Captivating In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, Book 6)

Captivating In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, Book 6)

by Bella Andre, Jennifer Skully

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Overview

Gideon Jones came back from war a changed man. Though the Maverick Billionaires claim he's one of their own now, he knows he doesn't deserve the honor. Just like he doesn't deserve Rosie Diaz--an amazing mother...and an utterly captivating woman that he can't stop dreaming about.

Rosie Diaz pulled herself out of the foster care system and has made a great life for herself, raising Jorge, the son she adores. Only one thing is missing in her life--a good man, one she can respect and love with her whole heart. A man exactly like her best friend's older brother Gideon.

When Rosie and Gideon agree to take care of Matt and Ari's son, Noah, while the couple is on their honeymoon, they have no idea how much havoc two little matchmaking boys can create. Not to mention the the steamy kisses that Rosie and Gideon can't help but steal from one another as their connection deepens and grows. But when mother and son are threatened, and Gideon will stop at nothing to protect them, will he finally believe that he truly is Maverick material...and is worthy of Rosie and Jorge's love?

CAPTIVATING IN LOVE is part of Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully's bestselling series about The Maverick Billionaires. While it can easily be read as a standalone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books too.

The Maverick Billionaires are sexy, self-made men from the wrong side of town who survived hell together and now have everything they ever wanted. But when each Maverick falls head-over-heels for an incredible woman he never saw coming, he will soon find that true love is the only thing he ever really needed.

THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES SERIES
Breathless In Love
Reckless In Love
Fearless In Love
Irresistible In Love
Wild In Love
Captivating In Love
*** More Maverick Billionaires are coming soon! ***

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES
Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world, with more than 8 million copies sold so far. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. Bella also writes bestselling sweet contemporary romances under the pen name Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

NY Times and USA Today bestselling Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes is the author of classy romance, hilarious romantic mysteries, and the Max Starr paranormal suspense series. Her books have passion, heart, humor, and happy endings. Jennifer lives in the Redwoods of Northern California with her husband and their adorable nuisance of a cat, who obviously runs the household.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161714171
Publisher: Maverick Oak Press LLC
Publication date: 09/12/2019
Series: The Maverick Billionaires , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 445
File size: 416 KB

About the Author

Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world, with more than 8 million copies sold so far. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. Bella also writes bestselling sweet contemporary romances under the pen name Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre’s books on Goodreads!

NY Times and USA Today bestselling Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes is the author of classy romance, hilarious romantic mysteries, and the Max Starr paranormal suspense series. Her books have passion, heart, humor, and happy endings. Jennifer lives in the Redwoods of Northern California with her husband and their adorable nuisance of a cat, who obviously runs the household.

