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Captive Bride

Captive Bride The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu the strikingly handsome though arrogant adven

The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu, the strikingly handsome though arrogant adventurer, whom she had known in England as Philip Caxton.Once Christina had rejected Philip s fervent offer of marriage But now she is to be his slave desperate for the freeThe irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu, the strikingly handsome though arrogant adventurer, whom she had known in England as Philip Caxton.Once Christina had rejected Philip s fervent offer of marriage But now she is to be his slave desperate for the freedoms denied hert weakened by her heart s blazing desire to willingly explore her virile captor s most sensuous cravings.

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  1. Johanna Lindsey says:
    Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S Army was stationed The family moved about a great deal when she was young Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becoming a young housewife The marriage had three children Alfred, Joseph and Garret, who already have made her a grandmother After her husband s death, Johanna moved to Maine, New England, to stay near her family.Johanna Lindsey wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977 on a whim , and the book was a success By 2006, with over 58 Million copies of her books have been sold worldwide, with translations appearing in 12 languages, Johanna Lindsey is one of the world s most popular authors of historical romance.Johanna s books span the various eras of history, including books set in the Middle Ages, the American Old West and the popular Regency England Scotland She has even written a few sci fi romances By far the most popular among her books are the stories about the Malory Anderson Family, a Regency England saga.

Comment 501 on “Captive Bride

  1. Loederkoningin says:
    This checks my boxes like you wouldn t believe V A handsome Arabian male V Arrogant, dominant prick a sheik even V AbductionV Humiliation degradationV Great age gapV Dub con non conV Stockholm Syndrome V Wonderful reviewsBuddy read with Jenna, Angelica and Rebecka, with much appreciated mockery moral support from Mammarella.7 1 14 post buddy read gone wrongWell then, all my buddy read partners have bitten the dust, so I m sure no one objects to me DNF ing at 65% It looks like I dragged my innoce [...]

  2. Di says:
    Suck, suck, suck, suckity suck, suck suck That s what this book did all the way through In the 70 s, it appears there was a trend for rape or almost rape romances, where a male was sexier the dominant he was Ugh If someone tried kidnapping me and telling me I would lust after him and I would obey, I d be guilty of murder in the 1st degree.

  3. Sadia says:
    This book sucks beyond belief And like it s not infuriating enough plot wise, it goes on and on like a delusional maniac, claiming rape is not rape, abduction is not abduction, coercion is not coercion, and it s totally alright to be kidnapped, held against your will, raped, beaten and humiliated by being someone s sex slave because you know what It actually is a fairy tale and if your abductor happens to be good looking you will forget all your principles, your scruples, the people you loved an [...]

  4. ~ Lihllith ~ says:
    This was awful The heroin is weak and the hero is a total mental case So let me get this straight She gets kidnapped, forced into becoming a sex slave and is threatened with a beating, yes I said beating, on a daily biases and she is OK with that WHAT He sleeps right there and she does nothing night after night but cry Huh She lies there and let him sleep next to her The first night I would have bashed him upside the head and he would have been forced to kill me Thus ending the story right there [...]

  5. Lady Raven RAVE! says:
    I like it its a historical romance and that s how it was back thenI admit he was a little harsh and crass at times but I really did like the endingMost historical romance novels were like that and I have read worst with actual rape not nearly raped if you can t handle this book then you should go for that romance candle light dinner thing like harlequin present books, not hating on harlequin books I love them But other than that, I thought the book was good and not bad for Johanna s early work

  6. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell says:
    Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI read this book for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2017 Reading Challenge For info about what this is, click here.Real talk that cover Normally, I hate the rereleased versions of these old bodice rippers, but this is the first time I actually like the updated version than the original The vibrant colors, the detail on the woman s costume, the glimpse of desert beyond it reminds me of the original cover on Victoria Holt s Gothic novel, CAPTIVE, w [...]

  7. Nazia says:
    suck suck suck suck this book sucks throughly The hero was a maniacal bastard,a pedophile and the heroine was a weak,brainless ninny.God this book is just so awful How did writer conceived such horrible idea in her diabolic mind And how can someone read it and like it After completing it I was speechless for 30 minutes i could nt stop fuming about this bad and ugly book Let me get this straight,Philip Caxton sets his eyes on Christiana for the first time and he is overwhelmed with lust and inste [...]

  8. April says:
    There was a HUGE sale on Johanna Lindsey books not too long ago a good number of her backlist was made available in the Kindle format and I took advantage and bought everything of hers on sale because simply I love her books.So I ve been gorging on Johanna Lindsey books the last few weeks months or so, following the order of books listed on her page I ve been chain reading them when I wasn t working or moving from one city to another, when I lay at night unable to sleep and in need of something [...]

