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Beneath The Water's Edge by Jennifer Bray-Weber
Chloe Flowers - 2016
He meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired temptress on the way, and he isn't prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart...nor the trouble she manages to attract.Keelan Grey had a solid plan that would save her from an arranged marriage to a cruel plantation owner until a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge. Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the exasperating but irresistible sea captain. But while she trusts him with her life, can she trust him with her secrets?Hart's Desire is set just prior to the War of 1812, when privateers sailed the seas looking for enemy merchant ships to plunder. Hart's Desire is a story about a young woman from England, who's suddenly thrust into plantation life as the daughter of the plantation owner. Hart's Desire is rich with fascinating insights into the Low Country of Charleston, the food, the medicines and the lifestyles of the people of that time. Keelan is a very independent woman who is determined to avoid a marriage of convenience. Landon and his business partner dock their ships in the Charleston harbor for repairs. Weeks earlier the merchant fleet owner, Landon's mentor, set up a mysterious appointment with George Grey of Twin Pines plantation-Keelan's father. It is this meeting which forces Landon and Keelan's paths to cross. Keelan has been well-tutored by her father's valet, and not only can she read, write and keep the accounts for the plantation, but she can also fence and defend herself with a dagger. Romance readers will love this spunky heroine and the scoundrel who can't help but fall in love with her!"An absolutely breathtaking series!"
Capture My Heart
Bobbi Smith - 1992
His kidnapping as a child by Barbary pirates changed the course of his life. Now Serad is master of the seas, accustomed to possessing whatever--or whomever--strikes his fancy. . ..He Stole Her Freedom. . .When Serad boards the vessel La Mouette to loot for treasure, he discovers a cargo more precious than any trinket: the heiress Victoria Lawrence. A raven-haired, emerald-eyed beauty, Victoria captivates Serad as no woman ever has before. But the fiery young lady doesn't seem to understand that she is now a captive, expected to honor her new master's wishes and desires without question. . .But He Must Win Her HeartWhen Victoria set sail from India, she expected the voyage to deliver her into the arms of her betrothed--not a heartless gang of pirates. Now captured, she refuses to bow to any man, even one as commanding as Serad. Sharing his cabin, Victoria can barely resist her overwhelming attraction for her captor. But if she gives in to her desires, Victoria knows Serad will accept nothing less than her total surrender. . .
My Savage Heart
Christine Dorsey - 1994
But the dark, fierce-looking stranger waiting at the dock is not her would-be husband. He is Wolf MacQuaid, a handsome part-Cherokee whose smoldering dark gaze awakens a desire that can bring rapture or ruin...Wolf wants only one thing: revenge against the man who betrayed him. And how better than to seduce his father's innocent new wife? Sworn to entice Caroline into his bed with honeyed words and silken caresses, Wolf never expects to lose his heart - or risk his life for the woman he loves shamelessly, savagely...and eternally!
The Scandalous Life of a Betrayed Heiress
Lucy Langton - 2019
When her father seals an alliance with Lord Benedict, the future Duke of Cumberland, Sophia embraces her fate. But the heiress’ new life ends up being far less grand than she ever imagined. Her new husband proves himself to be distant and refuses to embrace his duty. When she becomes closer and closer to the Duke’s brother, will the gap of her non-existent husband be filled? Hugh, the Duke’s military-minded brother, with no riches to call his own, had no choice but to turn into a soldier. Having served a long time overseas he took the decision to have some time off with his brother. As a soldier, he tends to find Americans rebellious and unsophisticated, which creates an undeniable tension between him and his brother’s wife. With time, this friendship will turn into something dangerous for both of them. Is this relationship worth risking everything he has? In a world where secrets cannot be revealed and hidden desires are forbidden, Sophia discovers that there’s much more to her new life in Britain than meets the eye. Caught between the ignorance of her husband and the love of his brother, will she choose to risk it all for passion? "The Scandalous Life of a Betrayed Heiress" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
Copper Peaks Brides: Historical Western Romance Collection
Ruby Hill - 2019
As chaos surrounds her, can Jessie find her one true love? Ruth's Revelation Ruth has always had to give up on her dreams, but not anymore! She is finally willing to fight for what she wants. Amber's Promise When a young lady named Amber Rutledge turns up holding a marriage contract with Henry’s signature on it, he finds his world thrown into chaos. If you love historical western and mail-order bride romance books with twists of mystery, you will love this sweet and clean romance collection.
Constance O'Banyon - 1985
The black-garbed captin had kidnapped the English beauty as ransom for an American patriot. But the longer the Redcoats stalled negotiations, the more time the Raven spent with his prisoner...and the closer he came to tumbling her to his bed! Soon all thoughts of freedom for the Colonies fled his mind and the only cause he now embraced was possessing his sumptuous captive!LOVE'S BONDSEmerald-eyed Season Chatsworth had defied her father's plans for her future; she certainly wasn't about to obey a stranger's commands! Escape was all the spirited young woman could think of--until she gazed into her handsome abductor's eyes and lost her will to resist. His searing touch and devouring kiss kept her by his side with more force than manacles of steel. Then the moment came when Season no longer rebelled against the cruel fate that linked her to the Raven; now she was forever bound to him by passion's VELVET CHAINS.
