is excited that he and his brother are getting their mate. The quote I chose for Luca is: “Maybe it’s different because there are now three in this relationship, Sal. We are the only twins in vampire or angel history, at least for a very long time. The last twins were killed many centuries ago.”
Highly recommended for Paranormal Romance lovers.
I was enthralled with the uniqueness of the creation of half vampire and half angel. Angelina was dreaming about her soulmates Luca and Salvatore before she even met them. Once mated Angelina grows beautiful wings the color of her hair. Even before she is fully mated she starts developing powers. Though her biggest sacrifice is losing her best friend Cassie tragically by a demon who was after Angelina.
Wow I think I have found my new obsession. This is the first book inthe series and first book by this author that i have read. I am really hooked. I love supernatural romances and boy this really filled that empty space that I have had.
The author has taken two very hot supernatural beings and put them into hybrid form and boy has that really hit the spot. I really like how there is just enough drama and adventure to balance the romance. I really love fated mates story lines. The author has really brought the characters to life and I felt as though I was there in the midst of it all. I cannot wait to read more from this author and series.
Captivated (Hybrid Lovers Series Book 1) by Toya Richardson – Review by Dessalynn Acosta
4 out of 5 stars
Angelina dreams of two delicious men, nightly; erotic dreams. She enjoys her laid back life as an artist with her own gallery, until one day she is attacked by demons! She is almost killed, when two handsome, mysterious men save her. These two strangers look suspiciously like Angelina’s dream guys! Salvatore and Luca are hybrid angel/vampires and looking for their one true mate, could it be Angelina? Is she ready to take on the supernatural world with twin lovers?
This book had me sneaking in every second of reading I could get in. It was very hard to put down.
Luca and Salvatore are Hybrid brothers still looking to find their mate. Half angel, half vampire, they are fighting to keep humans safe from demons.
Angelina is an artist and finally has her paintings in a gallery. She is making money to live now with the one thing she loves the most doing. She lives with her best friend Cassie who is always trying to set her up on dates, much to her chagrin.
Changes are in the air for everyone involved. Good, bad, and ugly. I need book two for sure.
Captivated: Hybrid Lovers Book by Toya Richardson
4 out of 5 stars
Follow Angelina Squires into a world she never knew she existed, physically and romantically!
Angelina is a young girl who lives with her best friend, who’s also engaged, in an apartment in the city. Angelina loves art, rock music, and having fun, yet she loves to play it safe. Her friend, always trying to pair her with guys so Angelina can finally be “happy”. But not one person can compare to the two men she dreams about daily. These dream men were the only ones who can please her.
Salvatore and Luca de Laurentis, angel and vampire hybrids, have lived a long life patiently waiting for their mate. If she would ever come along. On the daily they are defeating demons and protecting the human world, and barely appeasing their sex drive without their mate. One night they are able to smell their mate, but she’s somewhere in the city.
Angelina walking home, attacked by a demon, Viktor, her two dream men come and save her, and her whole world changes forever. They were the key to unlock a whole new life, opening her up to demons, angels, vampires, and maybe love?
Sal and Luca now have their mate, but she has no idea about their world. Can they convince her to love them? To be theirs forever? Read more to find out and unleash yourself in the world of hybrids.
This fast paced, steamy paranormal romance will keep you at the edge of your seat. This book was definitely a page turner, leaving you always wanting more. Toya did an amazing job writing this book. From the steamy dreams, to the hot hot hot romance scenes, to even the action and fighting scenes. The relationship building between Angelina and her men along with the new and old friendships, you were never left unfulfilled as the reader.
I gave 4 out of 5 stars for this book, because I felt that there could have been more detail in parts of the book. I felt, especially in the beginning, time was forgotten. The story just bounced around and what seemed like a day, was actually a couple of hours in the story or vice versa. With one bad thing that happened, in the end it was a majority of a feel good book. Overall, the story was a great quick read, with an even better ending. I really look forward to reading more from this author, and cannot wait to see what comes next.
