Monday, October 26, 2009
Review - Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell
Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell
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He pledged his honor to keep her safe . . .
Returning home to Cornwall after an unspeakable tragedy, Sir Gideon Trevithick comes upon a defiant beauty in danger and vows to protect her whatever the cost. He's dismayed to discover that she's none other than Lady Charis Weston, England's wealthiest heiress—-and that the only way to save her from the violent stepbrothers determined to steal her fortune is to wed her himself! Now Gideon must hide the dark secrets of his life from the bride he desires more with every heartbeat.
She promised to show him how to love—and desire—again . . .
Charis has heard all about Gideon, the dangerously handsome hero with the mysterious past. She's grateful for his help but utterly unwilling to endure a marriage of convenience—especially to a man whose touch leaves her breathless. Desperate to drive him mad with passion, she would do anything to make Gideon lose control—and fall captive to irresistible, undeniable sin.
Charis is on the run from two of most despicable men she’s ever met. Unfortunately for Charis that those men are family who are out to get her no matter what the cost. They won’t stop at night until they have Charis back under their clutches. Charis just has to hide out for a few more weeks until her birthday than she can finally be free.
Sir Gideon Trevithick finds a beautiful young woman who’s seen better days. He makes a vow to protect ‘Ms. Watson’ no matter how much trouble she causes him. There’s just something about her that has him feeling uneasy yet Gideon secretly enjoys spending time with ‘Sarah’.
Charis/Sarah has fallen head over heels in love with her savior. Only time will tell if they can heal their souls and let someone in.
I sometimes enjoy reading the occasional historical romance titles because they rarely catch my fancy. Captive of Sin not only capture my attention, but also manage to keep 100% enthralled.
This has to be one of the best historical romances I have read so far. It had all drama, angst and just the right of amount of action to keep me thoroughly captivated from the very first page.
I couldn’t put it down. I became like a woman obsessed. However, I do have a warning for you all. You must have a box of tissues handy.
Anna Campbell has created such an amazing tale of two heartbroken souls. It was very heart wrenching seeing what both Charis and Gideon have gone through. It’s going to only someone special like Charis and Gideon to get through all the anguish and pain together.
I hope that you all forgive for getting so vocal about my new obsession on Captive of Sin. It’s just all that and a bag of chocolate. I just LOVE everything about Captive of Sin. Sadly, as you can tell...I have issues, lol!
There’s just nothing better to me than reading all the angst the character goes through to be with each.
Will Charis survive the fallout once her stepbrothers find her?
Will Gideon finally open up and let Charis completely in?
Will Ms. Campbell give these characters their happy conclusion they most richly deserve?
To find out you just have to run out and get your own copy. You will not be disappointed.
I give Captive of Sin a rating of 5 Stars.
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Some more must read books by Anna Campbell:
Tempt the Devil
By Anna Campbell
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Any man in London would worship her. Yet Olivia is, quite frankly, bored of them all. Despite her many dalliances, she's never felt true passion, never longed for any lover's touch . . . until Julian, London's most notoriously wanton rake, decided to make her his mistress.
From the moment he first saw her, Julian knew he must possess her. And when he discovers her greatest secret, a scandal that could ruin her reputation and end her career, he knows just the way to use this damaging information to his most delightful advantage. He offers Olivia a deal with the devil: he'll keep her secret . . . if she allows him the chance to show her true ecstasy.
But Olivia must be careful, for Julian has a secret of his own: he will not rest until she is completely, shamelessly his.
By Anna Campbell
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Beautiful Grace Paget has no reason not to believe these words. After all, she was kidnapped, spirited away to a remote country manor, and told she is to grant this man his every desire . . . or lose her life. But Grace is no common trollop. So she risks everything to save her virtue by planning a daring escape, even though she finds herself tempted by this handsome man. There is something in his eyes that makes her wonder if he is as dangerous as he would have her believe.
Sheene knew nothing of the plan to bring him this woman. Locked up as a prisoner, called "mad" by all of the world, he will do anything to reclaim his life, and Grace's sensuous beauty has distracted him from his goals. And although he finds her irresistible, he is horrified to hold her against her will. Now, together, they must both revolt against the strange set of circumstances that have forced them together—for only then will Grace truly surrender to him . . . forever.
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Gillian, Lady Wright, is desperate to seize the love she's been denied . . . but not with her rakish husband! So she makes a bargain—for thirty days she'll be the perfect wife, then he'll set her free. But no matter how she hardens her heart against her damnable earl, her body begs her to surrender . . .
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