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Captive of My Desires: A Malory Novel | [Johanna Lindsey]

Captive of My Desires: A Malory Novel

Devastated by her mother's death, 18-year-old Gabrielle Brooks sets sail from England to a Caribbean island in search of her estranged father. But instead of encountering a distinguished merchant ship's captain, she discovers her father has become a pirate!
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Publisher's Summary

Devastated by her mother's death, 18-year-old Gabrielle Brooks sets sail from England to a Caribbean island in search of her estranged father. But instead of encountering a distinguished merchant ship's captain, she discovers her father has become a pirate!

After spending three wonderful years sailing and treasure hunting with him, Gabrielle is dismayed when her father decides she must return to London to find a proper husband. His old friend James Malory will sponsor her in polite society.

In London, Gabrielle is escorted to balls and parties by James' wife, Georgina, and her brother, Drew Anderson, a dashing American sea captain who is visiting.

Though drawn to Gabrielle's fiery beauty, Drew, a fun-loving rogue, wants nothing to do with a young woman hunting for a husband. Incensed by Drew's indifference, Gabrielle is determined to win his attentions. But when Drew embroils her in a scandal the night before he's to sail back to America, Gabrielle vows revenge.

Enlisting the help of her father's pirate cronies, Gabrielle commandeers Drew's ship and takes him prisoner. But as passion runs high on their sea voyage, it becomes difficult to tell who is truly the captor and who is the captive.

The saga continues: listen to more romatic tales of the Malory family.

©2006 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Lindsey adds a generous soupcon of swashbuckling action and adventure to the latest captivating addition to her wickedly witty, lusciously sensual Malory series." (Booklist)
"Merlington instills the love scenes between Gabrielle and Drew with captivating realism, not only by employing expert accents, but also by using intensity of tone, capturing the sizzling emotions between them." (AudioFile)

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    JM Camas, WA, United States 02-18-09
    JM Camas, WA, United States 02-18-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Captivating"

    Although a bit unbelievable in places, this book kept me up late listening to the adventure and sensual innuendos. Quite fun listening and good for the libido.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lesia 02-01-15
    Lesia 02-01-15
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    "OK, I have liked other Malory novels better.
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    It was very hard to like Drew. I liked him in other novels but his character was a jerk in this one.

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    Marydior 06-10-11
    Marydior 06-10-11
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    "A Great Listen!"

    Quintessential Johanna Lindsey. A great listen that invites engagement from the first chapter forward, this book stands on its own while providing a much anticipated addition to the Malory series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Pembroke Pines, FL, USA 11-12-09
    Carrie Pembroke Pines, FL, USA 11-12-09 Member Since 2008
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    "CAUTION!"

    This story contains a thinly veiled rape. The main character is assaulted in her sleep. The writer tries to justify the rape by having the victim claim responsibility for it. Because the victim is later convinced she "wanted to be loved". Then the rapist puts her in chains and convinces her she was to blame for the loss of her virginity.

    I should have realized the story was going to go like this when he deliberately gets her drunk and try's to take advantage of her earlier in the story. But again the writer writes that she wanted it all along.

    I was so enraged that I could not listen to another word. I would give this book zero stars if I could. Unfortunately, the website is for selling books and not protecting its members.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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