Friday, July 17, 2015

KNIGHT'S CAPTIVE by Samantha Holt

Series:  N/A
Author:  Samantha Holt
Publish Date:   07.16.15
Publisher:  Samantha Holt
Category /Genre:  Historical Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Samantha Holt (in exchange for an honest review)
Date completed: 07.17.15
Goodreads link: Knight’s Captive

Description from the publisher:
Queen Elizabeth sits on England’s throne. A once Catholic country is now ruled by a Protestant Queen. In a time of fear, turmoil and bold deeds, many heroes are seldom written into history...

After aiding in the capture of the flagship Rosario and helping to defeat the Spanish Armada, Sir Henry Bainbridge is set to make his mark on the world and strengthen his position as man of authority. Now in charge of the Spanish prisoners, Henry must negotiate their return to Spain and manage the care of his people.

However, when he comes across a woman amongst the survivors, his future plans are put on hold. The exotic beauty draws him in and his honour will not let him doing anything other than protect her. Henry takes her into his home and places her under house arrest. He can only hope his principles are enough to protect her from his desires...

In a time when small differences spark fear into the heart of many, Antonia finds herself drawn into a battle between a zealous priest, a discontented population and the most honourable man she’s ever met. Nothing can ever come of their attraction, not while he’s holding her father prisoner and not when so many differences divide them.

Or can it?

This is a stand-alone story (not part of a series).

Samantha Holt never fails in bringing a good story to life.  KNIGHT’S CAPTIVE is no different.  A beautiful love story set in the midst of a time of English and Spanish turbulence, The Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604).  It was endearing to see Antonia and Henry change.  Antonia has a past that makes trust an issue, but Henry’s honor and gentleness build something that cannot be denied despite their differences. 

This is one of those books that I call an easy read.  It’s not that there is no conflict.  There is plenty of that.  Though there was smothering terror felt in the first few chapters, after that the conflicts were more quickly brought to bay and I could just relax and enjoy the burgeoning relationship.

I loved this story from beginning conflict until the last pages of acceptance and peace.

I hope I never miss another story from Samantha Holt! 

Grammar/editing:  ungraded / unedited ARC

Books from Samantha Holt:
·         The Crimson Castle
·         A Summer Siege
·         The Sexy Bartender’s Virtual Seduction
·         Buckle Down
·         Eden’s Fire
·         Not Another Soldier
·         Her Dream Cowboy
·         Hunting His Highland Lass
·         Alrek
·         Too Much to Lose
·         Tempting His Mistress
·         Once Upon a Rake
·         Christmas Seduction
·         Kissed at Midnight
·         The Warrior’s Reward
Highland Fae Chronicles:
1.      To Steal a Highlander’s Heart
2.      To Dream of a Highlander
3.      To Avenge Her Highland Warrior
The One Knight Collection:
1.      One Knight
2.      Black Knight
3.      White Knight
4.      Highland Knight
Cynfell Brothers:
1.      Sinful Confessions
2.      Sinful Deeds
3.      Sinful Liaisons (coming soon)
Borderland Legacy:
1.      Borderland Bride
2.      Borderland Beauty
3.      Borderland Betrayal

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