Captured By a Rogue Lord

Captured By a Rogue Lord

by Katharine Ashe

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ISBN-13: 9780061965647
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Rogues of the Sea Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 617,652
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers WeeklyWomen’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

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Captured By a Rogue Lord 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Twenty five years old Miss Serena Carlyle is okay with the knowledge that she is on the shelf. Her plan is to see her younger stepsister Charity marries the prefect man. She thinks their neighbor wealthy hunk Alex Savege is the right person; though a rogue he is an earl. However, Serena may not have chosen the earl if she knew about his secret life as Redstone the pirate raiding the yachts of the wealthy to help the poor. Still she asks Alex to help end ruthless smugglers from plundering the coast. He agrees, but she is unprepared for this pirate plundering her heart one kiss at a time. Although the theme of a pirate romance prate between aristocratic neighbors has been used before (see The Pirate Next Door by Jennifer Ashley), Katherine Ashe keeps it fresh due to the spinster's antics based on her premise he rejects that the earl is perfect for her stepsister. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the earl stepped into the room and never slows down as the lead couple duel with wit and love in Ms. Ashe's wonderful historical. Harriet Klausner
bookworm2bookworm on LibraryThing 6 months ago
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:My first clue to the quality of writing and editing of this book should have been the blurb on the back of it. The second sentence¿¿Firmly on the shelf at twenty-five, instead she¿s determined to find the perfect match for her beautiful younger sister. ¿¿has the word `INSTEAD,¿ which frankly should not be there. It makes no sense. Take the word out, and now we have a comprehensible sentence. This sentence¿¿Now Serena can beg his help in halting a local band of smugglers.¿¿left me confused and scratching my head as well. Why 'NOW'? Take that sentence out, and the blurb makes much more sense.With pirates, secret identities, and romance in the mix, this should have been an interesting and fun read. Not so. I could see the potential, but the one-dimensional characters, almost cartoonish dialogue and lack of chemistry among all the characters, failed to keep me involved. Every one of those characters could have used more development. I didn't feel `connected¿ to anything or anyone. Everything in this book fell short of the mark.I wish this story was thought through better. It was rushed, and it suffered. Not even the sex scenes, which were void of chemistry, could have saved this book. The author jumps around so often that I became dizzy at one point. I was surprised that this was not better edited.The disjointed and uninspiring dialogue, a hero and heroine with zero chemistry, and a bland plot had me skimming through this story. If I hadn't committed myself to reviewing CAPTURED BY A ROGUE LORD, I would not have bothered at all. It would have gone into DNF pile.Melanie
tarenn on LibraryThing 6 months ago
CAPTURED BY A ROGUE LORD by Katherine Ashe is a delightful Regency Romance. It is well written with depth and details. "Rogues of the Sea #2 and can be read as a stand alone. This delightful story of love,romance, sweet sensuality,the fulfillment of belonging,betrayal,redemption,wicked step mother,a father with no guts,sea battle,and happiness. The characters are rich,enduring,full of life,determination and love.While looking for the perfect match for her younger sister,spinster,Serena,finds instead the perfect match for herself.The handsome,sexy, dangerous Robin Hood of the sea,Captain and Lord Alex.Who is also weary of marriage,determined to help his twin brother overcome his disability,and revenge his for sister. One kiss from Alex and Serena will surrender to love,danger,and happiness and Alex will surrender to Serena and give up his seafaring ways if he has to for her love.A fast paced,page turning story.that will leave you wanting more. A must read. I would highly suggest any historical romance readers run not walk to your nearest bookstore for "Captured by a Rogue Lord" and fall upon this story of adventure,love,and Cinderella meets Robin Hood story.This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and Details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing and My Book Addiction and More.
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rznkane99 More than 1 year ago
I had not read this author before, and was so glad I gave her a try. Love the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite in this series... Love the author.
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BigRube More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book by Katharine Ashe, revisiting characters from previous books, falling in love/lust with the hero, and laughing aloud.
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sherry wendt More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the book very much
smsbalough More than 1 year ago
A vibrant heroine, a dashing, sensual and vulnerable hero all in one - I couldn't have asked for more. Adventure, mystery, well-written and just enough suspense without driving you crazy. I loved it and will probably reread every year. More, please (but with new characters!)
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streetmouse More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Lots of great adventure on dramatic cliffs, tons of excellent chemistry between Serena and Alex. If you like the classic fairy-tales with evil step-mothers, gallant heroes, and the tough-as-nails heroines who deal with it all and come out happy in the end, you'll love this story!
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Torchlight_Reviews More than 1 year ago
The pirate Redstone and the Earl of Savege are both Alex - Alex Savege. Alex Savege and Serena Carlyle have a chance encounter and are smitten with one another. But Serena finds out that Alex is betrothed to her younger sister Charity. Is Alex and Serena's love doomed? This is a book that I won at a pirate workshop at the RT Booklovers' Convention in 2011 in Los Angeles, and I was SO excited to have won it. This was the first book of Katherine Ashe's that I'd ever read, and I was impressed by the depth of the fictional world she's created. This book is exceptionally well-written and captivating. Also, there is something incredibly alluring about a noble whose alias is a pirate who attacks the ships of other nobles. I really like that Ashe created a different kind of heroine than the supermodel run-of-the-mill sort. With delightful plot twists and a strong, saucy heroine, this is one that will keep you up long into the night, unable to stop turning pages. Now, after reading this book, I want to be captured by a rogue lord too! -Torchlight Reviews
tanjamueller More than 1 year ago
Well written, but no english gentlemen would take a lady with sexual experince to wife