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Captive but Forbidden

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
The news that wild socialite Veronica St. Germaine has cleaned up her act and stepped into her father's shoes as ruler of a Mediterranean principality creates a tabloid frenzy! But it's not just the paparazzi that are out for blood.…Duty demands that bodyguard Rajesh Vala must protect Veronica—whatever the cost.… But Veronica has always rebelled against commands, and she i ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Harlequin (first published October 1st 2011)
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Apr 14, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it
Veronica St. Germaine, President of Aliz, is receiving threats. Rajesh Vala, head of a security company, is hired as bodyguard to protect her. He eventually takes her to his home in Goa, India. Their growing attraction increases the more time they spend together.

I found this book to be very entertaining and captivating. I really liked the main couple--handsome hero Raj (of Indian heritage) was a very sexy, gorgeous, and caring hero. I also liked Veronica, a former party girl with a somewhat infa
Nov 28, 2011 RLA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The heroine Veronica is the recently elected President of her small Mediterranean country, and a former infamous party girl. Many people do not agree with her presidency and Veronica has received a few threats from unknown sources. The hero Rajesh is hired to help keep Veronica safe, but she is less than happy about it as she hates feeling trapped after a childhood spent with her overprotective father. Veronica and Raj are instantly attracted to one another, and the more time they have to spend ...more
May 30, 2012 Desere rated it it was amazing
Review by Desere:

This was another fantastic read by the brilliant author Lynn Raye Harris. But this time the author added in a twist that I have not seen done before. I always see other author incorporating sexy brooding men from other countries as the hero's into their books ,Italian,Russian,French you name it they are on the list.But what the author did this time was she took someone from a complete different cultural background Indian ethnicity and teamed him up with a authority figure femal
Jul 29, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like having the heroine being an elected leader for a change (instead of the hero). However, I'm not sure I'm clear on the governance of her country. The book description says she's a princess and that the country was a principality. Was her father the crowned ruler or the president? If he was just the president, was there a crowned ruler? Had Brun been the president in between her father and Veronica? I think a little clarification would have helped me get into the book and understand ...more
Bridie Coleman
Dec 02, 2011 Bridie Coleman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now this is one scorcher of a story - very steamy and passionate. Raj, the hero, is a security consultant hired to protect Veronica, former wild-child and now president of a small isle, after her security is threatened. Great dialogue abounds throughout and Raj is just gorgeous in it. Thought Lynn's Russian hero's were fab but this half-Indian guy is just as good. More please!
Apr 23, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
Veronica St. Germaine is the newly elected President of Aliz and she is working hard to bring economic opportunities to the country. Millionaire bodyguard Raj Vala is enlisted to protect Veronica when she is threatened by someone within her inner circle of trusted advisors. The hero and heroine are both strong characters who struggle for power over one another at the same time they are fighting their mutual attraction.

Veronica is a reformed party girl. I really enjoyed this book because the hero
I received a free copy of this book as a Goodreads First Reads.

This story was a little hard to get into at first, but that changed. It was a relatively predictable romance story, but the characters were engaging. The point of view switched in each chapter, which took me by surprise. I liked the POV switching technique because it allowed you to get inside the heads of both Veronica and Raj.

I found Veronica’s character easy to empathize with because of her backstory – overprotected as a child, r
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May 22, 2012 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it it was amazing
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Wow! This book was one hot thrilling read! Emphasis on 'Thrilling & Hot'.
This book is so different for the regular ‘Presents line’ and for that I say “hooray”. Thank You Lynn for stepping outside the box; for giving us a Women President, a Hero of Indian ethnicity and beautiful and exotic locale of Goa.

Lynne has created two multidimensional characters in Rajesh Vala and Veronica St. Germaine; these two were far from perfect individuals, a bit damaged
Jun 29, 2013 Gege86 rated it it was amazing
First of all this novel was absolutely breathtaking. And an INDIAN hero, brilliant really.
I loved the heroine and the contrast between both characters added a lot of depth to the story. The wildness of the heroine was new, usually we always got a wild hero not the other way around. This time the hero was so straight forward and got me to love him from the first chapter.
Loved it a lot.
5 brilliant stars
Nas Dean
May 16, 2012 Nas Dean rated it it was amazing
CAPTIVE BUT FORBIDDEN by Lynn Raye Harris is a Mills & Boon Modern and a Harlequin Presents release.

This last threat received by the President of a small Island nation, Aliz, resulted in her friend hiring a top security company for her safety. When she ran for the presidency, Veronica St. Germaine was used to political rivalry and mild threats. She didn’t want more security personnel involved in her life on top of her own country’s security.