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Captivating In Love (The Maverick Billionaires, Book 6) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Another great book, love their books,
DebsIN 3 months ago
Rosie, Jorge, and Gideon's story is so good, it is hard to put into words, things that have not already been said. Bella Andre always brings readers a wonderful story that brings couples together, but not without a few blips and conflicts along the way. Without giving anymore away than has already been said, "Captivating in Love" is a love story for readers of all ages. I was turning pages and smiling as Rosie, Jorge, and Gideon found their way to a HEA. **I was gifted a copy of "Captivating in Love" and freely give my honest opinion based on my reading.** 5 Stars!
Cali-Jewel 3 months ago
Loved this emotionally thrilling, sexy, fun and engaging romantic journey that included two of the most adorable little matchmakers ever! This story has it all, laughter, sorrow, joy and heartwarming new beginnings. Excellent reading!
GwenL 3 months ago
So many things I love about Bella Andre’s Maverick Billionaires series. Each title is a fast read; I just keep turning page after page. She focuses less on the fantasy land of being a billionaire and more on the emotions and situations that make these men feel normal. CAPTIVATING IN LOVE is no exception. Gideon’s and Rosie’s story moves quickly, helped by the fact that they’ve appeared in earlier books. Still, they each have reasons to be cautious, so there is still plenty each has to learn about the other. Add in a little mystery and an outside threat — the perfect equation for a book I couldn’t put down. You don’t have to read the Mavericks titles in order (I still have a couple I haven’t read), but you’ll enjoy it more if you know the other characters you’re visiting. If you want to escape your own life for a little while, grab CAPTIVATING IN LOVE and enter the world of the Maverick Billionaires.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved Gideon and Rosie’s story. Can’t wait for the next book in the Maverick saga. Thank you Jennifer and Bella,
emilyk52281 3 months ago
"Captivating in Love" (The Maverick Billionaires Book 6) by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully is a great read. I enjoyed Gideon and Rosie's story. This is a wonderful addition to the Maverick Billionaires series. Wonderful characters, romance, close family and friends, humor, military, and more. I can't wait to see what happens next with The Mavericks. Highly recommend to all fans of romance, entertaining characters, and series.
perriknows 3 months ago
What happens when you have two little boys who want to be family? They do everything in their power to put together a romance! Jorge and Noah are a hoot! I've loved the Maverick Billionaire's series by Bella Andre. If you've not read them, you should. This story focuses on Gideon and Rosie. Gideon, the world-weary veteran who feels like he let his sister down when he left home for the military at 18. His family needed the steady income, and this was his choice. When his mother died and his sister went into foster care, he knew he'd failed. Not being able find her once he was out of the service magnified his grief and guilt. Rosie, made an error in judgement when she was young, but the result was her adorable son, so is it really an error? Having been raised in foster care, she knows what she wants. Rosie's made her life with her son and her friends, cheering with them as they find love. Gideon doesn't feel like he can love, but now that he's reunited with his sister, he knows he must be the man he longs to be. His sister’s best friend Rosie makes him feel. He's not sure he likes that. Rosie feels the attraction too. When Gideon is tasked with taking care of his nephew, Noah, while his sister and Noah's dad are on their honeymoon, Jorge and Noah up their match making game. With Jorge being Noah's best friend, and Rosie's son, these two cuties use their wiles to keep Gideon and Rosie near each other! Problems arise for the couple, but that just makes the Mavericks unite to keep everyone safe. Captivating in Love can be read as a standalone, although I recommend reading the other stories in this series first.
Lelim0612 3 months ago
Captivating in Love... Words are escaping me… I freaking LOVED this story and I am having problems putting my thoughts into words. I fell for Gideon, Ari’s brother in the previous Maverick books. The silent, lovable, emotionally scarred man. Gideon lost his team in the middle east. Since that time, Gideon feels unworthy of love, unworthy to become part of the “Maverick” group. He could not see himself as a good man. My heart broke for him. When I found out he was going to get his own story…. EEK!! I was so happy. I could not wait for the book to hit my Kindle. However, I felt no one was going to be good enough for Gideon. He would need some one extra special. We met Rosie Diaz in a previous Mavericks book as well. I really liked her. Rosie along with Ari and Chi, grew up in foster care and became sisters of the heart in all but blood. Rosie was/is a kick a…butt, take no prisoners lady in my opinion. She is raising her son Jorge as a single mom because when she told her ex she was pregnant and dropped her and basically told her to