Raised as a pirate's daughter, Amanda Carre has not been tutored in the finer social graces. Alone in the world, she has never depended on anyone, until fate intervenes when Cliff de Warenne rescues her from a mob at her father's hanging. Now she must set sail for England to find the mother she never knew, and her chaperone is an infamous ladies' man.
The greatest gentleman privateer of his era, Cliff knows honor demands that he see this beautiful wild child to London and into her socialite mother's arms. He's aware that Amanda is utterly unprepared for a debut in London's ton, so his only recourse is to become her guardian and champion her transformation into a lady...and find her a suitable match. But with every passing moment it becomes harder to deny his jealousy and ire, until Amanda makes her stunning debut, a lady at last. And when his passion is finally released, their love can no longer be denied.
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Hot and worth it!
This is another home run for author Brenda Joyce. This is an adventure in the making with all the solid romance, and heated passion readers are looking for. Highly recommended.
One of the best historical romances on itunes
A great romance story, passionate, and enjoyable. Not extremely well written, and no, not very believable, but still a good one to own. The story line's predictable for the most part (what romance novel's isn't?) but there were a few plot twists I enjoyed. The narrator overall is good, although his portrayal of females is a bit strained. I'd defnitely recommend this book; it's one of the best historical romances on itunes.
Touching story, very likeable characters, my favorite Brenda Joyce's book!
There was something so touching and sweet about this story. I almost missed work because I had been up all night listening to it. Amanda is so desperate she offers herself to the governor in exchange for her father's pardon. Her despair, pain and vulnerability are so palpable despite her attempts to hide them behind her tomboyish and defiant exterior. Cliff DeWarrene's reaction to her plight and the way he came to her aid won me over. He was truly an honorable man. And he sincerely tried to think of her as an innocent child that needed to be taken care of, offering her his protection without expecting or even accepting anything in return. I found myself laughing out loud when I saw his jealous outbursts while he still denied his feelings for her. Brenda Joyce was very adept at developping these 2 characters and building/evolving their relationship. The sexual tension between them was always there, but she also took the time to build their friendship and their respect for each other. This is basically the story of a gentleman sea captain, an unlikely damsel in distress with a lot of heart and spirit, a love story amid pirates, London's aristocracy, and the Jamaican Islands. What can you ask for more.