Captive Bride

Captive Bride The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu the strikingly handsome though arrogant adven

  • Title: Captive Bride
  • Author: Johanna Lindsey
  • ISBN: 9780099501800
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu, the strikingly handsome though arrogant adventurer, whom she had known in England as Philip Caxton.Once Christina had rejected Philip s fervent offer of marriage But now she is to be his slave desperate for the freeThe irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu, the strikingly handsome though arrogant adventurer, whom she had known in England as Philip Caxton.Once Christina had rejected Philip s fervent offer of marriage But now she is to be his slave desperate for the freedoms denied hert weakened by her heart s blazing desire to willingly explore her virile captor s most sensuous cravings.

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    1. This checks my boxes like you wouldn't believe!V A handsome Arabian male V Arrogant, dominant prick (a sheik even!)V AbductionV Humiliation/degradationV Great age gapV Dub con/ non conV Stockholm Syndrome (?)V Wonderful reviewsBuddy read with Jenna, Angelica and Rebecka, with much appreciated mockery moral support from Mammarella.7/1/14: post buddy read gone wrongWell then, all my buddy read partners have bitten the dust, so I'm sure no one objects to me DNF'ing at 65%. It looks like I dragged m [...]

    2. Suck, suck, suck, suckity suck, suck suck. That's what this book did all the way through. In the 70's, it appears there was a trend for rape or almost-rape romances, where a male was sexier the more dominant he was. Ugh. If someone tried kidnapping me and telling me I would lust after him and I would obey, I'd be guilty of murder in the 1st degree.

    3. This book sucks beyond belief! And like it's not infuriating enough plot wise, it goes on and on like a delusional maniac, claiming rape is not rape, abduction is not abduction, coercion is not coercion, and it's totally alright to be kidnapped, held against your will, raped, beaten and humiliated by being someone's sex slave because you know what! It actually is a fairy tale and if your abductor happens to be good looking you will forget all your principles, your scruples, the people you loved [...]

    4. This was awful! The heroin is weak and the hero (?) is a total mental case! So let me get this straight. She gets kidnapped, forced into becoming a sex slave and is threatened with a beating, yes I said beating, on a daily biases and she is OK with that? WHAT?He sleeps right there and she does nothing night after night but cry? Huh? She lies there and let him sleep next to her? The first night I would have bashed him upside the head and he would have been forced to kill me! Thus ending the story [...]

    5. I like it its a historical romance and that's how it was back thenI admit he was a little harsh and crass at times but I really did like the endingMost historical romance novels were like that and I have read worst with actual rape not nearly raped. if you can't handle this book then you should go for that romance candle light dinner thing like harlequin present books, (not hating on harlequin books I love them). But other than that, I thought the book was good and not bad for Johanna's early wo [...]

    6. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestI read this book for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2017 Reading Challenge. For more info about what this is, click here.Real talk: that cover. Normally, I hate the rereleased versions of these old bodice rippers, but this is the first time I actually like the updated version more than the original. The vibrant colors, the detail on the woman's costume, the glimpse of desert beyond - it reminds me of the original cover on Victoria Hol [...]

    7. suck suck suck suck!!!!!!!!!! this book sucks throughly. The hero was a maniacal bastard,a pedophile and the heroine was a weak,brainless ninny.God this book is just so awful!!! How did writer conceived such horrible idea in her diabolic mind??? And how can someone read it and like it??? After completing it I was speechless for 30 minutes i could'nt stop fuming about this bad and ugly book. Let me get this straight,Philip Caxton sets his eyes on Christiana for the first time and he is overwhelme [...]

    8. There was a HUGE sale on Johanna Lindsey books not too long ago — a good number of her backlist was made available in the Kindle format — and I took advantage and bought everything of hers on sale because simply I love her books.So I've been gorging on Johanna Lindsey books the last few weeks/months or so, following the order of books listed on her page. I've been chain reading them when I wasn't working or moving from one city to another, when I lay at night unable to sleep and in need o [...]

    9. God awful! The only good thing about this book is that it was an excellent example of what NOT to do when writing romance. Since I'm writing a romance series right now, it helped me to refine my ideas on good technique.More specifically, this book uses Overwhelming Lust, something that I am growing more and more disgusted with. Physical attraction in romance is necessary but not sufficient. Lust becomes overwhelming when it is shoved down my throat in such a way that I can't even truly believe t [...]

