Author: Danielle Thorne
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: July 28, 2021
She must not fall in love with the privateer who rescued her from pirates…
Felicity Barrow needs a respected husband with a title or money. Her family sent her abroad to escape scandal and make a proper match, but she finds the honorable Captain Doyle easy to speak and dance with despite their shocking introduction.
Captain Thomas Doyle vowed never to wed. He makes a generous living as a privateer and intends to buy back his former home on Sugar Hill. In order to forget his parents’ dark legacy, he’ll burn the old plantation to the ground, but he’s mistaken a commander’s sister for a pirate’s paramour, and they own it. Luckily, Miss Barrow doesn’t insist Thomas marry her, but there’s another problem: Sugar Hill is now her dowry and no longer for sale.
Can a man with a past and a woman desperate for a proper future find their happily ever after, or will family tragedy and society’s expectations prevent them from admitting—and offering—what’s hidden in their hearts?
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
It was fun to read a romance that took place in the West Indies instead of England. Though I love historical England, variety is good too. And I thought the meet-cute was great. Definitely unique. I enjoyed that the heroine desired to be proper yet at the same time she was willing to take fencing lessons and fight pirates. And I liked the hero as well. It just took him a while to come around.
I enjoyed reading the story but felt a little drag in the middle where both main characters were stuck in their false notions. I wish we’d moved on to the rest of the story just a little quicker. Still it was a fun read with enjoyable characters.
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.