Captive - Joan Johnston
- Author: Joan Johnston
- Publisher: Dell
- Year: May 1996 (ISBN 0-440-22200-1)
- Setting: Regency England
- Amazon Listing: Captive
She was a gorgeous rebel...
Defying all the rules, daring to speak her mind, Charlotte Edgerton declared her independence before she even entered the Earl of Denbigh's home. Her new guardian immediately made he a prisoner in her own room -until she agreed to learn the ladylike arts. Furious, she complied. Anything to buy her freedom from Denbigh. She'd even marry a man she didn't love to get away from her domineering guardian. In fact, love was the furthest thing from her mind...
He was the earl who vowed to tame her.
Lionel Morgan, Earl of Denbigh, had been betrayed once at the altar and vowed that no female would ensnare him again. Then Charlotte Edgerton burst into his life. He was to be her guardian. Her protector. But Denbigh wasn't prepared for this headstrong American - or the passions she inspired on first sight. He knew only that he had to civilize her, present her at court, and Almack's, then marry her off to the highest bidder. It wasn't until he nearly lost her that he realized the truth: She'd somehow reversed their roles and become the captor - of his heart.
- #1 of the Captive Hearts series.