His Captive’s Heart by Meredith O’Reilly

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Twenty-nine-year-old lawyer Marcus Bradberry has fantasized for years about finding a firm-handed man who would not hesitate to provide both guidance and discipline while also bringing him the kind of fulfillment he’s only dreamed about. When he meets Dimitri Anderson, the owner of a local kink club, Marcus takes a chance and shares the wildest fantasy he’s ever had with him.

Though he confesses to Dimitri that nothing excites him more than the idea of a being overpowered, kidnapped, and mastered completely by a strong, handsome man, Marcus is nonetheless shocked when Dimitri takes it upon himself to bring this fantasy to life. When Dimitri surprises him after work on a Friday, Marcus soon finds himself blindfolded, handcuffed, and driven away to an unknown place.

It quickly becomes clear that Dimitri knows exactly what his captive sub needs and is more than ready to give it to him, but as the weekend progresses, Marcus realizes that trusting his new master is at times much harder than he expected. Will he surrender to his most secret desires or will his fears drive him away from his master’s loving arms?

Publisher’s Note: His Captive’s Heart is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

I’ve read other books by O’Reilly and have enjoyed them, but there was just something about this book that I couldn’t really connect with, which is why it’s so hard for me to rate it.

I did love the plot line of the story – who wouldn’t want their weekend fantasy to come true?  But, to be honest, that part seemed very rushed and unrealistic for me personally.  The inconsistencies of the weekend also bothered me a bit.  Not enough to pull me out of the story completely, but enough that I couldn’t rate any higher than I did.

I did love the characters, I felt that O’Reilly did a great job with them.  I was able to connect with each of them on different levels and it made it so I could enjoy the story as much as I did.

With this being the first M/M genre book by O’Reilly, I feel like there is a lot of room for improvement.  There were the typical errors from a first time M/M story from a M/F author, but overall I do think that O’Reilly did a good job with the story.

I would recommend this book if you’re looking for an afternoon read that will keep your interest peaked.

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Here’s a snippet from my latest release, His Captive’s Heart. In this snippet, Dimitri tells Marcus how he really feels about him.


“What has you making such a serious face?” Dimitri asked as he sat on the bed and ran his fingertips over my furrowed brow.


I’d been so lost in thought, I hadn’t heard him walk into the bedroom. “I… ummm… nothing.”


“Marcus. There are few things that will make me angry and earn you a punishment spanking. One of them is lying. Why don’t you try telling me the truth?”


I sighed. Guess it’s truth time. I hope he doesn’t think I’m crazy. “I’m sorry. I was thinking over what you said to me and how it made me feel.”


“What are you referring to?” he asked, brushing some of my hair out of my face.


“When you said you were proud of me. It made me feel… I don’t know. It made me feel really good.”


He smiled down at me. “It was supposed to. I know this is moving fast. Believe it or not, I have a rule that I’ve followed my entire life: never sleep with a guy until after the third date. With you, we haven’t been on one, and I’ve broken the only rule about dating I’ve ever made for myself.”




“Yes,” he said, continuing to smile. “From the moment I met you, I knew there was something special about you, and that’s why I kidnapped you. I’m hoping that after this weekend is done and you go back to your regular life, we could go out on some dates and get to know one another better.”

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Meredith O’Reilly cannot believe that she has four books published! It was a little over a year ago, that she had her first book published with Stormy Night Publications. She began writing age play stories, but has since branched out to new sub-genres of romance.

In her spare time, Meredith goes to school, watches a little too much Netflix, and experiments with learning how to cook new things in the kitchen. Mostly she tries to balance her life between school work and author work. That’s a task that is easier said than done, most times.

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