Review: Captivating Bridge (Tempest #3) by Michelle Mankin

Review: Captivating Bridge (Tempest #3) by Michelle MankinCaptiativng Bridge by Michelle Mankin
Series: Tempest #3
on May 19, 2014
Published by Self Pub Genres: New Adult Erotica
Source: Purchased
Format: eBook
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Warren "War" Jinkins is that guy.
The bad one. Tempest's ex front man, an arrogant rock god.
The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction.
His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band. Everything.

Shaina Bentley is that girl.
The good one. Hollywood's pink candy-coated sweetheart.
The star of Pinky Swear, television's top rated teen show.
She's been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she's starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone.

He's a one man island. She's a fragile captive soul. Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together?

REVIEW: Captivating Bridge is War’s story, one I was looking forward to and happy to have read. What I like about War is not just his talent and his bad boy persona, I also loved the way he was described as sexy, broken, with a black heart and deliciously dangerous.

We all know War from his outburst of anger and his over the top personality that kept putting himself and those around him in situations that were less than desirable. War had a horrible childhood, an absent father and a less than loving mother, his reality was always rough, he was always getting in trouble and his though personality was part of his charm.

I enjoyed this story for many reasons, it showed up that behind every tough and uncontrollable guy there is a bleeding heart. I liked how the story focused so much in his feelings and how beautifully exploited they were. I was eager to find out what would trigger deeps emotions, how much was he willing to give in order to find that one woman who would forever heal his heart and make him the man he was destined to be. I enjoyed how brutal and raw his feelings were, how deep his suffering went and how his childhood affected him in ways that defined him as a man. Though I not always agree with how he acted and reacted to things on regards to his friends and relationships with women I do understand that at times the heart has a different plan from what your head and mind seems to have. I think the author explored War’s demons beautifully, giving us a man who was not only broken, but who was guided by mistrust. She also gave us a guy who finally understood that life has a lot more to offer, and a man who was willing to show the world who he really was. His qualities went beyond that of a great artist, he knew when he was ready to change his life around and how much the people around him cared. I think that the author portray the reality of many people, the lack of substance in their life and how much love can change and affect us all in many ways.

War’s story clearly explores the reality of an artist, a man who even when he is surrounded by people and fans still holds a deep, hallow and dark hole in his heart that is almost consuming and suffocating.  His reality wasn’t any less or any more than the reality of a regular person, but his deep sense of self-destruction showed us how deep and uncertain life can become without the love and support of friends and family. I think Shaina was the perfect female character for War. Even with flaws and a damaged heart, she understood that their heart needed mending and they found in each other the needed support, understanding, and dedication to do just that. Her need to help and love those around her made her especially likeable because she was selfless and caring, giving War exactly what he needed. I think the author gave us the perfect story and end to War’s bleeding heart. I found myself hurting for him, he is my favorite character of the series and I am very glad to see him finally happy. A great story about second changes and found love, redemption and forgiveness.

Do I recommend this book? YES!
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