Shell’s Review Wicked Captive (Regency Sinner’s 5) by Carole Mortimer

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51Cj4lKwkmLLord Jericho Black, the Marquis of Wessex, is not looking forward to the visit of his ward, Lady Jocelyn Forbes, to his Devonshire home.

Jocey is not actually Jericho’s ward but his father’s. But as his father lives permanently in Scotland, and is considered to be eccentric by polite members of Society and more than a little strange by the majority, Jericho has taken it upon himself to act as Jocey’s guardian in his father’s stead these past three years.

A bachelor of five and thirty, Jericho finds the role of guardian to a young lady difficult enough at the best of times, but finding himself charged with the unpleasant duty of proving or disproving whether Jocey is guilty of treason, is going to make this visit even more taxing than usual.

Jocey is looking forward to seeing and being with Lord Jericho Black again, the man she has secretly been in love with since he became her guardian when she reached the age of eighteen. She is no longer that gauche and awkward young girl, and she is determined Jericho will now see her as a desirable woman, and worthy of his attention.

From the moment Jocey arrives in Devon, even more beautiful than Jericho remembers her to be, and possessed of the sophistication and confidence of a woman who knows her own mind, Jericho quickly realizes it is not irritation he now feels toward Jocey but desire. A desire he is finding it more and more difficult to resist.

When Jericho receives the shocking news of one close friend’s unexpected death, and the serious injury of another, it becomes imperative he learn the truth as quickly as possible, so as to avoid more blood being shed.

Even if it requires Jericho make Jocey his prisoner and seduce the truth from her.


So this is book 5, normally I go into great detail when I’m doing my reviews…but for this one I can’t give too much away, because it would spoil the book.

This series has been a joy to read, and I’m always looking forward to the next book.  So in this book we meet Lord Jericho Black, the Marquis of Wessex, who with his friends formed the Sinners, and its now down to Jericho to find the spy.  And the name he has is his ward Jocey.

Jocey is one of those girls, that she wears her heart on her sleeve and she has had a crush on Jericho for quite awhile, and because she has been in London for her season and then onto France to visit her mother’s relatives, its been some months since Jericho has seen her and when he does, he is amazed at her transformation.

Gone is gauche young girl and in her place is a beautiful woman, I mean what was Jericho expecting, that Jocey would stay a young girl.  And for both of them there is an instant attraction, but because Jericho has to find out if Jocey is the spy, things become complicated, and not just matters of the heart, but also from the Sinners.

As with all of Carole’s books if you don’t like explicit language and sexual content then these books are not for you.

For me this book is a



This book is available to buy from Amazon and all other retailers.

The next book is Wicked Temptation (Regency Sinners 6) and is available for pre-order at Amazon and is released on 27th April.


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