get an abortion (I hated that low life). With the help of her “sisters”, Rosie finished school and has raised Jorge to be a great kid. When Rosie first met Gideon, she knew he was something special. She knew she could help him heal his injured soul. She knew could really grow to love him. When Gideon first met Rosie, WOW, she was unbelievable, special, a really great mom. But, Rosie needed someone special, a man worthy of her. NOT himself!! However, Rosie would not be deterred, she would find a way. I LOVED this story!! The way Rosie just kept knocking down the walls that Gideon kept putting up, WOW!!! Then, Rosie started getting the phone calls, Gideon went all papa bear. He would protect Rosie and Jorge with his life. I loved watching Gideon start to believe in the man he actually was. I was gifted with a copy of this wonderful book for my reading enjoyment and for my honest opinion of the book. I became a fan of Bella Andre and her books when I read my first Sullivan book. When she teamed up with Jennifer Skully for the Maverick series, I could not wait to read it. In my humble opinion this series is phenomenal and this latest book to the series, Captivating in Love, is just more icing on this particular cake. I can’t wait for this book to come out on audio, so I can buy it and add it to the rest of my collection. I love this book that much. Thank you for reading my review. I can’t wait for you to read this wonderful book and fall in love with it as much as I have. Happy Reading!!!
SharonSchaffer81 3 months ago
Gideon and Rosie are wonderful. I laughed and cried. They made me feel. Loved this story.
singneon 3 months ago
Wow, love this! Gideon and Rosie are perfect for one another and their story is very touching. Love the Mavericks and how they are so supportive of one another. Rosie portrays a classy way of letting a man know you're interested in him romantically which is exactly what Gideon needs. So happy for this compassionate couple, authors did a great job making this entertaining, attraction that blossoms without aggression. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author.
JennieF 3 months ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Captivating in Love is book 6 in The Maverick Billionaires series by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully. Such sexy, handsome men and the strong women who tame them in this series!! Gideon Jones back from war a changed man and finally reunited with his sister who he lost touch with while overseas, his mother dies and she was put in foster care (Ariana from Fearless in Love) feels he doesn’t deserve to be a part of the Maverick family or deserve the love of beautiful, sexy Rosie Diaz and her son. When Ari and Matt leave for their honeymoon, Gideon will be taking care of their son, Noah who is best friends with Rosie’s son, Jorge. Spending more time with Rosie only makes him want her in this life full time. Rosie on the other hand has been captivated by Gideon from their very first interaction. Spending time with Gideon and the boys shows her the real person he is inside and not the man he shows to the world. When trouble starts for Rosie, Gideon steps up and will do anything to protect and keep Rosie and Jorge safe... Lots of sparks, emotional, two sneaky matchmaking boys, revisiting with the Mavericks Gideon’s guilt from the war, strong characters dealing with their past, and tears will keep you reading to see if these two find their HEA!!
Ellen-oceanside 3 months ago
Rosie and Gideon a plot where they had suffered so much, and deserved to find happiness and love. One loved the depth she wrote about them and what they were smuggling with. An unusual opportunity brought them together. The author has once again given us another story readers will enjoy reading.
Romance_Fan_Girl 3 months ago
The Mavericks are back! A group of self-made men from the wrong side of the tracks. As each one has found love their close knit family has grown. Accepting new members with unconditional love. Gideon Jones joined the military at 18 in the hopes of providing better for his little sister, Ari. He loses track of her in the foster care system due to the unexpected death of his mom. It took many years before Gideon and Ari were reunited thanks to the Mavericks. Gideon has lived in the shadows since leaving the military because he sees himself unworthy of love and happiness. Rosie is a single-mom to 6-yr old, Jorge. She has been navigating life on her own ever since Jorge’s dad left before his birth. Rosie has persevered and managed to complete her accounting degree, find a good job, and home for them both. Rosie has been attracted to Gideon long before she met him due to stories from Ari while they were in foster care together. Gideon has been attracted to Rosie from the moment he met her. While his nephew, Noah, is staying with him Gideon finds that Noah and Jorge want to spend as much time together as possible, much to his distress. Will Gideon and Rosie embrace their attraction to each other? Maybe so with some help from two little matchmakers. Can the Mavericks convince Rosie and Gideon they are both truly Mavericks and are loved unconditionally? When someone from Rosie’s past threatens her and Jorge will Gideon finally stake his claim? Captivating in Love is a fun read with wonderful main and supporting characters. Gideon and Rosie are both strong characters with strong and undeniable chemistry. Gideon is very alpha, gorgeous, and a heart-of-gold. Rosie shows women that you can be both pretty and smart while being sexy too. I love this series because of its strong family values. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review, 5stars*****
