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THE WARRIOR MAIDS OF RIVENLOCH… Damsels in shining armor…riding to the rescue! Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches, aren’t about to become any man’s chattel, until they meet heroes who are strong enough to tame their wild ways and worthy enough to win their wayward hearts. Helena of Rivenloch has fire in her heart and battle in her blood, and she’s desp THE WARRIOR MAIDS OF RIVENLOCH… Damsels in shining armor…riding to the rescue! Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches, aren’t about to become any man’s chattel, until they meet heroes who are strong enough to tame their wild ways and worthy enough to win their wayward hearts. Helena of Rivenloch has fire in her heart and battle in her blood, and she’s desperate to save her youngest sister from a fate worse than death…marriage. When Helena attempts and fails to slay the bridegroom, she does the next best thing…abducts his right-hand man, the witty and dashing Sir Colin du Lac, and demands her sister as ransom. But her plans go awry as her captive—amused and enchanted by her wild spirit—becomes a willing participant in her scheme, and Helena soon finds her own heart held hostage.


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THE WARRIOR MAIDS OF RIVENLOCH… Damsels in shining armor…riding to the rescue! Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches, aren’t about to become any man’s chattel, until they meet heroes who are strong enough to tame their wild ways and worthy enough to win their wayward hearts. Helena of Rivenloch has fire in her heart and battle in her blood, and she’s desp THE WARRIOR MAIDS OF RIVENLOCH… Damsels in shining armor…riding to the rescue! Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches, aren’t about to become any man’s chattel, until they meet heroes who are strong enough to tame their wild ways and worthy enough to win their wayward hearts. Helena of Rivenloch has fire in her heart and battle in her blood, and she’s desperate to save her youngest sister from a fate worse than death…marriage. When Helena attempts and fails to slay the bridegroom, she does the next best thing…abducts his right-hand man, the witty and dashing Sir Colin du Lac, and demands her sister as ransom. But her plans go awry as her captive—amused and enchanted by her wild spirit—becomes a willing participant in her scheme, and Helena soon finds her own heart held hostage.

30 review for Captive Heart

  1. 4 out of 5

    Angelc

    This one was my favorite of this great series! I read this one first, but the first book in the series, Lady Danger, covers the same time period from a different point of view. I read them back to back because I loved this one so much, but Lady Danger seemed too repetitive of this one, and I liked the characters better in "Captive Heart." This one was my favorite of this great series! I read this one first, but the first book in the series, Lady Danger, covers the same time period from a different point of view. I read them back to back because I loved this one so much, but Lady Danger seemed too repetitive of this one, and I liked the characters better in "Captive Heart."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Aou

    I really love the warrior maids but Helena was too obstinate and aggressive for me but the banter was worthy of 3,5 stars.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Miranda

    Five stars for this one! I wish I could give more! Second book of the Rivenloch Warrior Maids series. It's FABULOUS! I simply cannot get enough of this author. Glynnis Campbell takes you back to medieval times - from the food, to the clothing, and the sights - she has to be one of my favorite authors now. The two main characters in this story is Helena and Colin. I loved the witty banter and the interaction between the two. Ms. Campbell will draw you in and make you laugh within the first couple Five stars for this one! I wish I could give more! Second book of the Rivenloch Warrior Maids series. It's FABULOUS! I simply cannot get enough of this author. Glynnis Campbell takes you back to medieval times - from the food, to the clothing, and the sights - she has to be one of my favorite authors now. The two main characters in this story is Helena and Colin. I loved the witty banter and the interaction between the two. Ms. Campbell will draw you in and make you laugh within the first couple of pages. Colin is such a funny and fun character. I just loved reading about him. Helena is another strong female heroine and I found myself really liking her character a lot more than I thought I would. There is plenty of action in this one. I highly recommend anyone who loves historical romance (especially Scottish romance) to read this book. This author is absolutely amazing. You will be captured up in the story from the first page until the very last. This is going on to "my favorites" list. Well worth the read and it left my heart smiling.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kath

