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What if the man who made love to you last night does not recognize you in the morning? True, you had been in disguise, but still... and what if this happened when you were fleeing for your life? Marilee Booth masquerades as an old woman and hires on as a cook aboard a ship headed to the colonies. She seeks to evade her stepmother, who has attempted to kill her. She is smitWhat if the man who made love to you last night does not recognize you in the morning? True, you had been in disguise, but still... and what if this happened when you were fleeing for your life? Marilee Booth masquerades as an old woman and hires on as a cook aboard a ship headed to the colonies. She seeks to evade her stepmother, who has attempted to kill her. She is smitten by the handsome captain, who sees her merely as a part of the crew. On the last night at sea, when she doffs her disguise and decides to say goodbye to him while he sleeps, her life is forever altered. And now she may not survive......

Title : Captain's Captive
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ISBN : 9781626943315
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Number of Pages : 280 Pages
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Captain's Captive Reviews

  • Betty Yoder
    2019-04-21 18:15

    Great "step back in time" story. Leslie Hachtel is a good writer that puts you and your mind back in time with adventure and romance. Her writing is easy to read, sit on the edge of your chair literature that makes you want to read another story by the author. I just knew Marilee would have to have the Captain, but didn't know how she was going to do it. It seems hopeless, but unafraid and gutsy, you root for this young lady in disguise, in fear, going after what she dreams. Adult reading I would recommend for a day or two of pleasurable novel reading.I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Liza
    2019-03-25 22:50

    Leslie Hachtel is a new-to-me author I had the pleasure of meeting at the RWA conference in July. I knew she wrote historical romances, but had somehow missed out they had the element of romantic suspense as well. I was pleasantly surprised to discover Captain's Captive included a bit of suspense along the way.I absolutely adored Marilee Booth. She is such a strong woman, who disguises herself as an older woman cook named Mary to escape a threat on her life. I love that the moment she saw the captain, she was completely captivated and pretty much fell for him from the start. I liked that Robert seemed to be drawn to Marilee/Mary even in her disguise. Their initial night together was both sweet and sexy, even if Robert had no idea it was Marilee/Mary the next morning.I loved that Marilee took control of her life from the moment she landed in Virginia. I also loved that once Robert actually learned it was Marilee that he was with the last night on the ship, he worked hard to get back into her life. The fact that another woman had claimed to be the woman he was with to trap him into marriage actually kinda made me laugh. She was pretty pathetic and I felt sorry for her more than anything. The suspense element came into the book so well was centered on Marilee and who wanted her gone. Yes her stepmother was part of the issue, but of course she wasn't working alone, which I had kinda figured out. It was very well executed and I loved the obstacles thrown at both Marilee and Robert. Captain's Captive was a really great story. I highly recommend this book to any readers who enjoy historical romances. While I felt like the suspense elements weren't the center of the story, I do think they added something to the romance. While Captain's Captive was the first book I ready by Leslie Hachtel, it absolutely won't be my last. I really enjoyed her voice and pacing of her story.Rating: 4 Stars (B)Review copy provided by author

  • Carleen
    2019-03-24 23:02

    What a fantastic romance novel that is full of adventure! Leslie Hatchel has created a fast paced, love filled, dangerous adventure for Marilee and Robert. Marilee is a wealthy young girl who just endured the death of her father. Her Stepmother is enacting revenge on her stepdaughter since her father left everything in his will to Marilee. Marilee decides to flee for her life and take passage to the colonies. She disguises herself as an old maiden who begs Tate to allow her passage on his ship in exchange she would cook for the crew. Tate gains the approval from Captain Stuart, (Robert). On this voyage, Marilee finds herself in a brand new predicament and it is the beginning of her new adventure. She has the captain under her spell, yet he doesn't even realize that she is the one to have captivated him so. Marilee finds a cottage in the colonies and suffers greatly with the townspeople until she rescues a young boy whose family is very important. The remaining events seem to fly past in the blink of an eye. This is a quick and easy read. I would recommend this book for adults who are looking for an adventurous romance novel with some danger. There is violence and explicit sexual content. The author wraps the book up neatly and ties up all loose ends. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Brittany Harrison
    2019-03-26 21:54