    10. I recall reading "Captive Bride" and feeling so disappointed and disturbed with it, I wanted to return it to the bookstore.I liked "Silver Angel," another "sheikh/harem captive" romance by Lindsey, so I thought I'd enjoy "Captive Bride" as well. Overall tone and style couldn't be more different in the two books. Captive Bride is a basic rape romance without merit. The hero desires the heroine and attempts to court her properly. When she rebuffs him, his solution is to kidnap her and install her [...]

    11. Love that she got her characters out of England, but it still has a huge pet peeve of mine. The title should have given it away, but I'm sorry, the following just doesn't work for me:I must have you.No!I'll make you want me. (Proceeds to grope and fondle the girl while she half struggles, half goes Oh my I'm being kissed! What big hands you have, grandma.)No! Stop! You can't do this. I don't want this. Yes you do. en it varies, but essentially you get to the gist of it hop on pop or I chase/beat [...]

    12. I now know why this has so many negative reviews. But I must say that the writing style is too good, I am almost tempted to buy this author's other works just beacuse of the writing. Ridiculous, I know right. Where do I even start with the story??? It's so meh, the typicality doesn't even bothers me, there are far more horrendous things, and I didn't know to laugh or to bawl my eyes out. Warning : Spoilers ahead. Sensual escapism? My foot. This guy, Philip, is a complete mental case. He physical [...]

    13. This is one of the first Johanna Lindsey books I read. It was magic. It was also my first official sheikh book. Ever since I have had a weakness for sheikh romances. I can't even count how many times I read this book. It's been a while but I remember being absolutely transfixed by the writing and the storytelling. It's very romantic, if you don't mind captive situations and forced seduction. I loved the reunion in England and how that plays out. Definitely one of my all time favorites.

    14. I love Johanna Lindsey!! I hate Captive Bride!! I thought the dialogue was silly and contrived, the plot was very simplistic and the few romance scenes were not so much 'romance' scenes as they were 'rape' scenes. With each 'romance' scene I got more and more angry with the story and just wanted to scream at Lindsey "WHY?!! Why did you write this? How could you have written this tripe, but also written wonderful, romantic stories like Gentle Rogue or Tender Rebel?"Thank goodness her writing has [...]

    15. Satu lagi buku Johanna Lindsay yang membuat saya terpana.Awalnya sangat tidak menyukai karakter hero di cerita ini, namun setelah membaca lebih kedalam permasalahannyaLove this man, Sheik Abu Alhamar aka Phillip Caxton [image error]InggrisChristina di lamar Tommy sahabat masa kecilnya dan menolak lamaran itu karena merasa masih kecil dan masih ingin ke London untuk bergaul.Disana bertemu Phillip Caxton yang baru datang dari Mesir untuk berlibur, yang pada saat itu, adik Phillip, Paul berusaha me [...]

    16. Lindsey’s 1st Book: A Classic Bodice Ripper with a British Desert SheikI have read many by Lindsey and consider myself a fan. But not all of hers garner 5 stars, and this, her first book, is one that does not. While it is well written and will hold your interest, it is a historical romance without history or historical details. (I only knew it was Victorian because late in the book she gave the date of 1885, which means it begins in 1884.)Set in England, Egypt and the desert, this is the story [...]

    17. While I managed to finish this book, I found myself skimming most of the way through it. I can't say I enjoyed it. I've heard great things about other books by this author but I'm a bit apprehensive to bother with them. I understand this is the first or one of the first novels the Lindsey ever wrote and I understand she has probably improved. However, this story really left a bad taste in my mouth. First of all, I rewarded it two stars simply because I thought the plot had potential. This potent [...]

    18. Ugh. Worst piece of crap ever put into print and called a book. It's not like you read these books to find literary greatness, but you at least expect to be amused, entertained. You should be sighing in disbelief and shaking your head at the silliness, but you shouldn't want to kill yourself every 5 words. A complete failure on behalf of Lindsey, who has written some other, much more entertaining books. This is also clearly one of those "stick to what you know" cases (here: stables, manors and m [...]

    19. I started this book and hated off the bat.The heroine is a typical gorgeous girl who has no physical imperfections. THe author tries to make her be some sort of intelligent sassy tomboy, but instead she comes off as annoying, and idiot, and self centered.The hero is supposed to tall dark and handsome, but like many other reviewers of this book said, he is a total MENTAL CASE. Seriously, he's so weird. He says he wants an intelligent wife and not some frilly dress wearing London girl, but the sec [...]

