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Captive of My Desires (Malory-Anderson Family #8)

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Devastated by her mother's death, eighteen-year-old Gabrielle Brooks sets sail from England to a Caribbean island in search of her estranged father. But instead of encountering a distinguished merchant ship's captain, she discovers her father has become a pirate! After spending three wonderful years sailing and treasure hunting with him, Gabrielle is dismayed when her fath...more
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Published June 20th 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2006)
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KarenH
Ugh. Looks like I dipped in the Malory well one too many times. After reading The Magic of You and Say You Love Me, and enjoying both immensely, I was looking forward to more of the same with Captive of My Desires. What a let-down. Not only were the hero and heroine totally mismatched, but I couldn't suspend disbelief enough to accept that any man would want this b*ch for a wife, much less one of Georgina's brothers.

First of all, where did the cheeky, fun-loving Drew Anderson from prior Malory...more
Zeek
Sorry to say it was a yawner. Don't get me wrong, I finished it. I just didn't feel the love- and, unfortunately, it's been like that for quite some time with her latest releases. I used to eat up all her novels like a fat kid eating cake. Not anymore.

The only thing I really liked about this foray into the Mallory saga was the fact that it brought to mind Pirates of the Caribbean Two. Other than that ... the heroine's backstory is rushed (it would have been a ton more interesting if Lindsey had...more
Holly
This was so disappointing. Praises to the higher powers that I didn't buy this in hardcover.

I think most people who read this book had read previous Malory novels so bought this hoping for a sweeping romance, a la Gentle Rogue. This is not that book.

Drew Anderson is a jerk. I can't stand the man who looks down on anyone due to their circumstances and Drew does that from the moment he meets Gabrielle. He hears the word "pirate" and "Gabrielle" in one sentence and condemns her as one of their ba...more
Tiko Telia
wow it was soo good! i think that maybe it was the best book in whole series! even better then James's book! (cant believe that im saying this :D)

it was adventurous, romantic, sweet, cute, funny... all the things that i adore in a romance book :D i loved the fact that in this book we could see english ballrooms, ton, fancy life... and then sea, pirates, storms and captures!
the contrast was absolutely fascinating :D and the fact that two of my most fav characters had a big part to play in this bo...more
Raynell
Not fully done yet, but I'm completely irritated. It's obvious that Lindsey is no longer writing these books; the prose and voice are very different from her earlier novels. But whatever, authors get old and feeble and can't type as well so they have to hire a ghostwriter. Fine. Just disable that damned shift+1 key, will ya? Exclamation marks should be used sparingly and only in dialogue. In prose, it just makes you sound like an excitable teenager on deviantArt or fanfiction.net. Or maybe that'...more
Michelle
Captive of My Desires was a fairly good book but definitely not as good as some of the previous books in the series. After Gabrielle Brook’s mom passed away she searches for her father and finds out he is a pirate. For 3 years she lives at sea with her father while searching for treasure and making up for their lost time together. Then the day comes where her father decides she must go back to England and find a man to marry. She doesn’t want to give up her life at sea but she does so in order t...more
Kasey
Not one of my favorite Malory books. While I did actually enjoy most of the book and my biggest complaint isn't that large of a part it did make me take off a star. I was hooked at the beginning of this book and wondered who the woman to catch Drew would be. I was happy when Gabby came into the picture. I liked her character and knew it would be a good fit for the man with a sweetheart in every port. I was hooked into their romance all the way until the capturing of Drew's ship. Then we went thr...more
Netha
kali ini bercerita ttg drew anderson & gabrielle brooks.

gabrielle brooks, putri nathan brooks, teman lama james yg pernah menolong james datang ke london untuk mencari suami.
georgina & para wanita mallory membantu gabrielle untuk masuk kalangan atas london.
kebetulan dikediaman georgina ada drew & boyd yg kebetulan di inggris.
sejak awal pertemuan drew suka cari gara2 dengan gabrielle.
dia tertarik pada gabrielle tapi predikat gabrielle yg "pirate's daughter" membuatnya berpikir berulan...more
Kris
After the death of her mother, an upstanding member of the upper class in regency era England, Gabrielle Brooks voyages to the Caribbean to find her father, whom she barely knows as he has been away or many years in his business as a tradesman. Gabrielle discovers that her father is in fact a "gentlemen pirate", though her mother never knew, and decides to stay and live with him on the island of St. Kitts. Three years later, her father decides it is time she find a husband and that she deserves...more
İlkim
Mallory ailesine 8. kitaptan dalmış olmamı göz ardı ederek diyebilirim ki gerçekten güzel bir romandı. Serinin tamamını okumak istedim şu an hatta. Kitabın normalden farklı bir kurgusu vardı, korsanların dahil olduğu bir kitabı ilk defa okumuş olmalıyım. Kitabın zirvesi ise Gabrielle'in Drew'in gemisini çalarak onu zincirlemesiydi. Durumun garipliği çok hoşuma gitti açıkçası :D Drew'i baştan çıkarmaya çalışması ve sonucunda kendisinin daha çok baştan çıkması da güzel bir kısımdı. Uçsuz bucaksız...more
Contessina
O ne güzel bir kitaptı öyle ? O ne çapkın bir kaptandı öyle ? O ne tutkulu bir aşktı öyle ? Az daha Gabrielle ile birlikte ben de aşık olacaktım Drew'a . Kaptanları zaten oldum olası sevmişimdir , şimdi sevilenler listeme Drew Anderson da ilk üçten dahil oldu . ( Birinci sırada hâlâ bahriyeli sevdiceğim Devlin O'Neill var :) ... ) Bu aşıklar beni çok güldürdüler yahu . Kızın , gemi ile birlikte çapkın kaptanımzı da kaçırması çok komikti . Gemideki atışmalar , tartışmalar , çekişmeler oldukça eğl...more
Sheila Melo
Good Addition to the Series

