Captive

Captive

by Brenda Joyce

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Overview

"The haunting song of a distant era calls the beautiful graduate student to her subject, the enigmatic Captain Blackwell.

Across the centuries, she is drawn by an inexplicable passion into a realm of mystery and danger--to be imprisioned in an opulent world of harem intrigue and sensuous slavery.

And now Blackwell is with her--patriot, privateer, heroic commander of the U.S. merchantman the Pearl--the dream, the desire made achingly real. Imperiled captives of fate, they are united by a power far greater than time--and by a passion that could destroy them both . . . or forever change the course of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062046390
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 382,485
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brenda Joyce is the bestselling, award-winning author of Promise of the Rose,Scandalous Love and The Fires of Paradise. All nine of her historical romances have been highly acclaimed, and four of them, including the first three novels in the "Bragg" saga Innpocent Fire, Firestorm, and Violet Fire have won six awards from Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur. She has also won three industry awards for her trendsetting promotional bookmarks from Affaire de Coeur. Brenda Joyce is currently working on her next novel.

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Captive 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read several of Brenda Joyce's book and she is one of my favorite author's, but 'Captive' was so unbelievable. It's almost hard for me to believe that it was written by Ms. Joyce.
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Awful! Runs on and on. Soooo boring. The main character keeps saying "Oh my god!" Over and over. Worst book Brenda Joyce has ever written.
angela_1876 More than 1 year ago
Good but not Great
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Rowy Bohlen More than 1 year ago
Great book and i'm not a time travel fan. You won't be able to put down. It screams for a sequel!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the story with Alexandra, and Xavier. All the obstacles Alex and Xavier went through made it all action packed and fun to read you were breathless to know what happened next, very soap operaish in a good way. The ending got me frustrated because I felt it was so unfinished which is why i can't wait for the sequel to know what happens to Alex and Xavier. But all in all until the end the story is Fast Paced, It ends with you still hungry for more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
tHIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I have read from Brenda Joyce, and I really loved it.After reading it I immediately went out and Purchased 'After Innocence' and again,her story was outstanding.Please read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my very first Brenda Joyce & definitely not my last. I loved this book tremendously........although I found that Alex stayed by herself too long without giving herself to the Bashir. I think that in reality that would not have really happened being somone of his status he would have slept eith her already. I really don't like romance novels with time travel but this was not bad only the part where she came back in his house,in his bed without any sense of being unrealistic.no one questioned it he did not question it they all accepted it like nothing. Also she loved him too much & he really did not love her from the begining. This book made me cry it was wonderful, highly emotional...LOVED IT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this time travel romance of Brenda Joyce's. Alex's character took a little time to warm up to, but as the story develops once she arrives on the Barbary coast, her character really develops as well. She is initially sold and married to the son of the Bashir. She exists there for many months before Xavier is captured while on a military mission, and their fated meeting and subsequent love affair unfolds. The story is fast-paced with many twists that will have you thinking 'how on earth will these two succeed?' But don't worry, there is a happy ending to all of this, though you are on the edge of your seat right up to the last minute. I was unable to put the book down! I inquired to Brenda Joyce and, unfortunately no sequel is forthcoming due to some snags with a changeover in publishers since Captive was published. I was disappointed too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn''t believe my good forturne. Someone was giving away free paperbacks and 'Captive' was one of them. I read the whole book in 2 days. When will there be a sequel? I already miss the characters, Alex and Xavier. Will someone let me know if there is a sequel and the title??
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went to B&N one afternoon looking for a way to destress before finals. I just took a peek and couldn't put the book down. I sat down and in just a few hours read the book cover to cover!!! Where's the sequel though? I've been searching!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a book I just borrowed from my sister to read while visiting the family turned into the novel that kept me up at night reading more and more. I was totally wrapped up with the story, how it flowed when transporting Mirranda back to the Barbary coast. The strength that she had is admirable and her love very deep. I am dying for part 2 to come out and to take me on another reading marathon.