    Another wonderful story, fast paced, with lots of excitement on and off the battlefield. I love the banter between Helena and Colin, another battle of sorts. These Warrior Maid's are a force to be reckoned with. I have to say this story picked up where Helena was taken off to a cellar room by Colin, and continues with their story. Now I did wonder just how much of the story in book one would be repeated in book two, which can be so annoying. I decided to download the sample first before purchase Another wonderful story, fast paced, with lots of excitement on and off the battlefield. I love the banter between Helena and Colin, another battle of sorts. These Warrior Maid's are a force to be reckoned with. I have to say this story picked up where Helena was taken off to a cellar room by Colin, and continues with their story. Now I did wonder just how much of the story in book one would be repeated in book two, which can be so annoying. I decided to download the sample first before purchase. Glynnis Campbell got it exactly right, read the sample, bought the book and now I'm about to purchase the final book about the youngest sister. I highly recommend this series and I was lucky enough to get the first book FREE, check these out, I'm sure you'll love these kickass women too !

  5. 5 out of 5

    anita_thebookaddict

    Loved this Medieval series, the heroines are the boss!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shiran

    It's so easy to devour the books in this series, with strong-willed females in a world where men rule, you know that every page is going to be entertaining. I enjoyed this book thoroughly, not as much as the first, but still, Helena’s story was action-packed and exciting. The reason this book wasn’t as great as the first was because I found Helena’s impulsive nature a bit annoying. Campbell wrote her character well though, everything she did was on impulse and made for some frustrating, and ente It's so easy to devour the books in this series, with strong-willed females in a world where men rule, you know that every page is going to be entertaining. I enjoyed this book thoroughly, not as much as the first, but still, Helena’s story was action-packed and exciting. The reason this book wasn’t as great as the first was because I found Helena’s impulsive nature a bit annoying. Campbell wrote her character well though, everything she did was on impulse and made for some frustrating, and entertaining moments. I do like that Helena stuck to her guns and wouldn’t allow herself to be dominated by a man, even if the way she went about it made me want to smack her. Colin was a very entertaining character, I liked that he teased Helena and the way he charmed everyone. At one stage I really wanted him to go all caveman on her, just throw her over his shoulder and carry her back to Rivenloch. I’m so used to having hot, dominating Highlander men in these types of books and it’s quite entertaining to have the men be noble Normans who react a lot calmer to situations. They’re still damn hot though and I find that when they do go all “me Tarzan, you Jane” on the ladies, you can’t help but fall in love with them. The way this storyline was built was fantastic, I loved that it ran parallel to the events in the first book and that we get to see Pagan and Deirdre’s relationship through someone else’s eyes. It was fascinating to see how Helena reacted to their relationship and how Colin viewed the events of the first book. Campbell does a great job of building excitement and mystery for the next book and I have no doubt that she has saved the best for last. I’m excited to get started and see what sweet, timid Miriel is really like.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cecily

    The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch series heroines have a slightly Disneyesque air about them. It is hard not to imagine their sword play, kidnappings and cottages in the woods as animated adventures, where at the end of each instalment their perfectly formed lips blow an errant lock of hair off their brows and carelessly sweep their hair braid behind them. (Admittedly the 'sex in chain mail' scenes are a problem if the series ever does get the Disney film-makers interested but I am sure these could The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch series heroines have a slightly Disneyesque air about them. It is hard not to imagine their sword play, kidnappings and cottages in the woods as animated adventures, where at the end of each instalment their perfectly formed lips blow an errant lock of hair off their brows and carelessly sweep their hair braid behind them. (Admittedly the 'sex in chain mail' scenes are a problem if the series ever does get the Disney film-makers interested but I am sure these could be cut in the interests of a PG rating). My point being that as enjoyable as these books are it is just really difficult to take Deidre and Helena all that seriously, and that - despite some very determined efforts by the author - the books are sanitised and airbrushed. I like them!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Digger

