Published By: Zebra
Genre: historical Romance
Release Date: 1 November 2007
Provided By: Myself
With a wastrel brother and a treacherous former fiancé, Lady Nichola Westcott hardly expects the dangerously seductive Scot who kidnaps her to be a man of his word. Though Sir Alexander MacGruder promises not to hurt her, Nichola's only value is as a pawn to be ransomed.
Alexander's goal is to avenge his father's murder, not to become entangled with the enemy. But his desire to keep Nichola with him, in his home—in his bed—unwittingly make her a target for those who have no qualms about shedding English blood.
Now Nichola is trapped—by her powerful attraction to a man whose touch shakes her to the core. Unwilling and unable to resist each other, can Nichola and Alexander save a love that has enslaved them both?
- My Review -Loyalty lines have split up romances for centuries, and in the end either this split brings couples together through desire or draws them apart. When Nichola Westcott is kidnapped by a Scot wanting revenge on England, because of the on going war the lines become blurred. In Diana Cosby's His Captive, Nicola's adventure begins with a kidnapping that will result in more than just a ransom amount being paid.
Alexander MacGruder is on a mission for the rebel Scottish, to kidnap Lord Monceaux, the consort for the King of England in all matters involving Scotland. With a war that needs to be funded, Lord Monceaux's kidnapping ransom will afford rebel weapons. Miss information though has leads Alexander to kidnap the Lord's sister, Nicola. Attempting to stop her kidnapping has left Nicola at the mercy of the monstrous Scot, because everything she tries leaves her needing his help. Her need for help though will soon turn into more, and it becomes hard for the two enemies to keep apart as a romance blooms. But with their arrival to Alexander's home the two are at odds, for the war is just about to start between their hearts and their lands.
His Captive is the first in the MacGruder series by Diana Cosby, following romances that are potentially brought down due to split lines. It's an interesting book that l enjoyed due to the fact that I'm always looking for a historical romance fix, especially if it includes Scotsmen or men from Wales. Their are points when the book is a little slow, but overall Cosby's flow of writing and depth of characters are well developed. The series includes two additional books that follow Alexander's brothers Duncan (His Women) and Seathan (His Conquest).