Sebastian Kennett is a self-made man - passionate, adventurous, and powerful; a master trader and international shipper; a man who'll risk everything for a profit.
Jess Whitby grew up on the mean streets of the East End. Her father's a fine rogue and sometime smuggler. His canny trading and her brilliant management have built them a fortune.
Then one of Sebastian's ships goes down and a traitor is to blame. All the Whitbys' money won't protect Jess's father from an accusation of treason. What happens when they fall in love - the man hungry for vengeance and the woman who's going to save her father at all costs?
©2008 Joanna Watkins Bourne (P)2014 Tantor
"Brimming with adventure, intrigue, wit, sensuality and colorful historical details, this is an adventure reader's dream come true." (RT Book Reviews)
Characters you liked immediately, a plot that kept me coming back for the next chapter. Wonderful narration, good writing, just enough steamy sensuousness, off to find the next in the series.
Another engaging, can't put it down, story from Joanna Bourne. The story is well written and the characters are engaging. The narrator is the icing on the cake: Kirsten Potter is excellent with dialects and voices.
It was not a bad story but the heroine who was supposed to be very clever and smart sure made some stupid decisions. I enjoyed the twist at the end of the story which I did not expect but that's only because the villein's character was so poorly developed that at the end it could have been anyone. The story was a bit stretched and a little unbelievable but overall I'd say it ended up being a solid 3.
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I loved the previous book of this series so much I immediately got this title. I was disappointed. This book shouldn't really be categorized as a romance. The story revolves more around the intrigue and betrayal of one of the spies and the romance felt more like a secondary story. The narrator is excellent but not even her could save the book. It you like historical fiction with a Pirates of the Caribbean flair then you may enjoy this book. If you are looking for a historical romance and sweet as the first book of this series, then skip this title.
The characters are smart, loyal and love able! There's a Mistry interwoven in the story. In the end I was surprised. I recommend this book!
the other books in this series were quite good.
The females accent and speech pattern deteriorated throughout the story. At first she used her trained more refined speech but that lasted for a very short time. It ruined the book for me.
I need more ears!
This one was a more intense than the first two books in this awesome series, but still very entertaining. If you're up for something deeper and more gritty than the usual, you might enjoy this.
Jess Whitby's father, the owner of a shipping company, is accused of selling secrets to Napoleon, but she is determined to discover the real traitor and save her father from the gallows. Having spent her early life on the dangerous streets of London as a thief, she has skills that most young ladies do not. She sets about using those skills, and her network of old connections, to ferret out the truth.
Capt. Sebastian Kennett has his reasons for wanting to see Josiah Whitby hang. But when he meets Jess, he finds himself falling hard for her.
The British intelligence gang is all here, and I loved seeing those characters again.
The players in this one felt more real and the stakes were higher than the first two. I'm very glad to have experienced it, but it wasn't an easy romance. This is a novel of complexity, and there were times when it got so intense I wanted to put it down, but I couldn't.
Joanna Bourne continues to impress me with her creativity. I'm a big fan.
This was a really good read. It got a little boring for a minute but came back soon enough. I liked Jess and Sabastian a lot. Could barely stand Claudia or Quintin. And loved Aunt Eunice. I was surprised at one of the bad guys, and disappointed but they both really got what was coming to them. An entertaining book with sexual tension and great sex.
As to the narrator: As always, Ms. Potter did a wonderful job. I never get tired of listening to her..
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