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Subject: Captive/Capture type romances
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 3:58 PM ET
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I can't be the only one w/the fantasy of being captured by a lusty knight or a handsome outlaw.  Maybe being stolen as by a Highland or Native American Warrior.  So what are some good ones?

I really liked Stealing Sophie-Scottish warrior steals friend's sister at friend's request to save her from an unwanted marriage.  I did not like Tell Me Lies by Claudia Dain-hero was basically just a rapist.  I also remember reading a Johanna Lindsay book about a half Italian/Brittish Lord who basically orchistrated a girls upbringing to be the perfect wife. When she refuses him, he kidnaps her, rapes her and holds her prisoner at his Italian Villa. Where his brother arranges her gang rape.  Not my idea of a romance.    She had another one about a Cheik/Brittish Lord who kidnaps a bride but he was pretty nice to her if I remember correctly. 

 

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 5:07 PM ET
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Seems like Johanna Lindsey had one years ago called Captive Bride.  More recent ones I remember are: Carried Away, Through a Dark Mist, Atlantis Rising, Outlander (to an extent).

Sherri

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 5:35 PM ET
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ok, I'm waiting for this thread to fill up myself LOL! I just remember the bodice rippers from a long time ago..I'd like to read some more modernized versions of these!

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 6:47 PM ET
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Highlander Unchained by Monica McCarty was pretty good.  I just read His Captive by Diana Cosby, which was good but circumstances are a little different. the Hero and heroine are both held captive.

Wait: I got that all wrong....the one with the Hero and Heroine both being held is Untouched by Anna Campbell.  His captive was really good.  kidnap for ransom and all that, and there is a second coming out His Woman.  Not sure what its about tho



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Date Posted: 4/16/2008 7:09 PM ET
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I read Highlander Unchained.  I have His Captive. 

I'm looking more for along that lines-more modern.  I like a good bodice ripper on occassion but the rapes/abuse ones just make me angry.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 7:10 PM ET
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Sandra Brown's Hawk O'Toole's Hostage is pretty good.  I think it was originally a Loveswept but it's been republished a couple of times.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 7:16 PM ET
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Does anyone know the title of the Johanna Lindsey book mentioned in the first post about the half Italian/Brittish Lord .  I have read most of her books, not sure about that one.  It sounds like I may not want to read it.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 7:25 PM ET
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I agree with Sarah, i really enjoyed Sandra Brown's "Hawk O'Toole's Hostage".

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 7:58 PM ET
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I think the book Mary is talking about is Devil's Embrace by Catherine Coulter.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 8:34 PM ET
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Not that I'm a huge fan or anything, but aren't there some hostage themed Kinley MacGregor books out there?  I seem to remember some, but titles escape me right now.  Julie Garwood too.  Seems like she's big on that hostage thing.



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Date Posted: 4/16/2008 8:44 PM ET
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Have you seen this list?  http://www.likesbooks.com/captive.html 

HTH!  :-)

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 12:29 AM ET
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Yes I think it was Devil's Embrace.  He was just horrible. 

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 12:29 AM ET
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Amy that link didn't work for me.

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 10:36 AM ET
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It won't work for me now either.  Hmmm....  Well - here's the long way.  Go to likesbooks.com . Under the "Reader's Choice" header, click on "Special Title Listings".  Scroll down, and you'll see "Held Captive" as an option.

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 1:20 PM ET
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Stealing Sophie.  Not one of my favorites; a little lukewarm.  I need more STEAM!

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 9:10 PM ET
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I just read one called "Wild West Wife" by Susan Mallery. The h is kidnapped away from her mail order fiance by the H. I thought it was pretty good. my copy is unpostable but free with any order.

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 5:01 PM ET
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Kind of funny, and not exactly captive/captor that you're thinking of but I just picked up a book today called :Barefoot Princess, by Christina Dodd, and the Captor is female, while the man is kidnapped. A little twist no? Anyhow,  if you go here : http://www.allreaders.com/ and click romance you can search for books that you would like by subjects in them (like Captor/Captive) and many more subjects, you can also set the steam level of the book by going under the style setting, I've used this before and it's really great.

I have a lot of Johanna Lindsey books, but I've never heard of that one...or if it's Coulter's then that makes more sense since she's not adverse to those kind of scenes.

Some Lindsey books (because I love her) that deal with captors include

Haardrad Family Saga Series

  1. Fires Of Winter (1980)
  2. Hearts Aflame (1987)
  3. Surrender My Love (1994)

Once a Princess

Prisoner of my Desire - Again the female kidnaps him ...well for the first part

A Pirate's Love

Captive Bride

Secret Fire

Silver Angel

Beware: I can't remember if some of these books deal with rape or forced seduction, but with kidnapping storylines a lot of the time it comes with the package. Arrogant men who adhere to the rules that their time in society said that women were nothing more than their property, especially captives and slaves. That being said, while I don't enjoy rape scenes (obviously) and most of the times skip through them, I can still appreciate a book that has a scene like that in there, if only because there is a deep change in the man's thoughts and often times he is profoundly sorry at what he has done setting about to make things right. I think there is a lot more romanticism in having these big brawny men submit to a complete change at the love of a woman, than there is truth if we were to examine the realities of the time and so the Author tries to bring that reality through and yet at the same time tries to pacify readers with their romance.

I'm not sure whether or not it makes me angry or sad in a book when I see it happen...probably both, I've spent a few tears on these tragedies feeling bereft afterwards and waiting to see somewhere that the guy gets a good erm...politically speaking that is "attack on the posterior anatomy" Anyhow...hmmm more captor/captive...sheesh that's a long list:

Some Others:

Woodiwiss- Wolf and Dove

Gail Link -Wolf's Embrace

Virginia Henley - Enslaved (And I know she has more)

That's all I can think of right now off the top of my head, try the precision search engine though at All Readers it's wonderful.

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 5:04 PM ET
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That's a neat site Christine - thanks for the link!

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 6:18 PM ET
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Here are some good books with that kind of plot:

The Spanish Rose - Shirlee Busbee

Chance the Winds of Fortune - Laurie McBain

Gypsy Lady - Shirlee Busbee

A Daring Passion - Rosemary Rogers

A Kingdom of Dreams - Judith McNaught

The first 3 are all old books, written in the 70s/80s. The Rogers book was released recently and the last came out in the early 90s.

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 11:41 PM ET
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Oh goodie, I just ordered Gypsy Lady and I have A daring Passion, now I'm all excited.

Date Posted: 4/19/2008 12:49 PM ET
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I have A Kingdom of Dreams. I didn't realize it fit this category. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2008 2:34 PM ET
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Well, in Kingdom of Dreams the heroine does get captured and is held as prisoner by the hero so I suggested it because it seems to fit with what the OP was asking for.=)
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 1:13 AM ET
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I have so many unread books, I can't remember what half of them are about.