Captive Hearts

Captive Hearts

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by Teresa J. Reasor
     
 

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A witness to murder. A man unjustly jailed.
Can finding love and justice free these captive hearts?

Bent on seeing her family's murderers caught, Lady Katherine Leighton strikes a bargain with Captain Matthew Hamilton. They will wed just long enough for her to shed her uncle's hampering control and pursue the investigation her uncle refuses to undertake.

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A witness to murder. A man unjustly jailed.
Can finding love and justice free these captive hearts?

Bent on seeing her family's murderers caught, Lady Katherine Leighton strikes a bargain with Captain Matthew Hamilton. They will wed just long enough for her to shed her uncle's hampering control and pursue the investigation her uncle refuses to undertake. Little does she know that what begins as a means to find justice, will end in the handsome American capturing her heart and holding it prisoner.

Betrayed by one woman, Matthew doesn't trust the English beauty who offers him freedom from prison in exchange for marriage vows, but knowing it is his only escape, he agrees to the bargain. Little does he know that what begins as a means to gain his freedom will end in him losing his heart to the feisty woman who refuses to listen to reason.

From the moment their lips meet to seal the vows, a passion ignites between them, which they are eager to ignore. When the highwaymen who brutalized Katherine's mother come after her, Matthew feels honor bound to protect her, but Katherine wants more than his honorable intentions, she wants his love...

And she's willing to fight to get it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601540751
Publisher:
The Wild Rose Press
Publication date:
06/08/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

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Trapped. She was trapped. She thrust her elbow back into the hollow of his belly, and he grunted in pain as she swooped out from under his arm.

"You must calm yourself, Katherine," he said, his tone soothing as he followed her to the bed.

Slipping a hand beneath the pillow, she grasped the butt of the pistol and withdrew it from its hiding place. Cocking it, she thrust it squarely into his groin.

He froze.

"We are not doing this." Her voice sounded husky around the knot of smothering rage lodged in her throat. "How long have you known we could not annul the marriage?"

His gaze slid downward to the gun then moved back up to her face. With studied care, he eased back from her. "I suspected it from the beginning."

Resolve hardened within her. She would not be his wife. She would not be anyone's wife. She kept the gun steady in its position. "Move back."

"My father always told me never to point a loaded pistol at anyone lest you were prepared to fire it." He stepped back, his movements slow and measured, his hands palm out.

"My brother once told me so as well." She struggled not to allow her gaze to waver. "Back up." When he hesitated she added, "I should hate to give you a lead ball for a wedding gift."

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LadyRambo357 More than 1 year ago
Since the first time I read Highland Moonlight from Teresa Reasor I have fell in love with her Characters. I have never really been a fan of "pirate" books but this one is simply amazing!! I fell in love with the Hero, Matthew, from the first time you meet him in the prison cell. And our Heroine? Let's just say she has some spunk to her! We all love our ladies with a little back bone right??!?!? Anyways, this one keeps your interest from the beginning! It will have you laughing in one moment and yelling "What are you doing?!?!?" lol If you enjoy Teresa Mederios or Julie Garwood you will love this author as well. I also recommend "Highland Moonlight" by Teresa Reasor
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Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
It is Teresa Reasor so you know the writing is going to be great!   Strong characters, love, passion, adventure and intrigue create a story that already has me begging for more.  I do not think it will be a series but I would love to see more of these characters. Lady Katherine's uncle forces her to marry a Yankee ship's captain who has been falsely imprisoned.  Neither wants to marry but they both want to get out of there current situations.   Katherine wants to find the men who murdered her family but society does not support her taking a stand and her uncle wants it all to just go away so she figures that marriage and an annulment will make it possible for her to act on her own. Captain Hamilton just wants to get back to America and his daughter, but there is no way he is leaving without his new wife. The murders aren't too happy with her efforts and want to stop her no matter what it takes.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. This author knows his to write to keep your interest in the story.