Gabrielle is sailing to The Carribean searching for her merchant father, Nathan Brooks. The ship is suddenly overtaken by pirates and Gabrielle is captured. Gabrielle spends many days on a pirate island. A vile pirate named Pierre decides he wants Gabrielle for his own. Nathan arrives and saves her. Then he explains how he came to be a pirate.
Gabrielle spends several happy years with her father on his island home but the time comes when Nathan sends Gabrielle back to England to find a suitable husband. He sends her to his friend James Malory.
There, Gabrielle meets James' brother-in-law Drew. The attraction between Gabrielle and Drew simmers between them. One passionate kiss confirms Gabrielle's feelings toward him but she needs to fine a suitable husband and Drew is not looking for a wife. Drew inadvertently ruins Gabrielle's reputation by announcing that she is a pirate. Just as the scandal spreads, one of Nathan's crew comes to inform Gabrielle that Nathan is being held prisoner by Pierre and Pierre wants Gabrielle in exchange.
Drew's ship is about to set sail and Gabrielle and her father's crew overtake it to save her father. Drew can't decide which frustrates him more, his attraction to Gabrielle or his fury over being held captive on his own ship.
Gabriel decides to make Drew pay for ruining her reputation in England by making him wild for her and then leaving him flat, but Drew turns the tables on her. Once he has had her, Drew can't get Gabrielle off his mind. He agrees to help save Gabrielle's father and in the process, he and Gabrielle are growing closer, but their stubborn pride keeps getting in the way.
Drew thinks rescuing Gabrielle's father is going to be fairly simple, especially when James arrives, but Pierre isn't giving up easily. When they lose each other during the fight, Drew and Gabrielle finally realize their feelings are much deeper than they thought. If they can save Nathan and escape the pirates, they will have a chance to embrace the unexpected love they found in each other's arms.
Captive Of My Desires is a lovely historical romance. Gabrielle is delightful. She can take care of herself and yet she is vulnerable and sweet as well. Drew is charming and sexy. When they finally let go of their stubborn pride, Drew and Gabrielle make a loving couple and the stolen moments they share are very passionate. Daring pirates and thrilling sea voyages, make Captive Of My Desires a very exciting and entertaining story.