His Captive Lady
Harry Morant's tough exterior hides a badly scarred heart. The natural son of an earl, high-born ladies have only one use for him—in the bedchamber. Now, after eight years at war, Harry is breeding racehorses and planning a practical, unemotional marriage. But when he buys a new estate, his ca ...more
I can’t imagine the heartbreak of losing a child. Maybe it would be more accurate to say I don’t even want to try because it would be too painful. If there could be degrees of such pain, would it be ‘more so’ if the child were taken and disappeared? I’m not about to debate this subject, but this very moving book made me think about what I would do, and what I would be willing to do, if such a horrendous thing happened. Even so, I loved every minu ...more
I adored Harry and Nell. He was a great hero: sweet, understanding, helpful, protective and, yes, passionate. His feelings for Nell never wavered through the story, not even when she revealed her "sordid" past to him. On her part, she was a great heroine too but I admit it took me some time to believe that she she wasn't with Harry only out of gra ...more
The main protagonists are enjoyable and engaging. Harry seems like he'd be all alpha, but he turns out way more caring than you'd expect, and does so right from the start. Indeed, he's a joy to be with and even his inner turmoil and insecurities come from a care and concern for others that I found touching.
Nell is nearly ...more
Harry Morant is the bastard son of an earl and a maidservant. When it comes to the high-born ladies, he learned his lesson very young – they might want him in their beds, but that is all. After eight years at war, he has bought an estate on which he plans to breed racehorses. He has also asked his aunt for her help in procuring a suitable wife, one that is definitely not a high-born. But then he comes across Nell, and the instant fascination and attraction he feels for her threatens to derail al...more
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It wins all my favorite shelves and pushed all my happy buttons. Started this at night - big mistake - got up and read some more, couldn't think of anything else all day - and had to finish it or I'd go crazy. Having read a few of Anne Gracie's books before - all of which I enjoyed, but not with the same addictive quality as this - I was not prepared to be totally blown away.
This shouldn't be a surprise and maybe s ...more
This book, however, was just awful. For many reasons. First, because it tricked me into thinking that it was going to be a good book. When Nell and Harry first meet, in the rain on the road, and he gives her his hat- I was had. I was excite ...more
In this regency romance, Harry is a bastard son of an earl. He served in the Wellington army for eight years, but now the war is finally over. Having inherited some money from his late great-aunt, Harry buys the estate of Firmin Court, where he plans to breed racing horses. He also asks his aunt to find him a practical, middle-class bride. He doesn’t want love. He wants stability.
Lady Helen, Nell to her friends, grew up at Firmin Court, but her late father lost it and everything else in ...more
I don't even know what to say about this one. I didn't totally love the first in this series, but this hits all the spots. It's the second one in series. One heart wrenching scene was just so painful. There are many heart wrenching moments here.
Anne Gracie is one of those authors that when she is on, she is on. And she can get all the emotions out of me. Some of h ...more
The hero, Harry Morant, is just the right blend of commanding alpha male and kind-hearted beta. I just adored him. Even though I cringed at some of his clueless moves, his heart is so full of goodwill that I cheered him on anyway. His unfortunate romantic history and his "bastard" status made me root for him all the more.
Harry was an amazing hero, with all his cute persistence toward Nell, how he accepted everything about her, how he felt broken every time he say her hurting, simply he was great in every aspect.
Nell was a cute heroin in her small way, most of the story she was grieving, worried and scared. but she had her cute moments as well, like when she arrived at the doorstep of Harry's aunt house and th ...more
I am finding that Anne Gracie is rather a stealth author for me. She slips under the radar and is not as well-known and appreciated as she should be. Her books are emotionally deep and her characterizations are charming. I would compare them to Mary Balogh or Julia Quinn. If you like those authors, you should give her books a try. ...more
World need more gentleman like Harry Morant
Harry Morant will makes you can't help but falling in love with him
His personality, his kindness..
oh my oh my I'm melting..
and Aunty Maude..
love this old-funny-smart-kind heart granny..
and the heroine Nell
I like the way she protected Harry
but I don't like her when she turned into selfish woman don't care about anything except her lost baby..
and she don't notice but she hurt Harry's heart..
the story is good
even in the middle made me little bored
I really liked the opening scene, it was perfect. There subsequent meetings are good but by the time they reach London something was off. ARGH! Thats frustration cause I thought the book was great but... I've been trying to figure that out and I think I do not like books where the hero seems to be a support character for the heroine. I had the same feel in The Matrimonial Advertisement not of ...more
I did really enjoy the chemistry between Harry and Nell (even if it was a bit instalovey) and the respect he had for her. Especially given her past experiences, I thought that was handled really well.
And I liked that there wasn’t any real hiding of issues from one another. The conflict could have easily been the truth abou ...more
I just really enjoy this series, Gracie has done an good job of making me care about the whole group of Devil Riders and she has once again balanced the angst well so it isn't globetrotting watching the two characters sure declaring their love. This book is heavier than the first thematically, I cannot pretend to know how accurate the content unearned about is presented having no personal experience. However I thought the plot h ...more
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