Title: The Wolf’s Captive
Author: Chloe Cox
“It’s the raunchy, decadent holiday of Bacchanal, and Lucia Lyselle is just hoping to make it through intact. But then her father is arrested, and Lucia is held captive by Lord Cesare Lupin, heir to the ducal seat and her secret protector. She’ll have to submit to Lord Cesare’s sexual domination for the duration of the Bacchanal if she hopes to win her father’s freedom. But she doesn’t expect to fall in love – and she doesn’t expect that she’ll have to choose between her family and Lord Cesare…
Lord Cesare Lupin has come back from war afflicted with an ancient curse. If he can’t find his mate, he’ll turn into a mad, blood-thirsty beast, and the city that is his responsibility will suffer. Just his luck that his mate turns out to be the daughter of a man accused of treason…”
Jeers (possible spoilers):
- Yes, yes, we get it. Lupin means wolf. Rowling named Professor Lupin that because he was a werewolf and now all other authors need to stop doing the same thing.
- I didn’t like how they were just suddenly in love with each other.
- The entire treason plot was SO overly complicated and then it boiled down to basically nothing.
- I think the story lacked a bit. It just wasn’t all it set out to be. It could have been better.
- This is marketed as “BDSM” but it was pretty tame. I think doing stuff in public was the most risqué they got.
- I guess I did enjoy the absurdity of it. (The whole thing takes place during a week of orgies, basically).
- It kept me reading. I was fully interested in the story until the end.
- I did think that the characters were fairly well-rounded.
Would I recommend it?:
If you like sex-centered stories that also manage to carry a descent plot, yes. If you want to read a book with a plot that just happens to have sex in it, no. The characters didn’t have any real romance together other than the magical pull of whatever it was, but overall I still enjoyed the read and would read another book set in the same world if the author produced one.