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Captive Destiny Jordan and Emma have known each other their whole lives Their fathers were best friends and business partners and even choose to live right across from each other Emma s father has a terrible gambling habit, gets so deep into debt he goes bankrupt and when it all comes out, he commits suicide Jordan and Emma were dating at the time and even discussing marriage, but when it all went down Jordan just disappeared from her life, without even properly breaking up with her The book opens 8 years Jordan and Emma have known each other their whole lives Their fathers were best friends and business partners and even choose to live right across from each other Emma s father has a terrible gambling habit, gets so deep into debt he goes bankrupt and when it all comes out, he commits suicide Jordan and Emma were dating at the time and even discussing marriage, but when it all went down Jordan just disappeared from her life, without even properly breaking up with her The book opens 8 years after her fathers death with Jordan calling Emma and stirring up all the old feelings from the past.I gave this 3 stars, but it slike 2 1 2 The characters and plot follow the very predictable MB pattern The virginal h who never stopped loving the cold remote H, cruel relatives, and of course the beautiful slutty spiteful OW There were really no surprises here or anything special to make this stand out However if you re looking for an uncomplicated read by Anne Mather, that follows the old skool style, then I d say this is a good choice Librarian s note Alternate cover edition of ISBN Emma had to admit that she was curiousJordan had said the matter was one of life and death, but since she wouldn t agree to meet him she would never know Emma s hands trembled as she hung up the receiver, the familiar resentment she felt toward Jordan Kyle enveloping her To ring her up like that after all this time Well, thank goodness she had refused him At least she d shown him he couldn t drop her and then pick her up again when it suited him Unfortunately, she couldn t seem to get him out of her mind 3 1 2 3.75 stars a good read but I felt sad for the main characters , September 19, 2008MY THOUGHTS Spoiler alerts Avoid reading this review if you don t want to find out Ok, the gist of the story is Emma and Jordan grew up together, their parents being best of friends and partners in a business Although they grew up together, they loved each other very much and it was even assumed that they would marry each other But out of the blue disaster struck Emma s father committed suicide, 3 1 2 3.75 stars a good read but I felt sad for the main characters , September 19, 2008MY THOUGHTS Spoiler alerts Avoid reading this review if you don t want to find out Ok, the gist of the story is Emma and Jordan grew up together, their parents being best of friends and partners in a business Although they grew up together, they loved each other very much and it was even assumed that they would marry each other But out of the blue disaster struck Emma s father committed suicide, Jordan s family bought out the business and the love affair terminated Emma was shattered not understanding what happened, why their love affair ended, assumed Jordan only cared about her because of the business, etc And you know that s not true Emma ends up marrying David but a week before the wedding even though she was going to call it off, David gets into an accident and is disabled forever So now Emma has no choice but to go through with the wedding even though she doesn t love David, and they can never have a true marriage Yes, our poor heroine is stuck with a sucky man who is EVIL caters to him, gets abused by him, she is with him for four lonely years, is a virgin, etc Anyway, after almost 8 years, Jordan calls her and asks her to see his dying father 3 years separated from him, 4 years married to evil David Emma is wondering why after all this time he has contacted her and of course Emma decides to go because if she doesn t there is no story Ok, after reading Bond of Hatred I had to get used to going back to reading an old HP written in 1978 The story was good but there wasn t much love scenes between them There was definite angst and sadness and tragedy because I m sure you have already guessed SPOILER Jordan broke up with her because he thought they were half brother half sister But he s loved her VERY VERY much I hate it I hate it when main characters waste so much time on a misunderstanding, sniff I wish that was only the case but poor Emma got saddled with David I hate him As for Emma s character I was a bit irritated by her I just didn t understand why she didn t leave David He was such a bastard She found out something about him in the start middle of the book and that would have been my way out So I m a little disappointed in her but I guess she has a good soul that she can t leave someone who seemingly lost everything As for Jordan, I can t believe he didn t super check his facts But then again when Emma marries David, I guess he thought it was a lost cause But not to worry it is a happy ending Thankfully, Jordan realises the truth, investigates and finds it all out you ll have to read the book so you can find out how he gets Emma back even though she s married This was a good read I think I will keep it in my bookshelf even though there wasn t many juicy scenes to re read again since it was mostly angst, drama and sadness Other books I re read most of the times, this one I ll probably re read 5 times a year Read in February 2009.Can t remember much of the book but my ratings have always been based on fairness and likability for me, so the book must have been fairly amazing for four stars to occur. A good read.Emma and Jordan fell in love 8 years ago but allowed their fears of rejection and someone else s lies to pull them apart.Now they are bought back together through a request They say and do things to hurt each other as they try to protect their hearts Their desire for each other is hard to resist but she is married and he is involved with someone.Will the lies they believe finally be cleared This was an interesting plot line with other people s lies and selfishness taking a toll on A good read.Emma and Jordan fell in love 8 years ago but allowed their fears of rejection and someone else s lies to pull them apart.Now they are bought back together through a request They say and do things to hurt each other as they try to protect their hearts Their desire for each other is hard to resist but she is married and he is involved with