Lord Of The Sea

Lord Of The Sea

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by Danelle Harmon
     
 
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 . . .

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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 enroute 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 fa�ade 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?

Editorial Reviews

Rakes, Rogues and Romance Blog - Nancy Goodman
"A love story of heartbreak, redemption and ultimately, absolution. Connor Merrick is a sinfully sexy privateer whose restless, reckless nature is captured by the winsome yet ultimately strong-willed English beauty, Rhiannon ... a story of such deep vivid emotion and heart it sometimes takes my breath away."
#1 NYT Bestselling Author - Julia Quinn
"One of my all-time favorite authors!"
Romancereadergirl Blog - Lindsey Ross
"Watch out Captain Jack Sparrow via Johnny Depp, Captain Connor Merrick is one American privateer who makes sailing the high seas sexy! Amazing ... leaves you on the edge of your seat ... a fantastic book!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148867944
Publisher:
Danelle Harmon
Publication date:
12/21/2013
Series:
Heroes Of The Sea , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
294,970
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Danelle Harmon has written twelve critically acclaimed and award-winning books, with many being published all over the world. A Massachusetts native, she has lived in Great Britain, though these days she and her English husband make their home in New England with their daughter Emma and numerous animals including three dogs, an Egyptian Arabian horse, and a flock of pet chickens. Danelle enjoys reading, spending time with family, friends and her animals, and sailing her Melonseed skiff, Kestrel II. She welcomes email from her readers and can be reached at

