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Captivity Typical book of its genre Hurt pride fueled the heroine's stubbornness throughout the book and the hero just refused to come out and say he loved her Captivity took my breath awayIt really felt like the arrogant hero Chase Marshall held Alex captive and was trying to do everything to make the innocent Alex Latham marry himHe takes her to Coolabra with him and shows the beauty of his hometown in AustraliaPargeter with her skillful writing made the country alive for me and i enjoyed reading the descriptions of the wildnessThe passionate chemsitry between Chase and Alex was sorching hotwhile she refused his proposalsChase used every tactic available to him to make her surrenderSeductionblackmailjealousyyou name it Well now that was interesting I would have told you I loved you if I'd known you loved me HeroineI want to marry you I want to give Coolabra a girl like you Someone untouched Someone to give m the children I need This from the man whore of all man whores our Hero In this case what's good for the goose is not for the gander Captivity is the story of Alex and ChaseOooh This was so goodA totally madly crazily obsessed hero who chases the heroine throughout the book proposes a gazillion times bestows rough kisses but goes no further slowly Stockholms her into falling in love while the young heroine desperately tries to run away from him and her feelings and fails Very old school romance with a smitten alpha hero who wasn't cruel for once and a stubborn young heroine who stood her ground However as described in the first chapter the hero gets what he wants and he definitely wants the heroineI totally enjoyed it Low on angst high on possessive hero Safe45 35 StarsPretty good uick read about a young girl being CHASED by the hero Ha ha Just remembered the hero's name is Chase How appropriate D There's also a domineering mother and a beautiful other women If you have it and want something uick this one will fit the bill Heroine's mother is determined to marry her off to a rich man but Alex won't accept She moves to Melbourne where she becomes an independent career woman and there she meets hero Chase is smitten with spirited young Alex but she won't give in cause marriage is the last thing she wants If u like a book with a gentleman alpha male who does some serous chasing for the heroine and is crazy in love with her you will love this book Chase is the epitome of obsessed besotted hero omg Chase was absolutely besotted wid Alex he was tempted to rape her many times and I felt sort of odd bcoz she was very young and immature also clueless about men her foolishness sometimes grated on my nerves as it was obvious the man loved her else why had he proposed marriage and wud not have her widout its sanctimony ? he proposed to her so many times I've lost counts she was not the only suitable virgin in the world lolp This book was absolutely unbearable The hero Chase was loathsome and the heroine Alex pathetic And I say this as someone who typically enjoys a bit of age gap alphaLet's start with Chase At 37 he's pretty much twice Alex's age He's had a string of mistresses and girlfriends whom he's still seeing during the novel But after verifying that teenager Alex is a virgin he proposes to her He basically wants her to be a brood mare tucked away on his remote station I want to marry you his voice was pitched low but she heard every syllable hitting her like shock I want to give Coolabra a girl like you someone untouched Someone to give me the children I need I say proposes What he actually does is demand He will not take no for an answer He spends the entire book berating controlling and getting angry with Alex He never says he loves her He keeps forcing really brutal kisses on her even when she's not responding The very few times she is up for it he cuts her off This man to my view is the literal epitome of the MadonnaWhore complexThere's a particularly awful bit where Chase gets a violent temper with her because a former suitor that her mother had once tried to set her up with drops by to congratulate her on her engagement Chase demands she stop encouraging other men And RIGHT AFTERWARDS Chase invites his erstwhile and probably current mistress to have lunch with Alex and him with the pair of them completely cutting Alex outNow Alex She's 19 and has fled to Melbourne from Sydney because her mother keeps trying to marry her off The reason she agrees to visit Chase's farmranchstation is because her mother is heading to Melbourne with another beau and Alex doesn't think she will have the strength to refuseWhat also doesn't help this book is the thick layer of stupid it's wrapped up in It was published in 1981 Australian social s among certain echelons of society may have been a little conservative back then but it wasn't Riyadh Alex's main terror after being in a plane crash and having to spend the night in a bark hut with Alex is that her father will be so upset at her spending the night alone with a man that she will have to temporarily pretend to be engaged to Chase Her father for what it's worth is a kind mild mannered man who has just spent 24 hours not knowing whether his daughter is dead or alive I imagine her social reputation is the last thing on his mindChase gets worse and worse and Alex gets and pathetic Stockholm Syndromed to the max she decides at some point that she's madly in love with Chase but can't marry him because he doesn't love her At the 11999th hour she flees her home in Sydney to escape him Where?To the flat in Melbourne that she knows he ownsBy the end of it I frankly felt she deserved him It was that or live in sheltered accommodation she was so incompetent at managing her own lifeFor non Australians reading this novel I feel the need to clarify a few things Mt Isa is not some kind of Monaco of the outback There's a passage in here that makes it sound as though Margaret Pargeter was funded by the LD Mining Tourism Corporation Remote outback farmsranches aren't the kind of places you suddenly fall in love with when seeing them from the air They tend to be pretty bleak and barren places it's very arid and rugged country Australians don't typically have the moral standards and social reputation paranoia of early Victorians Well some might but it's not the norm I'm pretty sure Australian pilots and outback farmers had advanced communications technology than something called a tranceiver also Chase supposedly transmits their crash location yet all the rescue effort takes place in the wrong location?Anyway read it if you think you can stomach this awful couple All in all I think this dynamic would probably have worked better as a desert sheikh romance it was just too implausible for a relatively modern day western couple I couldn't take the heroine seriously after she accused the hero of this view spoilerDeliberately crashing the plane Chase was flying them in so Alex would be compromised into marrying him A crash they barely survived He didn't plan it of course as it really had been an accident hide spoiler To escape being married off to a rich man — any rich man — by her snobbish and ambitious mother Alex fled to Melbourne only to meet someone who was just as determined as her mother had been Chase Marshall offered her marriage as well — but Alex was under no illusions as to why he simply thought she would be suitable Well he could keep his offer of marriage

About the Author: Margaret Pargeter

Margaret Pargeter was a popular writer of 50 romance novels in Mills & Boon from 1975 to 1986

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