This book was a great read. I was pulled in from the beginning and kept entertained throughout. This story was full of romance, action, angels, demons, vampires, danger, steamy moments, and great characters. This author did a great job writing a fascinating story that was hard to put down. I can’t wait to read what the author writes next.
I loved how supportive the brothers and their family were to Angelina. I couldn’t help but become invested in the characters and the story line. Angela has a big doctor make and it doesn’t only affect her. If you want to find out what happens then you must read this book. I highly recommend it.
This Author does not disappoint once again! This captivating and sexy read is so worth it. Angelina is an artist with exceptional watercolor experience living a regular life. Apart from that, she’s having wet dreams of two guys. Little does she know that she’s about to actually meet them. The rest is worth you to get the book and read away!
This is such a steamy paranormal story that was a true delight to read. I was hooked from the moment I started reading. The dynamic between these three characters was amazing. I was completely bought into them and their story. I thought the author handled the complex relationship so well and, although it is not something I ever imagine experiencing, I still found it so easy to relate to them. This is an exciting and sexy story that I loved from beginning to end.
Wow I was completely captivated by this story. I love a paranormal romance but this book is so much more than that. The author doesn’t an amazing job with the characters and what i love was the author’s descriptions about the thought and feelings that were felt. We are taking on a rollercoaster of happiness, desire, fear, love and grief so painful it almost crushes you.
Angelina is just a normal woman. She has never had a man, something just always seems to be off. She does however have dreams and fantasies about 2 men. She doesn’t know who they are but boy does she want to know them. So imagine her shock when her dream me walk into her life.
Luca and Salvatore are twins. They are a hybrid of vampire and angel. They have searched for their mate for years and when they find her their love and connection is instant.
However things aren’t going to be all sunshine and roses. There is a dangerous demon out to destroy them all and things will turn dangerous for the 3 lovers. Can they succeed in destroying this evil? Will Angelina believe and give in to her fated mates? This story is amazing.
This was a sexy as sin book that I couldn’t put down. The physical scenes were extremely descriptive and downright naughty but in the best way imaginable. It kind of makes other books look tame.
Angelina, a pretty successful artist, is leading her life in the most normal way possible when she is kidnapped at night walking home to her apartment. This is the start of a very long tailspin for her as she comes to the realization that demons are real and her erotic dreams may border reality more than she could envision. Luca and Salvatore, hybrid angels and vampires, never expect to find their mate let alone save her from a demon. As the attraction between them grows and Angelina is thrust more into this world of good vs. evil she faces challenges that seem too big for her to handle. Can they form a powerful trio to stop the one demon hellbent on destroying them? Or will Amgelina have to face the very real death of not only herself but the two mates that she is deeply in love with?
This book had me going through all the feels as I envisioned the scenes playing out like a movie in my head. I cried, literal tears, was angry, and even laughed at the antics of Luca, Salvatorre, and Angelina. If you like super descriptive, heady, adult themed content books with a fantasy aspect and menage tre thrown in then this is a must read book. I will wait with baited breath for a possible sequel to come out to figure out what happens next for this trio and hopefully some cliffhangers get resolved!
This is the first book in the Hybrid Lovers series. This was not my first Toya Richardson book as I previously read Wild Desires. The story focuses on the human Angelina and her fated mates Luca and Salvatore who are anything but human. They are a hybrid of angels and vampires combined which I didn’t think would be a combination that would work. This reverse harem paranormal romance was captivating, immersive and so so hot. I read this in one sitting and could not put this down as I devoured each page. Toya’s world building and character development are second to none and gave me a new fantasy I never know could exist!! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND GO AND READ IT NOW!!!
Angelina’s life changes in one moment. When Salvatore and Luca come into her life Angelina must decide where her future will take her. Not only does her life depend on it but all human life does.
This is an interesting take on the vampire world. It brings vampires and angels together. As the hybrids fight against demons they also search for their mate. Now that Salvatore and Lucas have found Angelina, they work to show her what they could have and what it means. While I thought the plot of this book was an interesting one, I did not connect with the characters. Although this book is not a favorite of mine the story moves at a good pace and has some interesting supporting characters.
The throuple I didn’t know I needed in my life!
