Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of the world's most beloved plays. The seventh book in the series, Never Trust a Pirate, is inspired by Emma Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .
A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different…
Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?
What a great read!!! I loved this book! It's got hot twins, spies, secrets, love, intrigue, pirates, revenge, & shocking surprises!! (I was shocked & surprised on more than 1 occasion!) 'Never Trust A Pirate' is part of the Playful Brides series but it can be read as a standalone book! I love how this book was a little mix of genres-It's got a bit of romance, mystery, humor, & even a little horror! And while reading this book, my emotions were all over the place-sad one minute, laughing at the witty remarks the next, sighing at the romantic points & getting angry at the injustice of some parts! Talk about an emotional roller coaster! It seems like all the characters had a ton of secrets & good reasons for doing whatever they were doing-justice, revenge, love...! I'd love to read about the character, General Grimaldi, next!! He seems like a fascinating man-fictional though he may be!! All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book & definitely recommend it too any romance book lovers, especially historical romance lovers!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!*
Love this author and all her stories... another one I couldn't put down
fun romance with spies
secrets, spies, following the trail of Baptiste, and the elusive Black Fox--Cade and Danielle fight love and desire as they seek the answers and revenge--they just don't realize they're on the same side. great twist at the end.