Held Captive

Heroes and Heroines in these books hold each other captive with more than the bonds of love.

(List begun 11/01, updated 11/14)

Medieval Romances
Regency Romances
European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances
Alternate Reality


Medieval Romances

  • Knights Divided (1997) by Suzanne Barclay - HH-359
  • The Knight of Rosecliffe (1999) by Rexanne Becnel (B at AAR)
  • The Bride of Rosecliffe (1998) by Rexanne Becnel
  • The Mistress of Rosecliffe (2000) by Rexanne Becnel (B at AAR)
  • Through a Dark Mist (1991) by Marsha Canham
  • Lyon's Gift (1997) by Tanya Anne Crosby (B- at AAR)
  • Lord of Hawkfell Island (1993) by Catherine Coulter
  • Beloved Abductor (1947) by June Francis
  • The Vow (1998) by Juliana Garnett (B+ at AAR)
  • Storm Maiden (1997) by Mary Gilgannon
  • The Defiant Heart (1993) by Anita Gordon
  • Highland Flame (1996) by Lois Greiman (renaissance) (C at AAR)
  • The Sky Lord (1994) by Emma Harrington (Juliana Garrett)
  • The Border Hostage (2001) by Virginia Henley (renaissance) (B- at AAR)
  • Forever and a Lifetime (1990) by Jennifer Horsman
  • His Wicked Ways (1999) by Samantha James (B at AAR)
  • My Rebellious Heart (1993) by Samantha James
  • The Game (1995) by Brenda Joyce (renaissance)
  • Promise of the Rose (1993) by Brenda Joyce
  • The Swan Maiden by (2001) Susan King (B at AAR)
  • Shadowheart (2004) by Laura Kinsale (A-/B- at AAR)
  • Blackheart (2001) by Tamara Leigh (B+ at AAR)
  • Hearts Aflame (1987) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Defy Not the Heart (1989) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Fires of Winter (1980) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Prisoner of My Desire (1991) by Johanna Lindsey (A at AAR)
  • Surrender My Love (1994) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Uncommon Vows (1991) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • Lady Gallant (1991) by Suzanne Robinson (renaissance) (A at AAR)
  • Lady Valiant (1993) by Suzanne Robinson (renaissance)
  • Robber Bride (1999) by Deborah Simmons (B at AAR)
  • Border Lord (2001) by Haywood Smith (renaissance) (B- at AAR)
  • Lord of Vengeance (1999) by Tina St. John (Lara Adrian) (A at AAR)
  • Taken by the Viking (2007) by Michelle Styles
  • Daughter of the Red Deer (1991) by Joan Wolf (set 10,000 B.C.)
  • The Wolf and the Dove (1974) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (A at AAR)

Regency Romances

  • The Barkin Emeralds (2004) by Nancy Butler (B- at AAR)
  • Faro's Daughter (1941) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • Miss Whittier Makes a List (1994) by Carla Kelly (B+ at AAR)

European Historical Romances

  • Beyond the Sunrise (1992) by Mary Balogh
  • Heart of the Storm (1995) by Rexanne Becnel
  • My Lady Notorious (1993) by Jo Beverley (B+ at AAR)
  • Secrets of the Night (1999) by Jo Beverley (B+ at AAR)
  • The Spymaster's Lady (2008) by Joanna Bourne (A/A- at AAR)
  • Desperado (1992) by Rebecca Brandewyne
  • The Spanish Rose (1986) by Shirlee Busbee
  • The Iron Rose (2003) by Marsha Canham (set in the Caribbean) (A at AAR)
  • Swept Away (1999) by Marsha Canham (C+ at AAR)
  • Gather the Stars (1996) by Kimberly Cates
  • Tell Me Lies (2000) by Claudia Dain (C+ at AAR)
  • The Barefoot Princess (2006) by Christina Dodd (B at AAR)
  • At Your Pleasure (2012) by Meredith Duran (B+ at AAR)
  • London's Perfect Scoundrel (2003) by Suzanne Enoch (A- at AAR)
  • Almost a Lady (2006) by Jane Feather (B at AAR)
  • The Buccaneer (1995) by Donna Fletcher
  • The Pirate Prince (1998) by Gaelen Foley (A/B- at AAR)
  • How to Abduct a Highland Lord (2007) by Karen Hawkins (B- at AAR)
  • Enslaved (1996) by Virginia Henley
  • The Demon Lover (1982) by Victoria Holt
  • The Sheik (1919) by E.M. Hull (set in Algeria) (B at AAR)
  • Beware a Scot's Revenge (2007) by Sabrina Jeffries (B at AAR)
  • The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) by Iris Johansen
  • Outlaw (1993) by Susan Johnson (A at AAR)
  • Whispers of the Night (2006) by Lydia Joyce (B- at AAR)
  • Love Only Once (1985) by Johanna Lindsey
  • The Windflower (1984) by Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis) (A at AAR)
  • The Panther and the Pearl (1994) by Doreen Owens Malek (set in Constantinople) (A at AAR)
  • The Ground She Walks Upon (1994) by Meagan McKinney
  • Whitney, My Love (1985) by Judith McNaught (A at AAR)
  • The Bride and the Beast (2000) by Teresa Medeiros (B+ at AAR)
  • Heather and Velvet (1991)Teresa Medeiros (A at AAR)
  • Thief of Hearts (1994) by Teresa Medeiros
  • The Thorn and the Thistle (1997) by Julie Moffett (B+ at AAR)
  • Stormfire (1984) by Christine Monson
  • The Lily Brand (2005) by Sandra Schwab (B at AAR)
  • The Price of Innocence (1999) by Susan Sizemore (B+/C- at AAR)
  • Midnight Bride (1995) by Marlene Suson
  • The Abducted Heiress (2007) by Claire Thornton (restoration) (B at AAR)

