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She was in the wrong place...

Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers’ hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain’s bed…

He found her at the wrong time...

Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he’s stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he's stuck with her. 

Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?

 When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew’s secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?

20 November
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

Bernadette65 ,

Spies and brigands

I love Julia Quinn’s books. This one was an enjoyable story with the best dialogue between the main characters I’ve read in quite a while. Their banter and verbal challenges put a smile on my face.
The story did take a while to get to the action. As Andrew knew who Poppy was he could have taken her into his confidence earlier than he did, but this would have messed up their surprise reunion at dinner at the end. It reminded me of the ending scene in Sense and Sensibility, I could feel it.
This book is more about two people getting to know each other than two characters learning from their pasts or getting over a personal crisis. If you like Julia’s work, you will enjoy this.

Nlw68 ,


A wonderful well written story. A very different idea for a historical romance and I did enjoy the author's humour throughout the story.

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