    Warrior Maids of Rivenloch This is book 2 of the series and it carries on with Helena & Colin's story. It starts out kind of slow but once it gets started it picks up speed. This story picks up where book 1 ended although it overlaps enough that it could be read as a standalone book. Helena is the one Warrior Maid that one would ever succumb to a man but Colin seems determined to change that. All I all a good read. Warrior Maids of Rivenloch This is book 2 of the series and it carries on with Helena & Colin's story. It starts out kind of slow but once it gets started it picks up speed. This story picks up where book 1 ended although it overlaps enough that it could be read as a standalone book. Helena is the one Warrior Maid that one would ever succumb to a man but Colin seems determined to change that. All I all a good read.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Tavenner

    I love the way Glynnis Campbell writes. Just finished the book and lived it. Helena & Colin are so perfectly matched for each other. She kidnaps him, then they are kidnaped by the English, they escape find love with each other. There is so much with battle of wills btwn the 2. The last 6 chapters are so good I pressed on to get then read!!! Another home run by the Arthur!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    I do tend to shy away from Medieval Romances because I have found that they can be too brutal to find romantic. Heroes are often too quick to issue a slap to bend the will of their heroine, or to use rough sex as a control technique. Not my cup of tea. I found 'Captive Heart' to a be an enjoyable afternoon read. A well-developed romance, witty banter and a lot of passion diluted any of the violent elements that there were. The hero never even considered using his fists to ensure that Helena to I do tend to shy away from Medieval Romances because I have found that they can be too brutal to find romantic. Heroes are often too quick to issue a slap to bend the will of their heroine, or to use rough sex as a control technique. Not my cup of tea. I found 'Captive Heart' to a be an enjoyable afternoon read. A well-developed romance, witty banter and a lot of passion diluted any of the violent elements that there were. The hero never even considered using his fists to ensure that Helena toed the line, so I approved. My rating dropped because I felt that the plot was too repetitive and, at times, unsubstantiated. I liked Colin as a hero; equal parts chivalrous and dominating, he was charming and fairly logical. Helena was not logical and I felt that her characterisation let her down. She was supposed to be 'headstrong' at best and 'stubborn' at worst, but she bordered on illogical and immature. Tantrums came too easily to her and the obstacles that were created based on these traits felt undeveloped and often ridiculous. The romance between Colin and Helena was well-developed and felt realistic. Hate and distrust turned to begrudging friendship and admiration and then gradually into love. There wasn't the notion that insta-attraction was insta-love. I suppose I felt that the obstacles in their path were self-imposed. Stubbornly adhered to, the mantras and misunderstandings were a key part of the plot, but there was no explanation for them. Why was Helena so against marriage? Had her father dominated their mother? Had she friends who had been beaten by their husbands? There was no evidence to support her book-long hatred of matrimony. Instead, it just felt that she didn't like the idea because it wasn't her idea. At least when Colin suspected Helena of cuckolding him with Pagan, he had seen them disappear together, other people were influencing his thoughts and Helena herself was telling Colin that she was intent on seducing Pagan. Aside from the plot, I really enjoyed the overall writing style and I found myself smiling at the banter and the general telling. Overall, it was a solid afternoon read that kept me entertained but perhaps just lacked some depth and substantial evidence for later obstacles in the plot.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dianne V. Weems