CAPTIVE OF MY DESIRES is the eighth book in the Malory Family Series. This book is the first where there is no actual Malory as one of the main characters although the hero, Drew Anderson is familiar to fans of the series as one of the brothers of Georgina Malory. Drew is in London visiting his sister when he meets Gabrielle Brooks who had been sent by her father to England to find a husband. Drew is attracted to Gabrielle but has no intention to marry.

I really liked...more
April
If I hadn't read any of the previous Malory novels, I think I wouldn't have been so disappointed with the storyline and characters in this book. I hate to say it, but I think Lindsey has lost some of her writing magic because she hasn't been able to create the same quality of books she as those in the past. I have always loved Johanna Lindsey's books, but her last three books have been disappointing and I probably would waste my money to purchase one for my own.
Wii
bisa bilang apa lagi Drew Anderson, memang bad boy, saat merayu Gabby kasang romantis+lucu, tapi kadang langsung blak-blakan...oh paling suka pas Gabby yang mo menghindar pas mo dicium sama Drew...
Gabby bilang : jangan....
Drew bilanag : berhenti...? (ngekanjutin omonganx gabby, tapi sebenerx bukan itu maksud gabby)
dasar Drew, bad boy .... :) pokokx lucu.
Elle
Some good elements to the story, but I wish Lindsey wouldn't spend half the book TELLING you what's going on rather than SHOWING. I keep wanting to skip the exposition, and I have to remind myself that this is her style, that if I skip 50% of the book I'm not going to know what's going on. Seriously, she's a better writer than that.
Katherine
I usually love JL's books but this was one doesn't make the cut. The heroine is a pain in the arse. It started out nicely but the longer it went the more I wanted it to be over. A pirate story went bad. :(
Karen Lynette Boruff
I have read very few Lindsey books because they bore me. I don't get what supposedly makes her such a popular writer. I actually cringed when this was the only thing available to read. (I am a disabled USAF vet, and mostly housebound...I had a stack of books that were given to me...and this was the last.) I finished the book only because I can't leave a book unfinished. There was no report established between the hero and heroine...no reason to love each other....only lust pulled them together....more
Racelia
Review yang saya berikan sangat subjektif, sangat bergantung pada selera pribadi saya.

Jujur saja saya kurang suka dengan cerita tentang pelaut. Oleh karena itu, saya kurang terkesan dengan novel ini dan novel Anderson lainnya. Jika tokohnya dari keluarga Anderson, pasti banyak adegan di kapalnya. Lima dari sepuluh novel Malory Anderson tokoh utamanya merupakan pelaut dan novel kesebelas yang akan terbit pun setingnya di laut.