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • Comanche Moon (1993) by Catherine Anderson
  • Tarnished Angel (1988) by Elaine Barbieri
  • Carried Away (1996) by Jill Barnett (B- at AAR)
  • Wildflower (1992) by Virginia Brown (Juliana Garrett)
  • Warrior of the Sun (1992) by Kathleen Drymon
  • Passion's Bride (1984) aka The Captain's Lady (1988) by Jo Goodman
  • The Outlaw and the Lady (2001) by Lorraine Heath (B+ at AAR)
  • The Touch of Fire (1992) by Linda Howard (B at AAR)
  • Untamed (1999) by Sharon Ihle (C+ at AAR)
  • Passion's Ransom (1989) by Betina Krahn
  • Sweet Talking Man (2000) by Betina Krahn (B- at AAR)
  • The Pirate's Secret Baby (2014) by Darlene Marshall (set in the Caribbean)
  • Sea Change (2011) by Darlene Marshall (set in the Caribbean) (B+ at AAR)
  • Relentless (1994) by Patricia Potter
  • Star Keeper (1999) by Patricia Potter (B at AAR)
  • The Hostage (2000) by Susan Wiggs (B at AAR)

Contemporary Romances

  • Lone Rider (2001) by Lauren Bach (B+ at AAR)
  • Hawk O'Toole's Hostage (5/1988) by Sandra Brown - LS-263
  • A Hard-Hearted Hero (1997) by Pamela Burford - HT-644
  • Twice Burned (5/1997) by Pamela Burford - HI-420
  • Unlawful Contact (2008) by Pamela Clare (B+/B+ at AAR)
  • The Viper's Kiss (2011) by Shannon Curtis (B at AAR)
  • Blush (1996) by Suzanne Forster
  • Taken! (9/1998) by Lori Foster - HT-698 (B- at AAR)
  • The Outlaw's Wife (10/1998) by Cindy Gerard - SD-1175
  • Don Joaquin's Pride (9/2000) by Lynne Graham - HP-2127
  • I Got You, Babe (2001) by Jane Graves (B at AAR)
  • Dying to Please (2002) by Linda Howard (B at AAR)
  • A Game of Chance (8/2000) by Linda Howard (B at AAR)
  • Hot on His Trail (8/2001) by Linda Winstead Jones - SIM-1097
  • Prisoner (2014) by Annika Martin & Skye Warren
  • Perfect (1993) by Judith McNaught (A at AAR)
  • Pursuit in the Wilderness (12/1985) by Jan Michaels - HI-32
  • Not without Honor (6/1990) by Marilyn Pappano - SIM-338
  • Walking After Midnight (1995) by Karen Robards (A at AAR)
  • Honor Bound (5/1986) by Erin St. Claire (Sandra Brown) - SIM-144
  • Maggie's Man (4/1997) by Alicia Scott - SIM-776
  • Cold as Ice (2006) by Anne Stuart (B at AAR)
  • Only a Whisper (1999) by Gayle Wilson - HI-376
  • Devil's Game (2014) by Joanna Wylde (C at AAR)
  • Reaper's Property (2013) by Joanna Wylde

Alternate Reality

  • The Golden Dynasty (2011) by Kristen Ashley
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior (2011) by Kresley Cole (B at AAR)
  • A Hunger Like No Other (2006) by Kresley Cole (A at AAR)
  • Kiss of a Demon King (2009) by Kresley Cole (B at AAR)
  • Love's Prisoner in Secrets, Vol. 6 (2000) by MaryJanice Davidson (A at AAR)
  • Lord of the Storm (1994) by Justine Davis (A at AAR)
  • The Skypirate (1994) by Justine Davis (A at AAR)
  • The Hollow Kingdom (2003) and In the Coils of the Snake (2005) by Clare B. Dunkle (young adult)
  • Once a Pirate (2000) by Susan Grant (B+ at AAR)
  • When Lightning Strikes (1994) by Kristin Hannah (D- at AAR)
  • Knight of a Trillion Stars (1997) by Dara Joy (A at AAR)
  • Tempted Tigress (2007) by Jade Lee (B+ at AAR)
  • Heat (2009) by R. Lee Smith (erotic)
  • Warprize (2005) by Elizabeth Vaughan (A- at AAR)
  • Ladder to a Red Star (2014) by Jael Wye

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