A delicious novel by Meg Cabot, originally writing under the name Patricia Cabot—released as an e-book for the first time!
A stormy heart...
Adventurous, outspoken, Payton Dixon has two passionate dreams...a clipper ship of her own and the love of Captain Connor Drake. But both seem impossibly out of reach, since her beloved captain is about to marry another, and worse, he's been given her ship as a wedding present from her traitorous father.
A thwarted love.
Out to prove she has right on her side, Payton manages to unleash a scandal and ignite all sorts of trouble. As for Drake, he can't decide whether to throttle the girl he's grown up with, or make love to the beautiful woman she has become.
Powered by an unorthodox heroine and colorful writing, this Victorian romance gets off to a rousing start. Englishwoman Payton Dixon has grown up aboard her family's ships, and although she's small enough to pass as a cabin boy, she aspires to become a sea captain. Her dream is hindered by her rough brothers, who consider her goal laughable, and the fact that she's fallen in love with one of her family's captains, Connor Drake. Worse yet, Connor is about to marry someone else. Payton's startling hijinks to break the engagement, and Connor's attraction to her, prove a winsome combination. When Connor is kidnapped by a vengeful pirate and Payton sneaks on board disguised as a cabin boy, Cabot's (Portrait of My Heart) plot twist, although far-fetched, offers interesting possibilities. However, Payton's somewhat childish antics eventually wear thin, and after all the adventure, the happy ending seems anticlimactic.