Angelina Squires is a normal artist with some strange, exotic dreams of two men pleasing her in ways she has never been pleased before. When she sees these two men in real life, her life changes forever…
Salvatore and Luca de Laurentis, a pair of hybrid twins between angels and vampires have been waiting to meet their mate for centuries. When they get the scent of Angelina, they know she is the one they have been waiting for and arrive just in time to save her from the demon Viktor whose main goal (like all demons) is to take over the world. Now that Viktor has discovered their mate Angelina, they only have so long to convince her to take on the role and responsibilities that entails.
I enjoyed this book! If it wasn’t for life and adulting, I could have finished this book in a couple of hours. It’s not often that the first book in a series can bring me to tears; and yet, the emotions were so well written that that’s exactly what happened. There were moments within the book that I did want more plot than adoration, but I was still captivated to the page.
I had yet to read anything by this author, and I absolutely love refreshing new takes on how to write novels, as different writing styles, the world building and character developments seem to vastly differ depending on preference. I loved the way this author owned that skill, and not only were we whisked away from the first page, but the connection I felt with Luca, Salvatore, and Angelina was instant and my need to read was over the top. There was a clear story here, though different challenges are introduced along the way, but never leaving any question unanswered, until the end, of course!
I have always thought that the connection between lovers was important, and although earthbound folks such as myself don’t have the ability to read minds, the abilities shared between the brothers and their mate was so creative, entertaining, and intense. It was thrilling to be able to get all three of their opinions/thoughts throughout the novel due to this, and I applaud the author for the introduction of this method of sharing. I so look forward to the rest of the series, as I was left on the edge of my seat. Well done, highly recommend!
Well, I’m not normally into reading Sci-Fi books, but this may change my perspective. Captivated is the most PERFECT title for this book! Toya Richardson had me hooked from the first page. Sexy, mysterious, action packed!! Let’s see how this goes.
Angelina is a small-time artist just getting started in her gallery. She has been having the weirdest of dreams about 2 sexy faceless men and captured them in her art. What she didn’t know is that these two men were about to change her entire life.
Luca and Salvatore are twin brothers. But they are not of this world. Half Vampire, half Angel, making them hybrids. They have a bond like no other, making them fierce, but something is still missing… If they don’t find that something who knows what could happen!?
Is prophecy and Love enough to save them all? Or will the heartache and confusion be their undoing?
Angelina’s life is turned upside down. She’s a human living a normal life when she begins to have these dreams about two guys. The two guys sexy angel/ vampire hybrids and let me tell you These dreams are HOT!! This is the first book in a new series of hopefully many more to come. If you are into paranormal tales, supernatural, drama, romance and danger this is the book for you.
Obsessed with this story! This book had all the elements in my opinion that make up a great paranormal read. There is steamy romance, drama, action, and what I’m calling horror. I was so happy to see Angelina getting to finally meet the men from her dreams, and how in love they all become with each other. Sal and Luca seem like the hybrid vampire/angels we would all be looking for in a mate. Then we have the menace that is Viktor, I wish he was destroyed in the very beginning, but then that wouldn’t leave us much of a story. He is a nasty creature, and the way he destroys everything and everyone to get to Angelina is so heartbreaking, especially when it comes to her best friend Cassie and her boyfriend Jake. This book left me happy, then excited, then devastated, and then back to happy again all in the span of a couple of hours. I could not put this book down, and it was so different to any other paranormal vampire romance. I really look forward to reading more from this author and can’t wait to see what comes next.
I enjoyed this paranormal story. This is the first book in this series and what a great start it is. I enjoyed the author’s writing skills that made the story come to life. I also enjoyed how this author used details to make the story pop. This is a well written story that is full of action and you don’t want to miss it. The characters are strong, connectable and supportive toward each other. This is a fast paced story that is easy to read and hard to put down. I enjoyed being pulled into the story from the start. The growth of the plot made the story entertaining and had me coming back for more. This is a story where facing your enemy face to face is either going to take them down or it could be death for these characters. I really enjoyed this story and what the characters brought to the story. This filled my afternoon with a paranormal adventure. I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens.
Review by @bjwagner
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