    After reading the "back of the book" summary I was intrigued. I love a good romance story and have recently been getting more into the historical fiction genre. A damsel in disguise stowed away on a ship who sleeps with the Captain? That's gutsy, since there are limited options regarding a quick getaway if things get awkward...Marilee Booth is in the process of fleeing for her life, escaping her step-mother in England to start a new life in the colonies. What she doesn't plan on, however, is falling for the captain. On top of that, being the "new girl" in Virginia isn't as anonymous or easy as she had planned on it being. Maybe she isn't as safe as she thought she was.The story was well written and the characters were well developed. They each had just enough flaws to make them believable but were endearing enough that you were cheering for all the right people. There were several twists that I wasn't expecting and a few things that were more predictable. A couple of action-y scenes that get a little violent but nothing graphic and enough romantic scenes to keep it spicy. All in all a nice pick for fans of historical fiction romance novels.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kirsten Smith
    2019-04-23 15:13

    This was the first book that I have read from this author. The preview of the book on the back was a good description of what was to come. I thought that the book had very good qualities to it: adventure, romance, a “villain” (or two), the sweet characters and the rough. Personally, I thought that the characters where not terribly believable because of what Marilee expected of Robert and the speed of the relationships. If you are able to look past that and how the characters talked this book was great. It had the romance, it had some mystery, it had the adventures of traveling, and it had multiple relationships. I also liked how you knew what happened to each character at the end of the book. I am not sure why the book was titled the way it was, that was kind of confusing to me. I wouldn’t mind recommending this book but I am unsure on who to recommend it to. I say this because the book seems like a book for adolescents to me except there are sexual innuendos that I am wondering if it should be for young adults (even though it is not descriptive or terribly sexual). The book was a very easy read and did not take too long.I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Thomas
    2019-03-24 18:59

    Leslie Hachtel's novel, Captain's Captive delivers what is promised. For the reader looking for an simply fun adventure, the romantic endeavors of Marilee and Robert will more than suffice. Unfortunately this isn't my cup of tea or perhaps I was unfairly comparing the characters to those represented by Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, and Johnny Depp in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean. Several times I wanted to put the book down and watch the Disney film instead. What kept me engaged was Hachtel's intriguing story telling and developed characters that eventually made me forget other fictional pirates and sailors and focus on the journey at hand.After letting go my ill conceived notions of pirate ships and Hollywood celebrities, I realized that Hachtel has created an 18th century historical love story that seeped in detail and heart. Who doesn't long for a second chance? If Marilee deserves one, than I am glad I gave this book one as well. Grateful for sticking with it until the very end. The book was over before it began. Hachtel has created a great read and made me forget (at least temporarily) about famous actors.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Beth Winters
    2019-04-23 20:12

    I enjoyed reading this book. It had a bit of mystery and romance both. I like that there were a few unexpected turns in the plot even though there were quite a few predictable plots. It did not distract or take away from the story. Marilee gets so mad and frustrated at Robert because he doesn't recognize her under the disguise. She basically wants to write him off and have nothing to do with him because of it. What does she expect? She was wearing a disguise as Mary, and he took her at face value without question. I find it a little hard to believe that no one really saw through her disguise except for the woman.I guess with her father not conforming to what society saw an Earl should be left Marilee open to going into the kitchens and learning to cook, which I think is against society's norms, then, too. This made it easy on her to disguise herself, become a cook, and make her escape. Although why does she just decide to escape the way she did without really going for true help? It does turn out great in the end, but it was a little silly on her part.This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

  • Linda Diaz
    2019-03-24 15:03

    Romance and adventure await you on the sea! Imagine if you had to flee your country and embark on a journey to a new land. Such is the dilemma for Marilee Booth. A woman alone on a ship is dangerous in any era, but especially in the early 1700s. Yet Marilee is a determined woman and keeps her head held high while moving forward with her life.One of my favorite characters is the captain’s right-hand man, Tate. He is honest and perceptive, to say the least. Tate has been loyal to the captain and doesn’t betray his friends. He is the one who takes a risk by giving Marilee a chance on the ship. My other favorite character is Hazel. She is the captain’s house-cook who brings comfort to Marilee in a new country. Marilee relies on both Tate and Hazel to get her through the days, and they also bring in some humor too.There are times when we mistrust some people who end up helping us. And then there are times when those closest to us show their true intentions. Marilee faces tough and demanding circumstances, but she faces these challenges head-on. Hope is always a present constant in life.I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Katie
    2019-04-12 22:55