Hal paling seru dalam novel ini adalah adegan pertempuran dengan bajak...more
Purple
OHHH just wonderful! I will admit that I didnt like how it began... It was dragging on in the beginning itself and I was questioning myself If I should continue and the other fact was that the male lead made a serious late entry into the story... Even then I was like K Drew is too sassy... Do i want to read a historical romance novel where the male lead is not a mysterious and dark one... Readers I was sooooo wrong! Drew not only swept Gabby off her feet but also me too hahahaha... After that it...more
Diar Dwi Oktasari
cerita ini, adalah yang paling ga seru diantara Malory Series lainnya menurut saya. Tapi yang paling ga seru bukan berarti tidak seru. Cerita ini menarik, tapi, saya tidak suka dengan Gabrielle Brooks si tokoh utama wanita disini. Saya lupa kenapa. Dia ini, putri bajak laut yang mau mencari suami dan ayahnya, meminta tolong James Malory untuk mensponsorinya. Saat tinggal di rumah James, si Drew Anderson juga ada disana (harus ya saya nyeritain siapa Drew dan kenapa pula dia ada disana, yang pern...more
Judy
Book 8: Captive of My Desires
Payback can be quite passionate!
Gabrielle Brooks was raised by her English socialite mother. When her mother passed on she went looking for her father, and found out her father is a pirate. Well these days he is more of a treasure hunter. After three wonderful years on his Island he decides she needs a season in London and she is sent to the home of James & Georgina Malory. Georgina's brother Drew is quite handsome but says he's a confirmed bachelor. When Drew s...more
Annie
Johanna Lindsey’s Captive of My Desires was recommended by a friend. Captive of my Desires was a swashbuckling and adventurous historical novel with a winsome plot, sensual men, and feisty women. Our heroine is a cheeky- take charge heroine- and yes, she does take prisoners. I also enjoyed and what captivated my attention as different from many historical romance novels that take place in England, is that Captive of my Desires showed more than just the usual socially ruled lives of regent Englan...more
Jessi
First Line: "She'd been told to hide, and stay hidden."

So I can never resist a romance novel with pirates and nor another book in the Mallory series - Gentle Rouge is one of my all time favorite romances which I still read when I'm in a guilty pleasures kind of mood. Lindsey's historicals are definitely borderline old skool romance, but not so much so that I want to scream in frustration. I occasionally like my alpha, overbearing heroes. Captive of my Desires was a fine read - one I was willing...more
Ronald Wise
I’m actually embarrassed to publicly admit I read this book, but writing reviews for romance novels can be entertaining in itself. This one was added to my reading list because of its 3-week stay on the New York Times hard-cover fiction best-seller list in the summer of 2006, and somehow it percolated up to next-read status. Only when I checked it out of the library did I realize what I was in for – the front cover was a dead giveaway, and on the back sat the author, reminding me of the characte...more
Nisha
2nd read:

Again, I loved this book. Drew is another one of my favorite JL heroes. He's a nice guy who does dumb things, like think that heroine is not a virgin and therefore worth seducing, after getting her drunk. Or maybe I just like selfish guys. He does do many dumb things. Still, he is matched with Gabby, a noblewoman with a pirate father, who is perfect in taming him. One of the ways is tying him up and stealing his own ship.

Gabby is an interesting character. I really liked her. She was bas...more
Natalie
I've loved Johanna Lindsey's Malory books ever since I picked up Gentle Rogue. I went back and got the first two and have been following them ever since. I was glad when I saw that Lindsey is continuing the series with the Anderson brothers.

With that being said, I have to be truthful. I didn't like this book as well as I'd liked the previous ones. I felt Drew Anderson was too much of an arrogant hero. Perhaps others would disagree with me, however, I kept thinking that he was getting his way all...more
Rosie
Overall, I greatly enjoyed this book. In a nutshell, I do not think this book is up to the standards set by the others, but was still overall a wonderful and enjoyable read!

Not in a nutshell, (view spoiler)...more
Hanife Albayrak
. Bu Kitabı Eğlence İçin Macera İçin aşk İçin Okuyun Diyorum. Kitabın Başından Sonuna İlgi Çekici Çarpıcı Hikaye Karakterleri Çok Güçlü Kendini Sevdiren Bir Kitap. Öncelikle Biraz Hikayeyi Çıtlatıyım. Kızımızın Adı Gaby Kendisi Aristokrat Bir Anne Ve Ticaret Gemisi Kaptanı Olduğunu Sandığı Bir Babaya Sahip. Annesi Ölünce Vasiliği Çok Berbat Bir Adama Verilme Tehlikesindeyken İngiltereden Ayrılıp Babasını Açık Gemilerde Aramaya Koyuluyor ve Gemisi Korsanlar Tarafından Ele Geçiriliyor. Fidye İçin...more
Shelly LeCompt

About the Series:
This is your typical HR series. Wealthy & powerful English nobility at its finest; but this is not your typical family. Meet the Malorys. A beautiful, strong, determined, humorous & overall very enjoyable family. Beautiful people finding beautiful soul-mates sometimes quite begrudgingly. This family is full of stubborn & driven people that are lovely & hilarious. The men are sexy, strong, rake type alpha males; who are fun, carefree, witty & quite determined...more
Cj W
Priates.
Not the ones you'd normally think of, ones that kill for the joy of it, like to spend their off times on Tortuga and pillaging and what -not.
But, more 'gentlemanly' pirates. If there was such a thing.
Who have homes, some have wives, they don't like to kill people.

An Interesting theory.

Gabrielle Brooks is set out to find her father after he mothers death, and is surprised to find out that he is, in all accounts, one of these pirates. Although he considers himself more of a treasure h...more
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