THE CAPTIVE FLESH
1993/ August 2009
Black Lace, an imprint of Virgin Books, LTD
$12.95 US/ $14.50 CAN/ £7.99 UK
Rating: 3 cups
Marietta and Claudine are two young girls on their way home to Martinique. When their ship is destroyed, a man of great wealth rescues them.
Kasim is a man of great importance in Algiers. Allowing the girls to use his cabin onboard the ship gives him the opportunity to entice them into his world.
Marietta and Claudine are on their way home from a French convent where they have spent the last few years of their lives. Their ship and chaperone are destroyed, but the girls still have each other. Kasim promises to contact their families once they get to his palace, but the girls soon learn not all is as they expected.
Ms. Cordell gives the reader a chance to use all of their senses when reading this book. From the feel of silk against the girls’ skin to the way the food tastes, the reader is taken on a sensual adventure. Kasim is a handsome man who has some very dark corners to his personality, but those quirks add to the fantasy the author has created. The ladies of his harem are so real and vivid, a real treat for this reader’s imagination. If you are looking for a little naughty fun, I invite you to pick up this book.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More