    Captain’s Captive a romance novel with the core issue being a case of mistaken identity, and how it pulls apart Marilee and Captain Stuart. Marilee is running from dangers at home, and masquerades as an old woman and obtains the position as the cook on Captain Stuart’s ship. Right away Marilee is drawn to the captain, but he only sees her as an old woman. Marilee continues to harbor feeling for the captain and things build from there. Marilee’s character and her predicament are well built up, and she becomes a heroine you really root for. Despite coming from a privileged background she is a strong character who takes charge of her situation despite her odd circumstances. I really liked that for all of the problems, even the ones she creates she remains likable and smart. The author also is great at creating heat between Marilee and the captain and bringing life to the attraction she feels and can’t quite control. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • April
    2019-04-14 18:14

    Ms. Hachtel is a new author to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed her story. A fast paced Historical romance/Suspense set in America and England, both on and and on sea. A unique story in many ways with a few twists and turns. Well written with engaging and entertaining characters, danger, suspense, mystery, passion, secrets, and falling in love amidst danger and secrets. An intriguing and interesting story. The main characters, as well as, the secondary characters will capture the reader's hearts and their interest. I enjoyed "Captain's Captive", although, the title doesn't go with the story, I don't think. Still, it's an exciting, thrilling and mysterious tale. Fans of mystery, suspense, passion, intrigue,romance and finding love, should really pick this tale, you won't regret your choice. Engaging, entertaining, and interesting. An enjoyable and satisfying read. I look forward to Ms. Hachtel's next grand adventure.*Received for an honest review of the publisher via Net Gallery*Rating: 4Heat rating: MildReviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Joan Kundra
    2019-04-15 16:53

    Leslie Hachtel held ME captive as I read Captain's Captive! I'm usually not a fan of historical fiction or pirates. But I'm a SUCKER for romance and LOVE fairy tales! This is like a fairy tale for grown ups! Marilee Booth leaves England for "the Colonies" as a stowaway on a ship bound for Virginia. Why? Because her father passed away and her evil step-mother wants her dead. Disguised as the old lady, Mary, who became the cook on a cargo ship. On the last night of the journey, without her disguise, she slips into the room of the very handsome...but drunk...captain of the ship. Was he dreaming? Who was this beautiful lady?Will the beautiful lady and the prince charming get together? There are obstacles in their way leading them back to England...and again back to Virginia.Leslie Hachtel has written an excellent story that kept me turning the pages to find out what happens with Marielle and her Captain (Robert). This is more than a love story. There is action, adventure, and received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Michelle Robertson
    2019-04-23 20:20

    Captain’s Captive written by Leslie Hachtel is a historical fiction romance novel introducing readers to a little bit of everything from action and romance, to betrayal and forgiveness. The development of the characters and story plot its self was very well thought through and written. Each character had believable personalities making them seem very life like. The plot and scenes had a little bit of everything within them, predictable moments, as well as unexpected twists to keep a reader on their toes so to speak. A typical historical romance book, meaning there were a lot of romantic scenes, but Leslie Hachtel sets the Captain’s Captive apart from others with her ability to keep a readers interest when reading the “predictable” romance scenes by writing with such fiery passion, adding just a little bit more zest for readers to picture. A great read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction, romance or historical fiction romance novels.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Michelle Mccormick
    2019-03-30 19:16

    I am a sucker for a good romance novel and throw in a little mystery and adventure and I am truly satisfied! Captain's Captive kept me intrigued and entertained throughout because who doesn't love a great fairy tale with stowaways, disguises, evil stepmothers, and pirates.I thought that Leslie Hachtel did a great job with creating not only an interesting and engaging storyline, but her characters were written beautifully. Marilee's story starts out very Cinderella like with her trying to escape her evil stepmother but she becomes so much more. Yes she has her flaws and on more than one occasion I found her to be very annoying but I felt that gave her more depth and believability. The story did have a few plot twist and turns but I agree with other reviewers that it was pretty predictable but it was also fast-paced, enjoyable light reading that I finished in one sitting. I cannot wait to reD more from the author. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Traci Hamm
    2019-04-22 20:07

