Book Reviews of The Captive

The Captive
The Captive
Author: Amanda Ashley
ISBN-13: 9780505523624
ISBN-10: 0505523620
Publication Date: 2/2000
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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have to add my voice to the half & half reviews here. I'm not ordinarily a reader of paranormal/sci-fi style books. But this one really caught & held my interest. Yes, Falkon the hero could really have grabbed that controller sooner! and yes, Ashlynne the heroine was a spoiled little rich-girl who treated him badly!

But the author takes the time to explain why things are the way they are, and after all, the heroine gets "punished" for being the spoiled little rich-girl about 1/2 through the story, so I didn't understand why the other reviewers got down on her so much...I thought the love between Ashlynne & Falkon was really very tender; I loved the hero's change of heart from revenge to forgiveness.

And this story moved so quickly but not at the expense of character development! Bravo! I thought I hated sci-fi but if other sci-fi books are anything like this romance, I'd like to read more!
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I am not going to do this book justice with this review. It was a great read - it had a little bit of everything in it - romance, science fiction, action, political intrigue. At times it had a Star Wars feel to it - travel between planets and different looking people. It wasn't quite what I expected, but it was a pleasant surprise - a great and enjoyable read. I am not really a space buff at all, but the descriptions were vivid and it was above all, a great love story.
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They'd given him a number and taken away his name. Taken his freedom, his home, his family. Everything that made life worth living. But they couldn't take hope...and she came to him looking like an angel with hair the color of silver moonlight and eyes the color of a turbulent sea. She tenderly treated his wounds while he lay in darkness, giving him the will to go on.

But when her father took him from the mine to work on his lavish estate, a new torture faced the prisoner. Daily he was forced into contact with the innocent young beauty, yearning for just one taste of her pouting pink lips. Now, instead of his savior, she became his tormenter as she frolicked in the pool, flirted with other men, teased him beyond endurance. Until one wild night when the world turned upside down and a daring escape made slave at long last master, and mistress...
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Relieved from deadly toil in the mines, a slave is brought to his master's household to work and there encounters a new form of torture in a seductive young woman who he is forbidden to have. Original.
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They'd given him a number and taken away his name. Taken his freedom, his home, his family. Everything that made life worth living. But they couldn't take hope...and she came to him looking like an angel with hair the color of silver moonlight and eyes the color of a turbulent sea. She tenderly treated his wounds while he lay in darkness, giving him the will to go on.

But when her father took him from the mine to work in his lavish estate, a new torture faced the prisoner. Daily he was forces into contact with the innocent young beauty, yearning for just one taste of her pouting pink lips. Now, instead of his savior, she became his tormenter as she frolicked in the pool, flirted with other men, teased him beyond endurance. Until one wild night when the world turned upside down and a daring escape made slave at long last master, and mistress...