Captive of a Commoner

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Pub Date 01 Oct 2016 | Archive Date Not set

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This is Book 1 in the Captive of a Commoner series.

Alicia Cesare has a lot to celebrate. A recent Parsons School of Design graduate and recipient of a fashion design award, she embarks to Europe on a quest for independence and recognition. Instead, she finds trouble and mayhem and must accept the help of ex Marine and real estate magnate, Chase Reardon, the only man she’s ever desired. Problem is he barely knew she existed. That is about to change.

Like a lit match to a firework, rash innocence ignites fierce overprotectiveness and a sizzling romance develops, but Chase is a haunted man. Scarred by an abusive past and stalked by the vengeful head of the Russian drug cartel, he struggles to follow his heart while safeguarding those he loves. When Alicia is unwittingly thrust into his web of relentless violence, Chase is determined—at any cost—to protect her from his past.

As each new sexual awakening binds her closer to him, Alicia is convinced she must help the love of her life defeat the ghosts of his past. It will prove to be an unyielding test of courage and stamina.

Be sure to check out Book 2 of the Captive of a Commoner series, Apart.

This is Book 1 in the Captive of a Commoner series.

Alicia Cesare has a lot to celebrate. A recent Parsons School of Design graduate and recipient of a fashion design award, she embarks to Europe on a...


Advance Praise

Captive of a Commoner was a debut novel that played a big part in beautiful and scenic Europe. Alicia, a budding fashion designer, was rescued by Chase, her brother's best friend, after being put under arrest for 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 from the author.

Alise B. (Reviewer)

The story building rocked and I loved the character development! I will definitely be continuing this in the future.

Barbara, NetGalley reviewer

[A] well crafted story...it was an enjoyable read

Kay Silk, NetGalley reviewer

Amazing description and smoothly flowing prose make it a page turner…

 B. Mac, Amazon reviewer

The erotic scenes sizzled and the mystery made me flip the pages. I will read this author again.

Ashlee R, Reviewer

This book is awesome. I personally loved Chase and Alicia's story. Chase is the best friend of Alicia's brother and a self made millionaire. He rushes in to save the day, when Alicia finds herself arrested for drugs in Nice, Monaco. The book is full of sexy sex scenes and an exciting book to read. I honestly was very very surprised!!! Worth it! Totally worth it!!

Faith C, Reviewer

A nice book to read... Tons of steamy hot scenes, quite detailed too, so if this genre is up your alley, you'll enjoy the book. The relationships between the characters were well written, and the connection between the main characters could be felt.

Patty B, Reviewer

It's a must read book. Loved it. I would definitely recommend this book.

 Ana Irenea O, Reviewer

Green sparks confronting blue stormy seas. Fire and water. Opposites in so many ways but the same where it really counts. Love. Empathy. Concern. And knowing that we’re home in each other’s arms. I feel it. He feels it.” A girl with a huge and long term crush on her brothers’ friend. A guy who has a dark past that haunts him to his future. Luxury, money is not a problem. A friendship bond made by blood. Sex in places you never thought possible. If these things don’t get your attention then I don’t know what will. It’s like 50 Shades of Grey but only better, much, much better. I love this book and since this is the first installment to a trilogy I can honestly say that I will be looking forward to reading the rest of the series. This book has its ups and downs but I really enjoy most of its attributes and especially the story. Chase and Alicia have this bond where they understand each other so much and would easily be on the same page (sometimes). Also Chase’s corny jokes and sex comments always make me laugh. I’m pretty sure I’ve never laughed so hard reading an erotic book before nor any book for that matter. “You and I may have grown up in the same town, but we came from different worlds.” Alicia has accepted Chase’s past but it seems like Chase doesn’t believe that she’ll be able to understand and cope with his problems. To save a dear friend Chase had put someone in jail and when that person got out he was seeking revenge. And what better way to have revenge than hurting the people he cares the most. Family, friends, girlfriend, spare no one just to get back at Chase Reardon. “Problem is, even in fairytales there’s evil.” Part of knowing someone is after her boyfriend, Alicia thought she would never have an easy life with him. But no fairytale is complete without the villain right? I’ve been on the edge of my seat while I was reading this book because I always get worried and wonder whether there’s going to be a trap or something bad might happen. The story isn’t predictable for me. I have been surprised countless times. I think this book felt very long but it wasn’t bad at all. I can’t wait to read the second book. I highly recommend this book to my friends. I’ve even started telling them about my feelings and excitement for this book. It’s gut wrenching, exciting, painful and humorous.

Kay S, Reviewer

On the whole, this is a good book, especially for a debut novel. The erotic scenes sizzled and the mystery made me flip the pages. I will read this author again. 

Michelle M, Reviewer

Love this book. I can't wait to read more from this author.

Melissa M, Librarian

I enjoyed this book. Captive of a Commoner is well written and has plenty of romance, twists and turns and just enough intrigue to keep you on the edge of your seat to the last page.

Ratula R, Reviewer

I was immediately intrigued by this novel that took place in beautiful and glamorous Monaco in Europe. They had chemistry and spades and the story was fantastic. While I believed in Chase, a driven and dominant millionaire and Alicia's, a budding fashion designer, connection, I felt that there was something missing. There was a lot of fiery combustible chemistry but not alot of emotional depth. While this was a great story, I did find some things lacking. All in all, though, this was a great debut novel! I would like to thank NetGalley and New Rose Press for a copy of this novel for a fair review.

Geraldine N, Reviewer

Good story with a wonderful couple and great supporting characters. I enjoyed travelling around the European coast with them too. A few unresolved items so I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Jessie J, Media

This was a fun, sexy read. Pastore is a good writer. Perfect for summer and escaping the real world with a twist of romance.

Kimberly W, Reviewer

Very interesting read. I read the book when it was first released and just never reviewed it. It was a good book, I loved European travel, and the characters had great chemistry. I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.


Captive of a Commoner was a debut novel that played a big part in beautiful and scenic Europe. Alicia, a budding fashion designer, was rescued by Chase, her brother's best friend, after being put...


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