Review and Giveaway! "Captured by Desire"

As part of the "Wicked Intentions" blog tour, I have my review and a giveaway of 5 copies of the book, sponsored by Hachette!

"Captured by Desire"
by Kira Morgan

Source: provided for review by Hachette Books

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:


Florie Gilder went to the fair to sell her goldsmith wares, she never thought she'd leave running from the authorities. As she's running, she's struck in the leg with an arrow from the lord's expert huntsman, Rane MacAllister. Rane is horrified to have shot a "wee lass" by mistake and vows to heal her and keep her safe. he helps her find sanctuary in an abandoned church. Soon he must choose whether to be loyal to his lord and turn in the outlaw, Florie, or keep his vow to keep her safe.

Rane was such a sweetheart! All of the ladies were in love with him, but not for the regular historical romance hero reasons-money and rakishness. They loved him because of how sweet and caring he was. I absolutely loved that Rane wasn't a rich, titled, arrogant aristocrat. Instead he was a strong and humble huntsman.
Florie was a petite and fiesty brunette, nothing like the voluptuous blondes Rane prefers. I love that she has a skill not usually learned by women and she's not impressed by the nobility.

I didn't love the first part of the book, there seemed to be something missing. But once the romance really started cooking-wow! This was one sigh after another, a super sweet romance.


Main Characters: 5/5 (Rane!)
Supporting Characters: 4/5

Setting: 3/5

Romance: 5/5

Uniqueness: 4/5 (just b/c neither were aristocrats)
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 4/5



Bottom Line:
If you love a really sweet romance with a tender, caring hero, this is a can't-miss book!



GIVEAWAY RULES:
Hachette books has generously provided FIVE copies of this historical romance for readers of my blog!
All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and leave a comment on this review with your email address!

Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :) Also, if you aren't comfortable leaving your email here, go ahead and leave a comment and then send me an email with your email addy.

Extra Entries:
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Rules:
  • US and Canada only
  • No PO Boxes please
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Extra entries are optional and can all be left in the same comment
  • Leave a comment with your email address
  • Books will be mailed out by Hachette
  • Ends Friday August 27
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

37 comments:

Redd said...

The book is not out yet, right? It sounds really good. What's the time frame? 1800's or earlier?

I'm already following and would love to participate in the contest. Don't normally but would luv to give it a try! =)

elaing8 said...

This sounds really good.please count me in for the giveaway

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Cecile said...

OH this is a sweet giveaway! Thank you!
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gcpeach17 said...

I would love to be entered in this contest to win this exciting book.

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Ashley said...

I would love to be entered. I'm a follower.

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Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I've been trying more adult romance and this looks like fun. Thanks for the review!


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Redd said...

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Jennifer said...

Thanks for the follow! And I have to say this book sounds delightful. My favorite romantic heroes are the sweet and caring kind.

Natasha said...

Sounds good! I want it! hehe
Count me in for sure.

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Danielle said...

I would love to enter your contest. The book sounds great! I'm already a follower.


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Danielle said...

Sorry, I gave you my blog link instead of my email lol

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throuthehaze said...

Great review! I would love to read this
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Emidy said...

Great review! This sounds like a perfect read for romance readers.

Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog earlier! I just became your newest follower. Have a great weekend!

peggy said...

i enjoy the excerpt .I'm a follower.peg360@hotmail.com

LilMissMolly said...

Sounds good to me. I'm always looking for new authors. Have you ever thought about adding a "heat" index to your reviews? I don't like books with sizzling indexes. I'm more of a middle of the road girl. Thx!
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Coley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower. :) Love your layout.
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Blodeuedd said...

Greta review!
Too bad the beginning is a bit blah, but hey if the romance picks up after it I'd be happy

Sarah said...

Sounds good! I'm not entering the contest but I like your review. I'll have to read it.

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

This one sounds like a sweet romance book, nice review! :)

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Chantel said...

I'm a follower, please entere me in the giveaway!

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Publicly following In the Hammock with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I enjoyed your review and would love to read Captured by Desire :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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nfmgirl said...

Please count me in! Thanks so much!

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Aisle B said...

Adding it to my reading list for Romance :)

Meredith said...

I love that the hero is the caring kind...not the popular, rakish kind!

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Alexa said...

I love the cover of this book. Great giveaway!
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justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a new follower.

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mrsshukra said...

I want to read this novel, count me in!

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John The Bookworm said...

Can I still enter??? If so...I will! Screw the parentals, I need some hawt romance. :p

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Sue A. said...

I'd like a chance to read this new to me author!

I'm an old follower

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jecca said...

Great giveaway!
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Vera said...

Follower - please enter me! vvperesk@gmail.com

rubynreba said...

I am a follower. This books looks like one I would really enjoy! Thanks.
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lag123 said...

I follow and this one is on my wish list. Thank you!

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Breanne said...

I follow :)

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Joy said...

Yikes, I hope that includes today, but if not that is o.k. too. I follow you ;)
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Emily said...

Count me in please- I've read good things about this book!

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