    The Kidnapping That Backfires Helena Warrior Maid of Rivenloch the middle sister of the three as she attempts to kill the bridegroom sent to wed her sister but is stopped by his best friend standing watch over him. Helena is a fierce warrior and will fight to the death to defeat her enemy. She does the next best thing by taking his friend and Best Man Colin du Lac hostage planning to exchange him for her sister and an end the wedding. What she doesn't know is Colin is a Playboy and already spotte The Kidnapping That Backfires Helena Warrior Maid of Rivenloch the middle sister of the three as she attempts to kill the bridegroom sent to wed her sister but is stopped by his best friend standing watch over him. Helena is a fierce warrior and will fight to the death to defeat her enemy. She does the next best thing by taking his friend and Best Man Colin du Lac hostage planning to exchange him for her sister and an end the wedding. What she doesn't know is Colin is a Playboy and already spotted her bathing and made up his mind up to have her so he figured there's nothing wrong with being alone with her to further her his plans to get her alone. The bridegroom knowing Colin and seeing the humor in this refuses the ransom and leaves him with her. This works to Colins advantage and he sets out to get her guard down. Colin is a man she can respect as he also is a fierce warrior her equal in fighting. They spend an extended time alone and are attacker by some English thieves that attempt to ransom both of them. Colin escapes and rescues her and their relationship changes and he soon has her in his bed. They are a good match and soon their hearts are involved. They rush back to Rivenloch to alert them when they spot an English Army sneaking up to attack them. Their relationship continues and she soon finds herself pregnant but refuses to marry until he insist he will not father a Bastard. At the insistence of her sister also not wanting her in this situation they marry and are a loving and intensely lustful couple.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Untamed Rebel

    DNF!!! Such a ridiculous book, within the first chapter the h Helena (beautiful name but awful character) manages to capture the H Colin at knifepoint, drag him to the woods as a hostage, then tie him and beat him up. Seriously, this was supposed to be our hero, a so-called “Knight” and “Warrior” that is brought down by a slip of a woman. Yeahhh he’s gonna be a real help in war, a completely believable medieval knight for sure (!) and oh so emasculating. Not my type of hero at all! Was a dumb pr DNF!!! Such a ridiculous book, within the first chapter the h Helena (beautiful name but awful character) manages to capture the H Colin at knifepoint, drag him to the woods as a hostage, then tie him and beat him up. Seriously, this was supposed to be our hero, a so-called “Knight” and “Warrior” that is brought down by a slip of a woman. Yeahhh he’s gonna be a real help in war, a completely believable medieval knight for sure (!) and oh so emasculating. Not my type of hero at all! Was a dumb premise to begin with. The h Helena is such an exaggerated character, all bluster, aggression and wannabe warrior vibes - pass! I can spot a bad book with bad MCs from a mile away. Couldn’t be bothered to read anymore because why waste time on such a bad book?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Prescott

    Loved the spicy dance of attraction between Helena & Colin. Helena is pretty feisty, and needs someone strong but somewhat easy going like Colin to balance out. I love the kick-arse Warrior Maids of Rivenloch! (Read as part of the "Maids with Blades Box Set") Loved the spicy dance of attraction between Helena & Colin. Helena is pretty feisty, and needs someone strong but somewhat easy going like Colin to balance out. I love the kick-arse Warrior Maids of Rivenloch! (Read as part of the "Maids with Blades Box Set")

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rory

    This was the weakest novel in the series, which is unfortunate because I liked this sister the best. There was just too much plot regurgitation of the first novel, so there was never really a climax. Basically, this novel is just filling in some holes from the first novel.

  15. 4 out of 5

    vickieallred

    Great This book was as good as the first in the series. This is a great author. Her stories are very well thought out. They get your attention and hold it through out the telling. The characters, romance, and intrigue capture your and hold you spellbound.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dianne Cruce

    Warrior Woman falls in love. I loved this book. A warrior woman who finally realizes she can fall in love with someone who is as strong as she is. A lot of twists and turns to keep your interest up.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Teshai

    Helena got on my nerves. lol Great story, excitement from beginning to end.

  18. 4 out of 5

    iDreem2

    4.0 overall stars Couple 4.0 Plot 4.0 Story 3.5 Sex 4.0 Series 4.0

  19. 5 out of 5

    J.D. "Jennifer" Alexander

    Love the ups and downs. Can't stop shaking my head at these two. At times. I wanted to smack them in the head. I enjoyed the story. Can't wait for more. Love the ups and downs. Can't stop shaking my head at these two. At times. I wanted to smack them in the head. I enjoyed the story. Can't wait for more.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Can't get enough of this series. They are all keepers. Can't get enough of this series. They are all keepers.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Yolanda