Jayla Jasso - 2013
When Jolie’s cloaked midnight rescuer ends up being the sexiest Spanish captain this end of the Caribbean, she figures a long ocean voyage to freedom on his brigantine might not be the worst thing that could have happened to a proper Englishwoman. Especially one who’s just been caught committing a crime and needs an escape route, fast. Captain Gabriel Marcano’s not searching for love on Crab Island—he’s looking for Spain’s beloved national treasure, the Corazón de Isabela. So when he shows up back at his brigantine with a half-drowned English beauty instead of the famous gold nugget, he has some explaining to do. His only intention is the girl’s safe passage to Europe, he informs his crew, and her presence will have no effect whatsoever on his command of the ship. All lies, Marcano admits to himself, especially when the fair-skinned wench stares at him with those innocent whisky-colored eyes…truth is, living in such close quarters with his little damsel in distress causes him far more trouble than he’d planned. And things only go from bad to worse when her violent past catches up with them, threatening to tear them apart forever.
Valerie Sherwood - 1985
The proud Colonial beauty, graced with silvergold hair and flashing eyes, hoped to be his bride. Then, swept into a growing storm of scandal, she was banished to Virginia. Captured by buccaneers on the high seas, Carolina became the Silver Wench of the Caribbean...and the defiant prisoner of the infamous Kells, a brooding man with insolent charm andd a mysterious past.On the island of Tortuga, where gentle winds caressed the perfumed nights and a lustrous moon whispered love's allure, Carolina must escape...to find Thomas again, and to flee Kells' passionate embrace, the rapturous temptation of his...LOVESONG
Undone by the Earl
Elizabeth Rue - 2018
Former hellion Adrian Sinclair is ready to prove he's a changed man. He vows to fulfill his duties as the new Earl of Wareton, which includes choosing a wealthy, suitable wife. When he takes charge of his cousin's home, his first priority is marrying off his cousin's troublesome stepsister. However, the more time he spends with the unconventional beauty, the harder it is to deny his attraction to her. While she's anything but suitable, she's everything he wants.She didn't want to be alone...But she had no choice. Anna Colbrook would rather everyone think she's content to be a spinster than have them know the truth. Unfortunately, Adrian seems determined to uncover the real reason she remains unmarried, and his powers of persuasion—namely his kisses in the moonlight—awaken Anna's long-denied dreams of love. But when a scandalous deception is revealed, she begins to doubt Adrian's honor. Worse, the secret puts Anna in grave danger, one even Adrian might not be able to save her from.
Kitty Margo - 2012
Since his mere touch leaves her spellbound by an unwavering desire for the dashing rogue, she would have been content to spend the remainder of her nights nestled in his strong arms. Unfortunately, due to events beyond their control, when the ship docks in Charleston they part as enemies. Years pass, but neither has been successful at forgetting the other. When they again meet face to face and old desires are at once rekindled, Lynna is abducted by pirates and swept away to a lush tropical paradise. Will her rogue captain rescue her? Or will she accept her fate and submit to the notorious pirate captain?
Jennifer Horsman - 1986
His lean, masculine frame radiated a shocking strength; his piercing blue eyes left her feeling helpless and weak. Somewhere deep inside her, the innocent beauty felt a yearning for an unknown ecstasy, and thirsted for adventures that were forbidden even in her dreams. But, as his lips gently grazed her flesh and his hands thoroughly ravished her senses, Christina resolved that after he had his way with her, she would flee under the cover of night and forever escape his ardent demands! He forced her response...There was nothing like a challenge to make the blood flow faster in Justin Phillip's veins. So, when the dashing pirate saw the timid wench shrink from his gaze, he decided that he'd take her with-or without-her consent. He coaxed desire from her pouting lips; he awakened passion with his expert touch. The experienced rake knew that Christina would try to run away from pleasure, but once he'd had her..he knew that he could never let her go. If it meant capturing her with kisses, and enslaving her with his caress, he would do it, and turn the seeds of her hidden desire into the full bloom of Crimson Rapture...
Too Great a Temptation: 15th Anniversary Edition
Alexandra Benedict - 2006
She wanted escape. Neither wanted the love of a lifetime . . .A lord so sinful he is dubbed the "Duke of Rogues," Damian Westmore lives for pleasure--until the day his brother dies at the hands of pirates. Abandoning the libertine life to pursue revenge, Damian finds the criminals he seeks and joins their crew in disguise, waiting for the chance to strike the brigands down. But he never imagined there would be a woman on board--or that the stunning siren would inflame the very passions Damian swore to resist until his brother's death was avenged.Beautiful, fiery Mirabelle Hawkins longs for the freedom of the high seas--so she stows away on her brother's pirate ship at the first opportunity. But she finds something more exciting than chase and plunder: a bold, handsome, secretive sailor whose touch makes her tremble with desire . . . but whose love is a cutlass that could destroy all she holds dear.
Pirate in My Arms
Danelle Harmon - 1992
In innocence, young Maria Hallett teases him, taunts him...and surrenders to a scorching seduction that leaves her in disgrace as his ship sails. But Sam cannot forget Maria--his golden-haired angel, a haunting beauty whose awakened sensual passion has seared his very soul with tormented longing. When he returns it is to claim her, to sweep her into his pirate's world--on a perilous voyage of daring dreams and dangerous desires...and a confrontation with a love that thunders with the raging passion of the stormy sea.
Bride of the Wind
Shannon Drake - 1992
Now banished from his beloved England, he lives the life of a pirate -- seeking vengeance on those who betrayed him... including the beautiful temptress whom he once held dear. On a storm-tossed sea they are united once more -- he, no longer a noble, but the notorious brigand called Dragonslayer. And she, one his bride, is now his helpless prisoner -- forced to submit to his fury, his will...and the blistering, sensuous need that chains her captive heart.