    As an avid reader of historical romance, I always am pulled to the stories of sailors, so this was a natural fit for me. I found that the author (Leslie Hatchel) did a very good job of explaining how our protagonist, Marilee, got herself into her predicament. She even explained for me how she was masquerading as an old woman and how a wealthy socialite learned how to cook so well! (To be honest, I was trying to find the flaws in the story, but Hatchel clears things up nicely.) Throughout the book, the author develops the characters and lets the reader be charmed. The characters are far from perfect, but weave a tale that has you hoping for the love match. Plenty of adventure plays out and I found myself quick to turn the page. I did not want to put the book down! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Erin
    2019-03-31 16:12

    A fast paced adult fairy tale. Leslie Hachtel added her own take to a familiar story, making it a unique and exciting story! The characters are well developed and the majority of the book, keeps you on the edge of your seat. I loved the way Marilee and Robert's (Captain Stuart) love story played out. "Captain's Captive" will definitely keep you captivated. There is murder, love, romance, and excitement all thrown together in this well written book. The romance sections of the book weren't over the top, making this book enjoyable to anyone that likes a fast faced novel. If you are looking for a quick and easy read that is sure to grab and keep your attention than look no further than "Captain's Captive." You won't be disappointed.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-05 22:14

    Picking up this book I honestly was not sure what to expect, I don't read much in the romance genre and was excited to give this book a shot. If you are a fan of romance and historical fiction I think this book will be a perfect choice, for me what I enjoyed most was the descriptions of day to day life on the ship and the mystery! The plot really took a turn that I definitely did not see coming especially with the character of Jason that reappears in Marilee's life, you will just have to read it yourself to understand the drama! I agree with another reviews thought that the title isn't 100% accurate but overall I would say this would be a great beach read! I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

  • Hanum
    2019-03-24 18:15

    I absolutely loved this book. It was lots of fun and really exciting, it kept my interest from the first page to the last page. There were also lots of twists, I kept thinking the book was wrapping up and then another layer of the story from would develop. I thought the author did a great job of bringing together a bunch of different stories and also showing different sides of some of the characters. From the title I expected the main character to be a "damsel in distress", but instead she was smart and independent. I would definitely recommend this book, I would say it's a great beach read-but it's more complex and interesting than most of the books I consider just fun "beach reads". I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Dennis Yoder
    2019-04-15 20:03

    Good old fashion romance but with a twist. Marilee let her raging passion get away from her with the Captain. I thought it very naive of her to keep shoving him away while all the time that is what she really wanted. He was not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it came to talking to women. He really had trouble telling Marilee that he loved her. I was surprised that the former playmate turned out to be such a brutal and greedy thug. The one thing I didn't see coming was the return of the step mom at the end. Another nice twist. The author writes in a way that allows the reader to visualize what is happening as you read. It was very hard to put this book down. Highly recommended.

  • Avidreader
    2019-04-08 18:12

    Leslie Hachtel has written a fun romance novel that will keep the reader guessing all the way through the book. This is an enjoyable read that is perfect for a lazy afternoon/evening as it is difficult to put down once you start. There is romance, murder, and mystery all wrapped up in this adventure novel. The author's writing made me feel as though I was part of a bygone era. I could imagine what it was like to be back in the 18th century, traveling around the world by boat. I totally fell in love with the two main characters and couldn't help but root for them. This was a really great book because it wasn't predictable. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good romance/mystery novel.I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • K. Allison Davis
    2019-03-26 16:59

    Enjoyable lazy day read! 18th century romantic mystery that keeps you engaged from start to finish. The plot had several unexpected twists and the characters were well developed and likeable. I agree with several other reviewers that the title is a bit deceptive, however, that doesn't change that it was a well written good book. I particularly liked the 18th century aspect, setting it apart from modern day mysteries and allowed me to use my imagination to fill in the details of how I pictured those times to be. I look forward to reading other books published by Leslie Hachtel and would recommend this book to anyone that likes historical romantic mysteries. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ashlee Fletcher
    2019-04-13 15:50

    I thought this novel was great! It kept my attention and was an easy read! What's not to love about an 18th century love story between a captain and a stowaway posing as an aged cook to escape her enemy in England. Marilee is faced with a lot of twist and turns in her voyage to escape her past life. Just when she thinks she's at the best place in her life her past creeps up on her. And of course, who comes to her aid, her strong and willful Robert. Their love for one another always prevails and that is what I like most! Step back in time to enjoy a wonderful love story that feels timeless and fresh! Well done Hachtel!I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review!

