Thief of Hearts
Had he come to guard her body or steal her heart?
Prim and pampered, Lucinda Snow knows little of men and nothing of danger until the fog-shrouded night she is abducted by the legendary Captain Doom. Ruthless and mocking, tender and virile, the notorious pirate awakens all of her passionate longings, then leaves her with nothing but a kiss.
After that night, her father hires the handsome and mysterious Gerard Claremont to serve as her personal bodyguard. Too late, Lucy discovers that the man hired to protect her body poses an even greater danger to her lonely heart.
Book 2 of the ROGUES AND GENTLEMEN series, which includes Yours Until Dawn, Thief of Hearts, Once an Angel and Nobody’s Darling
“Emotional, funny, sensual and spellbinding. This is a marvelous read!”—Romantic Times
“This one gets a starred review.”—Publishers Weekly
“Try a novel by Teresa Medeiros and you will swear it was written just for you.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas
“Ms. Medeiros casts a spell with her poignant writing.”—Rendezvous
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION
Historical romance readers searching for the dangerous, dark, brooding hero of the 1970s only have to look to Medeiros's (A Whisper of Roses) Captain Doom. Here's a rebel with a cause-to clear his name, which had been maligned by the ambitious Admiral Snow, leaving Doom to spend five years in a windowless dungeon. Doom's black phantom ship intercepts one carrying the admiral's daughter, Lucy. Although hardly able to believe his luck, Doom's conscience won't allow him to ravish her, which would, if not clear his name, at least blacken Snow's. Doom lets her go and then reappears later as Gerard Claremont, applying for the position of Lucy's bodyguard. While his purpose is to find documents in the admiral's house that will clear his name and incriminate the admiral, his constant contact with Lucy leaves Gerard torn between revenge and love. Lucy, an endearing heroine long deprived of her father's love, is also torn-between the mysterious Doom and Gerard. At length Doom reveals himself, Lucy learns a startling truth about her father, and there's some great high-seas adventure. Long-time historical romance readers will recognize this type of hero and many will breath a sigh of relief on discovering he is still alive and kicking around in a few authors' imaginations.