Timitra 3 months ago
Rated 3.5 Stars Captivating In Love is a cute, sweet and sexy read. I found it enjoyable and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
MaBiche 3 months ago
I read this book while I was getting a tattoo and I'm very grateful for the distraction it gave me from the pain. I chose this book to read because I trust Bella and Jennifer when it comes to writing straightforward feel-good stories with sympathetic characters. Captivating has that in Gideon and Rosie. There's a bit of a push and pull at the start, particularly in the part of Gideon, but once he opens up with the help of Rosie and the boys, the story moves forward pretty well. I like the multicultural elements, the intermingling of arts and the military, and the themes of friendship and found family. I was disappointed when I thought the series would end with Daniel, but this latest installment and the promise of maybe a couple more makes me a happy reader. I hope Chi gets a story in the future. It's nice to see popular contemporary authors becoming more inclusive and diverse in their writing.
moonfox1234 3 months ago
I loved this beautiful romance. There was something really special about Rosie and Gideon's romance. I thought that these two were perfect together. Both these characters were so likeable. Rosie was so strong and loving. She deserved a good man and she got one in Gideon. Gideon broke my heart. He was just so wounded and guilt ridden. I admit I have a soft spot for tortured heroes and that was him to a T. Loads of emotions, humor, sweetness, drama and a hint of danger are woven throughout this incredibly moving romance.
JigsawGirl 3 months ago
I debated about whether I should give this book a four or five star rating. I am always happy to read a book by these writers, and I try to be completely objective. I felt like it was going to be a minimum of 4, but once I started reading, I was hooked. I had to go with five stars. Four would not have done it justice, at least not for me. I love Bella Andre's work. When Bella and Jennifer Skully get together, you are pretty much guaranteed a winner. I also like the way the circumference of the original Maverick circle is increasing. Gideon and Rosie's story drew me in from the very first page. The way Gideon's character was written, you could feel how closed off he was from not only the Maverick's, but the rest of the world. There were only two exceptions that got the full fledged Gideon. Rosie was sweetness and light. I don't mean that in a sarcastic or derogatory way. Rosie was very genuine and kind, wanting what was best for her son and her friends. I had to admire the way Rosie concentrated her efforts on getting Gideon to break down those walls. My admiration increased when she went head to head with a past entanglement. Gideon and Rosie's interactions with Jorge and Noah made the entire relationship even more special. There is a sweetness, a kindness, a gentleness, and a strong sense of family that makes the Maverick books very special. They all have an element of heat woven into a layer of sensuality. I just like the way this book made me feel. It was truly a captivating read that once I started it, I did not put it down until the last page. I am really looking forward to the next book in the Maverick series. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy.
Casgirl3 3 months ago
A Lovely Return to the Wonderful World of the Mavericks! Captivating in Love by Bella Andre is a sweet standalone romance with a truly HEA that takes place in the world of the Mavericks. You don’t need to read the others in the series, but I promise you they are all great and together Bella has created a world a wonderful world of family and love that overcomes all challenges. Captivating in Love starts out with the marriage of Ari and Matt is the strangest place, but oh is the wedding so sweet. The hero in this novel, Gideon, is Ari’s brother who has done several tours of duty that has obviously taken a toll on him. Right from the start, you learn about how he’s a tough protector who loves his sister, but is definitely battling with lots of guilt. He’s a good guy trying to deal with his issues. It was so easy to fall in love with Gideon. Rosie, Ari’s best friend, seems like the complete opposite. She’s happy and friendly and outgoing and while she has had a difficult past, she doesn’t let it get her down. I didn’t know how Gideon and Rosie would work together, but thank goodness, two little cutie pies, decided to interfere and match-make. Honestly, I did so love Rosie and Gideon, but I totally fell head over heels for our two matchmakers. While they are young now, I know I’ll be curious for a long time to find out how their stories turn out… but I digress. Rosie and Gideon faced some personal difficulties but Captivating In Love, like all Bella Andre’s other books, was a fast, sweet read that left a smile on my face. There are times when I like my angst and drama, but with Bella, I know what I’m getting and she didn’t disappoint! Best of all, I loved seeing all the Mavericks again and getting immersed in their world. I received an Advanced Readers Copy from a reading group. I am freely and voluntarily giving my honest opinion. I totally recommend this book if you want to smile and feel oh so good...
