Lord Greville's Captive

Lord Greville's Captive[EPUB] ✰ Lord Greville's Captive ✶ Nicola Cornick – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Years before, he had come to Grafton Manor to be betrothed to the innocent and beautiful Lady Anne a promise that was broken with the onset of warNow Simon, Lord Greville, has returned as an enemy, be Years before, he had come to Grafton Manor to be betrothed to the innocent and beautiful Lady Anne a promise that was broken with the onset of warNow Simon, Lord Greville, has returned as Lord Greville's Kindle - an enemy, besieging the manor and holding its lady hostage Simon s devotion to his cause swayed by his desire for Anne, he will not settle for the manor house alone He will have the lady and her heart into the bargain Yet Anne has a secret that must be kept from him at all costs. A well written, moderately interesting historical romance set during yet another English Civil War, this time pitting King Charles I and his royalist supporters against the parliamentary forces led by Oliver Cromwell in 17th century England Our H and h are on opposing sides of the conflict, which could have made for a riveting read except that most of the action or non action, I should say, takes place in the confines of a besieged castle so the swashbuckling and sword crossing is really kept a A well written, moderately interesting historical romance set during yet another English Civil War, this time pitting King Charles I and his royalist supporters against the parliamentary forces led by Oliver Cromwell in 17th century England Our H and h are on opposing sides of the conflict, which could have made for a riveting read except that most of the action or non action, I should say, takes place in the confines of a besieged castle so the swashbuckling and sword crossing is really kept at a minimum If not for a cartoonish villain who keeps popping up like Halloween s Michael Myers, there really would not be a lot happening.The relationship between the protagonists was well developed with all the requisite tension that comes from a captor captive situation where the captor is totally besotted with his captive There is no bodice rippery wtf ery here as both are equally lusting after each other Their relationship between the sheets is consensual and kind of hot It is outside the bed that they have major communication and trust issues compounded by the heroine s continuously TSTL and unnecessary decisions.I really want to read a romance where the H is TSTL and the h saves the day It is really unfair to ask us readers, time and time again, to believe in an intelligent, gutsy, loyal and admirable heroine only to have her then act stupidly in order to move the plot along I wanted to love this book for two reasons because I ve heard great things about Nicola Cornick this was my first experience reading her and because of the unique historical setting of this story the English Civil War in the mid 1600s The story wasn t bad, per se, but it just didn t grab me the way I wanted it to I guess because the whole soulmates trope these two are destined to be together whether they re on opposite sides or not, no matter how much they fight against it and no mat I wanted to love this book for two reasons because I ve heard great things about Nicola Cornick this was my first experience reading her and because of the unique historical setting of this story the English Civil War in the mid 1600s The story wasn t bad, per se, but it just didn t grab me the way I wanted it to I guess because the whole soulmates trope these two are destined to be together whether they re on opposite sides or not, no matter how much they fight against it and no matter that at one point spoiler he throws her in the dungeon after they re already married Anne the heroine does a few things that are the actions of a typical TSTL too stupid to live character running off from the castle into town in the middle of a battle going off in secret with the king s treasure and not trusting the hero with the secret and thus putting herself, and the king s treasure, in jeopardy and not for the first time.While the setting and time period were unique, the characters were a bit too rote, too stereotyped for me to grow to care about them i liked it, the female character has true inner strength and principal that she refuses to betray leading to pleanty of clashs with the man who is determined that she will be his, like she was before the war no matter what could have been betterThe heroine was a ninny She protested too much that she would never yield and the hero was a bit of a bully. Es un libro entretenido pero con una historia con m s de lo mismo No ofrece nada nuevo, no sorprende en ning n momento Tanto la historia como los personajes son bastante planos, creo que les hace falta m s desarrollo Anne es una mujer valiente y decidida pero muy terca l es el t pico hombre fuerte que tras sentirse traicionado busca venganza, es obstinado y no es capaz de pensar con l gica, prefiere culpar al resto y acusar sin dar tiempo a que los otros se expliquen, es muy impulsivo y eso Es un libro entretenido pero con una historia con m s de lo mismo No ofrece nada nuevo, no sorprende en ning n momento Tanto la historia como los personajes son bastante planos, creo que les hace falta m s desarrollo Anne es una mujer valiente y decidida pero muy terca l es el t pico hombre fuerte que tras sentirse traicionado busca venganza, es obstinado y no es capaz de pensar con l gica, prefiere culpar al resto y acusar sin dar tiempo a que los otros se expliquen, es muy impulsivo y eso le vuelve inaguantable por momentos.Ten is la rese a completa en mi blog 2.5 stars, well written but very meh Nicola Cornick s Historical epic is set during the English Civil War and concentrates on the relationship between a female aristocrat whose family is a supporter of the Royalist cause and a soldier fighting for Parliament, whose orders are to seize her home at any cost With a stunning central premise like that, the book could almost write itself, but Nicola Cornick keeps a tight hold on the reins all the way through and the result is a pacy, excellently written novel that draws the reader i Nicola Cornick s Historical epic is set during the English Civil War and concentrates on the relationship between a female aristocrat whose family is a supporter of the Royalist cause and a soldier fighting for