    Cuz sometimes when you're pregnant and doing your masters, on public transit and broke, you need to reads some free mindless shit from Kobo Cuz sometimes when you're pregnant and doing your masters, on public transit and broke, you need to reads some free mindless shit from Kobo

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nishalini Balakrishnan

    First book that I bought with my first salary. Worth all of it and more. My love for swordsman/woman, Vikings, Highlanders, and all historical romances. Sarah McKerrigan always 😍😍😍😍😍

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dina Entry

    Colin & Helena Great story, loved the follow through of the Maidens of Rivenloch, with Helena’s story. Strong believable characters, moments of fun and a great page turner.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne Johnston

    I was promised four books. This was just a ones chapter teaser! 😒

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ann Gonzalez

    Helena and Colin had such an interesting story. I laughed quite a bit. They are both witty and strong minded. Glynnis did a fabulous job on the characters. The plot was not the norm. I've really enjoyed this series. Helena and Colin had such an interesting story. I laughed quite a bit. They are both witty and strong minded. Glynnis did a fabulous job on the characters. The plot was not the norm. I've really enjoyed this series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    P. Kirby

    As the novel's blurb indicates, Helena is a Warrior Maiden of Rivenloch and the only thing worse than a rusty sword is a husband. When her father arranges a marriage between a Norman named Pagan (yeah, Pagan) and her younger sister Mirial, Helena and her other sister Deidre insist that one of them must marry Pagan instead. Why? I don't know. Apparently, because Miriel is too cute. Obviously, Captive Heart is part of a series (book two) and probably best read as such. Deidre wins the "honor" of ma As the novel's blurb indicates, Helena is a Warrior Maiden of Rivenloch and the only thing worse than a rusty sword is a husband. When her father arranges a marriage between a Norman named Pagan (yeah, Pagan) and her younger sister Mirial, Helena and her other sister Deidre insist that one of them must marry Pagan instead. Why? I don't know. Apparently, because Miriel is too cute. Obviously, Captive Heart is part of a series (book two) and probably best read as such. Deidre wins the "honor" of marrying Pagan, except Helena doesn't know this and thinks too-cute-to-marry Miriel is being ravaged in Pagan's bed. To end the marriage, she tries to kill Pagan, but is too drunk to complete the task and is caught by Pagan's right hand man, Colin du Lac. (Yes, "du Lac.") He locks her in a storage room, but later, she overpowers him and forces him out into the woods (at knifepoint) where she plans to hold him for ransom, demanding that Pagan annul the marriage. She continues with her plan, even after Colin tells her that it's Deidre, not Miriel, who has married Pagan. Colin goes along with this because...honor. *head desk* This has to be the lamest plot device I've ever seen for getting the hero and heroine to spend some time--alone--together. Despite this, I started to enjoy Colin and Helena's slightly cantankerous relationship. Largely, because Helena usually maintained the upper hand physically, kicking ass and bringing home the bacon. Amusingly, Colin was the one who "fried it up in a pan." (Old tv commercial reference.) The story gives the characters time to let the sexy build, rather than going for insta-lust. There's a lot of accidental and not-so-accidental touching, fraught with a sexy undercurrent. In short, the plotline, however feeble, gives Helena and Colin a chance to actually get to know each other, and build an attraction that is grounded in mutual respect. Helena and Colin's little romp in the woods is interrupted when they are attacked and kidnapped by bandits. The story starts to lose steam at this point, because Colin is too dimwitted to realize that Helena is manipulating the bandits, and instead decides that she is a conniving wench who only wants him for his ransom. Good thing he's pretty, because he's not too bright. The two escape the bandits, Helena gets to play doctor to Colin's wounds, and this leads to the sexin'. The sex scenes are hot, but slightly diminished by ye olde, surprise virgin plot device. You know, the "Wh-wait, was that a hymen?" routine? Colin, on finding he despoiled a virgin and not just your run-of-the-mill harlot, decides he must marry Helena. Helena, wisely, says, "No." Colin is annoyed that Helena would turn down a his good looking, gourmet-cooking self, but doesn't have too much time to brood because the pair soon encounter a British scout, part of an invading army. They hurry back to alert Rivenloch. Back in Rivenloch the story takes that most irritating of romance novel tacks. The Misunderstanding. Still smarting from Helena's refusal to marry him, he ignores her. Helena meanwhile, still pissy about her sister's (apparently happy) marriage, finds solace in her sister's new husband. Pagan, unable to spar with his now pregnant wife, agrees to spar with Helena. Colin finds out they are sneaking out into the woods...and decides that they must be screwing. Helena, similarly, sees Colin with a maid, and decides...they must be screwing. But the big O, that is Obstacle, to their happily ever after is Helena's reluctance to marry. In a time when marriage really meant barefoot, pregnant and possibly dead from childbirth, you can't really blame her. Except there is an undercurrent in the story suggesting that Helena's desire to be a warrior is "impetuous." I think the story missed out on a good opportunity to address gender roles. I mean, it's not like anyone was calling Colin, who also likes being a warrior (knight), impetuous. This couldn't be the first time Helena had run up against gender determination in her society. Her reasons for avoiding marriage are, IMO, depicted as irrational, when they are anything but. Scotland in 1136 wasn't a model of sexual equality. (I felt like this was a case where a great heroine was diminished by the Romance novel expectation that women must conform to a certain role. She can be tough, but not too tough. Meh.) I'm therefore, not the ideal audience for Captive Heart. I would say, for more traditional romance readers, Captive Heart is probably a great story. Quite a bit of action, hot sex, and a hero who can whip up gourmet meals even in the middle of nowhere.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Arec Rain

