She was a beautiful English aristocrat trying to escape an arranged marriage in the Colonies, only to find herself captive in the powerful arms of the most ruthless pirate on the high seas. He was the scourge of the Caribbean, the bastard son of a British lord, driven by an insatiable thirst for adventure... and revenge.Trapped in the sweep of turbulent times, Lady Lexa HoShe was a beautiful English aristocrat trying to escape an arranged marriage in the Colonies, only to find herself captive in the powerful arms of the most ruthless pirate on the high seas. He was the scourge of the Caribbean, the bastard son of a British lord, driven by an insatiable thirst for adventure... and revenge.Trapped in the sweep of turbulent times, Lady Lexa Howard and privateer Christopher "Kit" Ryan were thrown together on dangerous waters roiled by war's violence. But a union born of mistrust soon catches fire-inflamed by smoldering passion. erupting into a bold and breathless love....
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Devil's Deception Reviews
London England 1718Sight unseen, Lady Mary Alexandra Howard is shipped off to the Carolina's by her newly appointed guardian, the Marquess of Bentley, at his lawyer, Tuttle's, suggestion. ..."passable fair...but airish and unbiddable" is how Tuttle describes the Lady as he convinces the Marquess she could be the wife his associate in the Free Indies Trading Company has been whining for. Females are in little supply in the Carolina's.What an understatement of Lady Mary's character. A spirited spitfire, quick witted, intelligent and sharp tongued, her primary desire to be free to live her life as she sees fit soon lands her in a place she would never have imagined to find herself.I laughed out loud at some of the things that came out of her mouth as she got into situation after situation...The adventure begins in the Carolina's right off the dock where her intended, Sir Percy Fleming awaits her ship. It doesn't take long to find herself a captive of the infamous Pirate, Dandy, who is not only her enemy, but the individual responsible for her grandfather's death.There are many characters included in this story who I really enjoyed...the old sea dog, Angus, who hates women...Mary Gouch, the convict, and through circumstances, acts as the Lady Mary's companion on ship... Sir Percy Fleming, Lady Mary's toad faced intended...Squint, the one eyed jasmine smelling dock-side fisherman...the pirate, Dandy, obsessed with his deadly revenge for the Free Indies Trading Company...Woodes Rogers, the disfigured Governor of New Providence...Lord Anthony Benedict, with the deadly obsession of destroying the pirate Dandy... Great cast of characters. Non stop adventure.I hope there is a sequel to this book because I'd love to revisit these characters and follow the adventure on one in particular. Unfortunately I haven't found any reviews on later books by this author.
Some parts were very good, but the majority was not, and I wanted it to be over.The first 40 pages were great. The next section had my interest. But starting at 48% I did not like the way it went. Too much artificial fighting, inaccurate assumptions, and stupidity. The stresses and conflicts were not enjoyable. They felt contrived. Some examples:1. Lexa tells Kit something but he doesn’t believe her.2. Lexa loves Kit and wants Kit. She does not like Tony. So when both men are in the same room, she reaches out and holds Tony’s hand. Kit sees this and is angry thinking she has a relationship with Tony.3. No one knows that the pirate’s true identity is Kit. Then in a conversation with Mary, Lexa accidentally blurts it out. Then Lexa is horrified and begs Mary to never tell anyone.The last 100 pages felt dreary, and I just wanted it to be over. However, I was pleased with what happened to two men at the end.DATA:Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 387 pages. Swearing language: mild including religious swear words but not often used. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 7. Setting: 1718-1719 mostly Charles Towne, Carolinas, American colonies, and Nassau, Bahamas. Copyright: 1990. Genre: historical romance, pirates.