someone.Will the lies they believe finally be cleared This was an interesting plot line with other people s lies and selfishness taking a toll on Jordan s and Emma s love Jordan was so afraid to tell her the lie he believed that he comes off either a wimp or a hero for trying to protect her Emma really hides her head in the sand and is a weak idiot She does finally find a backbone when confronted by her husband s lies.A well written read, but sometimes Emma s wimpyness is hard to stomach Great As if silk shirts weren t enough, the H has a suede suit Ye gods, you Brits.Continuing with the sartorial portion of our review, gentle readers, I don t even want to know what a body shirt is cause the H is wearing one.Heaven help us all, I found an image of one Damn you internet and Google search engineUPDATE I don t know which isappalling the disclosure on page 164 that gobsmaks the h and me or black suede pants and black leather jerkin the H wears on page 168.REVIEWHone Great As if silk shirts weren t enough, the H has a suede suit Ye gods, you Brits.Continuing with the sartorial portion of our review, gentle readers, I don t even want to know what a body shirt is cause the H is wearing one.Heaven help us all, I found an image of one Damn you internet and Google search engineUPDATE I don t know which isappalling the disclosure on page 164 that gobsmaks the h and me or black suede pants and black leather jerkin the H wears on page 168.REVIEWHonestly don t know what to say, but my heart pounded on a couple of occasions Serious case of Molly, you in danger girlIf Anne Mather had sold this as a horror story, it would be a 4 star, hands down This h is snakebit.This plot was filled with one of the biggest collection of nasty, need to die characters as I have ever come across the lying father of the H, the lying and distant mother of the h, the lying, criminal as well as abusive husband of the h Surprisingly, the H is not included in the abusive category Given the wardrobe choices listed above he s a Courvoisier, a dose of Brut, and two sideburns away from belting out After the Loving, but a bad guy he s not.Bottom line, our h and H grew up together, kind of He was older, but never had a real GF until the h turned 18 He was waiting for her to grow up Sweet right Yeah, unfortunately as with most humans, these two had parents They would have been better off raised by wolves frankly The h s father commits suicide, and suddenly the H is nowhere to be found After a year or so, the h flops into a relationship with a dweeb then marriage Another unfortunate incident, the fiancee with mommy issues that the h is thinking of kicking to the curb has an accident four days before the wedding and is paralyzed so she HAS to marry him.A few years later, the H arrives and wants her to see his father who was always like an uncle to her Hubby s not happy Before she leaves for the islands, she finds out he was having an affair as late as the week of their wedding, and she s the one who gets slapped The H brings along his piece of the week who happily tells the h she s pregnant She s not.At the island, view spoiler the H s father tells her that HE told HER father that she was his daughter I ll wait while you ponder that one out..Hmm, I wonder if that confession had anything to do with the h s father blowing his brains out The h s mom was there and denied it all to the h s father, but apparently he didn t believe it as the other two had had a sexual relationship before The h then figures out that the H, the love of her life, must think they were half siblings, and that was why he broke it off It doesn t explain the still handsy way he is with her Nothing too much, but still a big ick if he thinks she s such forbidden fruit She leaves soon for England hide spoiler Back home in rainy England she finds outThe H s dad dies and wants to leave her half his fortune Guilt money A visit to the attorney to deny it she has somewhat of martyr complex she finds out view spoiler that her husband had a child with the woman he was with which explains why he never received any insurance money from the accident She also finds out that her mother was the one who lied to the H and said they were half siblings out of spite and social snobbery I love it when these British novels play the social class card hide spoiler It all winds up nicely as, unfortunately, the mother is forgiven and the horrible husband is paid off Suffer, suffer, suffer.The romance was secondary to the whole machinations of all the other evil ones here Anne must have been in a cranky mood the week she wrote this A few tweaks and Frankenstein would have a run for its money Jordan had said the matter was one of life and death, but since she wouldn t agree to meet him she would never know Emma s hands trembled as she hung up the receiver, the familiar resentment she felt toward Jordan Kyle enveloping her To ring her up like that after all this time Well, thank goodness she had refused him At least she d shown him he couldn t drop her and then pick her up again when it suited him Unfortunately, she couldn t seem to get him out of her mind


About the Author: Anne Mather

Mildred Grieveson was born on October 10, 1946 in England She had written all through her infant and junior years and on into her teens, the stories changing from children s adventures to torrid gypsy passions Her mother used to gather these up from time to time, when her bedroom became too untidy, and dispose of them Mildred has always wanted to write which is not to say she has always wanted to be a professional writer One the contrary, for years She wrote only for her own pleasure, and it wasn t until her husband suggested that she ought to send one of her stories to a publisher that they put several publishers names into a hat and pulled one out The trouble was, she never used to finish any of the stories, and Caroline, her first published book as Anne Mather, was the first book she d actually completed She was newly married then, and her daughter was just a baby, and it was quite a job juggling her household chores and scribbling away in exercise books every chance she got Not very professional, as you can see, but that s the way it was The rest as they say in history And now,than 160 books later, she s literally excuse the pun staggered by what happened She also published books as Caroline Fleming or Cardine Fleming Her Anne Mather s novel, Leopard in the Snow, was developed into a 1978 movie.Mildred now has two grown up children, a son and daughter, and two adorable grandchildren, Abigail and Ben.


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