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Publisher Description

Formerly title Blaike: Secrets Gone Askew

A sea-captain with a score to settle. A gently-bred matchmaking hellion. A love that won’t be denied.

Captain Oliver Whitehouse has two goals: make the final payment on his ship and exact revenge for his grandfather’s murder. He certainly shouldn’t interrupt years of planning to save a damsel in distress and see her safely to England. Nor should he foolishly entertain romantic notions about a future with the impulsive beauty that her guardian has warned him away from. Even if she is the loveliest creature he’s ever laid eyes on, and only she makes him forget his past.

Ward to a powerful earl, Blaike Culpepper once craved adventure and excitement. Until her impetuousness nearly caused her ruin. Now shadowed by scandal, and pursued by a madman, she finds herself obligated to the darkly handsome sea captain for rescuing her. A man she’s been attracted to since they first met at a ball and she’s grown to love. Though Blaike saves the swashbuckling scoundrel’s life and they enjoy a tantalizing kiss, the infuriating man won’t woo her.

Once Oliver returns Blaike safely to England, he must make an agonizing decision. Dare he risk everything to pursue her, despite the vast difference in their social stations? Or should he sail away, leaving his heart behind?


You’ll want to read this heart-warming class difference Regency historical by a USA Today bestselling author in one sitting! A tender, sigh-worthy tale of unrequited love, Oliver and Blaike’s story will have you wondering what’s going to happen until the very end!

If you enjoy reading strong heroine, sister series, romantic comedies, and redeemed rogue love stories with a pinch of mystery & suspense, a dash of humor, gripping emotion, and a naughty dog, then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s captivating THE BLUE ROSE REGENCY ROMANCES: THE CULPEPPER MISSES. Buy THE BUCANNEER AND THE BLUESTOCKING and settle into your favorite reading nook for a page-turning, entertaining Regency England world adventure you can’t put down.

Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.


The Earl and the Spinster

The Marquis and the Vixen

The Lord and the Wallflower

The Buccaneer and the Bluestocking

The Lieutenant and the Lady


Castle Brides

Heart of a Scot

Highland Heather Romancing a Scot

Seductive Scoundrels

The Honorable Rogues™

Wicked Earls’ Club

April 17
Blue Rose Romance
Blue Rose Romance LLC

Customer Reviews

Peg1951 ,

Another Conundrum

Blaike and Blair, the Culpepper twins, have just escaped a rather slimy villain at the French “Finishing School” they attended, when they run headlong into an evil sea captain and his crew who intend to capture them and sell in the Eastern slave markets. To their rescue comes Captain Oliver Whitehouse, a man with problems of his own. Oliver is a family friend and he and Blaike have feelings for each other. He “knows” nothing can come from it. She’s not so sure. Which one of them is right?

This is the fourth story in the entertaining Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series. This is a wonderful series and Blaike’s story does not disappoint. Danger, adventure, secrets, forgiveness, and a search for belonging and love will keep you glued to this story from start to finish. There are some very interesting twists and turns in this one. There is also M’lady Lottie, a scene-stealing, attention-seeking, foul-mouthed former brothel-dwelling cockatoo Oliver inherited from an old captain. You’ll love her. I recommend this book.

Suz Clark ,

Wonderful book

I loved this book. Blaike and her twin Blair are journeying home from France when they run into trouble. Rescued by a handsome sea captain can their relationship work? This book has a hilarious parrot in it. And it also has one of the most romantic scenes I have ever read. I was gifted a copy of this book.

lfdykes ,

A Fun and Wonderful Story!!

The fourth installment of the Culpepper Series, this was a fast paced adventure that grabbed my heart from the first page. Blaike and her twin Blaire had escaped from a terrible situation in Geneva making it to France to board a ship to take them home to England. Little did they know that they would be accosted on the docks by a scoundrel and were barely saved by Captain Oliver Whitehouse. Luckily the girls knew Oliver, who had secretly loved Blaike for awhile. But getting the girls on ship left him wounded in the scuffle and Blaike devoted herself to his care. The trip back definitely was explosive with the chemistry between the two and with a fowl mouthed bird to keep everybody entertained! Collette Cameron has a gift of bringing the settings and characters to life while keeping the story fresh and entertaining. This book had a little of it all - suspense, humor and of course a heart pounding romance that made me love Oliver and Blaike. With a visit from the other Culpepper sister's from books 1-3, it reminded me how much I have loved this entire series. I cannot wait for Blaire's story and I know it will be just as wonderful as this one!! Well done as always Collette Cameron!!

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