Blog Tour / Giveaway: Captured by Desire by Kira Morgan

Title: Captured by Desire
Author: Kira Morgan
Publish Date: July 27, 2010 by Grand Central
ISBN-10: 0446548189 | ISBN-13: 9780446548182
Pages: 351, paperback
Reason for reading: Participating in Blog Tour/Giveaway courtesy of Hatchette Book Group. Also reviewed for The Season.

In 16th century Scotland, young Miss Florie Gilder runs away from her drunken foster father to find her real father and her noble heritage. Along the way, she is accused of theft, becomes a fugitive hiding in a forest, and is accidentally wounded by a handsome local huntsman. The huntsman--a Robin-Hood figure who poaches wild game from the landowner's estate to feed the starving poor--carries the beautiful maiden to a church where she is guaranteed 40 days of sanctuary from the law. During that time, he learns her true story, falls in love with her, and helps her in her quest, at the risk of his own life. Smitten with him, she worries more for his survival. But enemies of the state are seeking to overturn the Catholic royals, while a vicious noblewoman is out to destroy Florie.

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Isalys's Review:
A haunting setting, a lovable hero, a girl with a secret, and a conniving aristocrat all blend together to form one great story lovers of romance will simply devour.

Florie Gilder, a very talented goldsmith, has a secret and a mission. Her secret lies in the gold pomander she confiscated from Lady Mavis. Now branded a thief, she is on the run and seeks sanctuary in an abandoned church.

Rane McAllister, a Robin Hood of sorts, is a skilled huntsman who spends his day poaching game to feed the starving locals. During an evening hunt, he mistakes Florie for a deer and accidentally fires his arrow which pierces her thigh. Riddled with guilt over shooting a maiden, he takes her to the church to care for her wound only to discover that she’s a [supposed] thief on the run.

Florie is not Rane’s usual type. He prefers buxom, fair-haired maidens who let him have his way with them. Most of them don’t mind though for Rane is tall, blond and blue-eyed with bronzed skin and is nothing short of gorgeous. However, as most love stories go, there is something alluring about this slender, raven-haired beauty that makes Rane want to care for her. Florie, although aware Rane’s beauty, is far from trusting and so even bleeding, she fights him tooth and nail.

Florie needs to make it back to the safety of her home with the pomander that holds the key to her future. But with Florie barely able to stand and knowing she is being hunted, Rane refuses to let her out of his sight. He knows she will be safe from Lady Mavis’ evil clutches if she simply stays within the confines of the church.

Unfortunately, Lady Mavis also happens to be the wife of the sheriff who has given Rane instructions to secure Florie until an arrest can be made. Rane is now trapped between duty to his sheriff and a growing affection for Florie.

Kira Morgan did a fantastic job of developing these characters as well as weaving some element of mystery into the storyline. For most of the story, you’re wondering who Florie really is and how the mystery of her identity will affect her relationship with Rane. It certainly kept me intrigued. Each character created the desired effect. I rooted for Rane and Florie while I loathed Lady Mavis.

The abandoned church provided a cozy and intimate, yet slightly awkward setting for Florie and Rane’s growing romance with some of the love scenes occurring inside the church. The actual love making scene occurrs in the forest, which was romantic and didn’t violate the sanctity of the church. I thought this was very tastefully done.

I was really pleased with the finale of this book. Even though most of the novel moves at a leisurely pace with minor drama, Kira gave us some nail biting scenes at the end. The mystery of Florie’s identity is solved and Lady Mavis gets her due, and our hero and heroine lived happily ever after.

I truly enjoyed this novel and can now say that I definitely have a book crush on Rane McAllister. I look forward to reading Kira Morgan’s Seduced by Destiny. (Release date unknown).

RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


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