The Duke's Captive
Adele Ashworth
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The Duke's Captive
Adele Ashworth
384 pages
June 2010
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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It has been a long while since I could not put a book down - then along came Adele Ashworth's The Duke's Captive. I fear Iíve read the best book from her yet, but I hope that I am wrong. From the fresh plot twist to the explosive sexual encounters, I could not tear my eyes away from page after page.

Five years ago, Ian Wentworth, the Duke of Stamford, was kidnapped for ransom by three sisters (although one of the sisters is referred to as the mother several times) and held in the basement of a country estate. One of the sisters feels sorry for him and starts to take care of him when no one else will; feelings start to develop, but he is rescued before things can go any further. Five years later, he gets word that Viola Bennington-Jones is a widowed single mother. Leaving the solace of the country for London, he means to exact revenge on the last remaining member of the family who held him hostage. But instead of revenge, Ian is surprised to feel remnants of affection for the woman who nursed him during his most troubled time in his life. Can love overpower the vengeance he feels he needs to exact in order to feel whole again?

Viola Bennington-Jones has been running from her sordid past, but it has finally caught up to her in the form of Ian Wentworth. Viola can see the danger he represents if she ever falls under his spell again, but she is a single mother now, not the innocent virgin she was when she first laid eyes on him. Surely she can weather the storm of his anger and escape to the country before he lays eyes on her son.

The Duke's Captive's fresh plot twist equals exceeding enjoyment!

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Megan Duncan, 2011

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