A sea devil who's reckless at heart…
Captain Connor Merrick's thirst for danger has brought him fame and fortune as one of the most brazenly successful privateers of the War of 1812. But deep beneath his swagger, derring-do and charm, the handsome American captain is hiding a devastating secret, and he'll go to any lengths to protect it…
A beauty who gets more than she bargained for…
Rhiannon Evans has longed for an adventure - and a mysterious, dangerous man to sweep her off her feet. While en route to the tropical paradise of Barbados, she never dreams that her heart will be captured by the dashing American privateer who rescues her from bloodthirsty pirates. Only Rhiannon can see beneath Connor's reckless façade to the man beneath. But when tragedy strikes, can Rhiannon's love save Connor from himself? Or will the secret he guards so carefully, end up being the undoing of them both?
©2013 Danelle Harmon (P)2014 Danelle Harmon
As books 1-3 weren't yet available on Audible, and this story really appealed to me, I took a chance on listening to it first and I'm so glad I did. Yes, there were couples in it from previous books and the Hero from this book was probably mentioned in them, but there were a few heartbreaking chapters that, had I of previously listened to their story, then I would have been even more devastated and heartbroken than I was.
As you sail the seas in 1813 with the handsome, charismatic, dare-devil American Privateer Captain Connor you can't help but be swept away by his roguish charm and personality and when he can no longer keep his hands off Rhiannon a beautiful 18 yr old virgin there is a tender thoughtful side to him too. He, and his crew, plunder and loot the English ships that America is at War with but he's at war with himself too as he's haunted by his past and has secrets which he is desperate to keep hidden which makes him feel unworthy, restless and reckless.... but Rhiannon's strong unconditional love will bring him back from the brink of despair and save him from himself.
There's action, adventure, tension, humor, a sweet sweet romance, character growth between Connor and Rhiannon as their love for each other grows, a full cast of interesting and loveable characters including a very close knit family, there's a birth, a marriage but there's also pulse-pounding action and a gut-wrenching death or two so have a full box of tissues ready.
Worth a credit? You just can't fault the very descriptive well-written storyline which captivates you and draws you in and you can almost smell the sea, feel the sun and share in the anguish, joy, love, hopes, dreams, heartache, pain and sorrow as Connor and Rhiannon's journey to their HEA ending is anything but plain sailing. So YES a very enjoyable and creditworthy listen.
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