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Lord Of The Sea 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
RomanceReaderGirl1 More than 1 year ago
Welcome back Ms. Harmon! This read will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.  I was hesitant to read Lord Of The Sea. I have never been a fan of stories that involve ships, pirates, privateers and the high seas. It really has never been my kind of story, however, Danelle Harmon has proved me wrong not only did I like Lord Of The Sea, I LOVED it and look forward to going back and reading her back list. Watch out Captain Jack Sparrow via Johnny Depp, Captain Connor Merrick is one American privateer who makes sailing the high seas sexy. Connor is a straight shooter who goes out there and gets the job done. There is nothing that will frighten Connor when sailing his beloved ship theKestrel, the ship his father the legendary Brendan Merrick built and sailed before him. He will go out and seize every ship that the British Navy owns- no matter that his brother-in-law is an Admiral in the Royal Navy. The winds begin to change when he meets the young Welshwoman Rhiannon Evans. The fear of his shortfalls that he has kept locked away may encourage this adventurous privateer to become reckless, costing him more than he could ever imagine. Born and raised in Britain, Rhiannon Evans yearns for adventure and is bound to get it one way or another. Luckily for her, she has a very attractive American privateer to guide her in adventures that she could have never dreamed of. When the attraction grows and blooms into a romance she has always dreamed of, she will find the strength that has been buried to fight for what she truly believes. When an adventure turns into a catastrophe, Rhiannon finds her voice and nothing will stop her from protecting the ones she loves. I don’t even know where to start to tell you how amazing this story is. Ms. Harmon writes a story that leaves you on the edge of your seat not wanting to turn the page but at the same dying to turn the page, to see what happens next. I have never had so many moments where I lost my breath and prayed that on the next page I would find it. There is adventure, romance, humor, heartbreak and even death. Yes, you read correctly; there is death. The cast of characters are phenomenal which enriches this adventurous romantic story. What makes these characters and story remarkable is the way they are ruled by loyalty to family and loyalty to country, and doing what’s best for both is not always the easiest decision. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a story full of adventure, romance and heart-stopping breathless moments. You won’t be disappointed. Welcome back Ms. Harmon! I applaud you in writing a fantastic book that has made this non-lover of ships, pirates and privateers want to go and read them! I hope to see more stories from you in the future.
ngf More than 1 year ago
This is the first new release bu Ms. Harmon in over twelve years and I hope she doesn't make us wait another twelve for the next. Lord of the Sea picks up several months after Wicked at Heart and is a most exceptional addition to the Heroes of the Sea group of books. Connor Merrick, also known as The Black Wolf is an American privateer during the War of 1812 and there isn't a ship he doesn't believe isn't ripe for his pickings. While at sea, he sees pirates attacking another ship and decides to investigate and see what plunder he might gain for himself. Wheat he didn't expect was to find the beautiful sister in law of the Marquess of Morninghall, the man he just rescued, several months before. Although he has no intention of doinga nythign further than delivering her to his brother in law on the island of Barbados, he finds himself drawn to her feisty spirit and sweet nature.  Rhiannon Evans has longed for an adventure, Both her sisters are now married with lives of their own and she no longer wishes to merely live, she wants to experience life. When she meets the dashing and handsome Connor Merrick , she is unable to think of anything but his charming smile and handsome face. The two begin an innocent flirtation, which soon leads to more than she ever bargained for. Because Connor Merrick is hiding a secret from everyone that could destroy the carefully built world he has created. When his parents join them all on the island, Connor chafes at what he sees as his hero father's attempt to force him to old fashioned ways. His reckless behavior has him saying things he will regret and making a critical mistake that could change his life forever. Lord of the Sea is a story of heartbreak, absolution and ultimately redemption. Connor Merrick is a man who falls so far, I couldn't imagine how he would survive. Yet with her usual powerful emotional writing, Ms. Harmon weaves a tale of a love story so strong and deep that you find yourself crying one moment and cheering the next. This is one book I promise you will think about long after you finish After this you might want to check out her other Heroes of the Sea collection, which has a collection of delicious tortured men. Bravo, Ms. Harmon for a marvelous comeback!.
cathie35 More than 1 year ago
There are more books by this author. I like to feel like I am getting away on an adventure and a love story. Always a happy ending, and more characters to look for in more of her books. This is one of stories in this series. Heroes Of the Sea. it takes place during the American Revolution. Pirates upon the seas. English against the Americans. I love to Cruise the sea. So I love to read about the stories that take me back in time. I think I have a little salt water in my veins. My day was in the US Navy for 42 years. Just put me on a ship with a good book and I'm all set. You will want to read the other books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was emotionally involved in this book. I had read the other books concerning his mother and father and was simply crushed as a result of his actions. I would recommend this book to any one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read of this author, and I will read more! I loved this one! So moving, I cried! And such a heartfelt story! You must read this one! Your won't regret it. I'm going back to read the rest of this series. Hope they're all as great as this one was!
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
I love Danelle Harmon’s books and I’m so glad she decided to send me her book LORD OF THE SEA the fourth one in her Heroes of the Sea series. Again, she got me pulled into the story of Captain Connor Merrick and Rhiannon Evans. Together, they will take you for a spin of emotions on a high sea journey, Connor is the perfect privateer and Rhiannon the adventurous lady. En route to Barbados, she never dreamed to be rescued by a dashing pirate! This story is a real page turner that I am sure you will enjoy. Some scenes are funny, some serious but always well written. Beautiful chemistry between the two that will grow slowly into a beautiful passion. I recommend Lord of the Sea if you love an adventure filled with romance, intrigue and action.
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very enjoyable book, good sex and story line.
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Loved the characters family relations and exploits of this engrossing story. I've found a new author! Simply, a great read.
NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
This was a really enjoyable read!
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kipha More than 1 year ago
All I can say is, Oh my Gosh. I think this one is going to stay with me forever. With the many books I’ve read and encountered, never have I known a story could make me cry for pages on end as this one did. I’ve had very little experiences like how I had with this book and it just…. I can’t even explain it. Like there’s no word I can use to tell you how much or what I’m feeling right now after reading this book. What I mean by “right now” is that, this is my second time reading it and it still gets to me every time. It really touched me to the core. If you’ve read Danelle’s books up till now, this book will leave you…..with A Lot: mentally, emotionally, maybe physically something!!! It will do things to you that you never ever thought a book or story will ever do to you. As you know, Conner Merrick is the elusive American privateer who went by the name the “Black Hawk” in the previous books in the series. He’s also the son of the legendary Captain Brandon Merrick of the fastest schooner Kestrel. But also the brother of the feisty Lady Pirate Captain, Maeve Merrick of Kestrel. He’s never tide down by anything and always going places and doing things; never settled and always restless. He is what we would call or diagnose as having ADHD. But he also have a secret. A major secret that may impinge on his role as Captain. There’s action and tension all around in this book; there’s a war going on between the Americans and the British. But there’s also a war going on in the family because Conner’s brother-in-law is none other than the admiral of the British army, Gray, Sir Graham, sent to protect the sea from pirates and privateers like Conner. Rhiannon Evans is Lord Morninghall‘s sister-in-law. She’s young and longing for an adventure and to find that one man to sweep her off her feet. And she knows that man as the “Black Hawk” Conner Merrick. When she comes under the guardianship of Sir Graham and Conner is there visiting things get out of hand and left them bound by marriage. But soon the honeymoon starts to slip and tragedy strikes, now she has to prove that love can bring back someone from the depth of Hell. I really love this couple. Though Conner made me really angry at times, I can’t stay mad at him. He has his reasons and we get to understand why he does the things he does. Though he has a temper, he’s restless and always on the go, needing something to do or he’ll go crazy. Though his bride maybe young, she’s no simpleton and is always up to the challenge, even standing up and defying the Captain, her husband aboard Kestrel. Rhiannon is a strong heroine in her own right even when she may seem to be just another Lady of higher standards. Yes, she’s young but we get to she her grow and become the loving caring woman and wife that she is through her exposure to the war and its hardship while in the guardianship of Sir Graham and through her marriage with Connor. Ms. Harmon did an amazing job at creating both these characters with flaws and depths that got me to really feel for them as real people and pain for them when things don’t turn out so well. And if you’ve been with this series since the beginning you will understand that this is a family that you’ve been apart of since forever. Even after 12 years absence from the publishing word, Ms. Harmon came back with a huge Bang and brought it full swing. It’s as though she never left but marked our hearts once again with her return. This was an amazing return for Danelle Harmon and I hope to see even more from her now from what I got from this comeback. I highly recommend this even if you haven’t read the previous books (though highly encouraged to first with Captain of My Heart and My Lady Pirate ). This eARC was provided by the author for an honest review. Rate: 5/5
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The book had all the elements of a great adventure and exciting love story, but something was missing. The character's conversations were dull, like a poorly done B movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book based on the 5-star reviews. Sadly disappointed; all the so-called hero can think about is getting into the gal's pants nearly right after they've laid eyes on each other. And I doubt people in 1812 spoke like we do back then. . .really, "huh"?? Poorly written, no sexual tension. Couldn't make it through the book & a waste of my $$ for a Nook book. Story line might've stood up if the book were better crafted.