Kazza57 3 months ago
If you have read any of the books in the Mavericks Billionaire than you will recognize a lot of the characters from the previous books before this one. The story starts off at Matt’s and Ari’s weddings. Rosie has fillings for Gideon. To find out if Rosie and Gideon can have the happy ending they both deserve you will have to read it is book definitely has an amazing plot and characters. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
beausmommy 3 months ago
Another winner from Bella Andre and the Maverick’s! We have followed this group of remarkable men and watched as they each found their happily ever after. Gideon was introduced to us in Ari’s story as her long lost brother, who returned from war a changed man. Rosie was one of Ari’s pack who survived the foster care system and became a family. I didn’t see the connection in the earlier story but once Bella introduced the magic, it all became clear. I love the family aspect that is always a part of her books. Whether its blood or bond, she shows us exactly what is important in life. Her heroes are alpha men who aren’t afraid to fall for their women. And underneath it all, family and love remain.
clzert 3 months ago
Well the Mavericks have returned Rosie and Gideon made the perfect couple. Gideon successfully dealt with his ghosts and guilt of the past. Loved the little boys and their energy. As usual the Mavericks came together to help Rosie with an issue from her past and welcomed them all into the Maverick clan. Looking forward to more of this great family. I received this arc for an honest review.❤️❤️
TrudyAD 3 months ago
How do I become an honorary Maverick? I really, really want to be a Maverick. No matter what happens in their lives they away end up so happy, so in love. If you have read the previous books, (boy I really hope you have because the are AMAZING), you will remember Ari's best friend, Rosie. You should also remember how Matt and Ari found her long lost brother, Gideon. Captivating in Love is Rosie and Gideon's story. Of course we can't for get her darling son, Jorge. Rosie is getting by, giving Jorge a good life. Where Jorge goes, Noah will attempt to follow. After a beautiful wedding, Noah is now Ari's son and Gideon's nephew. It was written in the past that Rosie and Gideon would have a beautiful future. But first they both have to conquer their pasts. As someone from the bay area, this was a trip down memory lane. There were so many wonderful field trips with the boys. So many match making opportunities. These boys have game. Open the pages and jump in for a wild ride as Jorge and Noah scheme to bring Rosie and Gideon together. Stay on the emotional ride as Rosie and Gideon deal with their pasts so they can have a brighter future. A wonderful, captivating love story that will have you smiling.
AREEDAR 3 months ago
The war changed Gideon and he still can’t believe he is part of a family. Once he met Rosie Diaz he was captivated but knew he was no where good enough for her. Rosie had eyes only for Gideon and was ready to make the move to get him to notice her. Little did they know they had two scheme little boys helping along the way. So love this series. Can’t wait for the next book!
AliDavies 3 months ago
After being in the foster care system, Rosie is determined to give her son the best life she can, despite being a single mother. Rosie hasn't wanted a man in her life after Jorges father walked out when he found out she was pregnant. That is, until Gideon walks into her life, the brother of her best friend sets her heart racing. Gideon is not interested in women, he's just glad to be back in his sister's life. He left to join the army to help his addict mother, but lost touch and then his mother died. Now he's back and all he wants is to make it up to her. Meeting Rosie makes him want things he thinks he doesn't deserve. But looking after his nephew for 2 weeks, he can't avoid Rosie, her son is his nephews best friend and the little matchmaker have a few tricks up their sleeves. Rosie is also determined to make him see what an amazing man he is and that they are perfect for each other.
KindleKat64 3 months ago
I have loved all the Mavericks’ books so far and this one is no exception. Everyone knew Gideon & Rosie would be perfect for each other before either of them did. Rosie is a single mom to a wonderful little boy Jorge. Gideon’s nephew Noah is Jorge’s best friend. Gideon agrees to watch Noah while his sister Ari is her honeymoon after giving her away at a very emotional and absolutely perfect wedding. Gideon and Rosie schedule many play dates for the boys which of course involves them spending a lot of time together as well. Since they’ve both been crushing on each other for some time now it isn’t long before they figure things out. The strength they give each other is beautiful. I love the organic way in which things happen for them so much and couldn’t have asked for a better ending. I look forward to Lyssa’s book next!