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Captive of My Desires

A Malory Novel
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Series: Malory-Anderson Family , Book 8
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (452 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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Recommended

Gabrielle had a rather unusual upbringing. Her father was mostly absent and her mother openly had a lover while still married. Little did Gabrielle know that her father was really as pirate until her mother died.

Drew also grew up without his father around for much of his life, being a seafaring man. These two should get as long just fine except Drew hears Gabrielle is as pirate. The fun begins.

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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

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Nice and relaxing

Nice Relaxing read. Only too much talk about the man' s other wemen. Quite disgusting to read that main character was sleeping around. Just imagine all germs he might carry around.

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longwinded at beginning

great narrator, long winded beginning, but then the story was lively and good. better Drew?

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Captured!

My total attention was captured by this book!
I love this series. While it's predictable it's also fun.

NARRATOR: The horrendous laugh... "ha ha ha" (pronounced like " ho ho ho") was SO AWFUL! Not as bad here as on some recordings but still BAD! And it's a shame since the performance was otherwise very good. Yet even a excellent narrative can't make up for that 'awful, make me cringe, teeth on a chalkboard, wake me out of the story, want to scream' LAUGH!

HEAT FACTOR: Steamy!

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OK, I have liked other Malory novels better. <br />

It was very hard to like Drew. I liked him in other novels but his character was a jerk in this one.