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Captives of the Night — Loretta Chase

She starts to regret her determination when the dangerously provocative Comte d’Esmond is hired to pursue the covert investigation. Even the secondary characters were pretty one-dimensional. When I read Lord of Scoundrels, it was still hard to get hold of Loretta’s backlist. Feb 14, Wendy rated it it was amazing.

I liked the heroine very much. Esmond is a man with a dark and treacherous past, Leila has been gravely disappointed by her late husband. Ismal aka Comte d’Esmond made a very brief appearance in Lord of Scoundrels at the Vingt-Huit pleasure palace in Paris where Dain, the hero of that book, was engaging in debauchery with his friends.

I do hate it when mysterious characters from previous books are suddenly open to explaining themselves in graphic detail, but I do want the protagonists of books to be developed and for the reader to be privy to their insecurities and feelings – and I only felt we got three-fourths of the way into Ismal’s head in Captives of the Nightwhich is a shame.

Regrettably, Leila wasn’t much easier for me to understand. Perhaps this is in part due to the novel’s uneven pacing particularly at the beginning where Esmond and Leila bounce around like angst-filled ping-pong balls before Beaumont bites it and they get together for reals.

Dec 13, Bj rated it really liked it Shelves: While she hasn’t allowed him in her bed for years, Leila is nonetheless grateful to Francis for rescuing her when she was orphaned in Venice ten years ago, after her traitor father ran afoul of some people he betrayed. As it should be! I really prefer when the author of a mystery leaves a trail of breadcrumbs for me to follow, so that I can attempt to figure out the bad guy for myself.


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loreyta I didn’t expect to like the hero since he was horrible in the first book. It didn’t make a lot of sense until much later, when she really starts connecting the dots about Ismal’s work. While Leila is aware of Francis adultery, his tendency to drink and take drugs to excess, she is unaware that he also ran a brothel in Paris and tended to make money through the blackmail of prominent members of society.

I found Leila and Esmond bot 4. These two stories essentially take place simultaneously. Rasanya spt membaca dua tokoh berbeda tetapi dipaksakan utk menjadi satu orang. He spent most of the novel pulling fantastically evil stunts until he made the mistake of falling in obsessive love with that novel’s heroine, Esme, only to have his ass loetta handed to him by the combined forces of Esme, her father, and her husband Lord Edenmont.

Captives of the Night

Here are the titles of other parts: As it was written, it seemed like all the characters from The Lion’s Daughter who appeared in Captives of the Nighthad casually forgiven him and gone their merry way almost as though nothing had ever happened. The only glimmer of that here was the appearance of Esme’s cantankerous old grandmother, Lady Edenmont, from book 1. I appreciate the historical accuracy of such attitudes, but I can’t help but feel that another author writing today would have chosen his or her words differently especially when describing someone as tolerant as Comte d’Esmond talking or thinking about the matter.

Want to Read saving…. Captives of the Night is the second book in what I have sometimes seen called the Scoundrels series. I thought Kate Reading did another fantastic job with this title. If they turn out badly, we can blame their natural parents.

The writing is still brilliant, the characters are still endearing and the storyline still keeps you turning those pages eager to find out what happens next. I am glad I read those two first because it gave me a better understanding of the character of Francis Beaumont. For all that she’s not had a great marriage and is aware of many of her husband’s flaws, Leila refuses to see herself as a victim and is grateful to her husband for making her the artist she now is.

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This is what I have been missing from today’s historical romance. And Leila gives as good as she gets, calling him on his attempts to make her tell all while revealing nothing of himself. View all 11 comments.

The short answer is yes – but you’ll certainly enjoy a bigger understanding of Ismal’s character if you manage to get your hands on Lion’s Daughter first. Francis, a great baddie, was a real deviant who loved blackmailing people and made them dance to his own tune. Who wrote this dreck? When it comes to the seduction — it was really realistic. Chase writes some beautiful, emotionally charged scenes and Kate Reading makes them just perfect. And boy, do those two clash! I read books first and the heroine’s nasty dead husband was alive and causing trouble.

They complemented each other perfectly, in terms of intellect and personality. Apr 14, D. I think I’ll just begin the series with book 2 in the future.

I will read listen again and again. Ths having pursued her from the party, turns up. It was probably very close to the reality of criminal investigation, even in the present day, but in my opinion, did not make for very compelling storytelling. The narration by Kate Reading is 5-stars. Paperbackpages. I liked the window of time that had passed allowing him to evolve.

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Can you read Captives of the Night without reading those books? He’s honorable, but also just dangerous enough that I could believe in a loretga past or at least one full of seriously bad judgment.

Friends and acquaintances are investigated, secrets are revealed and in the process they end up falling in love. Tetapi Esmond yg super tampa Saat suami Leila yg super bajingan ditemukan mendadak tewas dgn sianida, hidup Leila berubah sepenuhnya. The twists n turns amazed me