Monday, April 2, 2018

Enthralling Read ~ My Lady Captor by Hannah Howell

Sportochick's MusingsOnce again Author Hannah Howell spins a dynamic story to keep the reader enthralled but even better was the humor that is interjected throughout this book.

My Lady Captor

by Hannah Howell

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Publisher ~ Kensington Books
Genres ~ Historical Romance, Scotland

New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell pens a sweeping romance set against the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, where a young woman holding a warrior hostage tries to resist his passionate seduction. . .

Lady Sorcha Hay is devastated to learn that English soldiers are holding her young brother captive. Penniless, the only way she can pay for his freedom is by taking a hostage for ransom herself. Her captive--a wounded knight plucked from the battlefield--is furious to be imprisoned by a woman. But nothing will stop Sorcha from keeping Sir Ruari Kerr enslaved, even as the sight of his bronzed body sets her mind reeling and her senses afire. . .

With her dark mane and soft curves, Sorcha is everything Ruari has ever desired in a woman. As she tends to his wounds, Ruari fights the intense attraction that ignites at her very touch. But he can't afford to lose his heart to his tempting captor. For when he's finally rescued by his men, Sorcha will pay dearly for her treachery--and loving her could put both their lives in peril. . .

I am never disappointed when I read books by author Hannah Howell. Once again she spins a dynamic story to keep the reader enthralled but even better was the humor that is interjected throughout this book.

Sorcha and her family hide out in the Scottish wilds so people won't judge them but honestly I'd love to spend some time with them and all their idiosyncrasies. I was thoroughly entertained by her clans lives, secrets and how she was dealing with Ruari Kerr for getting her ransom. Honor is such an interesting thing and this book deals with having and losing honor and how to get it back.

Poor Ruari Kerr, first he is left for dead on the battlefield and then he has to deal with Sorcha's very weird family. I think the author did an amazing job of expressing his anger and frustration while he starts to care for Sorcha.

How this story restores honor caused me to chuckle and honestly I think everyone should read this book as there is drama as well as humor. I give this 5 STARS for being so well written.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

After five years and many rejections, I finally got my first book on the stands in 1988 – Amber Flame – from Leisure Books (reissued a while back under the title His Bonnie Bride).  Also the western – A Taste of Fire published by Kensington in 1988.  (and reissued by them several times since then)  After about 10 years of writing English, Scottish and western historicals for several publishers (even venturing into the occasional pen-name)  I settled in at Kensington writing Scottish historicals.  Thus was born the great Murray clan (and a very prolific clan as well.)  In June 2009 I started a series set in late-Georgian England concerning two connected families – the Wherlockes and the Vaughns.  The first – If he’s Wicked – was that June, the latest – If He’s Tempted – was released April 2013.  My cunning plan is to then do one of the Wherlockes and one of the Murrays each year.  We’ll see how that works.

I grew up in New England and my family (on the maternal side) has been here since the 1630s.  The paternal side is half Nova Scotian and half English.   Met the hubby in England on a trip to meet and greet the English side of the family, bought him a drink in a pub, and the rest is history.  Been married for 42+ years now.  I have two sons, one a graphic artist (Sam) and one a mechanical engineer (Keir), a daughter-in-law who is a teacher (Beth), and three stunningly attractive, highly intelligent grandchildren (boast much?) – Benjamin, Jennifer, and Evelyn Rose.  And they all live within driving distance – hooray.   Being mildly insane I also have five cats – Matilda (high strung), Shadow (who is a little ferally and lives under a chair in my living-room because she does not like the ‘kittens’ I brought home years ago.), the demonic duo – Jackson and Perkins, and the latest addition, Mungo.

When I am not writing – which isn’t often – I play games on the computer, play the piano (took 13 years of lessons when growing up), crochet (very addicting), read, and garden (someday I will conquer the demon weed).

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