  9. Christine says:
    God awful The only good thing about this book is that it was an excellent example of what NOT to do when writing romance Since I m writing a romance series right now, it helped me to refine my ideas on good technique.More specifically, this book uses Overwhelming Lust, something that I am growing and disgusted with Physical attraction in romance is necessary but not sufficient Lust becomes overwhelming when it is shoved down my throat in such a way that I can t even truly believe that it s hap [...]

  10. M A says:
    I recall reading Captive Bride and feeling so disappointed and disturbed with it, I wanted to return it to the bookstore.I liked Silver Angel, another sheikh harem captive romance by Lindsey, so I thought I d enjoy Captive Bride as well Overall tone and style couldn t be different in the two books Captive Bride is a basic rape romance without merit The hero desires the heroine and attempts to court her properly When she rebuffs him, his solution is to kidnap her and install her as his slave mis [...]

  11. Heather T says:
    Love that she got her characters out of England, but it still has a huge pet peeve of mine The title should have given it away, but I m sorry, the following just doesn t work for me I must have you.No I ll make you want me Proceeds to grope and fondle the girl while she half struggles, half goes Oh my I m being kissed What big hands you have, grandma No Stop You can t do this I don t want this Yes you do en it varies, but essentially you get to the gist of it hop on pop or I chase beat you until [...]

  12. Tuba Sayed says:
    I now know why this has so many negative reviews But I must say that the writing style is too good, I am almost tempted to buy this author s other works just beacuse of the writing Ridiculous, I know right Where do I even start with the story It s so meh, the typicality doesn t even bothers me, there are far horrendous things, and I didn t know to laugh or to bawl my eyes out Warning Spoilers ahead Sensual escapism My foot This guy, Philip, is a complete mental case He physically hurt Christina [...]

  13. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:
    This is one of the first Johanna Lindsey books I read It was magic It was also my first official sheikh book Ever since I have had a weakness for sheikh romances I can t even count how many times I read this book It s been a while but I remember being absolutely transfixed by the writing and the storytelling It s very romantic, if you don t mind captive situations and forced seduction I loved the reunion in England and how that plays out Definitely one of my all time favorites.

  14. Sarah says:
    I love Johanna Lindsey I hate Captive Bride I thought the dialogue was silly and contrived, the plot was very simplistic and the few romance scenes were not so much romance scenes as they were rape scenes With each romance scene I got and angry with the story and just wanted to scream at Lindsey WHY Why did you write this How could you have written this tripe, but also written wonderful, romantic stories like Gentle Rogue or Tender Rebel Thank goodness her writing has grown and improved since [...]

  15. Lelyana says:
    Satu lagi buku Johanna Lindsay yang membuat saya terpana.Awalnya sangat tidak menyukai karakter hero di cerita ini, namun setelah membaca lebih kedalam permasalahannyaLove this man, Sheik Abu Alhamar aka Phillip Caxton image error InggrisChristina di lamar Tommy sahabat masa kecilnya dan menolak lamaran itu karena merasa masih kecil dan masih ingin ke London untuk bergaul.Disana bertemu Phillip Caxton yang baru datang dari Mesir untuk berlibur, yang pada saat itu, adik Phillip, Paul berusaha men [...]

  16. Regan Walker says:
    Lindsey s 1st Book A Classic Bodice Ripper with a British Desert SheikI have read many by Lindsey and consider myself a fan But not all of hers garner 5 stars, and this, her first book, is one that does not While it is well written and will hold your interest, it is a historical romance without history or historical details I only knew it was Victorian because late in the book she gave the date of 1885, which means it begins in 1884 Set in England, Egypt and the desert, this is the story of Chri [...]

  17. ChaoticCupcake says:
    While I managed to finish this book, I found myself skimming most of the way through it I can t say I enjoyed it I ve heard great things about other books by this author but I m a bit apprehensive to bother with them I understand this is the first or one of the first novels the Lindsey ever wrote and I understand she has probably improved However, this story really left a bad taste in my mouth First of all, I rewarded it two stars simply because I thought the plot had potential This potential wa [...]

  18. Rebecka says:
    Ugh Worst piece of crap ever put into print and called a book It s not like you read these books to find literary greatness, but you at least expect to be amused, entertained You should be sighing in disbelief and shaking your head at the silliness, but you shouldn t want to kill yourself every 5 words A complete failure on behalf of Lindsey, who has written some other, much entertaining books This is also clearly one of those stick to what you know cases here stables, manors and minimal cultur [...]

  19. Gina says:
    I started this book and hated off the bat.The heroine is a typical gorgeous girl who has no physical imperfections THe author tries to make her be some sort of intelligent sassy tomboy, but instead she comes off as annoying, and idiot, and self centered.The hero is supposed to tall dark and handsome, but like many other reviewers of this book said, he is a total MENTAL CASE Seriously, he s so weird He says he wants an intelligent wife and not some frilly dress wearing London girl, but the second [...]