  • Penny Rosier
    2019-03-28 21:00

    I like my heroines feisty and Miss Hachtel's "damsel in distress" does not disappoint. What a great look at the "pirate life" after Hollywood has dolled it up for us. I like my romance with a little grit and a lot more realism. The characters were fun to get to know and see how they developed. The story moved along and took me with it. It did remind me of other stories or fairy tales but Miss Hachtel still had a way of making it her own story and kept me reading until the very end. It was a great guilty pleasure to have along in my kindle and I kept stealing minutes to finish it. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Leanora
    2019-04-15 22:09

    What a fun book this was! Mystery, intrigue, romance and some family drama all rolled into one novel, with enough anticipation and wonder about what will happen next to keep you turning the pages. Just when you think you have the plot figured out, it twists and turns on you once again. Fans of historical romance and plots with a strong, lead woman will certainly enjoy this story. Perfect escape novel and while I won't share anything about the ending (who is with who), trust me that it's worth the read.I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of my review.

  • Staci
    2019-04-08 17:57

    *I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways*Really a 2.5 star bookThis is a decent romance novel although the title doesn't really make sense (the captain never takes anyone captive). Marilee's reasons for why she is mad at Robert are possibly the dumbest I've ever heard; it's like we just needed some reason, no matter how flimsy, so that the two don't get together right away. Also, sometimes the way the two talk together feels drawn out and in need of an editor to cut some of it down rather than trying to put every clever line the author could think of in there.

  • Kimberly Lanton
    2019-03-30 21:19

    I really enjoyed this book. Started off with a bit of confusion but quickly caught up to enjoy when the main character and the Captain set sail. Captain's Captive was a quick read and very enjoyable. A love story, adventure and some hidden secrets to keep you on your toes. I loved the old time era and the characters were believable. Watch for the twists in this story, I wasn't expecting it! I would recommend this book to both men and women as both will enjoy.**I received a free copy for an honest review**

  • Deborah Kilduff
    2019-04-24 22:02

    I always enjoy a good historical fiction and this book did not disappoint. It had all the elements of a good romance as well: a plucky heroine, a handsome hero, silly misunderstandings and hidden desires. In that way it was a bit predictable but still kept me interested. The evil stepmother was a good touch. This book was well written and the author did a good job of setting the scene and describing the characters. I would recommend this book and would like to read more from this author.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Catherine
    2019-04-07 21:10

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This was a good balance of intrigue and romance. It was easy to get into and it kept me interested until the end. I also liked the use of flashbacks to give some of the exposition of the the story without slowing down the beginning of the story. While I am not sure how accurate some of the historical details may be, it is a very entertaining read.

  • Teri
    2019-03-27 17:12

    Although I am not one who is into pirates and sea adventures I couldn't help but grab this book and dig in. Boy am I glad. It was fun and believable for the time period and the characters made it worthwhile. This is the perfect read for an afternoon! Well written with some action, a villain or two and good laughs. I would definitely recommend it but it also has some innuendo so not necessarily for the young set.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-20 16:04

    Marilee dons an old woman disguise to get a job aboard a ship heading for the colonies to escape her stepmother, who wants her dead. She falls for the captain and decides to remove her disguise and spend their last night on the ship together in his bed. But the colonies may not be as safe as she hoped. A historical romance with drama, suspense and plenty of romance to keep it interesting. The story was faced paced and the characters likable and entertaining an enjoyable read.

  • Tami Hassebroek
    2019-04-24 23:16

    A very good read! This book has it all....action, romance, suspense and a few twists and turns along the way. I enjoyed this book and the characters it brought to life! I received this book from the Goodreads free book giveaway and I am very glad I got the opportunity to read this one! Thanks Goodreads and Leslie Hatchel for a great read!!!