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Defiant Captive

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An innocent beauty is kidnapped by a handsome, powerful lord who mistakes her for his missing wife. Once Alexandra's heart is conquered in a new burning passion, their rapturous love is threatened by the schemes of the lord's vengeful enemies.
Paperback, 389 pages
Published May 5th 1990 by Dell
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Book is called the Defiant Captive, as such, this book is just one annoying fight after another. The constant raping, smacking, bickering, and ranting never stops. I find books like this utterly exhausting to read, not to mention aggravating. I wished these two would just get it over with and kill each other and call it a day.

I heard somewhere that this was the author's first book, although it was repetitive at times, her writing wasn't bad for a first novel.
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Nov 13, 2012 Aurian Booklover rated it it was ok
I really have no idea why I kept reading this book. Hawke is horrible, believing the worst possible things, and punishing Alexandra time and again. In my eyes, he could not possibly be redeemed. She would marry him, he would make her, force her. So why Alexandra was suddenly in love with him, is beyond me. Because he made her feel passion? Against her will?

I knew this was an old historical romance, Christina Skye’s first book. I do love her romantic suspense, and I also enjoy her historical gho
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Whatever will I say for this one? I've read only one other book of Christina Skye and I liked it pretty much. This one was equally nice as a story in the whole. What I itched to do though, was to smack the hero in the head! I mean how can someone confuse his wife with a stranger, do and say all these horrible things because he loathes her? I totally thought that the hero was crazy in some part. Thankfully the ending was kind of smooth or else I would have thought that it was a story written in a ...more
Found this via the Smart Bitches website and thought I'd try it. It was okay - nothing spectacular. I don't really understand why the heroine fell for the hero, considering he kept her prisoner for most of the book and was generally unpleasant, but I guess there's no accounting for taste.
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Dec 29, 2011 Lady Raven RAVE! rated it liked it for readers

Some world wind, when I read this book this guy was very very over baring but it was an ok read for me ..didn't agree with her first time but he didn't know. You have to read it for yourself..but it was readable...
Mar 17, 2016 100sweet rated it did not like it
DNF @ 50%.

I thought after the H treated the h so badly he would be remorseful but the story was just the h being mistreated over and over again.
Aug 31, 2016 fiasco rated it did not like it
thank God, i finally reach the last page.
if we've hero like the one in this story who needs a villain. story's start was quite interesting but after, OK let say 70 pages it was intolerable for me..
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Roberta Helmer is an American writer of Chinese art and culture and as Christina Skye is a best-selling USA Today and Publishers Weekly writer of over 23 romance novels. Her romance book have been traslated into 8 languages.

Roberta Helmer was born in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A., an is a descendant of Revolutionary War hero Adam Helmer. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and ob
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