Lady Charis Weston is Englandâ€™s wealthiest heiress, but she would swap all her money in a heartbeat if she could just find a way to escape her conniving stepbrothers who wish to marry her off to a lecherous old lord in order to get their hands on her substantial dowry. With no other option open to her, Charis realizes that the only way she can be free of her stepbrothersâ€™ tyranny is if she escapes from the stifling confines of the family home and seeks sanctuary elsewhere. But Charis soon learns that the streets of Regency England are fraught with malevolence, danger and wickednessâ€¦
Sir Gideon Trevithick has returned to England after years of fighting and unrest in India. Although, the newspapers and polite society proclaim Gideon as Englandâ€™s most heroic gentleman, the atrocities and cruelties which he witnessed in India have scarred him for life. Not a day goes by where Gideon doesnâ€™t remember or has nightmares about the misery and wretchedness which he had suffered at the hands of the enemy, which is why when he comes across Charis, huddled fearfully in his stables, Gideon vows to protect her at all costs.
Gideon is immediately captivated by this beautiful woman. Although dressed in rags and with her face bruised by incessant beatings, Gideon is positive that this woman who announces herself to be plain and poor is in fact a gently reared society girl who is fleeing for a miserable existence. But, Gideon cannot help but wonder, why is it that every time he tries to ask her questions about her life she either clams up or else comes up with a convoluted story? Gideon is determined to get to the bottom of Charisâ€™ tempestuous storyâ€¦largely because the more time he spends with her, the more he realizes that he is falling in love with her!
On his return to England, Gideon had vowed to give women as wide a berth as possible. But with every passing day, he finds himself unable to resist Charis. With danger fast closing in on them, Gideon realizes that the only way he can keep Charis safe is by marrying her. Although he makes it clear that theirs can only be a marriage of convenience, on their wedding night Gideon soon realizes that he has not just given Charis his name, but also his heartâ€¦
But will the mental scars which refuse to heal prevent him from moving forward? Or will he run the risk of losing the only woman in the world who can bring him redemption and forgiveness?
In Captive of Sin, Australian author Anna Campbell has truly outdone herself! Her characterization is flawless, her understanding of the human heart outstanding, her conflict poignant and believable and her ability to make her readers feel every emotion which her characters are going through absolutely superb!
A stunning emotional tour de force that will leave readers breathless, Captive of Sin is a highly intense, breathtakingly dramatic and immensely romantic Regency from a writer who never fails to raise the bar: Anna Campbell!