60% above average writing, 40% overblown melodrama. It's a shame, really. This had the potential to be really great, but the prose is so eye-rollingly over the top corny, I could barely read most of it with a straight face. A tortured hero with a martyr complex meets a doormat heroine, and love miraculously, incredibly, conspicuously, conquers ALL. It has some very well-written moments, but there's just not enough substance there to overcome the silly, melodramatic prose.
Sensuality Rating: R
Charis and Gideon, two lost in personal catastrophe, oddly find comfort with each other in a daring escape, if only Gideon can save Charis from a certain unhappy betrothal, violent step brothers, and a life without passion and love. Little did they know that Charis would be his savior in the end. This is a sweet love story that shows love can conquer personal tragedy and nightmares. I love how it starts out as Gideon is the protector of Charis and wants resolve her of her captors and criminal brothers, but it turns out that Charis must save this spy hero from his own inner demons. My favorite line I think is that Charis sees Gideon as her "pirate of passion"...given his family history it was all too well placed. This was fun romantic read.
Captive of Sin kept me captivated from the first page and was hard to put down until I reached the last word.
this is a good read, full of drama. but i have to admit that i thought there was alittle too much drama about "shame" over the past. but i like the concept for the book that he suffers an afliction where he cant bear to touch another person for any reason even a simple handshake thru gloves and yet he over comes it in order to please her
Anna Campbell is a awsome romance writer! I loved this book!