Editorial Reviews. About the Author. After a heroic attempt to be an English major forever, Captives of the Night (Scoundrels Book 2) – Kindle edition by Loretta Chase. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Captives of the Night, le livre audio de Loretta Chase à télécharger. Écoutez ce livre audio gratuitement avec l’offre d’essai. Such is Loretta Chase’s Captives of the Night, where an interesting mystery, two fascinating protagonists, complex interrelationships and.

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That didn’t sit well with me. Hours later, a sniffy, disapproving maid advises Leila that her husband was expected to dine out with a friend, but hasn’t come out of his room. This book is involved and you will need to keep track of the character names and events. But I suppose nitht neither here nor there.

She’s all surly, aloof resistance captibes he’s all courtly, guilty devotion. I’m sure the author researched this but it’s like fingernails on a blackboard to me. Esmond is reluctantly coerced into aiding her in her quest, the Government would far rather leave the outcome of the inquest into Beaumont’s death as accidental, he was after all, a waste of space, a drink and drug addict and a sexual deviant, ot Leila is intent on her course.

He is undercover trying to stop a man who was even more devious than he was.

D’Esmond works for the Home Office, however, and orchestrates a beautiful show of an inquest, where there is left no doubt to anyone that Francis Beaumont died of an accidental overdose. Non dico che una voglia chxse uomini che non devono chiedere mai, ma gli angeli se non sono abbastanza caduti e arruffati talvolta annoiano.

The Comte d’Esmond may claim a title, but with non-English background and shadowy past, he’s not much like the usual dukes frequenting modern European hcase either.

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Leila’s Suspicious Platonic Manfriend: Regrettably, Leila wasn’t much easier for me to understand. Admittedly, Esmond had the advantage of his gender and the laws of the era to help him, but I also felt he was cunning enough to handle Leila when needed to, just as she was stubborn enough to demand the truth and trust he so reluctantly bestowed to anyone.


If it was said by other characters I would understand – at that time British people treated everything non-British as simply ‘barbarian’. Esmond can’t afford the distraction of an entanglement, however passionate it promises od be. She wants to learn the truth all of it from Esmond, a man who’s been lying all his life. Married to tthe debauched and ultimately evil man, she manages to rise above this and becomes a strong, nitht young woman.

But Francis had demons and horrible secrets that Leila comes to find out with the help of Esmond who may have been responsible for her father’s death over 10 years ago. They complemented each other perfectly, in terms of intellect and personality.

This one really exceeded my expectations in a very positive way. But not being hanged for her husband’s murder isn’t enough for Leila. Kate Reading is a complete genius Captives of the Night is my favorite romance novel of all time, and Kate Reading’s performance of the book makes it ten times better.

Beaumont’s trade in dark, dirty secrets means a public investigation is impossible, so, to Leila’s discomfiture, Esmond is called in to discover who murdered Beaumont and why. I liked this one more than the last book because, while we have an equally brilliant heroine in this book This book, while one of my all-time favourites, is probably not for everyone.

Kate Reading did a much better job in this book narrating. How does an author stop the heroine from becoming a contemptible doormat to an abusive husband while turning her into a possible adulteress and keep her relatable to an average romance reader?

Most of it takes part after the demise of dear Francis and very rightly so, that man was up to no good. But she was and I didn’t. I mean questioning the suspects. Her husband treated her horribly, even though he saved her after the murder of her own father and allowed her talents to shown through.


I found it rather unjust. D’Esmond may have been working for the Home Office as an agent for the last ten years, but there are dark deeds in his past, and he realises that some of them affected Leila indirectly. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Captives of the Night (Scoundrels, #2) by Loretta Chase

Although the listener doesn’t need to listen to the Lion’s Daughter first, I think this book is more satisfying. Seriously, this is a really angsty book with very complex and wounded people. But he was and there wasn’t any. First of all, Kate Reading does a fabulous job with the narration of the audiobook. There’s a slight problem, though. I thought Kate Reading did another fantastic job with this title.

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Other books in the series. While she hasn’t allowed him in her bed for years, Leila is nonetheless grateful to Francis for rescuing her when she was orphaned in Venice ten years ago, after her traitor father ran afoul of some jight he betrayed.

It actually makes me think poorly of Jason, honestly, that he would work for a man who would butcher a whole village if a person in it displeased him. Neither Leila nor Esmond are particularly happy about his involvement in the case, as their relationship, since he orchestrated a meeting in Paris the year before, has been a tug-of-war between attraction and resistance.

And that’s how Chase handled the second part of her dilemma.