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Captive Sin by Anna Campbell

In Anna Campbell, Historical on February 13, 2010 at 11:18 am

Captive of Sin

Anna Campbell

Avon

November 2009

ISBN: 978-0-06-168428-9

[rating=3]

Sir Gideon Trevithick spent a year in the torture pit of a Nawab in India.  The horrors he experienced there have crippled him mentally and physically.

 Lady Charis Weston is England’s wealthiest heiress.  Her stepbrothers want her money and will do whatever they need, to get it.

 Gideon finds Charis huddled in his horse’s stall, he whisks her away with the intent of saving her.  When her stepbrothers find her, the only answer is marriage.  But, how will that work with Gideon’s fears ruling his life?

 For me this book was a slow read.  And that means it took me a couple of days to read it.  To give credit where credit is due, this was during the Super Bowl and also a family trip to a professional basketball game.  I was, to say the least, a little distracted.   I did enjoy the book; In fact it was really good.  Deep, maybe that is why the slowness.  There is a lot of emotion in this story.  Gideon and Charis are extremely likable; I fell in love with them right away.  There are some very steamy scenes, and some serious chemistry between Charis and Gideon. They have to go through a lot to come out the other side. 

Gideon’s experiences in India threaten to undermine their relationship from the very beginning.   Fear of Charis’ stepbrother’s violence direct their every move.   Gideon takes drastic measures to insure Charis’ safety, but can he do enough?  A marriage of convenience is his answer, but Charis refuses to settle for less than love and happily ever after.  With Gideon’s demons hounding him there can’t be a happily ever after.

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