Meeting Rajesh Vala, head of the security company,
Jun 21, 2012 Rhonda rated it liked it
3 STARS Captive But Forbidden was a good romance novel. Did have a lot of love scenes. President Veronica ST, Germaine of Aliz was on tour trying to get business and others to come visit or invest in her nation. Veronica used to be in all the magazines for her party ways. But last year she has changed. She was convinced to run for President of Aliz. They voted in and trust her. Someone left a note with a threat inside her hotel room and Verconica is a little upset about it. She told her friend B ...more
Nov 08, 2012 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
Yeni bir yazar Lyyne Raye Harris..Gönüllü Tutsak..Bu ayki Harlequinn Highlife serisinin diğer kitabı..Çok beğendim hikaye tam da istediğim gibi egzotik ve tutkulu..Alize ülkesine başkan olan çok güzel özgür ruhlu genç bir kadının hikayesi idi..Herkesin zayıf bir yönü vardır Veronica St.Germaine'niz de zayıf yönü geçmişte kaybettiği kucağına alamadığı bebeği idi..
Geçmişte yaşadığı hızlı hayatı bebeğini kaybettikten sonra bırakmıştı..Erkeklere karşı bir şey hissetmiyordu..İçi boşalmış gibiydi..18
J.R. Newell
Oct 08, 2012 J.R. Newell rated it it was ok

This book was very disappointing for me. The heroine, a former party girl, is now the president of a country and because her life is threatened, is forced to accept the help of the hero who is going to protect her while acting as her pretend lover. This was a premise that I was willing to work with except that the characters didn't work for me AT ALL. The heroine was a weak, emotional mess. The author did provide a backstory to explain why her heroine was so vulnerable, but what didn't work for
Hsiau Wei
Jun 24, 2012 Hsiau Wei rated it liked it
This book tells the story of Veronica and Raj Vala. Veronica's life is being threaten and Raj, who is assigned to take care of her. Veronica, who is a president of her country is on assignment and she was being held captive by Raj at his beach house, attraction between them flared. Each of them have their own past that they have carried for a long time and both of them is not ready for their relationship to develop further yet it developed otherwise.

I felt for Veronica and i can feel her pain an
Aug 29, 2013 Tali rated it liked it
This is a pleasant enough romance, but I actually found myself more interested in the thriller aspect of the book where Veronica, the main character and the President of a small country, is threatened by an unknown assailant. The two main characters are engaging enough, but Harris has created such an interesting back story and character in Veronica that I really wanted to learn more about her and her struggles to govern her country rather than focus on the romance between her and her bodyguard, ...more
Trudy Miner
Sep 23, 2013 Trudy Miner rated it really liked it
Former socialite Veronica St. Germaine has reformed and been elected as President of Aliz, a small Mediterranean principality. Because of security concerns, Rajesh Vala has been hired to protect her over her objections. When the threats escalate, he whisks her away to his island off the coast of India for safekeeping. As the passion builds between them, will they be able to resist each other?

Each of them has a reason for not getting involved but fate has a way of changing things. Ultimately they
Apr 16, 2013 bombay_sapphire rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was different from other Harlequin Presents. For once you had a female heroine who held a major position of power and wasn't just some eccentric, misunderstood poor little rich girl type. Also the hero was Indian- which is different from the usual British/Greek/Italian/Spanish/Russian heroes you tend to find a lot of in this genre. Loved the explosive passion and chemistry between the characters, who both had inner demons of their own to beat. Well written and ente ...more
Shayla Drumm
May 15, 2012 Shayla Drumm rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I enjoyed reading this romance I won as a giveaway on Goodreads. The main character, Veronica, is a 28 year old president of a Mediterranean principality called Aliz. And while this is a little hard to believe it does add some magic to the storyline. Raj has been hired to assist with security and predictably a romance between these two follows. The plot is pretty simplistic and the characters could have been developed a little more but overall it was a lighthearted, fun read.
Aug 30, 2012 Demelza rated it really liked it

The first sentence of this book drew me in right away- the president is hiding in the ladies' room?! I enjoyed the relationship between Veronica and Raj, and oh boy the sexy bits were steamy. Both hero and heroine were stubborn which made it a bumpy ride, but the resolution worked for me.
May 31, 2012 Janie rated it really liked it
Shelves: harlequin
I don't normally gravitate towards m/f romance but this book was incredible. It kept me captivated with each page. I will definitely read more of her work.
Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads Contest.
Jul 02, 2012 Christy rated it liked it
Won book on goodreads.
Good romance with a interesting characters and a good plot.
Loved the very end where it gave a quick glimpse of the future.
Jun 19, 2012 GONZA rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Millionaire bodyguard? Really? Are you kidding me? Anyway the story was good even if that was a big hole in the plot in my opinion...

Feb 05, 2015 Melissa rated it liked it
I don't usually like where the female is in a high powered position story lines. I like old fashioned story lines, so this book didn't appeal to me.
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