“Have you no decency?”
Straight-laced missionary Sarah Fisher has never met a man like Captain Martin Bouchard. He is the most beautiful person—male or female—she’s ever seen. Overwhelmingly masculine, elegantly attired despite months at sea, he is in complete command of everyone and everything around him: everyone, that is, except Sarah. But that’s about to change because Sarah has bought Bouchard’s mercy with the only thing she has to sell: her body.
“None at all . . .”
In spite of her outrageous offer, Martin has no doubt Sarah is a virgin, and a most delectable one at that. But instead of bedding her, he finds himself staring down the muzzle of his own pistol. Clearly, the longer she stays on his ship, the greater the chances that she’ll end up its damned captain! Most infuriating of all, she looks past his perfect exterior to the wounded man inside. Can Martin outrun his scandalous past in time to have a future with the first woman to find and capture his heart?
Praise for The Outcasts series
“Fans of Amanda Quick’s early historicals will find much to savor.”
—Booklist (Starred Review)
“Wicked repartee, savvy wit, and energetic libidos.”
“A remarkably resourceful heroine who can more than hold her own against any character invented by bestselling Bertrice Small . . . deliciously fun retro flavor.”
—Booklist (Starred Review)
“Sexy and wildly entertaining.”
“Spencer shines . . . an author to watch.”
Complex characters make this historical romance a standout. The illustrious privateer Capt. Mart n Bouchard has loved many women, but none has enticed or frustrated him more than the missionary Sarah Fisher, whom he saves, along with hundreds of others, from a slave ship. No matter how infuriating he gets, Sarah remains intrigued with the surly captain, and she quickly becomes admired by his crew for her strong and noble spirit. When they discover that the captain of the slave ship is Dutch royalty, they agree with port authorities to take him to England to meet his fate. Sarah and Mart n keep winding up in compromising positions, unable to tame their desire for each other. Mart n wants to keep Sarah at a distance to protect the secrets of his painful past and true identity, but that doesn't stop the forgiving woman from getting under his skin and arousing emotions he's never experienced. Blackmail makes its way into the ballroom, but Mart n is a formidable adversary backed by powerful, loyal friends. Spencer's brilliant and original tale of the high seas bursts with wonderfully real protagonists, plenty of action, and passionate romance.
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Scandalous by Minerva Spencer is the 3rd book in her exciting Outcasts series. It could be read as a standalone but it’s an excellent series so I recommend reading them all. When Captain Martin Bouchard captures a slave ship that last thing he expects to find onboard is the daughter of missionaries who was taken into slavery when the village she taught school in was targeted by Slavers. The story is full of action and adventure and Sarah Fisher makes a most excellent heroine. Martin and Sarah are a case of opposites attracting with lots of sparks flying and some excellent banter. It is only when his past comes back to haunt him that Martin is ready to admit that Sarah holds his heart. I enjoyed reading this story and look forward to the next book in the series. Medium Steam. Publishing Date September 24, 2019 #NetGalley #Scandalous #MinervaSpencer #TheOutcastsSeries #KensingtonBooks #ZebraRomanceNovels #Bookstagram #HistoricalRomance