She's determined to escape her past and change her future .....
Chloe O'Donovan has lived in the shadow of scorn long enough. She decides to take charge of her destiny and begin anew in a place where no one knows she is the love child of a plantation steward and a slave. She sets off for Spain in the hope of finding the love and acceptance she craves with her father's family. The only obstacle in her path is the dashing sea captain who kindles passions and desires she believed were buried forever with her beloved husband. But Captain Jack Rawlings represents her past--a past rife with scandal, rejection and heartache. Can she ignore her feelings for Jack in order to embrace a brighter future?
He's reluctant to let go of the past and embrace the future ....
Captain Jack Rawlings lost everything years ago; his fiancee', his wealth, even his self respect. Could it be a change in the wind when Jack is given the task of escorting a beautiful widow across the sea to Spain? Jack can't refuse his friend's request, and now he must protect the woman he once fancied and might have wed, if she hadn't married another years ago. He finds his attraction to the Spanish beauty interfering with his task as they make the journey from the West Indies to a country struggling to break free of Napoleon's iron grasp. As they travel through the dangerous Spanish countryside, Jack will do whatever it takes to protect Chloe from French soldiers, but he's not certain he can protect her from himself.
This is Book Three of Reluctant Heroes; Bold Men, Independent Women . . . . finding true love was never in their plans!