"exciting medieval romance"
In 1152 England, her odious stepbrother Gilbert D'Ambray
forces Rowena Belleme to marry the elderly Godwynne Lyons
because her sibling wants to use his new in-law's vast
estate to fight a tough enemy. To force her to bend to his
wishes, he threatens Rowena's mother Anne with brutal
punishment. However, on their wedding night, her new
spouse, old enough to be her grandfather, dies. To produce
an heir, her stepbrother kidnaps Warrick deChaville. For
the next three nights, Rowena has her way with her
prisoner, who tries not to cooperate, but cannot stop his
Though Rowena frees Warrick, he thirsts for vengeance for
his humiliation. He abducts Rowena to give her a taste of
her own medicine. For the next three nights he has his way
with her, but instead of freeing Rowena he makes her his
servant. However, as she teaches him to enjoy life, Rowena
and Warrick fall in love, but her stepbrother like a
serpent in Eden has other plans for this couple.
This reprint of a decade old medieval romance is
entertaining due to the numerous period piece tidbits
cleverly interwoven into the plot so that the audience
feels as if they are actually in the mid twelfth century.
The story line is well written but contains soft bondage
(oxymoron?) and also implies rape though both participants
act willingly in the heat of the moment. Fans of
historical romances with plenty of lust, and a bit of
chains and ropes will delight in Johanna Lindsey's tale of
love ruining a perfect case of revenge.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 5, 2002
Captive Of Love
Spirited Rowena Belleme must produce an heir — or incur the
dangerous wrath of a ruthless stepbrother who stands to forfeit his
ill-gotten wealth. And the magnificent Warrick deChaville is the
perfect choice to sire her child—though it means imprisoning the
handsome knight. . .and forcing him to bend to her amorous
Slave Of Passion
Vowing to resist but betrayed by his virility, noble Warrick is
intoxicated by Rowena's sapphire eyes and voluptuous beauty.
Yet all the while he plans a fitting revenge — eagerly awaiting the
time when his sensuous captor becomes his helpless captive. .
.and is made to suffer the same rapturous torment and exquisite
ecstasy that he himself has endured.