    I have been wanting to read this book for awhile novel. I have been putting it off because I already have so many books that still need to be to read that I felt guilty spending money on any more. Finally, I broke down and bought, though, because I have been wanting to read it that badly. Despite feeling guilty about spending money on a book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been long enough that I don’t feel confident in my abilities to compare the first in the series to the second. It’s not neces I have been wanting to read this book for awhile novel. I have been putting it off because I already have so many books that still need to be to read that I felt guilty spending money on any more. Finally, I broke down and bought, though, because I have been wanting to read it that badly. Despite feeling guilty about spending money on a book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been long enough that I don’t feel confident in my abilities to compare the first in the series to the second. It’s not necessary to read the first one to enjoy the second. Everything you need to know, the author casually reminds you of during the storyline. Despite my poor memory, I can say that both novels left me with warm fuzzy feelings and I was content with the ending. Helena’s story was much more frustrating that her older sister’s, however. There were moments I had to walk away because I wanted to scream alongside Helena. I agree that she can be impulsive and stubborn, but I found myself agreeing with her more often than not. I loved her passion and fire, and the chemistry she had with Colin was palpable. Colin was absolutely precious. I loved his playful nature, especially as it broke Helena out of her angry shell. Watching them together was adorable. I think what I love most about this series is watching the couples grow to love each other. Despite their differences and disagreements, you can actually see and feel the love they develop for each other. The men want what is best for their lovers, but they don’t turn alpha male and try to control them. The men took and accepted their women as they were. It was a powerful message, especially in a historical romance novel. Overall, Captive Heart was worth every penny. Helena never lost her fiery spirit and was well-matched with the playful Colin. However, I am not sure if I will read the third and final book in the trilogy which pertains to Miriel and the Shadow. I understand Miriel didn’t have that much to do in the first two novels, but she didn’t leave much of an impression on me nor am I particularly interested in her story. I probably will end up reading it for curiosity’s sake, but I don’t feel the urgency to read it as I did Helena’s story.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    To save her sister from a forced marriage to a Norman knight, a heavily intoxicated Helena of Rivenloch waits in his bedchamber the night before the nuptials, intending to murder the bridegroom. When she fails and is locked in the cellar for a night to sober up, rather than come to her senses and give up as the new lord of the manor had hoped, Helena emerges more determined than ever to stop the wedding by taking a hostage--Colin du Lac, one of the groom's most valuable men and his best friend. To save her sister from a forced marriage to a Norman knight, a heavily intoxicated Helena of Rivenloch waits in his bedchamber the night before the nuptials, intending to murder the bridegroom. When she fails and is locked in the cellar for a night to sober up, rather than come to her senses and give up as the new lord of the manor had hoped, Helena emerges more determined than ever to stop the wedding by taking a hostage--Colin du Lac, one of the groom's most valuable men and his best friend. But the tables are soon turned on Helena when Colin decides to act on the attraction simmering between the two of them and seduce Helena. But even though Helena cannot deny that she is physically drawn to Colin, her hatred of all things Norman runs deep, and she is committed to stopping her sisters from sacrificing themselves to the odious marriage to the Norman's commander as ordered by the King, so she resists Colin's advances. But just when she is beginning to soften towards Colin, somethings worse than the Normans arrives to command Helena and Colin's attention and unite them in purpose: the English. How will just the two of them manage to escape the English and return to Rivenloch castle to warn the others that the English will be upon them soon? Will fighting the English together break through the walls around Helena's heart and allow her to love Colin in return? Or should she trust her instincts and guard her heart? This story is well written, fast-paced and full of funny scenes and witty banter. Helena's character is so beautiful and complex it is hard to believe she is not drawn from a real person (then again, perhaps she is--I suppose only the author knows for sure). Her feelings, particularly her anger and passion, are so palpable, they fairly leap off the page. While this book could be read on its own, I think reading it after Lady Danger gives additional insight into both Helna and Colin that is helpful in understanding their motives in Captive Heart. Although this book is partially adept in its exploration of the beginnings of a romantic relationship under unusual circumstances as well as the overcome of prejudices, there is plenty of action to keep the book lively. I read the entire book in one sitting and am looking foreword to reading book 3.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Maria Dariotis

