Captives of the Night

Captives of the Night

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by Loretta Chase
     
 

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Leila Beaumont is a gorgeous and talented portrait painter trapped in a loveless marriage with her profligate husband, Francis. Though long ago, Francis very much played the hero, rescuing and wedding the orphaned 17-year-old Leila - Francis' more recent hedonistic lifestyle of drinking, drugging and womanizing has not only earned him quite a few enemies in London,

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Leila Beaumont is a gorgeous and talented portrait painter trapped in a loveless marriage with her profligate husband, Francis. Though long ago, Francis very much played the hero, rescuing and wedding the orphaned 17-year-old Leila - Francis' more recent hedonistic lifestyle of drinking, drugging and womanizing has not only earned him quite a few enemies in London, but lost him the love of his wife.

When Francis turns up dead in the Beaumont townhouse, right after a loud and vitriolic argument with his wife, Leila is seen as the primary suspect, innocent though she is. Because of Francis' many enemies and victims, government officials instigate a quiet investigation, many of whom fear fallout from Francis' numerous blackmail and extortion schemes.

The man they call on - the sexy blue-eyed Comte d'Esmond - is a man of many talents who has spent the past ten years as one of the government's most trusted covert operatives; a man who also has a dark and treacherous past.

Neither Leila, nor Esmond is especially happy to be working together - their relationship is one of intense attraction accompanied by intense resistance. Leila had long ago given up on the idea of love and saw her husband as a means of propriety in London, but now she finds the dangerous Esmond's seductive charm nearly irresistible.

But work together they must: Esmond, with a carefully hidden identity that would shock Leila to the core and Leila with her own secrets to keep...

It's danger that unites them and it's danger that chains their hearts: Esmond's virility and bold touch enflame Leila's blood...and draw her into the most irresistible intrigue of all...truly passionate love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013202917
Publisher:
NYLA
Publication date:
08/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
60,297
File size:
493 KB

Meet the Author

Loretta Chase was graduated somewhat belatedly from Clark University with a B.A. in English. In the interim, she was a jeweler's clerk, boutiquesales clerk, and meter maid. Thereafter she worked at her alma mater. It was while moonlighting as a video scriptwriter that she met her husband, Walter, a video producer, who eventually seduced her into becoming an author. The recipient of several Romantic Times awards, she is also a Romance Writers of America RITA Award winner for The Sandalwood Princess, and a Golden Choice nominee for The Lion's Daughter, and a New York Times bestselling author.

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Captives of the Night (Five Star Romance Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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SGI More than 1 year ago
I love Loretta Chase. Like, LOVE Loretta Chase. My favorite romance dynamics from her are those that involve a lot of really sparkling/witty/hilarous dialogue (Miss Wonderful, Mr. Impossible). This one follows the more mysterious/foreign stranger and damsel in distress model, which isn't as exciting to me. But the characters are well-developed, the mystery plot is exciting, and, of course, it's hot. But for me this doesn't rise too far above others of its ilk. Absolutely still worth a read, though, especially since it gives a lot of context and background to Lord of Scoundrels and The Last Hellion, both of which are excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This took me forever to read. I never really bought their attraction. It just felt forced.
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kt153 More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed Loretta Chase's books, but this one wasn't as exciting. I loved The Lord of Scoundrals which was the first time you meet Beaumont, a character in this story.
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LoveMonterey More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I could feel the sexual tension between the lead characters and the plot was interesting and, for the most part, believable. There were a few holes in the story, but nothing that kept me from enjoying the book. There were some grammatical and spelling errors, but I find that more and more common these days, sadly. Overall, however, I feel good recommending this story.
Angelica Baccay More than 1 year ago
Not the best L. CHASE book. I've read most of her books but this is inferior to her usual writing skill.
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Marilyn Manriquez More than 1 year ago
I usually like this author but I am only on page 23 of this book and there have been numerous missing words in the text in the screen of my Color Nook. I have never had this issue before. So I have to rate this book low based on the translation from print to e-reader.
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