"A delightful and sexy space romp will leave you feeling that love really does conquer all"
A most enjoyable read! Once I started it, I was unable to
put it down. Ms. Nour's characters came to life within the
pages of this delightful and sexy space romp.
Earth women are abducted and taken to the Planet Volarn, a
planet where most of its female population is sterile.
Serena is one of the females kidnapped and is immediately
chosen by King Rhamus to be his Queen. (Loved how the
choosing was done!) The interaction between Serena and the
Rhamus throughout the story is priceless. Not to mention
some pretty sizzling love scenes. This story will leave you
feeling that love really does conquer all. King Rhamus is a
true Alpha male, 7 feet tall, thick black hair, rippling
muscles and violet eyes *swoon* (Take me to your leader!)
and to top it off he has a gentle heart. He knows right
away that he loves Serena but will Serena give herself the
chance to return this gentle giant's love? Or will she
attempt to return to earth?
Ms. Nour has built a strong cast of secondary characters as
well. They are well developed, and I'm hoping to hear more
about them in the future. Serena's friend Nicole is a hoot!
This is the first book that I have read from this author
and the first book in the Volarn Trilogy, and I eagerly
await more from her. Certainly will remain on my "Keeper"
shelf. I highly recommend Love's Captive.
Copyright © January 2002
Reviewed by Charlene Smith
Posted March 24, 2002
When Serena awakes, after a close and unpleasant encounter with some sort of stun gun, she very quickly learns that resistance is futile and escape only a yearned for dream. She, and the other Earth women Serena meets aboard ship with her, have been captured by the Moyds, interstellar merchants ….their mission, to procure fertile wives for the men of Volarn, where their race is endangered due to the wide-spread sterility of their own women. Learning this is at least some relief to the captured women, but Serena is disgusted to realize that they are nothing in these men’s eyes but baby makers. Regardless, she knows she has no choice but to face the fate that awaits her with as much dignity as she can muster.
Once they arrive on Volarn, Serena learns that her assessment has not been entirely accurate. Using their power crystals in the Tarthra Ritual, the warriors approach the women with their crystals to find the mate most suited to them….a woman to love who can love them. Serena is chosen to become King Rhamus’ queen, but, just as she feels herself weakening to Rhamus’ romantic, passionate nature, Rhamus’ enemy, Xarath, abducts her.
Rating: Contains explicit sex, graphic language and some violence