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Cowboy and the Captive (Cowboys and Captives #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  1,116 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Melina had lived her life in her older, selfish twin's shadow until the final deceit forced her to refocus on her own life. But the past has not been forgotten by Luc Jardin. Now, kidnapped and at the mercy of a man with a grudge, Melina must learn to accept the past as well as her attraction to the arrogant rancher. Just as Luc must learn to accept that, sometimes, things ...more
ebook, 111 pages
Published March 2004 by Ellora's Cave
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
1.5/5; 2 stars; D

I finished this but with a heavy dose of skimming. I thought I'd try another book by this author that wasn't in the 'Breed' series; hoping, in vain, that it would be more to my liking. It doesn't show in my GR library but I've tried quite a few books by Lora Leigh over the years because my sister was a big fan and wanted me to enjoy them as much as she did. This is one point where we forever diverge I guess.

Both main characters in this story were TSTL and the author used every m
Audrey Lei Lacambra
Mar 18, 2013 Audrey Lei Lacambra rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, lora-leigh
I like the plot, the story line and every thing! this is the first book of Lora Leigh that I read. I can feel Melina on how she deal with her parent's and her evil drug addict twin sister. I really hate it on how her parents manipulate her to save her drug addict twin sister Maria from her crimes. I love the twist and also the erotic love story between Luc and Melina. The story kinda short but it's a nice one.

I rate it 4.0 out of 5.0 Stars. :)
Feb 27, 2013 Gigi rated it really liked it
Smokin' hot M/F read. Fun, but not for the whole family! No sir.
Sep 27, 2010 Maria rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica
Melina has always been the good stand-in for her more outlived twin sister, Maria. When Melina was coerced by their parents to take the fall and go to jail instead of Maria, she was almost raped and severely beaten.
Now Melina is kidnapped by the man that fills her dreams.

Luc is filled with thought of revenge. Revenge for the close encounter with death Maria dealt him and his best friend. He has planned for this abduction and now everything is ready to be set in motion.
But the woman he thinks i
Clary ♡.
Jun 29, 2015 Clary ♡. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Me pareció que tenia buena trama, no se centraba tanto en el sex y se desarrollaba la historia mas allá de eso y me gusto porque en otros oportunidades esta bien que el libro sea hot y este destinado a eso pero sin una buena trama me llega a aburrir así que me pareció que se manejo muy bien, la trama, la relación que se desarrolla y el final.
No esperes mucho porque el libro no es muy extenso, como dice la sinopsis se basara en eso, mas en Luc y Melina y en que Luc no le cree y la química que hay
Jenny Delandro
May 30, 2013 Jenny Delandro rated it really liked it
Melina was the good twin and Maria was the bad one...
but it went deeper than that...
her parents used Melina to allow Maria to avoid punishment as her behaviour got completely out of control...
but her brother loves Melina and he has a plan to save her from her sister's mess..
nothing could go wrong ... could it?
Wow what a ride...
I don't want it to be over!!!
I want more about Luc and Melina and his wolf called Lobo and her fat cat Mason who only fight with each other when Melina is in the room....L
Aug 11, 2016 Rachel rated it it was amazing
For as short as this book is, it was really cute. The romance had a great flow to it, not rushed, but didn't lag. To be honest, it reminded me of a Christmas Hallmark movie. So, it wasn't during winter time, but the way to romance was portrayed and the way it all played out it was very Hallmark like and I just kept picturing Hallmark actors in place of the character. Adorable, light, well-written story. One that I can see myself reading again :)
abi rafon
Nov 17, 2010 abi rafon rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, r-erotica
i like the story line as well as the characters but this is an erotica romance so im a little bit awkward reading some parts and skipped the others. thats why my rating here is for the story only and for being an erotica book,well.. err i dont know how to rate and review it since im not used to reading the kind.
Ruth Hambley
Jul 12, 2015 Ruth Hambley rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this one. Terrific story with a good bit of sexual tension and romance. Well written brilliant book I loved the characters. I love Lora Leigh's style of writing and can't wait to read the next one.
Carolyn F.
Part of Anthology Cops and Cowboys

Ugh!!! I just could not get into this story at all. I would have smacked my brother if I were Melina. He could have given her a head's up at least. **1/2
Lady Raven RAVE!
Feb 06, 2011 Lady Raven RAVE! rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
Liked it good ok read for me. Melina was just perfect in regards to her character and Jordin loved him all in all good read and plot what a sh&^% parents she has though. You can choose your friends but not your family.
Nov 29, 2011 Dana rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
Not the best Lora Leigh book, but still a pretty good book. The cowboy takes revenge on the girl Maria by kidnapping her, only it is not her he kidnaps it is her twin. Of course they fall in love. All in all a good read.
Jul 20, 2012 April rated it it was amazing
Super sexy book with mistaken identity!! I loved the story and all the hot steam!! Great read!!
Maranda Raven
Aug 09, 2012 Maranda Raven rated it liked it
was a nice light read. :-)
Jan 25, 2014 Jeananna rated it liked it
took me a little bit to get into it but once I did it moved right along... great wrap up and good story.
Jan 05, 2010 Flitterkit rated it liked it
Enjoyable if predictable.
Bonnie Henry
Dec 20, 2013 Bonnie Henry rated it it was amazing
I had a hard time getting into this one in the beginning but it is definitely worth reading.
Jul 10, 2012 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
Just so-so. I have read and enjoyed many of Lora Leigh's books, but found this one stilted.
Hot and sexy!

Another wonderful sizzling story! This was my second time to read this, and I'm sure there will be a third someday. Love all she writes, waiting for more.
Jessa ♥dhanger♥ EvilDarkSide
Quick, easy read. Hot sex combined with plenty of tender sweet moments......along with one sexy dirty-talking Cowboy. What else could you ask for?
Jan 02, 2015 Lucci rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2015
One of her best writings.
Apr 23, 2013 Janice marked it as to-read
Evelyn Alba
Sep 27, 2013 Evelyn Alba rated it it was amazing
a wonderful short story!! amazing!!
Jun 23, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it
Fast read. Finished in a couple hours. Story about mistaken identity when Melina is kidnapped by a horny cowboy by her brother's request. I just didn't like how he made her his domestic slave.
Marblezzie (Blez)
Jul 20, 2011 Marblezzie (Blez) rated it it was amazing
I think it was a very nice love story! I may have to read Jack's story afterwards coz I can't seem to have enough of Luc and Cat, LOL!
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Trenice rated it it was amazing
Mar 18, 2010
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Apr 30, 2011
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Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more
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