Sunday, November 16, 2008
Cowboy and the Captive by Lora Leigh
Cowboy and the Captive by Lora Leigh (Cops and Cowboys anthology)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Luc Jardin had a grudge against Maria Angeles since she almost got his friend Jack and him killed. He's been seeking revenge against her ever since so he decides to kidnap her with the help of her brother Joe. But unbeknownst to him, Maria has a twin sister, Melina.
Melina's family (except for Joe) has forced her to live in her older sister's shadow. She's paid the price more than once for her sister's mistakes and the last time almost killed her. So when her parents ask her once again to take her sister's place, she can no longer risk her life; she wants more. What she wants is Luc Jardin, the man her sister came close to killing with her drug deals.
Melina met Luc when he came to her parent's to inform them about their daughter and what she'd done. While he was there, her parent's introduced her as Maria. She was made to portray her sister then and Luc had no idea there were two Angeles daughters. Now to make Maria see the error of her ways, Luc has kidnapped her. Melina tries to tell him who she really is but Luc doesn't believe her. After all, she's lied to him before. Little things force Luc to see that everything's not quite what they seem and he's determined to find out what's going on and who he's falling in love with.
This was another good story by Lora Leigh, not quite in the league of the Bound Hearts series, but good none the less. Melina is a fighter after what she's been through with her despicable sister and parents. Luc is just the man to finally love her as she deserves and thank goodness for her brother Joe to get her out of the clutches of Maria.