Editorial Reviews. About the Author. After a heroic attempt to be an English major forever, Captives of the Night (Scoundrels Book 2) – Kindle edition by Loretta Chase. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Captives of the Night, le livre audio de Loretta Chase à télécharger. Écoutez ce livre audio gratuitement avec l’offre d’essai. Such is Loretta Chase’s Captives of the Night, where an interesting mystery, two fascinating protagonists, complex interrelationships and.

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As I mentioned, the middle sags a bit, but the book still works far more than it doesn’t. What he isn’t prepared for is Leila Beaumont.

Both Esmond and Leila fight their attraction for each other instead of giving into their insta-lust. Even as he wants to seduce her and win her love, he is terrified that the intelligent and dangerously perceptive woman will figure out captivex secrets of his past, and how he may have been the person to set her on the path to her disastrous marriage to Francis in the first place.

He briefly saw her 10 years prior before her life imlpoded with her father’s death.

Captives of the Night by Loretta Chase – FictionDB

Stir in a damned if mystery, and you have a winner of a story. I do think Ismal was redeemable and considering his shenanigans in book 1, Chase had her work cut out for her. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Overall, I didn’t much feel the romance. Which scene was your favorite? At least, Chase didn’t.


That said, my expectations may have been overly high given that I thought Lord of Scoundrels was one captivs the best HRs I’ve ever listened to.

Captives of the Night

Having the entire story be nothing but shades of gray absolutely drove me to distraction. They move to Paris where Leila studies painting and leads a relatively comfortable life. I simply didn’t like certain aspects of the book. I’m not sure if I liked the heroine. Leila had long ago given up on the idea of love and saw her chsse as a means of propriety in London, but now she finds the dangerous Esmond’s seductive charm nearly irresistible.

He first met and was enchanted with the beautiful artist in Paris, but while Francis normally cared little for all the men fawning over his wife, knowing that his constant digs at her and his own behaviour had pretty much put Leila off men entirely, he was extremely jealous about D’Esmond’s attentions towards her.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Despite a rather jarring logic issue and some occasionally boggy exposition, this one gets five stars.

Both of them have scars and wounds to heal.

Because of his skillful maneuvering she is acquitted but she must help a quiet investigation, initiated by government officials. Oh no, my husband’s been murdered! Kelicikan dan manipulatifnya lenyap tak bersisa. Neither Leila nor Oc are particularly happy about his involvement in the case, as their relationship, since he orchestrated a meeting in Paris the year before, has been a tug-of-war between attraction and resistance.

Gossamer Obsessions: “Captives of the Night,” by Loretta Chase

From my perspective, it mainly consisted of rather dull conversations, social interactions, and some character introspection. The Comte is decidedly not as serene as he appears on the surface. I found Leila and Esmond bot 4. 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.


But work together they must: The count is fully accustomed to this reaction and brilliant at exploiting it. Except for one or two extremely brief moments, I felt no real emotion or true spark of passion between Ismal and Leila, not even any palpable sexual tension.

Admittedly, the real murderer was the person I least expected, so in that way I suppose it was somewhat well done. I had to buy LOS on ebook.

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 royally handed to him by the combined forces of Esme, her father, and her husband Lord Edenmont.