A Druid priestess falls for the wrong man – the warrior who’s taken her prisoner…
Hungry for revenge, Druid acolyte Morwyn turns her back on her goddess and vows to fight the Roman invaders. But before she can join up with the rebels, she’s captured by a tough Gaul mercenary.
Bren, pledged to the true Briton king, has spent three years undercover in the Roman Legion. When his own unit attacks a fiery Celtic beauty, he saves her the only way he can – by claiming her as his prisoner. He knows he can’t trust her but, as her icy disdain thaws, her quick wit and infectious laugh lighten his blackened soul and he craves for the chance of a normal life–with her.
Infuriated yet intrigued by her captor, Morwyn can’t help falling for his gruff charms and rare smile. He’s her enemy but he has honor and the longer they’re together the less she believes in his brutal reputation. He’s her Gaul, and in the black of night, in his arms, she dreams of a future together.
But the wrath of a spurned goddess echoes through the land and Morwyn and Bren need to overcome their past, put their trust in each other and face their deepest fears for the chance to survive in a fractured world.
Previously published by Penguin US in 2011
Morwyn is a Druid who is intent on vengeance for her people and those she has loved and lost at the hands of the Romans. Blinded by her anger and feelings of guilt, she is struggling with her faith and her Goddess. Hearing of a group that is planning a rebellion against the enemy, Morwyn travels with a small group. But when they are set upon by a group of soldiers, Morwyn expects to breathe her last breath. And then he appears and claims her for his own, and her life will never be the same again. But if he thinks that she will meekly do as she is told, he will be sadly mistaken.
When Bren comes across Morwyn he knows that the only way he can save her from these monsters is to claim her as his captive. A Roman to everyone here, nobody is aware that Bren is living a secret life, a spy within the enemy Roman camp. And as much as Morwyn's headstrong attitude makes him want to share the truth with her, he knows he cannot. As their fiery relationship develops into passion and love, they are both still struggling with secrets from their pasts and hiding from the truth.
CAPTIVE by Christina Phillips is a rich historical romance, with plenty of magic and mayhem added in for good measure. The second book in The Druid Chronicles series, it is easily read as a standalone. I really loved Morwyn and Bren as they are both strong, loyal, determined and feisty. With plenty of danger and misunderstandings, the plot flowed easily for me. Overall CAPTIVE by Christina Phillips is an enjoyable read.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4
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Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing contemporary, historical and paranormal romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees.
She is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong. For more information:
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