    Book 2 of the Warrior Maids of Rivenloch . This story is Helena and Colin's, Helena is Deirdre's sister and captain of the men at arms , she's a fierce warrior in her own right . Helena's story starts of in the cellar where after a night of nursing her hangover she turns the tables on Colin , really he shouldn't have underestimated her just because she's a woman. She takes him at knife point, knife point , ladies this is one bad ass warrior woman , to the hut in the forest where she'll try to hol Book 2 of the Warrior Maids of Rivenloch . This story is Helena and Colin's, Helena is Deirdre's sister and captain of the men at arms , she's a fierce warrior in her own right . Helena's story starts of in the cellar where after a night of nursing her hangover she turns the tables on Colin , really he shouldn't have underestimated her just because she's a woman. She takes him at knife point, knife point , ladies this is one bad ass warrior woman , to the hut in the forest where she'll try to hold him captive thinking that she'll be able to stop the wedding. Who will be the captive and the conquered ? Who will be the winner in this fast paced story ? Follow Hellena and Colin as they come to terms with their attraction! Lots of humour , witty dialogue and steamy instances ! You will not be disappointed! Glynnis Campbell knows how to keep you glued to the pages! I Recommend this with 5 stars!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch experience their worst invasion ever ... men ... who want to marry them. In order to save her younger sister from the horrors of marriage, the heroine tries to kill the groom, only to be caught by the poor man's best friend Super Warrior. Somehow the heroine manages to change the tables and kidnaps Super Warrior in the hopes of preventing the marriage. Of course, things don't go quite as she plans, and she spends a little longer than is believable thinking that mar The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch experience their worst invasion ever ... men ... who want to marry them. In order to save her younger sister from the horrors of marriage, the heroine tries to kill the groom, only to be caught by the poor man's best friend Super Warrior. Somehow the heroine manages to change the tables and kidnaps Super Warrior in the hopes of preventing the marriage. Of course, things don't go quite as she plans, and she spends a little longer than is believable thinking that marriage exists simply so men can control women and create heirs, before finally repenting of her man-hating ways and marrying Super Warrior shortly after discovering that he's impregnated her.

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