    20. ini lagi nih 1 buku selain secret fire yg cowoqnya maen culik anak orang seenaknyaillip paxton or whatever his last name (kagak inget hehehehe) saat pertama bertemu christina & langsung melamarnya.ya jelas aja ditolak christina, yg bener aja baru ketemu juga kok dah langsung main sosor aja. duh sapa eluentah jin mana yg merasuki phillip eh tiba2 dia nyulik christina & dibawa ketengah gurun pasir tempat bangsa phillip berada (yah phillip berdarah arab+england). disitu christina disekap di [...]

    21. Untuk saya buku ini kok datar banget, terutama setengah awal buku.Agak aneh sama heronya, Philip yang keras banget menolak pernikahan, tapi sekali ngeliat Christina langsung aja pengen memiliki bahkan langsung mengajukan lamaran. Memang sih Christina, Heroinenya, digambarkan stunning bgt, sampe2 setiap laki2 yang ngeliat bawaannya pengen mengajukan lamaran aja walaupun belum pendekatan.Ketika Christina menolak lamaran si Philip ini, dia tetap bertekad memiliki Christina dengan cara apapun bahkan [...]

    22. Another great book by this author. Worth readingCaptive Bride (1977)  - The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert. But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu, the strikingly handsome though arrogant adventurer, whom she had known in England as Philip Caxton. Read the 2nd time 1/22/2011Tommy has always been Christina's best friend. Now that she has bloomed into a young woman he loves and desires her in a new way, she don't shar [...]

    23. Dos estrellas para la primera novela de esta autora, publicada en 1977. Aunque la historia a priori parecía interesante, no me han gustado ni los derroteros de la historia ni los diálogos entre los personajes ni la manera en que la autora soluciona las situaciones. Es verdad que la novela romántica, y esta autora también, ha evolucionado desde entonces, pero he leído novelas escritas en esa época con tramas mucho más interesantes y mucho mejor escritas.Una pena ya que no me ha servido par [...]

    24. This book is very captivating Johanna is a brilliant writer. She pulls you in right from the very start. When I began this book I thought when the time came I would be able to put it down for sleep. I was wrong, once I startted I needed to know how it ended. I read this book all night long and finished it by morning.

    25. Not the best example of the author's work, but it's still entertaining despite the flaws.Johanna Lindsey's first book and it shows. Some of the dialogue, although lively, came across as too melodramatic. I didn't like either protagonists at first, too. Christina is haughty to the max, while Philip is too arrogant for his own good. Both create their own problems to an extent, specially Philip. That arrogance I mentioned? Well, it bites him in the ass later. (view spoiler)[If Philip had been less [...]

    26. Phillip saw Christina one night at a ball and decided he MUST have her. He proposes the same night and when she refuses, he plots a plan to kidnap her. Christina's brother is in the army, so Phillip finds a way to get her brother sent out of the country to Phillip's father's homeland. Christina, of course, tags along and gets kidnapped out of her bedroom by Phillip and some of his (henchmen?). He takes her back to his encampment where she is to stay as his mistress. When she finally ends up lovi [...]

    27. Not much can be said about Johanna Lindsey's repeated crimes against humanity. Before 50 Shades became a popular fixture in the romance genre, it seemed that house wives across the nation were fanning themselves with Lindsey's cheap paperbacks. Regardless of her popularity, Lindsey's books leave a foul taste in my mouth. First, there are the terrible, undeveloped characters. Yes, I know cookie-cutter Alpha males are a fan favorite, and yes, an undeveloped female protagonist can help the reader i [...]

    28. I should probably expand upon this a little. I took no issue with the storyline; I occasionally enjoy historicals and I understand that sometimes they can be a little.outside my preferences. In other words, things happened back in the day that might not happen now. A lot of reviewers take issue with the dubious consent, the spanking scene, etc but come on. This book was set in 1884. Take all that with a grain of salt.So what did me in? This book jumped the shark SO MANY TIMES I actually thought [...]

    29. I'm laughing as I write this review. "Captive Bride" was horrible. So horrible, I found it entertaining. The events are wildly unrealistic and illogical. People say and behave in ways that no normal person would. I'm pretty sure the main heroine has Stockholm Syndrome. That's not hot. Why is the author condoning this? Everyone in the story has the IQ of an 7-year old. They question nothing, believe everything that is said to them, and then refuse to believe anything that is common sense. "She to [...]

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