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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellent book!

I have read two of Brenda Joyce's books now, but Captive was my favorite. I couldn't put the book down. Sleep, what was that? I was up half the night reading this one. Needless to say I didnt sleep much until I finally finished the book. It was a wonderful story. L...
I have read two of Brenda Joyce's books now, but Captive was my favorite. I couldn't put the book down. Sleep, what was that? I was up half the night reading this one. Needless to say I didnt sleep much until I finally finished the book. It was a wonderful story. Like on of the other reviewers, I myself felt like I was on the Barbary coast being chased by jannissaries. This is a definate must have. I am hoping for a sequel...hint...hint....

posted by Anonymous on August 23, 2000

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Way To Much

I've never read any time travel romances before, this was my first. I figured the hardest thing about a book like this one would be suspending my disbelief that a person could just be spontaneously kicked back into another century. But that was not remotely a difficulty...
I've never read any time travel romances before, this was my first. I figured the hardest thing about a book like this one would be suspending my disbelief that a person could just be spontaneously kicked back into another century. But that was not remotely a difficulty. Instead, I found myself wanting to scream at the heroine, Alex, who was quite possibly the dumbest character I have ever come across. This would not have been so terrible if the reader were not berated every other paragraph with testimonies by other characters about how clever she is. WHY? SHE IS TOO STUPID TO LIVE AND HAS A VOCABULARY THAT COULD FIT INSIDE OF A TEASPOON! 'ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod' That is all she ever says. I wanted to scream.-----Crappy heroine aside, the plot was just far too convoluted to make any real sense. Alex did nothing but lie to her 'husband' lie to her loyal servant/friend/eunuch, lie to her fellow harem wives. After a point I was just so incredibly frustrated by the plot that I could hardly stand to finish the book.-----Yet another complaint would be that the reader never gets a chance to get to know the male lead. The reader has mainly the inexplicable fascination of the heroine to go on in terms of romance. Personally, it just was not enough. There were too many frayed plot points and the writing really was not solid enough to back it up.

posted by Anonymous on April 10, 2008

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