  20. Cassandra Dexter Colby says:
    Horrible Mi rese a incendiaria aqu alacamaconunlibro

  21. Netha says:
    ini lagi nih 1 buku selain secret fire yg cowoqnya maen culik anak orang seenaknyaillip paxton or whatever his last name kagak inget hehehehe saat pertama bertemu christina langsung melamarnya.ya jelas aja ditolak christina, yg bener aja baru ketemu juga kok dah langsung main sosor aja duh sapa eluentah jin mana yg merasuki phillip eh tiba2 dia nyulik christina dibawa ketengah gurun pasir tempat bangsa phillip berada yah phillip berdarah arab england disitu christina disekap ditenda phillip bera [...]

  22. Nova says:
    Untuk saya buku ini kok datar banget, terutama setengah awal buku.Agak aneh sama heronya, Philip yang keras banget menolak pernikahan, tapi sekali ngeliat Christina langsung aja pengen memiliki bahkan langsung mengajukan lamaran Memang sih Christina, Heroinenya, digambarkan stunning bgt, sampe2 setiap laki2 yang ngeliat bawaannya pengen mengajukan lamaran aja walaupun belum pendekatan.Ketika Christina menolak lamaran si Philip ini, dia tetap bertekad memiliki Christina dengan cara apapun bahkan [...]

  23. Judy says:
    Another great book by this author Worth readingCaptive Bride 1977 The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu, the strikingly handsome though arrogant adventurer, whom she had known in England as Philip Caxton Read the 2nd time 1 22 2011Tommy has always been Christina s best friend Now that she has bloomed into a young woman he loves and desires her in a new way, she don t share those fe [...]

  24. Carmen says:
    Dos estrellas para la primera novela de esta autora, publicada en 1977 Aunque la historia a priori parec a interesante, no me han gustado ni los derroteros de la historia ni los di logos entre los personajes ni la manera en que la autora soluciona las situaciones Es verdad que la novela rom ntica, y esta autora tambi n, ha evolucionado desde entonces, pero he le do novelas escritas en esa poca con tramas mucho m s interesantes y mucho mejor escritas.Una pena ya que no me ha servido para disfruta [...]

  25. Lauri says:
    This book is very captivating Johanna is a brilliant writer She pulls you in right from the very start When I began this book I thought when the time came I would be able to put it down for sleep I was wrong, once I startted I needed to know how it ended I read this book all night long and finished it by morning.

  26. KC 2.0 says:
    Not the best example of the author s work, but it s still entertaining despite the flaws.Johanna Lindsey s first book and it shows Some of the dialogue, although lively, came across as too melodramatic I didn t like either protagonists at first, too Christina is haughty to the max, while Philip is too arrogant for his own good Both create their own problems to an extent, specially Philip That arrogance I mentioned Well, it bites him in the ass later view spoiler If Philip had been less arrogant [...]

  27. Madison says:
    Phillip saw Christina one night at a ball and decided he MUST have her He proposes the same night and when she refuses, he plots a plan to kidnap her Christina s brother is in the army, so Phillip finds a way to get her brother sent out of the country to Phillip s father s homeland Christina, of course, tags along and gets kidnapped out of her bedroom by Phillip and some of his henchmen He takes her back to his encampment where she is to stay as his mistress When she finally ends up loving him, [...]

  28. Sydnee Jane says:
    Not much can be said about Johanna Lindsey s repeated crimes against humanity Before 50 Shades became a popular fixture in the romance genre, it seemed that house wives across the nation were fanning themselves with Lindsey s cheap paperbacks Regardless of her popularity, Lindsey s books leave a foul taste in my mouth First, there are the terrible, undeveloped characters Yes, I know cookie cutter Alpha males are a fan favorite, and yes, an undeveloped female protagonist can help the reader inser [...]

  29. Cecilia London says:
    I should probably expand upon this a little I took no issue with the storyline I occasionally enjoy historicals and I understand that sometimes they can be a little.outside my preferences In other words, things happened back in the day that might not happen now A lot of reviewers take issue with the dubious consent, the spanking scene, etc but come on This book was set in 1884 Take all that with a grain of salt.So what did me in This book jumped the shark SO MANY TIMES I actually thought it was [...]

  30. Cristen says:
    I m laughing as I write this review Captive Bride was horrible So horrible, I found it entertaining The events are wildly unrealistic and illogical People say and behave in ways that no normal person would I m pretty sure the main heroine has Stockholm Syndrome That s not hot Why is the author condoning this Everyone in the story has the IQ of an 7 year old They question nothing, believe everything that is said to them, and then refuse to believe anything that is common sense She took a bullet t [...]

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