Parliament, whose orders are to seize her home at any cost With a stunning central premise like that, the book could almost write itself, but Nicola Cornick keeps a tight hold on the reins all the way through and the result is a pacy, excellently written novel that draws the reader in and leaves them breathless throughout The quality of the writing in the book is top notch and the author has obviously been doing her history homework the narrative is dotted with period details that don t get in the way, but instead add to the authenticity of the time period The romance between Anne and Simon is very well handled and packed with conflict The author weaves her story so well that none of it is predictable and as a result the reader is never quite sure where it will end Plenty of twists, mysteries and surprises keep the reader guessing throughout and add bucketloads of suspense to the storyline.Nicola also uses the book to examine the conflicts brought about by the onset of the war, looking at the ways in which loyalties and close relationships were torn apart by the division of the country s allegiance Lord Greville s Captive has plenty to say about this period of history and by the time the book finishes, the reader feels like they have really learnt something about what it was like to have been alive during this period, as well as having followed the central characters through their turbulent relationship and shared it with them every step of the way For this reason the book deserves the highest accolades Anne Grafton or Anne of Grafton is a martyr She takes on too much without any thought for herself Sometimes I don t know if she s brave or just stupid She s too wrapped up in her cause that she deluded herself into thinking that the only way forward is not to look back Simon Greville is as blind as Anne The only difference between them is that Simon knows and acknowledges what s between them Enemy or not, Simon has the conscience not to change her.Anne and Simon s story is delicate and c Anne Grafton or Anne of Grafton is a martyr She takes on too much without any thought for herself Sometimes I don t know if she s brave or just stupid She s too wrapped up in her cause that she deluded herself into thinking that the only way forward is not to look back Simon Greville is as blind as Anne The only difference between them is that Simon knows and acknowledges what s between them Enemy or not, Simon has the conscience not to change her.Anne and Simon s story is delicate and complicated Their situation happens to everybody Couples often have disputes about different beliefs, sometimes it s resolved peacefully but often it creates gaps Sometimes one bends to the will of the other, other times they stay on different sides It s all about compromise Still, it s easier said than done It s not easy giving up ideals that you think is right It s like cutting off a part of yourself and you know you ll never be whole again.Anne and Simon tried to bridge that gap but they first had to do it the wrong way There was only half a compromise which left a rift between them From the beginning trust was scarce Simon and Anne loved each other but they never trusted each other They never allowed the other too close for fear of deception But when it really mattered, all they have is each other and both did not fail the other It was not an easy journey but they moved on I liked this one quite a lot, particularly because Cornick branched out of her usual Regency era and wrote about a period that I m interested in I was a little unhappy with the heroine for being too much of a doormat for the hero view spoiler Seriously, he uses her father s wake to try to force her to marry him When she finally does marry him, he tosses her in the dungeon on their wedding night for riding out to rescue a child he assumes she s running off to meet another man and never giv I liked this one quite a lot, particularly because Cornick branched out of her usual Regency era and wrote about a period that I m interested in I was a little unhappy with the heroine for being too much of a doormat for the hero view spoiler Seriously, he uses her father s wake to try to force her to marry him When she finally does marry him, he tosses her in the dungeon on their wedding night for riding out to rescue a child he assumes she s running off to meet another man and never gives her a chance to explain , and then, even after he realizes he was wrong, he leaves her there overnight while he cools down When he shows up the next day as she s bathing, does she tell him to take his hard on and go stick it in a meat grinder No Worse, he TIES HER TO THE BED before taking her virginity, and after the crummy way he s treated her, she s completely relaxed and trusting And after he accuses her of all kinds of nasty stuff and treats her like dirt, after she saves his life by taking a shot meant for him, and lies in a coma for eight weeks, he s upset with HER because she didn t trust him with a secret she d promised her dying father she d protect SHE has to apologize TO HIM before it s all good hide spoiler Cornick did a great job of getting me on the heroine s side, but I would ve liked to see the guy grovel pretty seriously before the HEA Cativa da Paix o Nicola CornickS culo XVII Inglaterra H Hist ricos 482008 Do jeito que as coisas est o caminhado, logo, logo, n o poderei mais dizer que n o gosto de romances hist ricos Este livro por exemplo, muito bom Me surpreendeu muito Acho que autora soube trabalhar muito bem, os sentimentos inerentes, despertados do casal Apesar de n o se darem conta do fato, a verdade que o casal sente muito amor um pelo outro, e tem muita confian a, lealdade e honra Perfeito ADORO RECO Cativa da Paix o Nicola CornickS culo XVII Inglaterra H Hist ricos 482008 Do jeito que as coisas est o caminhado, logo, logo, n o poderei mais dizer que n o gosto de romances hist ricos Este livro por exemplo, muito bom Me surpreendeu muito Acho que autora soube trabalhar muito bem, os sentimentos inerentes, despertados do casal Apesar de n o se darem conta do fato, a verdade que o casal sente muito amor um pelo outro, e tem muita confian a, lealdade e honra Perfeito ADORO RECOMENDAD SSIMO

Lord Greville's Captive Epub Õ Lord Greville's
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Lord Greville's Captive
  • Nicola Cornick
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 0373294271