He came to collect a debt. He left with a wife.
Darius may be an ex-pirate and nameless bastard, but his word is his bond and damsels in distress are his weakness. In order to collect a large debt and rebuild his lost fortune, Darius takes Eliza Penfold as his wife. It’s supposed to be a marriage of convenience, not passion. But from their first encounter, she stirs his blood like no other and Darius wonders if he can truly leave her behind.
Deceived into a marriage contract with a dangerous man, Eliza is forced to admit she and her siblings need protection. She needs to let go of her wounded pride and flawed schemes if she’s to survive. But when her protector is a vengeful pirate running a scheme of his own, she may be getting far more trouble than help.
They're both hiding something and when one of England’s most notorious and vicious criminals comes to call, lives will be in danger and loyalties will be put to the ultimate test...
A former pirate rescues the daughter of a duke from an unwanted marriage in Stuart's pitch-perfect second Daughters of Disgrace Regency romance (after The Road to Ruin). When Jonathan Meddington, the bastard son of the Earl of Wickham, was shipped away from England by his cruel father, he reinvented himself as the pirate Darius. Now Darius plans to go legitimate, becoming a captain for a Boston trading company owned by Deklin Montrose. Montrose sends Darius back to England for the first time in years to collect money owed the company by three powerful men, one of whom is the Duke of Penfold, whose beautiful daughter, Eliza, soon catches Darius's eye. When Darius learns that the duke is dead and that Darius's half-brother, Harold, the Earl of Wickham's dastardly legitimate son, plans to trap Eliza into marriage for her dowry, he proposes to her himself to protect her from falling into Harold's clutches. She agrees, but the purely practical reasons for their marriage are complicated by their mutual attraction and slow-building trust. Darius's evolution from a man seeking vengeance against his father to one willing to risk it all for love enhances the poignancy of this romance, while the many twists and turns add to the tension. Readers will be hooked from the very first page.