Visiting the exotic Florida Territory for the first time, sheltered Virginia belle Teela Warren falls for half-Native American James McKenzie, but their forbidden love is challenged by the Indian Wars. Tour.
I can't say Captive was any different from her other books, but it was done so much better. For one, it was actually romantic, and I could see (without having to be told) that the characters attracted to each other. Amazingly enough, I found Teela rather compelling- no she was no rocket scientist, but that's really to much to expect from Shannon Drake- er- Heather Graham.
The thing that annoyed me the most about the book is the reappearence of some of her previous characters. It's been,like, thirty years and they still look like they're twenty? Please. If Ms. Graham can't bear to age her characters, she shouldn't add them into her books.
If you're going to read any of Heather Graham's books, read this one. It's decent, the only decent one that I've read.
"Captive" crosses culture as well as boundaries. It is intriguing and filled with excitement. James is a product of both worlds, therefore, he is twice as good.
Oh and fans "Captive" updates us on Jarrett McKenzie, James' brother and Jarrett's wife, Tara. I read "Captive" a year or so ago, but just writing this review makes me want to read it again!
I have read other of Ms. Graham's books and loved them. Unfortunately, Teela left me actively wanting to slap her simpering miss self. UGH. I couldn't believe the same author that wrote _Tall, Dark, and Deadly_ let this drivel ooze out of her pen.
James McKenzie, introduced in Runaway, is obsessed with Teela, though he grieves the death of his beloved wife and child; though he carries the weight of the Seminole nation on his shoulder; though he fears constantly for the lives of his white family and friends, lives that could easily be snatched within an instant; though he realizes that he can offer Teela nothing but an open sky and a hungry belly, he is still obsessed with her, and she with him.
Captive is captivating. Exciting, exhilirating, and sensitive. Captive will have you in tears, routing for the Native Americans that were so brutally decimated in Florida for land; but will also have you grieving for the innocents murdered in revenge. You will applaud the strength of leaders such as Osceola and understand their Native American's strength to endeavor. Graham's ability to capture the essence of the inner strength of the Seminoles is applauded!!
If you are not familiar with the Florida McKenzies', I suggest that you start at the beginning of Graham's sensational series, 'Runaway'. 'Runaway' introduces Jarrett McKenzie, James's brother and explains the relationship between the McKenzies and the Seminole Nation.Read more ›