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Johanna Lindsey sweeps listeners into the privileged world of English aristocrats and the exotic haunts of Caribbean treasure hunters in a novel of passion and romantic adventure featuring the incomparable Malorys -- a family of dashing rogues, spirited ladies, and rakehell adventurers. Now American rogue Drew Anderson meets his match when his brother-in-law James Malory introduces the daughter of a pirate to London society.

Devastated by her mother's death, eighteen-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 Malory's 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.

With the humor, lovable characters, and romantic intensity that have distinguished Johanna Lindsey's seven previous Malory novels and placed them in the ranks of the best-loved and most widely read romantic novels of our time, Captive of My Desires tells a passionate love story that will capture your heart and never let go....

The saga continues: listen to more romatic tales of the Malory family.
©2006 Johanna Lindsey (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"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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  • 02-18-09

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.

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You will smile when read this book

One more book from the Malory serie, that i just love, and can read again and again.
The narrator makes the characters alive, and it's a delight listening to her.
Again worth your time, money or Credit 👍

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Not one of the better Malory books

I really hated the way Drew seemed so out of character in this book. He was not his devil may care self and I skipped to the end just to finish. As a die hard Malory/Anderson fan, I was very disappointed.

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the hero is it complete jackass for most of the bo

of all of the Lindsey books I've read this particular hero is it complete jackass thinking nothing of not only ruining the girl's reputation but then taking her virginity and thinking nothing of it for most of the book He's a complete dick

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Worst

This is a really dumb heroine in a rapey story. Skip it because it’s tough to listen to main characters constantly make such bad decisions.

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Enjoying series. Except red flag on cringe factor of how heroes “get their way.”

So by now, the basic structure of this series has become familiar. I often get characters mixed up a bit but not a problem.
The biggest problem I have with these stories is the slightly “rapey” feel to the first “intimacies”. Or at least inappropriate pressure.
What’s sad is these hero characters are all awesome and interesting until “that scene.”
Ok, so the heroine is never upset afterwards, as this is fiction and most women would file charges probably, but I guess author seems to think heroine’s rhapsody exonerates the behavior.
But it doesn’t. It’s been in enough of the stories to finally disturb me.
In this one, heroine thinks she’s “dreaming.” Hero didn’t believe she was a virgin, but how does that make it right to jump on someone while they are asleep? In the last book, I loved the characters, but the hero takes advantage of the heroine’s drunken state after her first ball. She asks if he got her drunk on purpose but he says no, she drank too much champagne on her own. Still a terrible excuse especially when heroine had told him flatly over and over she didn’t want to have sex with him. So I’m not sure I want to continue series.

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#1

Johanna Lindsey number one Author
love the Mallory / Anderson series
thank you Johanna Lindsey

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Least fav Malory book and contains rape

I saw it stated best in another reviewers words once about a totally different hostage book where she said “I draw the line with consent”.
I like books that contain racy scenes, and while it may be historically accurate for some female characters in the Mallory and Anderson universe to have been raped- especially as it relates to pirates in the Caribbean- it’s mega cringe worthy to have to read about it- especially in a glorified sexy manner as somehow desirable. We all know women got dumped on in history but usually our mostly female romance readers want to hear about characters they like in a love match of consenting adults just making an honest go of it.
Be warned- the main character is raped with her virginity forcibly taken while she’s sleeping. The man then tries victim blame endlessly with 100 reasons it’s all her fault. He both implies and states that she deserved it for sexually teasing him and that and he didn’t do anything wrong because she “didn’t ‘seem like’ a virgin”. Literally this concept of her deserving rape because she didn’t portray herself virginal and meek enough- but teased with him before is so unappealing I can’t even. Even non-virgins don’t deserve slightly painful, non consenting sex forced on them in their sleep.
And nobody who’s raped then wants to be told- hey who cares it’s done, and you seemed to enjoy it.
I liked this Drew character previously when he flirted with Danny as a maid and seemed like a stand up decent guy with a fun loving side- but this book just took his character so far off the rails it’s disturbing. Even at the point where he rapes her he’s also already socially ruined her by spreading a scandalous rumor about her in London so she will never marry well.
The main character ruins her both socially (rumor) and physically (non consensual virginity stealing).... so of course she’s totally in LOVE. There’s literally no redeeming part to flip a switch and make me even tolerate him let alone like him after all he does to rake her through the mud in this book. He’s a super abusive dude who’s annoying arrogant about all of it.
I don’t ‘get it’ at all.
It’s the only Mallory/ Anderson book I’ve ever disliked- and not a little- like physically mad listening dislike of what was done here.

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loved it

loved it didn't want it to end ! the narrator was wonderful in bringing the characters to life. I will listen to it again!

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love it

I love how this book is read. You can feel the story. This is one of my favorites