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Review: The Duke’s Captive by Adele Ashworth

Jun 5, 2011


Ian Wentworth is haunted by the events in his past.  Events that have changed him into the man he has become.  He only has thoughts of revenge, he plots and waits.   Ian returns to London a wealthy duke, duty demands he marry and produce an heir.   Yet he has no peace, there can never be peace for him until Viola Bennington-Jones pays for all that was done to him.

Lady Cheshire can not believe the man before her is Ian Wentworth. Viola’s dreams are consumed by the man.  The secrets she holds have the power to destroy lives, especially hers.   

How can Ian claim not to know her?   Viola will have to make arrangements to escape London.    Ian plays a cruel game with her, but she has weapons in her arsenal that can bring the mighty duke to his knees.  She will protect those she loves at any cost,  even if it means hurting the one man who has her heart.   
Ian has other ideas.  Viola will learn what it means to suffer, she will be his captive.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5


Piercing! Nostalgic! Romantic! The Duke’s Captive by Adele Ashworth brings to life the the power of love.  Ian is the raw tortuous soul we all want to save. His character is so dimensional and vulnerable, we want to reach out with both hands. Viola’s love for Ian is piercing and consuming.   By far the best historical book I’ve read this year!   Ms. Ashworth will have to bring to life Lucas’s world in another delightful book!

Publisher: Avon

Source Code: R


  1. I love this author, she is one of my favorites... I haven't read this one yet..but its already on my wishlist for sure! Great review!!!

  2. Wow the best historical you've read this year?! I've been devouring historicals so I'll be sure to add this to my list!

  3. Wow Dana, I have a stack of her books on my shelves somewere, but now I really need to start reading them! Great review.


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